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Experience our Culinary Scene

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

Lexingtonians tend to see things a little differently. We are confident in our traditions; confident enough to add a dash of irreverence. We embrace innovation and cutting edge trends that enliven all things culinary in Lexington... more


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… more

Brewgrass Trail

We are home to master  brewers  as well as master  distillers ! More and more thirsty travelers are seeking out small craft brewers and locally-made beers in addition to sampling our classic bourbons... more


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. Did you know Jacques Dufour was growing wine grapes in this region as early as 1798?  more


The bounty of the Bluegrass Region is a constant source of inspiration for our talented chefs. We are willing to share a few secrets and special ingredients which might include Kentucky-grown sorghum, banana pepper mayonnaise, or, of course, Bourbon… more

Food Events

Discover another aspect to Lexington's thriving culinary scene. Time your visit to coincide with one of our major annual food events. It will make your trip even tastier... more