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Lovely Louisville

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An August 2000 trip to Louisville by adm

Taylorsville Lake Photo, Louisville, Kentucky More Photos
Quote: I'm from Louisville and my parents (and the rest of my very cool family) still live there. I go home often to visit. At the end of August I was able to escape NY for almost three weeks and relax back in the Bluegrass.

Lovely Louisville

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Louisville is on the Ohio River. A riverfront park and baseball stadium were just completed in the last couple of years - both are nice places to catch a ballgame or sunset. Fall is beautiful in KY. There are lots of trees and plenty of green to enjoy. The city has several beautiful and large parks that shouldn't be missed: Long Run, Tom Sawyer, and our own Central Park.Louisville also hosts many festivals and events. There is the Kentucky Derby every May, of course. This year the city also welcomed the PGA tournament and players. Louisville also sponsors a couple of jazz festivals, various national/ethnic celebrations and many arts festivals (including a large one in and around historic S...Read More

Bearno's Little Sicily Pizza

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Restaurant | "Bearno's Little Sicily"

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Bearno's is known for their great pizza. They have won the 'Best of Louisville' award for the last three years. These are given out by the Louisville newspaper, The Courier Journal. The local chain was also featured in Pizza Today Magazine in 1999 as one of the nation's top 100 pizza chains. Anyway, my parents and I went here during the week. There was no wait, but that is a different story on the weekends. They serve pizza, pasta, salads, and sandwiches. My mom and I split a simple pepperoni pie. Each day Bearno's makes the dough fresh and you can really tell. The pizzas are thick-crust, deep-dish style and there's plenty of cheese. My dad had a stromboli steak sandwich which w...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 14, 2000

Bearno's Little Sicily Pizza
6101 Bardstown Road
Louisville, Kentucky 40291
(502) 231-2222

Cottage Inn

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Restaurant

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This place has been around since 1929 in one form or another, according to their carry-out menu. The fare is classified as Southern Comfort Food. I'm from Louisville and I'm not sure I know exactly what that means, but I know I like the lunch at the Cottage Inn. It is close to the University of Louisville and several businesses and at lunch time it can be hard to find a table. Appetizers include fried okra and spicy wings. Their sandwiches are always good and fairly large. I love their BLT. Greenbeans are a good choice for your side and the fried chicken is excellent. I also recommend their fish sandwich. Don't leave without a dessert. Their homemade poundcake is top-notch! This ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 24, 2000

Cottage Inn
570 Eastern Parkway
Louisville, Kentucky 40217
(502) 637-4325

Graeter's Ice Cream

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Restaurant

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Graeter's claim to fame is that their ice cream is of the "famous French pot" variety. I have no clue what they are talking about...but I do know that they have some scrumptious cold treats!! Their selection includes ice cream, sorbets, shakes, smoothies, and phosphates (old-fashioned soft drinks made with soda flavors). Graeter's is a little on the expensive side for ice cream in Lousiville, but it is worth it. The stores are small, but pleasant with an old-fashioned ice cream parlor air about them. They are always clean and the staff is usually very friendly and quick to serve you. I had a simple chocolate cone and my boyfriend ordered a scoop of chocolate chip, but there are...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 26, 2000

Graeter's Ice Cream
841 South Hurstbourne Pkwy
Louisville, Kentucky 40222
(502) 394-9747

Huber Joe Family Farm Orchard Restaurant : Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Joe Huber Family Restaurant"

Huber Joe Family Farm Orchard Restaurant : Restaurant Photo, Louisville, Kentucky
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This restaurant is located about 40 minutes outside of Louisville. It is actually part of a farm (see my other entry). The food is 'home cookin', southern style. My parents generally get the fried chicken which is always crispy and never greasy. I love their mashed potatoes and green beans as well. I usually order the chicken and dumplings which are as good (or maybe even better) as those your grandma makes! You will get homemade fried biscuits with your meal, take my advice and try some of the apple butter with them while they are hot! You can order a meal 'family style'. The menu includes honey ham, various types of vegetables, and all sorts of fresh fruit cobblers for dessert....Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 23, 2000

Huber Joe Family Farm Orchard Restaurant : Restaurant
2421 Scottsville Road Borden, IN
Louisville, Kentucky 47106
(812) 923-5255

Taylorsville Lake

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Attraction

Taylorsville Lake Photo, Louisville, Kentucky
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My parents, aunt, uncle, cousin and I took a Saturday and spent the day out on this beautiful lake. Taylorsville Lake is surrounded by a State park. It is about 40 minutes from Louisville. We rented a pontoon boat for the day which was a good deal. I had never been out on a pontoon and it was super!! They allow up to 8 people and there is plenty of room. There were 6 of us and we had all kinds of coolers, plus chairs, towels and other junk. My uncle and dad brought their fishing poles and my cousin, aunt and I did some swimming. My mom just sat back and enjoyed the view. There are plenty of trees to see and lots of wildlife too. Watch for the beautiful birds and deer. My parents also sa...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 21, 2000

Taylorsville Lake
1320 Park Road
Louisville, Kentucky 4007
(502) 477-8713