It’s a big food weekend in Lexington with Food Truck Friday at the Herald-Leader, followed by the Crave Lexington Festival at Masterson Station Park. We also have bourbon news and new specials at Brasabana.
Chef Jonathan Searle does not disappoint at his new restaurant, Lockbox in Lexington’s 21c Museum Hotel. Several fish dishes and fine sausage are among the highlights of restaurant critic Jacalyn Carfagno’s visits. But service and decor were a bit of an issue.
Dudley’s on Short will celebrate 35 years in business with a dinner featuring the return of former chefs who got their start there, including Ouita Michel of Holly Hill Inn and Jonathan Searle of Lockbox.
Coming up in August are two events that are focused on outdoor eating: the annual Crave food festival and Picnic with the Pops. You can get tickets at a discount in advance for Crave and order a catered dinner for your party at the Pops.
The Upstart Crow opened about a year ago in a location that saw several consecutive restaurants open and then quickly, unceremoniously close. The Crow, a revival of a restaurant the owners once operated on Broadway looks to be in the neighborhood for the long haul with numerous impressive dishes.
Coming July 15 is the first of four monthly Seed to Feed dinners, the brainchild of chef Justin Thompson of Local Feed, 214 South Water Street in Georgetown. He hopes to highlight the Georgetown culinary scene and raise money for Scott County nonprofits.