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A warm, inviting ambiance and cozy decor welcome you as you step into Saffron's. This Persian restaurant specializes in made-from-scratch Middle Eastern fare highlighting the best ingredients. Dining out is a social experience, and the delightful appetizer platters are made for sharing with savory stuffed vine leaves, succulent kebabs, and flavorful hummus. Dishes to try here include the aromatic seafood stew, lamb chops with vegetables, and and braised lamb. Follow up with a pot of steaming Persian tea to complete the experience.
Brothers Agostino and Vincenzo Gabriele, of Palermo, Italy, were both respected in the culinary field long before they opened Vincenzo's Italian Restaurant. Vincenzo prepared the food for President Reagan's inauguration, was given the key to the city of Louisville, and honored with the city's "Distinguished Citizen Award," while Agostino has almost fifty years kitchen experience and a handful of his own culinary awards. Over the years, Vincenzo's has welcomed countless celebrities - from Billy Crystal to Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York. The menu offers a wide selection of traditional Italian fare and an award-winning international wine list. Facilities may be rented for functions of up to 250, and catering is available.
Manny & Merle's fuses a touch of the Old West in the kitchen (with tacos, guacamole and flat-iron steak as quintessential examples) alongside strong select bourbons you could only find in a Kentucky bar. This honky-tonk spot has everything, from amazing Southwestern-inspired food to live bands and even a nice selection of tequilas. Throughout the week, the bar/restaurant hosts live music and though many of the bands are local, on occasion a national or international star will make his/her appearance.
One of the oldest and most loved brewpub in the city, Bluegrass Brewing Company never disappoints with its eclectic section of brews. Dim-light, elegant wood-themed interiors, exposed brick-walls and a lively atmosphere make up the ambiance of this brewpub. Its impressive tap selection features succinct housemade brews, that will surely have you calling for more than just a single round. While its brews are expected to be extraordinary, its scrumptious pizzas, burgers and pastas cannot be ignored.
Milkwood is not just other Momofuku cuisine restaurant in town. Milkwood carries a character and a personality of its own and its chef Edward Lee has a pivotal role to play in this joint's style and inspiration. At this Southern cuisine restaurant, do not expect the portions to be quite healthy or filling but the flavors are just right and mix well. Chicken waffles at this restaurant come with a picquant Asian twist and are simply delicious. Chef Edward Lee knows best how to present Southern cuisine with a tinge of Asian spicy flavors and ingredients.