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chris2269 Mar 27, 2011 06:11 PM

I will be in Lexington next month with work for five weeks.
Already planning to visit
Possibly Proof or Limestone
and for sure Columbia Steak House..Lamb Fries = sold

Anything I'm missing...good BBQ? Southern?

input very appreciated.

Thanks :)

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    Roadpony RE: chris2269 Mar 28, 2011 08:41 AM

    Def Heirloom! It is awesome, along with Bistro La Belle in Midway also. Wallace Station in Midway for amazing sandwiches.

    In Lexington, I love Azur, Metropol, Merrick Inn, & Jonathan's for nice dinners. Ramsey's for a meat & 3. I like Billy's BBQ.

    I think you can skip Columbia's, I don't think it is very good at all.

    Wallace Station
    3854 Old Frankfort Pike, Versailles, KY 40383

    Merrick Inn
    3380 Tates Creek Rd, Lexington, KY 40502

    307 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507

    Bistro La Belle
    121 E Main St, Midway, KY 40347

    3070 Lakecrest Cir Ste 550, Lexington, KY 40513

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      taterwoodford RE: Roadpony Mar 29, 2011 10:54 AM

      If you go to Heirloom make sure to have the Mary Burger. I'd also suggest the Grey Goose, which is also in Lexington and recently opened in Midway - they have really good fresh made brick oven pizzas. I would also suggest Melissa's Cottage Cafe in Versailles and recently opened in Frankfort. She is truly southern cooking at its best in the Bluegrass. Save room for the homemade, from scratch peanut butter pie.

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        chris2269 RE: taterwoodford Mar 31, 2011 04:03 AM

        Thanks evryone. all those look good and varied, so I should be able to hit all of them.

        I'll have to find another source for Lamb Fries if you feel Columbia isn't worth it.
        Never see them anywhere here on the west coast.

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          LaLa RE: chris2269 Mar 31, 2011 05:53 AM

          If I wanted lamb fries I would go to Halls on the river...then you could have beer cheese too!


          and windy hill market serves them sometimes....


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      chileheadmike RE: chris2269 Mar 29, 2011 05:56 AM

      Four of us went to Bella Notte last Friday. Food and service were both first rate.

      I had penne with spinach, walnuts and gorgonola cream sauce. The pasta was al dente, there was not too much sauce, and the spinach and walnuts went perfectly with cheese. I recommend them.

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        Roadpony RE: chileheadmike Mar 29, 2011 06:58 AM

        Yes, Bella Notte is great and so is Giuseppe's for Italian!

      2. Davwud RE: chris2269 Apr 5, 2011 04:45 AM


        If you have access to a vehicle and want to spend a half a day drive out to Wallace Station. It's been on DD&D and just the drive out there is worth it. Gorgeous horse country and the food is fantastic.


        Wallace Station
        3854 Old Frankfort Pike, Versailles, KY 40383

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          chris2269 RE: Davwud Apr 7, 2011 06:46 PM

          Yeah I plan to rent a car on my days off. Wallace station looks great and I was told by a friend to hit up Makers Mark and do the tour. As well as drive out to the mountains.

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            chileheadmike RE: chris2269 Apr 8, 2011 06:23 AM

            I moved from Kansas City to Lexington about a year ago. The drive out to Wallace Station is just beautiful. I haven't eaten there yet, but I drive my Mom through there everytime she comes out.

            The drive to Paris is very nice to. Caffe Marco has some really good house roasted coffee. Marco is a super nice guy as well its a lot of fun to stop in and talk, and the coffee is great.

            Red River Gorge is another nice drive, hiking around the natural bridge is a great way to spend the day.

            I toured Maker's Mark with my Dad about 40 years ago, all I remember is the smell. Pungent. Woodford Reserve is close too and looks like a great way to spend an afternoon.

            Wallace Station
            3854 Old Frankfort Pike, Versailles, KY 40383

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              chris2269 RE: chileheadmike Apr 9, 2011 11:43 PM

              Thank You. Red River Gorge sounds great.

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