Food and Dining

Evan Williams Bourbon Experience (Photo by Marty Pearl/Special to the LCVB)

Two iconic LouisvilleKY attractions named Best of the Best

Group tour industry publication Destinations magazine honors local venues     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The American Bus Association’s (ABA) Destinations magazine has chosen both the Historic Brown Hotel and Evan Williams Bourbon Experience as a “Best of the Best Travel Supplier in 2018.”  The Brown Hotel and Evan Williams are two of 57 winners that make up top hotels, theatres, museums, festivals, shopping experiences, and more across North America.   The Brown Hotel was named a winner in the Lodging: Places So Nice You’ll Want to Move In category.  This historic, luxury four-star hotel, home of the famous “Hot Brown” sandwich, welcomes group tours with Louisville’s signature southern…

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LouisvilleKY’s Angel’s Envy to mark National Bourbon Heritage Month in a special, social media way

In honor of National Bourbon Heritage Month, Angel’s Envy will plant one white oak tree for every photo of an Angel’s Envy drink or bottle shared social media #ToastTheTrees This year’s goal is 20,000 hashtags for 20,000 new white oak trees planted LOUISVILLE, Ky. /PRNewswire/ — Angel’s Envy, the Louisville-based craft distiller that produces small batch, hand-finished whiskeys including the highly celebrated Angel’s Envy Kentucky straight bourbon finished in port barrels, today announced that it will be doubling its commitment to support the future of the white oak tree population through its 5th annual “Toast the Trees” campaign hosted in honor of National Bourbon Heritage Month. During…

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LouisvilleKY Tourism enters 11th year of consumer Bourbon experience  

Urban Bourbon Trail® adds airport location, 7 more stops LOUISVILLE, Ky. – To help celebrate National Bourbon Heritage Month, Louisville Tourism has released the annual edition of the Urban Bourbon Trail Passport. Entering its eleventh year, the Urban Bourbon Trail will have 44 bars and restaurants including the first ever stop at the Louisville International Airport.   Joining the roster of Urban Bourbon Trail stops this year are eight (8) new bars and restaurants: Book & Bourbon Southern Kitchen (pre-security at the Louisville International Airport), Blue Horse, Butchertown Grocery, Check’s BBQ & Blues, Coals Artisan Pizza, JB’s Pub, Recbar and Waylon’s Feed…

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LouisvilleKY to celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month

Experience Bourbon Heritage Month Where It All Began Ways locals and visitors can participate in national celebration   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (August 28, 2018) – Since 2007 when the U.S. Senate declared September National Bourbon Heritage Month, Louisville has been shining a spotlight on the state’s signature asset. As a complement to Bardstown’s anchor event, the annual week-long Kentucky Bourbon Festival in mid-September, Louisville will toast the nation’s only native spirit the entire month. Louisville attractions, restaurants and bars will be hosting various Bourbon-themed events open to the public to bring Bourbon drinkers and leisure travelers into the city. Starting September 1,…

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LouisvilleKY’s KFC has a name for your new baby

The first baby born on the Colonel’s birthday (Sept. 9) and named Harland will win a college donation. LOUISVILLE, Ky./PRNewswire/ — Kentucky Fried Chicken® is celebrating its founder Colonel Harland Sanders’ 128th birthday in the best way possible – by launching a contest to inspire the next generation of Harlands. According to the U.S. Social Security Administration, “Harland” ranked #3,257 on the list of most common baby names for 2017. To honor the world’s most famous chicken salesman, continue his namesake and inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs, KFC is offering a college donation to the first child born on the Colonel’s birthday (Sept. 9,…


LouisvilleKY dominates Bourbon Review’s List of America’s Best Bourbon Bars

  LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – Bourbon industry publication, The Bourbon Review, has released its annual list of the 101 Best Bourbon Bars in America and Bourbon’s hometown has eight (8) Bourbon bars named, only second to Chicago’s ten (10). The Bourbon Country region as a whole tops the list with 29 of the 101 mentioned.   As quoted in the article, these bars “take their Bourbon obsession to another level.” Eight Louisville destinations were selected as part of the list: Bourbons Bistro Charr’d Bourbon Kitchen & Lounge Derby Café Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar Down One Bourbon Bar Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen…

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LouisvilleKY’s Downtown Taco Luchador just about ready for launch    

  LOUISVILLE, KY—The taqueria that has been named the most popular taco spot in the state by BuzzFeed & Yelp and recognized in Southern Living’s “City Guide to Louisville”, is opening a third location, this time in downtown Louisville. Chef Fernando Martinez’s Olé Hospitality Group announced today the company will open its highly-anticipated downtown El Taco Luchador location on Aug. 30 in the space formerly occupied by Zoë’s Kitchen, 500 W. Jefferson St., at the corner of West Jefferson and South Fifth St. “We think folks are really going to like what we’ve done with the design,” said Olé Hospitality Group partner and Chief Operations Officer,…

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The Big Table: World’s Largest Potluck returns to Iroquois Park

Louisville, KY., – The Big Table, a welcoming event aimed at bringing people together to share food and conversation, is returning to Iroquois Park on Sunday, Sept. 16 from 5-7 p.m. Last year, more than 1,300 people participated in the event, and organizers hope to boost that number this year. The annual event is hosted by The Big Table, with major support from the Global Human Project and the Louisville Metro Office for Globalization. Each participant is asked to bring a dish, fruit, dessert or non-alcoholic drink to share with at least six people. Participants are encouraged to bring a dish…

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Heine Brothers’ Opening Two New LouisvilleKY area Locations This Fall

Locally-owned fair trade and organic roaster to open in New Albany and the Outer Loop LOUISVILLE, Ky. –Heine Brothers’ Coffee, Louisville’s original fair trade and organic coffee roaster, announced today that it will open two new locations this fall, 410 W. Daisy Lane and State Street in New Albany, IN and 3541 Outer Loop, just off I-65 in the Okolona neighborhood. “We’ve had requests for years to open new coffee shop locations throughout the region, and we’re excited to bring Heine Brothers’ to both New Albany and Okolona.” said Heine Brothers’ Co-founder and President, Mike Mays. “Heine Brothers’ shops are places to relax or…

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LouisvilleKY’s 375 Park Avenue Spirits expanding

Chivas Brothers, Jan Becher, Pernod-Brasil, Pernod Finland, Pernod SAS, and Corby Spirit and Wine Limited Announce Multi-Year U.S. Distribution Agreement with 375 Park Avenue Spirits LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — 375 Park Avenue Spirits today announced it has signed a new agreement that will substantially expand its current portfolio. Effective August 1, 2018, 375 Park Avenue Spirits has been appointed the sole U.S. importer for the term of five years for Ballantine’s, Passport, and Something Special whiskies from Scotland by Chivas Brothers Ltd.; Becherovka Herbal Liqueur from the Czech Republic by Jan Becher; Cachaça Janeiro from Brazil by Pernod-Brasil; Soho Lychee Liqueur from France by Pernod SAS; and Minttu Peppermint Liqueur from Finland by Pernod Finland….