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9 Fatty Dishes To Fat Up Louisville's Fat Tuesday

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Lots of bars and restaurants are offering Abita beer, beads, "mudbugs" and other Bourbon Street-style Mardi Gras manifestations. But beyond the usual New Orleans, there are plenty of sensationally sinful selections available in Louisville's restaurants. Eater presents 9 un-Creole options for overindulging on the last day before Lent, so good they could even tempt non-Catholics. Any other fatty suggestions? Let us know in the comments.


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Levon Wallace will gladly put together a plate of roasted marrow bones offering plenty of drippy, deliciously fatty stuff to spread over bread.

Milkwood

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Edward Lee takes yeasty waffles, cuts and and crisps them into croutons, pairs them with chicken poached in vinegar, soy and spices before being deep fried, and adds a smear of buttermilk dressing. It's only an appetizer portion, so order two.

Harvest

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Sorghum cookie sandwiches with buttercream and candied bacon: local, sort-of-seasonal, delicious and definitely Fat Tuesday material.
Decadence exists in Decca's duck liver terrine with grilled bread and cherry mostarda. Chef Annie Pettry nicely provides some pickled vegetables that can be used for an "it's healthy!" excuse.

Rye On Market

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"Fat Elvis" delivers chocolate crémeux, salted caramel, rum-macerated bananas and peanuts. Ask for extra caramel.

Hammerheads

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A plate of pork belly sliders will certainly fill anyone's Fat Tuesday fat quotient.

Eiderdown

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Popcorn made with duck fat, queen of all greasy goodness, goes great with a craft beer (and perhaps some beads).

Lilly's

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Kathy Cary takes already-caloric crème brûlée one step further by wrapping its caramel-crackled custard in puff pastry before serving.

El Camino

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Get ready to grease out gracefully by grabbing a bag of El Camino's puffy, porky chicharrones, sprinkled with queso fresco, onion and cilantro.

Proof on Main

Levon Wallace will gladly put together a plate of roasted marrow bones offering plenty of drippy, deliciously fatty stuff to spread over bread.

Milkwood

Edward Lee takes yeasty waffles, cuts and and crisps them into croutons, pairs them with chicken poached in vinegar, soy and spices before being deep fried, and adds a smear of buttermilk dressing. It's only an appetizer portion, so order two.

Harvest

Sorghum cookie sandwiches with buttercream and candied bacon: local, sort-of-seasonal, delicious and definitely Fat Tuesday material.

Decca

Decadence exists in Decca's duck liver terrine with grilled bread and cherry mostarda. Chef Annie Pettry nicely provides some pickled vegetables that can be used for an "it's healthy!" excuse.

Rye On Market

"Fat Elvis" delivers chocolate crémeux, salted caramel, rum-macerated bananas and peanuts. Ask for extra caramel.

Hammerheads

A plate of pork belly sliders will certainly fill anyone's Fat Tuesday fat quotient.

Eiderdown

Popcorn made with duck fat, queen of all greasy goodness, goes great with a craft beer (and perhaps some beads).

Lilly's

Kathy Cary takes already-caloric crème brûlée one step further by wrapping its caramel-crackled custard in puff pastry before serving.

El Camino

Get ready to grease out gracefully by grabbing a bag of El Camino's puffy, porky chicharrones, sprinkled with queso fresco, onion and cilantro.