| October 07, 2019
PSDA’s annual P2P Technology + Innovation Summit is right around the corner, taking place Oct. 23-25 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky.
While there will be plenty of time to learn about the latest print technology and make meaningful connections, the city of Louisville offers plenty to explore and enjoy. Take a look at some of the recommendations around town from Label Specialties and Discount Labels.
The Irish Rover: The Irish Rover has the feeling of being at home and being really, really well fed by family. It’s nestled into a beautiful and historic section of town on Frankfurt Road. The building is a converted house with family pictures on the wall, plus a lot of memorabilia from Ireland. The owner is a fantastic gentleman who will walk right up, join your conversation and regale you with fascinating stories. All of this pales in comparison to the food, however. The menu ranges from bar fare to full dinners, and offers unique flavors that can’t be found anywhere else in Louisville. If you find yourself wanting a taste of the “old country” or just looking for some good company, be sure to stop by the Irish Rover.
—Jennifer Branes, Customer Service Expert & Lee Barnes, IT Expert, Label Specialties
Mojitos: Mojitos serves up tapas dishes and amazing drinks in a strip mall in Louisville’s East End. It’s a bit out of the way, but it’s so worth the Uber ride. Who knew Louisville would have amazing Spanish food? And whatever you do, save room for the Chocolate Trio. It’s shareable, but we always fight over the last bite.
—Jenny & Mike Wolf, Owners, Label Specialties
Captain’s Quarters: At its heart, Louisville is a river city. It’s how we started, and it’s one of the things that makes our city so beautiful. Whether you visit on a boat or by car, Captain’s Quarters is a must. They have outdoor seating, a full bar and the best river views in the city. Plus the food is good, and you’re guaranteed to meet some real characters. Louisville is filled with friendly “river rats” who spend time going up and down the river and sipping cocktails at Captain’s Quarters. It’s a short drive from downtown. They do have indoor seating, but if the weather is nice, it’s perfect spot for happy hour or brunch outside!
—Kirk Swenson, Owner, Label Specialties
The Old Spaghetti Factory: The Old Spaghetti Factory is right downtown. It has a big, open feel and a touch of old-world elegance. The service is very good, and their Italian style food is rich and fills you up. Plus, it’s way more affordable than you would think. Top it off with a bowl of their signature ice cream, and you have a great meal.
—Grant Hollkamp, Marketing Intern, Label Specialties
Mussel and Burger Bar: Mussel and Burger Bar knows how to do burgers — and I mean they really know how to do burgers. Best burger in Louisville, hands down. Plus, they have several signature mussel dishes that we always start with. Their curry mussels are to die for. They also have this crazy good (and dangerous) spiked lemonade. There are two locations: one downtown, close to the Galt House, and the other in the East End.
—Reggie Terrell, Operations Manager, Label Specialties
The Big Four Bridge: Louisville is a great city to go outside, and October will be beautiful. Not too many years ago, the city opened the Big Four Bridge to pedestrian traffic. A trip across the walking bridge is a must do for a lot of my family and friends who visit. You get a beautiful 360-degree view of the city. Plus, we have beautiful sunsets here in Louisville if you’re looking for an evening stroll. At night, the bridge is equipped has multicolor LED lights that change color and look so pretty reflecting over the Ohio River. A trip to Louisville isn’t complete without a trip over the bridge.
—Ami Walker, Administrative Expert, Label Specialties
Louisville Slugger Museum: Not only is Louisville nationally ranked for its amazing food scene, but we have a little history, too. Baseball’s most famous bat is made right here in Louisville, and you can learn all about it at the Louisville Slugger Museum and Bat Factory. They have been manufacturing MLB bats since 1884, and tons of famous players around the nation use bats made right here in Louisville. The museum is fun, and if you happen to be traveling with family, it’s a must do!
—Susan Clark, National Sales, Label Specialties
There’s more to explore in the area. The Discount Labels team suggests checking out these spots across the river in Jeffersonville and New Albany:
Red Yeti: Across the river in Jeffersonville is Red Yeti, a bar that focuses on a variety of craft beers, scratch cocktails and locally sourced dishes. Enjoy this unique food in the brick-lined building, originally built in 1881.
Match Cigar Bar: If cigars and bourbon are your thing, this spot in Jeffersonville is a must. The bar focuses on local, craft aspects of their bourbons, beers and cigars in a comfortable lounge setting.
The Parlor Craft Beer and Pizza: Looking for a quality pizza and pints? Check out this spot in Jeffersonville, which has a laid-back atmosphere and outdoor, backyard-style seating. Choose from 10 different New York-style pizzas and order from their cocktail menu that plays on classic recipes in a tongue-in-cheek way.
Pints and Union: Located in New Albany, this pub offers a welcoming atmosphere with plenty to offer at the bar and a wide variety of dishes, from Scotch eggs to tikka masala nachos and burgers. A must if you’re in the area.
The Exchange: This rustic-chic spot in New Albany boasts locally sourced dishes and a lively atmosphere. Come for the food and stay for the views of historic downtown and the Sherman Minton Bridge into Kentucky.
PSDA manufacturers Label Specialties Inc. and Discount Labels are opening their doors to P2P attendees. Don’t miss this opportunity to take a tour, ask questions and gain sales ideas. Sign up for the tours when you register online.