MIMM: Exploring Louisville

by Brittany on July 8, 2013

You know how if you live in a city for a while, you stop exploring it?

Lucky for us, we have a couple of really good friends who stay on top of happenings in Louisville.  Plus, it doesn’t hurt that he is a cop, so he tends to know what is going on in the city!

Thanks to our date night with them, I found my new favorite Louisville restaurant, The Grape Leaf.

Grape Leaf on Urbanspoon

Luvy and I had eaten there before, but we had lunch.  We didn’t order the right things, and to be honest… we didn’t care for it!  Now they have completely changed their menu, and it was to die for!

Guacamole appetizer.  Delicious!

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I got the Kushari, which was so delicious.

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Luvy got the Salmon Bryani.  We could have just shared a meal!  They give so much food!

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(sorry we had already dug in when I remembered we needed a picture)

Don was a good sport and had me take a picture of his food too!

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Friends that are foodies and don’t mind my picture taking = Big Win!

After dinner, we were so stuffed we decided to take a walk.  They took us to the Big 4 Bridge.  It is a pedestrian bridge that crosses over the river to Indiana.

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Luvy and I have been wanting to come walk the bridge for a while now, so this was perfect!

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Sometimes when you live in a city, you forget how pretty it is.

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Us.  Isn’t Luvy handsome??

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Don and Traci

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Traci and me

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This long weekend was absolutely marvelous.  I’m really not ready to go back to the real world!

Happy Marvelous in My Monday friends!

What did you all do this weekend?

Do you like to explore the city you live in?  

What’s the best thing in your city?

{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

MIZ July 8, 2013 at 7:41 am

moving to a new city a few months ago has been HARD—but the new ‘hood to explore?
ROCKS.

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Brittany July 27, 2013 at 9:31 am

Oh I bet!! I would love to live in Cali!

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Dorothy Inman July 8, 2013 at 7:57 am

I love finding new places to eat in Louisville. We have lived here ten years and I am discovering all kinds of new places to go (food and otherwise)! I love the new walking bridge. The view is absolutely gorgeous and I think it gives our city something just a little bit extra special.

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Brittany July 27, 2013 at 9:30 am

I totally agree!

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Jessie July 8, 2013 at 8:32 am

Glad the four of you had such a great time adventuring around your city and just taking in the scenes. those always make for the best kind of days :)

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Jana @ Happy Wife Healthy Life July 8, 2013 at 8:58 am

I was just in Louisville for a bachelorette party in May! It was fun and I would have loved to explore the city more while I was there! :)

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Brittany July 27, 2013 at 9:37 am

I wish I had known you were here!! Come back?

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Linz @ Itz Linz July 8, 2013 at 9:08 am

FUN!! and i totally know what you mean about stopping exploring the city you live in. when i went rock climbing the other day i was surprised i hadn’t been before, especially since it was literally 5 minutes from my house! come to st louis so i can explore my city all over again! :) :)

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Brittany July 27, 2013 at 9:37 am

Deal! Let’s plan it!

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Giselle@myhealthyhappyhome July 8, 2013 at 9:19 am

Looks like fun! I love that they served guacamole with veggies! You don’t see that too often do you!?! We always try to find a new restaurant but since I’m uber picky, we also always go back to ones I know I like. I try to be adventurous sometimes…

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Brittany July 27, 2013 at 9:37 am

I usually stick with my usual safe ones too!

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Katie @ Talk Less, Say More July 8, 2013 at 9:22 am

I love when we have those moments to remember being a tourist in our own cities. I think we so often take for granted where we are so it’s a nice reminder to enjoy those little thing that make our city what it is. Glad you guys had a good weekend!

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Samantha July 8, 2013 at 9:37 am

Thanks for the beautiful photos of the area. How nice to see somewhere new. Well, I live in a “town” a really small one, but I will say when I started walking it more with my senior dog I saw things about it I never knew.

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table July 8, 2013 at 10:26 am

What a beautiful city!!! I love walking around and exploring my city – you see so much more on foot.

That bryani is making me hungry. :)

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Brittany July 27, 2013 at 9:43 am

Come visit me!!! :) I’ll show you around and take you to get bryani. Deal?

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Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl July 8, 2013 at 12:34 pm

You food looks amazing! I need to find a restaurant with similar offerings in my area because I would LOVE to try it!

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Kim July 8, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Sounds like a fun date!! We’ve lived in our city for almost 14 years and checked out pretty much everything it has to offer!

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Brittany July 27, 2013 at 9:43 am

We are always getting new places, so you can just come visit me! :)

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Annette@FitnessPerks July 8, 2013 at 5:00 pm

What a fun outing! I think it’s great to have friends who know places :)

And p.s. you two are such a great looking couple!! <3

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Michelle @ 3cheaprunners July 8, 2013 at 5:18 pm

It’s easy to forget somethimes…that you don’t always have to travel “out of town” to experience some “new”/cool/neat things

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Brittany July 27, 2013 at 9:37 am

I know it! I am liking discovering Louisville!

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purelytwins July 8, 2013 at 5:58 pm

you two are sooo cute!!!
and we love exploring cities, which reminds us we need to get out more to explore Charlotte :)

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Sarah @ A Refining Adventure July 8, 2013 at 6:00 pm

How fun! I totally know what you mean about getting too comfortable in your city. Thank goodness for friends who are on top of things! That bridge is beautiful and looks like there are some breathtaking sights. So glad you enjoyed the long weekend!

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katie @ fromicecreamtomarathon July 8, 2013 at 6:56 pm

Gorgeous pics! I just love our city. Ok, it sounds like you and I need to go to the Grape Leaf! (I can’t remember if that’s the place we had talked about?)
I haven’t walked on that bridge before, but I’m sure it’s amazing!

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Brittany July 27, 2013 at 9:44 am

Yes… we do. I MISS YOU!

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Matt @ The Athlete's Plate July 8, 2013 at 7:45 pm

Sounds like fun :)

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lindsay July 8, 2013 at 10:10 pm

how about i come visit? you can show me around again, k?

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Brittany July 27, 2013 at 9:44 am

Perfect. You tell me when!

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Heather @ Better With Veggies July 9, 2013 at 12:03 am

You’re so right – I hear that all the time from Colorado long-time residents. I want to live like a visitor for my whole time here – which I hope is a LONG time. :)

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Meg @ A Dash of Meg July 9, 2013 at 8:08 am

BEAUTIFUL SIS! I need to come visit you and I would TOTALLY get what Luvy got ;)

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Brittany July 27, 2013 at 9:45 am

Please do. Just change your flight from Utah to Louisville 1st then back to Canada. ;)

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Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen July 10, 2013 at 8:19 am

Wait. WHAT is Kishari???? That looks AMAZING.

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Brittany July 27, 2013 at 9:45 am

It was a lentil dish. Must try to recreate!

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