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Chef-AllisonWild Thyme does a lot more than offer great classes…

They’re serving lunch! Monday through Friday from 11am-2pm offering chef specials including soups, salads and paninis! Watch Allison Davis cook it up on WLEX!



Logo_CircleBlue Heron steakhouse now serving dinner!

Another water fowl has made a successful landing on Jefferson Street. Cheri and Keith Clark open the kitchen at the Blue Heron this weekend. Dinner is served Tuesday through Saturday starting at 6.  Keith Clark describes Blue Heron as the “adult swim”  in comparison to the crowd across the street at Grey Goose.   He’s serving local favorites that harkens back to the Saratoga and The Little Inn (for those of us old enough to recall those spots) prime rib, fried chicken, wedges with blue cheese and bacon. Check them out at

1377466_674739435883734_1077429547_nBrasabana Cuban Cuisine

Now open on Lane Allen Road! New cuban cuisine with Caribbean flair! Seasoned local Chef Jeremy Ashby and Chef Miguel Rivas (born and raised on a family farm in the Dominican Republic) serve up an intriguing menu including Vigoron Salad – thinly sliced green cabbage, chopped tomatoes, sliced red onions tossed in a garlic lime vinaigrette over yuca and topped with pork crackling – and  Argentinian Beef Churrasco Steak – Char grilled over congris (black beans and rice) with queso fresco salsa and chimichurri. Check out the full menu online at

FMTable Three Ten Owners Open First Part of Sprawling French-Style Food and Wine Complex

Krim Boughalem and Andrea Sims were planning National Provisions even before they opened Wine + Market back in early 2008. When they sold the Jefferson Street shop a little more than two years ago, it was to concentrate on their popular wine bar and restaurant, Table Three Ten, and to get Provisions off the ground. Read more.

athenianTOP-225x300Food Truck that Used Kickstarter to Launch Restaurant Opens its Doors

After months of renovation work and preparation, the popular Athenian Grill food truck has found a permanent home in a brick-and-mortar restaurant on South Ashland Avenue. Read more.




creperie-199x300La Petite Creperie Brings Affordable French Cuisine to the Bluegrass

The Lexington restaurant scene has a new player that will enrich the area on both a cultural and culinary dimension. Read more.




Limestone-Blue-Inside-300x225Worth the Wait

Elizabeth Rush and Gerren Reach were expecting to be serving downtown diners more than a year ago at Limestone Blue after they took over the North Limestone restaurant space formerly occupied by Giacomo’s. But a desire to make the space fit their wishes put plans on hold until three weeks ago. Read more.


countyclub7County Club: It’s Smokin!

Only a few weeks after the opening of County Club, co-owner and chef Johnny Shipley appeared to be right at home. Wearing a trucker hat and a plaid shirt with the sleeves rolled up, he chatted with lunchtime bar customers as he deftly mixed a salad of fresh greens, red quinoa, radishes, asparagus and homemade dressing in the open kitchen. Read more.




MAWSO.AuSt.79Enoteca turns food and wine into perfect pairings

My favorite translation of the Italian word enoteca is “wine library.” It conjures an accessible, occasionally erudite collection dedicated to education and enjoyment. By offering wines by the glass that complement the menu, Jefferson Street’s new wine and tapas bar, Enoteca, fills a gap in Lexington’s culinary experience. Continue reading.

PalmersPalmers Fresh Grill

Situated in the Lexington Green venue that formerly housed Regatta Seafood Grill, Palmers Fresh Grill imparts a new twist to a shopping area that is primarily known for more casual chain and franchise restaurants. Locally owned and featuring an innovative fine-dining menu ripe with Caribbean and Mediterranean influences, Palmers seems to take pride in fresh ingredients, fine wines and variety. Read more.