Lunch Plus One is a simple outing to enjoy with a friend or visiting relatives or guests. Here is your chance to lunch at a local restaurant known for its homestyle Southern cooking and then take a walking tour of one of our city’s finest neighborhoods.
The Lunch: Cottage Inn
With restaurants in Louisville opening and closing in the time it takes to boil an egg, what a pleasure to visit the Cottage Inn. It has been serving up homestyle cooking since 1929. The interior is, well, cottage-like, and its bright coral walls and few clustered tables only add to the charm.
There are daily lunch specials featuring a meat or fish and two sides with roll or cornbread. Depending on the day, you could enjoy country fried steak, lasagna, meatloaf, salmon patties, roast beef, or turkey and dressing. There is also the regular fare of soups, salads, and sandwiches. Be sure to save room for dessert: cakes galore are featured in clear stands on the counter — chocolate, strawberry, coconut, caramel, and carrot. There are also pies to appease your sweet tooth — lemon, chocolate, coconut meringue, and official Kern’s Derby Pie.
570 Eastern Parkway
Louisville, Kentucky 40217
Monday through Saturday 10:45am-9pm
Old Louisville Walking Tours
The Old Louisville neighborhood is just minutes away. Here you will discover a collection of fabulous Victorian mansions featuring a variety of architectural styles including Queen Anne, Gothic Revival, and Beaux Arts; the shady Central Park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted; and plenty of history. You might even run into a few ghosts.
There are a couple of 60-minute walking tours to choose from:
The Old Louisville Neighborhood Association offers tours that leave from the Old Louisville Visitors Center located in Central Park:
Old Louisville Visitors Center
Central Park, 1340 South 4th St.
502.635.5244 • oldlouisville.org
Tuesday through Saturday • 11am and 1:30pm
Author and ghostbuster David Domine (True Ghost Stories and Eerie Legends from America’s Most Haunted Neighborhood) conducts daily walking tours that start at the corner of South Fourth Street and West Ormsby Avenue (a block north of Central Park). The ghost tour starts at 7:30pm.
David Domine’s Louisville Historic Tours
Meet at the corner of South 4th Street and West Ormsby Avenue
502.718.2764 • louisvillehistorictours.com
Daily March 15-November 15 • 11am, 1pm, 7:30pm
By Lucy M. Pritchett | Photos by Melissa Donald