Louisville Magazine

JUL 2019

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LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 7.19 73 Photo by Joon Kim "Eating at Captain's Quarters on a sunny afternoon is a brush with summer vacation. It feels lazy and warm. I used to hang out on the patios with a cold pink drink in my hand and sing and laugh with my friends. The last time I went, I sat on the grass slope and watched my toddler romp around chasing bubbles and butterflies, giggling with delight." — Jennifer Wade-Hesse, Olmsted Academy South teacher "Panchitos is so unapologetically Mexican — I love it. It reminds me a lot of L.A. and also of these snack shops called michoacanas that are all over Mexico." — Adal Castellon Jr., owner of Spanish Fly Barbershop "Chik'n & Mi's fresh- cut bonito fries with black garlic aioli. They mix the fries with herbs, then garnish them with bonito fish flakes, which take them to the next level." — Paco Garcia, executive chef at Con Huevos "I am so sad I no longer live in the Iroquois Park area, meaning I no longer have quick access to Vietnam Kitchen. My husband and I used to eat there all the time. We still drive across town to visit when we can, because the food — well, I'm drooling just thinking about it. Great conversations have been had while dipping those delicious steamed pork spring rolls in peanut sauce. And the K6 (noodle soup) is awesome. Just as awesome as the avocado milkshake." — Jama Vogt, Atherton High School teacher "The music at Havana Rumba always takes me back to Ecuador and puts me in a better mood. My go-to dishes are: croquetas de pollo (chicken croquettes), masas de puerco (fried pork chunks) and pescado a la parrilla (grilled fish). You cannot go wrong with a plate from this place." — Juan Merizalde, manager of the Old Forester distillery on Whiskey Row "I'm not even sure of the name, but my favorite taco truck sits in the parking lot of a Marathon gas station on Breckenridge near Six Mile Lane. I almost always get the kale burrito with the hot homemade sauce and I add avocado. I usually BOYB and have a drink while I wait." — Cassia Herron, urban planner and activist "Love the kale salad at Oskar's Slider Bar and think I've tried most all of the gourmet sliders. My favorites are the fish, buffalo chicken and cheeseburger. My daughters also love the gigantic bear carved out of a tree!" — Matt Wallace, Kentucky Shakespeare's producing artistic director "The goat cheese bruschetta at Volare." — Matt Wallace "I took my now-wife to Buck's Restaurant in Old Louisville before proposing 15 years ago. It's the best anniversary spot." — Matt Wallace "Reuben with spicy pickles at Morris' Deli." — Sara Callaway, director of the Louisville Academy of Music "Caffe Classico's pommes frites are crisp on the outside, soft on the inside. The paper cone they're served in feels very European." — Skylar Smith, artist "The staff at Z's Oyster Bar and Steakhouse knows their wine, their beef, their oysters. I take my family there for big celebrations." — Bland Matthews, founder of BerserkerBrew coffee "Favorite lunch: Safier Mediterranean Deli on South Fourth Street. If I'm really hungry I'll get the saag paneer. If I'm on the go, I order the veggie wrap with extra pickled radishes and the lentil soup. It's common for me to drink the soup in the car." — Cassia Herron "The fire-grilled oysters at Lupo — I could eat them daily!" — DJ Kim Sorise "Solo dinner, belly up to the robata grill at the New Albany location of Dragon King's Daughter." — Jessica George, executive director of Revolutions Per Minute "My current dinner go- to has been Eiderdown for the vegan loaf. It's a chickpea-based meatloaf alternative complete with brown gravy and a crispy crust, served over mashed potatoes." — Theresa Zawacki, Russell: A Place of Promise "From the round table at MozzaPi: Winter morning, possibly some snow, in front of the huge copper oven, fresh-ground coffee, a just-baked Gruyère- date-chorizo scone. Owner Tom Edwards stretching pizza dough, others baking muffins or cookies. The tranquility, the aromas, the morning light. The wood fire takes you to a wonderful place." — reader Hank Allen "When my 13-year-old gets his black belt or does something well at school, he's always asking to go to Mussel & Burger Bar." — Bland Matthews "Fried chicken at Mellwood Tavern every Tuesday." — reader Lee Mayfield "Hungry Pelican in Fern Creek is consistently worth the drive. I'm never disappointed with the seafood. It seems to be unknown to most people. A well-kept secret." — reader Myrna Gibbs

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