The South's Tastiest Towns: Louisville

Refined fare without pretense, in a town where bourbon is king.
Story by Paula Disbrowe

Star Tastemaker
Farm-to-table pioneer Kathy Cary of Lilly’s, who set the locavore stage for the latest stars, and media darling Edward Lee of 610 Magnolia and the new MilkWood, where he serves his own take on Southern dishes such as collards with kimchi.

Best Bites
Ham tasting ($18) at Michael Paley’s pitch-perfect Garage Bar; Pork Burger ($12) with rémoulade, kimchi, and pork cracklins at MilkWood; Chicken & Pancakes ($22) with maple-bourbon chicken glace at refurbished stunner St. Charles Exchange.

Nightcap
Far From Frisco cocktail (Old Overholt Rye, Bénédictine, five-spice syrup, and lemon juice; $8) at Meat.