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Where to eat in Louisville right now

Although I have sang the praises of many of these restaurants- it doesn’t hurt to have the fine folks at the James Beard Awards agree with my tastes. Maybe they have been reading my blog? 🙂 Here’s a list of chefs and restaurants that are making Louisville so wonderful:

Congratulations to James Beard semi-finalist Harvest for Best New Restaurant.

Remember when I about melted over their chocolate pumpkin bread pudding with caramel and whipped cream? Maybe this will jog your memory:

Makes me want to grow a garden! And force their chefs to cook me food everyday. Congrats Harvest.

Congratulations to the Oakroom at the Seelbach Hilton for the James Beard nomination for Outstanding Service.  Although I often focus on the many exciting new restaurants opening up in Louisville, the Oakroom has not only bred numerous great chefs who were inspired to start their own ventures, but they continuously push the envelope with their food.  I have fond memories of my very first pecan pie salad with blue cheese ice cream, pumpkin soup with bison sausage, and their melt-in-your mouth ribeye.  And of course the service has always been impeccable, which everyone knows is half of the dining experience.

And in the Best Chef Southeast category, congratulations to Seviche’s Anthony Lamas and 610 Magnolia’s Chef Edward Lee. When I first moved to Louisville everyone told me I had to go to Seviche and they were right.  From the spicy empanadas, to the gorgeous tuna tacuitos seviche, Chef Anthony brings the Latin thunder. Having received this nomination for the past two years I’m crossing my fingers that this year he can go all the way.

Chef Edward Lee has been in the press lately for getting to the top 4 in Top Chef and he couldn’t have represented Louisville better.  Funny, caring, charismatic and honest Chef Lee deserves all of these great food accomplishments.  And if his day couldn’t get any better, Greater Louisville Inc. also named Chef Lee as the recipient of the Thomas Edison Award for bringing success to both Louisville and himself.  Get info on the awards ceremony and purchase tickets here.

Cheers to all of those nominated for making this city such a great place to live and eat. Now get out there and enjoy the best!

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Always a Fresh Harvest

Harvest is the epitome of the farm-to-table movement in Louisville.  I knew it the moment I walked in.  From the giant black and white photos of the farmers who made our food, the large cork board art piece pinpointing the exact location of the local farms, and the curious nondescript menu.  But nondescript in this case is good. For example, when you order the Harvest pizza, you get a choice of meat or vegetable, set at market price.  Market price? Typically you only see that with seafood.  At Harvest the reason they don’t tell you the toppings depends on the farmers crops and meats that week.  It’s like fresh dining roulette! But without leaving broke and angry. That night my pizza was a chicken confit with a spicy corn salsa. Who knows what meat pizza will be next week!

The fresh details are also in the cocktail menu.  When I ordered my favorite drink the Old Fashioned, the bartender whipped up a version with peach puree, black walnut bitters and Old Forestor. Fresh is good.  And so is their southern style comfort food.

Take a look at what we ate (the bread pudding stole the show):

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Speaking of pizza, catch my chat with The Ramsey Brothers on Lite 106.9 tomorrow morning at 7:45 am where we discuss some of the most unique pizzas in Louisville and what is new to our dining scene. Got a place I have to talk about? Let me know on my FB page.

Harvest is located at 624 East Market Street. Open for lunch Tuesday thru Friday 11a-2:30p.  Open for dinner Tuesday thru Thursday, 5p-10p and until 11p Saturday and Sunday.

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