Ace Eats Out — Lexington Restaurants May 2019

Ace Eats Out — Lexington Restaurants May 2019


Agave & Rye (out of Covington) is opening a new location in Fayette Mall in the former Newk’s location. It will be open for lunch and dinner and expect later hours on the weekends. Set to open in June of this year.

The ownership of Al’s Bar changed hands in April. New owners Seth Brewer (Enoteca) and Tim Small, are both Northsiders who have experience in bars and restaurants.

Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse is now open on Vine.

The first Which Wich sandwich shop opened on Abigail Way off Leestown Road.

The Human Bean, a national coffee chain, is building a location on Harrodsburg Road.

The legendary Hunan on Southland Dr. has been demolished. LaRosa’s Pizzeria is expected to open in that location later this year.

Romany Road residents languishing in a food desert since the closing of their neighborhood Kroger will be getting a neighborhood farmers’ market, expected to be open on Wednesday mornings, beginning May 15, at Apostles Anglican Church (located at 200 Colony Boulevard across from Cathedral of Christ the King).

Amazon Prime users can now have groceries from Whole Foods delivered to their door. Amazon is delivering groceries to Lexington and surrounding areas (Midway, Fayette/Scott County line, Fayette/Clark County line, and the Kentucky river).

The new location for First Watch on Richmond Road opened its doors on April 22. LaRosa’s Pizzeria, which shares the same building, will open on May 13.

The popular Tex-Mex restaurant, Chuy’s, has finally opened its doors in Hamburg on Alysheba Way.

Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe on Southland Drive celebrated 3 years.


May 8

Join the Farmers Market outside Honeywood in The Summit every Wednesday through August for fresh produce, entertainment, and more, 4 pm until 7 pm.

May 9

Join West Main Crafting Company on Thursday, May 9 to celebrate their 2nd birthday and the launch of their new cocktail menu. “Volume #5: Thailand” will start a two-menu series exploring Thai cooking traditions and flavors through their cocktails.

May 14

Winchell’s hosts a Local Kentucky BBQ Dinner with West 6th Brewery on Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30 pm. It is 5 courses of Local Kentucky food paired with beers from West 6th.

May 16

West Sixth Brewing teams up with Smithtown and guest chef Sherry Hall for a Vegan Beer Dinner on Thursday, May 16 at 6:45 pm.

MAY 17

Taste of the Bluegrass benefiting God’s Pantry, 7 pm, Keeneland

May 18

Big Green Egg – EGGhead Appreciation Event with Lyles BBQ, noon, Housewarmings

Cellar Bar & Grille hosts a kick off summer patio concert with music, food, drinks specials, shopping area, and games on Saturday, May 18 at noon.

The 2019 Strawberry Festival is on Saturday, May 18 at noon at the Woodhill Community Center. There are local vendors selling handmade items and all the local, organic strawberries anyone could ever want.

May 19

6th Annual Beer Cheese Competition, 1 pm, Country Boy Brewing (Georgetown)

May 23

Join the downtown Lexington Public Library for the ultimate potluck. Participants will pick a recipe from Ina Garten/Barefoot Contessa’s Cook Like A Pro to cook and share at book club meeting. Potluck is on Thursday, May 23 at 6 pm.

May 31

In a two hour hands-on class, learn to perfect sushi rice, sauce, and serve raw fish at home with this class at Pivot Brewing on Friday, May 31 at 6:30 pm.

This article also appears on page 12 of the May 2019 print edition of Ace Weekly.

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