Rockin’ on at Roc

Lunch at Roc, the new Italian bistro on Bardstown in the Highlands, was a total flashback to my 2017 Christmas on the Amalfi Coast. We had the glass porch to ourselves. It was already shaping up to be a magical experience when I saw that they had Anglianico on the menu. Our waiter, from Milano,... Continue Reading →

Urban decadence with a conscience

Harvest Restaurant, in NuLu, has delicious food that won't send you straight to hell. That's because Harvest gets all its ingredients from local or regional farms. As such, you can chow down on some Michelin star worthy grub while keeping your environmental impact at a minimum. The chef shows off what our nearby growers are... Continue Reading →

Lunch at El Nopal: Cheap, fast, and good

Vegetarians can cobble together a good meal at almost any Mexican restaurant. The traditional ingredients in Mexican American cuisine: corn, tomatoes, avocado, onions, beans, and rice, come together a lot of different ways to provide balanced protein and other essential nutrients. Our go to Mexican diner is El Nopal, a regional chain which is expanding... Continue Reading →

Lunch at Eiderdown

Traditional German cuisine doesn't offer a lot to vegetarians. When a girl in a dirndl is coming your way with a plate of food, it is usually brat or wurst. Luckily, Eiderdown, on Goss Street in Louisville's Germantown neighborhood, is not entirely traditional. Eiderdown is, in fact, very friendly to its vegetarian customers. A modest... Continue Reading →

Naïve is pretty crafty

The first thing you notice about Naïve, a relatively new restaurant that’s opened in the hot Butchertown neighborhood, is the mostly white, airy atmosphere. It’s a delightful place to hang out. The bright digs and cleverly crafted, light cuisine have already won a loyal following in Louisville’s midtown. Trendy crowd here Naïve is basically a... Continue Reading →

Little Jerusalem is a little oasis

If you don't live in Okolona, Kentucky, Little Jerusalem might be a little pilgrimage. But it is well worth it. Located in what was once a single family home off the Outer Loop, this gem of a restaurant offers many delicious options for Louisville's vegetarians and vegans. The lentil soup, laced with lemon juice, was... Continue Reading →

Underwhelmed at Bar Vetti

I was really excited to go to Bar Vetti because the Google Maps reviews made it sound like THE place to go. We entered through a lobby that smells like a swimming pool. Unless there is actually a pool in the building, they need to back peddle on the bleach. The best thing about the... Continue Reading →

Blissfully vegetarian at Havana Rumba

Just because I'm going vegetarian doesn't mean I'm going to live like a monk. So Havana Rumba is the ticket when I want a good vegetarian meal without the deprivation. It had been one of those days that screams for the immediate sedation of a margarita. And, luckily, it was happy hour, so I scored... Continue Reading →

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