2015 Summer Dining Guide

Price Range: $$$$ = Fine Dining; $$$ = Higher; $$ = Moderate; $ = Cheap Eats

Amici Cafe
316 W. Ormsby Ave., amicicafelouisville.com, 637-3167
Neighborhood: Old Louisville/UofL
Cuisine: Italian
Open: Lunch Mon.-Fri.; Dinner Mon.-Sat.; Closed: Sun.
Reservations: Yes Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $$
Q: What makes your restaurant unique in Louisville?
A: Amici is a quaint Italian restaurant located in the heart of Old Louisville. Everyone that walks in is family. Whether dining on our beautiful patio, our beautiful copper bar or in our cozy dining room, we make sure that everyone feels at home.
Bonus Q: If a historical or fictional character walked into your restaurant, who would it be and why?
A: Dean Martin, because not only does the owner love him, he would also feel at home watching old movies at the bar and listening to jazz and swing on the piano. And he would love our spaghetti and meatballs!

The Anchorage Cafe
11505 Park Road, theanchoragecafe.com, 708-1880
Neighborhood: East End
Cuisine: American
Open: Breakfast Mon.-Sun.; Brunch Sat. & Sun.; Lunch Mon.-Sun.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $
Q: What’s the one thing you have to try on your menu? Why?
A: Definitely our Farm Burger. It’s made with local beef from Marksbury Farms in Lancaster, Kentucky, as well as Benton’s bacon, house made mayo, cheddar and lettuce. We serve it on Klaus’ pretzel roll. People tell us it’s the best burger in the city!

Annie May’s Sweet Cafe
3110 Frankfort Ave., anniemayssweetcafe.com, 384-2667
Neighborhood: Clifton/Crescent Hill
Open: Breakfast Sat.; Brunch Sat.; Lunch Tue.-Sat.; Closed Mon., Sun.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: Yes Take Out: Yes
Price: $$
Q: What’s the one thing you have to try on your menu? Why?
A: You must try the oatmeal cream pie! It’s free of the top eight allergens and our bestseller.

The Arctic Scoop
841 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., thearcticscoop.com, 409-6602
Neighborhood: East End
Cuisine: American/Comfort Food
Open: Lunch Mon.-Sun.; Dinner Mon.-Sun.; Late Night Mon.-Sun.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price: $
Q: What makes your restaurant unique in
Louisville?
A: Custom-made gourmet ice cream made to order. Create your dessert, then have it flash frozen with liquid nitrogen right before your eyes. It is as much fun to eat as it is to watch it being made. Gluten-free, sugar-free, vegan, dairy-free options.
Bonus Q: If a historical or fictional character walked into your restaurant, who would it be and why?
A: I would want Bill Nye the Science Guy to visit our shop. He has devoted his life to making science fun and interesting for kids. We do demonstrations and I would love to see what he would do with liquid nitrogen. My last name is also Nye.

The Back Door
1250 Bardstown Road,
Thebackdoorlouisville.com, 451-0659
Neighborhood: Highlands
Cuisine: American
Open: Dinner Mon.-Sun.; Late Night Mon.-Sun.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $$
Q: What’s the one thing you have to try on your menu? Why?
A: Our handmade wontons are to die for, plus our wings are some of the best in town

Barcode 1758
1758 Frankfort Ave., 432-8118
Neighborhood: Butchertown/Clifton/Crescent Hill
Cuisine: Asian/Japanese/Korean/Seafood/Sushi
Open: Lunch Sat. & Sun.; Dinner Mon.-Sun.; Late Night Mon.-Sun.
Reservations: Yes Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $$
Q: What vibe can we expect when we walk in?
A: Happy hours

The Bard’s Town
1801 Bardstown Rd., thebardstown.com, 749-5275
Neighborhood: Highlands
Cuisine: American/Comfort Food/Italian/Pub Fare/Sandwiches/Seafood
Open: Dinner Wed.-Sun.; Late Night Wed.-Sat.; Closed Mon. & Tues.
Reservations: Yes Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $$
Q: What makes your restaurant unique in Louisville?
A: No other spot in Louisville combines so much theatre, music, and comedy with artistically-crafted, made-from-scratch food. You can eat, you can drink, you can see a show … or you can do all three. It’s an artistic hub unlike any other.
Bonus Q: If a historical or fictional character walked into your restaurant, who would it be and why?
A: Historical and fictional characters appear on our stages every week! But most likely, it would be Billy Shakespeare himself, who would wander in wondering why I drew him as a cartoon character, and wanting to see some new American plays.

Basa
2244 Frankfort Ave., basarestaurant.net, 889-5827
Neighborhood: Butchertown/Clifton/Crescent Hill
Cuisine: American/French/Vietnamese
Open: Dinner Mon.-Sat.; Closed Sun.
Reservations: Yes Outdoor Seating: No
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $$
Q: What’s the one thing you have to try on your menu? Why?
A: Curry mussels

Blackbeard Espresso
Food Truck, facebook.com/blackbeardespresso, 544-3174
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cuisine: Breakfast
Open: Breakfast Mon.-Sun.; Brunch Mon.-Sat.; Lunch Mon.-Sat.; Dinner Mon.-Sat.; Late Night Mon.-Sat.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: No
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price: $
Q: What’s the one thing you have to try on your menu? Why?
A: The Cuban coffee. Think of a cafe con leche you could find in South Florida. We use a pure cane syrup to lightly sweeten a delicious blend of steamed milk and fresh, creamy espresso.
Bonus Q: If a historical or fictional character walked into your restaurant, who would it be and why?
A: Guess I should say Blackbeard, the pirate, huh? Although, as opposed to buying an Affogato, he’d probably just rob and kill us, so, maybe, Elvis?

The Blackstone Grille
9521 U.S. Hwy. 42, theblackstonegrille.com, 28-6962
Neighborhood: East End
Cuisine: American/ Comfort Food/ Sandwiches
Seafood/ Steakhouse
Open: Dinner Mon.-Sat.; Closed Sun.
Reservations: Yes Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $$$
Q: What vibe can we expect when we walk in?
A: Our guests and reviewers say it best: “got everything right,” “welcoming,” “food and service are excellent,” “shouldn’t be missed,” “3 1/2 stars.”

Bluegrass Burgers
3334 Frankfort Ave., bluegrass-burgers.com, 614-6567
Neighborhood: Clifton/Crescent Hill
Cuisine: American
Open: Lunch Mon.-Sun.; Dinner Mon.-Sun.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $
Q: What makes your restaurant unique in Louisville?
A: We are a quick, casual concept that supports local farmers and serves KY grass-fed beef and bison that are cooked to order!

Boombozz Taphouse Highlands
1448 Bardstown Road, boombozz.com, 458-8889
Neighborhood: Highlands
Cuisine: Pizzeria
Open: Lunch Mon.-Sun.; Dinner Mon.-Sun.
Reservations: Yes Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: Yes Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $$
Q: What’s the one thing you have to try on your menu? Why?
A: The pollotate pizza. Food Network named it one of the best pizzas in America. The house marinated chicken, rosemary potatoes, red onions and a garlic olive oil glaze are just delicious. Oh, and beer! Who can forget our 21 craft beers.
Bonus Q: If a historical or fictional character walked into your restaurant, who would it be and why?
A: Ben Franklin. Because he said, “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”

Boss Hog BBQ
4735 Poplar Level Road, BossHogCatering.com, 550-9927
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cuisine: American/Comfort Food/Sandwiches/Southern
Open: Lunch Mon.-Fri.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: No
Delivery: Yes Take Out: Yes
Price: $
Q: What’s the one thing you have to try on your menu? Why?
A: Pulled pork, smoked to perfection for over 16 hours.
Bonus Q: If a historical or fictional character walked into your restaurant, who would it be and why?
A: The Little Engine that Could. Because we started like him with a big dream in ourselves when no one believed in us!

Brendon’s Catch 23
505 S. 4th St., bcatch23.com, 909-3323
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cuisine: American/Asian/Comfort Food/Sandwiches/Seafood/Southern
Open: Dinner Mon.-Sat.; Late Night Mon.-Sat.; Closed Sun.
Reservations: Yes Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: No Take Out: No
Price Range: $$$
Q: What makes your restaurant unique in Louisville?
A: Brendon’s Catch 23 is a chef-driven local restaurant featuring seafood, USDA Prime steaks, low country and hand-held options in the heart of Downtown Louisville. The menu is a collection of the finest products available.
Bonus Q: If a historical or fictional character walked into your restaurant, who would it be and why?
A: Albert Einstein — I would like to get his opinion on the book “What Einstein Told His Cook,” and how great flavor changes your “Flavor Memory.” You thought you knew what tasted great until you had something greater with incredible flavors.

Bristol Bar & Grille
1321 Bardstown Road,
bristolbarandgrille.com, 456-6762
Neighborhood: Highlands
Cuisine: American/Breakfast/Comfort Food
Open: Breakfast Sat.; Brunch Sun.; Lunch Mon.-Sun.; Dinner Mon.-Sun.; Late Night Fri. & Sat.
Reservations: Yes Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $$
Q: What’s the one thing you have to try on your menu? Why?
A: Green chile wontons, they are legendary. The slight spiciness of the green chile and the coolness of the guacamole pair perfectly together.

Brix Wine Bar & Bistro
12418 LaGrange Road, Suite 110,
brixlouisville.com , 243-1120
Neighborhood: East End
Cuisine: American
Open: Dinner Tues.-Sat.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: No
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $$
Q: What’s the one thing you have to try on your menu? Why?
A: The hand-pattied Woodland Farm bison burger with parmesan white truffle fries.

The Café
712 Brent St. thecafe.ws, 589-9191
Neighborhood: Germantown
Cuisine: American/Breakfast/Comfort Food/Sandwiches/Vegetarian
Open: Breakfast Mon.-Sat.; Brunch Mon.-Sat.; Lunch Mon.-Sat.; Closed Sun.
Reservations: Yes Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: Yes Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $$
Q: What vibe can we expect when we walk in?
A: Ample portions of fresh, home-cooked food with a Southern accent served with love in an artistically eclectic-industrial setting. The Café’s inviting environment is a big part of its appeal. Enjoy delectable food in a memorable setting.
Bonus Q: If a historical or fictional character walked into your restaurant, who would it be and why?
A: The Louis XIV, Queen Anne or King Charles I. Take a look at our menu to see why!

Café Mimosa
1543 Bardstown Road, cafemimosatogo.com, 458-2233
Neighborhood: Highlands
Cuisine: Chinese/Japanese/Sushi/Thai/Vietnamese
Open: Lunch Mon.-Sun.; Dinner Mon.-Sun.
Reservations: Yes Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: Yes Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $ – $$
Q: What makes your restaurant unique in Louisville?
A: Pan-Asian eatery serving sushi and Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese classics, with veggie options.

The Cheddar Box
3909 Chenoweth Square, thecheddarbox.com, 893-2324
Neighborhood: St. Matthews
Open: Lunch Tues.-Sat.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: Yes Take Out: Yes
Price: $$
Q: What makes your restaurant unique in Louisville?
A: We are a carryout gourmet food store that has been in existence for almost 40 years. We were chosen best sandwich in America for our homemade Benedictine and Bacon sandwich.

Chef Marias Bistro
107 W. Oak, chefmariasbistro.com, 895-7075
Neighborhood: Old Louisville/UofL
Cuisine: Greek/Mediterranean
Open: Lunch Tues.-Sat.; Dinner Tues.-Sat.
Reservations: Yes Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: Yes Take Out: No
Price: $$
Q: What makes your restaurant unique in Louisville?
A: It’s an authentic Greek restaurant. The minute you walk in you will smell lamb, oregano and rosemary. Next, you will meet the Greek family, brother Manolis and sister Chef Maria. The smiles, the personalities are the typical of Greek people.
Bonus Q: If a historical or fictional character walked into your restaurant, who would it be and why?
A: It would be Dionysus, the Greek god of wine, wearing the wreath of vines around his head. He would sit down, order a Greek glass of wine and another and then he would exclaim OPA! and say “Good job, Manolis, Maria. Great job, guys!

Coals Artisan Pizza
3730 Frankfort Ave., coalsartisanpizza.com, 742-8200
Neighborhood: St. Matthews
Cuisine: Pizzeria
Open: Lunch Mon.-Sun.; Dinner Mon.-Sun.
Reservations: Yes Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price: $$
Q: What’s the one thing you have to try on your menu? Why?
A: The Waverly Pizza. Our signature pie and the number one seller at Coals Artisan Pizza. Prosciutto, fig jam, Gorgonzola and mozzarella cheese topped with our balsamic reduction.
Bonus Q: If a historical or fictional character walked into your restaurant, who would it be and why?
A: My husband Mark has a crush on that babe Diane Sawyer. When we first opened Coals Artisan Pizza he claimed that if Diane Sawyer walked into Coals we would be a success. Three weeks later Diane and her mother came in for dinner. Amazing, right?!

The Comfy Cow
2221 Frankfort Ave., thecomfycow.com, 209-4616
Neighborhood: Clifton/Crescent Hill
Cuisine: Comfort Food
Open: Brunch Mon.-Sun.; Lunch Mon.-Sun.; Dinner Mon.-Sun.; Late Night Mon.-Sun.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $$
Q: What’s the one thing you have to try on your menu? Why?
A: You’ve got to try our national award-winning Bourbon Ball Ice Cream. We make our own bourbon balls from scratch using Old Forester Bourbon and the world’s finest rich, dark Barry Callebaut chocolate, creating a flavor that truly says “Kentucky.”
Bonus Q: If a historical or fictional character walked into your restaurant, who would it be and why?
A: Don Draper would appreciate the vibe, our attention to detail, flair for the brand building and of course, all the bourbon flavored ice creams. A Mad Man indeed!

Con Huevos
2339 Frankfort Ave., conhuevos.com, 889-6959
Neighborhood: Clifton/Crescent Hill
Cuisine: Mexican
Open: Breakfast Tues.-Fri.; Brunch Sat. & Sun.; Lunch Tues.-Fri.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $$
Q: What makes your restaurant unique in Louisville?
A: We are the only Mexican restaurant focused on serving breakfast and lunch in Louisville. All fresh and made from scratch, using authentic Mexican homemade cooking techniques.
Bonus Q: If a historical or fictional character walked into your restaurant, who would it be and why?
A: Louis Armstrong, unmistakable style on voice and trumpet, would enjoy having a unique, flavorful breakfast every day and would compose “What a wonderful brunch.” And Mark Twain would spend many hours writing books in this inspiring atmosphere.

Derby Dinner Playhouse
525 Marriott Drive, Clarksville, IN.,
derbydinner.com, (812) 288-8281
Neighborhood: Southern Indiana
Cuisine: American
Open: Lunch Wed. & Sun.; Dinner Tues.-Sun.; Closed Mon.
Reservations: Yes Outdoor Seating: No
Delivery: No Take Out: No
Price Range: $$
Q: What makes your restaurant unique in Louisville?
A: Derby Dinner Playhouse is a dinner theatre so we are unique in that a professionally produced musical or comedy is included in the ticket price, along with a freshly prepared home-style buffet.

The Dundee Gastropub
2224 Dundee Road, 458-6637
Neighborhood: Highlands
Cuisine: American/Comfort Food/Gastro Pub/Pub Fare/Sandwiches/Southern/Vegetarian
Open: Brunch Sun.; Lunch Tues.-Sun.; Dinner Tues.-Sun.; Closed Mon.
Reservations: Yes Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $$
Q: What’s the one thing you have to try on your menu? Why?
A: If you could only try one thing on our menu, it should be our Chicken ‘n’ Waffles. It’s unlike any chicken and waffles being served anywhere. It’s served with a cornbread waffle, collard greens, watermelon and feta relish and a honey Tabasco syrup.
Bonus Q: If a historical or fictional character walked into your restaurant, who would it be and why?
A: John Montagu, Earl of Sandwich, would be sure to visit our restaurant as we serve some of the best sandwiches in town!

Eat A Pita
2286 Bardstown Road, eatapitavilleky.com, 473-7482
Neighborhood: Highlands
Cuisine: Greek/Mediterranean
Open: Brunch Mon.-Sun.; Lunch Mon.-Sun.; Dinner Mon.-Sun.; Late Night Fri. & Sat.
Reservations: Yes Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: Yes Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $$
Q: What makes your restaurant unique in Louisville?
A: We offer international cuisine specializing in Mediterranean. Open late and turns into a Hookah Lounge after 11 p.m. Live belly dancing on the first and third weekend of the month. One of the few Mediterranean places in Louisville that serves alcohol.
Bonus Q: If a historical or fictional character walked into your restaurant, who would it be and why?
A: The Genie from Aladdin. He’s seen regularly dancing in front of the restaurant!

Eggs Over Baxter
962 Baxter Ave., facebook.com/eggsoverbaxter, 822-1282
Neighborhood: Highlands
Cuisine: American/Breakfast/Comfort Food/Sandwiches/Vegetarian
Open: Breakfast Mon.-Sun.; Brunch Mon.-Sun.; Lunch Mon.-Sun.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: No
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $$
Q: What vibe can we expect when we walk in?
A: Fresh, homemade, farm-meets-industrial diner-style breakfast and lunch.

Eggs Over Frankfort
2712 Frankfort Ave., facebook.com/EggsOverFrankfort, 709-4452
Neighborhood: Clifton/Crescent Hill
Cuisine: American/Breakfast/Comfort Food/Sandwiches/Vegetarian
Open: Breakfast Mon.-Sun.; Brunch Mon.-Sun.; Lunch Mon.-Sun.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $$
Q: What’s the one thing you have to try on your menu? Why?
A: Our omelets! You can’t have the word “eggs” in your name and not have superb omelets. Whether it’s our garden, meat or build your own, you can’t go wrong with our omelets!

Eiderdown
983 Goss Ave., eiderdown-gtown.com, 290-2390
Neighborhood: Germantown
Cuisine: American/French/Southern
Open: Brunch Sat., Sun.; Lunch Fri.-Sun.; Dinner Tue.-Sun.; Closed Mon.
Reservations: Yes Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $$ – $$$
Q: What vibe can we expect when we walk in?
A: We’re as formal or as casual as you need us to be. Our tables and bar are made from old poplar and the main wall is original brick. Our hope is that everyone who has a seat (either inside or outside) is as comfortable as they can be.
Bonus Q: If a historical or fictional character walked into your restaurant, who would it be and why?
A: Henry Althaus, the first person to brew beer in Germantown. There’s a salad that’s been on our menu since we opened in 2010 that we named after him. Hopefully he’d have a seat, take a look at the beer list and have trouble deciding what to drink.

El Mundo
2345 Frankfort Ave., 502elmundo.com, 899-9930
Neighborhood: Clifton, Crescent Hill
Cuisine: Mexican
Open: Lunch Tues.-Sun.; Dinner Mon.-Sun.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: Yes Take Out: Yes
Price: $$
Q: What’s the one thing you have to try on your menu? Why?
A: The Real Margarita. Because if you travel in Mexico, outside tourist traps, this is the margarita you get: 100 percent blue agave tequila, orange liqueur and fresh squeezed lime juice, shaken with ice and served with a salted rim. Simple yet delicious!
Bonus Q: If a historical or fictional character walked into your restaurant, who would it be and why?
A: Madame Cliquot … So she could taste the “champagne” of margaritas.

El Nopal
6521 Paramount Park Drive,
elnopalmex.com, 968-9836
Neighborhood: South End
Cuisine: Mexican
Open: Lunch Mon.-Sun.; Dinner Mon.-Sun.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Q: What’s the one thing you have to try on your menu? Why?
A: Monica’s Platter, it will give you the best way to taste many flavors of Mexico.

Feast BBQ
909 E. Market St., Suite 100, feastbbq.com, 749-9900
Open: Lunch Tues.-Sat.; Dinner Tues.-Sat.; Late Night Fri. & Sat.; Closed Mon. & Sun.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: No
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $ – $$
Neighborhood: NuLu
Cuisine: American/Comfort Food/Sandwiches/Southern
Q: What makes your restaurant unique in Louisville?
A: At Feast, we take pride in cooking our food the right way, from scratch, with collards cooked down from whole collard green leaves, baked beans cooked from dried beans that were soaked overnight, and slow smoked meats rubbed down with house-made rubs.
Bonus Q: If a historical or fictional character walked into your restaurant, who would it be and why?
A: Well, we’re a restaurant that doesn’t discriminate so technically anyone could walk in.

For Goodness Crepes!
619 Baxter Ave., 690-7441
Neighborhood: Highlands
Cuisine: American/Breakfast/Comfort Food/French
Open: Breakfast Sat.-Sun.; Brunch Tue.-Sun.; Lunch Tue.-Sun.; Dinner Tue.-Sun.; Closed Mon.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $
Q: What vibe can we expect when we walk in?
A: From the upbeat greeting when you walk in the door to the eclectic décor, interactive message boards and games, the vibe at For Goodness Crepes! is one of goodness and fun! Expect to relax and leave happier than when you came in!

Four Sisters
2246 Frankfort Ave., facebook.com/4sisterscafe, 384-4262
Neighborhood: Clifton/Crescent Hill
Cuisine: Asian/French/Vietnamese
Open: Brunch Sat.-Sun.; Lunch Mon.-Sun.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: Yes Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $
Q: What makes your restaurant unique in Louisville?
A: We are a unique combination of well-made French crepes, Vietnamese banh mis and specialty coffee.

Get It On A Bun At Bootys
520 S. Jackson, getitonabunatbootys.com, 296-3848
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cuisine: American/Comfort Food/Fusion
Open: Lunch Mon.-Sun.; Dinner Mon.-Sun.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: No
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price: $$–$$$
Q: What’s the one thing you have to try on your menu? Why?
A: The Booty Deluxe … It’s award winning over and over, from a food truck. And the Booty Dog, served since 1996 Home of The Booty Dog Hot Dog Cart.
Bonus Q: If a historical or fictional character walked into your restaurant, who would it be and why?
A: Popeye because we have a veggie melt featuring spinach and he would have so much strength from all the extra flavors that he would save the world from its processed troubles!

The Grape Leaf
2217 Frankfort Ave., Grapeleafonline.com, 897-1774
Neighborhood: Clifton/Crescent Hill
Cuisine: Greek/Mediterranean
Open: Breakfast Sun.; Brunch Mon.-Sun.; Lunch Mon.-Sun.; Dinner Mon.-Sun.
Reservations: Yes Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $$
Q: What’s the one thing you have to try on your menu? Why?
A: Balsamic chicken with rice and lentils is a huge favorite!

Gypsy’s Sports Grille
7207 Fegenbush Lane,
gypsyssportsgrille.com, 909-0922
Neighborhood: South End
Cuisine: American/Breakfast/Comfort Food/Pub Fare/Sandwiches
Open: Breakfast Sat. & Sun.; Brunch Sat. & Sun.; Lunch Mon.-Sun.; Dinner Mon.-Sun.; Late Night Mon.-Sat.
Reservations: Yes Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $ – $$
Q: What vibe can we expect when we walk in?
A: Fresh food made from scratch. A perfect place to cheer on your team and enjoy good times without a pretentious atmosphere! Now offering breakfast Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.! Highview’s best kept secret!

hiko-A-mon
416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Suite 100, hikoamon.com, 625-3090
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cuisine: Asian/Japanese/Sushi
Open: Lunch Mon.-Fri.; Dinner Mon.-Sat.; Closed Sun.
Reservations: Yes Outdoor Seating: No
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $$
Q: What’s the one thing you have to try on your menu? Why?
A: I think sushi is a must try for our customers. Whether you want raw or cooked, there is something for everyone! Favorites include the Westport Roll, Crunch Munch Roll, Bluegrass Roll and Las Vegas Roll. The ramen is also as authentic as it gets.

hiko-A-mon
1115 Herr Lane, hikoamon.com, 365-1651
Neighborhood: East End
Cuisine: Asian/Japanese/Sushi
Open: Lunch Mon.-Sat.; Dinner Mon.-Sun.
Reservations: Yes Outdoor Seating: No
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $$
Q: What’s the one thing you have to try on your menu? Why?
A: I think the sushi is a must try for our customers. Whether you want raw or cooked, there is something for everyone! Favorites include the Westport Roll, Crunch Munch Roll, Bluegrass Roll and Las Vegas Roll. The ramen is also as authentic as it gets.

Highland Morning
1416 Bardstown Road, highlandmorning.com, 365-3900
Neighborhood: Highlands
Cuisine: Breakfast/Comfort Food/Sandwiches
Open: Breakfast Mon.-Sun.; Brunch Mon.-Sun.; Lunch Mon.-Sun.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $$
Q: What vibe can we expect when we walk in?
A: Highland Morning is fiercely proud to be family owned and operated right in the middle of the Highlands. Serving breakfast food that has powerful intangible qualities that elicit feelings of comfort, warmth and well-being for people from all walks.
Bonus Q: If a historical or fictional character walked into your restaurant, who would it be and why?
A: It would probably be a blurry eyed Jeff Lebowski. Quickly recognized as a Highland Morning regular, he orders a perfectly cooked old fashioned plate of over easy eggs and bacon with his White Russian. Why? “Because the dude abides … man.”

Hilltop Tavern
1800 Frankfort Ave., facebook.com/ilovehilltop, 742-2908
Neighborhood: Clifton/Crescent Hill
Cuisine: American/Comfort Food/Pub Fare/Sandwiches/Southern
Open: Dinner Mon.-Sun.; Late Night Mon.-Sun.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $, $$
Q: What’s the one thing you have to try on your menu? Why?
A: BBQ. House-smoked pulled chicken, pork and turkey. Award-winning BBQ sauces, homemade sides.

Home Run Burgers
2060 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., homerunburger.com, 409-7004
Neighborhood: East End
Cuisine: American
Open: Lunch Mon.-Sun.; Dinner Mon.-Sun.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $$
Q: What’s the one thing you have to try on your menu? Why?
A: Bases Loaded Burger! Double Bacon, Fried Egg and Cheese

Jack Fry’s
1007 Bardstown Road, jackfrys.com, 452-9244
Neighborhood: Highlands
Cuisine: American
Open: Lunch Mon.-Fri.; Dinner Mon.-Sun.
Reservations: Yes Outdoor Seating: No
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price: $$$$
Q: What vibe can we expect when we walk in?
A: Like walking back in time to a 1930’s club. Historical photos of sports figures, horses and even Jack Fry adorn the walls. Lively conversation, the sound of a martini being shaken and live jazz let you know you have found something special.

JGoodwins Fusion Grill
10212 Talorsville Road, jgoodwins.com, 905-4420
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cuisine: Comfort Food
Open: Lunch Mon.-Sun. Dinner Mon.-Sun.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: No
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price: $
Q: What’s the one thing you have to try on your menu? Why?
A: Pork Tacos … Memphis-inspired hickory smoked dry rubbed pulled pork covered with our homemade sweet Southern coleslaw topped with pickles, onions and smothered with one of our made-from-scratch BBQ sauces.
Bonus Q: If a historical or fictional character walked into your restaurant, who would it be and why?
A: John Wayne would follow the smell of smoke to the best BBQ in Louisville!

Joe’s Older Than Dirt
8131 New Lagrange Road, 426-2074
Neighborhood: East End
Cuisine: American/Comfort Food/Pub Fare
Open: Lunch Mon.-Sun.; Dinner Mon.-Sun.; Late Night Mon.-Sun.
Reservations: Yes Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $ – $$
Q: What makes your restaurant unique in Louisville?
A: Joe’s is unique because of its age. The oldest part of our bar was built in 1937. It has been added onto throughout the years. Generations of families have passed through our doors and that gives us a unique atmosphere of family, history and fun.
Bonus Q: If a historical or fictional character walked into your restaurant, who would it be and why?
A: No historical characters needed. They are already here. Joe’s is haunted. We have no idea who our resident ghost is, but we suspect the original owner Joe Keel might be the culprit. All resident spirits love to have a good time with staff and customers.

The Joy Luck
1285 Bardstown Road, thejoyluck.com, 238-3070
Neighborhood: Highlands
Cuisine: Asian/Chinese
Open: Lunch Tues.-Sun.; Dinner Mon.-Sun.
Reservations: Yes Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: Yes Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $$
Q: What’s the one thing you have to try on your menu? Why?
A: Any of the three ducks. It’s an old family recipe passed down from generations. For every duck, it is a five-day prep time. We put a dry rub on the duck, bathe in honey and sugar twice, then slow roast overnight.
Bonus Q: If a historical or fictional character walked into your restaurant, who would it be and why?
A: Darth Vader … because lots of the Joy Luck crew are huge Star Wars fanatics and we’ve always been curious about how Darth Vader eats through his mask!

Kizito Cookies
1398 Bardstown Road, kizito.com, 456-2891
Neighborhood: Highlands
Cuisine: American/Comfort Food
Open: Breakfast Tues.-Sat.; Brunch Tues.-Sat.; Lunch Tues.-Sat.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: No
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $
Q: What makes your restaurant unique in Louisville?
A: Unique on the planet! Kizito is a working cookie factory housed in an African art and craft gallery. Sights and smells that span two continents created by the one and only Elizabeth “Cookie Lady” Kizito.
Bonus Q: If a historical or fictional character walked into your restaurant, who would it be and why?
A: Maya Angelou always sought out beauty and deliciousness in every aspect of life. As a Calypso singer she was the spitting image of Elizabeth Kizito. Her prose was buttery and rich. Her poetry was vibrant. I’d buy her a “Deluxe Oatmeal.”

La Peche Gourmet
1147 Bardstown Road, lillyslapeche.com, 451-0377
Neighborhood: Highlands
Cuisine: American/Comfort Food
Open: Brunch Sat.; Lunch Tues.-Sat.; Dinner Tues.-Sat. Closed: Mon., Sun.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: Yes Take Out: Yes
Price: $$
Q: What’s the one thing you have to try on your menu? Why?
A: We have created our own version of the old Burger’s Supermarket Fried Chicken Sandwich which is served on a homemade brioche bun with pepper jack cheese, romaine, bacon and homemade Caesar dressing. Probably the best chicken sandwich in Louisville.

Lilly’s Bistro
1147 Bardstown Road, lillysbistro.com, 451-0447
Neighborhood: Highlands
Cuisine: American/French/Southern
Open: Lunch Tues.-Sat.; Dinner Tues.-Sat.; Closed Mon.-Sun.
Reservations: Yes Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price: $$$
Q: What makes your restaurant unique in Louisville?
A: We’ve led the effort to support our local farmers by using products grown within a short distance of our restaurant, organic vegetables, free-range beef, Kentucky Proud beef and artisan cheeses. It’s our mission to provide an unparalleled dining experience.

Loui Loui’s Authentic Detroit Style Pizza
10212 Taylorsville Road, louilouis.com, 266-7599
Neighborhood: East End
Cuisine: Comfort Food/Italian/Pizzeria
Open: Lunch Tues.-Sun.; Dinner Tues.-Sun.; Late Night Fri. & Sat.; Closed Mon.
Reservations: Yes Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $$
Q: What makes your restaurant unique in Louisville?
A: We offer the only authentic Detroit style pizza modeled after the pizza that won the 2012 International Pizza Challenge. We think you’ll agree this is the best pizza you’ve ever tasted.
Bonus Q: If a historical or fictional character walked into your restaurant, who would it be and why?
A: Kid Rock, George Clinton, Eminem, Jack White, Bob Seger, Ted Nugent, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, et al because their pictures are on the walls. We feature positive influences out of Detroit and our food tastes just like home and we have Stroh’s Beer too!

Louisville Dessert Truck
1386 S. 6th St., LouisvilleDessertTruck.com, 608-7197
Neighborhood: Southern Indiana
Cuisine: Comfort Food
Open: Lunch Tues.-Sat.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: No
Delivery: Yes Take Out: Yes
Price: $
Q: What’s the one thing you have to try on your menu? Why?
A: Maker’s Mark Bourbon Ball Brownies, because it’s bourbon brownies!

Maggie Mae’s Cafe
435 N. Bardstown Road, facebook.com/maggiemaescafe, 759-2070
Neighborhood: Mount Washington
Cuisine: American/Breakfast/Comfort Food,/Sandwiches/Seafood/Southern/Vegetarian
Open: Breakfast Mon., Wed.-Sun.; Lunch Mon., Wed.-Sun.; Closed Tue.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $ – $$
Q: What’s the one thing you have to try on your menu? Why?
A: Our bacon jam with our homemade biscuits! Hot or cold, by itself or smeared on your favorite breakfast sandwich … Any way you choose, it’s delicious!

Manny & Merle On Whiskey Row
122 West Main St., mannyandmerle.com, 290-8888
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cuisine: Southern
Open: Lunch Tues.-Sat.; Dinner Tues.-Sat.; Late Night Fri. & Sat.; Closed Mon. & Sun.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $$
Q: What makes your restaurant unique in Louisville?
A: Manny & Merle is a toe-tappin honky-tonk on downtown Louisville’s Whiskey Row, featuring an award-winning menu of Southern/Soul cuisine and hand-crafted cocktails as well as live music from local and national artists.
Bonus Q: If a historical or fictional character walked into your restaurant, who would it be and why?
A: George Garvin Brown, the father of whiskey in a bottle. His image is emblazoned on our exterior wall and his legacy lives within our walls. We honor him with over 100 bourbons and whiskeys available from our historical bar.

Momma’s Mustard Pickles & BBQ
102 Bauer Ave., mommasbbq.com, 938-6262
Neighborhood: St. Matthews
Cuisine: Comfort Food
Open: Lunch Mon.-Sun.; Dinner Mon.-Sun.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: Yes Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $ – $$
Q: What makes your restaurant unique in Louisville?
A: Started with the winnings from a tiny share of Breeders’ Cup Classic Champion Mucho Macho Man, Momma’s was recently named one of the top 100 BBQ restaurants in America. We’re famous for our smoked wings, beef ribs, and homemade mustard and pickles.
Bonus Q: If a historical or fictional character walked into your restaurant, who would it be and why?
A: John Kennedy Toole’s character Ignatius J. Reilly. He would come for the wings and ribs while drinking bourbon and railing against the dunces who are all in a confederacy against him.

The Monkey Wrench
1025 Barret Ave., facebook.com/1025TheMonkeyWrench, 582-2433
Neighborhood: Highlands
Cuisine: American/Pub Fare/Sandwiches/Vegetarian
Open: Brunch Sun.; Dinner Tue.-Sat.; Late Night Tue.-Sat.; Closed Mon.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $$
Q: What vibe can we expect when we walk in?
A: Eclectic hillbilly with a touch of bourbon swing.
Bonus Q: If a historical or fictional character walked into your restaurant, who would it be and why?
A: Hunter S. Thompson, not only because of our giant HST mural on the side of our building, but also because the first three years of GonzoFest Louisville were hosted here!

Namnam Cafe
318 Wallace Ave., namnamcafe.com, 891-8859.
Neighborhood: St. Matthews
Cuisine: Asian/Vietnamese
Open: Lunch Tues.-Sat.; Dinner Tues.-Sun.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $$
Q: What’s the one thing you have to try on your menu and why?
A: Shaking Beef ’cause it’s the best in town!

Napa River Grill
1211 Herr Lane, napariverlouisville.com, 423-5822
Neighborhood: East End
Cuisine: American/Asian/Fusion/Seafood/Southern/Steakhouse/Vegetarian
Open: Brunch Sun.; Lunch Mon.-Fri.; Dinner Mon.-Sun.
Reservations: Yes Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $$$
Q: What makes your restaurant unique in Louisville?
A: We feel our happy hour is the best in town. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun.- Fri. and 5 p.m.-7 p.m. on Sat. Specials on wine, beer, cocktails and food.
Bonus Q: If a historical or fictional character walked into your restaurant, who would it be and why?
A: We feel if Dionysus, the Greek god of wine, walked into our restaurant, he would be smitten with our vast wine selection and the ambiance of our patio, including our own wine vines. If friends joined, he would enjoy our private vineyard room.

New Wave Burritos
Delivery Only, newwAve.burritos.com, 650-7942
Neighborhood: Germantown/Fairgrounds Cuisine: Mexican
Open: Late Night Fri.-Sat.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: No
Delivery: Yes Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $
Q: What makes your restaurant unique in Louisville?
A: Are there any other late night burrito delivery operations in the city only slinging on the weekends? I didn’t think so.
Bonus Q: If a historical or fictional character walked into your restaurant, who would it be and why?
A: Mad Max and Clive Gregson of Any Trouble are pals and eat our burritos when they’re in town.

On The Rocks – Burgers Bar Bands
601 W. Riverside Drive, Jeffersonville, IN, (812) 284-3474
Neighborhood: Southern Indiana
Cuisine: Sandwiches/Seafood
Open: Lunch Sat. & Sun.; Dinner Tues.-Sun.; Closed Mon.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $
Q: What vibe can we expect when we walk in?
A: Fun vacation resort feel with music playing and the breeze blowing. Every seat outside with a view of the Ohio along with the downtown Louisville skyline. Fresh shucked oysters, gourmet burgers and cocktails on a beautiful day next to the water.
Bonus Q: If a historical or fictional character walked into your restaurant, who would it be and why?
A: Not sure how historical but I could see Jimmy Buffet hanging out at the bar soaking up the scene.

Papalinos Pizza
3598 Springhurst Blvd., papalinos.com,
736-2700
Neighborhood: East End
Cuisine: Italian/Pizzeria
Open: Brunch Sun.; Lunch Mon.-Sun.; Dinner Mon.-Sun
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: Yes Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $$
Q: What’s the one thing you have to try on your menu? Why?
A: The Righteous Pig Pizza. We’re not shy about our love for pork, and this pizza has it all (meatballs, ham, bacon and sausage). It’s all handmade and we even cure our own meats in house. So when you get this pizza, you are truly having a Papalinos pie.
Bonus Q: If a historical or fictional character walked into your restaurant, who would it be and why?
A: It sounds cliche, but we have to go with Tony Soprano. We could only assume that he’s lost or in witness protection, and just needed a good slice with great seasoned gravy and perfect cheese to feel like he’s home again. And that’s what we offer.

Pizza Donisi
1396 S. Second St., pizzadonisi.com, 213-0488
Neighborhood: Old Louisville/UofL
Cuisine: American/Italian/Pizzeria
Open: Brunch Mon.-Sun.; Lunch Mon.-Sun.; Dinner Mon.-Sun.; Late Night Mon.-Sun.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: Yes Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $$
Q: What’s the one thing you have to try on your menu? Why?
A: Whenever you come in you need to try the weekly chef’s special. It’s always a unique blend of traditional and non-traditional toppings crafted to make the perfect pizza. Finish off with a Kentucky Bourbon Cannoli, our take on an Italian favorite.
Bonus Q: If a historical or fictional character walked into your restaurant, who would it be and why?
A: If Pizza Donisi was open when F. Scott Fitzgerald was in town writing “The Great Gatsby,” there probably would have been several sequels!

The Planet Bar & Bistro
1565 Bardstown Road, theplanetexperience.com, 445-7243
Neighborhood: Highlands
Cuisine: American
Open: Dinner Tue.-Sat.; Late Night Tue.-Sat.; Closed Mon., Sun.
Reservations: Yes Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $$
Q: What vibe can we expect when we walk in?
A: From the moment you cross the threshold at The Planet Bar & Bistro, you enter a new world, one where you can experience a distinctive spin on classic drinks, delicious light fare and live entertainment, and you’re treated like a longtime friend.
Bonus Q: If a historical or fictional character walked into your restaurant, who would it be and why?
A: Carrie Bradshaw from “Sex and the City” and her gal pals would enjoy drinking their Planet Cosmopolitans while sitting at the open window bar enjoying the Highlands’ energy!

POLLO – a gourmet chicken joint
Mobile Food Truck, facebook.com/pollolouisville, 727-2764
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cuisine: Comfort Food
Open: Breakfast Mon.-Sun.; Brunch Mon.-Sun.; Lunch Mon.-Sun.; Dinner Mon.-Sun.; Late Night Mon.-Sun.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $
Q: What makes your restaurant unique in Louisville?
A: We are the only food truck business that specializes in fried chicken! We take fried chicken and make gourmet entrees with it! We are the only food trucks around that have a food truck that allows customers to eat inside! Come see the chicken bus!

Potbelly Sandwich Shop
302 S. Fourth St., potbelly.com/Louisville, 540-1100
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cuisine: Sandwiches
Open: Lunch Mon.-Sun., Dinner Mon.-Sat.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: Yes Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $
Q: What makes your restaurant unique in
Louisville?
A: Stop in for our toasty warm sandwiches, freshly made salads, or tasty treats. Our specialty is the Wreck! We chose high quality ingredients and prepare them ourselves. Our friendly staff and fast service will make you a fan. Peace, Love and Potbelly

Potbelly Sandwich Shop
4023 Summit Plaza Drive, Potbelly.com/paddock, 420-9616
Neighborhood: East End
Cuisine: Sandwiches
Open: Lunch Mon.-Sun.; Dinner Mon.-Sun.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: Yes Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $
Q: What vibe can we expect when we walk in?
A: Expect a fresh. fast. and friendly vibe. We choose high quality ingredients prepared fresh daily. Our sandwich makers are friendly folks that build amazing toasty sandwiches to order and get you through the line really fast.

RIVUE Restaurant & Lounge
140 N. Fourth St., RIVUE.com, 568-4239
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cuisine: American/Seafood/Steakhouse
Open: Brunch Sun.; Dinner Mon.-Sat.
Reservations: Yes Outdoor Seating: No
Delivery: No Take Out: No
Price: $$$ – $$$$
Q: What makes your restaurant unique in Louisville?
A: RIVUE Restaurant & Lounge is locally owned and offers a fresh perspective on fine dining from 25 stories above the city. Our rotating restaurant is the only one in the world with two moving floors, offering 360 degree views of downtown and the river!

Roots / Heart and Soy
1216 Bardstown Road, heartandsoy.net, 452-6678
Neighborhood: Highlands
Cuisine: Asian/Vietnamese
Open: Lunch Mon.-Sun.; Dinner Mon.-Sun.
Reservations: Yes Outdoor Seating: No
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $$
Q: What makes your restaurant unique in Louisville?
A: We care for all living beings.

Saints Pizza Pub and Skybar
131 Breckinridge Lane, Saints pizza.com, 891-8883
Neighborhood: St. Matthews
Cuisine: American/ Italian/Pizzeria/Pub Fare
Open: Lunch Mon.-Sun.; Dinner Mon.-Sun.; Late Night Mon.-Sun.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $
Q: What’s the one thing you have to try on your menu? Why?
A: Smoked wings.

Sam’s Hot Dog Stand
1991 Brownsboro Road, Facebook Page: samshotdogstandlouisville, 259-7287
Neighborhood: Clifton/Crescent Hill
Cuisine: American/Seafood
Open: Lunch Mon.-Sat.; Dinner Mon.-Fri.; Closed Sun.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: No
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $ – $$
Q: What makes your restaurant unique in Louisville?
A: It’s a simple concept
Bonus Q: If a historical or fictional character walked into your restaurant, who would it be and why?
A: Abraham Lincoln. He was from Hodgenville, Kentucky and he like doing things his own way, like our restaurant.

Sidebar At Whiskey Row
129 N. 2nd St., www.sidebarwhiskeyrow.com, 384-1600
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cuisine: American/Sandwiches/Seafood/Vegetarian
Open: Lunch Mon.-Sun.; Dinner Mon.-Sun.; Late Night Sat.-Sun.
Reservations: Yes Outdoor Seating: No
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $$
Q: What vibe can we expect when we walk in?
A: When you walk into Sidebar, you are part of the family. We are going to talk about Certified Angus Beef because it’s what we do. We’ll chat about bourbon and hopefully you’ll taste something new. You’re going to feel welcome and stay awhile.
Bonus Q: If a historical or fictional character walked into your restaurant, who would it be and why?
A: Elmer T. Lee. We love all that comes from Buffalo Trace and hold his commemorative bottle with love and affection in our display case. In bourbon we are all family. We embrace each other and take all into our homes. Thank you, Elmer.

Simply Thai
323 Wallace Ave., simplythaiky.com, 899-9670
Neighborhood: St. Matthews
Cuisine: Sushi/Thai
Open: Lunch Mon.-Sat.; Dinner Mon.-Sat.; Closed Sun.
Reservations: Yes Outdoor Seating: No
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $$
Q: What’s the one thing you have to try on your menu? Why?
A: Kaow Soi. This is a Thai dish unique to the northern region of Thailand. Coconut curry poured over noodles and topped with fresh veggies. Simply delicious, full of exotic flavors.

Tea Station Chinese Bistro
9422 Norton Commons Blvd.,
teastationchinesebistro.com, 648-7496
Neighborhood: East End
Cuisine: Asian/ Chinese/Japanese/Thai/Vegetarian
Open: Lunch Mon.-Sun.; Dinner Mon.-Sun.
Reservations: Yes Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: Yes Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $$
Q: What’s the one thing you have to try on your menu? Why?
A: The Pineapple Chicken. Breaded chicken stir fried with water chestnut, baby corn, red bell peppers, snow peas, mushrooms and pineapple in a sweet and spicy sauce put back in a pineapple cut out. Our customers love it.
Bonus Q: If a historical or fictional character walked into your restaurant, who would it be and why?
A: Donald Trump. Donald Trump was a very powerful and successful businessman. Donald would enjoy the success and the food at Tea Station Chinese Bistro.

ToGo Sushi
700 Lyndon Lane, facebook.com/togosushiky/timeline, 883-0666
Neighborhood: East End
Cuisine: Sushi
Open: Lunch Mon.-Fri.; Dinner Mon.-Sat.; Closed Sun.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $ – $$
Q: What makes your restaurant unique in Louisville?
A: Proud to be Louisville’s first sushi bar with drive thru/dine in options.

Traveling Kitchen
5th St., [email protected], 533-0855
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cuisine: Asian/Fusion/Korean/Mexican
Open: Lunch Mon.-Sat.; Dinner Fri.-Sat.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price: $
Q: What makes your restaurant unique in Louisville?
A: Korean-Fusion Tacos are prepared from scratch with all fresh toppings. Finished with homemade sauces.

Tumbleweed Tex Mex Grill and Margarita Bar
2301 River Road Suite 200, tumbleweeDr.estaurants.com, 618-8323
Neighborhood: East End
Cuisine: Mexican
Open: Lunch Mon.-Sun.; Dinner Mon.-Sun.
Reservations: Yes Outdoor Seating: No
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $$
Q: What’s the one thing you have to try on your menu? Why?
A: Chile con queso, you will be addicted as soon as you taste it!

Uptown Cafe
1624 Bardstown Road, uptownlouisville.com, 458-4212
Neighborhood: Highlands
Cuisine: American
Open: Lunch Mon.-Sat.; Dinner Mon.-Sat.; Closed Sun.
Reservations: Yes Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $$
Q: What makes your restaurant unique in Louisville?
A: The Uptown is a true Louisvile original. Independently owned and family run since 1985. The Uptown’s mission is to provide the highest quality of food and service in an upscale casual environment with fair prices without pretense.
Bonus Q: If a historical or fictional character walked into your restaurant, who would it be and why?
A: Ernest Hemingway would an Uptown guest. I can only imagine he’d be a fan of the great food, great drinks, great conversation and the unpretentious atmosphere.

Vietnam Kitchen
5339 Mitscher Ave., vietnamkitchen.net, 363-7535
Neighborhood: South End
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Open: Lunch Mon.-Tues. & Thurs.-Sat.; Dinner Mon.-Tues. & Thurs.-Sat.; Closed Wed.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: No
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $ – $$
Q: What’s the one thing you have to try on your menu? Why?
A: While everything is delicious, the Hu tieu Saté, or “K8” is our most famous and loved dish.

The Village Anchor
11507 Park Road, Anchorage, KY,
villageanchor.com, 708-1850
Neighborhood: East End
Cusine: American/Southern
Open: Brunch Sat. & Sun.; Lunch Mon.-Sun.; Dinner Mon.-Sun.; Late Night Sat. & Sun.
Reservations: Yes Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
PriceRange: $$ – $$$
Q: What makes your restaurant unique in Louisville?
A: The Village Anchor is one of the most award-winning restaurants in Louisville, for both food and experience. Situated in the heart of historic Anchorage with more than 100 outdoor dining seats, the restaurant is a gem not to be missed.
Bonus Q: If a historical or fictional character walked into your restaurant, who would it be and why?
A: Superman, who would be impressed … because it takes a super man to run the place!

The Weekly Juicery
112 Bauer Ave., theweeklyjuicery.com, 741-6035
Neighborhood: St. Matthews
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Open: Breakfast Mon.-Sat.; Brunch Mon.-Sat.; Lunch Mon.-Sat.; Closed Sun.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: No
Delivery: Yes Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $$
Q: What makes your restaurant unique in
Louisville?
A: The Weekly Juicery is a retail juice bar with cold-pressed juices, wheatgrass shots, superfood smoothies, and raw and vegan foods. Our Weekly Juice Program provides home and office delivery as well as special discounts for its members.

Weiwei Chinese express
526 S. 5th St., weiweichinese40202.com, 889-0827
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cuisine: Chinese
Open: Lunch Mon.-Sun.; Dinner Mon.-Sun.; Late Night Mon.-Sun.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: No
Delivery: Yes Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $$
Q: What’s the one thing you have to try on your menu? Why?
A: General Tso’s chicken, crab rangoon and hot & sour soup.

Westport Whiskey & Wine
1115 Herr Lane Suite 140, westportwhiskeyandwine.com, 708-1313
Neighborhood: East End
Cuisine: American
Open: Brunch Mon.-Sat.; Lunch Mon.-Sat.; Dinner Mon.-Sun.; Late Night Thu.-Sat.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: No Take Out: No
Q: What vibe can we expect when we walk in?
A: Our vibe is welcoming and comfortable. We are hedonists at heart and we want our guests to experience that hard-to-find bourbon as we have the largest selection of bourbon available in the area.

Wick’s Pizza
975 Baxter Ave., wickspizza.com, 599-0832
Neighborhood: Highlands
Cuisine: Pizzeria
Open: Lunch Mon.-Sun.; Dinner Mon.-Sun.;
Late Night Mon.-Sun.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: Yes Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $$
Q: What’s the one thing you have to try on your menu? Why?
A: The Big Wick. It’s piled high with your favorite meats and veggies and smothered in cheese. We have guests that drive hours from other states just to get a slice of the Big Wick!
Bonus Q: If a historical or fictional character walked into your restaurant, who would it be and why?
A: We already have a fictional character, Tricky Wicky. We keep him in a box and if you give him a dollar he will read your horoscope!

The Widow’s Walk Ice Creamery and Bicycle Rentals
415 E. Riverside Drive, widowswalkicecreamery.com, (941) 662-5696
Neighborhood: Southern Indiana
Cuisine: Breakfast/Sandwiches/Comfort Food
Open: Breakfast Mon.-Sun.; Lunch Mon.-Sun.; Dinner Mon.-Sun. Closed: Mon.-Sun.
Reservations: No Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price: $
Q: What’s the one thing you have to try on your menu? Why?
A: You have to try our “Proud Mary Peanut Buttercup Sundae!” It’s warm brownies topped with Peanut Buttercup ice cream, hot fudge, whipped cream, nuts, and a cherry! It’s a real crowd pleaser!
Bonus Q: If a historical or fictional character walked into your restaurant, who would it be and why?
A: Superman! Because we sell so much of “his” ice cream! Kids are always wearing it all over their faces. Grown-ups love it just the same!

Zad Modern Mediterranean
1616 Grinstead Drive, Zadlouisville.com, 569-1122
Neighborhood: Highlands
Cuisine: Greek/Mediterranean
Open: Lunch Mon.-Sun.; Dinner Mon.-Sun.
Reservations: Yes Outdoor Seating: Yes
Delivery: Yes Take Out: Yes
Price Range: $
Q: What’s the one thing you have to try on your menu? Why?
A: Black bean hummus, roasted cauliflower salad, house-made baklava are the latest additions to our menu!

Zoom Zoom Yum Turkish Cuisine
2605 Darien Drive, zoomzoomyum.com, 550-7143
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cuisine: Greek/Mediterranean
Open: Brunch Mon.-Sun.; Lunch Mon.-Sun.; Dinner Mon.-Sun.
Reservations: Yes Outdoor Seating: No
Delivery: No Take Out: Yes
Price: $$
Q: What makes your restaurant unique in Louisville?
A: We are the first food truck introducing Turkish Cuisine by serving some of the famous dishes cooked on the grill.