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  • This offshoot of Louisville’s only Spanish restaurant De la Torres, La Bodega offers a tapas-only menu of hot and cold items in a cozy space next door to its Highlands progenitor. Appetizer-size portions of roasted red peppers and eggplant, mussels picante and other traditional dishes allow for easy mixing and matching.
    456-4955
    delatorres.com
  • This St. Matthews destination is best known for its fried fish sandwich, but baked scrod, salmon croquettes, pan-fried oysters and shrimp and chicken strip dinners are on the bill as well.
    895-1188
    thefishery.com
  • Tucked away on Bardstown Road, this Italian eatery offers home-cooked flavor and old-world ambiance. It has developed a following for its consistency and generous portions, including baseball-sized meatballs.
    473-0015
  • 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
  • Residing in Anchorage’s old Willow Lake Tavern building, Selena’s serves up a fusion of Creole and Sicilian cuisine. If the food doesn’t lure you in, the atmosphere will, with a spacious wraparound patio for al fresco dining during warm months and a cozy indoor dining room with a charming fireplace.
    245-9004
    selenasrestaurant.com
  • California atmosphere and cuisine transported to Louisville. Fans of alfresco dining will enjoy the patio, which features a fire pit at each table for chilly evenings. The menu includes creative twists on steak and seafood, and the wine list — as would be expected from a place with Napa in its name — is a standout.
    423-5822
    napariverlouisville.com
  • This bakery, run by chefs and students in the Baking and Pastry Arts program at Sullivan University, specializes in European-style treats. The selection includes breakfast pastries, breads, candies, cookies and desserts. Special-order cakes and wedding cakes are also available.
    452-1210
    sullivan.edu/bakery
  • The name Impellizzeri and the word pizza go hand-in-hand in this city. Original, Sicilian deep-dish, and thin crust pizzas, as well as salads and pasta are available.
    454-2711
    impellizeris.com
  • Leave your calorie counters at the door. Generous slices of pie topped with ice cream, as well as whole pies are offered at all nine locations. The pie selection includes fruit pies, meringue cream pies and specialties like the best-seller, Dutch apple with caramel. Five of the area locations include a deli with sandwiches, soups, and salads.
    459-8184
    piekitchen.com
  • Try the spicy calamari roll or the barbecued eel roll.
    891-0081
    mikatolouisville.com