Louisville is on a roll lately!
It’s easy to be cynical and say that those involved our city’s publicity machine are just particularly good at their jobs (and I’m sure that’s a factor).
But I think it’s also likely that the rest of the country is starting to come around to recognizing things that Louisvillians already know (and maybe take for granted).
(Shh… don’t tell my colleague who thinks most “Best of” lists are suspect, but I’m a Big Huge Fan of the fact that we’re on Zagat’s Top Foodie Cities list. I’m a believer.)
We’re a foodie city. Harvest on E. Market St. in NuLu was just listed on Food & Dining Magazine’s “Best Southern Food in America” list.
Harvest is becoming an anchor of Louisville’s burgeoning food scene. Chef Coby Lee Ming sources 80 percent of the ingredients for the casual Southern menu from farms within 100 miles of Louisville. Don’t skip the burger with hog-jowl bacon jam, served on a pretzel roll.
We’re a stylish city. Just yesterday we reported that Louisville was the city with the greatest number of products mentioned in Esquire’s “Great American Things” list.
We’re a destination. In fact, we’re Lonely Planet’s number one travel destination in America for 2013.
Not too shabby, Louisville. Not too shabby.