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this popular steak house. Salads, vegetables and breads with hearty side dishes round out your meal options. This is family-style dining, with no tray sliding — service at your table. $$ L D hp

CORNER 102 W. Main St., 583-1888. Corner is the bar and restaurant attached to the chic, contemporary Aloft Hotel downtown. The emphasis here is on the bar, with a wine and cocktail menu longer and more creative than the food side. Still, there are solid bar munchies, from dips and deviled eggs to sandwiches, salads and tacos. $$ B D pf CRESCENT HILL CRAFT HOUSE 2636 Frankfort Ave., 895-9400. This beer pub serves only locally produced beers, and the menu is focused on local food sources. You’ll find everything from charcuterie and cheese curds to salads, fun sandwiches and dinner plates of striped bass or chicken. There is live music and outdoor dining in season. $$ Br L D hpf DOWN ONE BOURBON BAR & RESTAURANT 321 W. Main St., 566-3258. Situated down one flight below street level, this cool, shaded watering hold stocks 150plus Bourbons, local craft beer and serves wines by the glass. A small but clever bar menu offers burgers, sandwiches and more. $$ L D pfe EXCHANGE PUB + KITCHEN 118 W. Main St., New Albany IN, 948-6501. Owner Ian Hall has made his gastropub in a sumptuously renovated historic building such a fun place to sit and sample the eclectic bistrostyle menu that he has had to expand his dining room and patio. Wash things down with something from its substantial beer, wine and cocktails list that even includes house-made ginger ale. $$ L D hpfe FOUR PEGS BEER LOUNGE 1053 Goss Ave., 634-1447. Twelve craft beers on tap and a 30 bottle beer list bring in the fans, who also appreciate the award-winning veggie burger and other well-priced pub grub such as a

chicken and waffle sandwich and an estimable burger with fried green tomatoes and beer sauce. $ D h f GALAXIE 732 E. Market St., 690-6565. The guys behind RYE just down the street now have the Green Building space for a bar dedicated to moderately priced drinks ($7 cocktails are what they are shooting for) and a bar menu of “international-inspired street food,” which was described as “easy to take with you,” so you can nosh as you imbibe. $$ L D hpf GOSS AVENUE PUB 1030 Goss Ave., 749-3929. It’s the Germantown Craft House scaled down to a fast-casual concept during the week, with table service on weekends. There are still 30+ craft beers on tap, but the menu is whittled down to burgers, sandwiches, smoked-grilled wings, hearty salads and a delicious vegetarian oddity, the Not Dog, a long-braised whole carrot, served on a bun with relish. Arcade games up front, and lots of TVs. $ L D hpf GRALEHAUS 1001 Baxter Ave., 454-7075. In the house behind the Holy Grale’s beer garden is Gralehouse, a café and deli. Its breakfast and lunch menu includes biscuit and duck gravy, an open-face short rib sandwich, crepes, and a coffee bar, with house-made sodas, shrubs and kombucha. Also beers on tap and in the cooler. $$ B Br L f H. M. FRANK'S AN O'SHEA'S PUBLIC HOUSE 355 Spring St., Jeffersonville IN, 913-1174. Upon gutting the interior and re-building the facade of this 1880’s-era building, the original identity of H.M. Frank’s Dry Goods store was uncovered, a discovery that has given this O’Shea’s outpost its name. The bar is made from repurposed barn wood, there’s an event space upstairs, and upscale bar food is created by Chef Michael Bradley. $$ L D hpf THE MANHATTAN PROJECT 2101 Frankfort Ave., 7498925. An upscale gastropub moves into the off-thestreet space behind Nancy’s Bagel Box. The menu includes short rib nachos and sliders, crab cakes and

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crab roll and marinated steak sandwich. Mac ’n’ cheese has its own menu section, listing over a dozen possible adds ons—from bacon to crab to pork cheek to grilled chicken. Garage door walls open on the patio in good weather. $$ Br L D hpfe WORLD OF BEER 9850 Von Allmen Ct., 690-4280. This Florida-based chain serves a wide variety of craft beers and sports a tavern menu that is a few notches above the usual bar food: wings and sandwiches, sure, but also chimichurri meatballs, ahi tuna poke and chipotle BBQ chicken flatbread. Its giant pretzel and beer cheese is a great shared nibbler. $$ L D hpfe

BACKYARD BURGER 1800 Priority Way, 240-9945. The open flame at this counter-service diner provides the next best thing to a family cookout. Sandwiches, fresh salads, fruit cobblers and old-fashioned hand-dipped milkshakes enhance the nostalgic theme. $ L D BIG FOUR BURGERS + BEER 134 Spring St., Jeffersonville IN, 913-4967, 114 E. Main St., New Albany IN, 944-9777. The name reflects its original location in the shadows of the Big Four pedestrian bridge, but a second store is in New Albany, too. Diners can choose from a selection of gourmet burgers and 21 beer taps. $$ L D hpfe BLUE BULL BURGERS & TACOS 2420 Lime Kiln Ln., 749-1509. In the lively strip mall at the Brownsboro Rd. intersection, this fast-casual place serves well-regarded fish tacos, burgers and Havana pork sandwich, among other items. $$ L D f BLUEGRASS BURGERS 3334 Frankfort Ave., 614-6567. Four women restaurateurs have partnered to offer a gourmet burger concept. Choose your burger — grassfed Kentucky beef or bison, tuna or veggie (or grilled chicken, cheese steak or franks) — and then head for the topping bar. $ L D f

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