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Louisville Chefs Share Their Kentucky Derby 2013 Picks

Eater Louisville asked many of the city's chefs, "What's your Kentucky Derby pick?" Here are their responses.

·Damaris Phillips, Food Network Star season 9 contestant, culinary arts instructor at Jefferson Community and Technical College: I'm placing a $20 exacta box on Mylute (#6) and Charming Kitten (#15). Mylute because of he jockey and Charming Kitten because I imagine there is an 8-year-old somewhere pumped that the horse she named is running in the Derby.

·Kevin Ashworth, MilkWood: Revolutionary and Golden Soul

·Anthony Lamas, Seviche: A Latin Restaurant: Any of the Latino Jockeys! Especially Velazquez. [That'd be Verrazano.]

·Paul Skulas, Holy Grale: "All of it on Falling Sky. No real reason, just a name of a farm in Arkansas."

·One of the SuperChefs: Revolutionary

·Geoffrey Heyde, Village Anchor: 9 Overanalyze, #7 Giant Finish, and #4 Golden Soul

·Laurent Géroli, The Brown Hotel: Revolutionary.

·Ryan Rogers, Feast BBQ: Overanalyze. R jockey silk and my motto in life.

·Jesse Huot, Grind Gourmet Burger Truck: For the Derby, I go simple win, place, show. So for Saturday, based on a few articles I only read half of, I'm going with Black Onyx for win, Orb for place, Verrazano for show. To go with that, I'll divide the rest of my derby day budget evenly and put it on Revolutionary, Overanalyze, and Golden Soul. At that point in the day, the money is better spent betting on horses than getting more juleps, right?

·Tyler Powell , St. Charles Exchange: Goldencents

·John Varanese, Varanese: Mylute

·Levon Wallace, Proof on Main: Goldencents, Itsmyluckyday

·Tyler Morris, Rye on Market: Overanalyze

·Bonus pick—Sarah Grueneberg, Chicago's Spiaggia, special guest chef in The Mansion: Charming Kitten and Orb

·All Kentucky Derby 2013 Coverage [~ELOU~]

[Photo: Charming Kitten, Courtesy Churchill Downs]

Village Anchor Pub & Roost

11507 Park Road, Anchorage, KY 40223 502-708-1850


2106 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206 502-899-9904 Visit Website

Rye On Market

900 E Market Street, Louisville, KY 40202 502-749-6200 Visit Website

Holy Grale

1034 Bardstown Road, Louisville, Kentucky 40204 502-459-9939

Proof On Main

702 West Main Street, , KY 40202 (502) 217-6360 Visit Website

Grind Gourmet Burger Truck

Moving Target, Louisville, KY 40215 502-851-7333

Churchill Downs

700 Central Avenue, Louisville, KY 40214 502-636-4400 Visit Website

Feast BBQ

116 W Main Street, New Albany, IN 47150 812-920-0454

The Brown Hotel

335 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202 502-324-1389

St. Charles Exchange

113 S 7th Street, Louisville, KY 40202 502 618 1917 Visit Website