If you’re in Louisville, Kentucky, for the Derby (or any other reason), Roadfood has a few essential eateries to recommend for the best local, authentic meals.
For Derby Pie and countless other fabulous pies and cakes, the Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen is a gem. Kentucky’s legendary hot brown sandwich was invented at the Brown Hotel, and is still great there. Mike Linnig’s Restaurant is the place to go for a grand beer-garden fish-camp meal.
A rich taste of local color can be sampled with a short trip out of town. North over the river is fried chicken at Joe Huber’s Family Farm Restaurant, or west to Owensboro you’ll find superb smoke-cooked mutton at the Moonlight Bar-B-Q.
Cake and pie-eater's heaven in Louisville, Kentucky: a huge variety of chess pie, seasonal fruit pie, Shaker sugar pie.