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Eggs Over Frankfort Louisville KY

Eggs Over FrankfortOne of the great things about living in Louisville is all of the local businesses. Louisville has a wide array of local shops and restaurants sprinkled throughout various neighborhoods and areas of town. Even if you've lived here ten years or more, there always seems to be something new to try or discover. While there are many excellent chain restaurants in town, the local restaurants really do add to the cultural richness of the area and break up the monotony. Eggs Over Frankfort

If you're looking for a new breakfast restaurant, check out Eggs Over Frankfort. My husband and I really enjoy getting breakfast together Sunday mornings after church and we like to try new places. We stumbled upon Eggs Over Frankfort recently and had a great experience. The restaurant is quite small and it was packed the day we visited. While we did have a small wait, the environment was warm and the staff very friendly. While we waited we were invited to choose a mug from a nearby book shelf and were served coffee (very homey atmosphere!). Eggs Over Frankfort

The restaurant serves breakfast and brunch and the menu has some unique options. We both ordered variations of the Breakfast Burger, a burger served on a maple glazed english muffin with goat cheese, egg, and bacon. We had sides of delicious cheese grits & breakfast potatoes. Yum! The food served around us also looked appealing with options including red velvet pancakes, eggs benedict, breakfast burrito, built your own omelet and more! Eggs Over Frankfort is open daily from 7:30am-2:00pm Monday-Friday and 7:30am-3:00pm Saturday and Sunday. The restaurant is located at 2712 Frankfort Ave Louisville KY 40206. Be sure to arrive early to avoid the crowds and ask for extra syrup if you order the burger! Support our local business and check out Eggs Over Frankfort if you're in the area. Give us a call today for more information about the Louisville area or to learn about Louisville Real Estate.

By Lauren Hammond, Listings Coordinator

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Potbelly Sandwich Shop Louisville KY

Pot Belly Sandwich Shop Louisville KYPotbelly Sandwich Shop wasn’t born in Louisville but I can personally say I’m happy that this little restaurant now calls the Derby City home. With two shops, one downtown and one in the Paddock Shops (formerly known as the Summit), Potbelly is quickly becoming a local favorite. The Potbelly Sandwich Shop originally started out as an antique store owned by a couple. The owners decided to start selling lunch to their customers and soon lines were out the door for a bite. 

Pot Belly Sandwich Shop Louisville KYPotbelly’s website gives a little history about the restaurant that is enjoyable to read. In 1996, the antique store was purchased and turned into what we know today as the Potbelly Sandwich Shop restaurant.
Pot Belly Sandwich Shop Louisville KY

The atmosphere in the restaurant is very cozy, especially now that it is so cold outside. I have tried a few of their sandwiches and have been pleased with each kind.
Surprisingly, their peanut butter and jelly sandwich is one of my favorites. I didn’t know peanut butter and jelly could taste so good. Maybe it’s because it’s toasted?

Pot Belly Sandwich Shop Louisville KYWhen it comes to soup and chili, it’s hard to find a better place to go to warm up with something so delicious. Potbelly’s switches up their soups of the day. Their broccoli cheddar and chili are available every day. If you have the chance to taste the garden vegetable soup, do yourself a favor and get it. It tastes familiar and cozy and delicious. If it’s not available, I highly recommend the chili. A perfect complement to the sandwiches. If you can’t decide which soup to try, ask for a sample! Lastly, get the chocolate brownie cookie. Just do it.

Let us know what you think about Potbelly Sandwich Shop and tell us where we should eat next. Tweet us @AtHomeInLou or call 502-371-1173 today to speak to us about the latest in Louisville Real Estate.

By Katelyn Vittitow, Realtor

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Bistro 1860 Louisville KY

Bistro 1860 Louisville KYIf you just like a little bit of this & little bit of that, or you are hungry, but just not that hungry, then Bistro 1860 is the place for you! This restaurant has the most unique French-American fusion cuisine menu in the city. Chef Michael Crouch has developed a trademark a trois niveaux style. Huh? OK, I don't know French either, so in plain English; they offer 3 portion sizes, bite size, appetizer and entrée portion. These options come in handy because it is often difficult to choose what you want to eat. If something sounds good, but you're not so sure you will like it, just order a bite! Or you can order the entrée size portion and share with your entire group.Bistro 1860 Louisville KY

The menu is constantly changing because Chef Michael Crouch likes to offer the freshest produce from local farmers; so the offerings usually correlate with the season. Many of the popular offerings are a constant on the menu, such as the Lobster Hush Puppy with lemon hollandaise, blood orange gastrique, and candied jalapeño ($6, $12, $18); and the Hudson Valley Duck Confit Strudel with caramelized onion, candied chile, fresh capriole goat cheese, shallot sherry cream sauce ($8, $15, $23); but Chef Crouch is always trying to create new innovative dishes to tease your tastebuds. Personally, one of my favorites are the Porcini Dusted Diver Scallops with wild mushroom, smoked butter, english pea, and local vegetables ($12, $24, $36). My husband cannot stay away from the Lobster Hush Puppies.

Bistro 1860 Louisville KYThe first thing you will notice as you walk in the door is the expansive curvet system (one of the largest in the country) that allows you to choose from 54 open bottles of wine. If you prefer a tasty cocktail, the bartenders are excellent mixologists & will create a concoction just for you.

Other mentionable things about this restaurant is that it is located in a turn of the century farmhouse that has been professionally decorated by local decorator, Dennis Tapp. The restaurant gives you an inviting warm feeling, almost like you are eating in your own home. Several fireplaces through out the restaurant enhance your dining experience. One must visit the Camel Lounge located on the 2nd floor that features cozy sitting areas and few dining tables; and many camels that the owner, Ron Kayrouz, has collected through out the years. (There is a story there, just ask Ron!)Bistro 1860 Louisville KY

In the warmer months of the year, you can sit on the patio to dine or just hang out with friends for a pre or post dinner cocktail. They often have live music in the evenings for your enjoyment. Bistro 1860 is located at 1765 Mellwood Avenue, it's at the corner of Brownsboro Road and Mellwood Ave. This is a must for all savvy diners!

To learn more about local dining options, louisville area events, or to discuss homes in Louisville contact At Home In Louisville Real Estate Group today at 502-371-1173.

By Lori O'Koon-Ford, Realtor

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Shack in the Back BBQ Louisville KY

Shack in the Back BBQ Louisville KYThere is nothing quite like slow cooked, homemade bar-b-que. Just writing about it now makes me want to run over to Shack in the Back BBQ and grab a turkey rib dinner. Nobody does bar-b-que like the south and nobody in Louisville does bar-b-que quite like Shack in the Back BBQ. The relaxed atmosphere and southern décor make you feel right at home.Shack in the Back BBQ Louisville KY

“This is a place where families gather for all that is best about Kentucky barbecue."

"Our meat is slow smoked to perfection daily on old-fashioned pits for a minimum of 14 to 18 hours. Our side dishes are made from scratch in our own kitchen. We take great pride in providing hearty, quality food and outstanding service at a reasonable price. Just ten minutes from Louisville, but always close to home, we hope you’ll join us for dinner soon. You’ll be glad you did."- The Sivells Family, Owners”

Shack in the Back BBQ Louisville KY

With 4.7 out of 5 stars from Google reviewers and listed as 4th best bar-b-que in the city (out of 24 restaurants with 2 of the top 3 being national chains), it’s no wonder that this restaurant is a local favorite.

Here are a few of the things that make this restaurant so delicious:1) Their side dishes are made from scratch. 2)Their sandwiches are all served on bakery fresh buns. 3)Their wings are smoked for a minimum of 3 hours (no microwaving here!).

Shack in the Back BBQ Louisville KYOut of all the Google reviews, the ribs were the most recommend entrée at Shack in the Back BBQ. Do yourself a favor and try some! When you are done, you can purchase a bottle of your favorite sauce or some sweet pickles to take home.

If you are excited about trying this restaurant, we recommended not visiting during prime dinner or lunch hours as the restaurant itself isn’t very large. Shack in the Back BBQ also caters events.

Let us know what you think about Shack in the Back BBQ and tell us where we should eat next. Tweet us @AtHomeInLou or visit one of our websites to View Homes in Louisville

Shack in the Back BBQ: 406 Mt Holly Rd Fairdale,KY 40118

HOURS: MON– THURS: 11 AM–8 PM, FRI–SAT: 11 AM–9 PM 

By Katelyn Vittitow, Realtor

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Joe's OK Bayou Louisville KY

Joes Ok Bayou Louisville KYWhen you think of Cajun food, you tend to think of New Orleans. Did you know that Louisville really knows how to cook up some crawfish and po boys like you have never had. One Google reviewer says about Joe’s “"The best Cajun food I had up north and I'm from Louisiana so I know my Cajun." Another very happy Google reviewer says this about his experience: “The best cajun food in Louisville.

Joes Ok Bayou Louisville KY

For an appetizer, try the Cajun Popcorn (which is fried crawfish tails with a mildly spicy honey mustard sauce that is delicious). The alligator and frog legs are also excellent. For a main course, try a combo with Crawfish Etoufee, Jambalaya, and Gumbo. If you are a tomato fan, try any of the Creole dishes. Been going to this place regularly since 1995 - no other place in town even comes close for Cajun cookin'.”

Joes Ok Bayou Louisville KY

Since 1995, Joe’s Ok Bayou has been doing just that. Bringing Mardi Gras up to Louisville for that past 19 years, Joe’s Ok Bayou has become a local favorite for Cajun food, even winning several Reader’s Choice Awards and a Churchill Downs Chili cook-off. Walking in to the restaurant you are greeted with vibrant Mardi Gras colors and a little swampy décor to make you feel like you are in the bayou. If you have never had Cajun food or are not a fan of anything too spicy, try a staple like the red beans, sausage, and rice plate.

Joes Ok Bayou Louisville KYIf you are feeling a little adventurous, Joe’s Ok Bayou offers a fun mix of gator tail, crawfish, and frog legs. Yes, the gator does taste a little like chicken – so don’t be afraid to branch out and try some! Jambalaya and gumbo are also a few fan favorites and takes you right to the swampland. When you’re done, try a Cajun praline to finish your meal.

Let us know what you think about Joe’s Ok Bayou and tell us where we should eat next. Tweet us @AtHomeInLou or call 502-371-1173 to discuss Louisville Real Estate.

By Katelyn Vittitow, Realtor

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Momma’s Mustard Pickles & BBQ Louisville KY

Momma's Mustard Pickles & BBQ Louisville KYIn the mood for BBQ? Louisville has a variety of BBQ options, but one local restaurant you’re sure to enjoy is Momma’s Mustard Pickles & BBQ. Momma’s is a family owned establishment with two locations in Louisville (One at 119 S Hurstbourne Parkway and the other at 102 Bauer Ave near St Matthews). The restaurants are open daily from 11am to 10pm and even offer catering and take out.

Momma’s has just about anything you could ask of a BBQ establishment with wings, juicy ribs, chili, sliders, sandwiches, and BBQ meat by the pound. Of course, there are also a couple of yummy homemade BBQ sauce options.

Not only is Momma’s a fun environment and a nice local business to support, but they also are involved in charitable giving in the Louisville area. A 1% surcharge is applied to all orders which is matched by Momma’s. Proceeds from this charge go to support Louisville charities including Home of the Innocents, Special Olympics, & Dare to Care. Give Momma’s Mustard Pickles & BBQ a whirl the next time you’re craving BBQ.

Call At Home In Louisville Real Estate Group at 502-371-1173 for more information about dining in and around the Louisville area or to learn about homes in Louisville.

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Crescent Hill Craft House Louisville KY

Crescent Hill Craft House Louisville KYInterested in spending a cozy evening & tasting some local beers this fall? Check out the Crescent Hill Craft House! The Crescent Hill Craft House owners have made it their goal to house a wide variety of Kentucky beers for your enjoyment & appreciation. The establishment also serves bourbon, wine, & cocktails as well as a full food menu.

Breakfast is served on Saturdays & Sunday mornings. Try the eggs benedict, biscuits and gravy, or the craft house pancakes. Choose from the rest of the menu the remainder of the week with tasty appetizers including hushpuppies, bruschetta, mussels, and pretzels with beer cheese. There’s also a nice selection of soups, salads, sandwiches, and entrees.

The showstopper is, of course, the selection of over 40 beer varieties. You’ll love the southern atmosphere & extensive beer & bourbon menu at this local establishment. Support local business and stop by the Crescent Hill Craft House, 2636 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville KY 40206 sometime this season! You’ll be glad you did!

For more information about Louisville businesses, or to discuss Louisville Real Estate, contact At Home In Louisville Real Estate Group today at 502-371-1173.

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Crave Cafe Louisville KY


Crave CafeI love selling the city of Louisville to excited future homeowners. What could top that? Eating at a Louisville original restaurant can. There is nothing quite like a meal created by a chef that lives right in your very own city. My husband and I were on Frankfort Ave this week when we saw a quaint little restaurant properly titled Crave Café. I say properly titled because I have been craving it ever since we left.

Crave Cafe Louisville Chicken Tortilla SoupAs we walked up to the small, cozy café, we were greeted with the words “homemade” and “finest meats”. It seemed like a great start. The restaurant itself was an adorable chic and rustic theme that satisfied my personal taste. The staff was very friendly with good ole southern mannerisms. After getting recommendations from the waitress, my husband and I ordered our food. We chose to sit outside and enjoy the fall weather – because soup must be eaten with a fall breeze.

Kentucky Cobb Sandwich Crave Cafe LouisvilleOne of the Crave Cafe soup specials of the day was chicken tortilla, so we started off with a bowl. It was a great temperature and very flavorful. I was very hungry when we arrived so having warm soup ready to eat was satisfying.

My husband ordered the Kentucky Cobb sandwich. My favorite part of this sandwich was the addition of boiled eggs. I have not had this on a club before and it was delicious. The blue cheese mayo was a tasty touch as well. His sandwich was so large that we shared it and still had some left over.

Joes Special Crave CafeI ordered the Joe’s Special and have not stopped craving it since. I contemplated ordering a second sandwich before I had even finished eating. I have eaten many grilled chicken sandwiches in my life but this one is my absolute favorite. Note that I did swap out their honey mustard for mayo on my sandwich. Between the applewood bacon, ciabatta bread, and melted Swiss cheese, I was in sandwich Heaven.

I’m already planning my next visit to Crave Cafe. I encourage you to stop by as well and support a delicious, local restaurant. Let me know what you think!

For more details about Louisville dining options and the unique offerings of our city or to speak with someone about Louisville Real Estate, Call our team today at 502-371-1173.

By Katelyn Vittitow, Realtor

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Genius in a Box

Genius In A BoxTrying out new things in Louisville is one of my favorite things to do. I love this city and have adopted it as my own. This is one of the reasons I absolutely love helping people find their home here in this wonderful city. One of my newest fascinations is Louisville’s food trucks. A brilliant idea! Food on wheels! I’m always pleasantly surprised at how great the food tastes.Genius In A Box Tomatoes

One of those happy surprises is the food truck Genius In A Box.  My husband and I were checking out Jeffersontown’s Gaslight Festival when I felt drawn to this creative truck. I ordered the sandwich The Genius (I’m a sucker for anything that has ham and sautéed onions!) and it melted in my mouth. The sandwich was big enough to feed me and my husband.

Genius In A Box Sauteed Onions

The food was enough to make me want to come back, but as a bonus I was fortunate enough to get to talk with the owners, Tristian and Diedrea Barnes. They were both incredibly friendly and patient enough to answer all of my questions about the business of food trucks. When you see this truck driving around, make sure you stop and say hi from the At Home In Louisville Real Estate Group!

Genius In A Box was created from matrimony. We took our savings from our wedding and started this business. We thought, ‘what better way to share our love, then by giving Genius to those who love great food.’ Even though I'm the Chef and my wife's the smile, the taste of Genius comes from unified effort-flavors each dish with a sprinkle love." Genius In A Box Louisville KY

"We started Genius in March 2012. We decided to be the forerunners of the food truck industry. When we started, there were only 5 other trucks doing business. Genius, Louisville Dessert , Booty’s Diner, Holy Mole, Lil Cheezers, and Traveling Kitchen. Now, food trucks have become a desired choice for many homes and have continued to become widespread throughout Louisville. Genius in A Box is not only food, it's culture, it's love, it's creativity. We strive to be different, I remember at my aluma mater, UofL , one of our slogans was ‘Dare to be different’, and that's what Genius stands on. So when you are out and about and see that li'l old white trailer, just don't think great food, think great people with lots of love- and always think Genius.”
- Tristian Barnes, Owner

For more information about other great places to eat in Louisville or to learn about Louisville Real Estate, contact At Home In Louisville Real Estate Group today.

By Katelyn Vittitow, Realtor

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Hammerheads Louisville

Hammerheads Beer Cheese

Keep Louisville weird. How can you do this? You can start by visiting Hammerheads for dinner. Located on Swan Street, this locally owned little restaurant has good portions and satisfying prices. My husband and I were invited to try it out by one of their chefs, Griffin Paulin, so we stopped by on Valentine’s Day and were delighted with the cozy corner booth we sat in.
Hammerheads BBQ Lamb Ribs
You could smell the food when walking in thanks to the double barreled smoker outside. We arrived around 5:30p and beat the crazy rush that happened only 30 minutes later. Our waitress was very friendly and made great recommendations. I’m generally a picky eater but I loved each item of food that we ordered. 

Hammerheads Roasted DuckWe started off with the beer cheese appetizer. This was my favorite item of the night. I almost ordered a second helping- but I’m glad I saved room for the delicious entrées. The soft, warm croissant was light and fluffy and the cheese had a touch of tang to it that I really enjoyed. 

Pick up a napkin, I can see you drooling- and for good reason. I never had BBQ Lamb Ribs before and after a recommendation by the chef to get the full rack, I quickly devoured these ribs. There was plenty of juicy meat on each bone which is a big plus. 

My husband ordered the Roasted Duck and naturally, I had to eat some of his food as well. This was my first duck experience, and I was not disappointed. In fact, I’ll probably order this the next time I go so I can enjoy the whole sandwich (one bite was not enough).
Hammerheads Truffle Fries

We split a basket of Truffle Fries at the recommendation of the waitress. Even though my fries were smothered in ketchup, I could still taste their crispy flavor. This was a really good choice.
Hammerheads Restaurant In Louisville KY

This sign caught my eye on the way out. Keep up the good work Hammerheads. I’m not surprised by your win! Louisville has a wonderful selection of local restaurants and businesses.  Contact At Home In Louisville Real Estate Group for more fun things to do in Louisville, KY or information about Louisville Real Estate.

By:  Katelyn Vittitow, Buyer Agent

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The South's Tastiest Town

Louisville DiningWell the voting has ended and if you didn't vote for Louisville as #1 in Southern Living Magazine's contest The South's Tastiest Town you should have!  Lets all hope we win when they announce the contest results on March 20th 2012 online and release their April 2012 magazine issue!  Louisville truly has some fabulous restaurants and offers a wide range of cuisine.  Whether you are enjoying a Sunday brunch at The Bristol, treating your spouse to a delicious steak at Jeff Ruby's, or munching on a tasty lunch at Marks Feed Store or Lynn's Paradise Cafe you are taking part in the delightful southern hospitality of Louisville's finest.  Be sure to stay tuned to Southern Living online to find out the results.  This is one of many things residents of Louisville can take pride in.

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Hard Rock Cafe' Louisville

 Hard Rock Café is in downtown Louisville in the 4th Street Live Complex. Who doesn’t love the Hard Rock Café the atmosphere is electric and they have some of the coolest rock memorabilia ever. Hard rock Café Louisville features stuff from local artists like Tantric and Flaw, and Muhammad Ali with the Beatles. Some other great memorabilia they feature are items from rock legends such as Elton John, Rod Stewart, and Elvis. HRC Louisville also has an outdoor Aerosmith display which from what I read on their site is the first of its kind in a Hard Rock.  In addition, to all the great memorabilia Hard Rock Café has some amazing food everything from Rock Nachos to Hickory Smoked Ribs.  HRC is also in walking distance of the Kentucky International Convention Center, many museums, and Waterfront Park. With HRC being in the 4th Street Live Complex you are never with out stuff to do whether your taste is for shopping, a rockin nightclub, or knocking some pins down at Lucky Strike.                                                                                                                                        
 
 
 
 
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The soupBycycle


 For weeks now I have been reading articles, and seeing news pieces about this Chef named Ian Ritchie who delivers eco friendly soup via his bicycle. I was very intrigued by this idea so I did some investigating. This guy is amazing he makes all the soups fresh, and then delivers them by bicycle on Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays. He is even certified in food safety so never fear you are in good hands. So how does it work you ask? Well you go to his website, and make your soup choice, place your order by Friday the week before, and wait for your eco-friendly soup to show up at your door, office, or street corner basically where ever you want it delivered as long as it is in his delivery bounds. He will even put it in the staff fridge for you. Your main choices are always vegan, meaty, and veggie with the soup changing each week in those categories. So always something fresh and new! He even has a service called a “soup-scription” and for twenty dollars a month you can have a souprise every month.  In addition, to him saving the planet one bowl of soup at a time he is also uses products that are certified Kentucky Proud and a member of the keep Louisville Weird Movement.  
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