48 / BEYOND GRITS Locals’ Craft Food & Drink $ L D Located in the hipWarehouse District,Locals’offers great local food and drinks in a sophisticated but unpretentious atmosphere.Enjoy lunch,dinner and drinks inside or take in the view of theWarehouse District from the roof deck. 701 NationalAvenue – (859) 523-3249 – localslex.com Minglewood $ L D Featuring“thoughtful food,local music and serious libation.”The menu features shareable plates inspired by each chef’s travels,from the Caribbean to theWest coast,and is open for lunch and dinner.Stop by on weekends for special live music performances! 159 North Limestone Street – (859) 523-1236 – minglewoodlex.com Saul Good Pub $$ L D V It’s the kind of place that serves chicken and waffles and chocolate beer floats, a creatively cosmopolitan pub that specializes in soul food and sweet surprises. The menu pulls fromThai,Mexican,French,Hawaiian and,of course,Southern influences,adding delightful twists in all the right places.It’s a local favorite, and a place you just might have to visit more than once. 1808AlyshebaWay – (859) 317-9200 3801 Mall Road #120 – (859) 273-4663 123 North Broadway – (859) 252-4663 saulgoodpub.com 81 82 CASUAL 80