After an uneventful drive to Kentucky, Rachael and I hit the expo at Louisville Slugger Field and checked into the Galt House Hotel. It was a massive hotel and the room was nice for the $75 per night I paid. We took a drive through the city and witnessed a guy breaking into a car, so that was interesting.
We also went to Churchill Downs before heading to a super early dinner at Amici Cafe. We were the only people there at that hour, which was just fine by us.
They had sangria that sounded fabulous, but no booze for us pre-race. Sad face. We split a bread basket, which was grilled to perfection, and both got the grilled chicken capellini. The spaghetti was tossed in a white wine olive oil sauce with sun-dried tomatoes, black olives and capers, then topped with slices of a grilled chicken breast. It was so fabulous, we both cleaned out plates. What, we were carb loading ...
After the race Sunday morning (race report to come), we went back to the hotel to shower and check out. I called ahead to Toast on Market, which people on Yelp seem to love. We only ended up waiting like 15 minutes when we got there, but I was starving from the run, so it might as well have been two hours. The wait was totally worth it.
Rachael had a rocking Mediterranean omelet with the eatery's signature hash brown casserole. I had two poached eggs, fruit, whole wheat toast and a lemon souffle pancake with blueberry compote. The eggs were awesome, but the pancake was what the restaurant is known for and it certainly delivered. A fluffy pancake was topped with a lemon glaze and a reduced blueberry sauce, which still had blueberries in the sauce. It was like dessert for breakfast and hit the spot post half.
We were only in Louisville for about 24 hours, so we didn't see much, but we did eat the best of the city and didn't go home hungry or disappointed.