Louisville Magazine

JUL 2019

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72 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 7.19 DOGS OF DAIRY KASTLE Since El Mundo opened in 1995, I've gone through a handful of give-me-the-usual phases — first fish tacos, then quesadilla specials, and later Southwest green chile enchiladas. But now, six months in, I can officially proclaim 2019 as the year of the bison enchilada. Why did it take this long to discover the bison? That's a question I ask myself when my wife and I drop in for our nearly weekly summertime visit. The richly flavored meat is lower in fat and calories than beef, with an earthy quality that matches the smear of mole poblano sauce topping it and the always-exceptional black beans that come on the side. No other combination of ingre- dients takes a corn tortilla — or a glass of Negra Modelo — to a greater depth. I usually pair the bison with an all-veggie enchilada because two bison might be a bit of a stampede. — BA How do you get 1,652 followers in less than four months? Dogs. Dogs lapping up swirls of soft serve. And Milk-Bone "sprinkles." Since Dairy Kastle employees started Dogs of Dairy Kastle (@dogs_of_ dairykastle) in March, the Eastern Parkway institution has posted photos of more than 50 dogs — and one leashed cat. — Jenny Kiefer DAIRY DEL > DAIRY KASTLE I'd pick Diary Del over nearby Dairy Kastle any day — fighting words to a die-hard DK fan. A neighborhood spot untainted by rushing traffic or lines 20 deep, Diary Del offers everything I could want in a classic soft-serve spot: cheap ice cream, a long list of fair food (pulled-pork nachos, baskets of chicken fingers), vegan options and friendly neighborhood folks chatting by the pick-up window. The high-school girls behind the counter ring a bell and cheer each time you drop a tip in the jar. My first time there, I spotted an image of FlavorBurst cones — an artifact from my childhood that I hadn't seen in more than 20 years. The edges of fruity gel give the vanilla a bright touch of fun. — Michelle Eigenheer At Akasha Brewing Co., the showstopper for me is the Piper, a cherrywood smoked porter that co-owner Rick Stidham per- fected during 20 years of home-brewing and has kept on the menu since opening the NuLu brewery in 2015. Many avoid trying it because they think it'll taste like it was grilled on a Weber. Not so. The whiff of cherrywood Stidham has added to this well-balanced malty ale is a masterstroke. During the summer, however, a porter can seem like hot coffee on an iced-tea day. So I stopped by recently in search of a light- er beer I might spend time with on warm evenings. Folks, I'm a sucker for the Belgian blonde. It's darker in color but lighter-bod- ied than European classics of this genre. The mild hops and a bit of spiciness calm into a refreshing finish. It starts, and ends, like a perfect summer day. — Bruce Allar THE PIPER AND THE BELGIAN BLONDE STUCK ON BISON

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