Saturday, April 16, 2016

Louisville Restaurant Resolution List (Update 1)

A few months ago, I posted about my resolution to try as many Louisville restaurants as I could. I've managed to make some more progress on my list, and I'm going to go ahead and advise you to get a pen so you can add these excellent eateries to yours...

1. The Post 

2. Joella's Hot Chicken
3. Feast
4. Over the Nine
5. Harvest 
6. Zeggz 
7. Nord's Bakery
8. Against the Grain Brewery
9. Hi Five Donuts
10. Blaze
11. Ghyslain 
12. Wild Rita's
13. Jeff Ruby's
14. Fontleroy's 
15. Please & Thank You
17. Big Four Burgers
18. Stout Burgers
19. Sidebar 
20. El Camino
21. The Hub 
22. Royals
23. Monnik

Basically this update should be named "The Search for the Best Burger" because I ordered cheeseburgers at five of the six restaurants. And you know what? I'd do it all over again.

Back in February, my friend Melissa and I visited Fontleroy's in The Highlands and oh. My. Macaroni. We shared the macaroni and cheese to start and I could probably just eat that for my meal and be blissfully content. Then again, the chicken and waffles on their menu might have to be eaten on my next visit. I got the burger at my brother's recommendation (sans egg 'cause I keep it simple y'all)  and it was delicious! The service was excellent and the modern decor made for a wonderful dining experience. See you again soon, Macaroni, I mean, Fontleroy's. 

Monnik wasn't originally on my list, but thanks to a great suggestion from my friend Emily, this Germantown gem definitely earned its place. From the pretzel bun, to the beer cheese, to the onion ring, this burger had a lot to be happy about. I suggest you grab your friends, gather around their large tables (made from old bowling alley lanes), and get your grub on as soon as possible. Tara, Deanna, and Emily, when are we going back? 

To celebrate my new job, Melissa and I hit up the one non-burger joint on this post, Royals Hot Chicken. The math is simple, people: hot chicken + potato wedges + chocolate milkshake = YUM. A cool vibe + friendly service + delicious food = I will be back soon.

I have been wanting to try Big Four Burgers + Beer for quite some time. Though it's technically not located in Louisville, this New Albany eatery is worth the trip over the bridge. With so many different burgers to choose from, you're sure to find one that pleases your palate. 

Between concerts & Louisville basketball games, I've been to the Yum! Center more times than I can count. And yet for some unknown reason, I had never visited its next door neighbor, Sidebar, until last Thursday. As a self-proclaimed cheeseburger aficionado, you can trust me when I say that this is the best cheeseburger I've ever eaten in this city (or anywhere else). A soft pretzel bun, beer cheese, juicy beef, and a side of crispy sweet potato fries are the things my dreams are made of. I'm seriously ready to go back right now. 

Thank you, Melissa, Jenny, Deanna, Tara, Emily, and Jill for joining me on my food journey! It's safe to say that my Louisville restaurant resolution is already my favorite New Year's resolution ever. With plans to visit Feast and The Hub already on my calendar, I'm looking forward to crossing more delicious diners off my list. Do you have any others that you think I should add?