One of Louisville locals’ favorite restaurants is Hammerheads, if the lines out the door tell you anything. Tucked away in Germantown, this local dive has been an eatery of some sort for the better part of the city’s 20th century, and its local incarnation as a gastropub has made the spot hot again. I, a local, go for the pretzel buns on my elk burger – the meat is local and the pretzel buns are made on site, and it is a delicious pleasure. The house hummus isn’t bad, and the baked beans are outta sight. The shrimp and grits leave this Carolina native a bit unenthused, but the sweet potato fries in duck fat make up for that particular slight. I have not been brave enough to try the bacon brownie, but I see it ordered every time I’ve been to Hammerheads, so it can’t be too awful. The Garcia Burger – a veggie burger made with sun-dried tomato and shittake mushrooms (and, somehow, falafel) – remains one of my fellow Louisvillians’ sole reason for repeatedly returning to Hammerheads. The beer list boasts a lot of local and craft beers, but you can also get a can of PBR. Make sure to get to Hammerheads early, or you’ll be waiting in line with a lot of local, hungry people.
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