Stop into the Louisville outpost of this Austin-based Tex-Mex chain after shopping at the nearby malls. They have a full menu of the usual suspects — tacos, burritos and enchiladas, plus fresh margaritas. For something different, try the Elvis Green Chile Fried Chicken. It’s breaded in potato chips and served with green chile sauce.
This hip new hangout, headed by Michael Paley of Proof on Main, is located in an actual former garage restored to its full vintage glory — except that pizza and beer are served there now. The gourmet pizzas are fired in an 850-degree oven to ensure perfectly charred crust. Other stars on this regularly-changing menu are freshly shucked oysters and country ham sampler plates.
Sweet teeth hanker for Helen’s beautifully decorated cakes, such as the chocolate macadamia nut and the chocolate truffle. Customers who don’t need a whole cake can choose from individual-sized cakes, cookies or brownies.
Traditional, upscale Italian cuisine with a contemporary flair, featuring fresh seafood, veal dishes and house-made pastas. Especially tempting selections include Osso Buco Milanese, Risotto con Gambero, and anything from the dessert menu
This cafe serves breakfast ranging from healthy (egg white and veggie frittata) to indulgent (fried chicken and waffles.) For lunch, it serves sandwiches, pizzas, and a daily changing quiche selection.