Louisville Named a Top 8 Foodie Getaway

Photo Jack Fry's restaurant
Jack Fry’s in The Highlands is a Louisville tradition and highly regarded local eatery. | Photo: Tre Pryor

The good news just keeps coming. National organizations are starting to realize all the great stuff Louisville has to offer. This week it’s Zagat naming Louisville one of The 8 Best Foodie Getaways Around the World. High praise indeed!

Here’s what the piece had to say about our city.

3. Louisville, KY
What to eat: This is Bourbon Country y’all. In Louisville, you’ll find an impressive amount of top-notch restaurants featuring both rustic and city-fied food…to pair with your brown spirits of course. Visit some distilleries (Maker’s Mark, Jim Beam, Buffalo Trace) before dining at upscale restaurant, Proof on Main, where dinner could include chickpea-ham fritters or split pea panisse and should include some housemade charcuterie. The infamous hot brown – a turkey, bacon and tomato open-faced sandwich covered in mornay sauce – can be found at the Brown Hotel, where it reportedly was created.

Where to stay: The 21C Museum Hotel is THE place to stay in Louisville. This boutique spot boasts eclectic decoration in the heart of Bourbon country. Bonus: Proof on Main, one of the top area restaurants is located in the hotel. Rooms from $185 per night.

Perhaps even more amazing is that Louisville was the only American winner. Wow! Other great destinations in the full list are listed below.

  1. Okinawa, Japan
  2. Prince Edward Island, Canada
  3. Louisville, KY
  4. Cornwall, England
  5. Vieques, Puerto Rico
  6. Morelia, Mexico
  7. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  8. Cairo, Egypt

This award is much more prestigious than that silly vote-stuffing competition for the South’s Tastiest Town, don’t you think?