• Hidden inside of J. Gumbo's, this breakfast place serves the most important meal of the day, but with a Cajun twist.

    (502) 896-4046
  • 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
  • Steamed bagel sandwiches, wraps, soups, salads and desserts, New York City inspired. All meats, sauces, aiolis and sides are made in-house.
    365-3354
    babydsdeli.com
  • Choose one of the inventive (and modestly priced) Asian-inspired entrées, or create your own combination of stir-fry. The new “pick two” menu — including an appetizer and a smaller-portioned entrée — is a great choice for lunch.
    426-0800
    yangkeenoodle.com
  • Live acoustic music on the patio and other entertainment gives this restaurant an energetic, sports-bar feel. The main item on the menu is pizza, but they also offer burgers, sandwiches, and hot wings.
    267-1188
    chubbyrays.com
  • For those watching what they eat who also want to have a nice lunch downtown, Zoup is the place to go.

    (502) 585-9687
    http://www.misscskitchen.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
  • Highland Morning is the new antidote to a night of drinking on Bardstown Road. Breakfast dishes like burritos and bacon and eggs are served 24/7. Lunch and dinner items are also available.
    365-3900
  • Every day is Fat Tuesday at this energetic Clifton eatery, which specializes in the best of down-home Cajun grub. Well-known favorites are the drunken chicken and bumblebee stew. Morning people can get their New Orleans fix at breakfast on weekends.
    896-4046
    jgumbos.com
  • Located in its original 1937 building, Joe’s serves comfort food in the form of burgers, fried fish, cheese sticks and nachos. Open until 4 a.m. daily, the restaurant can accommodate late-night diners and large parties.
    426-2074