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Regional Foods

When you think Charleston and food, you think low-country shrimp and grits. Talk New Orleans, and you’re talking spicy gumbo and savory seafood boils.

The foods that have come from in and around Louisville, as you are about to discover, are tasty and colorful enough that they just may become your new regional favorites.

We’ve collected more than a few for you to try below. Of course, the best way to enjoy them is while you’re here. That way you can sample all the fresh, local ingredients and each chef’s own unique spin on the dish. But you can also try your hand at each one at home. We’ve included some of the most popular local recipes. Even some of the original recipes. So give them a try. For the full Louisville effect, you might want to have a sip or two of your favorite Kentucky bourbon near by. Enjoy.

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