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Featured Events

Mar29

Man o' War at 100

The International Museum of the Horse is celebrating Man o’ War’s 100th... more
Mar31

Central Kentucky Home & Garden Show

Jump start spring with fresh ideas from this annual show.... more
Apr1

Woodford Reserve Bourbon Academy

Spend a full day with Master Distiller Chris Morris or Master Taster Elizabeth O'Neill... more
Apr2

Byrne and Kelly Echoes

Come enjoy the sounds of the award-winning Irish duo Byrne and Kelly live at the Farish... more
Apr2

Vintage Baseball Game at Waveland

Come enjoy a wonderful day of history, food and of course, the good old American pastime,... more
Apr3

Kentucky Horse Park Youth Riding Camp

Parents: plan your vacation to Lexington around a unique horse experience for your... more
Jan23

Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

Join in the fun of a music show taped live and broadcast around the world. Audience... more
Apr5

Red Barn Radio

Cheer on the fine musicians who keep alive the Traditional Music of Kentucky! Featuring:... more
Apr6

Central Bank Thursday Night Live

Beverages, food from local restaurants and great music by live bands!... more
Apr7

Keeneland Race Course Thoroughbred Racing

 Spring race meet. No racing on Mondays, Tuesdays or Easter.... more
Apr7

Woodford Reserve Keeneland Brunch & Distillery

Begin your race day with a tour and Kentucky brunch at the Woodford Reserve Distillery.... more
Apr9

LexBrunch 2017

This free concert series is hosted every other Sunday. The series features a different... more
Apr9

Woodford Reserve Keeneland Brunch & Distillery

Begin your race day with a tour and Kentucky brunch at the Woodford Reserve Distillery.... more
Apr12

Red Barn Radio

Cheer on the fine musicians who keep alive the Traditional Music of Kentucky! Featuring:... more
Apr13

Belle Brezing & the Gilded Age of the Bluegrass

Brezing, who was born in 1860 and died in 1940, was a well-known and well-connected madam... more
Apr13

Lexington Legends vs West Virginia Power

The Lexington Legends are the Single-A affiliate of the American League Kansas City... more
Apr15

Cinderella

The Lexington Ballet brings the timeless tale of Cinderella to life in a production that... more
Apr17

Lexington Legends vs Greenville Drive

The Lexington Legends are a proud Single-A Affiliate of the Kansas City... more
Apr19

Magic Moments

Leonard, Coleman and Blunt lead singers of three of the most legendary vocal groups of... more
Apr19

Red Barn Radio

Cheer on the fine musicians who keep alive the Traditional Music of Kentucky! Featuring:... more
Apr22

Kentucky Crafted the Market

A one-of-a-kind arts extravaganza showcasing the best in art, craft, music, books,... more
Apr22

Willy Wonka and The Lexington Dream Factory

Join Lexington Dream Factory for an evening of fun and Wonka-inspired mischief during... more
Apr23

LexBrunch 2017

This free concert series is hosted every other Sunday. The series features a different... more
Apr26

Red Barn Radio

Cheer on the fine musicians who keep alive the Traditional Music of Kentucky! Featuring:... more
Apr27

Rolex Three Day Event

The only Four Star three-day equestrian event in the Western Hemisphere.... more
Apr28

A Garden Affair

Exhibitors from around the globe will feature the finest plants and garden accessories in... more
May2

Big Band & Jazz 2017

Big Band & Jazz, one of Lexington's longest running and most beloved concert... more
May3

Red Barn Radio

Cheer on the fine musicians who keep alive the Traditional Music of Kentucky! ... more
May6

Kentucky Derby Party

Festivities include live music, pony rides, food and wagering!... more
May7

LexBrunch 2017

This free concert series is hosted every other Sunday. The series features a different... more
May13

Mayfest Arts Fair 2017

Mayfest is a juried art fair with a focus on casual, family-friendly atmosphere. ... more
May14

Vintage Baseball Game at Waveland

Come enjoy a wonderful day of history, food and of course, the good old American pastime,... more
Mar17

LexArts Gallery Hop

Thousands of locals and visitors alike converge on downtown Lexington to celebrate art... more
May21

High Hope Steeplechase

Sanctioned races over brush and timber.... more
May21

LexBrunch 2017

This free concert series is hosted every other Sunday. The series features a different... more
May27

Annual Kentucky High School Invitational Rodeo

 The best high school athletes in the region compete over three days.... more
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Restaurants: Beyond Grits!

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 restaurants unique to Lexington. It's a good idea to call ahead and confirm days and hours of operation.

Click here to see the print verion of our 2016-2017 Beyond Grits Dining Guide as a "flip book".

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A.P. Suggins Bar & Grill

  • 345 Romany Road, Lexington
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  • (859) 268-0709

Al's Bar

  • 601 North Limestone Street, Lexington
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  • (859) 309-2901

Alfalfa

  • 141 East Main Street Suite 190, Lexington
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  • (859) 253-0014

Asuka Grill

  • 267 E Brannon Road, Nicholasville
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  • (859) 272-0020

Athenian Grill

  • 313 South Ashland Avenue, Lexington
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  • (859) 303-5048

AZUR Restaurant & Patio

  • 3070 Lakecrest Circle Suite 550, Lexington
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  • (859) 296-1007

Bad Wolf Burgers

  • 1415 Leestown Road, Lexington
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  • (859) 258-2222

Bella Notte

  • 3715 Nicholasville Road, Lexington
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  • (859) 245-1789

Bigg Blue Martini

  • 369 W Vine Street, Lexington
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  • (858) 231-9000

Blue Door Smokehouse

  • 226 Walton Avenue, Lexington
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  • (859) 252-4227
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