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.
Not to be confused with Impellizeri’s Pizza, this Middletown restaurant also serves original and deep-dish pizzas with your choice of toppings. Tony Impellizeri’s also offers sub sandwiches and pasta dishes.
The first Korean restaurant in town, Lee’s is still much loved. Signature dishes include the stone bee bim bob — rice, vegetables, beef and egg served in traditional Korean hot sauce in a hot stone bowl.
This colorfully decorated restaurant serves up authentic Cuban classics like empanadas, arroz con pollo, and the famous Cuban sandwich. We suggest the Cubana-Santiago cold appetizer or the mariquitas and guacamole.
The beer selection across the pond is building up. This New Albany spot has eight craft brews on rotation, including specialty house beers. The food is inspired by another across-the-pond institution — the upscale bar food of the British gastropub, that is. Try the bourbon beer cheese with your pint.
Chinese classics like stir-fries and spring rolls share space with signature dishes including beef or chicken in a spicy Grand Marnier reduction and lamb in ginger-black bean sauce. The drink list includes house martinis like the pineapple cosmo and infused Finlandia vodka martinis.
With a globe-trotting menu — Tunis, Copenhagen and Shanghai are ports of call — and a spacious, inviting outdoor space, this lively Highlands haunt provides tasty fare at reasonable prices. Try the empress chicken, Cubean burrito or one of the many vegetarian options.
Lively Italian dining with fresh-baked focaccia, a generous menu and tables with enough seats for a small army. The Penne Rustica, which features shrimp or chicken, smoked prosciutto and penne pasta baked in crockery with a golden halo of cheese, is a hearty favorite.