This bright, airy cafe, located in two adjoining renovated houses is known for its breakfast menu which is served all day. Favorites include house-smoked trout hash and stacks of cornmeal pancakes — with or without the ever-changing toppings. The lunch and dinner menus are also sure bets.
Food Network fans will recognize this natural and organic bakery from the show The Best Thing I Ever Ate, where their flourless chocolate cake was featured. Other sugar buzz-inducing goodies include cookies, pastries, and cupcakes.
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.
Chef/owner Peng Looi’s creations fuse Pacific Rim flavors like lemongrass and sarawak peppercorns with distinctly American ingredients like bourbon and rib-eye steaks. Check out the multidimensional taste of the wok-seared salmon or one of the five-course tasting menus.
The attraction here is the view from a spectacular perch on the 25th floor of the Galt House’s West Tower, courtesy of two revolving dining rooms that provide a panorama of both sides of the Ohio River. The dinner menu incorporates influences from classic American and European cuisines.