Armed with just a single, generations-old cookie recipe, Great American Cookies opened its first store in 1977, and the rest is history. Today, the franchise boasts locations in malls across the country and nabbed a coveted spot on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2012 list of Top 500 Franchises in the baked-goods category. The shop’s reputation grew, and so did its menu as chefs churned out a mouthwatering roster of gourmet-cookie recipes, each created and carefully tested in Atlanta. The tempting options now include snickerdoodle, peanut butter with M&M’s, and chewy pecan supreme, as well as freshly baked fudge and cheesecake brownies and cookie sandwiches stuffed with frosting. The real showstoppers, however, are the giant chocolate-chip cookie cakes, which can be customized with sweet, celebratory messages or shopping lists penned in colorful icing.
Cooks at Home Run Burgers & Fries' four locations grill up 100% Black Angus beef patties and twice-cooked, hand-cut fries made from idaho potatoes, with a dedication to classic flavor that earned the eatery the Best 2012 Burger award on the Louisville A List. For edibles other than the eponymous burger and fries, the cooks dunk beer-battered onion rings in bubbling fryers alongside baskets brimming with hand-breaded north atlantic cod, as well as chicken strips for the kids' menu or building poultry scale replicas of a Lincoln Log cabin. Bakery buns hug quarter-pound patties cooked to order with a choice of 26 different complimentary toppings, including sauteed mushrooms, grilled onions, and roasted red peppers..
Cuisine Type: Southern French and Brasserie cuisine
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 25?50
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Pork chop, mussels, sea bass, and rib eye steak
Alcohol: Full bar
Delivery / Take-out Available: Take-out Only
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Pro Tip: Great value on French wine; keep room for dessert, as they are all delicious.
What is one of your most popular offerings? How is it prepared?
The lavender-honey-glazed pork chop with gratin dauphinois and ratatouille.
Has your business won any awards?
We received a four-star rating from food critic Marty Rosen from the Courier Journal, as well as a 2014 Diners' Choice award from Open Table
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We offer a large selection of European and Kentucky beer, bourbon, and not to forget our extensive list of French?mostly Rhone and Languedoc?and Northwest American wine.
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
We offer a traditional brasserie menu with a very large selection of dishes that allow everyone to find something to their liking. The diversity of menu items offer patrons the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful meal at an affordable price with great value. The menu is based on French comfort food with mostly Provencal specialties.
Each day at Taco Punk, Chef Gabe Sowder makes every component of his tacos anew. He mixes produce sourced from local farmer’s markets into salsas and mole, and smashes masa, corn flour, and wheat flour to make tortillas. But it's his taco fillings that stand out more than his prep methods: sustainable Pacific cod, all-natural Amish chicken, and grass-fed beef braised in Goose Island beer—all accented with hand-smashed guac or fresh salsas such as pineapple-habanero.
Chef Sowder's gourmet approach to finger food is no accident. Years spent working in upscale eateries had given him an idea: "There were people I knew who were musicians and artists who didn't have the money to come in and experience something awesome," he told Food & Dining Magazine in 2012, "So I decided to take the ideals of fine dining and apply them to the quick-service model."
As he shared in his appearance on Secrets of Louisville Chefs Live, Chef Sowder emphasizes healthy food, too: there are no deep fryers or butter-powered ovens at Taco Punk. Instead, meat and vegetable fillings are generally smoked or grilled, and none are injected with chemicals or preservatives. After a hearty and healthy meal, diners are invited to indulge in ice cream and other frozen treats from The Comfy Cow.
We specialize in MMM Toasty Subs. Sandwiches are toasted through our oven to give you a product you can't get at some other sub shops. We also provide services such as catering such as box lunches and party trays as well as delivery. We provide a family environment for all.
The Seelbach Hilton Louisville is in the heart of Louisville, walking distance from Fourth Street Live and Kentucky International Convention Center. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Louisville Palace and Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts.
Make yourself at home in one of the 321 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with down comforters. Relax and take in city views from the privacy of your room. 37-inch high-definition televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. Private bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a fitness facility, or other amenities including wireless Internet access (surcharge) and concierge services. This hotel also features babysitting/childcare, gift shops/newsstands, and a hair salon.
Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms and banquet facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary at scheduled times.