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5/17/2013 9:51:43 PM 8 Comments

"Hammerheads in Louisville, KY"

Michael Forehand

So, most foodies who think Louisville, KY, think Hot Brown. And while I love a great Hot Brown when I travel to Louisville, I recently found a new joint (completely by accident, I might add) called Hammerheads.Its totally Triple D caliber. Its in the basement of a house. A freaking house. And there's taxidermy of a shark on the outside over the patio. Really? That's commitment.But the attention to detail doesn't stop there. I was a little skeptical when we were walking in, but that place was packed. And the first aroma that hit my nostrils was truffle oil. At that point, I thought to myself "No dive that smells of truffles can be bad."My order...chicken and waffles. Yeah, in Louisville. Tender fried chicken that tastes like...well, chicken. And this is Kentucky. The Colonel would approve. The waffle, a slap me in the face sweet-potato waffle, with a generous side of warm maple syrup.Some of my cohorts got bison burgers on pretzel buns. Some got pulled pork or beef brisket tacos. Another got a bigger-than-your-face catfish sandwich. Top that off with a great selection of local beer on tap...its a killer combination.You gotta go. Hit a Hot Brown spot on the way...whatever you have to do to justify the trip. But go get lost on the southeast side and hit up Hammerheads. You will not regret it. Take it from this fat kid.

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    Anonymous
    1/26/2015 12:27:52 PM
    Hammerhead's @ 921 Swan Street in Louisville, KY. we had been hearin Hammerhead's @ 921 Swan Street in Louisville, KY. we had been hearing such good things about this place from everyone, but had not had a chance to go. It looks like someone has turned their basement into a bar/restaurant. There were 5 of us and each got something different off their menu and nothing was a disappointment. We all can't wait to go back so we can try more! I couldn't believe how many people would wait outside in the cold to be the next to be seated as they have limited seating. louisvillehammerheads.com
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    Rickbook
    11/30/2013 3:11:09 PM
    From a Fan: Title: Hammerheads and GAME!! Louisville kY These guys really know what th Message: Hammerheads and GAME!! Louisville kY These guys really know what they are doing. Hammerheads has smoked everything in a kitchen no bigger than a master bathroom. along with all made in house sauces and rubs. Game has meats from all over the world. Wagyu, lamb, Boar, antelope, kangaroo, Bison, Duck, Elk, Bone marrow and scotch eggs with pork belly!!! I am telling you, you will loves this place and want to move to Louisville. !!! check them out http://www.louisvillehammerheads.com/ Thank a million Hope to see ya here soon!!!!! Falyn B.
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    Anonymous
    11/30/2013 12:16:43 PM
    Hey Guy!!!! I have been trying to find how to write you for years now Hey Guy!!!! I have been trying to find how to write you for years now. I have two good friends that have started a crazy flavortown tour here in Louisville KY Derby City!!!! Adam and Chase opened Hammerheads a few years back in the basement trilevel of a house. At Hammerheads they served smoked everything. With all homemade sauces and amazing beer choices all local. After the HUGE success they had with Hammerheads they recently opened a new spot, GAME! oh my word. Game serves amazing game meats from all over the world. Antelope, wagyu, kangaroo, elk, duck, Boar, Lamb etc. and apps like Scotch eggs with pork belly and truffle mayo. All sauces again made in house. Please take a look!!! http://www.louisvillehammerheads.com/
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    Jamie
    7/22/2013 11:30:03 AM
    Hammerheads You need to check out Hammerheads in Louisville, Ky. Wonderful dive with amazing food. Great barbecue, hamburgers, etc. Duck tacos, Lamb ribs, truffle oil fries cooked in duck fat, wonderful brisket, Elk burger on pretzel bun and the list goes on!website:http://www.louisvillehammerheads.com/menu.html
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    Sarah
    7/12/2013 4:55:45 PM
    Come to Louisville, KY !!! For a foodie like you, it is surprising you haven't been to the food mecca that is Louisville! We have some amazing places to choose from, but I think you need definitely need to try Hammerhead's. They make an amazing duck tacos and sandwiches, a pork belly BLT, truffle fries and mac and cheese. This is a very tiny sample of their amazing menu! Hammerhead's is located in a basement in an up and coming neighborhood. They have a spot on beer selection at any given time (another thing we are known for!). COME TO LOUISVILLE! You won't regret it.
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    William Blythe
    5/19/2013 3:19:58 PM
    Hammerheads in Louisville, KY You have to come to this place! It's run out of the basement of a freaking house! They have some of the wackiest creations here! 2 of my favorites are the Smoked Mac and Cheese and the Bacon Brownie. All made from scratch, it is the bomb dot com. You've gotta come here!!
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    Maverism
    5/18/2013 2:16:15 PM
    Hammerheads in Louisville, KY When I travel I try to find good earing not a chain. I found a place in Louisville KY that is outstanding. Hammerheads is an out of the way place and it was packed. The food was fresh and outstanding.
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    Maverism
    5/18/2013 2:16:15 PM
    Hammerheads in Louisville, KY When I travel I try to find good earing not a chain. I found a place in Louisville KY that is outstanding. Hammerheads is an out of the way place and it was packed. The food was fresh and outstanding.

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