Ready, Set, Go: Looking to Louisville

Discover what’s new in Louisville.

By Brooke Porter Katz | Illustration By Andrew Lyons

There’s never been a better time to visit Kentucky’s largest city. Cultural highlights abound. Thanks to a major renovation, visitors to the Speed Art Museum can now enjoy triple the gallery space and a 142-seat theater.

Meanwhile, the urban distillery scene is exploding. Downtown, the Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. reopened, and the original owner’s great-grandson has added moonshine to
its repertoire. Still to come: Michter’s, a historic whiskey brand that’s renovating the Fort Nelson building, and Rabbit Hole Distilling, which will offer a community garden and workshops. Throughout 2017 you can catch an exhibit on Louisville’s Prohibition past at the Frazier History Museum.

In the red-hot NuLu neighborhood you can browse vintage band shirts at Bermuda Highway then enjoy a fried-chicken sandwich down the street at Royals Hot Chicken. Or head to the Highlands district, where Fontleroy’s dishes out upscale twists on Southern classics, such as duck and waffles with foie gras butter.

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  • Published: Fall 2016