This brewpub, located in the heart of St. Matthews, is the latest in this expanding, Lexington-based group. Lunch and dinner is classic bar food — like hot wings, shrimp poppers, burgers and ribs. The beer list includes the big American brands plus 24 microbrews. We hear it’s a happening late-night spot, too.
This perennial favorite spot offers a cozy, lamp-lit atmosphere that evokes an old speakeasy. The menu consists of upscale American dishes that feature local products like country ham and Capriole cheeses. Don’t miss the shrimp and grits or the historic black-and-white photographs on the walls.
Chef and restaurateur Huong “CoCo” Tran’s newly opened Roots continues her passion for serving inventive and flavorful vegetarian food. The menu consists of Asian and a few Mediterranean influenced small plates. Try the crispy potato nest filled with bok choy, green peas, yellow squash, carrots and broccoli.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert are served at the latest restaurant opened by Canadian chocolatier Ghyslain Maurais. The menu has a European flair with dishes like the Pan Bagna Nicois sandwich and Greek quiche. For breakfast, there’s a full selection of French pastries. And of course you can’t forget the chocolates.
This beautiful Old Louisville restaurant located in the Mayflower apartment building features both traditional dishes and a few with an Asian tinge. The ornate decor and china dinnerware harkens back to a different time.
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.
Taking cues from the Yucatan and sourcing its meat exclusively from local farms, the Mayan Cafe serves the essential ingredients of Mayan cooking: dishes rich with smoked chilies, pumpkin seeds, lime, oil infusions and roasted meats. Even if you’ve never voluntarily eaten them before, you must try the Tok Sel roasted lima beans.
When they call it a meat market, they mean it. Nearly all the deli meats are roasted or smoked in the smokehouse and cut to order. Stop by for lunch and choose from endless combinations of sandwiches, sides, and soups.