Eat Local Guide: Summer 2018

May 30, 2018
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Café on Meigs in Jeffersonville, IN offers the perfect summer option—their popular Country Chicken Salad. Made in-house with slow-cooked, white meat chicken, herbs, crisp apples, juicy grapes and candied pecans. Enjoy for lunch with friends, or have catered for a special event or office meeting.

Louisville Metro

Wiltshire at the Speed
2035 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40208 502-634-2700
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 from $5-$8. Hours: Wed-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12-4pm. Closed Mon-Tues.

624 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40202 502-384-9090
Harvest welcomes Chefs Jeff Dailey and Ryan Smith offer expert 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 dinner 5-10pm. Fr-Sun Brunch 10am-2:30pm.

Blue Dog Bakery
2868 Frankfort Ave. Louisville, KY 40206 502-899-9800

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.

Red Hog
Local Craft Butcher 2622 Frankfort Ave. Louisville, KY 40206 502-384-0795
From the owners of Blue Dog Bakery comes Louisville’s first local craft butcher shop, featuring Red Hog pork, beef, lamb, and poultry. Available as fresh cuts, cooked or cured, in the butcher shop and on the cafe menu. Our meat comes from local farms committed to sustainable, humane, and ethical farming practices. Butcher shop open Tue-Sat 10am-6pm.

North End Café
1722 Frankfort Ave. & 2116 Bardstown Road Louisville, KY; 502-896-8770
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.

The Mayan Café
813 E. Market St. Louisville, KY 40206 502-566-0651
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; F-Sa 5-10:30pm. Reservations recommended

Our region’s dynamic food scene is bursting with culinary talent. Our dining guide showcases these locally owned restaurants who strive to create a distinctive dining experience. Please support them with your dollars, and be sure to tell them you saw them in Edible!

Mayan Street Food at Gravely Brewing Co.
514 Baxter Ave. Louisville KY 40204 502.566.0651
A food truck brought to you by the owners of Mayan Cafe, Mayan Street Food is the exclusive food partner for Gravely Brewing Co. Enjoy chef Bruce Ucan’s tacos, salbutes & Mayan snacks all prepared with locally-sourced meats and veggies. Gravely is the city’s first music brewery, so there’s always something new and exciting to see, drink and eat in this fun, casual space!

Proof on Main
702 W. Main St. Louisville, KY 40202 502-217-6360
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.

Lilly’s —  A Kentucky Bistro
1147 Bardstown Road | Louisville, KY 40204 | 502-451-0447
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 502-894-4446
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. 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.

Ward 426
426 Baxter Ave Louisville, KY 40204 502-365-2505
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.

983 Goss Avenue Louisville, KY 40217 502-290-2390
Eiderdown’s collaborative kitchen focuses on German cuisine with southern influence. House made sausages, pretzels and schnitzel are among the favorites. Twenty- one beers on tap boast a large selection of German and craft beer. Outdoor seating and private dining available. Hours: Tu–Th 4-10pm, Fr–Sa 4–11pm, Su 4–10pm.

Mi Cocina on Fourth
520 S 4th Street Louisville KY 40202 502-315-0666 and 2060 S Hurstbourne Parkway. Louisville, KY 40220 502-890-3315
Looking for a lively environment, friendly service and delicious, authentic Mexican cuisine? Mi Concina on Fourth 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. Fourth Street location: Mon-Fri 11am–10pm, Sat 12-11pm, Sunday 11am-8pm. Hurstbourne Parkway location: Mon-Thur 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm Sun 11am-9pm.

ROC Restaurant
1327 Bardstown Rd Louisville, KY 40204 502 459 7878
A chic Italian restaurant filled with high energy in the heart of “The Highlands.” Rocco Cadolini brings authentic fresh pasta and seafood dishes from his hometown of Sorrento, Italy. Open for brunch, lunch and dinner. Private rooms available. Lunch Tue.-Fri. 11:30am-2:30pm. Dinner Tue.-Thur. 5-10pm. Fri. & Sat. 5-11pm. Sun. 11am-10pm. Closed Monday.

Ciao Ristorante
1201 Payne Street Louisville, KY. 40204 502-690-3532
Located in the Irish Hill neighborhood, Ciao features authentic Italian fare, that emphasizes on old world family recipes. Enjoy craft libations with a unique Italian wine list at our beautiful bar. Locally owned and operated. Hours: M–Th 11am-10pm,Fr-Sa 11am-2am, Closed Sun.

Vinaigrette Salad Kitchen
203 N. Hurstbourne Parkway, Louisville, KY 40222 502-205-9933
Vinaigrette Salad Kitchen invites you to Eat Well Today. Our gourmet salads and house-made soups are prepared quickly and taste delicious. Order online or enjoy a meal in our café located off Hurstbourne Parkway. Hours: Mon-Sat 10:30am-9pm Sun 11am-8pm

Sage Garden Café at Wilson Nurseries
3690 East-West Connector Rte 676 Frankfort, KY 40601 | 502-352-2725
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.

Heirloom – Midway
125 Main Street, Midway, KY 859-846-5565
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.

Coles 735 Main
735 E Main St., Lexington, KY 40502 859-266-9000
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.

DV8 Kitchen
867 South Broadway, #140 Lexington, 40504 859-955-0DV8 (0388)
A fast-casual restaurant and bakery designed to deliver fresh, all natural, delicious food, while building relationships and second chance opportunities with our employees. Paramount to our success is our commitment to food quality and a customer service culture. Hours: Mon-Friday, 7am–3pm, Sat–Sun, 8am–3pm.

Southern Indiana

Starlight Café
(Located at Huber’s Orchard, Winery & Vineyards) 19816 Huber Road, Borden, IN 47106 812-923-9463
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.

Café on Meigs
425 Meigs Avenue Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130 812-288-8515
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: 10:30am-4pm.

Adrienne and Co. Bakery Cafe
129 W. Court Ave., Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-282-2665
133 E Market St, New Albany, IN 47150 812-949-2334
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. 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: Tue-Fri 8am-2pm, Sat-Sun 8am-2pm. Closed Monday.

Donum Dei Brewstillery
3211 Grant Line Rd., Suite 3, New Albany, IN, 47150 812 590-2478
Donum Dei is the region’s only Brewstillery with handcraft beer and artisan spirits in our New Albany pub. Experience our wide array of beers from Amarus IPA to Unicorn. Our artisan spirits, Dei Shine, include whiskey, vodka, gin, and apple brandy. Tue-Thur 3-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 2-9pm.

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.

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