(Editor's Note: The word is officially out -- in the not-so-distant future, Louisville residents will be getting their very own edition of Thrillist! But, since we'll be setting up our permanent, large-hat-filled shop after the Derby, here's an appetizer-sized portion to tide you over.):
If you're in Louisville this weekend, it's probably strictly to wear seersucker and ponder how women wear hats that are so big. But because you'll eventually have to find Bluegrass State-bred food and drink (read: bourbon) while you're in town, we talked to Robin Garr, the writer behind Louisville Hot Bytes, and Dana McMahan, Louisville-based food and travel writer, to see where you should grab that mint julep and Hot Brown when you aren't rooting on (INSERT HILARIOUSLY NAMED HORSE) at the Derby.