Thursday, Dec. 3 from 5-9 p.m., Stephen Hacker and Michelle Turner, authors of the new book “Lost Restaurants of Louisville, “ will be at Lilly’s, 1147 Bardstown Rd. to sign their book. In it, they reminisce about the famous local restaurants that are now gone, but still evoke warm memories of unforgotten dishes to old-timers in town.

There were, apparently, restaurant rows on Bardstown Rd. and Market St. before the restaurant resurgence that began in the 1990’s or so. Hacker’s and Turner’s book recalls the heyday of Mazzoni’s rolled oysters, Hasenour’s sauerbraten and Hoe Kow’s war sui gai, the first “exotic” Asian dish that many Louisvillians had ever tried.

Dinner and drinks from the regular Lilly’s menu will be served, as well as a special menu for the event, which will feature selections of some of the items best remembered from the now-defunct restaurants. Special menu choices will include Cafe Metro’s Jagerschnitzel, the Fig Tree’s Plum Rum Soup, Bauer’s Smeerkaas, Dietrich’s Bibb & Blue Cheese Salad with Candied Pecans, Mazzoli’s Rolled Oysters, Hasenour’s Sauerbraten and Afro-German Tea Room’s Apple Crisp.

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