TGIF Local Lunch Post – Downard On Dining in District 16

Meet me on the veranda? Chef Dean Cornbett and crew are passionate, dedicated, Kentucky Proud and welcome you to An American Place for a midday dining experience to remember.

The summer is waning in the Bluegrass. On the cusp of harvest, it is a time of plenty and what better way to greet the fall season but an enjoyable meal with friends, family, or business.

Today, we’re motoring up Hwy. 42 to feature some of the fine dining establishments of District 16.

From Barbourmeade to Prospect, Indian Hills to Glenview, with Brownsboro Farm and Spring Valley in between, District 16 is a sweet place, indeed.  Given the history of Locust Grove and the progressive Norton Commons, there is truly something for everyone  – shopping, real estate, boating, and dining.

As the Councilman for the 16th District of Louisville Metro, Kelly Downard represents fourteen  suburban cities and numerous homeowner associations.

He steps up to the plate today, recommending a few favorites of Louisville’s locally owned and operated establishments for a great Friday send-off to the weekend.

First, a brief tour of his district:

“District 16 is situated in far northeastern Jefferson County. It has seen significant growth since merged government in 2003. Brownsboro Crossing and Norton Commons are two of many developments that have enhanced the area. New sidewalks on US 42, Holiday Manor and Barbour Lane have been installed for the pleasure and safety of residents. While development is important, the Wolf Pen Branch Neighborhood Plan and the Glenview Area Plan have been adopted to protect the rural character and beauty of the area.  A gem in the District is Historic Locust Grove. Steps have been taken for a long term plan to preserve this wonderful asset to not only the District, but to Jefferson County and Kentucky. Last, but not least, the District will soon see the start of construction of the long awaited East End Bridge.”

If you’re hungry for home-cooking in a most elegant home, then consider yourself family at Corbett’s in Brownsboro Crossing.

Nestled in two acres of century-old maples and the more contemporary environment of Norton Commons,  Corbett’s summons the history of  the Von Allmen mansion and creates an elegant, Kentucky Proud dining experience.  Corbett’s dedication to the establishment as “An American Place” is stated with grace, boldly underscored with rich architectural flair and farmland heritage of the Commonwealth.

I thought it would be nice to have the proprietor himself recommend the lunch offering best suited for a sensible councilman with excellent taste.

Chef Corbett suggested the Luncheon Prix Fixe for guests who want to sample sweet and savory offerings from starters to desserts, in comfortable midday portion size, all for $23.

Four starters, five entrees, and three desserts are frequently changing with the seasons and the trends.  Described as one of the best deals in town, this creative addition to the menu that inspires both the kitchen and guests. Check out the entire lunch menu here. Many returning guests enjoy choosing from ala carte as well.

A few suggestions for this week are:

Kentucky Bibb, Marinated Tomatoes, Champagne Red Onion, Hearts of Palm, Avocado Buttermilk.

Smoked Pork BBQ, Pickles, Tobacco Onions, Blue Cheese Slaw

Frittata, Cauliflower, Havarti, Caramelized Pearl Onions, Spinach & Bacon Vinaigrette

Mixed Berry Cobbler, Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Corbett’s is open for lunch Monday through Friday  11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner begins at 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Closer to the water , Captain’s Quarters is one of Louisville’s favorite dining traditions as well a time-honored destinations whether by boat or automobile.

The councilman’s third suggestion is Bistro 42 Located in Prospect Village. Their  mouth-watering tag of  “Authentic Italian cuisine with Southern Charm” should draw the traffic toward their northeast location like a giant magnet.

A tip of the hat to District 16 Legislative Assistant, Debbie Carroll. for tracking the favorite dining tables of her boss.

Get out and enjoy this first snap of fall this weekend. Drop by for some garden produce and a harvest of community spirit at any of our Metro area Farmer’s Markets.

Thanks for reading and kudos to you for feeding the local economy!