The Perfect Eating Day in Louisville, KY

Visit some of the eateries that made Louisville, KY, one of the Tastiest Towns in the South
Article: Paula Disbrowe
Chef Michael Paley of Proof on Main
Chef Michael Paley of Proof on Main
Photo: Gregory Miller

Sip gunpowder tea with Skillet Pancakes with chai butter served on mismatched china at Hillbilly Tea (

Later, an artisanal ham, pear, Manchego cheese, and wildflower honey tartine on a crusty, flavorful baguette will explain how Blue Dog Bakery and Café ( raised the bar for the local bread scene.

Savor a nip and a small plate of pork belly with cauliflower and pickled celery at Rye ( before settling into the Ham Bar for a nibble of Newson’s country ham and a wood-fired butternut squash pizza at Garage Bar (