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Southern Food In Louisville: Porch Kitchen & Bar

Hey, y’all!

Nestled in Downtown Louisville is a fantastic oasis of southern food — one that is not to be missed. On plates at Porch Kitchen & Bar, you’ll find elevated comfort food, classics, and southern flair; in your glass, you’ll find craft cocktails with great liquors, fresh herbs, and delectable profiles.

Porch Kitchen & Bar sees itself as a destination, as the front porch is for many (especially for us south of the Mason-Dixon). The name comes from the cultural significance of the American porch: the neighborhood’s living room, a place to pass time, and a place to connect people.

I love that notion, y’all — isn’t that what food does for all of us?

Upon entering, you’ll in be in awe of how gorgeous the space is; sit down, have a drink, stay for a while, and prepare your palate for a fabulous meal.

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I was recently invited to sample some of their menu. My good friend Jackie joined me; to understate, it was a fabulous evening of great food and friendship. We left already planning our next visit!

What We Ordered:

You must start your meal with a cocktail. If you’re a bourbon aficionado, you’ll love the selection — Jackie started her meal with an old fashioned. She then proceeded to order a second, if that’s any inclination as to how good it was.

JC Phelps, JCP Eats, at Porch Kitchen and Bar in Downtown Louisville

Cocktails at at Porch Kitchen and Bar, Downtown Louisville, KY

JC Phelps, JCP Eats, at Porch Kitchen and Bar in Downtown Louisville

The Porch Kitchen & Bar is famous for their Lump Crab Hush Puppies. An elevated classic, which you know that I love. The addition of crab is, dare I say, genius.

Lump Crab Hush Puppies at Porch Kitchen and Bar, Downtown Louisville, KY

If there’s a tuna poke bowl on the menu, I want it. Their Spicy Tuna Poke Bowl features tuna, baby bell pepper, cucumber, snap peas, toasted sesame seeds, and a fabulous ginger dressing.

Tuna poke bowl at Porch Kitchen and Bar, Downtown Louisville, KY

The best thing that I tried on the menu, hands down, was the Smoked Beef & Cheddar, which features chopped beef brisket, sharp cheddar, and spicy BBQ sauce. It was SO delicious — I’ve been craving it, y’all.

Smoked Beef and Cheddar at Porch Kitchen and Bar, Downtown Louisville, KY

Of course, we had to have dessert. We ordered the “Everything” Cake Doughnuts, which has a build-your-own concept. Jackie loved it — and if you are a hands-on diner, this is a dessert for you.

The other dessert, my favorite, was the Warm Butter Bourbon Cake, which has French vanilla ice cream and candied pecans. It was a perfect end to a fabulous meal!

"Everything" Cake Donuts at Porch Kitchen and Bar, Downtown Louisville, KY

Dessert at Porch Kitchen and Bar, Downtown Louisville, KY

You can visit my friends at Porch Kitchen & Bar at 280 W Jefferson St.,¬†Louisville, Kentucky 40202. Tell ’em that I sent ya!

As always: Happy Eating, Happy Traveling, Happy Living!

Y’all come back now, ya hear?

My best,

JC

FTC: This is a sponsored post; however, as always, all opinions are my own.

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