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Louisville's Culinary Scene

Louisville’s growing food reputation is putting the city on the culinary map.

It’s not just the city’s eclectic, innovative and award-winning restaurant scene, but also locally made products that are setting the city apart (with and beyond the Bourbon!). Louisville was named a top destination to visit in 2015 by Fodor’s and Travel + Leisure Magazine with nods to the vibrant culinary offerings. For the past two years, Southern Living magazine has named Louisville as one of the “top 10 tastiest towns in the South,” and Zagat named Louisville “one of the top eight ‘awesome foodie getaways in the world’” – the only US destination. Lonely Planet named Louisville THE top US Travel Destination for 2013 largely based on culinary reasons. Highlights include: the hot dining corridors of Bardstown Road, Frankfort Avenue, NuLu and Whiskey Row; the approximately 50 independent restaurateurs that unite as the Louisville Originals; the launch of a Hot Brown Hop celebrating the city’s legendary sandwich; and of course the bourbon culture that permeates in the state that produces 95% of the world’s bourbon supply. Louisville is the Culinary Capital of Bourbon Country.

Visit www.culinarylouisville.com for the lowdown on our regional foods, dining options and fun culinary tour ideas.