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Old 07-11-2016, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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https://www.marksfeedstore.com/

I am going to have to check that out next time I come into Louisville.
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Old 07-11-2016, 08:10 PM
 
Location: IL/IN/FL/CA/KY/FL
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https://www.marksfeedstore.com/

I am going to have to check that out next time I come into Louisville.
I didn't find Mark's to be anything special. I did enjoy FDKY on Taylorsville Rd though. However, Feast is easily my favorite BBQ in the state to this point. It's a more hipster venue, but the brisket is fantastic. It's probably in my top 5 in the country (though I haven't had all of the great places in the country yet).

Brisket, loaded tots and a bourbon slushie. Nom.

Feast BBQ Menu
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Old 07-11-2016, 11:37 PM
 
Location: North Augusta, SC
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My toddler typically does fine in chains like Outback, Texas Roadhouse, Red Lobster, and the like. We even had a successful trip to a Brazilian steakhouse. Course, a trip to Chick-Fil-A could be a disaster. Never know with toddlers! I'm a steak and bar food type of guy. My wife can go for anything. What is the bbq in Kentucky? Where I'm from in South Carolina it's pulled pork with either a mustard or sweet ketchup based sauce with hash and rice.
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Old 07-12-2016, 01:05 AM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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They are still doing it! When I was living in Louisville I enjoyed Shakespeare in the Park at Central Park....you might want to check it out! admission is free (at least when I use to go)
It's right in/near Old Louisville too - which is just amazing!

Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park | Kentucky Shakespeare

And Iroquois still shows free films and on July 16th they are showing Minions at 8:30!
Shawn the Sheep on the 18th of July!

http://www.iroquoisamphitheater.com/...ns-louisville/
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Old 07-12-2016, 07:20 AM
 
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I didn't find Mark's to be anything special. I did enjoy FDKY on Taylorsville Rd though. However, Feast is easily my favorite BBQ in the state to this point. It's a more hipster venue, but the brisket is fantastic. It's probably in my top 5 in the country (though I haven't had all of the great places in the country yet).

Brisket, loaded tots and a bourbon slushie. Nom.

Feast BBQ Menu
Agreed. Mark's is terrible. To be honest, even though I know for sure Louisville is a top 20 foodie city....there is better Vietnamese and Korean than there is barbeque! Surprising I know, but I am underwhelmed at many places.

That said, some great ones are:

1 Hammerhead's (not a BBQ place per so but no one has better ribs and pork, and it is not even close)
2 Doc Crow's a bit touristy, but totally legit
3 Smoketown BBQ
4Feast
5 Momma's Mustard, Pickles and BBQ (probably the closest to SC low country locally)

I would put Mark's right up there with chains like Red Lobster, etc. I do not mean to sound rude but please avoid those places in Louisville. There is simply too much good food to do that. Try something new. Please let us know if we can help.
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Old 07-12-2016, 08:30 AM
 
Location: North Augusta, SC
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Oh definitely not hitting chains. Just a general idea of what might be known.
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Old 07-12-2016, 08:39 AM
 
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Oh definitely not hitting chains. Just a general idea of what might be known.
Got ya. For a "large" city, Louisville is very family friendly. I have never felt out of place even at the trendiest or most upscale restaurants, with the exception of the 4 diamond white tablecloth kind of places where we have not taken our youngest.

Most restaurants are surprisingly accommodating. Like for example Harvest....

btw, Forecastle Festival is a huge event on the waterfront this Fri-Sunday. It might be neat to walk across the Big Four Bridge Friday evening to take in some of the action. You can actually hear some of the music up there for free.

Oh, and make sure you catch a Louisville Bats baseball game if you can. They do fireworks on friday nights and it is very family friendly, with a merry go round and a nice toddler play area.
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Old 07-12-2016, 09:46 AM
 
Location: IL/IN/FL/CA/KY/FL
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Where I'm from in South Carolina it's pulled pork with either a mustard or sweet ketchup based sauce with hash and rice.
Carolina BBQ is easily my least favorite, and as Peter said, you'd have to really hunt to find that style here. Since Louisville isn't really known for BBQ, you really get a hodgepodge of styles, so you really have to look at Yelp reviews or the menu of each place to see what style they have.

I'm personally a big fan of Kansas City style BBQ, and Gates and Arthur Bryants are some of the best in the nation to me. Dallas and Austin also have a couple of amazing places as well, like Franklin's in Austin and Pecan Lodge in Dallas.

Man, I'm getting hungry...
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Old 07-12-2016, 02:45 PM
 
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Can't go to Louisville without stopping at Churchill Downs. Great Museum inside.
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Old 07-12-2016, 04:19 PM
 
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I don't know if anyone mentioned the baseball game at Slugger Field. This weekend, it will be a Christmas theme. Santa will be there. If you bring gift, they will be donated....from what the local TV Channel 11 Show "Great Day Live". It's on from 9-10am M-F. They have a lot of info on there and what is going on locally of music, food, events, etc.
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