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Apr18

Bleu Plate Walking Food Tours

Meet for a guided culinary adventure with stops at local restaurants and savor the... more
Apr23

Gardens, Design, Lifestyle and Live

Hosted by Jon Carloftis Fine Gardens, you will enjoy Keeneland’s beautiful grounds,... more
Apr23

Thursday Night Live

Featuring Swing Street!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and great music by... more
Apr24

The Kentucky Reining Cup

Now in its fifth year, the Kentucky Reining Cup will be in conjunction with the esteemed... more
Apr30

Thursday Night Live

Featuring Scott Said!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and great music by... more
May1

Derby Eve Lexington

The Inaugural Derby Eve Lexington, Central Kentucky's Largest Derby Party, will be held... more
May2

Derby Day Breakfast

Waveland State Historic Site will be hosting a special Derby Day Breakfast at 10 a.m.... more
May7

Thursday Night Live

Featuring The Swells!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and great music by... more
May10

Bleu Plate Walking Food Tours

Meet for a guided culinary adventure with stops at local restaurants and savor the... more
May14

Thursday Night Live

Featuring Chris Campbell Band!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and great... more
May16

Bleu Plate Walking Food Tours

Meet for a guided culinary adventure with stops at local restaurants and savor the... more
May17

Vintage Baseball Game at Waveland

Come enjoy a wonderful day of history, food and of course, the good old American pastime,... more
May21

Thursday Night Live

Featuring Boogie G & The Titanics!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and... more
May24

Bleu Plate Walking Food Tours

Meet for a guided culinary adventure with stops at local restaurants and savor the... more
May28

Thursday Night Live

Featuring Ralph Curtis and The Nashville Imposters!  Beverages, food from local... more
May30

Bleu Plate Walking Food Tours

Meet for a guided culinary adventure with stops at local restaurants and savor the... more
Jun4

Thursday Night Live

Featuring The Trendells!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and great music... more
Jun6

Open Gates to Bluegrass Living Garden Tour

The Lexington Council Garden Clubs offers a "Peek Behind the Garden Gate" on... more
Jun7

Bleu Plate Walking Food Tours

Meet for a guided culinary adventure with stops at local restaurants and savor the... more
Jun11

Thursday Night Live

Featuring Thumper Rewind!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and great music... more
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April in the Bluegrass

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES April brings to Bluegrass Horse Country two major events that drawattention in equine circles worldwide.

The first event is Keeneland's Spring Racing Meet, going on now through April ...

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Date Night Out

by Mindy, Cuisine Blogger

Where to go for date night...the ultimate Love, Lexington question.

It usually goes a little somthing like this: "We have a night without the kids...where can we go for a speical dinner?" or "It's our ...

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On the Mint Julep

by Robbie, Bourbon Blogger

For purists, it's a sacrilege, a criminal waste of good bourbon. For traditionalists, it's the toast of the season, especially in Kentucky. For good sports (like me), it's something you are obliged ...

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Cute Foals and More

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES Foaling season for Thoroughbreds begins January 1--that's thesame birthday that all Thoroughbreds share. They continue to arrive until June.(Arabians and other breeds have their foals ...

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Road to the Horse 2015

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES There's a lot on the line in this year's Road to theHorse, the world championship colt starting event going on now throughSunday, March 29, at the Kentucky Horse Park.

The winner will ...

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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 in all things culinary in Lexington. Sure, we do all the Southern staples, and do them well. But in Lexington, Southern goes way beyond grits!

For a taste of what we are talking about, browse our list of over 100 independent restaurants representing our diverse and robust cuisine scene.

If you are fan of Food Trucks, you'll see them scattered around town. The trucks and the locations rotate, but every Friday from 11 am to 3 pm, you'll find plenty of food trucks corralled at the corner of Main and Vine.

Our food culture involves a lot more than going out to eat. The craft beer scene is exploding in Lexington. Bourbon finds its way into every aspect of our cuisine. Local wineries are gaining nation-wide respect. We are passionate about locally sourced foods and the farm to table movement. We even care about traditional food preservation methods such as smoking, curing, canning and pickling. Our chefs and artisan entrepreneurs are constantly exploring and redefining Southern cuisine.

Perhaps you've heard of the Donut Trail? The New York Times published an article about this delicious concept.  It includes several Lexington establishments. Read the full article here.

Looking for something a little more participatory than simply dining out? Check out these unique opportunities during your visit to Lexington:

Wild Thyme Cooking School
Want to try your hand at culinary excellence? Led by Kentucky native and respected chef Allison Davis, Wild Thyme provides hands-on cooking classes for all skill levels. With new class themes and meals featured each day, from "Cooking with Kentucky Bourbon" to "Risotto Workshop," it's one of Lexington's most fun and rewarding dining experiences.
1060 Chinoe Road, Lexington, KY (859) 523 2665 www.wildthymecooking.com

Phil Dunn's Kitchen
Local chef and restaurant owner Phil Dunn was chosen as Queen Elizabeth's personal chef on her first trip to Kentucky. In his class, learn tips and techniques for crafting gourmet meals in a state-of-the-art showroom kitchen. Part educational, part social and fully delicious, Chef Dunn's class is always a recipe for a good time.
345 Lafayette Avenue, Lexington, KY (859) 533-3553

Blue Plate Tours
Try a walking tour of downtown's most popular eateries. With three different guided weekend tours, this is a great way to get a taste of Lexington's greatest eats, all while soaking in the culture, history and atmosphere of the city. Tours cover a little of everything from upscale to casual comfort food and some of Lexington's hidden gems.
(800) 979-3370 www.blueplatetours.com

Kitchen Concepts Kentucky
Known for designing beautiful custom kitchens, Kitchen Concepts invites you to "The Chef's Table" in their own kitchen for an educational and inspirational cooking demonstration. Every Wednesday, classes meet and prepare a five-course tapas style menu with local ingredients and Bluegrass flair.
4001 Mall Road, Lexington, KY (859) 881-1766 www.kitchenconceptsky.com

Boone Creek Creamery
One of a handful of urban cheese makers in the United States., Cheese Master Ed Puterbaugh hand-makes artisan cheese the old-fashioned, old world way. Check their website for their next cheese making class. Tour groups are welcome by special arrangement.
2416 Palumbo Drive, Lexington, KY 40509 (859) 402-2364 www.boonecreekcreamery.com