It seems Google is now showing, at least I think it is new, search filters in the local pack you see when searching for local queries that might have more than one match. For example, if you search for [la bella], it may ask if you are looking for something local, the pizzeria, the supermarket or something else. I get filters for within 5 miles, open now, top rates and more.
Here is a picture:
When you click on the filters, it filters the results down to that option and shows you the results in the Google Maps results screen.
@NortheasternExt who spotted this for me sees other search filters based on his location:
Forum discussion at Twitter.