LEXINGTON DINING GUIDE / 69 Red State BBQ $ L D Take a trip to the outskirts of Lexington to experience this hole-in-the-wall BBQ joint,serving brisket,pork,chicken and ribs.Just a short drive from the Kentucky Horse Park,dine on a checkered red and white tablecloth as you sample sauces from BBQ’s best regions,fromTexas Spicy to Memphis Sweet. Look to try their beer cheese grits for an extra helping of Southern goodness. 4020 Georgetown Road – (859) 233-7898 – redstatebbq.com Wagon Bones Grill $ L D A“family-owned and homegrown”BBQ joint that’s as authentic as it gets. Located on the corner of Jefferson and Short,Wagon Bones serves up plates of savory meats,seasoned with a blend of Memphis-style andWestern Kentucky spin dry rub,smoked over an open fire pit for up to 15 hours and finished off with a slathering of their family’s secret sauce recipe. 591West Short Street – (859) 536-3809 Willie’s Locally Known $$ L D Ribs,Po’Boys,collard greens,sweet potato wedges,fried green tomatoes and other dishes beloved by fans of Southern cooking.Plus: blues,honky- tonk,country or bluegrass almost every night of the week.Check their website for upcoming performances. 286 Southland Drive – (859) 281-1116 – willieslocallyknown.com SMOKED MEATS & BBQ 118 Red State was ranked #9 on the New York Post’s “28 Best BBQ Restaurants in America.” 116 117