44 / BEYOND GRITS Clawdaddy’s $$ L D Proclaiming“Lobster Rolls that Rock,”Clawdaddy’s specializes in fresh, sustainable,100% pure shellfish brought in from Maine.All of the rolls are crafted in the traditional“Down East”Maine fashion (where they know what they’re doing),with no fillers of any kind.Choose from the ultra flavorful gourmet Maine lobster roll,crab roll,or shrimp roll—or a sampler platter of each.They’re all“wicked good.” 128 North Broadway – (859) 258-2529 – clawdaddys.net Cortland’s $$ B L D Attached to the Clarion Hotel,Cortland’s offers Southern style breakfast,lunch and dinner in a casual setting.If you’ve never tried frog legs,this is the place to go.But there’s something for everyone here,including all the staples you’d expect to find in a down-home country kitchen. 1950 Newtown Pike – (859) 233-0512 – clarionhotellex.com Crust $$ L D Pizza,done a bit differently.Most everything is prepared fresh,in-house— dough,dried oregano,fire-roasted peppers,baked breads.Dedicated to exhibiting the“expansive potential of pizza,”wood-fire charred pies with seasonal,organic ingredients fill out the menu.With signature pizzas such as the“il pisto,”topped with truffle,country ham and asparagus or the“nutella” with marshmallows,vanilla gelato and EVOO syrup,there’s no shortage of variety or creativity coming out of the oven. 2573 Richmond Road #170 – (859) 523-3222 – crustlex.com 71 72 CASUAL 70