Butchertown Awarded ‘Hot New Neighborhood’ by AOL

Adam Graham posted a piece last week that highlighted ten hot neighborhoods in the U.S. that travelers might want to include in their itinerary. If someone had told me that a Louisville neighborhood was included in the list, my first thought would surely be The Highlands.

Photo of new condos in Butchertown in Louisville, KY
These new condos at the corner of Market & Campbell Streets show that some urban renewal is happening in Butchertown. [Photo by Angry Aspie from the Butchertown, Louisville page on Wikipedia.]

In any event, it’s great to see a community that Louisvillians know and love get some national attention as well. Here’s what the article had to say about our newly dubbed cool neighborhood.

This disheveled but tree-lined former meatpacking area of Louisville is the latest ‘hood where chefs and young designers are taking up residence in the Bluegrass State. Drawing on the neighborhood’s heritage of booze and meat, a new gastropub called the Blind Pig opened in spring 2010, and it churns out tasty shepherd’s pies and bourbon-and-bacon cocktails (try the bacon-flavored Manhattan). In 2008, Bourbon Barrel Foods opened in nearby Butchertown Market, a great place to score bottles of blueberry-flavored Kentucky sorghum, soy sauce aged in bourbon barrels and bourbon-smoked salt and pepper. Another hangout for the area’s hipsters is Patrick O’Shea’s Public House, which opened in January 2010 and is outfitted with reclaimed lumber from an 1880s-era bourbon warehouse.

Now sure how they forgot Wiltshire on Market?!