first of all, I love middle-aged broads so glad to hear you'll be coming to town, you guys are wack for going to Waverly.......
Louisville - Mayan Cafe, Taco Punk, Jack Frys are my faves
Moonlight BBQ in Owensboro
Whiskey Kitchen, City House in Nashville, Catbird Seat looks awesome there, haven't been able to score reservation yet.
have a good trip
Doc Crows would hit the BBQ and Bourbon marks, haven't been there. Downtown and nearby Market Street likely best to hit, lots of variety and walkable. bachelor party you say... im sure you're too sophisticated to hit the gentlemen's clubs which happen to be in between downtown hotels/bars and market street bars restaurants...
For general hanging out/eating/drinking but not BBQ per se - Garage, Taco Punk (some BBQ tacos), Mayan Cafe, Wiltshire pantry all great for their own reasons, haven't tried Rye yet
bistro set to move into spot next to T. Punk sometime (old 732 social spot) dunno when though.
best to stay walkable from hotel since cabs need to be called, 30-45min wait usually.
in ref to Littleman post, I loves me some Jack Frys too but have never seen BBQ on menu....ever.
Market Street is taking off, in my opinion the best area to hit a few places, variety without having to get back in a car. Esp on gallery Hop nights (some fridays)
Garage, Taco Punk open late
hope that helps someone (old thread)
Mayan Cafe is one of my favorites, so is Jack Fry's
used to go to 610 Magnolia all the time, probably hard to get in now due to Top Chefness. They started going off the radar a bit in past year or so. I had some funk crab gelee bs there early last year that was the first big turn-off. would stick with the upscale regional/farm to table stuff and steer clear of the molecular. some shakeups in the kitchen last year is word on the street but definately worth a try
haven't tried Rye, some mixed gossip
Proof is a cool space due to the hotel, great bar, food not worth the hype/$ in my opinion
Corbett's not worth going to the Costco parking lot for
Taco Punk really cool, great fast food, guy is from 610 magnolia I hear, left last year (coincidence?) also walkable
I love Vietnam Kitchen out by airport for hole-in-the wall ethnic goodness.
Also Dakshin out in Buchel strip mall for same
Wild Eggs is best breakfast, worth the drive.
Safier is great for Shawarma, on 4th street - fast food as well
skip Ramzis (jack of all trades, master of none), Seviche is so/so (don't really like their version of namesake)
Harvest is ok, but Wiltshire Pantry close by is better, both walkable