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    This originally appeared in the 2019 Best of Louisville issue of Louisville Magazine.

    In this year’s Best of Louisville issue, staff, contributors and folks we’ve written about all weighed in. Read on to hear from the Louisville Leopard Percussionists.


    Lincoln: “Best place to swim: Lakeside.”


    Luca: “Best place to ride bikes: Farmington.”


    Willow: “Best bar: Recbar because you can play games with friends.”


    Cole: “Best place to eat: Guaca Mole. I love the carne asada.”


    Mia: “Best place to see concerts: the Yum! Center.”


    Maren: “Best place to get ice cream: Graeter’s.”  


    Reese: “Best place to explore: the Louisville Palace.”  


    Matthew: “Best place to hang out: Forecastle.”  


    Raevyn: “Best place to have fun: Kentucky Kingdom.”


    Leigh: “Best thing to eat: the Thunder Roll at Tokyo Restaurant & Sushi Bar on Lime Kiln Lane.”


    Toby: “Best place in Louisville to get soft serve: the amazing Dairy Kastle. And they have Milk-Bones for dogs.”  


    Michael: “Best fans: at U of L football games.”  


    Sabina: “Best scary place: Waverly Hills.” 


    Nolan: “Best thing to eat: alligator tail at Mike Linnig’s.”


    Brady: “Best place to eat: Big Al’s Beeritaville.”


    Calvin: “Best place to eat: Eiderdown. Get the pretzels and beer cheese.”


    Ila: “Best doughnuts: the Yum Yums at Plehn’s.”


    Chance: “Best place to get candy: the candy shop next to the Doo Wop Shop. The lady there knows me and gives me free candy.”


    Ewan: “Best thing to eat: a bean burrito, beans and rice at El Nopal.”


    Grant: “Best place to go: the Kentucky Derby because I like horses.”


    Cooper: “Best place to shop: Target.”


    Madison: “Best place to go: the Belle of Louisville. It’s the oldest steamboat still in operation in the United States, I think.”


    Kara: “Best thing for kids: the Louisville Leopard Percussionists.”


    Nika: “Best place to go: the waterfront because there are lights, music and food.”


    Carson: “Best place to go: Louisville City FC games. I like watching the games and eating chicken wings.”


    Eli: “Best place to go: the skate park.”


    June Apple: “Best thing to do: Thunder Over Louisville because it’s bright, loud and very colorful.”


    Frances: “Best thing: all the parks. My favorite is Breslin Park.”


    Celestine: “The best place to go: the Louisville Zoo because it has a playground, candy and animals.”


    This originally appeared in the 2019 Best of Louisville issue of Louisville Magazine. Read more.

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