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  • This Prospect destination’s menu covers all bases of American regional cuisine. Highlights include the chipotle rib-eye, Cooper Island shrimp, and fried chicken livers.
    228-6962
    theblackstonegrille.com
  • Breakfast lovers shouldn’t miss Meridian Cafe. Offerings include superb French toast, a bagel sandwich with smoked salmon and wilted spinach, and hearty pastrami hash. If you’re more into lunch, check out the white bean burger or shitake mushroom sandwich.
    897-9703
    themeridiancafe.com
  • This downtown lunch spot offers a selection of sushi as well as Japanese favorites like miso and udon noodle soup.
    581-0700
  • This eatery is small on space, but big on authentic West African fare. Try the specialty, Thiebu Jeu, fish stewed in a tomato base served over spicy rice with one of the non-alcoholic West African drinks.
    473-8959
    chezseneba.com
  • Folks used to think the sign read “No Goils.” But it’s “No Coils” — a bygone way of cooling draft beer — that are eschewed by this 1924 St. Matthews landmark, which serves up burgers, barbecue and hot wings — not to mention a wide selection of domestic and imported beers and live music.
    742-8616
    gerstles.com
  • A comfortable mix of Spanish and Cuban cuisine, Mojito specializes in tapas and also serves hot Cuban sandwiches and plates of Spanish cheeses.

    425-0949
    mojitotapas.com
  • Staffed by Sullivan University culinary students, Winston’s has an elegant dining room and ambitious plates infused with the energy of the students. It also serves the city’s best and only “Not Brown” — a dish of fried green tomatoes layered with shrimp, crab, spinach and Mornay sauce.
    456-0980
    sullivan.edu/winstons
  • Bearno’s has long made a top-notch pie, but the stromboli sandwich, lasagna and spaghetti are also tempting. Topping lovers, try the huge Super Bearno’s Special pizza.
    458-8605
    bearnos.com
  • At The Joy Luck, they advertise wholesome, belly-warming comfort food
    in a friendly and cozy atmosphere. Good food, good drinks and good company. 

    (502) 238-3070
    http://www.thejoyluck.com/
  • Louisville’s only coal-fired oven makes pizza crust thin and crisp. Coals offers carefully composed 12-inch pies, one to try is the Highlands pizza which is topped with Dream Catcher Farm bacon, fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and arugula.
    742-8200
    coalsartisanpizza.com