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  • This Indian restaurant’s seven page menu seems daunting, but well-written explanations accompany each dish. If you still can’t decide, try the thali — a sampler plate which can be made with meat or vegetarian. The daily lunch buffet is also a good introduction to Indian cuisine.
    425-8892
    bombaygrillky.com
  • This Vietnamese cafe uses Stone Cross Farms free range hormone-free meats and has a selective menu of traditional dishes like pho, shaking beef and vermicelli noodle stir-fries. Bubble tea and Vietnamese iced coffee comlement the food.
    891-8859
    namnamcafe.com
  • 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
  • Stop by Asian Bento Express on Dutchman's Lane for speedy Asian food featuring Chinese, Japanese, and Thai dishes. 

    (502) 891-0388
  • Four area locations, including the Taphouse in the Highlands. Artisan pizzas and panino sandwiches stand out. The Pollotate — an aromatic rosemary, chicken and potato pie — has racked up national awards.
    896-9090
    tonyboombozz.com
  • This chain grocery’s extensive selection of prepared foods (sandwiches to pastas) is made without artificial ingredients or synthetic preservatives.
    899-5545
    wholefoodsmarket.com
  • Previously called "The Place Downstair", Cena now replaces the classic dining for an Italian restaurant below Mussel & Burger Bar.

    (502) 333-0376
  • The Fern Creek neighborhood’s best dining spot, the pub boasts an eclectic menu. Favorites include the Kentucky Hot Brown, frog legs, Icelandic cod and jumbo shrimp, along with soup du jour and gumbo. Beer garden in back for private parties.
    499-5673
  • This Belgian-style brasserie brings, the latest venture by New Albanian Brewing Co. folks, brings style and sophistication to the beer connoisseur’s oft-limited options north of the Ohio. We won’t tell anyone if you break your diet resolution with the celebrated croque madame sandwich.
    725-9585
    newalbanian.com
  • Porcini, named for the flavorful mushroom featured in many of its dishes, serves upscale Northern-Italian inspired dishes. Menu standouts include the strip steak with Gorgonzola butter and rack of lamb with bourbon and rosemary jus.
    894-8686
    porcinilouisville.com