Tag Archives: Soup

  1. Five bowls to thaw the Polar Vortex off your bones

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    January 8, 2014 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Thank you, Louisville, for not asking, “Is it cold enough for you?” during this Polar Vortex madness.  Fortunately, this cold snap …
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  2. Stevens and Stevens Deli serves up local, lunchtime realness

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    November 13, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Sometimes, I get by with a little help from my friends. These are friends who love food as much as I do and introduce me to their favorite places to eat in the city.

    I have Jay and Renee Valentine, fellow bloggers/podcasters and past guests on Deliciously Louisville, to thank for introducing me to Stevens and Stevens Deli, a hidden gem of a lunch spot on Bardstown Road. The Valentines raved about this restaurants wide selection of sandwiches, tasty toppings and good prices and invited me to join them for an early weekday lunch. They had me at sandwiches.

    I’ve driven or walked by Stevens and Stevens dozens of times without noticing this restaurant. I blame the odd restaurant/roommate situation. The deli shares a space with Ditto’s Grill near the busy intersection of Bardstown Road and Grinstead Drive. The Ditto’s whimsical sign eclipses the simple Stevens and Stevens masthead on the front of the building. And the entrance to Stevens and Stevens is down a narrow parking lot toward the rear of the building’s left side. The relationship between these two restaurants gets even cozier inside. To my right, I had a clear view of the staff preparing the dining room of Dittos for the approaching lunchtime crowd. To the left, customers had started to pop in and order from the Stevens and Stevens counter and sit in the deli’s smaller dining area.

    The selection at Stevens and Stevens is worthy of front-of-the-house attention. There are more than 50 types of sandwiches, which are all made to order right at the counter. There is a sandwich for everyone, and a quirky name to go with it. I’m a sucker for a fun menu. Here are some of my favorites:

    • Mr Ziegfeld Mr. Ziegfeld: rueben with corned beef, sauerkraut, Jarlsburg swiss cheese and Russian dressing
    • Hogs and Heffers: hot honey ham, applewood bacon and warmed pimento cheese
    • Arc de Fromage: grilled challah bread with Jarlsburg, cheddar, applewood bacon and tomato
    • Sleeps with the Fishes: hand-sliced lox from New York City, arugula, garden tomatoes, red onions, capers and mayo on toasted challah bread

    Don’t worry, picky eaters — you can get plain ol’ sandwiches, too. But who wants a turkey on white when you can get a Dr. Zhivago (turkey, Russian slaw, and Jarlsburg swiss cheese)?

    Stevens and Stevens also makes a variety of pasta and green salads and soups that you can pair with a sandwich, but are hearty enough to eat on their own.

    The pick two options at the deli are wonderful for trying a little bit of everything they have to offer. Customers can two half portions of soup, salad or sandwich for $6.50 ($7.50 if you pick half of a specialty sandwiches, aka the ones with the fancy names). After much studying and fretting, I picked the Benowitz When in Doubt, a turkey sandwich with Chinese slaw, melted provolone, lettuce, tomatoes, and honeycup mustard on challah bread. I made it a pick two and paired my half sandwich with a bowl of chicken noodle soup.

    Half the reason I ordered the sandwich was the name; I was, after all, in doubt. But I was also intrigued by the addition of an allegedly crazy slaw to a turkey sandwich. The cabbage slaw, trapped under the melted provolone, was sweet and crunchy. The honey mustard slathered on top was tangy and matched the slight spicy kick from slaw perfectly. The stack of turkey was large enough to tango with these medley of flavors. And the challah bread? Dense, soft and heavenly.
    The soup was full of chopped carrots, hunks of chicken and tender noodles. If I had a cup of this for every cold day, I would be a happy woman.

    I owe the Valentines big time for introducing me to Stevens and Stevens. This deli quickly became one of my favorite places to grab a sandwich in Louisville. Now, I just need some friends to help me get through that sandwich selection.

    Stevens and Stevens Deli

    1114 Bardstown Road

    Louisville, Ky.

    www.stevensandstevensdeli.com

  3. I ate an $8 grilled cheese sandwich at Atlantic No. 5. Was it worth it?

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    October 29, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Cold weather and a long line outside of The Main Eatery prompted my first visit to Atlantic No. 5, a new restaurant on Main Street in downtown Louisville.

    Last Friday, I had my heart set on a tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich from The Main Eatery. It was the first cold Friday of the fall, so the line for other seekers of that legendary soup-and-sandwich combo was out the door and to the corner of the block.

    It was 12:15. I didn’t have time for that.

    Atlantic No. 5 was just a few doors down. I glanced inside and saw that the line was contained to the warm interior of the bistro. Customers hovered over cups of soup as they skimmed newspapers. A server walked around the counter with something that could pass for a grilled cheese. That was enough for me to give this restaurant a try.

  4. The $10 Challenge: The Main Eatery

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    November 12, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    I’ve discovered my own little quantum of solace at The Main Eatery. This lunch spot is my destination on the …
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  5. For love of the Kentucky Derby: New takes on classic Derby dishes

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    May 6, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    This Saturday, Louisville will be the hot spot for horse racing with the running of the Kentucky Derby. I love …
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  6. The $10 Challenge: The Cafe

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    April 16, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    (Blogger’s note: Congratulations to Rob E., who correctly guessed this week’s Challenge location.) My introduction to The Café began like …
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  7. A musical fruit recipe (part 2): This soup will kick you in the throat.

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    April 14, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Oh, beans. How I love thee.   I’ve bombed every new recipe I’ve tried in the past few weeks. My …
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  8. Black bean soup – a musical fruit recipe, part one

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    January 11, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    You know what’s better than writing about beans? Writing about beans while a Crock Pot full of them stews on …
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  9. Bits and pieces: Jewish soul food, food-safety bill and other food news from the web, 12.6.10

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    December 6, 2010 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    A University of North Carolina professor has written a book that takes a look at how Jews in the South …
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  10. The $10 Challenge: Dish on Market

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    November 1, 2010 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    I’m a sucker for a nice font and a catchy logo.   Take Dish on Market, for instance. The restaurant’s …
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