Ace Eats Out – June 2017: Lexington food and restaurant news and...

Ace Eats Out – June 2017: Lexington food and restaurant news and events



Bad Wolf Burgers will open up a new restaurant off of South Broadway near UK in early June. The breakfast, brunch, and burger spot already operates a Leestown Road location.

Blaze Pizza has added new locations in Hamburg and The Summit at Fritz Farm.

Honeywood by Ouita Michel has opened at The Summit at Fritz Farm.

MOD Pizza is scheduled to open a new location at Tates Creek Centre in June.

Lexington is getting another neighborhood Farmers Market. Opening day of Market Days at Pivot Brewing begin Sunday, June 4 at 11 am. This kick-off event will be a family-friendly celebration with food, friends, and live music. This is a grand opening event. Market Days will continue every Sunday through October, but for future Sundays it will be a usual neighborhood Farmers Market.

The Simple Greek has opened in Tates Creek Centre.

Brazilian steakhouse Texas de Brazil will be opening in June at The Summit at Fritz Farm.

Shake Shack has opened its first restaurant in Kentucky at The Summit at Fritz Farm.

Vinaigrette has opened its new location in Hamburg.

Whole Foods is moving from their Lexington Green location to The Summit at Fritz Farm in June.



Yappy Hour at Pivot Brewing on Thursday, June 1 at 4 pm. Bring your four-legged friends to enjoy complimentary treats from Bluegrass Barkery. A part of proceeds from each flight will go directly to the Lexington Humane Society.

Friday June 2 is National Donut Day. Please celebrate responsibly.

Girlsgirlsgirls Burritos will celebrate their one-year anniversary at Best Friend Bar on Saturday, June 3. There will be a Saturday brunch running from 1 – 5 pm with a unique menu and live music from Dr. Paul, Chino Vadgi, Rose Hotel, Johnny Conqueroo, and more.

The Burl hosts LexBrunch with Grayson Jenkins starting at 10 am on Sunday, June 4. The series features a different band or musician at each installment, along with local food trucks and a cash bar.

Fresh Stop is a hyperlocal neighborhood vegetable pop-up market that seeks to bring fresh, local, mostly organic vegetables to fresh-food insecure neighborhoods within Lexington. They rely on volunteers and leaders to make the market run, democratic participation, a vision concentrated directly on food justice. June 7 is the Castlewood Opening Day.

The Bluegrass BBQ Fest will be at the Courthouse Plaza in downtown Lexington on Friday, June 9 from 5 to 11 pm and on Saturday, June 10 from 11 am to 11 pm. There will be local and regional BBQ, beer, bourbon, and music.

The annual Beer Cheese Festival kicks off in downtown Winchester with Cheesy Movie Night on Main Street on June 9 at twilight. The festival begins at 10 am on Saturday, June 10, and includes music, food, crafts, shopping, children’s activities, and of course, lots and lots of beer cheese.

The Lyric Theatre hosts Feed the Soul with musician Irene Perez. The Feed the Soul series features buffet style food from Lexington’s Dupree Catering. On Wednesday, June 14, the lunch starts at 11:30 am, with the music starting at noon.

Come celebrate National Bourbon Day with Joseph-Beth Booksellers at Distilled Living with Tim Knittel: Cocktail Class on Wednesday, June 14 at 6 pm. This event will include a guided tasting showcasing three bourbons exploring the theme of History of Bourbons Through Prohibition followed by cocktails using each of the bourbons.

June 14:  Happy National Bourbon Day!

On Thursday, June 15, Lockbox at 21c hosts Fork + Bottle with Wild Turkey’s Jimmy Russell.

LexEffect and Bluegrass Greensource host Tacos and Tequila night at the Loudoun House on Friday, June 16, starting at 7 pm. Tequila will flow, live music and dancing will commence, and at the center of it all? The taco.

The Beer, Bourbon & Bacon Garden Party is Sunday, June 18 from 1 until 4 p.m. at Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate. Nothing goes together better than beer, bourbon and bacon. Come get all three, including a few special brews during this southern-style affair. Tickets include beer and bourbon cocktails and an assortment of Bacon-infused foods, live music and more.

The Fayette County Extension Service will host “Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Part II, Maintaining” on Tuesday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m. This class will cover some of the most basic questions for any first time gardener when it comes to maintaining the new plot. Topics will include things like watering, pest/weed management, and fertilizing. Register, 859.257.5582.

A “Food Preservation Boot Camp” begins Wednesday, June 21, at the Fayette County Extension Service from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This three-day workshop (June 21, 22 and 23) covers most aspects of food preservation including canning, freezing and drying-including pickling, jams and jellies. There will be lecture and hands-on activities. Lunch will be provided. Register by calling the Fayette County Extension Office at 859.257.5582

The second annual Passport to Flavor is Friday June 23 at 6 pm at the Distillery Square Event Center. The Event includes  international food booths, world music and dance, and will pair with home cooks from the DRC, Bosnia, Syria/Kurdistan, Bhutan and Cuba with local Lexington chefs and have musical entertainment from Cameroon, Congo and Bhutan. Benefits Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Lexington.



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