• Formerly Riverbend, this winery has changed its brand and its wine. Try the Shar-duh-nay or the Bore-dough, or host your next event in the reclaimed 19th century warehouse.

    502-540-5650
    old502.com
  • Famous Dave’s serves up St. Louis-style ribs, pulled pork, and its often-requested bread pudding. We recommend you don’t wear your nice white shirt.
    493-2812
    famousdaves.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
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    807-3463
    theoakroomlouisville.com
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sports. Deep-fried morsels of chicken. Beer. Need we say more? Buffalo wings are served with a variety of signature sauces at this national chain with seven area locations.
    254-9464
    buffalowildwings.com
  • The menu at this Westport-area eatery is heavily peppered with just-like-Mom-used-to-make favorites like meatloaf, pot pie and fried chicken. Try the chicken livers or fried green tomatoes served with plate-scraping “creek” sauce.
    339-8070
    gcdiner.com
  • The perennially popular eatery offers outdoor seating and a brunch menu served all day Saturday and Sunday. The tomato-dill soup is a house specialty, and salads and sandwiches include names like The Naturalistic and The Louis XIV (chicken salad with apple slices and lettuce).
    589-9191
    thecafetogo.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