There’s A Hot Brown Hop In Kentucky And It’s Just As Delicious As It Sounds

For such a humble little sandwich, the Kentucky hot brown sure has quite a big reputation. Originally conceived as a late-night treat for hungry performers and patrons at the legendary Brown Hotel in Louisville, the hot brown has become one of the most iconic dishes in the Bluegrass State. Not only is this tasty favorite found in numerous eateries across the state, but it’s also inspired an official food trail! The Hot Brown Hop is easily the most delicious culinary journey you’ll ever take in Kentucky, and it deserves top spot on your dining bucket list.

When Chef Fred Schmidt put together this simple sandwich in 1920, he couldn’t have predicted — or dreamed of — the legions of fans, dishes, and chefs it would inspire. The Kentucky hot brown is a simple, hearty, down-home dish that’s a big, ole’ hug on a plate — and we’re so proud to call it ours!

Curious to explore more food trails in Kentucky? The Brewgrass Trail is a hoppin’ tour of Kentucky’s best craft breweries! (Because it’s not *all* bourbon here in the Bluegrass…)

Address: The Brown Hotel, 335 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
Address: The Village Anchor, 11507 Park Rd, Louisville, KY 40223, USA
Address: Charr'd Bourbon Kitchen & Lounge, 1903 Embassy Square Blvd, Jeffersontown, KY 40299, USA
Address: Kentucky Derby Museum, 704 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208, USA
Address: Sicilian Pizza & Pasta Downtown, 627 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
Address: Troll Pub Under the Bridge, 150 W Washington St, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
Address: Bristol Bar & Grille Downtown, 614 W Main St #4211, Louisville, KY 40202, USA