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inspired menu. The fare includes beer cheese and pretzels, smoked wings, buttermilk fried chicken and 3 varieties of flatbreads. $$ D hpfe THE HUB LOUISVILLE 2235 Frankfort Ave., 777-1505. Clifton residents who remember this totally renovated site as a one-time tire dealership will be awed when they take in its sprawling evolution into a modern restaurant, live music venue, cocktail bar and adult rec center. Tie into its Southern-inspired small plates menu and its specials board of rotating entrees. The bar boasts a big rum and tequila selection, with alcoholic floats a specialty. $$ D hpfe THE FAT LAMB 2011 Grinstead Dr., 409-7499. Dallas McGarity, long-time Executive Chef at Marketplace at Theater Square, has taken over the space that used to be Fontleroy’s for his own restaurant, where he focuses on small plates such as baked ricotta-stuffed eggplant, lamb meatballs with tzatziki and feta, spinach and ricotta gnocchi with truffled cream, hand rolled beet pasta in white wine butter, seared scallops with cauliflower puree and a fish of the day. $$ D hpf URBAN BREAD CO. 716 E. Tenth St., Jeffersonville IN, 913-1426, 145 E. Main St., New Albany IN, 557-2322. A rebranding and renaming of what used to be The Hub Roti Café, serving locally sourced breakfasts and lunches from a group of young cooks who strive to make healthful foods. At both locations they use roti, an Indian flatbread cooked on a griddle, as the base for sandwiches. Look for crisp salads, too, and desserts straight from their mom’s kitchen. $ B Br L D p VILLAGE ANCHOR PUB & ROOST 11507 Park Rd., 7081850. In the heart of Anchorage is this two-level Eurovillage inspired concept. On the upper level, a French bistro with an outdoor terrace. Downstairs at The Sea Hag the ambience is a British pub. The hearty upscale comfort food-style menu is served lunch and dinner with weekend brunch. A short, well-selected wine list and ambitious beer list with more than 50 craft and import choices accompany 55 Bourbons to boot. $$$ Br L D hpf

WILTSHIRE AT THE SPEED 2035 S. Third St., 6342976. Susan Hershberg and her team bring “artfully inspired, creative and seasonal” breakfast and luncheon fare to the renovated Speed Museum. Open at 10 a.m. for pastries, croissants, coffee and tea, lunch is served until 3 p.m., with soups, salads, sandwiches and entrees such as buckwheat noodle salad with seared salmon. Also a grab-and-go counter open until 5 p.m. $$ B Br L pf

BONEFISH GRILL 657 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 412-4666. This franchise concept from the Florida-based Outback Steakhouse chain offers impressive seafood in a comfortable setting. Add Bonefish to your short list of suburban chain eateries that do the job right. $$$ D hp CLARKSVILLE SEAFOOD 916 Eastern Blvd., Clarksville IN, 283-8588. As the only surviving descendant of Louisville’s old Cape Codder chain, Clarksville Seafood upholds a long and honorable tradition. The menu is simple — fried fish and fried seafood, served on paper trays — but it is consistently excellent and affordable. And now open until 8 p.m. most nights. $ L D CUNNINGHAM’S 6301 Upper River Rd., 228-3625. One of the longest-lived restaurants in the city, Cunningham’s has had several incarnations, and now pulls in old timers and new fans at its Harrod’s Creek location. There you can find fine fish sandwiches and pub grub, and absorb some of the nostalgia associated with this long-time favorite. $ Br L D hpf EAGLE LAKE & RESTAURANT 7208 Whipple Rd., 9377658. If you like to fish, or if you like to eat fish, you’ll likely enjoy Eagle Lake, a simple, down-home eatery in Southwestern Jefferson County. Seafood is the specialty. Fishermen will enjoy their stocked pay-to-fish lake. $$ LDf THE FISH HOUSE 1310 Winter Ave., 568-2993. Louisville is as overflowing as a well-stocked lake with

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fish-sandwich houses, and The Fish House is right up there with the best. Crisp breading laced with black pepper is the signature of Green River fried fish from Western Kentucky. And on weekends the space morphs into Café Beignet, serving hearty breakfasts and New Orleans-style beignets. $ Br L D f THE FISHERY 3624 Lexington Rd., 895-1188. The original fried-fish eatery in a neighborhood that’s now awash with them, The Fishery remains justly popular for its quick, sizzling hot and affordable fish and seafood meals. $ L D f FISHERY STATION 5610 Outer Loop, 968-8363. $$ L D HILL STREET FISH FRY 111 E. Hill St., 636-3474. This Old Louisville tradition is small and easy to miss, but it’s worth the effort to find. Its oversized fried whitefish sandwich is the flagship dish, but a varied menu is also available. $ L D f J J FISH & CHICKEN 1701 E. Tenth St., Jeffersonville IN, 282-2523. This Indiana restaurant offers up fried perch and catfish, shrimp and oysters, chicken dinners, Philly cheese steaks and gyros. Italian beef sandwiches too, and the usual sides, nicely done. $ L D h JOE’S CRAB SHACK 131 River Rd., 568-1171. The setting on the edge of Riverfront Park is bright, noisy and fun, with a wraparound deck providing a panoramic river view. $$ L D hpf KINGFISH RESTAURANT 3021 Upper River Rd., 8950544, 1610 Kentucky Mills Dr., 240-0700, 601 W. Riverside Dr., Jeffersonville IN, 284-3474. Fried fish in a family dining setting has made this local chain a popular favorite for many years. Two of its properties — upper River Road and Riverside Drive — boast river views. $$ L D hpfe MIKE LINNIG’S 9308 Cane Run Rd., 937-9888. This popular riverside restaurant has been dishing up tasty fried fish and seafood at family prices since 1925. There’s indoor seating and a bar, but the picnic grove with its giant shade trees makes Linnig’s a special place

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