• This New York-style pizzeria serves up crispy pies with toppings including homemade Italian sausage and thinly sliced meatballs. Try the white pizza, where the tomato sauce is replaced with garlic-infused olive oil.
    749-8525
    papalinosnypizzeria.com
  • Grill-to-order grass-fed, hormone and antibiotic-free Kentucky bison and beef. A full topping bar with fresh local produce and sauces.
    614-6567
    bluegrass-burgers.com
  • This Appalachian-inspired tea house serves its own brand of organic teas alongside a menu of mountain favorites including smoked catfish, frog legs and bourbon-marinated pork.
    587-7350
    hillbillytea.com
  • This downtown lunch spot offers a selection of sushi as well as Japanese favorites like miso and udon noodle soup.
    581-0700
  • Piled-high Kentucky-style barbecue sandwiches, baby-back rib dinners and homemade sides in huge portions make for mighty good eatin’ at this Fern Creek joint. Catering available.
    239-2722
    bootlegbbq.net
  • The family behind this outfit is from Guadalajara, and the efficient service exhibits a friendly Mexican touch. Try the popular fajitas.
    969-8243
    mycaporal.com
  • Roll up your sleeves. This Peewee Valley joint serves all manners of smoked pork, as well as honey-glazed ham, homemade country-fried potatoes, coleslaw, potato salad and desserts, including Donna’s Cherry Delight.
    241-5829
    jucys.com
  • Chef Trew Quackenbush is the mastermind behind the world’s most creative selections of grilled cheese, soups and salads. All soups and salad dressings are homemade and the meat is roasted there.
    409-9494
    tomandchee.com
  • The perennially popular eatery offers outdoor seating and a brunch menu served all day Saturday and Sunday. The tomato-dill soup is a house specialty, and salads and sandwiches include names like The Naturalistic and The Louis XIV (chicken salad with apple slices and lettuce).
    589-9191
    thecafetogo.com
  • While American-Chinese dishes are available, the authentic dishes will please the adventurous eater. Try the spicy pan-fried pork, Szechuan wontons and stir-fry string beans.
    244-8896
    jasminelouisville.com