HULL AND HIGHWATER
Hull & High Water never Flounders on Service and Quality! You are soon to be Herring our Name Around Town. Remember, The World is Your Oyster so, stop on in just for the Halibut!
Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen
Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen is a toe-tappin classic whiskey hall located in Downtown Louisville on Whiskey Row. Featuring an award-winning menu of Southern/American cuisine and hand-crafted cocktails. We host live music from local, regional, as well as national artists.
Presented By LarcenyGF
John E. Fitzgerald would be proud to see Larceny Bourbon paired with Boss Hog Barbecue. Get ready to devour some good-to-the-bone barbecue! The Boss will be bringing the heat & smoke to the party with mouthwatering dishes like Kentucky-style smoked whole hog BBQ, pork, or chicken. Larceny will be there to refresh your pallet with their signature cocktails!
Featuring some of the best brisket and pulled pork in town. Try the fan favorite – the “Que Ritto” – a giant tortilla stuffed with brisket, Mac n cheese and BBQ sauce then topped with brisket chili and cheese.
BOSS HOG BBQ
Brisket, Pulled Pork, Chicken, and Ribs slowly marinated in Boss Hog’s signature mouth-watering rub and hickory smoked for hours. Stop by and witness the whole hog roast. Truly a sight to be seen.
Check out Boss Hog BBQ over at Jailhouse BBQ presented by Larceny!
CELLAR DOOR CHOCOLATES
Cellar Door Chocolates just opened the first bean to bar studio in Kentucky. We are now roasting our own cacao beans from various regions across the world to bring the best quality chocolate to our customers. These chocolates will be made in small batches, blended just for you! The wrappers are designed by Jeaneen Barnhart and Doreen Barnhart Dehart.
CHICAGO’S DOG HOUSE
Chicago’s Dog House rolls into Bourbon & Beyond with their gourmet Game Sausages. With over the top ingredients and band inspired creations you will find yourself having a mouth-watering meltdown. Our favorite? The Smoked Alligator Sausage marinated in an Asian chili sauce and topped with caramelized onions.
So good it’d make a Rabbit smack a Bear. That’s Couvilion’s motto when it comes to their food. A thick, rich fish stew most often prepared with CATFISH thickened with ROUX. But they serve more than that. Try the Kentrucky Gumbo, Red beans and Rice and their delicious Andouille Sausage.
Through our dedication to the craft of smoking meats, great recipes, and humble, attentive customer service, Eli’s BBQ has become an institution in Cincinnati. Now, since we’ve opened in Louisville, all you locals can enjoy our delicious pulled pork, smoked turkey and our specialty loaded all beef smoked hot dogs.
An authentic artisanal gelato shop serving gelato, sorbetto, homemade crepes and locally baked cookies. Over twenty flavors of gelato to choose from, made from scratch each day using the best local and Italian ingredients we can find. Italian spoken!
HEINE BROTHERS COFFEE
Stay energized for the whole day while you’re at Bourbon & Beyond and grab a cup of coffee from Heine Brothers! Stay energized for the whole day while you’re at Bourbon & Beyond and grab a cup of coffee from Heine Brothers!
Heine Brothers’ is a 100% fair trade & organic coffee roaster. They opened their 1st shop in October 1994 in the Highlands neighborhood of Louisville, KY, and now have 13 shops and a mobile Airstream espresso bar, all in Louisville. From the beginning, Heine Brothers’ has been committed to operating responsibly and sustainably – donating to numerous community groups, recycling, being founding members of the world’s 1st fair-trade coffee buying cooperative, buying locally.
Say ‘aloha’ to your hunger with freshly-made Yaki-Soba noodles from Island Noodles! Made with buckwheat and traditionally served in Hawaii, these noodles are stir-fried with fresh garlic, ginger and a mix of vegetables, and simmered in a secret, light island sauce to offer a unique noodle dish with a high flavor profile.
Joella’s Hot Chicken
What is Hot Chicken? A Nashville iconic food: it’s a sweet-mean flavor that you won’t forget. Hot chicken takes your traditional Southern fried chicken and gives it “spirit” by adding different levels of spice blends that creates a flavor explosion that will keep you coming back for more. At Joella’s we live and breathe southern spirit. It’s about tradition, hard work and a deep bond of family. It’s about calling your momma on a whim, the beauty of sweet tea and where fried chicken is the best chicken. We honor these traditions by staying true to our roots with an obsession and creative flair of scratch cooking that brings out the original flavors of time-honored recipes.
The Midway Cafe is more than just a bar and restaurant. It is home to anyone who enters its doors, and in a home is family. We invite you to come eat, drink and write your own line into the history book of Midway Cafe.
Pie Baby Wood Fired Pizza
Gourmet Thin Crust pizza, prepared in front of you and cooked in our 900-degree wood fired oven. Try an array of toppings, combinations, and fresh salads.
River Road Bbq
Great Louisville BBQ. We serve the finest pulled pork, brisket, chorizo, chopped chicken and BBQ sides in Louisville, and we do it without a lot of fanfare and hullabaloo. That’s River Road BBQ. Made with Real Smoke and Fire!
Spicy Pie Pizza
In a field far far away……Spicy Pie set up a restaurant and the music began to play. Happy, gnarly, hot and spicy….
Seviche explores the natural marriage of Latin traditions and classic Southern ingredients. Our innovative approach offers an explosion of flavors and a delight for all of your senses.
Bringing you authentic Tex Mex to Kentucky, Food is prepared fresh and ready to satisfy. From the rich, smoky taste of our steaks, baby back ribs, chicken, seafood, and burgers grilled over a real Mesquite log fire to the zing of our original-recipe Tex-Mex spiced burritos, chimichangas, fajitas, enchiladas and quesadillas, there’s something sure to please every appetite.
ANGRY BIRD GRILL
Stop by Angry Bird Grill and check out the medieval hand-forged iron grill. Grab a jumbo sized turkey leg hand or try some Cajun grilled chicken on a skewer. Pick the gourmet sauce of your choice: ginger sriracha, bourbon BBQ or a homemade remoulade sauce.
Expanding on the freshness of the product with homemade salsas and more fresh toppings, Ben’s offer all our items (Drunken Lime Chicken, Spicy Beef, Chorizo, or Vegan Nopalitos and Roasted Pepper) either as a bowl or as tacos with a bean and rice side. We’ll add chips & salsa/guac option and Vanilla Sugar Churro bites for a sweet option.
GF, VE, VG
With Hot coffee, iced coffee, mochas, Cubans and delicious Macchiato’s, Blackbeard’s has something for everyone.
BLACK ROCK GRILLE
BRG serves the only rock grilled burger & hand cut fries in the 502. Making everything by hand, from the mayonnaise to the guacamole to the hand-cut fries, and NEVER using any frozen ingredients. They also grills the burgers on a black rock basalt stone (hence the name, Black Rock Grille!) that adds intense flavor while getting the perfect sear on each and every burger.
CAPTAIN NEMO’S SEAFOOD
Captain Nemo ascends from the depths of the ocean to serve up some of the best seafood around. The crab cakes and grilled shrimp skewers are crowd favorites.
Comfort food at its best, Cheese Louise offers gourmet grilled cheese melts and Mac n Cheese bowls. Build your own with toppings including jalapeños, fried chicken, bacon and more!
FUNNEL CAKE FANTASY
Try an authentic Pennsylvania Dutch funnel cake fresh and hot, ready to eat!
BOOT SCOOTIN’ BURGERS
Their burgers have been infused with MUSIC. You’ll find yourself singing when you sink your teeth into a Bacon Cheese Burger, Philly Burger or Hawaiian Burger.
Louisville’s only Lobster Truck is buttering up the buns and steaming the freshest lobster in town to create the Longshot Lobsta Roll.
Feeling Cheesy? Come down to Mac Attack and satisfy your craving for some good old comfort food. Try a variety of Mac n Cheese variations including Lobster Mac, Bacon-Jalapeno Mac, Teriyaki Chicken Mac, and Buffalo Chicken Mac.
Martin’s BBQ Joint
Martin’s BBQ is spreading the “Whole Hog” BBQ gospel in Kentucky. Enjoy freshly smoked hickory pork, delicious brisket, and mouthwatering chicken wings- not to mention the seriously delicious sides. This is one BBQ fix you won’t regret!
Mike’s Kentucky Kitchen
These guys crank out the best burgers you’ve ever had. Topped with BBQ Sauce to Onion Rings and Bacon, they’ll keep you coming back for more. Try the PRIME RIB BURGER. Yep – bun, burger, prime rib, toppings. For round 2 go in for their specialty fried chicken sandwiches with choices Asian garlic hoison, buffalo sauce or honey butter.
Feel yourself transport to Ancient Greece when you taste the divine flavors Mount Olympus is serving up! Choose from a variety of Mediterranean delights, from gyros to falafel, chicken and beef. Items are served in pita bread, burrito or on a bed of mixed greens and can be topped with a number of options, including salsa, feta cheese, hummus, guacamole, Kalamata olive and sundried tomato.
Phat Daddy’s Creole
You can’t beat PHAT DADDY’S jambalaya. It’s taken to a completely new level when smothered in the crawfish etouffee. Get on the gator bites and the saucy spicy crawfish. Some people say Kentucky isn’t the South. Well it sure tastes like it when you eat at Phat Daddy’s
Red Top Gourmet Dogs
Gourmet dogs with savory add-ons. Our go-to is the Black and Blue. Grass fed Beef, pretzel bun, smoked bacon, blue cheese, grilled onions, and local blackberry jam.
The Big Cheesy
Gourmet Grilled Cheese at it’s finest! From a classic bacon and cheddar, or caprese, to a Bourbon Street brie with triple cream brie, pralines, basil and balsamic glaze.
Anthony Lamas’ roots in the Latin culinary tradition run deep, as he found his passion for food while working in his family’s Spanish restaurant as a child. Likewise, his mother’s heirloom recipes sparked his interest in the cuisine of his Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage. By helping to prepare meals on the family farm and participating in Future Farmers of America, Lamas was practicing the “farm to table” philosophy before it was a national movement.
In 1992, Lamas discovered Louisville, Kentucky as an emerging culinary destination, and he moved there with the dream of cooking with leading local talent while working toward opening his own restaurant. His style of cooking was unique to the area, and in 2005 he opened Seviche to rave reviews.
Lamas has garnered significant national attention for Seviche. He has cooked at the James Beard House five times, and he was honored as a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation’s “Best Chef: Southeast award in 2010, 2011 and 2012.” Anthony has been featured as a culinary expert on Bar Rescue, a two-time competitor on Beat Bobby Flay, and he is winner from Food Network’s Extreme Chef. John Mariani of Esquire has said, “Seviche has emerged as one of America’s best and most innovative Nuevo Latino restaurants with plenty of the chef’s personality in every dish. If you only have time for one meal in Louisville, make it Seviche.”
Chef Edward Lee is the chef/owner of 610 Magnolia, MilkWood and Whiskey Dry in Louisville, KY and the culinary director for Succotash in National Harbor, Maryland and Penn Quarter, DC.
He has received multiple finalist nominations for the James Beard Foundation Awards Best Chef: Southeast. He has been nominated for a daytime Emmy for his role as host of the Emmy-winning series, Mind of Chef on PBS.
Most recently, he has hosted and co-produced a feature documentary called Fermented. Lee’s self-authored cookbook, Smoke & Pickles, (Artisan Books, May 2013) chronicles his unconventional journey from the kitchens of Brooklyn to becoming a lauded Southern chef. His signature blend with Jefferson’s Reserve called Chef’s Collaboration Blend is a luxury small batch bourbon he developed with Trey Zoeller.
Hometown Rising Supper ClubAt Seviche
Join us Friday night before hometown rising for a unique dinner at local favorite, Seviche. This supper club’s special menu will showcase what makes chef Anthony Lamas’ food so unique. Dinner takes place Friday, September 13th at 6:30pm. Check out the full menu is below.
Jalapeño Caesar – manchego, tortilla crisps, pumpkin seeds
Chipotle Potato Bisque – crema, cheddar, scallion
Shrimp Ceviche – tomatillo, avocado, cucumber
Skirt Steak – sour cream mashed new reds, chimichurri, heirloom tomatoes
Pollo Asado – carolina gold rice, sea island red peas, country ham demi glacé
Salmon – rock shrimp chaufa, soy ginger butter, crispy spinach
Coconut Flan – dulce de leche, serrano chile pecan brittle
Tres Leches – brown butter macadamia ice cream
Chocolate Pot De Creme – vanilla crema, raspberry
Mash Stage Demos
Hometown Rising is proud to offer festivalgoers access to bourbon’s best and brightest in a series of free and intimate demos throughout the weekend. Chefs, master distillers, and bartenders come together for a weekend of surprise performances and exciting entertainment. Stay tuned for more details!