• This Appalachian-inspired tea house serves its own brand of organic teas alongside a menu of mountain favorites including smoked catfish, frog legs and bourbon-marinated pork.
    587-7350
    hillbillytea.com
  • Curries, satays, stir-fries and distinctive sauces root this East End restaurant squarely in traditional Thai cuisine. The spicy, flavorful vegetarian menu as well as fiery non-vegetarian items will please everyone.
    425-4815
    thaicafelouisvilleky.com
  • Folks used to think the sign read “No Goils.” But it’s “No Coils” — a bygone way of cooling draft beer — that are eschewed by this 1924 St. Matthews landmark, which serves up burgers, barbecue and hot wings — not to mention a wide selection of domestic and imported beers and live music.
    742-8616
    gerstles.com
  • Located at the world’s most famous racetrack and named for the fastest two minutes in sports, this Derby Museum restaurant serves up traditional Kentucky fare with a lighter spin. Try the Kentucky Hot Brown.
    634-0858
    derbycafe.com
  • Beer geeks and comfort food seekers have a new option in this up-and-coming neighborhood. Indulgent dishes like a chicken and waffle sandwich, fish and chips, and a beer-glazed Angus burger pair with an ever-changing selection of craft brews.
    634-1447
    fourpegsbeerlounge.com
  • The pizza here has many fans, but Clifton’s is also known for huge, build-your-own calzones and great breadsticks. Live music nightly.
    893-3730
    cliftonspizza.com
  • This is the only place in town where an expertly crafted beer list is served in a former church, complete with an upstairs bar called the Choir Loft. The menu consists of snack-sized portions of bar food like scotch eggs and chorizo tacos. It would be a sin not to take the beer pairing recommendations on the menu.
    holygralelouisville.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
  • This cafeteria-style eatery offers a wide variety of freshly made pasta specialties, Italian antipasto, big strombolis and pizza by the slice.
    589-0005
    luigispizzeria.com
  • With quirky names such as the Homewrecker and The Funk Meister, Moe’s made-to-order burritos, tacos and other tortilla creations are served up fun and on the fly.
    491-1800
    moes.com