Le Gallo Rosso
When Le Gallo Rosso departed the Highlands location it had occupied for eight years to make room for the new restaurant Roux, Louisvillians were left asking themselves where they could find Italian comfort food and meatballs the size of a softball. Well, a reopening is in the works, with a space secured at the Mellwood Arts Center.
Main Street Café
Main Street Café had a short, but delicious run, bringing a new breakfast and lunch option to the downtown 9-to-5 set in 2012. Sadly, it closed up shop and left the Ice House building this year, taking with it its house-cured bacon, fresh local salads, and the spicy and addictive B.A.T.S. Sandwich, a play on a BLT with serrano pickles and smashed avocado added for good measure.