Set at Theatre Square


Set at Theatre Square
630 S 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40202

“Set” at Theatre Square; GET IT? Located across from the Louisville Palace, Mercury Ballroom in the theatre district downtown where musicians and other performers play various sets on stage?

imag4335 If not, no worries, just drop in before or after a matinee or an evening show for a solid bite or a great drink. I did just that prior to seeing a great UK band (UK London not the UK in Lexington) The Struts and found some of the tastiest Green Chili Wontons. Perfect in size and heat index to be filling and share around the table. Kudos to our waitress who had to juggle several different size plates and platters to our table; I guess the kitchen thinks elaborate boards and plates are required parts of presenting food.


Seven (7) green chili wontons served with sweet chili sauce and avocado aioli ($8. USD) were presented on a long plate and as I usually do, I forgo the utensils and turn them into finger food. These fried wontons were hot but not enough to burn my mouth and the cheese and green chili inside was warm, gooey and just what I like with green chili – spicy, tangy and zesty but not hot for the sake of being hot. I was told by Jeff Ruwe, the bar manager, that a little old lady comes into the restaurant several times a week and makes each one by hand in amounts that range from dozens to hundreds depending on theater schedules and reservations. Well she nailed it here with the simplest of things done perfectly. While there are numerous types of wontons the BEST Green Chili Wontons are performing here nightly.
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