Apr 8, 2008 at 6:49 pm
PRIMO, 445 E. Market St., 583-1808. Run by Louisville restaurant pioneer “Bim” Deitrich, Primo offers a mix of modern, flashy yet sophisticated style. Chef Michael Hargrove is doing a very serious job with Italian regional cuisine in a menu that changes every week. (Reviewed 2/13/08; Rating: 95)

SITAR INDIAN CUISINE, 1702 Bardstown Rd., 473-8889. This new Highlands spot offers a hearty Indian lunch buffet daily and an expansive Indian menu that includes both standard Northern Indian dishes and less familiar South Indian specialties. (Reviewed 2/20/08; Rating: 86)

TURKEY JOE’S, 2809 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 327-9464, Hot wings are the specialty here, and you can take your pick of chicken, turkey or boneless chicken. Buffalo-style “hot” wings were just as good as could be, crisp and sizzling. (Reviewed 2/20/08; Rating: 76)

ROCKWALL BISTRO, 3426 Paoli Pike, Floyds Knobs, Ind., (812) 948-1705, Long known for its lovely setting tucked into an old rock quarry on the Floyds Knobs hills high above Louisville, RockWall has kicked things up a notch or two under Chef Alex Bomba, who arrived last summer from New Orleans. (Reviewed 2/27/08; Rating: 88)

BOOMBOZZ PIZZA BISTRO, 12613 Taylorsville Rd., 261-0222, The most recent addition to the Tony Boombozz empire is the brand-new upscale casual Boombozz Bistro in Jeffersontown with an expanded menu and table service. The menu is heavy on pizza, of course, featuring all the familiar Boombozz creations. (Reviewed 3/5/08; Rating: 86)

INCREDIBLE DAVE’S, 9236 Westport Rd., 426-4790, If you’re unfamiliar with Incredible Dave’s concept, imagine a Chuck E. Cheese on steroids, and with a bar. While the concept carries a touch of inspired brilliance, in practice there are flaws. (Reviewed 3/19/08; Rating: 74)

ANN’S BY THE RIVER, 149 Spring St., Jeffersonville, Ind., (812) 284-2667. This cafeteria-style restaurant lives up to its tag line: “Home-cooked food like Grandma used to prepare for Sunday dinner.” Many of the dishes really are based on recipes passed down through the Coomers family for generations. (Reviewed 4/2/08; Rating: 84)