Restaurant News & Reviews

One Midway bar/restaurant opens, another changes hands and name

The Grey Goose has been purchased by Wayne Masterman and renamed The Goose and Gander. But Masterman said the theme and menu won’t change much.
The Grey Goose has been purchased by Wayne Masterman and renamed The Goose and Gander. But Masterman said the theme and menu won’t change much. Photo provided

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.

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