If it’s a little more crowded at your favorite local haunts, blame The New York Times.
The paper’s Travel section touted Lexington in an article published online Wednesday and set for its Sunday print edition: “In Lexington, Selfies with American Pharoah, Then ‘Bourbon and Branch.’
This isn’t the first time Bluegrass has made the Travel section, but the latest piece, by Elaine Glusac, includes a lot of the places that Lexingtonians hold dear. And think of as their own. And maybe don’t want to have to share.
Those are places such as Keeneland, which the Times refers to as “the intimate alternative” to Churchill Downs, highlighting “the hospitable practice of welcoming fans behind the scenes, from morning training sessions to the backside barns.”
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And “locovore restaurants and whiskey distillery revivals” also made the piece.
Now, the Times noted, you have places like Middle Fork Kitchen Bar slinging “housemade sausages, daily-special cuts of lamb and mash-ups like low country okonomiyaki (Japanese savory pancakes)” in the hip Lexington Distillery District.
Nothing draws foodies like culinary mashups; after this piece, the place will be swarming.
Better get to Keeneland, Castle & Key and Middle Fork before they show up.