Author Archive: Robin Garr
“Downtown” St. Matthews has come a long way, from the generation when it was best known for dark beer bars populated by portly gentlemen drinking local beer, to the modern era that finds it chockablock with hipster bars populated by trendy young folks wearing skinny jeans and drinking specialty cocktails.
Every now and then you’ll encounter an idea so simple, yet so brilliant, that you’ll suck in your breath and think, “Wow! I wish I had thought of that!” And when such a bright idea concerns breakfast, it’s hard to see how things could get any better than that.
Here’s something worth knowing about Cafe Lou Lou in St. Matthews: Among all the city’s restaurants, edging out even such close contenders as Equus & Jack’s, Del Frisco’s, Charim Korean and Havana Rumba, it arguably stands closest of all to that iconic Louisville location: “Where the old Sears store used to be.”
For seventy years or so, comfy and homey Kaelin’s was a fixed star on the Louisville culinary scene. It claimed to have invented the cheeseburger, an assertion that may have seemed unlikely but was actually true. Completing its iconic image was the bright sign out front: “If you can’t stop, please wave.”
If you frequently step out of Heine Bros. Coffee on Frankfort Avenue feeling a hearty hunger that the coffee shop’s pastries, bagels and vegan goodies simply can’t fill, you’ll be delighted to know that you can get a gyro in the neighborhood again.