• A second venue opened by Maido’s Toki Masabuchi puts the emphasis on playful. This Bardstown Road location offers some sushi rolls and other Japanese staples, but fills out the menu with creative takes on tacos and other non-Asian standards.
    632-2444
    dragonkingsdaughter.com
  • Roll up your sleeves. This Peewee Valley joint serves all manners of smoked pork, as well as honey-glazed ham, homemade country-fried potatoes, coleslaw, potato salad and desserts, including Donna’s Cherry Delight.
    241-5829
    jucys.com
  • Located on River Road, Relish, opened by former Jack Fry’s owner Susan Seiller

    502-587-7007
    relishlouisville.com
  • California atmosphere and cuisine transported to Louisville. Fans of alfresco dining will enjoy the patio, which features a fire pit at each table for chilly evenings. The menu includes creative twists on steak and seafood, and the wine list — as would be expected from a place with Napa in its name — is a standout.
    423-5822
    napariverlouisville.com