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    Quiz—How Louisville Are You?

    Are you a true Louisvillian? Glance over these 50 Louisville eats, drinks and experiences. Check off the ones you have completed. Then check your score at the very end!

    I have eaten (or drunk)...

    1. A Hot Brown
    2. A Hot Brown... at The Brown Hotel
    3. Benedictine spread
    4. Burgoo
    5. Pimento cheese spread on, well, just about anything
    6. Derby Pie
    7. Kentucky Fried Chicken
    8. A cheeseburger (you know they were purportedly invented in Louisville, right?)
    9. Anything from a food truck
    10. At Dairy Kastle
    11. At Wagner’s Pharmacy (A Louisville staple)
    12. A hot dog at a Louisville Bats game
    13. A Please & Thank You chocolate chip cookie
    14. One dish by Chef Edward Lee
    15. A Damaris Phillips recipe
    16. A Chaiburg
    17. Ale-8
    18. Bourbon (obviously)
    19. A mint julep
    20. A pink lily

    I have...

    1. Taken a tour of the Louisville Slugger Museum
    2. Visited Colonel Sanders’ grave in Cave Hill Cemetery
    3. Gone to Derby
    4. Gone to Oaks
    5. Gone to Thurby
    6. Refused to go to Derby or Oaks because it’s too touristy
    7. Listened to records at Ear X-Tacy (RIP)
    8. Floated down the Ohio in The Belle of Louisville
    9. Seen a show at The Kentucky Center
    10. Watched The Brown-Forman Nutcracker
    11. Looked at yourself in the trippy multi-faceted mirror in front of the Louisville Science Center
    12. Watched a historical interpretation at the Frazier History Museum
    13. Visited the Portland Museum
    14. Visited the Red Penguins at 21C
    15. Visited the real penguins at the Louisville Zoo
    16. Listened to My Morning Jacket
    17. Run in Cherokee Park
    18. Walked the Big Four Bridge
    19. Wandered St. James Court
    20. Ridden a trolley around Frankfort Avenue
    21. Played on The Great Lawn at Waterfront Park
    22. Gone to Abbey Road on the River
    23. Gone to Forecastle (or looked at purchasing tickets, felt vaguely ill when you saw the prices—then tried to determine whether you valued music or food for the next month more)
    24. Seen a concert at The Yum! Center
    25. Eaten an international snack at WorldFest
    26. Visited The Kentucky Fair,
    27. Vowed never to go to The Kentucky Fair again, as you were perplexed by the crowds, traffic, and the disproportionate amount of livestock—only to be lured back by the promise of double-fried Twinkies, or butter, or Kool-Aid, or whatever they fry now.
    28. You are a UofL fanatic—or hate the Cardinals with a burning passion.
    29. Stopped in front of Kizito just to smell the cookies baking.
    30. Already planned a trip to Kentucky Kingdom

    If You Scored...

    0-20: Do you even live in Louisville? It’s time for you to get out and experience all that Possibility City has to offer! Your first order of business—print off this list and start checking things off. One by one. Get back to me in a month, and trust me, you’ll be a happier, more bourbon-filled individual.

    21-35: You are on your way to being a true Louisvillian! Just a few more items to go, and it looks like I just provided you with plans for the next few weekends.

    36-50: True Louisvillian, right here!

    So how did you do? Did you make the elusive 50/50? What did I miss as an essential Louisville experience? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @louisvillecom. 

    Cover photo courtesy of Shutterstock. Copyright: Henryk Sadura

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    I'm a journalist and creative nonfiction writer based in Louisville, Kentucky. My freelance work has been featured in The Guardian US, Paste Magazine, Louisville Magazine STORY Magazine, STIR Journal, Mapquest Discover, Thrillist Louisville with pieces upcoming at Salon, Mental Floss, Serious Eats and Munchies. I also spend my spare time chasing food trucks.

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