The Louisville restaurant scene makes living in this city exciting, especially with new restaurants opening up every month!
Havana Rumba Express and Tapas Bar opened the day after Father’s Day on June 17th on Bardstown Road at Douglass Loop. This restaurant is a 2-for-1 with the express side built like a fast casual Chipotle/Qdoba-style restaurant serving up build your own entrees, salads, hot pressed sandwiches and empanadas. On the tapas bar side you can get the classic sit-down menu with empanadas, hot and cold tapas as well as cocktails. My go to tapas? The Miami Hot Wings with a chipotle-orange sauce and the lobster quesadilla. Check out their new express menu
Business First announced that Wild Eggs is opening this fall on Floyd and Market behind Jimmy Johns. This Wild Eggs will be different from the rest with the downtown industrial style of the restaurant- plus the restaurant owner is flirting with a Friday-Sunday 24 hour operation.
The owners of Mussel & Burger Bar have figured out what they are doing with their beautiful renovated basement space. When the restaurant first opened, the owners flirted with the idea of holding the space for private events, but they have one upped themselves. They recently announced they will instead turn the basement into a 42 seat high end restaurant with Miami-style food. No date has been announced but if it’s anywhere near the caliber of Mussel & Burger Bar this new restaurant will be a home run!
Lunch/Brunch: Mussel and Burger Bar
If you haven’t been to Mussel and Burger Bar yet, what the heck are you waiting for? Mussel and Burger Bar comes from the team who created Guaca Mole and Havana Rumba located at 9200 Taylorsville Road, somewhat close to the Hurstbourne intersection. Mussel and Burger Bar opened back in Feburary with a menu boasting six different types of mussels, a dozen custom burgers with 100% angus, house made brioche buns, hand cut pomme frites with truffle oil and served on wooden planks.
But a lot of folks don’t know they started serving brunch last month! On Sunday they will be serving Brunch 12-4 and their regular dinner menu from 12-8:30. Check out their Brunch menu:
Steak and chorizo quesadilla: Flour tortilla filled with grilled steak, house made chorizo, caramelized onions and peppers, topped with sour cream, pico de gallo, guacamole and 2 fried eggs.
Blueberries and duck confit pancakes: pancakes filled with blueberries and duck confit, topped with foie gras butter and maple syrup.
Spanish chorizo and sundried tomato waffles: waffles stuffed with Spanish chorizo, goat cheese and sundried tomatoes, topped with pork belly, poached eggs, berries and maple syrup.
Croque Madame: a breakfast sandwich made Brioche bread, gruyere cheese, Serrano ham, prosciutto, topped with béchamel and a fried egg. Served with house pomme frites.
Breakfast Nachos: House pomme frites topped with melted Monterrey jack cheese, braised short ribs, pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream and 2 fried eggs.
Brioche French Toast: Topped with berries, vanilla mascarpone cheese and a salted caramel sauce
If your dad isn’t a brunch guy, here’s what they are serving up as special Father’s Day Specials
Choripan: House made Argentinian Chorizo, French bread, salsa roja, onions, tomatoes, chimichurri sauce and crispy potatoes, served with house frittes.
Daddio’s Prime Burger: A patty blend of prime beef, lettuce, Heirloom tomatoes, red onions, Nueske’s bacon, Dijon mustard and short rib marmalade on Brioche bread.
Heirloom Tomatoes and Burrata Cheese Salad: Annett’s Farm Heirloom Tomatoes, Annett’s peaches, Burrata cheese, age Solera vinaigrette and Micro basil.
Dinner: Down One Bourbon Bar
Down One Bourbon Barwhich opened last February by locally owned Al. J. Schneider Company, is now serving up a full dinner menu. Located in the basement level across from Actor’s Theatre, Down One boasts an impressive 100+ bourbons, wooden and glass antique furnishings, and one particularly cool looking British red telephone booth hiding a private dining area.
And now they also boast and full dinner menu, which was newly unveiled for the summer. Adding to their previous menu of salads, soups, and sandwiches, check out their new entrees ranging in price from $13-$17:
School is out, your kids are with you 24-7, and you’re looking for somewhere with good eats that they will like too. Here’s what is up on the menu this summer in Louisville!
Wild Eggs is offering a report card incentive program, rewarding an A+ with a free entree with purchase of another full-price entree. Check out the details:
On Thursday June 27 Taco Punk will be setting up shop at Slugger Field for a night of guest vending. They will be offering up tacos for the night like their smoked pork belly with sweet chili glaze and jalapeno sauerkraut and the Gringo Star, which is an all-natural beef hot dog with chorizo and black bean chili. A hot dog taco, perfect for the game! Plus for parents the Louisville Bats are serving up $1.00 Bud and Bud Light beer as they do every Thursday home game at Louisville Slugger Field. It’s a win-win.
Westport Village announced the line-up for this year’s Summer Concert Series kicking off Friday, June 7 from 7 – 10pm. Activities include live outdoor music, shopping, and family fun. The concert series will run every Friday night in June and July at Westport Village (1315 Herr Lane, at the intersection of Westport Rd and Herr Lane in Louisville). The Westport Village Summer Concert Series features these bands for the 2013 season:
6/7 Crushed Velvet 6/14 Wulfe Brothers 6/21 64 West 6/28 The Rigbys 7/5 Kudmani 7/12 Louisville Brass & Electric 7/19 The Decades 7/26 This, That, & The Other