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Help! Need Rec's for Derby Weekend in Lexington

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savoureux Apr 24, 2008 06:31 PM

I am coming with family and friends from Chicago and Las Vegas for Derby Weekend. We are staying at the Embassy Suites Lexington on Newtown Pike. Every year we come and end up eating at the hotel restaurant which is great for breakfast but for dinner it is seems expensive for the so so food you get.

For Friday night I am looking for a pizza place that will deliver to the hotel- we like to take part in happy hour when we get to the hotel (after the long drive) and don't want to travel for food. I have read about Donato's. Any thoughts or suggestions

I also am looking for a Sunday lunch and dinner. For lunch I would love something local that is not too expensive or formal. We will probably be out driving around the farms or at a distillery and will not be dressed or willing to spend money on something more expensive. For dinner we are willing to go out, pick food up or order delivery. We typically bring food into the hotel due to it being easier than gathering the group to go out. I read about and was interested in Panda Garden but it seems they have moved. Can anyone give me info about how far away they are from the Embassy Suites and about their menu? I also am interested in any recommendations for this dinner that are near by.

Can't wait to be in sunny (hopefully) Kentucky next weekend. Thanks for your help.

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    BetsyinKY Apr 24, 2008 07:02 PM

    You might try Ramsey's for your Sunday lunch. They have become a local "chain" with about three or four locations scattered around Lexington now. They have good homestyle (meat and three) cooking at very reasonable prices and they are very casual. I love their meatloaf!

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