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  • 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
  • 540-1100

    potbelly.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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Old World-style bakery with fresh baguettes, sourdough boules, and specialty breads. Stop by any of the four locations and grab a bagel or pastry and coffee for breakfast.
    254-2885
    breadworkslouisville.com
  • The 1923 oak-paneled dining room is the perfect setting for chef Laurent Geroli's American cuisine heavy with regional influences. The menu changes seasonally and has vegetarian and vegan options.
    736-2998
    brownhotel.com
  • 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
  • An all-American steakhouse with Irish heritage located in an antebellum roadhouse, this local time-warp has specialized in steak since 1958. Your choice of a generously portioned beef, seafood, pork or chicken entrée is served with two vegetables, a salad and hot rolls.
    893-2062
    patssteakhouselouisville.com
  • Sala Thai’s upscale Bangkok-based favorites, served in a sleek, stylish atmosphere, downplay the often-fiery dishes found at many Thai places.
    493-3944