Louisville Magazine

JUL 2019

Louisville Magazine is Louisville's city magazine, covering Louisville people, lifestyles, politics, sports, restaurants, entertainment and homes. Includes a monthly calendar of events.

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32 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 7.19 15 Best of LouisviŹe Awards Kindred Spirit Spotlight In keeping with the spirit of this year's Bests, we asked Best of Louisville Legends what they love about our city. "I think all our parks, restaurants, music venues, theater experiences and art galleries make Louisville truly unique. One brand new restaurant stands out for me, Palatucci's on Spring Street. We are a friendly bunch!" — Nancy Peterson, Owner of Edenside Gallery since 1991 10 Best of Louisville Awards Churchill Downs is at the top of the list. It's one of the biggest reasons I came here 33 years ago, and one of the biggest reasons I stayed. It is the iconic heart and soul of horse racing. But there's something more. Louisville has one of the most welcoming spirits of any place I've ever been. But there's something more. And the something more, it's all about the people here. — Fred Cowgill, WLKY Sports Director 17 Best of Louisville Awards "For 34 years Louisville Magazine has led the way to seek and celebrate the best our city has to offer. But, that is what we do here in this big, little city. • Best Beignets belong to Chef Bobby Benjamin of Butchertown Grocery. • Best Jewelry and Housewares Items goes to Butchertown's Work the Metal. • Best (Wild Mushroom) Taco goes to Merle's Whiskey Kitchen. • Best (Kale) Salad also goes to Merle's Whiskey Kitchen. • Best Caramel Cake goes to Lilly's/Le Peche. These are just a few of the things and places that I cherish, and am happy to call them the Best of Louisville." — Dawne Gee, WAVE 3 14 Best of Louisville Awards "Michael Kraft (1966-2019) really lo eeping it local' was more than in his blood, it was a true passion. He chose to sta t his family and joined the family business (established in 1850) in 1988. His candle burned so brightly that it seems he squeezed 52 years into the 31 he spent leading Nanz & Kraft Florists. Mic e and inspirational, that people and families touched by cancer, began showing up at N could dam e was anything but something beautiful to get out and experience. He was a beacon for his family, his business and the community. — Da anz & Kraft 1 wards "I love the Parklands. Every view is captivating. Every sound is calming. If there is heaven on earth, it is the Parklands. The Jones family and other philanthropists gifted the city with the most stunning free stretch of paradise in this region. We can't thank them enough. Put on your walking shoes and go visit the Parklands right now." — Terry Meiners, 840 WHAS 19 Best of Louisville Awards y. Louisville is others. One such organization that Mark's Feed Store has had the privilege of partnering with is Love City in the Portland neighborhood, led by two amazing and caring people, Shawn and Inga Arvin. Their vision is to uplift the people of Portland with faith, hope and love. I know Louisville is grateful for the difference they are making in changing lives and making Louisville a better place." — Mary Stebbins, Mark's Feed Store 12 Best of Louisville Awards "We love our 'family,' guts and staff, many om have celebrated life's important occasions with us. Bh make Louisville a spial place. Louisville has some the most kind and generous people ich mak doing at we do a pleasure." — ScŽ Harper, MS, Brisol Bar & Grille 28 Bt Louisville Awards ADVERTISEMENT

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