This influential and celebrated Louisville restaurant championed seasonal, local ingredients before it was trendy. The menu rotates weekly, and special three-course prix-fixe meals are available for lunch.
Part of a small Southern chain, Sitar pleases with its cheap daily lunch buffet of Indian-Chinese foods. The menu consists of both common and uncommon Indian dishes that make full use of vegetables and greens.
Offering “a hundred thousand welcomes,” this lively pub tries to recreate an authentic atmosphere and serves savory Irish staples, from bangers and mash and Guinness beef stew to salmon-and-potato gratin.
An inventive menu offers complex taste sensations with an emphasis on Kentucky regional cuisine. The bar is stocked with 70-plus bourbons from Kentucky distilleries — some of which find their way into dishes and desserts like the Maker’s Mark bourbon balls.
This eatery is small on space, but big on authentic West African fare. Try the specialty, Thiebu Jeu, fish stewed in a tomato base served over spicy rice with one of the non-alcoholic West African drinks.
Every day is Fat Tuesday at this energetic Clifton eatery, which specializes in the best of down-home Cajun grub. Well-known favorites are the drunken chicken and bumblebee stew. Morning people can get their New Orleans fix at breakfast on weekends.
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.