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  • City Cafe is a lunchtime favorite among the downtown office crowd. Its creative (and reliably good) lunches and dinners are based on cuisines from around the world. Few restaurants do more for the cause of soup.
    459-5600
    citycafelunch.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
  • Bringing New York style pizza to Louisville, Papalino's opens another location in Springhurst.

    (502) 736-2700
  • A noteworthy burger and Reuben sandwich are offered alongside more traditional fare and a lengthy beer list. The pub is open until 4 a.m. every day of the week.
    589-7373
    osheaslouisville.com
  • This chain touts its baby back ribs and slow-smoked, hand-pulled pork. The signature sweet is equally down-home — a bag of hot cinnamon and sugar doughnuts.
    491-7570
    smokeybones.com
  • Whether served in the secluded courtyard or the cozy dining room, the food at this eatery offers a little bit of Old Italy in Old Louisville. The menu includes classics such as spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna and veal piccata, along with pizzas and panini.
    637-3167
    amicicafelouisville.com
  • Located in its original 1937 building, Joe’s serves comfort food in the form of burgers, fried fish, cheese sticks and nachos. Open until 4 a.m. daily, the restaurant can accommodate late-night diners and large parties.
    426-2074
  • Angio's makes great, simple pizza with some pasta and sandwiches to fill out the menu. Located on Bardstown Road near the Buechel Bypass, Angio's does pizza straight to the point.

    (502) 451-5454
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Angios-Italian-Restaurant/113636828657318
  • One of the handful of old-style bakeries remaining, this St. Matthews institution has a soda fountain with homemade brick ice cream and individual ices in addition to a full assortment of pastries, cakes and wedding cakes.
    896-4438
    plehns.com
  • This eatery is small on space, but big on authentic West African fare. Try the specialty, Thiebu Jeu, fish stewed in a tomato base served over spicy rice with one of the non-alcoholic West African drinks.
    473-8959
    chezseneba.com