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  • Step inside this chic wine bar and you’ll never know you’re in an East End shopping center. The atmosphere is perfect for relaxing and sampling appetizers and wine by the glass. The specialty Brix House Chips paired with your favorite red or white won’t disappoint.
    243-1120
    brixlouisville.com
  • Highlands Taproom Grill serves classic American bar food, like onion rings and loaded wedge fries; but also offers more worldly fare, like pulled pork spring rolls and a grilled Portabello stack.&n

    502-584-5222
    http://highlandstaproom.com/grill.htm
  • After 130 years, it still has the most substantial fried-fish sandwich in town — and that’s saying something in this fried-fish loving town. The turtle soup’s a keeper, too.
    587-0526
  • 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
  • Rob-A-Que offers gourmet barbecue and meats for dine-in or carry-out with catering services as well offered.  

    502.365.18.7
    http://www.robaque.com
  • Adventurous but accessible sushi dominates the menu at this hip Highlands eatery, but other Japanese dishes are available. Try the Dynamite, a blend of sticky sweet rice, chewy baked scallops, and mushrooms under a creamy, caramelized brown sauce.
    479-5550
    sapporojapanese.com
  • This South End mainstay is know for its consistency. Try the Thai noodle dish pad see ew.
    961-9018
  • Situated in the historic airport terminal of Bowman Field, Le Relais
    offers a fine dining experience like no other in Louisville. Here you’ll

    (502) 451-9020
    http://www.lerelaisrestaurant.com/about.html
  • A collection of Persian favorites — from kebabs to khoresht — make this downtown restaurant a popular lunch and dinner spot. Try the rack of lamb kebabs.
    584-7800
    saffronsrestaurant.com
  • Treat yourself and 10 of your closest friends to Outback’s most famous creation, The Bloomin’ Onion. They also offer a full menu of steakhouse fare with Austrailan-themed names like the Kookaburra Wings, Grilled Chicken on the Barbie, and The Melbourne steak.
    895-4329
    outback.com