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  • Taking cues from the Yucatan and sourcing its meat exclusively from local farms, the Mayan Cafe serves the essential ingredients of Mayan cooking: dishes rich with smoked chilies, pumpkin seeds, lime, oil infusions and roasted meats. Even if you’ve never voluntarily eaten them before, you must try the Tok Sel roasted lima beans.
    566-0651
    themayancafe.com
  • Operate by the same folks who ran west Louisville’s late, lamented Jay’s Cafeteria, Franco’s serves up the same southern soul food, cafeteria style, as Jay’s did.

    (502) 448-8044
  • Lite beer drinkers need not apply.
    944-2577
    newalbanian.com
  • Impeccable service and genuine French cuisine, prepared by chef/owner Louis Retailleau, has made this a popular spot for beef bourguignon and ratatouille, among other provincial cuisine. 

    (812) 944-1222
  • Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese creations are all on the menu at Lemongrass Cafe. A good vegetarian selection is available.
    893-7757
  • Traditional, upscale Italian cuisine with a contemporary flair, featuring fresh seafood, veal dishes and house-made pastas.

    894-4446
    volare-restaurant.com
  • This Prospect destination’s menu covers all bases of American regional cuisine. Highlights include the chipotle rib-eye, Cooper Island shrimp, and fried chicken livers.
    228-6962
    theblackstonegrille.com
  • Formerly Riverbend, this winery has changed its brand and its wine. Try the Shar-duh-nay or the Bore-dough, or host your next event in the reclaimed 19th century warehouse.

    502-540-5650
    old502.com
  • This St. Matthews destination is best known for its fried fish sandwich, but baked scrod, salmon croquettes, pan-fried oysters and shrimp and chicken strip dinners are on the bill as well.
    895-1188
    thefishery.com
  • The perennially popular eatery offers outdoor seating and a brunch menu served all day Saturday and Sunday. The tomato-dill soup is a house specialty, and salads and sandwiches include names like The Naturalistic and The Louis XIV (chicken salad with apple slices and lettuce).
    589-9191
    thecafetogo.com