• Chinese classics like stir-fries and spring rolls share space with signature dishes including beef or chicken in a spicy Grand Marnier reduction and lamb in ginger-black bean sauce. The drink list includes house martinis like the pineapple cosmo and infused Finlandia vodka martinis.
    456-6569
    augustmoonbistro.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
  • (502) 899-2008
    http://www.sweetsurrenderdessertcafe.com/
  • This offshoot of Louisville’s only Spanish restaurant De la Torres, La Bodega offers a tapas-only menu of hot and cold items in a cozy space next door to its Highlands progenitor. Appetizer-size portions of roasted red peppers and eggplant, mussels picante and other traditional dishes allow for easy mixing and matching.
    456-4955
    delatorres.com
  • The Brewery Bar and Restaurant is an up and coming new bar and grill on Pheonix Hill that will have your taste buds soaring.

    (502) 365-2505
    Brewerylouisville.com
  • The ceramic pig outside signals the great pork barbecue inside. A smoked-meat empire in the making and Louisville favorite since 1988, Mark’s barbecue chicken, pork, and spicy mustard-based sauce keep it on the carnivore club’s frequent-visit list. Also, try the onion straws and fried corn.
    244-0140
    marksfeedstore.com
  • This Indian restaurant’s seven page menu seems daunting, but well-written explanations accompany each dish. If you still can’t decide, try the thali — a sampler plate which can be made with meat or vegetarian. The daily lunch buffet is also a good introduction to Indian cuisine.
    425-8892
    bombaygrillky.com
  • This Southern Indiana eatery offers a fine view of the river and Louisville skyline along with popular chewy-crust pizzas, calzones, pasta and subs.
    282-3844
    eatatrockys.com
  • The Fern Creek neighborhood’s best dining spot, the pub boasts an eclectic menu. Favorites include the Kentucky Hot Brown, frog legs, Icelandic cod and jumbo shrimp, along with soup du jour and gumbo. Beer garden in back for private parties.
    499-5673
  • This funky cafe has art lining the walls and a wide-ranging menu tinged with Italian and Cajun flavors. Try the signature Lou Lou’s Pizza or one of the calzones jam-packed with flavorful ingredients.
    893-7776
    cafeloulou.com