The dynamic Midway dining scene is seeing some changes: The Grey Goose, a fixture on Main Street for several years, has been sold. Meanwhile, a new place, Blind Harry’s and The Brown Barrel, has opened.
Lexington restaurant owner Wayne Masterman bought The Grey Goose on Nov. 1 and has changed the name to The Goose and Gander. Masterman said he is keeping the theme and most of the menu: “It’s a pub, pizza burgers, draft beer, comfortable, moderately priced, casual place.”
He is testing several entrees to add this month, including grilled salmon, bison meatloaf and lasagna, he said.
“We also added a hot Brown, because we serve a hot Brown pizza,” he said.
On Gratz Street, JP Gibson has opened Blind Harry’s and The Brown Barrel, a restaurant and bar which are linked by French doors and share an eclectic menu.
“It’s everything from hand-cut steak and fresh seafood, a build-your-own burger bar, five salads, 10 appetizers from ahi tuna to pretzels with beer cheese,” Gibson said. “It’s more of an everyday restaurant, family-oriented. We have a slushie machines for kids and patio dining.”
The bar’s name come from the site, which was a bourbon distillery barrel warehouse. Blind Harry is named for Harry Clay Anderson, a builder who completed two houses in town despite being blind.
Blind Harry’s and The Brown Barrel are open seven days, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.