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Refined taste, a sacred connection to the land and traditions of craftsmanship have all co-mingled to produce a culinary scene that is surprisingly diverse. Our chefs, vintners, bakers, master distillers, artisan cheese makers and brewers are among the best in the United States. Our food culture grows from an eclectic community with an international flair, passionate about showcasing the bounty of our rich agricultural lands.

Beyond Grits
Beyond Grits
Lexingtonians tend to see things a little differently. We are confident in our traditions; confident enough to add a dash of irreverence. Our cuisine scene reflects our passion for the land and for the hand-crafted, time tested traditions of past generations. But we also embrace innovation and cutting edge trends enliven all things culinary in Lexington..... more
Restaurants
Restaurants
Lexington has an amazing array of non-chain, independent restaurants. From time-honored recipes to the latest culinary trends, our restaurant scene is sure to impress. Southern staples? Of course..but so much more! Here's the inside scoop on more than 100 locally owned restaurants. It's a good idea to call ahead and confirm days and hours of.... more
Brwgrass Trail
Brewgrass Trail
True: we are known as the birthplace of bourbon. But we are home to master brewers as well as master distillers! Craft breweries are now scattered across Kentucky, and more and more thirsty travelers are seeking out small craft brewers and locally-made beers in addition to sampling our classic bourbons. The Brewgrass Trail is dedicated to.... more
Wineries
Wineries
The fertile soil of the Bluegrass Region that gave birth to the Bourbon industry and the Horse industry is now proving its merits to wine makers. Though the wine industry here may be considered to be fairly new, the truth is that Jacques Dufour was growing wine grapes in this region as early as 1798. Plan to visit some of our charming wineries and.... more
Recipes
Recipes
The natural bounty of Lexington's Bluegrass Region is a constant source of inspiration for our talented chefs. These recipes will help satisfy your taste for Kentucky until you can make it to Lexington. Yes, we are fiercely proud of our culinary traditions, but we are willing to share a few secrets and some special ingredients which might include.... more
Gents Gingerale
Major Food Events
Discover another aspect to Lexington's thriving culinary scene. Time your visit to coincide with one of our major annual food events. Make your trip even tastier! Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fest:  With over 50 breweries and 175 beers, the festival showcases the finest craft beer in the industry. Also offered are Kentucky Proud food options.... more