• The ideal place to satisfy your inner-carnivore. Game features, well, game — everything from elk to kangaroo, antelope to wild boar. And, yes, you can get a "regular" burger, too.

    618-1712
    louisvillehammerheads.com/game
  • Including “martini bar” in the name of this place was no exaggeration. The martini menu includes colorfully named vodka, bourbon, rum, and dessert creations. Purists, don’t worry — we bet they’d make a classic vodka (or gin) and vermouth martini if you ask nicely. Soak up your drinks with 60 West’s upscale American bistro fare.
    719-9717
    60westbistro.com
  • This St. Matthews destination is best known for its fried fish sandwich, but baked scrod, salmon croquettes, pan-fried oysters and shrimp and chicken strip dinners are on the bill as well.
    895-1188
    thefishery.com
  • Famous for its prime aged beef (try the bourbon-marinated rib-eye) and extensive wine list (it is called Eddie MERLOT’s), this upscale chai

    584-3266
    eddiemerlots.com
  • (502) 454-5417
    http://elfreakingcamino.com/
  • Dine on premium Midwestern beef, seafood, and nearly 50 wines by the glass in an Aspen ski lodge-inspired setting at this chain. Specialties include a coffee-cured filet steak, tempura lobster tail, and triple-layer chocolate ganache cake.
    429-8944
    stoneyriver.com
  • 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
  • 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
  • Have a craving for an empanada? Gara Empanadas will satisfy every ache for chicken, beef, tuna, spinach, coconut, ham and cheese and bacon and egg delectable empanadas.

    (502) 356-7576
    www.garaempanadas.com
  • This brewpub, located in the heart of St. Matthews, is the latest in this expanding, Lexington-based group. Lunch and dinner is classic bar food — like hot wings, shrimp poppers, burgers and ribs. The beer list includes the big American brands plus 24 microbrews. We hear it’s a happening late-night spot, too.
    614-7327
    drakescomeplay.com