Your Guide to Eating and Catering Local

July 01, 2019
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GoodWood Brewing pairs their beers with a variety of savory menu options, clockwise from top: smoked in house roasted pulled pork sandwich topped with coleslaw on a brioche bun, freshly baked pretzel bites with spicy homemade beer cheese and stone-ground mustard. and the house dry rub ribs made of Goodwood house blend of spices. See Goodwood’s Dining Guide listing for locations.
GoodWood Brewing pairs their beers with a variety of savory menu options, clockwise from top: smoked in house roasted pulled pork sandwich topped with coleslaw on a brioche bun, freshly baked pretzel bites with spicy homemade beer cheese and stone-ground mustard. and the house dry rub ribs made of Goodwood house blend of spices. See Goodwood’s Dining Guide listing for locations.

DINING
LOUISVILLE METRO

 

Harvest
624 E Market St,
Louisville, KY 40202
502-384-9090
harvestlouisville

Executive Chef Jeff Dailey brings his extensive experience with cuisines of the world to the local food stuffs of the region. Harvest sources a minimum of 80% of its menu items from a 100-mile radius of the restaurant. Dinner Tue-Sat 5-10pm; Brunch Fri-Sun 10am-2:30pm

Lilly’s — A Kentucky Bistro
1147 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40204
502-451-0447
lillyslapeche

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.

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

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
redhogartisanmeat

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.
Louisville, KY
502-896-8770
northendcafe

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.

Mayan Street Food at Gravely Brewing
514 Baxter Ave.
Louisville KY 40204
502.566.0651
themayancafe.com/food-truck

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!

Wiltshire On Market
636 East Market St.
Louisville, KY 40202
502-589-5224
wiltshirepantry

Owner Susan Hershberg invites you to experience the creative cuisine of chef Rory O’Connell in an intimate restaurant environment. Menu changes weekly. Reservations encouraged. Unique event accommodations. Hours: Th and Su 5-10pm, F-Sa 5-11pm.

Eiderdown
983 Goss Avenue
Louisville, KY 40217
502-290-2390
eiderdown-gtown

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.

Volare Italian Ristorante
2300 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206
502-894-4446
volare-restaurant

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.

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

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.

Ciao Ristorante
1201 Payne Street
Louisville, KY. 40204
502-690-3532
ciaolouisville/

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.

Couvillion
1318 McHenry Street
Louisville, KY 40217
(502)365-1813
paul@eatcouvillion.com
eatcouvillion.com

Come to Couvillion to fulfill your Cajun/Creole cravings behind Germantown Mill Lofts! Imagine: starting off with smoky cornbread and Cajun-seasoned pork rinds, then jumping into Duck Creole or Crawfish Etoufee. Join us for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays! Closed Tuesdays; Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 4- 10pm, Saturday 11am - 10pm, Sunday 11am - 9pm.

Goodwood Brewing
636 E. Main St.
Louisville, KY 40202
502-584-2739
goodwood.beer

Southern style, made from scratch menu that infuses the pitmasters inspirations with the brewmasters creations. The menu is full of smoked, grilled and charred flavors that have a natural affinity for beer. Meats are slow-smoked in-house. Locations in Louisville and Frankfort.

DINING
BLUEGRASS REGION

 

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

Heirloom, a mainstay in the Bluegrass restaurant scene, offers inventive modern cuisine prepared by chef Mark Wombles and team. Hours: lunch Tu-Sa 11am-2pm; dinner Tu-Th 5:30-9pm; Fri-Sat 5:30-9:30pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.

DV8 Kitchen
867 South Broadway, #140
Lexington, 40504
859-955-0DV8 (0388)
dv8kitchen.com

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.

Sage Garden Café at Wilson Nurseries
3690 East-West Connector Rte 676
Frankfort, KY 40601
502-352-2725
wilsonnurseriesky.com/sage-garden-cafe

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: Mon–Fri 10:45am–4pm, Sat 9am–4pm, Sun 10am–4pm. Brunch Saturdays 9-11am, and Sundays 10am-12pm.

Coles 735 Main
735 E Main St.,
Lexington, KY 40502
859-266-9000
coles735main.com

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.

Epping’s on Eastside
264 Walton Avenue
Lexington, KY 40502
859.971.0240
eppingsoneastside.com

Epping’s on Eastside is an inventive, scratch-kitchen restaurant using only the best local meats and produce. Set in a stunning, urban elegant interior in downtown Lexington’s Warehouse Block, Epping’s is the newest venture of award-winning Executive Chef and Owner Cole Arimes. Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm; Dinner Mon-Thu 5-10pm; Fri-Sun. 5-11pm. Bar open 4pm daily.

Poppy & Olive
264 Walton Avenue
Lexington, KY 40502
859.971.0240
PoppyandOliveLex.com

Nestled within Epping’s on Eastside, Poppy & Olive is a full-service restaurant and bakery created with families in mind. The kids’ menu is designed to tempt the littlest foodies, with fun and nutritious options like charfruiterie and sweet potato gnocchi, while adults can order from the full Epping’s menu. Hours: 8am-2:30pm daily for dine-in or takeout.

Good Foods Market & Café
455 Southland Dr.
Lexington 40503
859-278-1813
goodfoods.coop

A locally owned cooperative grocery store and cafe offering hot buffet, salad bar, deli salads, hot and cold sandwiches, wraps, organic juice bar, organic fair trade coffee, real fruit smoothies, espresso bar and made-from-scratch desserts. Café Hours 8 am–9 pm, with the buffet offering breakfast, lunch and dinner every day, plus brunch on the weekends.

DINING
SOUTHERN INDIANA

 

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

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.

Pints & Union
114 East Market St.
New Albany IN 47150
812-913-4647
pintsandunion.net

A progressively old world public house featuring comfort beers, classic cocktails and small plates with international influence. Book shelves, board games, music and culture abound. Tue-Sat 4pm-2am, Sun 12-4pm, closed Mondays & holidays.

Mesa | A Collaborative Kitchen
216 Pearl St.
New Albany, In 47150
812. 725. 7691
info@mesachefs.com
mesachefs.com

MESA is a state-of-the-art collaborative kitchen-classroom, featuring demonstrations by established and aspiring local chefs. The collaborative space offers cooking classes and demonstrations, and also houses a bookstore, pantry, to go cooking dinners and cookware boutique featuring products from local vendors. Days and Hours: Schedule depends on events

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
cakestoday.com

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, Fri 7am-5:30pm, Thur (9 cent spaghetti night) 7am-8pm, Sat 8am-3pm, Sun 8am-1pm. New Albany hours: Tue, Sat, Sun 8am-2pm, Wed-Fri 8am-6pm Closed Monday.

LOCAL CATERING GUIDE
 

Ladyfingers Catering
12901 Old Henry Road
Louisville KY 40223
502-245-7734
Ladyfingers@iglou.com
ladyfingersinc.com

Locally owned and operated for 30 years in Louisville, Ladyfingers is a full service catering company. Offering bourbon-themed menus, international cuisine, along with KY Proud ingredients and a full liquor license. From box lunch to black tie, we cater all events to perfection! Office hours M-F 9am-4pm. Catering available Monday-Sunday.

Louis Events and Catering
2100 S. Floyd St., Ste W200D
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40208
502-852-5211
catering@louisville.edu
louisvillecatering.catertrax.com

Louis Events and Catering specializes in offering you the flexibility to customize any special event. Whether ordering gourmet box lunches, black tie receptions or an office holiday party, we are equipped to assist you from start to finish.Mon–Fri 8am-4:30pm.

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!

Edible Louisville & the Bluegrass invites your restaurant or catering business to join the list of locally sourced eateries 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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