LEXINGTON DINING GUIDE / 21 Al’s Bar $ L D V Most probably knowAl’s as the place to catch some of the best in local and regional music,but the kitchen rocks in its own way.Serving Caribbean fusion cuisine from Fida’s Caribbean Café,you’ll find sliders,chicken skewers,shrimp ceviche,BBQ jerk burgers and more.Did we mention everything’s under $10? 601 North Limestone Street – (859) 309-2901 – alsbarlexington.com Alfalfa $$ L D Fresh,locally sourced and veg-friendly for nearly 40 years.Alfalfa cares about their ingredients and it shows,claiming“local before local was cool.” This community-centric urban eatery grounded in“granola roots”sports blackboard specials every day,but it’s hard not to try local favorites such as the blueberry buckwheat pancakes or the signature“Hoppin’John.” 141 East Main Street – (859) 253-0014 – alfalfarestaurant.com Columbia Steak House $$ L D One of central Kentucky’s oldest restaurants,Lexingtonians have gathered at this traditional steakhouse since 1948.Stop in for a late night steak,and you’ll likely have the“Nighthawk”special recommended,a local favorite since the 1960s.Not in the mood for a steak?Try the hot brown,crispy fried banana peppers or famous lamb fries. 201 North Limestone Street – (859) 253-3135 2750 Richmond Road – (859) 268-1666 columbiassteakhouse.com LOCAL LANDMARKS 24 25 Southern Living included Dudley’s on Short on the “Best Restaurant in Every Southern State” for Kentucky. 23