LEXINGTON DINING GUIDE / 31 Middle Fork Kitchen Bar $$ D Middle Fork began as a beloved food truck and evolved into a top-notch new-American dining experience in the heart of Lexington’s Distillery District. Located in Old Pepper Distillery Building,Middle Fork features a custom-built Argentinian wood-fire grill and open kitchen design,serving locally-focused seasonal fare that infuses complex and rich flavors,all in a cozy atmosphere. Make plans to be part of their Seasonal Sunday Supper Series. 1224 Manchester Street – (859) 309-9854 – middleforkkb.com OBC Kitchen $$ D Rustically decorated with centuries-old barn wood and Old Bourbon Country- stamped barrels,OBC’s dedication to Kentucky heritage is displayed proudly in this tavern-style hotspot.Sift through their selection of over 300 rare and domestic bourbons,while looking at their chef-focused artisanal menu, chock-full of high-quality,distinctive ingredients and southern-style dishes. Oh,and the short rib tacos? Just try them. 3373Tates Creek Road – (859) 977-2600 – obckitchen.com Pasta Garage Italian Cafe $ L D V From the owners of Lexington Pasta,which supplies pasta to more than 50 restaurants in the region,this concept restaurant provides a dining experience that can be found no where else.Surrounded by antique pasta- making machinery,customers can delight in fresh hand-made pasta,take classes on how to make their own pasta and buy pasta to take home. 962 DelawareAvenue – (859) 309-9840 – pastagarage.com FOODIE APPROVED 45 46 44