Is Mae’s Whiz All Around still there over on West Market Street? It was an amazing all-night neighborhood eatery when I found it back in 1986. It was run by three white hillbilly sisters from Cub Run, Kentucky, although it was in what had morphed into the middle of the ghetto. There was a Mae, and she lived right across the street.
Their menu included mostly "normal" items, but one oddity was their Floating Pig. It was a fish sandwich with bacon on it, and – good golly, Miss Molly – was it good!
Mae’s surely ranks as one of the top ten of Ort.’s All-Time Roadfood Favorites. There was a near-mystical Zen to the place; a homicide detective and I talked for two hours about all sorts of things there, then his radio barked and he calmly said "You’ll have to excuse me, Ort. – I’ve gotta go investigate a splatter job." And off he went. "He’ll be back directly to pay his ticket," the manager informed me. "We’re used to this." She spindled the check and went on back to work. Such things were routine to her, and to him….
Nostalgically, Ort. Carlton in Athens, Georgia.
Hey Kaileen!….What a small world….I live in the mountains of Eastern KY, and have a favorite relative that lives in Fern Creek off of Idlewood Dr…..Ditto on Mama Bearno’s pizza!…Great stuff!…One or two slices will stuff you!….Tom B. in the beautiful hills of Eastern Kentucky.
I’ll get one this weekend…it is time for shopping (seriously) for a new refrigerator…[:(] That will take us into the City ! Time to check prices on some of the ‘special edition’ Bourbons we will see next weekend when Bushie, Pov Pete,& Sundancer join Jan and I on a Bourbon tour. We found in the past that the ‘Special Editions’ offered at premium prices at the distilleries are often available at a considerable discount at Liquor Barn in Louisville. I will get a copy of the Mag while doing the booze research!
Oh, MAN! Why couldn’t they have put that section up on their website?
Al.. you should pick up this weeks LEO mag.. its the restaurant issue.. good stuff[;)]
I second your vote on Genny’s. I haven’t been there in a year or so, but the Burgers were outstanding! And who can say no to fried pickles!!
We have a couple of Bearno’s on this side of the river and get to them for the lunch buffet now and then..Pretty good pizza!
Ian’s Mom said good things about Mark’s Feed Store BBQ out on Dixie highway. I have only been to the Clarksville Store…tried it twice and was disappointed in it bigtime both times.
Stumler’s and Huber’s farm restaurants up in Starlight are great. We aren’t that far (10 miles at most) and get there now and then. I like Stumlers better than Hubers for the laid-back ambience…and I think (IMHO) the chicken is better!
BTW, Polly’s soft serve on hwy 62 has closed for the season…A sure sign that colder weather is on the way!!
Genny’s Diner. Best burgers – ever. [:D] Sweet Daddy platter is to die for. (No, I didn’t order it: I could feel my arteries harden. My husband, however, did.)
I enjoyed Mark’s Feed Store: the one on Bardstown and Eastern Parkway. Ate there several times while riding TARC from Fern Creek to Preston Highway. Halfway decent barbecue.
I also loved Bearno’s Pizza. Haven’t found a ‘za I’ve liked so much yet.
Stumler’s, Starlight, IN. A bit of a drive, but well worth it. The fried chicken is divine, and the surroundings are breathtaking.
As the review says they dumped the Viet-Italian Combination Menu in 2001. We haven’t visited this place during our time here in this area. If Italian is craved, we head to Rocky’s on the riverbank on the Hoosier side of the river across from Downtown Louisville. We were last there about 6 months ago when I really enjoyed some great Veal medallions (don’t remember the italian name) and Janet had some outstanding Scallops.
Rocky’s has done very well since it moved into it’s new digs in the ‘Restaurant area’ on the waterfront in Jeffersonville.
We’re planning a trip to Lousville, and my friend is trying to remember a place that had some sort of fried ravioli/eggroll fusion type thing….would this be Lintini’s? http://www.louisvillehotbytes.com/lentini.shtml
If so looks like it’s straight Italian at this point. Any input appreciated, thanks much.
Well, it depends what you get at the Kingfish. The sampler platter is good.
Great, I just saw your post…Sorry I haven’t responded earlier. We’ll find a time in the near future!! So you gave up on ‘California Dreamin’, Huh?
Bedford, Kingfish has really gone ‘corporate chain’ in it’s food quality. We don’t visit it very often. It is Red Lobster in a different logo!
For me the best is Ditto’s near the corner of Bardstown & Grinstead.
Kingfish is a local seafood chain, with good entrees, but the sides tend to suck.
Al.. ::grins:: I’m not moving.. decided I like it here too much.. when we meeting for dinner? [:D]
Hard to believe that the list of Louisville reviews does not include the hoe of the Hot Brown!
at least they do include Kaelin’s and Lynn’s
Yeah Paul, it is still there. Check the review in the llink I put in the other post. I haven’t tried the place yet, but it’s on my list.[:D]
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