Foodies: Looking for a trendy spot to nosh in Louisville? In this podcast episode, Josh Laughlin, experienced Realtor with Lenihan Sotheby’s Real Estate, sits down with Greg Fleischaker to discusses the best of Louisville’s culinary scene.
“Seviche is one of my favorites in The Highlands on Bardstown Road,” says Laughlin. Chef Anthony Lamas enjoys national recognition and just released his first book in 2015. This local Latin restaurant features a great wine list, fantastic service, grilled skirt steak with chimichurri sauce, and to-die-for mashed potatoes. You may spot Chef Lamas active in the community at The Taste of Derby and other cooking contests.
Another hot spot is Ward 426 in the Lower End of Highlands on Baxter Ave. It’s well-known restauranteur Dean Corbett’s latest endeavor. He’s kept the original bar from the venue’s days as a brewery, but offers a freshly rotating seasonal menu. They boast “regionally inspired food” and “Southern hospitality.” Other Dean Corbett venues include Corbett’s and Equus and Jack’s Lounge, another great winter spot.
Butchertown Grocery (formerly The Blind Pig) was redesigned by Louisville design group Bittner’s and just recently opened by Bobby Benjamin who came over from La Coop. “Butchertown has been one of the fastest trending neighborhoods for a couple years now with all sorts of new and exciting things happening there,” says Laughlin. He highly recommends the amazing cheese and charcuterie board in the lounge upstairs, which is available up until 3 a.m.
Jack Fry’s is small and very Old Louisville in its décor. “The walls are scattered with celebrities that have come to town and eaten there.” It’s a place you want to go if you want to take your time and enjoy yourself, have a few drinks. If you plan to visit during the Kentucky Derby, make your reservations well in advance, he advises.
Decca down on Market Street in the NuLu District has “very innovative ways of pairing their foods and wines,” Laughlin explains. The food is served by small, medium, or large-sized plates, so you can sample as much or as little as you want on their menu. You can do a tapas-style meal to share with friends or just order your favorite dish full-sized.