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  • This hip hangout is known for its live music lineup, but just as much care has been taken with the menu. Standouts include House Friez and Totz, (crisp fries and tater tots with several dipping sauce choices) the Z Burger and the Track and Field Wrap with hummus, falafel and tzatziki sauce.
    635-1227
    zanzabarlouisville.com
  • Tucked into the Holiday Manor walkway alongside Shiraz Mediterranean Grill, Thai Cafe offers affordable, fresh Thai dishes in a beautifully decorated atmosphere.

    502-425-4815
    http://thaicafelouisvilleky.com
  • The traditional menu offers teriyaki, tempura and rice or noodle bowl dishes, but sushi is the real draw. Try the zesty fried calamari roll.
    339-1978
    fujicaviar.com
  • The kitchen at Sichuan Garden nails almost every dish on its lengthy menu that features authentic Chinese food and some Thai specialties.
    426-6767
  • Loop 22 will leave your mouth watering for more with a menu featuring brussels sprouts salad, mussel appetizer, suck sandwich and chicken and fried dumplings.

  • At The Joy Luck, they advertise wholesome, belly-warming comfort food
    in a friendly and cozy atmosphere. Good food, good drinks and good company. 

    (502) 238-3070
    http://www.thejoyluck.com/
  • Homegrown, but with its heart in the Rockies, this expanding chain features hearty food — steaks, ribs, meatloaf and some killer blue-cheese coleslaw — as well as a full bar with a large selection of domestic and import beers, wine and spirits.
    456-6680
    eatatbuckheads.com
  • Annie’s place is fast becoming a favorite in the Vietnamese community for authentic, high-quality food. Try the popular pho or vegetable tofu with steamed rice.
    363-4847
    anniecafe.com
  • Baby-back ribs, prime rib and house-made desserts are specialties at this Louisville location of the Nashville-based chain. It also has a swanky atmosphere and a conservative menu with everything made from scratch.
    339-2206
    jalexanders.com
  • Molly Malone’s serves traditional Irish pub fare like corned beef hash with soda bread, as well American bar food standbys like hot wings. Traditional Irish libations are always flowing too. The large patio facilitates warm-weather dining, and inside there are many nooks to settle into while listening to live music or simply enjoying a drink.
    473-1222
    mollymalonesirishpub.com