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  • A recently opened restaurant, lounge and live theater in the Highlands. The menu is eclectic with Shakespearean-named items like the Filet-dy MacBeth, Taming of the Stew and the Duke of Bourbon Brisket. The theater features poetry readings, live music, and plays.
    749-5275
    thebardstown.com
  • Dangerously good food! Treat yourself and your family to some delicious BBQ during your day out on River Road.

    502-592-7065
    https://www.facebook.com/riverroadbbq/info
  • The Seelbach’s more casual restaurant offers a breakfast buffet every day as well as a la carte options and lunch with local ingredients. Try the Kentucky Benedict — a regional twist on the traditional egg dish.
    585-3200 x279
    seelbachhilton.com
  • 426-7736

    heitzman-bakery.com
  • After 130 years, it still has the most substantial fried-fish sandwich in town — and that’s saying something in this fried-fish loving town. The turtle soup’s a keeper, too.
    587-0526
  • This all-vegetarian Asian eatery features a variety of excellent soups as well as noodle and stir-fry dishes that offer lemongrass, curry sauce and black bean sauce, among other options. The soft spring rolls, tomato dill soup and sesame soybeans (a tofu dish) are highly recommended.
    895-9114
    zengardenrestaurant.org
  • This Louisville-based Tex-Mex chain specializes in mesquite-grilled steaks, chicken and chops, but locals love the burritos and bargain-priced margaritas.
    585-4107
    tumbleweedrestaurants.com
  • A contemporary cafe, serving hot and cold deli sandwiches with sassy names. Try the “Bamm!! I’m Good!” or the “It Ain’t Easy Bein Cheesy.” They also do box lunches to go and event catering.
    896-1488
    cravecafeandcatering.com
  • Sports. Deep-fried morsels of chicken. Beer. Need we say more? Buffalo wings are served with a variety of signature sauces at this national chain with seven area locations.
    254-9464
    buffalowildwings.com
  • This South End mainstay is know for its consistency. Try the Thai noodle dish pad see ew.
    961-9018