A third-generation family pharmacy established in 1952, Butt Drugs keeps regulars coming back with an old-fashioned soda fountain and friendly service. Treat-seekers and rogue dentists can pick up a variety of gourmet confections, such as homemade marshmallows covered in caramel—known as modjeskas ($8/lb)—or tuxedo espresso beans covered in white and dark chocolate ($8.95/lb). The shop's own line of novelty apparel lets fans show support for a local institution and amass raised eyebrow glances by donning an "I Love Butt Drugs" T-shirt ($9.95) or hooded sweatshirt ($18.95). With a reliable pharmacy and cheap cups of fresh hot coffee ($0.35) at the barstool-lined soda fountain, many locals make Butt Drugs a regular daily stop.
Situated across from Indiana's former state capitol building, within walking distance of many unique shops, antique malls, and historic sites, Magdalena's is the perfect spot to relax and unwind while sampling savory café fare and sipping delicious java drinks. Comprised of both a full-service eatery and coffeehouse, Magdalena's boasts an extensive lunch, dinner, and drink menu. Warm up taste engines with grilled portabella mushrooms, marinated in pesto, olive oil, and garlic and topped with caramelized onions, sun-dried tomatoes, and melted swiss ($8.99). Once primed, try one of Magdalena's signature sandwiches and burgers, such as the cranberry walnut chicken salad croissant ($8.99) or the Minnesota melt, a grilled burger buried in a sautéed avalanche of onion, monterey-jack cheese, and sliced jalapenos ($7.99). Dig incisor shovels into the prime-rib pasta with asparagus ($16.99), or get stuck in the greenatational pull of an herbivore-friendly dish, such as the creamy vegetable lasagna ($12.99). Arid maws can find aqueous reprive at Magdalena's Café on the Square, a coffeehouse serving up freshly brewed coffee, espresso, and specialty drinks made from 100% locally roasted Arabica coffee beans. Grab a hot, iced, or frozen brew and settle in at one of the café's cozy leather sofas, or pod-people watch on the outdoor patio, which overlooks the town square.
Gavi’s Restaurant acts as a diner diplomat, providing home-style cosmopolitan cuisine for lunch and breakfast. Sandwiches such as the chicken cordon bleu ($5.25) and the Reuben with chips ($5.50) vie for selective spots in diners’ food tanks, and the cheeseburger ($2.25) and double cheeseburger ($2.80) rely on their distinguishing grill marks to woo the hungry. Rotating daily specials such as two cabbage rolls ($5.75) and ravioli with garlic bread ($6.25, no vegetable) expertly blend Russian and Italian culture into a delicious lunchshake. For breakfast, the egg sandwich ($1.75, with meat $2.85, with meat and cheese $3.25) offers a heartily wholesome start, and three hotcakes with syrup ($3.50) silence the morning moans of a yearning sweet tooth.
Pregame with spinach artichoke dip (4.99) or a hearty helping of fried pickle chips, hand-breaded dills fried to a crisp and served with peppercorn ranch dressing or a Cajun horseradish dip ($3.99). Most of the thin-crust pizzas, salads, chicken, steaks, pastas, burgers, and sandwiches on Aspen's menu cost less than $10. Flavorful meaty dishes include a chili-rubbed pork tenderloin trio (three pork medallions wrapped in bacon and grilled and bathed in honey lime dressing, $9.99) and Hawaiian-style grilled chicken topped with a fresh grilled pineapple ($7.99). Aspen Creek's pan-seared salmon ($10.99) is hand cut, superbly seasoned, honey-glazed, and totally unable to travel upstream in search of superior gold prospecting.
Voted one of Louisville’s Best Consignment stores in 2010 by Leo Weekly, Sassy Fox outfits women in like-new boutique and designer duds that range from casual to formal and reflect current styles. Seekers of chic can snag a pewter Big Buddha purse ($46) to hold their well-trained toy velociraptor before brightening up a weary winter wardrobe with a fuchsia print Lilly Pulitzer dress ($48) or a turquoise-and-white BCBG dress ($46). Designer jeans abound, so savvy consumers can walk out with a pair of black BrazilRoxx jeans ($52). Or, forgo ubiquitous denim and don stylish tan Nanette LePore pants instead ($48).
Unfurl the Wolfgang Puck Express menu and gaze upon sophisticated starters, such as butternut-squash soup infused with roasted red bell peppers and fresh chives ($4.25+) or chicken Caesar salad ($9.50) for quickly sating stomach grumbles that threaten to forever obliterate your social life. For main-plate selections, spin to the spicy rhythm of fire-roasted focaccia melts ($9.95 each) or hand-crafted margherita pizzas dressed in mozzarella, parmesan, plum tomatoes, fresh basil, and a hybrid garlic sauce dripping with tomato-basil goodness ($7.95, serves one to two people), ideal for offering up to the irritated, hungry netherworld denizens that shadow your every step. Young palates can indulge in elegant linguini and tomato sauce or the classic bliss of macaroni and cheese, both of which are served aside an unpretentious glass of ice-cold milk or a fizzy fountain drink ($4.95).