Part restaurant, part brewery, part smokehouse, Against the Grain stepped up to fill the void left at Louisville Slugger Field when Browning’s closed. Several rotating varieties of beer are brewed on the premises, and the menu aims to please carnivores and vegetarians with selections like beer-can chicken, pan-seared duck, and tempeh pulled pork.
An inventive menu offers complex taste sensations with an emphasis on Kentucky regional cuisine. The bar is stocked with 70-plus bourbons from Kentucky distilleries — some of which find their way into dishes and desserts like the Maker’s Mark bourbon balls.
The perennially popular eatery offers outdoor seating and a brunch menu served all day Saturday and Sunday. The tomato-dill soup is a house specialty, and salads and sandwiches include names like The Naturalistic and The Louis XIV (chicken salad with apple slices and lettuce).
This eatery serves traditional breakfast and lunch fare with the flair of a gastronome. Try hearty breakfast dishes like “drowned eggs” — eggs poached and served in a tomato cilantro sauce, or decadent pancake creations like lemon souffle or bread pudding.
Because at least 80 percent of Harvest’s ingredients are sourced from local farms and producers, the only things that stay the same at this trendy new place are the seasonal changes. But with entrées like buttermilk fried chicken and smoked pork shoulder as the backbone of the menu, you can’t go wrong.
The Brown Hotel’s more casual restaurant provides a chance to eat the Hot Brown at its natal site — along with other sandwiches, salads and entrées. Features a lunch buffet on weekdays and a contemporary a la carte menu. Breakfast buffet on weekends.