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National Sandwich Poll Features Hot Browns

Seven Louisville versions in USA Today Contest

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 9, 2016) – The nominees for Best Hot Brown in Kentucky were announced at noon today, and Louisville represents 7 of the finalists competing for a spot in the “10 Best” readers’ choice awards promoted by USA Today. Part of the Best American Sandwich series, this latest poll features eight other surveys for the favorite national cuisines including: Best Hoagie in New Jersey and Best BBQ in North Carolina.

The full list of 20 nominees for Best Hot Brown in Kentucky are:

Beaumont Inn


Brown Hotel (originator of the Hot Brown – Louisville)

Dudley's On Short

Goose Creek Diner (in Louisville)

Historic Boone Tavern Hotel & Restaurant

Josie's Restaurant

Patti’s 1880’s Settlement

Ramsey’s Diner

Stella's Kentucky Deli

The Café (in Louisville)

The Merrick Inn

The Parkette Drive-In Restaurant

V-Grits (in Louisville)

Wallace Station Deli

Whistle Stop Restaurant

Wild Eggs (in Louisville)

Winchell's Restaurant & Bar

Zanzabar (in Louisville)

Voting is open now and ends on Monday, June 6th, 2016 at 11:59am EDT at: The public can vote once per day, per category.

For nearly 90 years, Louisville diners have been enjoying an open-faced turkey sandwich with Mornay sauce, cheese, bacon and tomato that goes by the name of the “Hot Brown” on menus throughout the city. Since 2013, the Hot Brown Hop, a compilation of the local restaurants that feature a Hot Brown or a Hot Brown inspired menu item, has highlighted the local food scene and paid homage to the famous dish that originated in Louisville.

Over 40 restaurants throughout Louisville are featured on the Hot Brown Hop, including its inventor and namesake the Brown Hotel. Local chefs have taken some creative liberty on the original recipe with twists including a Hot Brown Soup, Hot Brown Pizza, Hot Brown Quesadilla, Pasta and even breakfast versions complete with an egg.

Brochures including the entire list of locations are available at: the Brown Hotel (335 W. Broadway – corner of 4th and Broadway, the Louisville Visitors Center, (301 S 4th St), Louisville Stoneware (731 Brent Street) and online at .

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