Run by an ex-musician and a retired school teacher, Bourbon and Toulouse is all about preparing tasty Cajun and Creole dishes served up a side dish of fun. The chicken etouffee is their best-selling dish, consisting of a spicy brown gravy and shredded organic chicken. Another local favourite is the New Orleans staple, gumbo. Simmered for two days to ensure melt-in-the-mouth flavour, this hearty soup is packed full of chicken, smoked sausage, shrimp and vegetables. Without a doubt, Bourbon and Toulouse is the place to go for wholesome home-style cooking, featuring an ever-changing beer menu sure to please craft brew fans.
Bourbon and Toulouse, 829 Euclid Avenue, Lexington, KY, USA, +1 859 335 0300
Promising to spare the hunger of the students from the University of Kentucky, Tolly-Ho is open 364 days a year and retains its status as the most popular burger joint in town. Although no longer located on the University campus, its connection with the students is still firmly evident, seen in the charming collections of sorority and fraternity paraphernalia lining the walls. Stop by for a hearty breakfast at any time of the day, a game of pinball at midnight or the Tolly Ho signature quarter pounder for lunch or dinner. If it’s a true local eatery you’re after, there’s nowhere better than Tolly Ho.
Tolly-Ho, 606 South Broadway, Lexington, KY, USA, +1 859 253 2007