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Mar29

Man o' War at 100

The International Museum of the Horse is celebrating Man o’ War’s 100th... more
May28

Tunes in the Vines

A bottle of wine, good friends and great music are the perfect blend for Sunday... more
Jan23

Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

Join in the fun of a music show taped live and broadcast around the world. Audience... more
May2

Big Band & Jazz 2017

One of Lexington's longest running and most beloved concert series, features great jazz... more
May3

Red Barn Radio

Cheer on the fine musicians who keep alive the Traditional Music of Kentucky! ... more
Jun1

Great American Brass Band Festival

World-class bands come together in what has been called "the most prominent and... more
Apr6

Thursday Night Live

Beverages, food from local restaurants and great music by live bands! Every Thursday... more
Jun4

LexBrunch 2017

This free concert series is hosted every other Sunday. The series features a different... more
Jun4

Vintage Baseball Game at Waveland

Come enjoy a wonderful day of history, food and of course, the good old American pastime,... more
Jun8

Festival of the Bluegrass

This annual jamboree features the best Bluegrass bands in Kentucky and top national... more
Jun18

LexBrunch 2017

This free concert series is hosted every other Sunday. The series features a different... more
Jun25

Vintage Baseball Game at Waveland

Come enjoy a wonderful day of history, food and of course, the good old American pastime,... more
Jul2

LexBrunch 2017

This free concert series is hosted every other Sunday. The series features a different... more
Jul4

Big Band & Jazz 2017

Big Band & Jazz, one of Lexington's longest running and most beloved concert... more
Jul4

Fourth of July Festival

Come downtown to celebrate America's independence! There will be a street festival,... more
Jul13

Keeneland Concours d'Elegance

 One hundred magnificent automobiles, fashion and art.... more
Jul13

Lexington Lions’ Club Bluegrass Fair

Carnival rides, grandstand shows, petting farm, games and shows. ... more
Jul14

BreyerFest

The annual model horse festival and horse fair for Breyer model horses brings together... more
Jul16

LexBrunch 2017

This free concert series is hosted every other Sunday. The series features a different... more
Jul20

Lexington Restaurant Week

The best locally-owned restaurants strut their culinary stuff with multi-course meals at... more
Mar17

LexArts Gallery Hop

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