The Lexington Legends have new food offerings at the Whitaker Bank Ballpark, including a fried bologna, egg and cheese sandwich on a glazed doughnut, and new burgers. In restaurant news, A Cup of Commonwealth is expanding, Centered is opening a new cafe, Table 310 has new owners, and Food Truck Friday is back!
After a behind-the-scenes remodel, Keeneland's track kitchen has reopened, with a breakfast buffet of favorites for racing fans and workers alike. Plus, we talk Easter plans, including a decadent cake. Lexington is getting another organic grocery, and a new restaurant from Mark Wombles opens in Midway.
Ale-8-One, the ginger and citrusy soft drink made in Winchester since 1926, is going to be sold nationwide at 630 Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores, the company announced this week. Cracker Barrel stores are “perfect venues to feature our 90-year-old, family-crafted soft drink. What made this partnership special from the start is our shared passion for bringing friends and family together,” said Ellen McGeeney, president and chief operating officer of Ale-8-One. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to gain entry into Cracker Barrel Country Stores nationwide, and to begin developing a relationship that introduces Cracker Barrel patrons to the Best of the Bluegrass in our classic green glass bottles.”
Lexington could soon get its first cat cafe: Whiskers’ Cat Cafe. In case haven’t heard about these, a cat cafe is a place where you can commune with felines while sipping coffee. They started in Japan, where they are huge, and are now colonizing America and the rest of the world. Often the cats are shelter animals available for adoption.
BurgerFi, a new gourmet burger place, opened Monday near Fayette Mall with burgers, dogs, shakes and more. Plus news about Lexington's first cat cafe, 85-ounce nachos at UK baseball games, and Taziki's coming to town.
Good Foods Co-op, 455 Southland Drive, will have an Irish buffet from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday,St. Patrick’s Day. Enjoy corned beef and cabbage, Irish herb and cheese-crusted cod, boxty, cabbage “steaks” atop white bean ragout (vegan), Irish champ, zucchini and Irish blue cheese, Irish parsnips and carrots (vegan), baked mushrooms (vegan), chocolate stout cake with Irish whiskey ganache, steamed broccoli, Good Foods kale, Irish stout and beef stew and creamy potato leek soup.
We had tea and scones at Failte, the Irish Import Shop, which also had imported Easter treats. More St. Patrick's Day specials are available at Winchell's, Ramsey's, Holly Hill Inn, Alfalfa, Good Foods and more. And National Pie Day is Monday, and Missy's is taking orders.
A new stage for live music performance in Lexington is about to open. With a new business partner and relocation to a larger space on Southland Drive, Willie’s Locally Known is now just days from throwing open the doors. Talking with Tom Martin about what’s coming is the “Willie” in Willie’s Locally Known: creator, owner, operator, Wilson Sebastian.
Uncle Maddio's Pizza opened on Euclid last week, with build-your-own options that we sampled. Plus, Maria's Kitchen and Caldo are moving, and a Berea teenager won big on Cake Wars. Graeter's new mystery flavor is out and we've got the "scoop."