Eat Local Dining Guide: Dec-Jan 2017

December 30, 2016
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Edible Louisville & the Bluegrass invites your restaurant to join the list of locally sourced restaurants participating in our Dining Guide.

For Louisville and Southern Indiana, contact Chef Meagan Jeanette at 502-819-7722.

For Bluegrass, contact Norma Taylor at 859-619-2774.

(Click on the picture to download the current Dec-Jan, 2017 Dining guide as a PDF)


north end cafe

North End Café
1722 Frankfort Ave. & 2116 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY

Traditional meets modern eclectic cuisine at the North End Café. The menu highlights traditional items made with a health-conscious approach using the freshest seasonal ingredients available. Offering breakfast all day, plus lunch and dinner daily. Dine inside or on the patio. On- and off-site catering available.

wiltshire at the speed

Wiltshire at the Speed
2035 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40208

Wiltshire at The Speed features carefully curated locally sourced menus with fresh, seasonal ingredients. The café features full-service dining as well as walk-up service. Lunch ranges from $8-$15, children’s menu ranges from $5-$8. Hours: Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm. Closed Mon.

harvest restaurant

624 E Market St., Louisville, KY 40202

Harvest welcomes Chef Patrick Roney’s broad culinary experience to the restaurant’s mission of local and sustainable cuisine. With at least eighty percent of our food from farmers and growers which are within a 100- mile radius of the city. Open Tues-Sun – lunch, dinner. Brunch - Sat-Sun.

blue dog bakery

Blue Dog Bakery
2868 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY 40206

Located in the heart of Crescent Hill, Blue Dog Bakery offers a European-inspired café with a soup, salad and sandwich menu. World-class artisan bread and pastry, house-cured meats, Italian coffee and an impressive selection of beer and wine complement the ever-changing selections. Hours: bakery, Tu-Sa 7am-4pm; brunch/ lunch 9am-2pm.


2106 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY 40206

Chef John Varanese believes that Louisville diners appreciate fresh ingredients prepared with a creative flair and a culturally diverse menu. Newly remodeled, this eclectic New American restaurant features spacious meeting rooms and year-round patio dining in a relaxed and stylish environment. Hours: Su-Th 5pm-11pm, F-Sa 5pm-midnight.

the mayan cafe

The Mayan Café
813 E. Market St., Louisville, KY 40206

The Mayan Cafe proudly serves the essential ingredients of Mayan cooking — dishes rich with smoked chilies, pumpkin seeds, lime, oil infusions and roasted meats. Our meat comes exclusively from local farms and we use as much sustainably grown local produce and cheese as is seasonally available. Hours: lunch M-F 11am-2:30pm; dinner M-Th 5-10pm and F-Sa 5-10:30pm. Reservations recommended.


Lilly’s — A Kentucky Bistro
1147 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40204

For a casual yet upscale dining experience, Lilly’s Bistro in the historic Highland Neighborhood exudes warmth and style. Fresh and seasonal ingredients inspire our New American Cuisine with an international flair from our local farmers. Enjoy a variety of small and large plates from our sustainable-farmed menu. Hours: lunch T-Sa 11am-3pm; dinner T-Sa 5-10pm.


Volare Italian Ristorante
2300 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY 40206

Volare restaurant serves modern Italian cuisine with Southern hospitality. Chef Josh Moore combines expert skills with his passion for using locally sourced and house-made products. Seasonal menu changes celebrate the harvest using produce grown on the Chef’s 10-acre farm in Taylorsville. Enjoy casual dinners in the lounge area or refined service in the wine library. Volare offers private dining and catering services. Hours: Su-Th 5-10pm, F-Sa 5-11pm.


Proof on Main
702 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202

Located in downtown’s 21c Museum Hotel, Proof on Main’s menu is inspired by the culinary traditions of the American South. Through partnerships with Woodland Farm and other regional farmers and producers, the menu has become a showcase for the bounty of the Ohio River Valley. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.


983 Goss Avenue, Louisville, KY 40217

Eiderdown is a restaurant that honors Germantown’s “Bar On Every Corner” tradition from an epicurean perspective. Our 21 draft beers, carefully chosen wine list, and spirits list complement chef Brian Morgan’s seasonal menus which draw from Southern and European dishes and cooking techniques, while embracing locally-grown and produced ingredients. Now with outside seating, off-street parking and weekend brunch. Hours: Tu–Th 4-10pm, F 4–11pm, Sa 10am-11pm, Su 10am-10pm.

meridian cafe

Meridian Café
112 Meridian Avenue, Louisville, KY 40207

Meridian Café is a locally owned breakfast and lunch spot occupying a 1940s two-story home in St. Matthews, KY. Sourcing ingredients from our local farmers, the café serves fresh breakfast and an eclectic mix of homemade soups, sandwiches, salads and delectable daily specials. Serving food for the vegan to the omnivore, you’re sure to find “There’s Nothing Else Like It!” Hours: M-Sa 8am-3pm.

bluegrass burgers

Bluegrass Burgers
3334 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY 40206

We are a quick casual, Louisville favorite family-owned restaurant with that ‘diner feel.’ Grilled to order local grass fed beef and bison, along with many other meat/ vegan options — all topped with fresh locally sourced produce, house made sauces, and salsas from our ‘build your own’ toppings bar. Pair it with our hand cut or sweet potato fries, home-made coleslaw or our very own seasoned potato chips. Hours Sunday-Thursday 11am–9pm and Friday and Saturday until 11am–10pm.

bristol bar and grill

Bristol Bar and Grille
1321 Bardstown Rd.
614 West Main St.
300 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy.
6051 Timber Ridge Dr.
700 West Riverside Dr., Jeffersonville, IN

The Bristol Bar & Grille is a Louisville dining staple. A favorite destination since 1977, Bristol Bar & Grille offers something for everyone; aged choice steaks, pasta, fresh seafood, salads, sandwiches, appetizers, and an award-winning wine list. Local purveyors provide our menus with ingredients grown, raised and produced in Kentucky and Indiana. Try our farmer of the month feature showcasing current products from our area agriculture partners in daily lunch and dinner specials.

ward 426

Ward 426
426 Baxter Ave., Louisville, KY 40204

Born out of a passion for exceptional food and gracious service, Ward 426 brings an easygoing elegance to one of Louisville’s historic neighborhoods. Chef Shawn Ward and his team of culinary experts take Southern cuisine and elevate it to where it deserves to be by focusing on seasonal, local ingredients. Lunch Mon-Fri 11am-2:30pm; Dinner Mon-Thurs, Sun 5-10pm; Fri-Sat 5-11pm; Happy Hours Mon-Fri 4-6pm.

garage bar

The Garage Bar
700 E. Market Street, Louisville, KY 40202

Housed in a former auto service garage in downtown Louisville’s vibrant East Market or NuLu neighborhood, Garage Bar serves up ice cold draft and bottled craft beers, Kentucky Bourbons, seasonal cocktails and wine. The casual neighborhood spot features Chef Michael Paley’s pizzas from a wood-fired brick oven and Southern specialties, with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients. Hours: dinner M-Tu 5-10pm, W-Th 5-11p.m, F 5-midnight, Sa 11am-10pm, Su 4-10pm; lunch F 11am-2:30pm; brunch Sa-Su 11am-4pm.

cake flour

Cake Flour
Glenview Pointe Shopping Center
2420 Lime Kiln Ln., Ste. C

We provide delicious goods of the highest quality, made from natural ingredients and prepared with care from scratch. In addition to offering the finest pastries and custom cakes, we serve breakfast and lunch, and offer catering options. Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-6pm, Sat 8am-3pm.

mi cocina

Mi Cocina on Fourth
520 S 4th Street, Louisville KY 40202

Looking for a lively environment, friendly service and delicious, authentic Mexican cuisine? La Cocina de Mamá has it all, conveniently located seconds from 4th Street Live and other downtown attractions. Perfect for quick dining before a show, lunch with coworkers, or a celebration with friends. Mon-Fri 11am–10pm, Sat 12-11pm, closed Sunday.

river house

River House Restaurant and Raw Bar
3015 River Road, Louisville, KY 40207

Louisville’s premier riverfront dining destination, River House features regional cuisine with a Southern flair and an emphasis on fresh seafood. Enjoy our 15-foot raw bar with assorted raw oysters, king crab, jumbo shrimp and more! Open daily for lunch and dinner. Sun-Thur 11am-11pm. Fri & Sat 11am-midnight.


Levee at the River House
3015 River Road, Suite B, Louisville, KY 40207

Levee is the perfect spot to share a meal with family and friends, but also enjoy some choice river night life. We’ve got small plates to share, a robust cocktail menu, and live entertainment with some of Louisville’s most exciting musicians and singers. Sun, Wed & Thur 4pm-Midnight. Fri & Sat 4pm-2am.


Isaac’s Café at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest
Clermont, KY 40110
502-955-8512, ext. 181.

Following Bernheim’s vision of being a nationally treasured leader of ecological stewardship, Isaac’s Café at Bernheim features fresh salads, soups, sandwiches, children’s meals, and delicious desserts using vegetables, herbs, and edible flowers from Bernheim’s Edible Garden, located steps away from the Visitor Center. We source other menu items from local farmers who provide fresh eggs, cheese, breads, and meats. Café Hours: 11am–4pm daily. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s. Bluegrass Region


Sage Garden Café at Wilson Nurseries
3690 East-West Connector Rte 676
Frankfort, KY 40601

Garden meets table in this fresh, casual café serving seasonal and local fare with a regional flare. The garden inspired setting extends to a perfect patio outdoor dining space for you to enjoy the salads, soups, sandwiches and weekly creations. Hours: M-Fr 11am-5pm, Sa 9am-5pm, Su 10am-5pm.

mezzo italian

Mezzo Italian Café and Provisions
131 E Main Street, Midway, Kentucky 40347

Mezzo Italian Café and Provisions is a family style restaurant boasting fresh, local ingredients in a cozy tavern style atmosphere. Mezzo’s name is inspired by its location — Midway. Mezzo is the Italian word for “medium or middle”. Sofas, fireplaces and warm wood contribute to the casual ambiance. A wood-burning pizza oven, two full bars, and “Kids Night” once a week are among the offerings making Mezzo a special place for gathering.


Heirloom – Midway
125 Main Street, Midway, KY

Heirloom, a mainstay in the Bluegrass restaurant scene, offers inventive modern cuisine prepared by chef Mark Wombles and team. Hours: lunch Tu-Sa 11:30am-2pm; dinner Tu-Sa 5:30pm-close.


167 W Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507

Lockbox is committed to sourcing local, high-quality ingredients around the Bluegrass region. Led by executive chef Jonathan Searle, Lockbox uses thoughtful yet simple preparations and cooking techniques in a contemporary setting. Dinner: Mon–Thurs: 5:30-10pm, Fri–Sat: 5:30-11pm, Sun: 5:30–9pm. Breakfast: Mon– Fri: 7-10am, Sat–Sun: 7am-12pm. BAR: Sun–Thurs: 4pm-12am, Fri–Sat: 4pm-1am. Now open for lunch from 11-2pm.


120 West 2nd Street, Lexington, KY 40507

Chef Mark Wombles and his team raise farm to table dining to an art form at Distilled in the Historic Gratz Park Inn. Following his success with the award winning Heirloom in Midway, Chef Wombles has created an elegant but comfortable environment for introducing his unique brand of southern cuisine to locals and visitors alike. An Open Table Diners Choice Award Winner for 2015. Breakfast Mon-Sat 7-10am, Lunch Mon-Sat 11am-2pm, Dinner Sun-Thurs. 5:30-10pm, Fri-Sat 5:30-10pm. Bar hours Fri-Sat 5:30pm-2am.


AZUR Restaurant and Patio
3070 Lakecrest Cir #550, Lexington, KY 40513

Combining local inspirations with an international flair to offer truly unique cuisine, excellent service and European ambiance. Whether a formal celebration or a casual lunch on the patio, Azur takes pride in serving the freshest food with the highest quality ingredients and championing local producers. Locally owned and operated. Open daily 11am–10pm, Sunday night dinners family style with seasonal ingredients from the Bluegrass Farmer’s Market. Pizza on the Patio all summer long. Call or visit Open Table for reservations.


841 Lane Allen Rd., Lexington, KY 40504

Casual atmosphere with Cuban and Latin cuisine by Chef Amy Harris. Local combines with global influences to bring you the taste of Old Havana. Open daily: Brunchabana on Saturdays & Sundays. Full bar including Cuban specialty drinks and large selection of rums and tequilas. Su–Tu 11am-9 pm; Wed–Sat 11am–10pm.


Coles 735 Main
735 E Main St., Lexington, KY 40502

Passion. Artistry. Variety. Coles 735 Main gives visitors the chance to enjoy fine dining in an atmosphere both distinctive and relaxing. With locally-sourced ingredients, Executive Chef Cole Arimes’ handcrafted artisan dishes, and one of the most unique wine programs in the Bluegrass, each experience is sure to be unforgettable. Open evenings, Monday-Saturday, closed Sunday.



Adrienne and Co. Bakery Cafe
129 W. Court Ave., Jeffersonville, IN 47130
133 E Market St, New Albany, IN 47150

Adrienne and Co. Bakery Cafe is the area’s premier bakery for cakes, pastries, donuts, brownies, and much more. Try our scratch biscuits and gravy in the morning and our famous sandwiches on focaccia for lunch. Located minutes from downtown Louisville. Jeffersonville hours: Mon-Wed, Friday, 7am-5:30pm, Thur (9 cent spaghetti night) 7am-8pm, Sat 8am-3pm, Sun 8am-1pm. New Albany hours: Mon 6am-12pm, Tue 5am-12pm, Wed-Thur 5am-8pm, Fri 5am-9pm, Sat 6am-9pm, Sun 6am-12pm.


Starlight Café
(Located at Huber’s Orchard, Winery & Vineyards)
19816 Huber Road, Borden, IN 47106

Visit the Starlight Café at Huber’s Orchard, Winery & Vineyards for a variety of sandwiches, appetizers, salads, and pizzas. Pair your meal with a glass or bottle of Huber’s award-winning wine, seasonal sangrias, or one of our craft cocktails. Business Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun Noon-6pm. Café Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-5:30pm, Sun Noon-5:30pm.

cafe meigs

Café on Meigs
425 Meigs Avenue, Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130

Located in downtown Jeffersonville, this old home turned local eatery offers homemade soups, crisp salads and made-to-order sandwiches created using fresh ingredients and family recipes. Dine in/carry out with daily specials, lunch combos and box lunches available. M-F: 11am-5pm, Sa 11am-4pm.

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