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.
Over the past few years, Lexington dining has undergone a seismic shift to Jefferson Street, a previously blighted area that is now home to a variety of restaurants. You can get barbecue at both ends of the street, hand-crafted pizzas, tapas and small plates, seafood and upscale deli offerings. And you can get steak at Blue Heron Steakhouse, anchored squarely in the middle of Jefferson Street.
The LexGo Eat team talked with owners Ren and Gwyn Everly of the new J. Renders southern BBQ restaurant on Beaumont Centre Circle and got to sample some of their restaurant and food truck menu favorites.
Few serious eaters need a nudge to head to Midway for good food. But if you do, it’s worth the drive to try Mezzo. This restaurant and tavern is the latest addition to that small town’s lively culinary scene and to the growing family of restaurants operated by chef-proprietor Mark Wombles.