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    Re: Travel to Louisville - Any suggestions appreciated!

    God thought. Probably won't stay there but may try to have a drink or two at the bar. Perhaps a Seelbach Cocktail will be in order!

    But probably a pretty spendy one I imagine.
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

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    Re: Travel to Louisville - Any suggestions appreciated!

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Being from Atlanta you'll appreciate this. We were in Bardstown for a few days some years back and decided to drive down to Loreto to visit Maker's Mark. We were a bit pressed for time (last tour was at 3:00) and got to the visitor center with ten minutes to spare only to be told the last tour started about an hour earlier. Eastern time zone you see, so when touring in Central Kentucky be aware of where the time line is.
    Good point. Apparently we skirt through the Central Time Zone on the way up through Nashville but enter back into the Eastern Time Zone south of Louisville. Don't get the extra hour I had been hoping for so will have to plan accordingly.
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

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    Re: Travel to Louisville - Any suggestions appreciated!

    Still planning on my trip to Louisville with a side trip to TPS in Bellevue, weather permitting. Welcome any thoughts on a nice place to eat near TPS without having to go into Cincy or perhaps something in the Frankfurt area. Hoping to do a tour at Buffalo Trace as part of our trip as well as a stop in Bardstown.
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

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    Travel to Louisville - Any suggestions appreciated!

    Quote Originally Posted by tanstaafl2 View Post
    Still planning on my trip to Louisville with a side trip to TPS in Bellevue, weather permitting. Welcome any thoughts on a nice place to eat near TPS without having to go into Cincy or perhaps something in the Frankfurt area. Hoping to do a tour at Buffalo Trace as part of our trip as well as a stop in Bardstown.
    Your options are a plenty near TPS. Hofbrauhaus is about 3 minutes away. There are a couple of chain places across the street (joes crab shack and something else that I forget) that I would stay away from but I don't like chains. Pompillios is a small Italian place that is fantastic (less than 10 minutes away). Across from hofbrauhaus is entertainment district that has several good options as well. I don't remember all of them but you can google Newport on the levee. A little further away in Covington in an area called Mainstrasse There are also good option there, too many to name all but Dee Felice Cafe is my favorite. It is Cajun but has filet that is fantastic. It can be a little pricey but worth it IMHO. If you go to Mainstrasse Olde Kentucky bourbon bar is within walking distance. Let me know when you are around and if I can swing will try to catch up for a drink. If you are in the area and need anything let me know. Enjoy!

    Btw, pompillios is where they filmed Rainman. That is not what makes it good though. Your cardiologist won't approve though!


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    Re: Travel to Louisville - Any suggestions appreciated!

    Dee Felice Cafe is a great place to eat and enjoy. I love the place and always eat there when in the area.

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    Re: Travel to Louisville - Any suggestions appreciated!

    Quote Originally Posted by tanstaafl2 View Post
    Hoping to do a tour at Buffalo Trace as part of our trip
    As a reminder of what's been said here many times, call ahead for a "hard hat" tour and ask for Fred as your guide
    "Bottom line: sometimes things work out this way in life. It doesn't matter how well you've planned; you're just f**ked, and that's that" - The Boss

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    Re: Travel to Louisville - Any suggestions appreciated!

    Quote Originally Posted by Vosgar View Post
    As a reminder of what's been said here many times, call ahead for a "hard hat" tour and ask for Fred as your guide
    Already have the hard hat tour scheduled. I will ask about Fred. Didn't know I could request a specific guide!
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

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    Re: Travel to Louisville - Any suggestions appreciated!

    Quote Originally Posted by tanstaafl2 View Post
    Still planning on my trip to Louisville with a side trip to TPS in Bellevue, weather permitting. Welcome any thoughts on a nice place to eat near TPS without having to go into Cincy or perhaps something in the Frankfurt area. Hoping to do a tour at Buffalo Trace as part of our trip as well as a stop in Bardstown.
    I would stay away from Hofbrauhaus as well, unless you are looking for overpriced bland food. Pompillios is great, but if you're just there for lunch it is pretty heavy. I've never tried Dee Felice Cafe in Covington but Chez Nora across the street from Dee Felice is great as well.

    Also, I don't know if you have ever been to TPS in Bellevue, but it is only a few hundred yards from Cincinnati across the river and wouldn't cause you to waist much time to get there. If your willing to venture over, I would stick to one of the many great places in Over The Rhine on Vine street a couple blocks north of the central business district downtown. Bakersfield, a taco, tequila and whiskey bar, is my favorite but Senate, Mayberry and A Tavola are good as well.

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    Re: Travel to Louisville - Any suggestions appreciated!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikede1285 View Post
    I would stay away from Hofbrauhaus as well, unless you are looking for overpriced bland food. Pompillios is great, but if you're just there for lunch it is pretty heavy. I've never tried Dee Felice Cafe in Covington but Chez Nora across the street from Dee Felice is great as well.

    Also, I don't know if you have ever been to TPS in Bellevue, but it is only a few hundred yards from Cincinnati across the river and wouldn't cause you to waist much time to get there. If your willing to venture over, I would stick to one of the many great places in Over The Rhine on Vine street a couple blocks north of the central business district downtown. Bakersfield, a taco, tequila and whiskey bar, is my favorite but Senate, Mayberry and A Tavola are good as well.
    Will keep those in mind. Will be on the road for lunch so was looking for a place for dinner (presuming I can tear myself away from all the "candy" at TPS! Don't expect to arrive in the area until Friday evening so thought it might be best to avoid going into town on a Friday night. Especially since the plan was to head out to Frankfurt or perhaps Louisville to spend the night on Friday. Wanted to be closer to the "action" bright and early Saturday morning!
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

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    Re: Travel to Louisville - Any suggestions appreciated!

    Quote Originally Posted by p_elliott View Post
    Some years someone will schedule a group tour with with Fred for the bunch of us on SB.com
    I have made the request for when we are there but they wouldn't guarantee Fred would be available. But if we do something similar as a group in the future I would certainly
    consider going again!
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

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