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In the past, the streets of Louisville’s Butchertown neighborhood teemed with livestock headed to slaughterhouses, creating a less-than-inviting place. That all changed about twenty years ago when the Bourbon Stockyards closed, rendering it little more than a ghost town. Recently, cheap rents have lured food-centric visionaries to this gritty, industrial district to pursue their culinary dreams, breathing new life into the area. Today, those same blocks buzz with some of the city’s trendiest restaurants and food artisans, and the predominant aromas are of wood-fired pizza, freshly-baked bread, and roasting coffee beans. Some of the must-eat places include Naive, Pho Ba Lu, and Red Hot Roasters Retro Bakery. These restaurants give you the perfect taste of everything Derby City has to offer. Although it might be what it's known best for, Lousville's alcohol scene has more to offer than Bourbon. Some places to put on your sippin’ tour include Copper and Kings, the Champagnery, and Sergio’s World Beers.

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The bar at Money Cat, one of the recently opened restaurants in Houston
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10 Recently Opened (and Soon-to-Open) Restaurants Around the South

Check out these 10 recently opened and soon-to-open restaurants from Miami to Louisville, with Lebanese mezze to rustic Italian food and Spanish vermouth bars.

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A First Look at House of Marigold’s Menu

TLP offers a first look at the seasonally driven, Southern comfort food coming out of House of Marigold in Louisville, Kentucky.

The Kentucky Hot Brown sandwich
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The Story Behind the Kentucky Hot Brown

This Kentucky Hot Brown sandwich has filled the stomachs of rebels and thrill-seekers for over a 100 years. Care for a bite of its history?


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