The past year has been incredibly difficult for the food industry. Thousands of restaurants all over the country have been forced to close their doors for good. For many more, adaptation has become a part of daily life. From curbside pick-ups and QR code menus to the supply chain crisis and understaffing, the pandemic has created a number of unprecedented obstacles.
The restaurant industry of Louisville and Southern Indiana is no exception. In 2020, over 40 beloved local eateries closed, such as Harvest, Spinelli’s, Buckhead Mountain Grill, Rye on Market, Hopcat, North End Cafe, Scarlet’s Bakery, Edie Merlot’s, Longboard’s, Desserts By Helen, Bistro 42, and many more.
While we’re still mourning the loss of these great restaurants, it’s not all doom and gloom. Many new eateries have actually opened or reopened in Louisville in the past several months. What better way to invest in our region’s food industry this holiday season than by supporting these fledgling businesses? Keep reading to learn about 9 new (and returning) restaurants to visit this November.
1. Tha Drippin Crab
This gourmet seafood restaurant opened in the Russell neighborhood of Louisville this October. The brainchild of celebrity chef Darnell Ferguson, Tha Drippin Crab is sure to satisfy all of your seafood cravings.
Located on Hurstbourne Parkway in Louisville, EggHolic features authentic Indian street food, consisting of many egg-based dishes, sandwiches, curries, chaats, chicken, and more.
This Nulu staple reopened in September after being closed since December 2020! Decca features a lounge, patio, and an all-new menu featuring upscale Italian and Mediterranean cuisine.
4. Square Cut Pizza
This delightful new pizza joint opened in the Shelby Park neighborhood this October. The pizza is, in fact, squared shaped and cut–the traditional Roman style, as envisioned by Italy-trained Chef and owner Emil David. If you’re looking to refresh your pizza or charcuterie game, definitely check out Square Cut!
5. The Scoop Waffle & Sweet Shop
Located on the Charlestown-New Albany Pike in Jeffersonville, this brand new ice cream and waffle shop features a variety of homemade sweet and savory items, including the delectable “wamwich” (a waffle sandwich)! See more here.
6. MozzaPi @ Ten20
MozzaPi, the Anchorage pizza and bread restaurant, has opened another location at TEN20, a new craft brewery in Butchertown. Popular for artisanal sourdough pizza and house-milled flour, MozzaPi is sure to thrill at its second location.
7. Fort Royal Restaurant
Love Caribbean or Haitian food? Try Fort Royal, recently opened on Southside Drive in Louisville. This authentic Caribbean joint has received rave Google reviews and features mouthwatering seafood such as red snapper, stewed shrimp, and fried tilapia.
8. Germantown Social
Located adjacent to the Germantown Mill Lofts, this new restaurant offers all kinds of food, including salads, sandwiches, and full dinner entrees. Visitors can expect to enjoy the dog-friendly patio, life music, and takeout/delivery options.
9. Close Enough Cafe
This eclectic Jeffersonville eatery celebrated its grand opening on November 11th with a host of baked goods, deli sandwiches, and brunch entrees, plus Guiness, Kombucha, and Nitro Cold Brew on tap! Close Enough Cafe is sure to be a popular addition to the Spring Street Corridor, right across the Ohio River Walking Bridge.
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