If authentic ethnic food whets your palate head down the Southside’s Southern Parkway. There you’ll the ethnically diverse and international neighborhoods of Iroquois and Beechmont. Discover delicious authentic Vietnamese, Cuban, Mexican and Mediterranean cuisine or venture to the many specialty grocery stores featuring goods from Liberia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Bosnia. Visit the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed Iroquois Park. It features scenic viewpoints, a golf course and the Iroquois amphitheater, one of the best concert venues in the city. The Iroquois Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library hosts English conversation clubs and is a gathering spot for Louisville’s international community.
Other nearby Southside neighborhoods includes Kenwood Hill (whose most famous residents Patty and Mildred J. Hill composed “Happy Birthday to You.”), Cloverleaf, Hazelwood, Southside, Southland Parkland and Auburndale.