Last week, C & I traveled to Louisville, Kentucky, for his annual work conference presented by KySTE (Kentucky Society for Technology in Education). C is the technology coordinator for our local school system and this conference is held to present new ideas for technology in the classroom and schools. I tag along every year for a mini-vacation that is partially paid for and I always get a lot of good rest and get to eat a lot of great food.
The conference is held at the Galt House Hotel which is in the heart of downtown Louisville right up the street from Fourth Street Live and other big public venues. I like to pick one new restaurant every year to try out and last year we ate at Bistro 301 and it was so good! This year I picked Impellizzeri’s which is an Italian restaurant on West Main Street. We had a short walk from our hotel on Fourth Street down past the Actor’s Theater of Louisville and the KFC Yum! Center to get the what is known as “Whiskey Row”. Let me just say that it is a beautiful urban area that is perfect for walking. In fact, we parked our car on Tuesday night when we arrived and didn’t move it until Friday at lunch to head home. Whiskey Row is just a short section of West Main Street that has been refurbished with remodeled apartments and many eateries. Impellizzeri’s is one such eatery and I picked that one to try.
A lot of the NCAA conference tournaments were going on during that time so all of the televisions in the restaurant were tuned it to those which didn’t bother us a bit. This is more of a family/social kind of restaurant and the ballgames were good entertainment. We ordered bread sticks with pizza sauce and garlic butter on the side for dipping and these were out of this world good!! The breadsticks come swimming in garlic butter while still in the pan and they are fresh made and steaming hot when you get them. I could have made a meal just with them and a salad, and that’s probably what we should have done. That would have been the smart and “healthier” thing to do, but no, we also ordered a small pizza with Italian sausage. We were just a little disappointed in the pizza. I thought it needed more sauce and the sausage was spicier than the Italian sausage I am used to and not quite as sweet. The crust was great…thin and crispy on the bottom and just a little chewy around the edges. Yum!
Now, don’t come here if you need to get in and out in a hurry. They make everything as it is ordered so there will definitely be a wait time, but it is worth it just for the breadsticks. I could eat a few right now!
I was a bad food blogger though because I forgot to take a camera with me. Oh, well, just take my word for it and go to Impellizzeri’s and order the breadsticks. With pizza sauce and garlic butter. Then dip the sticks in both of them with each bite.