• The Hot Brown - Louisville, Kentucky

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      Photo by Megan Edwards
      When in Louisville, make a point of having a Hot Brown Sandwich at the J. Graham's Cafe at the Brown Hotel. The Hot Brown was created in 1926 and is a open-face turkey sandwich topped with bacon, tomatoes and an incredible mornay sauce with layered Pecorino Romano Cheese. The bread is Texas Toast (with the crust trimmed) and since I was there at breakfast, a perfectly cooked fried egg was inserted below the bacon layer. Hot Brown sandwiches are served by dozens of restaurants in Kentucky, but there's nothing to compare with savoring one where it was first created!

      If you go:
      The Brown Hotel is only a few blocks from the Ohio River. Plenty of places to walk and explore. This is also the heart of the Urban Bourbon Trail with dozens of bars serving hundreds of varieties of bourbon. Be sure to pick up a Bourbon Trail passport and eventually a special t-shirt after trying some of these establishments. There is a free bus that transports visitors around the downtown area.


      335 West Broadway
      Louisville, Kentucky 40202 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Hotel Information
      +1 (877) 926-7757

      Comments 2 Comments
      1. Peter Thody's Avatar
        Peter Thody -
        The lo-cal breakfast, then?
      1. Mark Sedenquist's Avatar
        Mark Sedenquist -
        Absolutely, no need for lunch or dinner either!