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More Foodie Accolades for Louisville

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Release Date: Dec 17, 2012


Harvest has been awarded a “Best Southern Food in the U.S.” ranking by Food & Wine Magazine. Food &Wine commended Chef Coby Lee Ming’s casual Southern menu and her devotion to locally sourced ingredients – 80% of which come from within 100 miles of Louisville.

In the past year, Louisville has been heaped with culinary praise. In addition to the tremendous honor of being named one of the “Best Foodie Getaways Around the World” by Zagat, Louisville has also earned rankings on the lists of “The South’s Tastiest Towns” (Southern Living), “Best American Small Towns for Foodies” (BootsnAll) and “10 Best College Towns for True Foodies” (thebestcolleges.org).  And in the past, Bon Appétit has recognized Louisville as one of the “Top 5 Foodiest Small Towns” (2008 & 2010), citing the city’s talented chefs, inspired culinary culture and farm-to-table movement as reasons for the rankings.

Additionally, several of Louisville’s restaurants, bars and chefs have been nationally & internationally recognized as the best in the industry in 2012. Meat was ranked as one of the “World’s 50 Best Bars” by Drinks International, Hammerheads’ chefs Adam Buress and Chase Merino were listed among the top 10 chefs in the Southeast Region by Food & Wine, Holy Grale made Draft Magazine’s list of “America’s 100 Best Beer Bars” and Chef Edward Lee of 610 Magnolia made it to the final four of Bravo’s Top Chef: Texas.

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