• This restaurant offers diners a journey to Spain without leaving the Bluegrass. A list of tapas dishes, paella, calamari and lamb roasted with garlic dot a menu that reflects the best of Spanish flavors and spices.
    456-4955
    delatorres.com
  • The ceramic pig outside signals the great pork barbecue inside. A smoked-meat empire in the making and Louisville favorite since 1988, Mark’s barbecue chicken, pork, and spicy mustard-based sauce keep it on the carnivore club’s frequent-visit list. Also, try the onion straws and fried corn.
    244-0140
    marksfeedstore.com
  • This all-hours hangout with its well-worn booths and low-key atmosphere serves an eclectic menu offering everything from breakfast (garden green omelet) to dinner (fried chicken) to desserts and drinks from all over the world. Herbal smoke hookahs are available inside as well as tobacco hookahs outside.
    473-8694
  • Shiraz offers fast, fresh Mediterranean food. Choose from char-grilled meat, fish, or veggies and other ala carte items like hummus or spicy avocado bruschetta.
    891-8854
    shirazmg.net
  • Hidden inside of J. Gumbo's, this breakfast place serves the most important meal of the day, but with a Cajun twist.

    (502) 896-4046
  • This Southern Indiana eatery offers a fine view of the river and Louisville skyline along with popular chewy-crust pizzas, calzones, pasta and subs.
    282-3844
    eatatrockys.com
  • Baby-back ribs, prime rib and house-made desserts are specialties at this Louisville location of the Nashville-based chain. It also has a swanky atmosphere and a conservative menu with everything made from scratch.
    339-2206
    jalexanders.com
  • Authentic Mexican cuisine, popular with the Latino community around Churchill Downs. Try the fajitas, steak rio, or enchilada dinner.
    634-3722
  • Jackknife Cafe will soon be your favorite little lunch spot in Butchertown. With the contemporary design inside, they serve you big flavors and variety. 

    (502) 883-3228
    jackknifecafe.com
  • Loop 22 will leave your mouth watering for more with a menu featuring brussels sprouts salad, mussel appetizer, suck sandwich and chicken and fried dumplings.