Day 257: Louisville makes list of “America’s Foodiest Towns” in Bon Appetit magazine

17 09 2010

The other day, I noticed a link to an article in Bon Appétit magazine for “America’s Foodiest Towns.” As the sub-heading explained: “Restaurant editor Andrew Knowlton tries to balance exercise with excessive eating in this year’s Bon Appétit award-winning town—where residents enjoy great food as much the great outdoors.” The city taking the #1 spot of course is Boulder, CO. The article explained their judging criteria as, “small towns (fewer than 250,000 people) or with a small-town feel, quality farmers’ markets, concerned farmers, dedicated food media, first-rate restaurants, talented food artisans, and a community of food lovers.”

Louisville was listed as a runner-up: “For three years this bourbon-producing city with a soft spot for Community Supported Agriculture has made our runners-up list–no small feat. And the scene just keeps getting better: The restaurant lineup continues to mature, and there’s a new generation producing artisanal foods.” While Louisville is much larger than 250,000 people, it does have a small-town feel. And yes, there a TON of great restaurants here, many of which have great patios with outdoor seating – perfect for people watching while enjoying a nice meal. Maybe that explains why I’m in Weight Watchers. Too much eating and people-watching and not enough exercise.

Today’s food journal:

Breakfast:
— Chocolate, peanut butter, banana smoothie = 6.5 points

Lunch:
— Jimmy John’s Slim turkey sandwich = 8 points
— Iced tea = 0 points

Dinner:
— Club sandwich on whole wheat = 8.5 points (est.)
— Potato chips = 7 points (est.)
— Iced tea = 0 points

Life’s a journey. Enjoy the ride!

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