Aftertastes for 5-21

May 20, 2008 at 4:52 pm
BOURBONS BISTRO, 2255 Frankfort Ave., 894-8838, Chef Michael Crouch offers thoughtful, creative dishes that may be rooted in down-home Ohio Valley flavors but travel around the world for inspiration. Bourbons Bistro is arguably bourbon whiskey’s No. 1 temple in the metro. (Reviewed 4/16/08; Rating: 89)

TACO BUENO, 2909 Highway 62, Jeffersonville, Ind., (812) 284-4073. Buzz has been generating around this new taco stand in Jeffersonville. In a considerable improvement over Taco Bell’s industrial-made salsas in plastic packets, Taco Bueno’s condiments bar offers freshly made salsas, pico de gallo, chopped onions, sliced jalapeños from the jar and fresh lemon wedges. (Reviewed 4/23/08; Rating: 75)

OISHII SUSHI, 2245 Bardstown Rd., 618-2829. Word of mouth has quickly built a good reputation for this new sushi shop in the Highlands, and it’s drawing crowds with its friendly, outgoing sushi chefs and wide selection of sushi treats. The menu offers a broad selection of both basic types of sushi, nigiri-zushi and maki-zushi. (Reviewed 4/30/08; Rating: N/A)

HANABI SUSHI & JAPANESE CUISINE, 6027 Timber Ridge Dr., 228-8244. Hanabi Sushi is just down the strip from the Prospect Bristol Bar & Grille. The extensive menu offers fare that is fresh and competently prepared. (Reviewed 4/30/08; Rating: N/A)

STEVENS & STEVENS DELI, 1114 Bardstown Rd., 584-3354, Located in the back of Ditto’s Grill on Bardstown Road, Stevens & Stevens has built a loyal following the old-fashioned way, providing quality deli fare at reasonable prices. (Reviewed 5/7/08; Rating: 89)

JASON’S DELI, 410 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy Ste. 100, 412-4101, A relatively new arrival, Jason’s Deli is attracting big crowds to the East End suburbs. Menu items like the delicious New York Yankee sandwich make it worth the trip. (Reviewed 5/7/08; Rating: 78)

COTTAGE INN, 570 Eastern Pkwy., 637-4325. Serving up simple, affordable down-home fare since 1929, the Cottage Inn is one of Louisville’s oldest eateries in continuous operation. It offers easy-on-the-wallet fare that invites frequent return visits. (Reviewed 5/14/08; Rating: 90)