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APR 2012

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Rye Te goal of this new eatery on the ever- evolving East Market corridor is to cook and serve the best thing every day. Tat means the menu changes as the chef sees fit. However, one thing that diners can always expect here is sea- sonal, well-prepared food served up in a stylish atmosphere. Dinner Tues.-Sat. 900 E. Market St., 749-6200 ryeonmarket.com. Seviche, A Latin Restaurant Tis newly-ren- ovated restaurant still serves the Nuevo-Latino cuisine that made it a Louisville favorite. If you can't choose just one of the colorful and spicy seviche selections, we don't blame you. Try the seviche tasting option, with three or four small portions of the fresh seafood creations. Dinner daily. Reservations accepted. Dress: Business casual. 1538 Bardstown Road, 473-8560 sevi- cherestaurant.com. $$$. The Silver Dollar Inspired by the honky tonk culture that arose in Bakersfield, Calif., in the 1950s, this upscale diner, located in a renovated fire station, offers a taste of classic American and Tex-Mex cuisines. Chicken-fried steak and catfish share menu space with empanadas and several varieties of chili. Dinner nightly. Reser- vations accepted for parties of 10 or more. 1761 Frankfort Ave., 259-9540 whiskeybythedrink. com. $$$. Cake Flour Food Network fans will recognize this natural and organic bakery from the show Te Best Ting I Ever Ate, where their flourless chocolate cake was featured. Other sugar buzz- inducing goodies include cookies, pastries and cupcakes. Open daily. 909 E. Market St., 719- 0172 cakeflouronmarket.com. $. Holy Grale Tis is the only place in town where an expertly crafted beer list is served in a former church, complete with an upstairs bar called the Choir Loft. Te menu consists of snack-sized portions of bar food like scotch eggs and cho- rizo tacos. It would be a sin not to take the beer pairing recommendations on the menu. Dinner daily. 1034 Bardstown Road, holygralelouisville. com. $. Bourbons Bistro With more than 130 bour- bons in stock, this bistro explores its Kentucky roots and adds a French flair in its menu items. Te atmosphere is dedicated to bourbon as well, with wax-dipped highball glasses serving as can- dleholders and historical photos of distilleries hanging on the walls. Dinner daily. Reservations accepted. 2255 Frankfort Ave., 894-8838 bour- bonsbistro.com. $$$$. Wiltshire on Market Tis small, intimate res- taurant is an offshoot of Wiltshire Pantry, a lo- cal catering company. Plan to be surprised by the menu, as it changes weekly. One sure thing, though: It always includes a meat, chicken, sea- food and vegetarian selection. Dinner Turs.- Sat. Reservations recommended. 636 E. Market St., 589-5224 wiltshirepantry.com. $$$. Against the Grain Brewery Part restaurant, part brewery, part smokehouse, Against the Grain stepped up to fill the void left at Lou- isville Slugger Field when Browning's closed. Several rotating varieties of beer are brewed on the premises, and the menu aims to please carnivores and vegetarians with selections like beer-can chicken, pan-seared duck, and tempeh pulled pork. Lunch/Dinner daily. Reservations accepted for parties of eight or more 401 E. Main St., 515-0174 atgbrewery.com. $$. Blue Dog Bakery & Cafe By day, Blue Dog serves locally beloved artisan bread baked in a wood-burning oven, as well as brunch and sand- wiches that resemble what you might find in a Parisian cafe. On Tursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, Blue Dog becomes Red Hog, serv- ing tapas and pizzas that feature pork raised by owner Bob Hancock. Breakfast/lunch Tues.-Sat.; brunch Sat., Dinner Turs.-Sat. Reservations ac- cepted for eight or more. 2868 Frankfort Ave., 899-9800 bluedogbakeryandcafe.com. $. Caffe Classico Sample European cafe-style fare at this charming spot in Clifton. Try an espresso or cappuccino for a morning pick-me-up. Te lunch and dinner menus include salads and fresh-made paninis, steaks, pastas and grilled salmon, along with an assortment of pastries and authentic gelato. Whatever you do, don't miss the pommes frites! Lunch/Dinner Tues.- Sun. 2144 Frankfort Ave., 895-0076 caffe-clas- sico.com. $. Hammerheads Hammerheads is located in the basement of a building in Germantown, but the huge hammerhead shark hanging out front en- sures that you can't miss it. Te menu includes hearty fare like a chorizo burger, a PBLT (pork belly, lettuce and tomato), and sweet potato waffles with fried chicken. Vegetarians won't be left out either. Meatless options include a burger, a sloppy joe, and tacos. Also try an order of crispy mac 'n'cheese balls. Dinner Tues.-Sun. 921 Swan St., 365-1112 louisvillehammerheads. com. $$. Catch the opportunity while you can! Make plans now to place your ad in the Fall/Winter issue of Louisville Bride. Louisville's Premier Bridal Publication. Publishing July 2012 Space reservation deadline: May 8th Call 625-0100 or email advertising@loumag.com [124] LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 4.12

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