Ace Eats Out – What Lexington Eats, August 2021

Ace Eats Out – What Lexington Eats, August 2021

Ace Eats Out

What Lexington Eats, August 2021

Epic tacos and southern Italian make a home in downtown Lexington while Ramsey’s announces its plans to have a restaurant in every suburb. Dubbed as “a Lexington institution,” we surely could use a Ramsey’s in every neighborhood.

A delighted crowd turned out for Ace’s 2021 Lexington Restaurant Week preview celebration, co-hosted by Chef Ouita Michel in the Atrium of the old Courthouse at Cheapside Square. Guests dined on tasty creations by Lee Initiative chefs and Chef Ouita, along with Maker’s Mark signature cocktails.


Agave & Rye opened a second Lexington location in the former Saul Good space downtown.

DV8 Kitchen’s new East End location opens soon.

Frank & Dino’s Lexington opens inside the Security Trust Building on the corner of W. Short and N. Mill streets.

Rise Up! Pizza Brick and Mortar is now open at Greyline Station.

The Saucy Crab has opened on Richmond Road in the former Texas Roadhouse location.



Greentree Tearoom, a hidden treasure for high tea and tasty treats tucked away on W. Short Street, will remain closed.

Sunrise Bakery Cafe closed its cafe on West Main, but wholesale bakery sales continue.



Construction has begun on Lexington’s newest Chick-fil-A at the intersection of New Circle and Russell Cave roads, with an expected completion this fall.

Can Lexington ever have too many Ramsey’s? Five and counting, the fifth Ramsey’s is planned to open off Leestown Road at The Villages at Great Acres in spring/summer 2022.

Kenwick Table, a new coffee and wine bar in the heart of the Kenwick neighborhood will open on Owsley Avenue.


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Read it and Eat It 

If there’s anything that’s almost as fantastic as eating great food, it’s reading great books about food, and this summer’s crop does not disappoint. Check out our Recommended 2021 Summer Food Reads.



This also appears on page 17 of the August 2021 print edition of ace magazine.

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