• 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
  • This chain combines the ambiance of an upscale steakhouse with Asian fare like the signature chicken or vegetarian lettuce wraps, and an array of spicy stir-fries.
    327-7707
    pfchangs.com
  • Located at the former Club 21, The Cure Lounge is an upscale bar and lounge with several options for small plate dining.

    502-619-2178
  • Can’t travel? Head over to this new oriental restaurant in St. Matthews for an exotic meal to take you away. Charim loosely translates to “the table is set,” a welcoming message and dishes are prepared by chef Yeon Hee Chung just like she does in her home.
    290-8900
  • A wide-ranging menu based on contemporary Southern cuisine is nudged up a bit in preparation and presentation from the typical American bistro. Be sure to try the Maker’s Mark bourbon sirloin or the cedar plank salmon.
    423-1990
    austinslou.com
  • The pre- and post-arena event dining selection expands. The Troll Pub offers everything game-goers expect like burgers, pizza and chicken wings, plus a few unique items like “hog wings”— bone-in pork tips — and the “troll leg”— a smoked turkey leg.
    618-4829
    trollpub.com
  • 566-3259

    downonebourbonbar.com
  • This locally based chain’s portions of hearty steaks, killer ribs and legendary margaritas live up to the size of its name. For something different, try the Rattlesnake Bites and Roadkill.
    897-5005
    texasroadhouse.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
  • A recently opened restaurant, lounge and live theater in the Highlands. The menu is eclectic with Shakespearean-named items like the Filet-dy MacBeth, Taming of the Stew and the Duke of Bourbon Brisket. The theater features poetry readings, live music, and plays.
    749-5275
    thebardstown.com