• This casual restaurant has an assortment of Cajun/American entrées, from the good-old Hot Brown and bacon-wrapped scallops to jambalaya. The menu changes seasonally and live music is offered on some nights.
    365-1003
    carlyraes.com
  • Through the week, this spot in the heart of the downtown business district serves Italian cuisine for lunch. For weekend dinners, the menu shifts to Persian fare.
    584-0567
    pestositalian.com
  • This luxurious Windy City steakhouse chain is famous for big steaks, jumbo seafood and its fine wine list. Nameplates on lockers holding private wine collections read like a who’s who in Louisville.
    584-0421
    mortons.com
  • This family-owned business out of Paducah features “pork as tender as your mother’s heart,” ribs, mutton sandwiches and an assortment of homemade sides, such as white beans and fried cornbread.
    968-0585
  • Both locations feature casual Italian fare at great prices like baked pasta, pizza and signature sandwiches — try the Chicago Italian Beef or the Italian Hot Brown.
    627-1777
    comebackinn.biz
  • A new addition to the New Albany restaurant scene, this spot offers local craft beers and Kentucky specialties, including Louisville’s hot brown and a bourbon molasses barbecue sauce.

    (812) 948-9999
    cafe27.com
  • The Brown Hotel’s more casual restaurant provides a chance to eat the Hot Brown at its natal site — along with other sandwiches, salads and entrées. Features a lunch buffet on weekdays and a contemporary a la carte menu. Breakfast buffet on weekends.
    583-1234
    brownhotel.com
  • Create your own pizza or order from a list of specialty Za’s, then choose from the extensive beer list.
    454-4544
    zaspizza.com
  • Not to be confused with Impellizeri’s Pizza, this Middletown restaurant also serves original and deep-dish pizzas with your choice of toppings. Tony Impellizeri’s also offers sub sandwiches and pasta dishes.
    429-0606
    tonyipizza.com
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    899-9904
    varanese.com