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  • 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
  • You might know restaurateur Majid Ghavami from other local spots Saffron and Volare. He brings his magic touch to his newest venture, serving Mediterranean/American cuisine with distinct Persian influences.
    618-2222
    majidstmatthews.com
  • A comfortable mix of Spanish and Cuban cuisine, Mojito specializes in tapas and also serves hot Cuban sandwiches and plates of Spanish cheeses. Take the recommendation for reservations seriously or plan to wait. The food is worth it.
    425-0949
    mojitotapas.com
  • 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
  • This cafe serves breakfast ranging from healthy (egg white and veggie frittata) to indulgent (fried chicken and waffles.) For lunch, it serves sandwiches, pizzas, and a daily changing quiche selection.
    894-8929
    cafe-fraiche.com
  • Tropical decor and flavors are on the menu at this Cuban eatery. Enjoy authentic cuisine like beef ropa vieja, masas de puerco and pollo asado without breaking any travel restrictions.
    897-1959
    havanarumbaonline.com
  • This hip new hangout, headed by Michael Paley of Proof on Main, is located in an actual former garage restored to its full vintage glory — except that pizza and beer are served there now. The gourmet pizzas are fired in an 850-degree oven to ensure perfectly charred crust. Other stars on this regularly-changing menu are freshly shucked oysters and country ham sampler plates.
    749-7100
    garageonmarket.com
  • Culinary expert Claudia DeLaTorre bakes up wedding cakes, breakfast pastries, cupcakes, like Triple Chocolate Decadence, and pastries, such as bourbon squares.  

    502-425-1030
    http://www.cakeflourbakery.com
  • With a lunch menu featuring avocado hummus, big bleu burger, and cranberry turkey brie, Big Four Burgers and Beer is a savory haven of food.  

    (812) 913-4967
    www.bigfourjeff.com
  • This small, intimate restaurant is an offshoot of Wiltshire Pantry, a local catering company. Plan to be surprised by the menu, as it changes weekly. One sure thing, though: It always includes a meat, chicken, seafood, and vegetarian selection.
    589-5224
    wiltshirepantry.com