TGIF Local Lunch Post – Grazing in La Grange

Fresh and snappy - a bowl of Chicken Chipotle Pasta from the Red Pepper Deli - in La Grange and Crestwood. (Photo: Courier-Journal)

Get out of the city for lunch today! A nice drive to Oldham County is what might help shake the busy week right out of your bones!

I promised myself I’d try not to use the words “quaint” and “charm” but it cannot be avoided. There’s plenty of enjoyment for dining, gifts and entertainment on both sides of the railroad track…which runs right down the middle of town.

Motoring out a half hour north of Louisville promises an afternoon of pastoral landscapes, architectural history and the calm of a laid-back, welcoming community. And if you already reside in or around La Grange you already know that these charming venues are not a secret to be kept! Share the food, drink and good company with your Louisville friends!

Consistently good sandwiches and wraps is the word up on The Red Pepper Deli with a second location in Crestwood. Homemade soups, pizzas and salads create a full plate for any guest. Can’t make it?  Take advantage of the catering.

This place might have more finger-lickin’ going on than the Colonel’s place Big R’s BBQ Shack. Baby Back Ribs, Pulled Pork, Chicken and a slew of sides will push your savory meter all the way out.

Aye! A hearty bowl of Potato-Leek soup, a pint of cider or a traditional Bubble and Squeak await the Celtic appetite in us all at this delightful location of  The Irish Rover, Too.

The egg salad and crispy bacon sandwiches and a beautiful array of gift items are the buzz at Serendipity Cafe and Gifts. An abundance of cakes, pies and other sweetness is good to go or for a table of young ladies anticipating their first formal tea party.

After your meal, drop in on Karen’s Book Barn & Java Stop for a good book to go and some coffee to sip while you shop.. It’s a treasure, literally!

It’s almost opening day for  One Nineteen West Main. Coming in late November with a fine American and New Southern menu being written as we speak. Keep up with their progress and plans on Facebook.

Visit Discover Downtown La Grange online then hop in the buggy and head to the county line. A always, thanks for feeding the local economy! Buying into our neighborhoods is one of the most tasteful things one can do.