• 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
  • A tiny spot that dishes up one of the city’s best vegetarian burritos, handmade tamales and the ultimate meat-eater’s delight: carnitas.
    459-4356
  • 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
  • Leave your calorie counters at the door. Generous slices of pie topped with ice cream, as well as whole pies are offered at all nine locations. The pie selection includes fruit pies, meringue cream pies and specialties like the best-seller, Dutch apple with caramel. Five of the area locations include a deli with sandwiches, soups, and salads.
    459-8184
    piekitchen.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
  • Family owned and operated since 1944, Check’s is the archetypal Schnitzelburg cafe — a bar serving rolled oysters, curiously addictive burgers, fish sandwiches, brats, chili and bean soup.
    637-9515
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    (502) 895- 7800
    blazepizza.com
  • El Nopal serves enchiladas, burritos, and fajitas at 19 Louisville-area locations. Chiles Colorado with hot red chiles and beef tips is all you could ask for and more.
    327-6551
    elnopalmex.com
  • This Clifton-area eatery focuses on curries and features a light bite called yum woonsen, a glass-noodle salad crammed with ground chicken, shrimp, lime juice, chiles, shallots and cilantro.
    897-7682
  • Have a panini, (the chicken prosciutto comes highly recommended), muffaletta, or custom deli sandwich for lunch and pick up gourmet and international ingredients to make dinner, all in one stop at this little shop in the Vogue Center.
    896-6361
    lotsapastalouisville.com