More often than not, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater have one question: Where should I eat right now? Restaurant obsessives want to know what's new, what's hot, which favorite chef just launched a sophomore effort, where to sip the it cocktail. Thus, we offer the Eater Heatmap, which will change often to highlight where the Louisville crowds are flocking to at the moment. (The restaurants are listed not by any rank.)
Eater Heatmaps traditionally are only for restaurants less than a year old, with the Eater 18 (or 38) highlighting outstanding places that have survived the one-year mark. Now, if Eater Louisville adhered to that policy, the Heatmaps would either include just a few places or some crappy ones. So effective right now, we're gonna draw the line at two years. And no restaurant will appear on both the Heatmap and Eater 18. That being said...
Added: Havana Rumba Express & Tapas Bar.
Removed: Garage Bar, Harvest, Holy Grale, Proof on Main, Seviche: A Latin Restaurant.
Again, their removal wasn't a knock on these restaurants at all—in fact, expect to see most of them on next Tuesday's latest update on the Eater 18—but rather it was just a bit of housekeeping.
Have any suggestions? Any vital omissions? Leave 'em in the comments.
Eater Louisville Heatmap history
·Dec 6, 2012: Initial Eater Louisville Heatmap
·Jan. 3, 2013: Added Feast BBQ, Guaca Mole and Relish
·Feb. 7, 2013: Added Mussel & Burger Bar
·March 7, 2013: Added MilkWood and Game, removed 610 Magnolia and Hammerheads
·April 4, 2013: Added The Exchange Pub + Kitchen
·May 2, 2013: No changes
·June 6, 2013: Removed St. Charles Exchange
·July 11, 2013: Added La Coop: Bistro à Vins
·Aug. 1, 2013: Added Garage Bar
·Sept. 5, 2013: No changes
·Oct. 3, 2013: Added Havana Rumba Express & Tapas Bar. Removed: Garage Bar, Harvest, Holy Grale, Proof on Main, Seviche: A Latin Restaurant.