2018 Crank & Boom Ice Cream Lounge A local ice cream vendor turned brick-and-mortar café in the heart of the Distillery District,Crank & Boom has developed 40-50 unique flavors of ice cream,with 12 in regular rotation.The lounge’s atmosphere strikes a balance between coffeehouse and dessert lounge,and features an espresso bar,a chocolate bar,plus beer,wine and spirits. 1210 Manchester Street – (859) 288-2176 120The Barn atThe Summit at Fritz Farm,#155 – (859) 309-9682 crankandboom.com Food Trucks It’s Lexington’s culinary movement gone mobile! More than 30 active food trucks have hit the road to share their flavors with the city,offering cuisines ranging from locally-brewed coffee and craft ice cream to slow-roasted brisket tacos and authentic Greek gyros.You can spot them all over town and at many of Lexington’s craft breweries. FoodChain Tucked inside a 90,000 square foot former Rainbo Bread factory just minutes from downtown sits FoodChain – an indoor,nonprofit farm capable of producing commercial amounts of lettuce,herbs,microgreens and fresh fish.FoodChain’s overarching mission is to reconnect people with their food by providing education on urban indoor sustainable food production and aquaponics.Tours and demonstrations are held most Saturdays at 1pm,and attendees are encouraged to buy tickets ahead of time on their website.If you’re hungry after your tour,you can head to the neighboring Smithtown Seafood to enjoy fresh fish and vegetables grown in the very same building. 501West Sixth Street #105 – (859) 428-8380 – foodchainlex.org LEXINGTON DINING GUIDE / 89