Nulu: The Revitalized East Market District

“NuLu” means “New Louisville” and is home to great antique shops, restaurants and speciality stores in the East Market District. Be sure to check out the 7th annual NuLu Fest Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Lending My Lens

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Nulu, one of Louisville’s oldest, yet newly reawakening neighborhoods – and my personal favorite brunch locale.

Also known as the East Market District, Nulu is situated between downtown and the Highlands right along Market street. The East Market District earned its name in the 19th century as it became the center for retail and services in Louisville. Imagine hundreds of cows and pigs in route to the stock yard being corralled down Market street while you sort through apples at the local grocer or have your suit fit at the tailor. That was the scene in the 1800s and early 1900s.

Growth of commercial suburbs in the 1960s and 70s lead to economic and cultural decline on Market. The once bustling district became rundown and vacant, soon occupied by the homeless. It was actually federally classified as a “distressed area.”

Changes came in the early 2000’s as local business owners saw the…

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A Meal With the Horses

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Fashioned after an old country store, Windy Corner Market and Restaurant north of Lexington is right in the middle of some of America’s legendary horse farms. The restaurant uses Kentucky ingredients in their recipes and offers Kentucky foodstuffs for sale.

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Eating a meal with horses may not sound very appetizing, but let me explain. Windy Corner Market is a one-of-a-kind restaurant that is surrounded by horse farms on each side. Going there to eat almost feels like your own personal escape from the hectic life (for me, college life) you lead on a daily basis. I guess if you are not a huge horse fan, you may not find the surroundings to be so oasis-like, but you get the point.

Windy Corner Market is a restaurant I am thrilled to have stumbled upon during my search for brunch spots in/near Lexington. Although my friends and I did not make it there in time for brunch, the brunch menu sounds nothing less of amazing. I will definitely be back to try it out.

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When my friends and I walked up to the front, the line to order food was out the…

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Lexington, Kentucky Burger Week!

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Photo from here. 

Who doesn’t LOVE a great burger!!! This is the first Lexington Burger Week, July 6-12th! There are 20 participating restaurants, each establishment will create a $5.00 special burger that is not on their regular menu. Chefs will be competing to make the most unique burger in town! Check out this link to see the burgers… they look amazing!! The restaurants that are participating are all great local favorites! This is a great opportunity to try some great burgers in this great city.

There are a list of 5 commandments on their website everyone should take the time to check out! You are actually getting a 10-15.00 burger for 5.00 so be generous with your tip and it is always nice to order a drink or other food.

If you are vegetarian don’t feel left out, Al’s Bar offers a lentil patty.

Check out their Facebook page for updates.