Ace Eats Out – Lexington Restaurants March 2019

Ace Eats Out – Lexington Restaurants March 2019


What restaurants opened in Lexington? What restaurants closed in Lexington? Here is a sampling of what is happening with restaurants in the Lexington area.



restaurantsLexington’s second Chuy’s is poised to open in Hamburg in the former Applebee’s location on Alysheba, with market forces responding to a declining zeal for riblets with a zest for boom boom sauce.

Graze moved from its former location on South Limestone to the ground floor of the Woodlands where The Julep Cup used to be.

Henderson’s Eclectic Emporium — a popular source of Amish Butter, beer cheese, and other local treasures— closed at the corner of Ashland and Main in late January.

restaurantsFirst Watch, known for breakfast, brunch, and lunch, has opened its fourth area restaurant off of Nicholasville Road, next to Target.

LaRosa’s Pizzeria, coming to Richmond Road in 2019, incorporates a joined building plan with First Watch, which will move from its location on the other side of Richmond Road. Developers pushed back the opening date to expand the building to accommodate more seating. Opening dates had not been set as of press.

Louie’s Wine Dive, near the corner of Euclid and High-Tates Creek, closed recently via the ubiquitous note on the door. The space has been home to successful neighborhood eateries like Roy’s, and Buddy’s, while others (like the Macho Nacho) came and went in the blink of an eye.

The Sweet Spot recently closed after five years in their downtown location.

The Summit: Ted Turner in front of his Ted's Montana Grill signTed’s Montana Grill closed its location in The Summit at Fritz Farm. This is the first restaurant to close in The Summit, which opened its doors in spring 2017. Ted’s Montana Grill in Hamburg will remain open.

Total Wine is expected to open in mid 2019 in the former Gordman’s location in Hamburg.



Friday, March 1
Bourbon and the Bayou, 6 pm The Carrick House.


Sunday, March 3
Mac n’ Cheese cook off, 1 pm Mirror Twin Brewing.


Tuesday, March 5
Mardi Gras crawfish boil, 11 am Blue Stallion Brewing Company.

Mardi Gras Crawfish Boil Extravaganza, 4 pm Buddha Lounge.


Thursday, March 7
Whisky, Women, and Writing — a celebration of International Women’s Day, 6 pm The Summit


Tuesday, March 12
FoodChain presents FEAST, 6 pm Fasig Tipson. FEAST features nationally acclaimed women chefs from around the country and talented women chefs from Kentucky.


Saturday, March 16
St. Paddy’s Day Party, 11:30 am Mirror Twin Brewing


Friday, March 22
Irish Celebration with dinner, 6 pm The Kentucky Castle


March 23-March 30

Gtown Eats Week begins on Saturday, March 23 and goes until Saturday, March 30. Only at participating restaurants, bakeries, and drinking establishments in Georgetown.


Monday, March 25
Lexington Ladies Chef Dinner, 6:30 pm Ranada’s Bistro and Bar. Chefs Kelly Mackey, Tonya Mays, Stephanie Callahan, Mae Suramek and Ranada Riley will serve a five course dinner with wine pairing. All proceeds go to The Nest.

Events may require tickets or registration.



This article also appears on page 10 of the March 2019 print edition of Ace Weekly.

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