I had heard that the famous Louisville local food was the Hot Brown, a sandwich originally developed at the Brown Hotel to help partiers absorb the alcohol after a long night of drinking. Basically, it is an open faced turkey sandwich with bacon and tomato, drenched in Mornay sauce. They are on menus everywhere, though, and the version I had was at the Galt House Hotel. I was unimpressed. The turkey was processed, the toasted bread greasy, the tomatoes tasteless winter hothouse, and the Mornay sauce gloppy with close too 1000 calories of fat. Maybe there are better versions to be had or perhaps I should have been drunker when I tried it, but I am in no hurry to go back and have another.
To help absorb the grease after a late night of drinking or begin the morning after, nothing comes close to Mexican chilaquiles. I have never made them myself but my housekeeper makes a killer version. I will watch her make them and try and develop a recipe to post sometime soon. But if you find yourself with a terrible hangover or the need to avoid one, hit the best local Mexican restaurant you can find and order them. They are a miracle cure. And way hotter than a Hot Brown.