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Old 04-26-2011, 11:12 PM
 
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What foods are specific to Louisville or Kentucky?
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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Default Louisville Hot Brown

Louisville Hot Brown is legendary! (see wiki for hot brown)

~Will
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Old 04-27-2011, 07:12 AM
 
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Seems breaded, deep fried fish are a local thing (with a side of hush puppies and cole slaw). There used to be three local chains that sold this: Kingfish, Cape Codder/Hungry Pelican, and Moby Dick. The local chain that sold this, but went national, was Long John Silvers, though they are supposedly closer to the UK 'fish and chips" vs the KY/Louisville style, which seems to have more of a breading.

They say "rolled" oysters (breaded and deep fried oysters) are local, but maybe they are really just an old 19th-century saloon or restaurant food that remained a popular speciality around here.

Benedictine sandwhich spread (sort of a cheese/cucumber/onion spread) is also local. Not sure what restaurant serves it, but it is a local recipe from local cooks and caterers. I know how to make it, as do most local home cooks.

Beer cheese is also somewhat local, though there are versions elsewhere in KY. This is another old saloon/tavern food.
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:19 AM
 
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Ale 8-One, the (Winchester) Kentucky soft drink. The mint julep - found elsewhere, of course, but very particular to the Kentucky Derby. Benedictine cheese was the creation and namesake of Miss Jennie Benedict.

Lamb fries. 'Nough said.
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Country, Kentucky
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Is Burgoo big in Louisville? Also, what BBQ is good local? Mutton maybe?
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Old 04-27-2011, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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Is Burgoo big in Louisville? Also, what BBQ is good local? Mutton maybe?
NO, NONE, NO...

In my opinion, there is nothing in Louisville that can hold a candle to Owensboro/Henderson BBQ.
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Old 04-27-2011, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Country, Kentucky
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I'm not from Owensboro, but I live there now. I personally haven't gotten the ability to really enjoy burgoo or mutton. I prefer good old pork ribs, and beef brisket. And, just can't get into burgoo. Or, as I like to call it, vegetable stew. Just trying to get a feel for what's good in Louisville.

Also, are there any good eats near broadway and preston?
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Old 04-28-2011, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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I'm not from Owensboro, but I live there now. I personally haven't gotten the ability to really enjoy burgoo or mutton. I prefer good old pork ribs, and beef brisket. And, just can't get into burgoo. Or, as I like to call it, vegetable stew. Just trying to get a feel for what's good in Louisville.

Also, are there any good eats near broadway and preston?
Burgoo is not vegetable stew. If you are buying burgoo that is, you are being cheated. Burgoo is a meat stew with a few vegetables. Last good burgoo (from a commercial store) was from Georges BBQ on E Fourth in Owensboro.
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Old 04-29-2011, 03:44 AM
 
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Ale 8 One and a Pork chop sammich at the state fair!, dont get no better!
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Oh, if you are in Louisville, get to the chow wagon while the Derby is going on. It's pricey but it is a lot of fun.
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