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From bourbon balls to Derby Pie, there are a few truly delicious foods that Louisville & Kentucky are famous for. How many of these have you tried?

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Hot Brown

This warm, baked open face sandwich is  topped with with turkey, tomato bacon, and creamy, bubbly, cheesy Moray sauce. It was invented at the Brown Hotel, where you can still try it!

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Bourbon Balls

A delicious round chocolate shell filled with a soft bourbon cream and chopped pecans. Try it at Muth's Candies or paired with a bourbon tasting at Woodford Reserve or Maker’s Mark.

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Made with bourbon, simple syrup, and muddled mint and served over crushed ice. It's the traditional drink of the Kentucky Derby!

Mint Julep

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Yep, the delicious creation of slow-cooked pork shredded and marinated in a tomato-based sauce was invented in Kentucky. You’re welcome, everyone!

Pulled Pork

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Derby Pie™

Derby Pie™ was created by the Kern family in 1954. The traditional version of the pie consists of a layer of walnuts over a layer of chocolate, all in a flaky pie crust.

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Beer Cheese

The name isn’t misleading: it’s pretty much a sauce made from beer and cheese. To sample this delicious concoction, hit the Beer Cheese Trail in Winchester, Kentucky!

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More Famous Foods!

Head to our blog post to learn about all 13 of Louisville and Kentucky's most famous foods!


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