Hi there, everyone! I know it’s been awhile (again!) since I’ve posted, but Doug and I have been trying to get the hang of this empty-nester, wedding-planning-is-over, we-have-a-spare-minute-to-ourselves thing. We had the pleasure of hosting longtime dear friends for the wedding and made a promise that we would get together more often; a month later, we had a plan in the works to meet them at a halfway point (between Ohio and Atlanta) in Louisville, Kentucky.
We decided to do something a bit different and instead of booking a hotel, we finally joined this decade and used Airbnb for the first time! We found a great 2 bedroom, 2 bath loft in the up and coming Butchertown area and it was perfect…close to everything we wanted to do and see and plenty of room to gather in the evening to chat and make plans for the next day.
Fortunately, we have super cooperative friends who are always so understanding of Doug’s dietary needs and this couple was no different- when considering different dining options, their response was always “let’s go wherever Doug can eat”.
Once again I relied on the tried and true Find Me Gluten Free app and we plotted our course. Every single choice was a hit, starting with breakfast at a local chain called Wild Eggs, which had many options, including GF pancakes. Dinner was at Wild Rita’s, and they used a dedicated fryer for chips and offered corn tortillas, which made for a very happy Dougy indeed! A couple of places had an outstanding gluten free menu, one being Sweet Surrender Dessert Cafe, which included flourless tortes in several flavors…side note for all my non-GF spouses/friends/dining partners- the carrot cake with buttercream icing was To. Die. For. The other standout in the crowd was a place called Super Chefs, a quirky little place on Bardstown Road with a super heroes theme and a chef with quite the resume- he has been on Rachel Ray’s show, he won $20k on Guy’s Grocery Games, and has been a personal house guest/cooking partner to Emeril (yep, that Emeril!). They offered a gluten free waffle and although trying to remain optimistic, Doug ordered it with low expectations, as these items can sometimes just get thrown on the menu to say they have something that’s GF, but can be rather disappointing. Definitely not the case at Super Chefs…it was wonderfully light and fluffy, with a crisp outer edge and fantastic flavor!! Add a side of their “world famous candied bacon” and you have one giddy guy- this will most certainly not be our last visit to Louisville!
Believe it or not, we did do other things besides eat- we did a Buffalo Trace Bourbon Distillery tour (which is by no means GF, but our friends are huge fans), Louisville Slugger Factory tour, and LOTS of antique shopping. It was a great time with great company…I highly recommend booking a trip asap!!