12 / BEYOND GRITS The Bridge Eatery & Bar $$ L D V You can’t go wrong with rustic décor and mouthwatering Mediterranean and Italian entrées.Enjoy a wide selection of pizzas,pastas,calzones and cannoli alongside several middle eastern inspired appetizers—an unusual,yet delectable pairing. 342 Romany Road – (859) 554-5656 – thebridgeeatery.com Carson’s $$ L D V G Generous portions,Prohibition-style cocktails and a rustic,elegant space are what you’ll find at Carson’s,offering a chef-driven menu and an atmosphere that honors elements of the Bluegrass.Treat yourself to a variety of sandwiches,salads and entrées—and during warmer months,snag a seat on their street-facing patio for an after-work cocktail or bite to eat.Bonus: their Saturday and Sunday Bubbles & Brunch often features live jazz music. 362 East Main Street – (859) 309-3039 – carsonsfoodanddrink.com Chocolate Holler $ Fancy yourself a chocoholic? Owned by the wonderful people of Cup of CommonWealth,this coffee and chocolate bar has everything a chocolate lover could desire.We’re talking drinking chocolates,chocolate espresso drinks,chocolate treats,chocolate baked goods,chocolate bars - you name it, they’ve probably put chocolate in or on it. 400 OldVine Street #104 – (859) 523-3619 acupofcommonwealth.com/chocolate-holler 5 6 7 NEW!