Louisville has some 'one of a kind' restaurants if you are able and willing to try some new places. Usually, Matt and I tend to go to the same few restaurants since I am a 'person of habit' and I like what I like. However, over the past couple of months, we have been trying out a few new to us places while still eating at our favorites. And with my parents visiting for the weekend, we decided to take them to a few places they have never been. I was determined to make this a successful weekend of eating.
Breakfast on Saturday was from Nord's Bakery.
Matt and I have been to this yummy place twice and I knew they would enjoy these doughnuts as much as we do. Because really, who doesn't like a good doughnut? You would have to be one big weirdo to not love them!
We parked before the building in case we couldn't find parking after passing it. This was the first time I have parked on this side. Good thing we decided to park here... I never noticed the cute wall artwork.The baker at his counter is adorable. I like all the colorful doughnuts and cakes.
And life IS sweet!
Nord's Bakery's claim to fame is the maple bacon doughnut. At least this is how I first heard about them.
My parents were both very impressed with these doughnuts! We bought two dozen with the intention of freezing about half of them. Ya, that didn't happen. I ate 5 on Saturday. 5! Sometimes I'm such a fat ass!
Lunch that afternoon was somewhere Matt had been dreaming about since he saw it on Fox News Network - it was rated number 8 best burger in the United States. When I Googled the restaurant about a month ago, I learned it is also rated as the number 1 burger in all of Louisville.
The place is called Mussel and Burger Bar. It is a bit hard to find if you are looking for it. Thankfully, Matt found out from people at his work that it is a bit hidden in an abandoned strip mall. As you can see, unless you knew where this place is located, it would be very hard to find in the dark.
Right away we walked up to the hostess stand and were told it would be a few minute wait. No problem... they have some chairs to sit in and a beautiful wine bottle chandelier. (Had we have gotten here any later, we would have had to wait longer.)
A short while later, we were seated in the bar area.I enjoyed checking out the chalkboard wall.
You should check out the menu online. I'm going to tell you which burgers we had, but I am not going to go into detail with any of them except mine.
Greg - C.E.O. Burger
Matt - La Frita Cubana Burger
My mom - Local Burger
Me - Good Ole Burger
(Top left to right)
Mine was so damn good!
THE BEST burger I have ever had!
The beef was a little greasy, but in my opinion, that's how you can tell a really good burger. I could have had no condiments or toppings on this burger and I would have enjoyed it. In fact, I only had lettuce and tomato after removing the onion. My burger came on a pretzel bun. At first, I didn’t want this particular bun and was going to ask for a plain one. I'm a plain Jane kind of girl if you didn’t already know. Boy am I glad I decided to keep the pretzel bun. It was delicious! I can’t even describe it to you. I can tell you it locked in all the good juices of my burger.
Did you notice we all had different fries? We didn't notice when we ordered. We later found out we could have switched them all out if we wanted to. I, for one, am glad we didn't. We all got to try each other's. But I feel inclined to tell you.... I thought mine were the best.
Sunday, after church, we wanted to check out another place we have never tried. Nor had we heard anything about this place. We just happened to pass it while shopping a few weeks ago and the words 'fire cooked' appealed to both Matt and myself.
Blaze Pizza is the restaurant. I was expecting a sit down restaurant with a waitress with whom we would order two pizzas. I was pleasantly surprised to see you got to build your own 11' personal pizza.
Yep, you read that correctly.
Imagine Subway..... imagine the toppings as you walk in front of all the different choices. It was exactly like that. We had a choice of different sauces, cheeses, meats and veggies.
It. Was. Awesome.
Once you select everything for your pizza, they literally place it by the fire!
After paying, getting our drinks and finding a table, ours names were called to get our pizzas.
Mine is on the bottom right corner.
My mouth is watering just thinking of this pizza.
The crust was delicious... thin and kind of smoky tasting...
I want a pizza from there right now! This is a cruel and unusual punishment to have to write about this pizza when I can't have any right now!
I need to move on to our last restaurant. I gotta stop thinking about that pizza.
After lunch, we decided to take my parents to The Comfy Cow. Did you know July 20th was National Ice Cream Day?
Thanks to Facebook, I knew. And guess what else? Since I am 'friends' with The Comfy Cow, I saw them post how in honor of National Ice Cream Day they were offering buy one get one free ice cream sandwiches.
Homemade ice cream in between homemade cookies?
Count us in!Matt and I have been here a few times and I remembered how much we enjoyed eating here.
So many flavors to choose from up on the board.
What a beautiful ice cream scoop chandelier!
Flavors we ate:
Me - Cake 'Batter Up' on chocolate chocolate chip cookies
Matt - Cherry Amaretto on chocolate chocolate chip cookies
Mom - Vermont Maple Walnut on ginger snap cookies
Greg - ??? on ginger snap cookies
Only mine and Matt's are pictured
I was 100% correct!