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.
This small restaurant offers Filipino cuisine that borrows flavors from Spanish and Asian cultures. The menu includes rice and noodle dishes, curries and tacos. Lunch and dinner specials vary weekly, and a buffet is served on Friday nights.
A wide-ranging menu based on contemporary Southern cuisine is nudged up a bit in preparation and presentation from the typical American bistro. Be sure to try the Maker’s Mark bourbon sirloin or the cedar plank salmon.
This offshoot of Louisville’s only Spanish restaurant De la Torres, La Bodega offers a tapas-only menu of hot and cold items in a cozy space next door to its Highlands progenitor. Appetizer-size portions of roasted red peppers and eggplant, mussels picante and other traditional dishes allow for easy mixing and matching.