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Culinary Accolades

As Louisville continues to celebrate being named one of the “10 Coolest Cities to Visit in 2018” by Forbes, let’s take a look at some more of the accolades the Culinary Capital of Bourbon Country racked up over the past year:

  • Fodor’s Travel said Louisville was one of the “Cities with an Unexpectedly International Food Scene”
  • Travel + Leisure readers voted Louisville as one of “America’s Favorite Cities for Food”
  • Vinepair said Louisville was one of “The World’s Top 10 Beer Destinations for 2018”
  • Thrillist named Le Moo one of the "31 Best Steakhouses in America"
  • Louisville had two restaurants on Thrillist’s round-up of the “Best Fried Chicken in America” – Harvest & Shirley Mae’s
  • Thrillist named Downtown/NuLu one of the “Best Drinking Neighborhoods in the Country”
  • Holy Grale was named the “Best Beer Bar in Kentucky” by
  • The English Grill at the Brown Hotel was named the “Most Romantic Restaurant in Kentucky” by Food & Wine
  • Food Network named Le Moo as part of the "Top 25 Steakhouses in the US".
  • Louisville was named one of the “Best Foodie Getaways around the World” by Zagat.
  • Louisville’s NuLu neighborhood is one of Zagat’s “20 Hot Food Neighborhoods in 12 U.S. Cities” and East Market Street was named one of the “10 Best Foodie Streets in America” by Food & Wine.
  • Louisville made the list for “The 10 Best College Towns for True Foodies” on
  • The Hot Brown was named one of “America’s Best Sandwiches” by Travel + Leisure Magazine.
  • Harvest was named on Food & Wine’s “Best Southern Food in the U.S.” list.
  • Proof on Main came in at #3 in the top 10 list of “America’s Best Hotel Bars” by USA Today.
  • Kenny Smith of Sunergos Coffee won the title of America’s Best Latte Artist at the SCAA Latte Art Competition in Boston and Sunergo’s made Zagat’s “United States of Coffee: 50 States, 50 Must-Try Coffee Shops” list.
  • Food Network Magazine named Seviche’s Avocado Ice Cream the “Best Ice Cream Treat in Kentucky”.
  • The Silver Dollar was named one the “10 Best Whiskey Bars” by GQ.
  • Garage Bar’s pizza was named on Food & Wine’s list of “Best Pizza in Unexpected Places”.