I never met a Kentuckian who wasn’t either thinking about going home or actually going home.— A.B. (Happy) Chandler
We all have fantasies.
My latest fantasy is to be able to eat three meals a day in Louisville, KY until I go through the entire menu of Louisville restaurants, which of last count has over 2,500 of them. This should take me about three years taking into consideration I may have to leave to go see grandchildren.
Bon Appetite magazine has called Louisville,”One of the best foodie small towns in America.” Now to me, coming from a small town of about 2,000, Louisville is a big city. However I am not going quibble over a few hundred thousand residents at this time. My goal is to tell you about some good food in Louisville. You can find a previous blog written, by yours truly last year, about another eatin’ weekend in Louisville.
Our strategy this particular weekend was to pick restaurants that we had not visited in past trips to Louisville. Believe me this was no easy task, because we have loved a lot of restaurants in this city that were hard to pass up.
Our first stop was lunch on a Friday afternoon, a very interesting choice, if only for the name alone…Mussel and Burger Bar . Guess what? We had mussels and a burger.
The seafood burger at Mussel and Burger Bar was tremendous.
This was one of the best mussel dishes I have eaten.
The next meal was our evening meal. We met some cousins at Havana Rumba in the Highlands, one of three restaurants of the same name in Louisville.
This seafood stew, served with fried plantains and rice and beans was so tasty. It was a chef’s special that night, along with shrimp ceviche that was very enjoyable.
On Saturday, we ventured out for some Vietnamese pho. We found Pho Phi in St. Matthews. I love pho. Mrs. Big Surf allows me to have this one food romance. She tolerates it and actually likes it well enough to eat with me when I have a cravin’.
Pho at Pho Phi satiated my pho yearnings.
Our evening meal on Saturday night was very special. We dined outside at Couvillion, (pronounced coo-ve-ohn). Couvillion has a Cajun menu that was hard to work our way through, meaning we had a hard time making a decision about what to eat. It all looked and sounded really good.
At Couvillion, we began with roasted cauliflower, described in the menu as “slathered with cajun mustard vinaigrette” with capers and chili flakes. This was the best tasting dish of the weekend.
Mrs. Big Surf ordered the duck creole with ricotta dumplings. This was so savory and delicious, I almost put my face in and bobbed for the dumplings.
I had the catfish couvillion, which is a rich, red fish stew usually with catfish. It was also very good.
We had one more meal in Louisville, breakfast on Sunday morning, before heading up to Indiana to babysit grandchildren. A friend of mine had read about, and urged us to visit Biscuit Belly
I read about this new spot downtown and realized we could be standing in line outside. We must have timed it right. There was a short line inside that moved quickly. However, by the time we left it was stretched outside.
We had the fried chicken with gravy and cheese biscuit. I see why there is a line outside. We were more than happy when we left.
My advise to anyone looking for some really good food, go to Louisville, KY and feed your belly as they say at Biscuit Belly.