Dudley’s on Short $$$ L D Adventurous continental entrées,an extensive wine selection and a cozy bar have made Dudley’s a local favorite since 1981 (even after moving locations). Now settled in the historic Cheapside District downtown,you’ll find a perfect balance of upscale elegance and comfort,with impeccable service.The modern and inventive menu also features favorites such as the steak frites and Pasta Dudley. 259West Short Street – (859) 252-1010 – dudleysonshort.com Joe Bologna’s $$ L D An Italian pizzeria and unquestionable campus favorite since 1973.Formerly a synagogue,and listed on the National Register of Historic Places,the original style of the building has been carefully maintained,with 41 stained glass windows and several chandeliers providing a unique atmosphere.And oh yeah,they have legendary pizza,breadsticks and pasta.Many would agree that this is Lexington’s signature pizza spot. 120West Maxwell Street – (859) 252-4933 – joebolognas.com Keeneland Track Kitchen $ B L The perfect way to start a morning at Keeneland,or just a great excuse to drive by scenic horse farms on the way.Rub elbows with jockeys,owners and trainers while enjoying a hearty and inexpensive Southern breakfast buffet— biscuits and gravy,grits,home fries and more.The kitchen is open all year,but has extended hours during the Keeneland September and November sales. Call ahead to confirm hours. 4201Versailles Road – (859) 253-0541 keeneland.com/discover/track-kitchen 27 28 22 / BEYOND GRITS LOCAL LANDMARKS 26