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  • Chicago grub in Louisville’s suburban East End? Sounds like a culinary stretch for authentic Windy City fare, but Lonnie’s native-son owners have the formula down pat, with some of the best sausages and hot dogs this side of Wrigley Field.
    895-2380
    lonniesbesttasteofchicago.com
  • Beer geeks and comfort food seekers have a new option in this up-and-coming neighborhood. Indulgent dishes like a chicken and waffle sandwich, fish and chips, and a beer-glazed Angus burger pair with an ever-changing selection of craft brews.
    634-1447
    fourpegsbeerlounge.com
  • A new addition to the New Albany restaurant scene, this spot offers local craft beers and Kentucky specialties, including Louisville’s hot brown and a bourbon molasses barbecue sauce.

    (812) 948-9999
    cafe27.com
  • This tucked-away treasure in St. Matthews offers sophisticated Italian and French-influenced dishes in a romantic atmosphere.
    896-9570
    211cloverlane.com
  • This family-owned bakery in the heart of Germantown has it all — fresh-baked kuchen, doughnuts, cakes, pies, breads, butter buns and cookies. Yeah, we know the whole bacon thing is over done, but seriously — don’t leave without a maple-iced, bacon-topped Long John.
    634-0931
  • A sleek locale and new interpretations of classic Italian are highlights of this chain. It also boasts an extensive martini menu of candy-colored drinks with names like All That Razz and Jolly Rancher.
    394-9797
    martini-italian-bistro.com
  • This beautifully renovated new restaurant offers classic, upscale bistro fare. Favorites so far include potato-encrusted grouper, blackened Bourbon Street scallops, and a bison rib-eye steak. Our reviewer highly recommends the Caesar salad.
    584-5533
    garysonspring.com
  • Lite beer drinkers need not apply. However, beer geeks (and we mean that in the nicest possible way) flock here for the house-made brews as well as the extensive selection of microbrews from all over the world. If beer sampling makes you hungry, they offer pizza, pasta, and sandwiches.
    944-2577
    newalbanian.com
  • Serving Argentinean cuisine, the restaurant features handmade pastas, free-range steaks cooked on a charcoal grill and an intriguing Argentinean wine list.

    456-6461
  • The ideal place to satisfy your inner-carnivore. Game features, well, game — everything from elk to kangaroo, antelope to wild boar. And, yes, you can get a "regular" burger, too.

    618-1712
    louisvillehammerheads.com/game