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  • A tiny spot that dishes up one of the city’s best vegetarian burritos, handmade tamales and the ultimate meat-eater’s delight: carnitas.
    459-4356
  • This cafeteria-style eatery offers a wide variety of freshly made pasta specialties, Italian antipasto, big strombolis and pizza by the slice.
    589-0005
    luigispizzeria.com
  • Stop into the Louisville outpost of this Austin-based Tex-Mex chain after shopping at the nearby malls. They have a full menu of the usual suspects — tacos, burritos and enchiladas, plus fresh margaritas. For something different, try the Elvis Green Chile Fried Chicken. It’s breaded in potato chips and served with green chile sauce.
    327-3033
    chuys.com
  • Not only does this dining experience include Southern-inspired cooking, but it also boasts a selection of over 70 bourbons.

    (502) 568-9009
    http://www.makerslounge.com
  • Family owned and operated since 1944, Check’s is the archetypal Schnitzelburg cafe — a bar serving rolled oysters, curiously addictive burgers, fish sandwiches, brats, chili and bean soup.
    637-9515
  • This cherished South End eatery is still a place you go to make discoveries. Recommended: the Vietnamese pancake appetizer and the beef marinated with lime juice as well as anything over rice vermicelli. Don’t neglect the list of traditional Vietnamese dishes at the back of the menu.
    363-7535
    vietnamkitchen.net
  • Louisville favorite, Wild Eggs, opens another location downtown.  Located in the Mercantile Gallery Lofts building, Wild Eggs offers sweet, saucy, and spicy breakfast and lunch options.

    502-690-5925
    http://www.wildeggs.com
  • This Cheers-like bar and grill in Norton Commons is known for its meat offerings, particularly the triangle steak. Live music on Friday nights. Breakfast fans should come hungry on weekend mornings.
    327-5646
    karem.com
  • Pretend you come from a big Italian family at this fun chain. Oversized entrées are made for passing around the table, and the decor is kitschy Italian-Amercan at its finest.
    493-2426
    buccadibeppo.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