Best of Louisville 2011 [Louisville Magazine]


This article appears in the July 2011 issue of Louisville Magazine. To subscribe, please visit

For the 26th consecutive year, Louisville Magazine presents its readers' choices for the top restaurants, retail stores, personalities and services--complemented by 11 Critics' Choice picks.

Critics' Choice winners

Best specialty pancake: Red Velvet 'Cakes

Best under-the-radar chefs: Zhang and Lin Lan Jasmine Chinese Cuisine
Best place for adults to act like kids: Incredible Dave's

Best condo/apartment (re)design: Whiskey Row Lofts

Best blacksmith: Craig Kaviar

Best place to buy vinyl records: Please and Thank You

Best bar event: Derby City Trivia

Best engraver: Donna Bolton, From the Vault

Best cooking classes: Cooking at the Cottage

Best film festival: Flyover


Featured Readers' Choice winners:

Best TV weathercaster: Kevin Harned

Best weekly print publication: LEO Weekly

Best new restaurant: Mozz Mozzarella Bar & Enoteca

Best farmers' market: Beargrass Christian Church

Best consignment shop: Margaret's Consignment & Collectibles

Best upscale steakhouse: Jeff Ruby's

Best wine specialty shop: Westport Whiskey & Wine

Best female athlete: Shoni Schimmel