Some dishes on Thai Siam’s expansive menu will make you break a sweat, but items can be modified to diner’s spiciness preferences. Chef’s specialties include crispy red snapper with Thai chili sauce, Jungle Curry, and spicy string beans.
A Churchill Downs area classic, this old-fashioned restaurant serves up burgers, soups, sandwiches and daily entrée specials to hungry track-goers. The biscuits and gravy breakfast is a Derby week ritual.
Homegrown, but with its heart in the Rockies, this expanding chain features hearty food — steaks, ribs, meatloaf and some killer blue-cheese coleslaw — as well as a full bar with a large selection of domestic and import beers, wine and spirits.
This hip hangout is known for its live music lineup, but just as much care has been taken with the menu. Standouts include House Friez and Totz, (crisp fries and tater tots with several dipping sauce choices) the Z Burger and the Track and Field Wrap with hummus, falafel and tzatziki sauce.
This new bistro, opened by the people who brought Louisville the Nachbar, features American comfort food with European flavors. Think pork ribs braised in sauerkraut and the duck fat popcorn appetizer is quickly becoming legendary around town.
This bakery, run by chefs and students in the Baking and Pastry Arts program at Sullivan University, specializes in European-style treats. The selection includes breakfast pastries, breads, candies, cookies and desserts. Special-order cakes and wedding cakes are also available.