With an influx of new restaurants in the past year, including Honeywood (top left), Carson’s (top right), DV8 Kitchen (bottom middle), and The Barn Food Hall at The Summit at Fritz Farm (bottom right), several locally owned Lexington restaurants, including Enoteca (top middle) and Wines on Vine (bottom left), have closed due to competitive pressure. File photos
With an influx of new restaurants in the past year, including Honeywood (top left), Carson’s (top right), DV8 Kitchen (bottom middle), and The Barn Food Hall at The Summit at Fritz Farm (bottom right), several locally owned Lexington restaurants, including Enoteca (top middle) and Wines on Vine (bottom left), have closed due to competitive pressure. File photos
With an influx of new restaurants in the past year, including Honeywood (top left), Carson’s (top right), DV8 Kitchen (bottom middle), and The Barn Food Hall at The Summit at Fritz Farm (bottom right), several locally owned Lexington restaurants, including Enoteca (top middle) and Wines on Vine (bottom left), have closed due to competitive pressure. File photos

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November 14, 2017 04:52 PM

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Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.