One of the handful of old-style bakeries remaining, this St. Matthews institution has a soda fountain with homemade brick ice cream and individual ices in addition to a full assortment of pastries, cakes and wedding cakes.
This Chinese restaurant has been a St. Matthews staple for years. Traditional dishes, like braised duck web, may be a stretch for some, but the Oriental House beef and Chinese broccoli are also satisfying.
You might know restaurateur Majid Ghavami from other local spots Saffron and Volare. He brings his magic touch to his newest venture, serving Mediterranean/American cuisine with distinct Persian influences.
Chef Chaveewan Saing expertly incorporates sweet and spicy flavors of authentic Thai cuisine. Vegans and vegetarians will be pleasantly surprised at their options, but for omnivores should go for the Spicy Beef Salad.
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.