Louisville was home to fine cuisine long before the famous restaurant rows on Bardstown Road, Frankfort Avenue and East Market Street. Mazzoni's served the area's first rolled oyster. At the C-54 Grill, guests dined inside a remodeled aircraft, and Kaelin's prepared its classic cheeseburger. Hasenour's sauerbraten and Hoe Kow's war sui gai are two dishes that still make local mouths water when mentioned. Authors Stephen Hacker and Michelle Turner revisit the vivid personalities, celebrated spaces and unique recipes that made Louisville's historic eateries unforgettable.
About the Author
Michelle Turner, a practicing attorney, loves restaurants, recipes, photography and cooking. Stephen Hacker enjoys reading, eating and helping Michelle cook. A writer and brand strategist, Stephen has worked for many well-known brands, as well as serving as editor of Eater Louisville and writing for magazines such as Louisville and STORY. Together, Michelle and Stephen produce an award-winning food blog, Gourmandistan, at www.gourmandistan.com.