Gone But Not Forgotten

The following restaurants participated in our Dining Guide over the years past but are with us now only in our memories — enjoy a look back.
December 01, 2021
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Pictured here is Kentucky farm-roasted chicken from Lilly’s. Chef Kathy Cary was truly an icon of the Louisville restaurant scene, and was one of the leaders of bringing local food to diners.

Anchorage Café
11505 Park Road 
Anchorage, KY 40223

Fresh, local, seasonal, delicious: Breakfast, lunch, a delectable array of house baked treats and a full service espresso bar; followed by a locally inspired evening small plates offering and a selection of craft beers and wine await you in beautiful downtown Anchorage. Dine al fresco in our courtyard, or in our dining room inside the Depot, a meticulously designed building reminiscent of a bygone railway era. 

Avalon
1314 Bardstown Rd.
Louisville, KY 40204

Located in the heart of Louisville’s eclectic Highlands neighborhood, locally owned Avalon features casual dining in a bistro lounge atmosphere plus a fantastic patio. The menu offers a variety of flavorful selections made with locally sourced fresh ingredients, outstanding wines and cocktails. 

Blind Pig
1076 East Washington Street
Louisville, Ky 40206
502-618-0600

The Blind Pig is a gastropub located in scenic Butchertown near downtown Louisville, KY. Established in March, 2010, the restaurant specializes in house made European comfort food and offers an old-world centric wine program, innovative cocktail list, and wide reaching beer list.

 

Bluegrass Burgers
3334 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

We are a quick casual, Louisville favorite family-owned restaurant with that ‘diner feel.’ Grilled to order local grass fed beef and bison, along with many other meat/ vegan options — all topped with fresh locally sourced produce, house made sauces, and salsas from our ‘build your own’ toppings bar. Pair it with our hand cut or sweet potato fries, home-made coleslaw or our very own seasoned potato chips. 

Cake Flour
Glenview Pointe Shopping Center
2420 Lime Kiln Ln., Ste. C
502-425-0130
CakeFlourBakery.com

We provide delicious goods of the highest quality, made from natural ingredients and prepared with care from scratch. In addition to offering the finest pastries and custom cakes, we serve breakfast and lunch, and offer catering options. 

Couvillion
1318 McHenry Street, Louisville,
KY 40217

Come to Couvillion to fulfill your Cajun/Creole cravings behind Germantown Mill Lofts! Imagine: starting off with smoky cornbread and Cajunseasoned pork rinds, then jumping into Duck Creole or Crawfish Etoufee. 

Earth Friends Café
829 E. Market St.
Louisville, KY 40206,
502-749-8911
180 W. Spring St. New Albany, IN 47129

Earth Friends Cafe and Coffee Bar provides patrons the unique opportunity to purchase local, organic, fairtrade, and/or plant-based products in one setting. We offer local and organic food products from Marksbury Farms, Grasshoppers Distribution, Grateful Greens, Roobie Red Tea, and others. There are many vegetarian and vegan options on our menu, which rotates seasonally. 

Harvest
624 E Market St
Louisville, KY 40202
502-384-9090
harvestlouisville.com

Harvest welcomes Chefs Jeff Dailey and Ryan Smith offer expert culinary experience to the restaurant’s mission of local and sustainable cuisine. With at least eighty percent of our food from farmers and growers which are within a 100-mile radius of the city. Open Tues-Sun dinner 5-10pm. Fr-Sun Brunch 10am-2:30pm. 

Hillbilly Tea
120 S. 1st Street 
Louisville, KY 40202

At its core Hillbilly Tea is an Appalachian themed “Tea Café”, which offers a variety of fresh organic whole leaf teas and boast a full menu of wholesome mountain inspired comfort foods. We source locally from Duncan Farms, Grateful Greens, Groce Family Farm, Stone Cross, Foxhollow and others. 

L&N Wine
Bar and Bistro
1765 Mellwood Ave. 
Louisville, KY 40206

L&N Chef Michael Hargrove utilizes local farmers and growers to bring you the best the season has to offer. Proudly offering nearly 80 wines by the glass, full bar including infused martinis and craft beers and the charming ambiance of an old roadhouse with exposed brick, fireplaces and patio dining. 

Lilly’s — A Kentucky Bistro
1147 Bardstown Road 
Louisville, KY 40204
lillyslapeche.com

For a casual yet upscale dining experience, Lilly’s Bistro in the historic Highland Neighborhood exudes warmth and style. Fresh and seasonal ingredients inspire our New American Cuisine with an international flair from our local farmers. Enjoy a variety of small and large plates from our sustainable-farmed menu. 

Meridian Café
112 Meridian Avenue
Louisville, KY 40207

Meridian Café is a locally owned breakfast and lunch spot occupying a 1940’s two story home in St. Matthews, KY. Sourcing ingredients from our local farmers, the café serves Louisville’s freshest breakfast, and an eclectic mix of homemade soups, sandwiches, salads and delectable daily specials. Serving food for the vegan to the omnivore you’re sure to find “There’s Nothing Else Like It!” 

Mozz
445 East Market Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Proprietor and Chef Mathew Antonovich and proprietor Michael Cooper introduce a new unique modern Italian supper club serving farm-to-table aristocratic food from Lazio-Rome-Naples, Tuscany-Florence, and Emilia-Romagna regions of Italy. 

North End Café
1722 Frankfort Ave. & 2116 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY

Traditional meets modern eclectic cuisine at the North End Café. The menu highlights traditional items made with a health-conscious approach using the freshest seasonal ingredients available. Offering breakfast all day, plus lunch and dinner daily. Dine inside or on the patio. On- and off-site catering available. 

Rye
900 East Market Street
Louisville, Ky 40206
502.749.6200
www.ryeonmarket.com

At RYE, we believe food should be approachable yet challenging. Founded on the conviction that our most valued social experiences are created around food, RYE believes food exudes an energy that is, at times, indescribable. We believe that local and regional food simply tastes better. RYE focuses on using sustainable, seasonal, unadulterated ingredients, allowing us to provide you with a fresher, cleaner, more flavorful cuisine. Our cocktails are made with fresh juices squeezed daily and syrups we’ve created. 

Ward 426
426 Baxter Ave
Louisville, KY 40204

Born out of a passion for exceptional food and gracious service, Ward 426 brings an easygoing elegance to one of Louisville’s historic neighborhoods. Chef Shawn Ward and his team of culinary experts take Southern cuisine and elevate it to where it deserves to be by focusing on seasonal, local ingredients.

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