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  • Cellar Door Chocolates opened in 2007 as a small batch wholesale chocolate confectionery company in Louisville, Kentucky.

    502-561-2940
    http://www.cellardoorchocolates.com/
  • A new restaurant in the Hyatt Regency on Fourth Street, Sway stands for “Southern way” and features Southern staples like fried green tomatoes and chicken-fried steak.
    581-1234
  • Part of Fourth Street Live!, the Hard Rock Cafe celebrates rock ’n’ roll and classic American food. The walls are decorated with memorabilia and the menu is anchored by the popular Hard Rock cheeseburger.
    568-2202
    hardrock.com
  • This 87-year-old seafood institution is one of the essential Louisville experiences. It specialize in fried seafood of all types, served with house-made cocktail and tartar sauces.
    937-9888
    mikelinnigsrestaurant.com
  • This family-owned business out of Paducah features “pork as tender as your mother’s heart,” ribs, mutton sandwiches and an assortment of homemade sides, such as white beans and fried cornbread.
    968-0585
  • This high-end chain restaurant is famous for its extensive menu featuring salads, pasta dishes, seafood, steaks and “glamburgers.”
    897-3933
    thecheesecakefactory.com
  • The beef and pork ribs, all-vegetarian sides and a funky interior make Smoketown a go-to barbecue spot. A large selection of beers is also available.
    409-9180
    smoketownusa.com
  • This brewpub, located in the heart of St. Matthews, is the latest in this expanding, Lexington-based group. Lunch and dinner is classic bar food — like hot wings, shrimp poppers, burgers and ribs. The beer list includes the big American brands plus 24 microbrews. We hear it’s a happening late-night spot, too.
    614-7327
    drakescomeplay.com
  • The Fern Creek neighborhood’s best dining spot, the pub boasts an eclectic menu. Favorites include the Kentucky Hot Brown, frog legs, Icelandic cod and jumbo shrimp, along with soup du jour and gumbo. Beer garden in back for private parties.
    499-5673
  • The menu at this Westport-area eatery is heavily peppered with just-like-Mom-used-to-make favorites like meatloaf, pot pie and fried chicken. Try the chicken livers or fried green tomatoes served with plate-scraping “creek” sauce.
    339-8070
    gcdiner.com