Club Grotto — (502) 459-5275; 2116 Bardstown Road, Louisville, Kentucky.
Career professionals, many of the service staff members have been part of the scene since the restaurant opening nine years ago. Each of them have experienced training in making solos a priority and it shows. Aware of that some guests enjoy impromptu entertainment, staff members often sit and chat with them.
Lynn's Paradise Cafe — (502) 583-3447; 984 Barret Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky.
Featured in "Better Bacon: Artisan producers are making bacon even more irresistable" by Corby Kummer — The Atlantic Monthly — November 2005
"Perhaps because LPC is in the heart of the territory where great bacon is expected, it varies the classic: local bacon from Gatton farms and parmesan-garlic mayo on toasted buttermilk bread, with fried green tomatoes as the 'T.' "
(1) includes an outside display of an 8-foot high coffeepot pouring brown water into a gigantic yellow mug?
(2) holds an annual Easter Egg painting contest? (The winner, voted on by guests, gets free breakfast for one month without a wait in line — which can be 1½ hrs. on Sunday morning!)
(3) features a “Drink Goddess” (“She’s rather outrageous and fits the concept of this place to a T,” said owner Lynn Winter.) who creates a new drink for major holidays.
(4) provides signage — “Mr. Wibble! Reserved until 9:30am” — over the table of a regular who, having moved away, now takes the bus across town for breakfast?
We'd give it a AAA solo-diner rating and sound trumpets!!!
As you can imagine, Mr. Wibble is not the only regular. Other solos, couples and groups have turned the counter area into a social center.
Neighborhood: The Highlands
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