24 / BEYOND GRITS Parkette Drive-In $ L D Look for the retro neon sign.Featured on Food Network’s“Diners,Drive-Ins and Dives,”this honest-to-goodness 1950s drive-in welcomes a return to the“good old times.”Turn up the nostalgia withAmerican classics like the double-decker “Kentucky poor boy”hamburger,a side of tasty onion rings and an old-fashioned milkshake.It’s one of Lexington’s tastiest landmarks. 1230 East New Circle Road – (859) 254-8723 – theparkette.com Pazzo’s Pizza Pub $ L D V With a maze of dining areas and bars,featuring 47 beers on tap,this pizzeria offers a different experience on every visit.But one thing is always the same: fresh ingredients and perfect pizzas.Located on the edge of the UK campus, Pazzo’s provides a fun environment with plenty of patio seating for those warm summer outings. 385 South Limestone – (859) 255-5125 – pazzospizzapub.com Ramsey’s Diner $ L D This is what Lexington is all about,a place where the regulars are both young and old,country folk and city folk alike.Try the hot brown or the meatloaf, and don’t forget to ask about the pie.It’s the home-style comfort food,the Southern appeal and the genuine hospitality that make this diner feel like home—no matter where you’re from. 151West Zandale Drive– (859) 259-2708 4053Tates Creek Centre Drive – (859) 271-2638 3090 Helmsdale Drive #300– (859) 264-9396 4391 Harrodsburg Road – (859) 219-1626 ramseysdiners.com 33 34 LOCAL LANDMARKS 32