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Old 12-29-2015, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Not sure if this was posted before but Zagat recognized Louisville as #7 of up-and-coming food cities.

https://www.zagat.com/americas-next-...ies/louisville

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Old 12-29-2015, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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Great article and Thanks for the link Ms12345..and that doesn't surprise me in the least!
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Old 12-29-2015, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Anchorage, KY
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I get a laugh every time I read about one of the national organizations rating Louisville as far as foods are concerned. Depending on which when you read and when you read it we go from the top of the list to the bottom of the list and everywhere in between. Most of the writers of these articles haven't ever visited Louisville to see what really happened here in the food community. They read a few other articles and write their own article to collect a paycheck. When they do write about local restaurants they haven't been there to eat in most cases or done any research about it. Many of the national surveys don't even discuss many of the restaurant that locals feel are on the top of the list.


While this type of recognition is probably good PR for Louisville it doesn't really mean much to locals nor influence their dining experiences in most cases.
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Old 12-30-2015, 07:15 AM
 
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I get a laugh every time I read about one of the national organizations rating Louisville as far as foods are concerned. Depending on which when you read and when you read it we go from the top of the list to the bottom of the list and everywhere in between. Most of the writers of these articles haven't ever visited Louisville to see what really happened here in the food community. They read a few other articles and write their own article to collect a paycheck. When they do write about local restaurants they haven't been there to eat in most cases or done any research about it. Many of the national surveys don't even discuss many of the restaurant that locals feel are on the top of the list.


While this type of recognition is probably good PR for Louisville it doesn't really mean much to locals nor influence their dining experiences in most cases.
Agree, different lists seem to have different criteria for ratings. For ordinary steak-and-potatoes type folks (like myself) won't change their dining preferences. Zagat is definitely a heavyweight in the food industry. This particular survey seemed to be well designed to identify rising culinary cities. If you scroll to the very last slide they discuss their methodology and how they arrived at their list. Seems like exciting times ahead for local foodies.

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Old 12-30-2015, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Anchorage, KY
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Just as an example here's another server that came out today that ranks Louisville very highly: http://www.bizjournals.com/louisvill...f&t=1451514521
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Old 12-31-2015, 12:07 AM
 
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Just as an example here's another server that came out today that ranks Louisville very highly: http://www.bizjournals.com/louisvill...f&t=1451514521
Louisville is consistently ranked highly in nearly every foodie website, travel blog, etc. I am ok with this until it blows up here like Austin...then I will have to find the next up and coming place...
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Old 01-01-2016, 10:36 AM
 
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I am going to forward this to my Son. He has been written up in Zagat's as a "Chef to Watch" in his city(yeah, proud Dad here ) And I'm doing eerything in my power to get him to move here. I'm always glad to see stuff like this no mater what the source is!
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Old 01-01-2016, 10:40 AM
 
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Louisville is consistently ranked highly in nearly every foodie website, travel blog, etc. I am ok with this until it blows up here like Austin...then I will have to find the next up and coming place...
You know Ive said that consistently for a while . . . Hey- I got here, an thats cool, now everyone else stay away, OK? ha ha
Really though, using my neighborhood as a reference, I am worried about Louisville being "discovered".
The Discovery process brings "investors" with "improvements". These improvements always strip an area of the character that made it desirable in any of the places Ive ever lived, from VT to FL.

I do see it happening here already.
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Old 01-01-2016, 11:51 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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You know Ive said that consistently for a while . . . Hey- I got here, an thats cool, now everyone else stay away, OK? ha ha
Really though, using my neighborhood as a reference, I am worried about Louisville being "discovered".
The Discovery process brings "investors" with "improvements". These improvements always strip an area of the character that made it desirable in any of the places Ive ever lived, from VT to FL.

I do see it happening here already.
If the Highlands gets too Brooklyn for you just hope over to New Albany. Lots of great local restaurants, a vibrant downtown farmer's market, great old housing stock, but it's still not overly gentrified. It's a mix of yuppies and blue collar urbanites.


Re the OP.. Louisville is a great food city in its size class, obviously the biggest metros have more variety and number of restaurants but L'ville is on par with much larger metros in local restaurants. I think even if Louisville gets "discovered" we wouldn't grow at a rate similar to Austin because of our cold / damp winters and KY govt being so inefficient. I'm not sure how much Bevin can change if he's against executive orders. KY Rs and Ds are united in being against anything progressive. I really think a lot of growth will shift to the Indiana side when the bridge project is done because IN is such a well ran state. IN state govt is dominated by Rs but they're the type of Rs that's not against all public projects. They actually hand out money to local govt for projects and are heavily spending to improve infrastructure.
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Old 01-06-2016, 06:47 AM
 
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Everyone see where we placed on National Geographic??
Top 10 Food Cities -- National Geographic Travel
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