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7 Ideas For Ash Wednesday Indulgences the Unobservant Might Enjoy

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Louisville has a rather large Catholic population, but while just about everyone in town enjoys a good fish fry, not all of us abstain from stuff before the Easter bunny shows up. For those neither fasting nor forbearing (and possibly to tempt those who are just a bit), Eater provides a list of seven deadly delicious ideas for Ash Wednesday and afterwards.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Heine Brothers Coffee

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516 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 568-6339
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Pity the sad, sluggish people who have sacrificed caffeine for the season. Then visit any of several local Heine Brothers for some fresh-brewed, fully-stoked java.

2. Meta

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425 West Chestnut Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 822-6382
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This cozy craft cocktail bar formally housed a strip joint, so it's even more appropriate for being unobservant of any particular religious abstentions.

3. Cellar Door Chocolates

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1201 Story Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 561-2940
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Owner Erika Chavez-Graziano crafts sweets so exceptional and unusual many are tempted to stray.

4. Holy Grale

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1034 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 459-9939
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A wide, well-curated selection of craft beers accompanied by tasty bar snacks, all housed in a former church. Perfect for the season.

5. Comfy Cow

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2221 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 409-4616
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Bourbon Ball. Dulce de Leche de Salte. Georgia Butter Pecan. Who can resist hand-crafted ice cream for 40 days?

6. Blue Dog Bakery & Cafe

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2868 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 899-9800
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Passing up a freshly-baked Blue Dog baguette, or just about any other of the bakery's artisan breads, would indeed be a sacrifice.

7. Coals Artisan Pizza

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3730 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40207
(502) 742-8200
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Great toppings and sauces served on crusts that are bubbly crisp and charred not from Hellfire, but an in-house coal oven.

1. Heine Brothers Coffee

516 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202
Pity the sad, sluggish people who have sacrificed caffeine for the season. Then visit any of several local Heine Brothers for some fresh-brewed, fully-stoked java.
516 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202

2. Meta

425 West Chestnut Street, Louisville, KY 40202
This cozy craft cocktail bar formally housed a strip joint, so it's even more appropriate for being unobservant of any particular religious abstentions.
425 West Chestnut Street
Louisville, KY 40202

3. Cellar Door Chocolates

1201 Story Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206
Owner Erika Chavez-Graziano crafts sweets so exceptional and unusual many are tempted to stray.
1201 Story Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

4. Holy Grale

1034 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40204
A wide, well-curated selection of craft beers accompanied by tasty bar snacks, all housed in a former church. Perfect for the season.
1034 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40204

5. Comfy Cow

2221 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206
Bourbon Ball. Dulce de Leche de Salte. Georgia Butter Pecan. Who can resist hand-crafted ice cream for 40 days?
2221 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

6. Blue Dog Bakery & Cafe

2868 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206
Passing up a freshly-baked Blue Dog baguette, or just about any other of the bakery's artisan breads, would indeed be a sacrifice.
2868 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

7. Coals Artisan Pizza

3730 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40207
Great toppings and sauces served on crusts that are bubbly crisp and charred not from Hellfire, but an in-house coal oven.
3730 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40207