LEXINGTON DINING GUIDE / 29 Athenian Grill $ L D V Serving authentic Greek recipes from found Ilias Pappas’family traditions, Athenian Grill has an unmistakable family atmosphere in each of its locations,includingThe Barn atThe Summit at Fritz Farm.Partnerships with local farmers means you’ll find fresh ingredients in every menu item.Must-try specialties range from spanikopita (a spinach pie),to classic gyros,and traditional pita dips such as tzatziki,hummus and htipiti. 313 SouthAshlandAvenue – (859) 303-5048 115 North Locust Hill Drive – (859) 368-9725 The Barn atThe Summit at Fritz Farm – (859) 351-1605 atheniangrill.com AZUR Restaurant & Patio $$ L D V G Innovative and diverse dishes shine through in a Euro café atmosphere. Azur’s décor,including a top-notch outdoor patio,is among Lexington’s most unique restaurant designs.A knowledgeable and accommodating wait staff serve up renowned Chef/Owner JeremyAshby’s creative,bold and often farm-to-table creations.Throw in live weekend jazz and you have a can’t-miss fine dining destination. 3070 Lakecrest Circle #550 – (859) 296-1007 – azurrestaurant.com Brasabana $$ L D Modern,stylish and inspired.Chefs JeremyAshby and Miguel Rivas are bringing Cuban cuisine with Caribbean flair to the Lexington scene.You’ll find colorful,classic Cuban dishes such as“arroz con pollo”and“ropa vieja” alongside plantain crusted whitefish or Peruvian chicken,and a number of bold Latin fusion items.The drink list features an array of mojitos,margaritas and specialty drinks--only further amplifying the chic tropical vibe. 841 LaneAllen Road – (859) 303-5573 – brasabana.com FOODIE APPROVED 39 40 38