• Adventurous but accessible sushi dominates the menu at this hip Highlands eatery, but other Japanese dishes are available. Try the Dynamite, a blend of sticky sweet rice, chewy baked scallops, and mushrooms under a creamy, caramelized brown sauce.
    479-5550
    sapporojapanese.com
  • Stop into the Louisville outpost of this Austin-based Tex-Mex chain after shopping at the nearby malls. They have a full menu of the usual suspects — tacos, burritos and enchiladas, plus fresh margaritas. For something different, try the Elvis Green Chile Fried Chicken. It’s breaded in potato chips and served with green chile sauce.
    327-3033
    chuys.com
  • Offering “a hundred thousand welcomes,” this lively pub tries to recreate an authentic atmosphere and serves savory Irish staples, from bangers and mash and Guinness beef stew to salmon

    899-3544
    theirishroverky.com
  • Downstairs at the Monkey Wrench: contemporary Hillbilly fare like burgood, shrimp and grits, and a great cocktail menu. 

    582-2433
  • The 1923 oak-paneled dining room is the perfect setting for chef Laurent Geroli's American cuisine heavy with regional influences. The menu changes seasonally and has vegetarian and vegan options.
    736-2998
    brownhotel.com
  • Old World-style bakery with fresh baguettes, sourdough boules, and specialty breads. Stop by any of the four locations and grab a bagel or pastry and coffee for breakfast.
    254-2885
    breadworkslouisville.com
  • This eatery specializes in eastern Mediterranean fare. Try the tomato-spiked baba ghanoush and stuffed grape leaves. For dessert, head next door to the bakery of the same name.
    454-4406
  • If you haven't been to the Coach Lamp Restaurant & Pub or checked out their newly renovated Brooke & Billy's Back Patio, then you are missing out!

    (502) 583-9165
    http://www.coachlamprestaurant.com/
  • Highlights of this pizza joint include an old car converted into a table, the Philly cheese steak, large slices of thin crust pizza, and deep-fried Oreos. A favorite among bar hoppers, Spinelli’s is open till at 5 a.m. all week in one of the city’s busiest bar corridors, and offers delivery until 4:30 a.m.
    568-5665
    spinellispizza.com
  • A noteworthy burger and Reuben sandwich are offered alongside more traditional fare and a lengthy beer list. The pub is open until 4 a.m. every day of the week.
    589-7373
    osheaslouisville.com