LEXINGTON DINING GUIDE / 27 Originally hailing from China and West Africa, Chefs Dan Wu and Sav Savané have a keen understanding of the connection between food and culture. Dan: “It’s amazing how so many different cultures have so many similar foods. Every culture independently said, ‘Let’s take meat, grind it, season it, roll it in something and fry it.’ Every culture.” Sav: “There are dishes that I think, ‘Gosh, this is like the one my grandma or my mom used to make.’ You have this connection between foods.” Get to know Lexington’s dining scene even more by browsing articles, local guides and more at ShareTheLex.com/Beyond-Grits F I N D I T H E R E DAN WU Atomic Ramen (p. 19) MAMADOU SAVANÉ Sav’s Grill & West African Cuisine (p. 75) 2018