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  • Violence and gun safety forum held in Lexington - WKYTViolence and gun safety forum held in Lexington - WKYT

    WKYTViolence and gun safety forum held in LexingtonWKYTLEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT)- After a busy year of gun violence in Lexington, one group is trying to better educate the public of what they can do in the event of a shooting. On Saturday community leaders met at the Dunbar Community Center to address gun ...

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  • Georgia responds to loss, beats Kentucky 42-13 - WKYTGeorgia responds to loss, beats Kentucky 42-13 - WKYT

    WKYTGeorgia responds to loss, beats Kentucky 42-13WKYTLEXINGTON, Ky (WKYT) - Kentucky went on the road to Georgia to play its last SEC game, and on the Dogs' Senior Day, the Bulldogs beat the Cats, 42-13. The win comes after Georgia lost to Auburn last week, while UK won a road game against Vandy.and more »

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  • Storm Damage Reported Across Central Kentucky - LEX18 Lexington KY NewsStorm Damage Reported Across Central Kentucky - LEX18 Lexington KY News

    Storm Damage Reported Across Central KentuckyLEX18 Lexington KY NewsLEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - People across Central Kentucky are reporting some damage after strong thunderstorms blew through the area Saturday afternoon and evening. A tree fell onto several parked cars on South Limestone in Lexington. There are ...

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  • Teen dies after being shot by police at end of pursuit - Lexington Herald LeaderTeen dies after being shot by police at end of pursuit - Lexington Herald Leader

    Lexington Herald LeaderTeen dies after being shot by police at end of pursuitLexington Herald LeaderAn 18-year-old has died after being shot by police in Warren County early Saturday. State police said Brian Calvert, of Scottsville, had been involved in a pursuit with Warren County Deputy Sheriff Wes Jenkins and Officer Tim Summer of the Woodburn police.and more »

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  • Teen dies after being shot by police at end of pursuitTeen dies after being shot by police at end of pursuit

    An 18-year-old has died after being shot by police in Warren County early Saturday. State police said Brian Calvert, of Scottsville, had been involved in a pursuit with Warren County … Click to Continue »

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  • Lexington Man Shot At North Side Intersection - LEX18 Lexington KY NewsLexington Man Shot At North Side Intersection - LEX18 Lexington KY News

    WTVQLexington Man Shot At North Side IntersectionLEX18 Lexington KY NewsLEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -- A Lexington man is recovering Saturday morning after telling police he was shot overnight. The man says the shooting happened around 11 p.m. Friday as he stood at the intersection of Sixth and Upper Streets. Police responding ...Man shot in Lexington intersectionWTVQall 3 news articles »

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  • Franchise Player: Lexington, KY Importing Competition for Charter - CableFAXFranchise Player: Lexington, KY Importing Competition for Charter - CableFAX

    CableFAXFranchise Player: Lexington, KY Importing Competition for CharterCableFAXThe city of Lexington, KY, voted Thursday evening to create and accept bids for a new cable franchise, the first step in its plan to have Indiana-based MetroNet build a fiber-to-the-home network to provide the entire municipality with Gigabit internet ...and more »

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  • Kentucky to launch help line for opioid addictionKentucky to launch help line for opioid addiction

    Kentucky is spending $500,000 to create a phone number people can call to get help with opioid addiction. Republican Gov. Matt Bevin said beginning Dec. 1 anyone needing help battling … Click to Continue »

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  • Authorities combating credit card skimming at gas pumpsAuthorities combating credit card skimming at gas pumps

    Federal authorities pointed Friday to multiple arrests and convictions in Kentucky as just the start of a crackdown on credit card skimmers who target gas pumps to steal personal information. … Click to Continue »

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  • Helping Children with ADHD Thrive in the ClassroomHelping Children with ADHD Thrive in the Classroom

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - School is tough for a lot of children, but the classroom can be especially stressful for kids struggling with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder .

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  • Lexington’s Most Wanted, Nov. 15Lexington’s Most Wanted, Nov. 15

    Lexington’s Most Wanted is a service of the Office of the Fayette County Sheriff and the Lexington Herald-Leader. (Like the sheriff’s office on Facebook.) Each week, a new photo lineup … Click to Continue »

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  • ‘I saw blood shoot out of my head.’ Kentucky fan recalls South Carolina gunfight, recovery‘I saw blood shoot out of my head.’ Kentucky fan recalls South Carolina gunfight, recovery

    Denise Massey saw the muzzle flash from the gunshot reflected in the windows of Vista businesses in the early hours of Sept. 16. She saw blood squirting from her head … Click to Continue »

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  • Lexington offices for food stamps, Medicaid and child protection have movedLexington offices for food stamps, Medicaid and child protection have moved

    The Fayette County offices of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services have consolidated and moved to a new location at 455 Park Place off of Russell Cave Road. … Click to Continue »

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  • ‘His social media posts show Miller Time.’ Victim’s mom doubts driver’s remorse for fatal DUI crash‘His social media posts show Miller Time.’ Victim’s mom doubts driver’s remorse for fatal DUI crash

    Emotions ran high Friday in Fayette Circuit Court as a man was sentenced to seven years in prison for manslaughter in the death of a passenger in a drunken-driving crash. … Click to Continue »

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  • Abstinence, birth control, intimacy? What should Lexington sex education classes teach?Abstinence, birth control, intimacy? What should Lexington sex education classes teach?

    A coalition concerned about unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases in Lexington wants students in Fayette public schools to get “well-rounded, medically accurate, age-appropriate sex education” classes. Lex Ed is … Click to Continue »

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  • More alleged corruption. Imprisoned former Kentucky lawmaker faces new charges.More alleged corruption. Imprisoned former Kentucky lawmaker faces new charges.

    Former state Rep. W. Keith Hall used fake documents to convince a customer that he had insurance so he could keep a contract, a federal grand jury has charged. Hall, … Click to Continue »

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  • 14-year-old accused of killing sister with a kitchen knife14-year-old accused of killing sister with a kitchen knife

    A 14-year-old Breckinridge County boy was charged with murder after his 17-year-old sister was stabbed to death in her bed, according to media reports. The killing happened early Thursday at … Click to Continue »

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  • Large fire destroys barn at Lexington horse farm - WKYTLarge fire destroys barn at Lexington horse farm - WKYT

    WKYTLarge fire destroys barn at Lexington horse farmWKYTLEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A massive fire destroyed a barn at a Lexington horse farm Friday. The fire started around 4 a.m. at Dixiana Farm on Dixiana Domino Road, off Russell Cave Road. People at the farm say a worker who lives on the property found the ...Crews Battle Barn Fire At Dixiana Domino FarmLEX18 Lexington KY Newsall 5 news articles »

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  • Lexington Cemetery and city finalize deal to move Confederate statuesLexington Cemetery and city finalize deal to move Confederate statues

    The Lexington Cemetery and the city have finalized an agreement that will allow two Confederate statues to be permanently moved to the Leestown Road cemetery. The city and the cemetery … Click to Continue »

    Kentucky.com / 2 d. 4 h. 55 min. ago
  • Disputed road swap finalized, clearing way for possible bridge demolition near RuppDisputed road swap finalized, clearing way for possible bridge demolition near Rupp

    A controversial road swap between the city of Lexington and the state got final approval from the city council Thursday night, clearing the way to possibly demolish the Jefferson Street … Click to Continue »

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  • Lexington keeps current growth boundary, but expansion could come as soon as 2020Lexington keeps current growth boundary, but expansion could come as soon as 2020

    The Lexington Council voted unanimously Thursday night to keep Fayette County’s current growth boundary but made some key changes that could open new land for development as soon as 2020. … Click to Continue »

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  • Henderson County bridge to close for repairsHenderson County bridge to close for repairs

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says a bridge in western Kentucky will be closed for two weekends next month so that crews can repair it. A statement from transportation spokesman Keith Todd says the U.S. 60 bridge in Henderson County, which spans the Green River in Spottsville, will close at 6 p.m. Friday Dec. 1 and reopen at 5 a.m. on Dec. 4. It will also close the following weekend during the same time frames.

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  • Southern Lights Holiday Festival returns to horse parkSouthern Lights Holiday Festival returns to horse park

    A holiday tradition resumes this week when the annual Southern Lights holiday festival opens at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Festival officials say more than 120,000 people in more than 30,000 vehicles attend Southern Lights each year from Kentucky and beyond.

    Lexington News / 2 d. 18 h. 19 min. ago
  • Only in LEO: The 2018 Humana Festival of New American Plays lineupOnly in LEO: The 2018 Humana Festival of New American Plays lineup

    Only in LEO, check out the entire list of new plays and summaries below, plus read how the 42nd Humana Festival of New American Plays has long sought equality and diversity here. With her mom undergoing chemotherapy, New York transplant Hiro returns home to Lexington, Kentucky after years away.

    Lexington News / 3 d. 1 h. 15 min. ago
  • Twins were convicted of abusing kids. Their house has been sold to help child victims.Twins were convicted of abusing kids. Their house has been sold to help child victims.

    A Lexington house owned by twin brothers convicted of sexually abusing young boys has been sold, and part of the proceeds will be used to help child victims. Jack and … Click to Continue »

    Kentucky.com / 3 d. 4 h. 44 min. ago
  • Richard Jenkins, 73, Adair County, KYRichard Jenkins, 73, Adair County, KY

    Mr. Jenkins was retired truck driver, receiving a safe driving award for over three million miles. He was a member of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Columbia, KY.

    Lexington News / 3 d. 5 h. 47 min. ago
  • Feds say rainbow crosswalks in Kentucky pose safety hazardFeds say rainbow crosswalks in Kentucky pose safety hazard

    An official with the federal government wants the mayor of Lexington, Kentucky, to remove a rainbow-colored crosswalk because he says the gesture honoring the LGBT community is a safety hazard. Thomas Nelson is the Kentucky division administrator for the Federal Highway Administration.

    Lexington News / 3 d. 10 h. 25 min. ago
  • Feds say rainbow crosswalks in Lexington pose safety hazard - WKYTFeds say rainbow crosswalks in Lexington pose safety hazard - WKYT

    WKYTFeds say rainbow crosswalks in Lexington pose safety hazardWKYTThomas Nelson is the Kentucky division administrator for the Federal Highway Administration. He sent a letter to Lexington Mayor Jim Gray this week, saying that while the agency recognizes that the crosswalk art was well-intended, it distracts drivers ...and more »

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    A Kentucky city has announced an agreement with an Indiana company that would lead to ultrafast internet service for residents. Media report Lexington Mayor Jim Gray said the proposed fiber-optic network by MetroNet would transform the community into one of the nation's largest gigabit cities.

    Lexington News / 3 d. 20 h. 4 min. ago
  • No more zeros in K12 educationNo more zeros in K12 education

    One education researcher calls it "the academic death penalty": A grade of zero on a 100-point scale, a mark that spells disaster for a student's class average. "It's such an extreme score in a percentage grading system," says Thomas R. Guskey, a professor of educational psychology at the University of Kentucky.

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  • 36th Annual Kentucky Book Fair Set for Lexington This Weekend36th Annual Kentucky Book Fair Set for Lexington This Weekend

    Now in its 36th year, the Kentucky Book Fair presented by Kentucky Humanities will be held from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday, November 18, for the first time ever at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park , 4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY. The fair will feature more than 180 authors and editors showcasing their most recent books, including several writers from University Press of Kentucky .

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  • Lexington, Ky., Eyes Gigabit City Status - Government TechnologyLexington, Ky., Eyes Gigabit City Status - Government Technology

    Government TechnologyLexington, Ky., Eyes Gigabit City StatusGovernment Technology“First, a fiber-optic network will provide gigabit speeds to homes and businesses. Second, it will bring a new cable provider to Lexington, which will bring competition to Spectrum and Windstream. MetroNet will have Kentucky basketball. Third, MetroNet ...Lexington unveils $70 million plan to become nation's largest gigabit cityThe Lane Reportall 7 news articles »

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  • Police: Boy shot in the leg in Lexington - WKYTPolice: Boy shot in the leg in Lexington - WKYT

    WKYTPolice: Boy shot in the leg in LexingtonWKYTLEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Lexington Police are looking into why a boy was shot in the leg on Monday evening. Police say the boy's mother told them he ran into their house on Bainbridge Court with a gunshot to the leg. Police say the boy was taken to the ...and more »

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  • Kentucky Wildcats Basketball vs Vermont Catamounts Game ThreadKentucky Wildcats Basketball vs Vermont Catamounts Game Thread

    The Kentucky Wildcats take on the Vermont Catamounts at 3:30 EST in Lexington. After opening the season with a victory against Utah Valley, the Cats look to keep the momentum rolling in this one.

    Lexington News / 6 d. 9 h. 51 min. ago
  • Is it an emergency? Insurer makes patients question ER visitIs it an emergency? Insurer makes patients question ER visit

    Alison Wrenne was making waffles for her two young children one morning when abdominal pain forced her to the floor. A neighbor who is a physician assistant urged her to go to the emergency room.

    Lexington News / 6 d. 12 h. 9 min. ago
  • Kentucky Democratic Party elects entrepreneur as new chairKentucky Democratic Party elects entrepreneur as new chair

    Self is a Pike County native and Lexington resident who is co-founder of West Sixth Brewing and the Bread Box.

    Lexington News / 6 d. 23 h. 24 min. ago
  • Storm the Hill Tops Keeneland Session, Will Keep RacingStorm the Hill Tops Keeneland Session, Will Keep Racing

    When the Keeneland catalog was released, Storm the Hill was stakes-placed. But then she took the Unzip Me Stakes at Santa Anita Sept.

    Lexington News / 7 d. 3 h. 43 min. ago
  • Keldon Johnson recruiting roundtable and final predictionsKeldon Johnson recruiting roundtable and final predictions

    Ranked as high as No. 7 overall by some recruiting outlets, most agree that Johnson will be a stud wherever he ends up.

    Lexington News / 8 d. 3 h. 22 min. ago
  • What Stores are Open on Thanksgiving in Lexington, KY 2017What Stores are Open on Thanksgiving in Lexington, KY 2017

    If your like me you spend tons of time planing your Thanksgiving meal. However no matter how diligent I am with my shopping list I seem to forget something or run out of something just hours before my guests are arriving. This leads to a panicked rush to the computer to find a store thats open on turkey day. We did the frantic searching for you and created a list of some places that you won’t have to break into to get that missing ingredient for your Thanksgiving meal.  Thanksgiving Grocery Hours in Lexington are: Aldi will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Costco will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Fresh Market will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Most Lexington Krogers will be open on Thanksgiving. Lucky’s Market will be open from 8am to 4 pm on Thanksgiving. Meijer is will be open ton Thanksgiving. Sam’s Club will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Save-a-Lot will be open on Thanksgiving Day. Trader Joe’s will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Walgreens is open 24/7 throughout Thanksgiving. Whole Foods will be open 7 am – 4 pm on Thanksgiving. Most  Lexington Walmart locations will be open on Thanksgiving.   Not feeling like cooking part or all of a Thanksgiving meal the check out where to eat on Thanksgiving. Cooking at home? Where to recycle the grease from your Thanksgiving deep-fried turkey? Redwood School will host Lexington’s annual Gobble Grease Toss on November 24 from 10 am to 2 pm. In charge of making the turkey this year or wanting a new idea for a side dish? Check out Chef Tom’s tips for butterflying a turkey and how to deep fry corn.

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  • Where to Eat Thanksgiving Dinner in Lexington, KY 2017Where to Eat Thanksgiving Dinner in Lexington, KY 2017

    Will there be anything to eat on Thanksgiving Day in Lexington if you would like to leave the cooking (and maybe the cleanup) to someone else? Yes, and we have the answers for 2017. Kilbern’s at The Campbell House will be open 11 am – 3 pm with reservations required. Cracker Barrel is open 6 am – 10 pm and is serving a special Thanksgiving menu. Cru Food and Wine Bar at The Summit at Fritz Farm will be serving a prix fixe Thanksgiving menu from 12pm to 9pm on Thanksgiving Day.  By reservation only. Good Foods is open from 9 am – 5 pm. Their hot bar includes a Thanksgiving menu which is also available for carryout. JW’s Steakhouse at the Griffin Gate Marriott will be open for a plated meal 11 am to 9 pm. Bigg Blue Martini at the downtown Hilton is open from 3 pm to 1 am. BlueFire Bar and Grill at the Hyatt Regency Lexington will be serving a Thanksgiving brunch from 11 am – 2 pm. Ted’s Montana Grill  in Hamburg and at the Summit at Fritz Farm will be open Thanksgiving Day. Triangle Grille at the downtown Hilton will offer brunch 6 am to 11 am and a buffet 11 am to 3 pm. Willie’s Locally Known will open at 5 pm on Thanksgiving. Order ahead options for Thanksgiving menu catering: Cracker Barrel offers a few options for pickup. Heat n’ serve holiday meals are available for pickup November 21-23. A hot and ready to serve option is also available November 18-26. Fresh baked pies are also available until December 24. 24-hour notice is recommended for orders.  The Fresh Market lets you to take care of your Thanksgiving turkey from the comfort of your living room. Their menu, which can be found on their website, features fully cooked turkeys ranging from 10-24 lbs. There are also full dinner specials, including sides like petite spiral ham, Yukon gold potatoes, cranberry relish, green beans with bacon and more. Good Foods has grab and go roasted turkeys and an assortment of Thanksgiving sides available. Lucky’s Market is offering turkey and full meal orders for pick up at their in-store Holiday Table up until Thanksgiving Day. No turkey here, but The Midway Bakery can the source for your fresh, scratch-made Thanksgiving dessert. The bakery offers Kentucky Heritage pies, dinner rolls, cookies, scones, doughnuts and more. Fresh pies include chocolate pecan, pecan, peanut butter mousse, pumpkin, chess, coconut cream and lemon cream pie. Gluten-free options also available. Missy’s Pies is taking Thanksgiving orders. The Mousetrap offers Thanksgiving menu catering available for pickup. Pig & Pepper Baking has pies available for Thanksgiving, including pumpkin curry, sweet potato sage, butternut squash cardamom, apple-sage brown butter with smoked cheese crust, and chocolate pecan bourbon with stout beer. Online ordering available. Ramsey’s offers Heat ‘n Eat Thanksgiving dinners including sliced turkey with gravy, corn bread stuffing, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls and four veggies.  Seasons Catering offers a Thanksgiving catering menu. Wallace Station Deli prepares a takeout Thanksgiving menu with all the trimmings. The menu includes roast turkey breast, old-fashioned dressing, real mashed potatoes and gravy, creamy spinach casserole, cranberry relish, rolls and for dessert, pecan or pumpkin pie. Whole Foods is offering both roasted and uncooked turkeys for pickup this Thanksgiving, along with many sides to choose from. Willie’s Locally Known will be smoking turkeys for pickup. Turkeys must be picked up on Wednesday November 21. Are grocery stores even open on Thanksgiving? No worries, whether you run low or forget a few ingredients, here are a few stores open on Thanksgiving. Cooking at home? Where to recycle the grease from your Thanksgiving deep-fried turkey? Redwood School will host Lexington’s annual Gobble Grease Toss on November 24 from 10 am to 2 pm. In charge of making the turkey this year or wanting a new idea for a side dish? Check out Chef Tom’s tips for butterflying a turkey, how to make a double chocolate Pumpkin Tart with Autumn Pastry Leaves and how to deep fry corn.

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  • Leaf Removal for Lexington KY 2017Leaf Removal for Lexington KY 2017

    City’s leaf vacuuming program begins in November Lexington’s vacuum leaf collection program will begin on Monday, Nov. 6.  The vacuum pickup is offered once a year for single-family homes that receive city waste collection service. Residents should prepare leaves before collection begins in their neighborhood. Rake leaves into the area between the sidewalk and street. If your sidewalk is next to the curb or if you have no sidewalk, place the leaves on the edge of your lawn closest to the street.  Never rake leaves into the street; they can cause traffic hazards and clog storm drains. Piles should only contain leaves. Other objects, such as tree limbs and rocks, can injure crew members or damage equipment. To find the vacuum collection start date for your neighborhood, use the interactive map at www.LexingtonKY.gov/Leaves. You can also sign up for vacuum collection text alerts through the map. Inclement weather and other factors can affect the collection schedule. Schedule changes will be reflected on the interactive map. Residents who sign up for alerts will receive a text if there is a schedule change in their neighborhood. Vacuum collection is a supplement to the weekly yard waste service offered by the city’s Division of Waste Management. It is not the only way to dispose of your leaves. Other options for those with city collection services: “The Lenny” is a gray yard waste cart: This is the best option for disposing of leaves and other yard waste. If you do not have a gray cart, request one by calling LexCall at 311 or (859) 425-2255. There is no cost to get a yard cart, which is serviced on the same day as your trash and recycling carts. Paper yard waste bags: Yard bag coupons are included in the city’s At Your Service newsletter, which is mailed to your home twice a year. As with yard waste carts, paper yard bags are picked up on your regular collection day. Options for all city residents: Haley Pike composting facility: Any Fayette County resident can take two loads of yard waste per month to the facility at no cost.  The compost facility is located at 4216 Hedger Lane.

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  • Chef Tom Teaches How to Butterfly a TurkeyChef Tom Teaches How to Butterfly a Turkey

    How to Butterfly the Bird Scoot over Norman Rockwell, there’s a new tradition in town. BY TOM YATES   With  friends and family gathered around the holiday table, the bronzed roasted turkey garnished with harvest apples, cranberries, and perky kumquats  slowly makes its entrance nestled on a platter strewn with  fresh laurel, fresh sage, and fresh rosemary. In slower than slow  motion, the turkey floats into place in the center of the table before a pristine carving knife  cracks the skin and easily glides through the flesh. The meat, butter tender, glistens as each slice falls to the side.  The only sounds wafting across the table are the silent gasps of anticipation. The perfect moment. Thanksgiving.   We rarely had that moment on Thanksgiving Day growing up on the farm in western Kentucky. Oh sure, we probably felt like we had that mysterious aha moment, but I’d be hard pressed to recall ever having an enormous roasted turkey carved at our holiday table. In the midst of the inherent chaos of the day, the turkey was carefully tended to and coddled. Massaged with butter, stuffed , seasoned, roasted, and basted for hours, it always came out of the oven beautifully browned and ready for its moment. Never happened. In our little farmhouse tucked into the woods, as folks mosied around sipping cheap white wine, my father would quietly slip into the kitchen, buzz the turkey with an  electric knife, arrange it on a platter, and serve it up.  After shuttering the kitchen doors to conceal the carnage, we’d  gather around the table to finally feel the moment.   It holds true to this day. Not just for me, I would imagine. We think everything has/needs to be perfect. The perfect bird. The perfect sides. The perfect wine. The perfect reveal. I’m down with that. I can also totally wrap my head around the notion that some folks actually do carve the turkey at the table. Double thumbs up to that.  But, here’s a thought, for those of us who don’t present the whole gorgeously roasted turkey table side, there’s an alternative method to the madness that cuts the cooking time down and guarantees succulent breast meat and thigh meat. While a bit unconventional, it’s actually downright fun.   Scoot on over Norman Rockwell, there’s a new bird in town.   Roasted Spatchcocked Turkey With Rosemary and Citrus. Spatchcocking or butterflying a turkey allows the breasts and thighs to cook evenly and more quickly. Flattened out, a spatchcocked turkey also maximizes oven space, exposes more stable surface area for basting or glazing, and, quite frankly, is easier to handle from oven to table. Oh sure, it’s hard to overcome the awkward notion of butchering tradition. I get it. The first time I spatchcocked a turkey, it felt so wrong. In the end, everything about it was so right. With so many distractions on Thanksgiving Day, why not opt out of the razzle-dazzle table side carving, spatchcock the bird, and enjoy the moment?   Snip. While butterflying a turkey is exactly like butterflying a chicken, size matters. It requires a little more effort  to remove the backbone of a turkey because of its heft. Poultry shears or kitchen shears and a heavy serrated knife are ideal.   After removing the giblets from a 12 pound turkey, I massaged it with kosher salt and refrigerated it overnight (uncovered) for a quick dry brine. The next morning, I pulled the turkey from the refrigerator, patted it dry, and plopped it breast side down on a very large cutting board.  Using poultry shears, I cut down each side of the backbone, removed it, and tossed the backbone into a stockpot with water, chopped carrots, onions, and celery. After flipping  the turkey over, I forcefully pushed down on the breastbone until it cracked. Once cracked, the turkey easily flattened out. To splay or tie? Instead of having the legs of a completely splayed 12 pound turkey dangle over the sides of a sheet pan, I pulled the legs together and tied them with kitchen twine. Spatchcocked and tied.   Working over a medium low flame, I simmered 1 cup extra virgin oil  with 1 sliced orange, 1 halved lemon, fresh rosemary twigs, salt, and cracked black pepper for  10 minutes before setting it aside to cool. In lieu of a rack I tumbled 4 chopped carrots, 4 chopped celery stalks, 2 chopped onions, 2 quartered fresh fennel bulbs, 2 halved oranges, 3 halved lemons, 5 smashed garlic cloves, fresh thyme, and fresh rosemary sprigs into a large roasting pan. After placing the turkey on top of the vegetables, I added 1 cup chicken stock to the  pan, brushed the skin with the infused olive oil, and slid it into a blistering preheated  450 degree oven for 30 minutes before reducing the heat to 375 degrees and letting it rip, rotating and basting from time to time, until the internal temp of the thigh meat reached 165 degrees, about an hour longer. Midway, I tented parts of the breasts to avoid over browning.   Glaze.. Glitz and glam. While the turkey did its thing, I brought 3/4 cup fresh orange juice, 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, and 1/4  cup honey to a simmer before adding 2 tablespoons orange marmalade and a generous splash of Grand Marnier.   During the last 30 minutes of the roasting time,  I brushed the glaze over the turkey at 10 minutes intervals. When the internal temperature hit the 165 degree mark, I pulled the turkey from the oven, carefully removed it to a cutting board, tented it, and let it rest for 30 minutes. Carve. Aside from the other aforementioned benefits, the ease in carving  is the high point of a spatchcocked turkey.   Working with one breast at a time and using a very sharp carving knife, I simply sliced each  breast down the breastbone to release each side before then slicing the lobes against the grain into 3/4 ” pieces. Using the joints as a guide, I separated the legs and thighs, easily slipped the tender thigh meat from the bones, and carved the thighs into 3/4′ slices. After a final light handed whisper of glaze, I nestled the carved turkey onto platters feathered with fresh herbs before finishing with fresh oranges, fresh lemons, and a dusting of flaked sea salt. Spatchcocked, burnished,and ready for its moment.     (More recipes by Ace food writer  Chef Tom at aceweekly.com.)

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  • Ace Eats Out — Lexington Restaurant News October 2017Ace Eats Out — Lexington Restaurant News October 2017

    NEWS Lexington Restaurant News: Births, Deaths, Obituaries and Calendars The Bridge Pizza has opened on Romany in Chevy Chase. Chatham’s has closed at the corner of High Street and Woodland Ave., in the space formerly occupied by Ramsey’s. The first Ramsey’s served its final meal at that location on Monday January 20, 2014 on Martin Luther King Day after nearly 25 years anchoring the corner. Chatham’s closed on October 30, 2017 after three years at the location. Cheapside has placed a sign in the window stating “Closed for the Winter.” Cheapside celebrated its 30th birthday in 2015. (It has occasionally closed seasonally in that span.) Crēaux has opened in the location formerly occupied by Table 310 on Short Street.  Enoteca has closed at the corner of Jefferson and Second. Owners Seth and Renee Brewer also own Wine + Market across the street, which will remain open. The Julep Cup (formerly Cafe Jennifer) has closed at the Woodlands. The space is currently for lease. The Fayette Mall location of Newk’s has closed. (The Richmond Road location in front of Southland Christian Church remains open.) Wines on Vine owner/operators Larry and Julie Adams announced that Wines on Vine would close October 28, 2017 after 14 years in business on Old Vine Street. Their facebook post says that they’ve “been in contact with a group of investors who are interested in Wines on Vine on a different path, but still offering a unique spot for dining and spirits.” EVENTS THURSDAY NOV 2 Lincoln’s Debate: The Great White Cake Join chef Tom Yates at the Mary Todd Lincoln House in a hands-on culinary program featuring the vanilla almond cake said to be Abraham Lincoln’s favorite. Participants will explore the origins of Mary Lincoln’s legendary dessert and take part in preparing, comparing, and tasting white cake recipes from the past. Reservations required. Call 859-233-9999 for tickets. SUNDAY NOV 5 Country Boy Chili Cookoff is November 5 at 1 p.m. at Country Boy Brewing The Chili Cookoff is to raise money for God’s Pantry. Country Boy will also be collecting canned goods to donate as well. NOVEMBER 17 Louie’s Wine Dive & Chevy Chase Kitchen is celebrating their first birthday in Chevy Chase with a variety of specials in November.   To submit a Lexington, Kentucky food, wine, or spirits news item for consideration in Ace’s Best Bites, email acelist at aceweekly.com. To submit a Lexington Food, Wine, or Spirits Event, go to the Ace calendar, click “Submit.”  

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  • How to Make a Pumpkin TartHow to Make a Pumpkin Tart

    How to Make a Pumpkin Tart   BY TOM YATES   Tucked under maple, oak, pin-oak, and elm trees, my father built the house of his dreams from the ground up. Using salvaged everything, he nestled our home into the landscape as if it grew from the ground. Utterly organic, our grey/teal-stained wooden house breathed with the changing seasons. Spectacular in every season, the house was a real showstopper come autumn. I loved living there during fall. The canopy of trees crackled with color. After moving away, I made the trek home every October, as often as I could manage, to celebrate our birthdays and to inhale the sheer beauty of his land.   My last autumn in Port Oliver was bittersweet. We spent months struggling with my father’s cancer diagnosis and the whole package that accompanies that sort of news. The struggle to balance fear, hope, and joy was a tightrope balancing act. Intermingled with the necessary trips for treatments, my dad and I celebrated birthdays, took long drives in the country, watched a lot of television, enjoyed a bounty of summer produce, and had spirited bourbon-induced conversations about everything under the sun. I was surprised how much the pure innocence of  joy outweighed the other emotions most of the time. We held fast and lived in those moments. By the time autumn blitzed Port Oliver in brilliant patchworks of color, my father was well into his battle with cancer. Country drives, bourbon, and tomatoes had become distant memories replaced with tender reflection, fodder shocks, pumpkins, and cheap white wine. Even then, it was a happy time. On one particular day, when the late afternoon shadows were deep and long, Dad wanted to take a walk. Off we went, as best we could, with walker in tow. Shuffling through the sloping yard under rustling wind-swept trees, he started picking up leaves. One by one. Maple. Oak. Pin-Oak. Elm. Red. Yellow. Orange. Green. Burgundy. Brown. One by one, he shared his respect and joy for each  fallen leaf. I simply listened. As the sun dropped into a distant field, I walked my father back into the house and pressed those leaves into the ragged pages of my journal. The following year, Port Oliver was also a distant memory. I used those very leaves to mold delicate replicas of kiln-fired clay memories for my family. Those leaves still inspire me.   Double Chocolate Pumpkin Tart with Autumn Pastry Leaves So, canned puree or fresh puree? Some folks say it doesn’t matter.  Maybe it doesn’t matter. That said, for the last few seasons I’ve found that the local sugar pumpkins we find at our farmers’ market are downright fabulous. In fact, making fresh puree might be easier than opening a can. This year, I took easy to another level by simply roasting the pumpkins whole. For venting purposes, I used a sharp paring knife to slice the tops off  two 1 pound Scott County sugar pumpkins,  placed the lids back into place, and slid the pumpkins into a 350 degree oven to roast for 1 1/2 hours. When the pumpkins started to  collapse and were knife tender, I pulled them from the oven and cracked them open. Pumpkin carnage. After scooping out the seeds and stringy membranes, I slipped the flesh from the tender skin, pureed the pulp until velvety smooth, scraped it into a bowl, and set it aside.   Tart Shell For the underlying chocolate crust, I pulverized enough thin dark chocolate wafers in a food processor to measure 2 cups. After tossing the crumbs into a mixing bowl, I added 4 tablespoons sugar and 6 tablespoon melted unsalted butter. I mixed the crumbs with the butter, scraped them into a 9″ tart pan with a removable bottom, used a straight edged measuring cup to firmly press the crumbs into the pan, and  chilled the shell in the freezer for 15 minutes to set the crust before sliding it into a preheated 350 oven to bake for 12 minutes.   Pumpkin Filling I spooned 2 cups of fresh pumpkin puree into a large mixing bowl, added 1/2 cup white sugar. 1/4 cup light brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/4 teaspoon salt, a pinch ground clove, a pinch ground allspice, a pinch cardamon, 2 large eggs, and 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream. To lighten the filling, I whipped the mixture with an old fashioned  hand held mixer until it was fully incorporated, and it poured into the cooled chocolate tart shell. I lined a sheet pan with parchment paper, slipped the tart onto the pan, and baked it in a preheated degree oven 450 for 15 minutes, reduced the heat to 350 degrees, let it rip for 55 minutes, pulled it from the oven, and placed it onto a wire rack to cool before sliding the tart into refrigerator to chill. More Chocolate I wanted something a bit firmer than a classic heavy cream and chocolate ganache. After shaving 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate ( 70% cacao) into tiny shards, I tumbled the chocolate into a bowl, added 2 ounces (1/4 cup) melted unsalted butter, and 1 tablespoon light corn syrup. I warmed the mix over a low flame, gently stirred the mix until it melted into a loose glossy glaze, poured it over the chilled  pumpkin filling, carefully tilted the tart to swirl the chocolate into an even layer, and tossed it into the refrigerator to set.   Leaves I threw together a very basic pastry dough by pulsing 1 1/4 cup sifted flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 cup chilled cubed butter, and 1/4 cup ice water in a food processor. Just as the dough came together, I formed it into a flat disc, wrapped it in plastic wrap, and slipped into the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes.   I didn’t have any of those fancy leaf shaped cookie cutters that seem to pop up everywhere this time of year, so I free-handed a few leaves on parchment paper, cut them out, and set them aside. I rolled the dough into a 1/8″ thick circle, used my parchment paper stencils to cut out the leaves,  carefully slashed veining into the leaves, transferred them to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, and chilled them for 30 minutes. After brushing the leaves with an egg wash (1 egg yolk mixed with 1 tablespoon heavy cream), I slid them into a blistering 475 degree oven for about 12 minutes. When they were beautifully browned, I removed them to a wire rack to cool, pulled the chilled double chocolate pumpkin tart from the refrigerator, and scattered the leaves over the top. Topped with buttery crisp pastry leaves, the airy spiced pumpkin filling had all the nuanced warmth of classic pumpkin pie. Suspending the pie between layers of chocolate took it to another level and gussied up those familiar flavors with self-indulgent sass.   Chocolate in the pumpkin patch.

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  • Out and About with Ace – September 2017Out and About with Ace – September 2017

    Solar Eclipse 2017 Photos by Dinker Patel Tomato Fest 2017 Yoga at Ashland Woodland Art Fair MLK Park renovations

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  • Bravetart: Lexington pastry whiz earns praise for new book Bravetart: Lexington pastry whiz earns praise for new book 

    Would you be willin’ to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they’ll never take… OUR COOKIES!   Would you eat Girl Scout cookies all year round if they were available? (They do lose a little something if you try to store a case in the freezer.) How do you feel about Hostess cupcakes or Little Debbie’s oatmeal cream pies?  The new book from Lexington’s Stella Parks, BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts, just may convince you to try making these at home.  The book, released in August, was in the making for more than five years, but if you’ve always wanted to know how to make your own Thin Mints or rainbow sprinkles or homemade Snickers bars, it’s well worth the wait.  There’s an entire section devoted to “Classic American Brands” where she re-creates homemade versions of  Fig Newtons, Animal Crackers, Twinkies, and even Wonder Bread — footnoted, “Homemade versions of the brand-name product referred to are my own recipes, not provided or endorsed by the owners of those brands.”  Parks is a Culinary Institute of America trained pastry chef and a senior editor at Serious Eats, whose restaurant work in Lexington earned her a nod as one of 2012’s best new pastry chefs in Food and Wine magazine.  On the Lexington food scene, she quickly became famous for menu items like macarons and homemade sprinkles. Her brown sugar, pear and pistachio layer cake landed her on the pages of Garden and Gun Magazine, and a Thanksgiving cake decorating segment at Fox and Friends.  Her Serious Eats colleague J. Kenji López-Alt describes his first experience eating one of her confections at a Lexington restaurant in the introduction to the book. “The dessert was a play on Lucky Charms, complete with crunchy, diamond-shaped, multicolored marshmallows and a delicate panna cotta made to taste just like cereal milk. If you ate your Lucky Charms the right way (cereal bits first, semi-soaked marshmallows next, oat-flavored cereal milk to wash it down), you already know what this dessert tastes like in your mind. What’s incredible, though, is that if you were to go home right afterward and pour yourself a bowl of Lucky Charms, you’d find them to be unpalatably sweet, the marshmallows more Styrofoam-like than crunchy. Stella had managed to make a bowl of Lucky Charms that tasted more like Lucky Charms to me than actual Lucky Charms.”  So, the recipes in the book are definitely not recipes provided by the brand. They’re actually better. Lopez-Alt cites Parks’s superpower as “her ability to tap directly into those parts of our brains that store our childhood taste memories, unlocking them and stimulating desires that we never even knew we had, hidden away like the creme in the middle of a Devil Dog.” As Parks once pointed out in a blog devoted to a Dairy Queen Oreo Blizzard, “The nature of a Copy Cat recipe is that it takes a lot of subtle factors to re-create a taste we all know and love; if you substitute or deviate from the recipe, it just won’t turn out the same,” but she also spells out the why and the why not (why wouldn’t you use free-range organic eggs? The custard might be delicious, but it won’t resemble Dairy Queen’s soft serve even remotely.)  In reviewing the new book, the Washington Post says, “there is a lot to be said for being able to make the perfect version of whatever your childhood guilty pleasure was — and a lot more to be said for one book that delivers them all. Parks adds a remarkable new voice to the world of baking books. Combine smarts with whimsy and you get delicious results.” BraveTart is also the title of Parks’s blog, which regular followers have long known as the source for everything from homemade Pop Tarts to ice cream sandwiches She explained her approach as “buried in 19th century newspapers and trade journals, vintage cookbooks, and the United States Patent Gazette.” She wrote of her methodology, “I’ve watched hours of retro TV commercials, and combed ebay for antique biscuit crates, candy tins, and even a Nabisco employee training manual or two. These little bits and pieces tell a very different story about our favorite desserts, surprisingly sweet slices of American history.” When introducing the book to Serious Eats readers, she said, “I wouldn’t say BraveTart is strictly a cookbook. While my work on Serious Eats focuses on science, my book explores the secret history of classic American sweets. Not the corporate fairy tales we hear time and again, but stories that haven’t been told before—the true meaning of the word ‘Oreo,’ the weirdly vindictive origin of graham crackers, and the marketing-driven machinations that led to Key lime pie.” Hardly any cookbooks offer a cultural, culinary “whodunnit” alongside the recipes, which helps make this one a standout.

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  • CHEERS: A Toast to Bourbon Month CHEERS: A Toast to Bourbon Month 

    By Tom Yates Twenty minutes before service, I left the controlled chaos of the kitchen to gather my thoughts and take a quiet stroll through the shaded grounds of My Old Kentucky Home State Park. September means different things to different people. To me, it’s a nostalgic reminder of the two years I taught the Culinary Arts: Bourbon Style Cooking School at the Kentucky Bourbon Festival. For bourbon lovers, it means descending on Bardstown, KY  for a nonstop celebration of all things bourbon during the annual two week festival. With a myriad of events scheduled daily and nightly, there’s something for everyone craving bourbon.  The Culinary Arts: Bourbon Style Cooking School usually snags a prime spot during the first week of the festival. Smallish in comparison to the other events, it’s the first to sell out as the hot ticket up for grabs to the estimated 53,000  attendees of the two week event.  For back to back years, I was fortunate enough to head a catering team for the Bourbon Cooking School and lead (on a cramped corner stage) 250 paying guests through a five course meal jacked up with Jim Beam Bourbon. After months of planning, testing, prepping, and cooking, we’d load up our goods and take our makeshift mobile kitchen 70 miles down the road to Bardstown  for the annual Kentucky Bourbon Festival. Set up. Hook Up. Mise. Prep. Cook. Chill. Hold. Mark. Place. Delegate. Lead. Trust. Breathe. Repeat. With very few (zilch) on site resources, precise planning and concise packing was key. Fetching forgotten stuff wasn’t an option.  It’s one thing to love the sanctuary of the kitchen when hammering out food, it’s another animal altogether to step out of the kitchen and demo said food in front of an adoring bourbon guzzling crowd. Twenty minutes before service, I needed to breathe. After meeting Fred Noe, the seventh-generation Jim Beam distiller, I gathered the staff for a quick pre-shift rundown and hit the stage for what would become my last (by choice) stint teaching the Culinary Arts: Bourbon Style Cooking. Thankfully, the traditional pre-dinner bourbon toast was obligatory for everyone present. I chugged. • Southern Cornbread with Jim Beam Red Stag Whipped Butter. Check. • Basil Hayden Marinated Shrimp Cocktail Shooter. A Two-Fer. Check. • Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Fried Sage and Jim Beam White Label creme fraiche. Check. • Bakers Bourbon Braised Short Ribs. Check. • Chocolate Bread Pudding with Bookers Bourbon German Chocolate Hard Sauce. Say no more. Check. Double Check. After 25 years, they’ve pulled the Bourbon Cooking School from this year’s festival to make room for other events. Whether or not it returns to the schedule, I’m proud to have joined a long list of area chefs that helped ignite the rage of marrying bourbon with food before it was cool. Trailblazers. The Bourbon Trail. Kentucky Proud. Bakers Bourbon Braised Short Ribs Looking over my prep lists and costs sheets from the event that year, I worked with 250 pounds of Certified Angus Beef Short Ribs. There’s the beef. Revisiting my old recipe recently, I dialed it back a bit. Replacing bourbon with red wine, I  cooked the beef with a nod to beef bourgignon. Sear. Brown food equals flavor. I seasoned 4 pounds room temperature Marksbury Farm beef short ribs with salt and pepper. After slicing thick cut bacon into 1/2” lardons, I fried the bacon in a large dutch oven until crispy and scooped the lardons onto a paper towels to drain. While the bacon fat was still smoking hot, I seasoned the short ribs with salt and pepper before searing the ribs on all sides (using tongs to turn). When deeply caramelized, about 4 minutes per side, I pulled them from the pot, and set them aside. Flavor. I drained all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon fat from the pot, returned it to the heat, and tumbled 2 sliced carrots, 2 sliced celery stalks, 2 quartered onions into the hot fat. When the vegetables started to sweat, I added 2 crushed garlic cloves, salt, and cracked black pepper. Before the vegetables took on color, I added 2 tablespoons tomato paste and swirled it through the softened vegetables, making a point to coat them with the paste as they cooked down. After the tomato toasted and darkened to a brickish color, I pulled the dutch oven from the heat and deglazed the pot with 1 cup bourbon. I returned the pot to the heat and reduced the bourbon to a glaze before adding 3 cups beef stock, 1 cup additional  bourbon, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 2 bay leaves, 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns, salt, fresh thyme sprigs, fresh parley stems, and fresh rosemary. I brought the stock to a boil, reduced it to a simmer, and slid the the short ribs (covered) into a preheated 350 degree oven. Extras. Two hours into the braise, I sauteed sliced button mushrooms in a combination of butter and oil until golden brown, showered them salt, and set them aside. After adding 1 tablespoon oil to the cast iron skillet, I tumbled 1 pound blanched and peeled whole pearl onions into the skillet, sauteed them until they started to caramelize, scooped them out, and tossed them with the reserved mushrooms. Finish. After three hours, I pulled the short ribs from the oven, carefully removed them to a side plate and strained the braising liquid through a fine mesh sieve, discarding the solids. After skimming the accumulated fat from the top of the sauce, I returned it to the heat and reduced it by half before swirling a beurre manié  (a flour and butter paste) into the sauce to thicken it a bit. After briefly warming the short ribs in the satiny bourbon-infused sauce, I nestled the ribs over Weisenberger Mill pimento cheese grits, scattered the sauteed mushrooms and pearl onions to the side, and drizzled additional sauce over the ribs before finishing with salt, cracked black pepper, and micro greens. Kentucky Short Ribs. Bourbonized. Check. September is Bourbon Month. Celebrate responsibly.  (More bourbon-infused recipes by Ace food writer  Chef Tom at aceweekly.com.) 

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  • Ace Eats Out – September 2017Ace Eats Out – September 2017

    DV8 grand opening NEWS  Bear and the Butcher on Euclid celebrated its soft opening at the Chevy Chase Street Fair in August.  Buenos Nachos Mexican Kitchen has opened in the former Rincon location on Euclid.  CoreLife Eatery has opened at The Summit. CoreLife Eatery is a chain built on clean, GMO free, healthy food.  DV8 Kitchen, a fast-casual restaurant and bakery, has opened on South Broadway, offering scratch-made breakfast all day, lunch, and early dinner. One out of three employees at DV8 Kitchen will be a “second chance employee.”  New York Style pizza restaurant Grimaldi’s has opened at The Summit. This is the first Lexington location and second location in Kentucky.  Every Friday night in September the Woodford Reserve Distillery is extending their hours and tours to allow guests to experience a different side of Woodford Reserve. Each evening will feature a choice of tickets, offering a Tour, or Tour and dinner option. Zen Sushi downtown offers “Zen Lounge,” a late-night menu every Friday and Saturday night, 10 pm to 1 am.  EVENTS Lexington Fest of Ales is September 1 at Cheapside Pavilion. Over 150 beers to sample from over 60 breweries, including a special area featuring over 30 Kentucky breweries. Wilderness Trace Distillery (Danville) will host the Kentucky State BBQ Festival Sept. 8 thru Sept. 10.  Fairyhouse Hall Owners Heather McKeever Haffey and Shane Haffey will collaborate with the Jonathan’s Events team and Corto Lima owners, Chef Jonathan Lundy and TJ Cox, for the annual Slow Food Lexington supper party, on Sept.9, featuring a menu of estate raised items as a part of the Kentucky Proud Farm to Fork Dinner Series. Culinary and cocktail garden tours, a Kentucky spirits tasting, beer and wine, live music and chef’s meet-and-greet. Tickets available via pre-sale only. North Lime Coffee and Donuts will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a birthday bash on Saturday Sept. 9.   Evans Orchard is celebrating Apple Festival on September 9.  St. Andrew Orthodox Church will celebrate Heritage Festival on Sept. 9, featuring homemade Slavic and Middle Eastern Food.  Mirror Twin Brewing will host its first Homebrew competition on September 9. (Must brew on site.) Interested in food and volunteering? The Champion Food Volunteer program will have an informational meeting Monday, Sept. 11 at 1:30 pm at the Fayette County Extension Service.  The Jefferson Street Soiree is Wednesday, Sept. 13, celebrating the Jefferson Street corridor’s food and drink with this annual block party.  Festival Latino de Lexington is the biggest Latino event in the region, scheduled for September 15 and 16. Expect an array of street foods (we recommend the corn on a stick). The Bluegrass Chapter of the KRA will host Harvest Lex on September 19 at Manchester Music Hall. Lexington restaurants, wineries, breweries and distilleries will be offering up tastes of their best harvest, in celebration of our community of great food and great people. Proceeds will benefit Kentucky ProStart and FoodChain Lexington. Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill will host Harvest Fest on Sept. 23.  Kentucky Proud Evenings presents Bill Best of Kentucky Heirloom Seeds: Growing, Eating, Saving on Tue, Sept. 26 at the Fayette County Extension Office.  On Friday, Sep 29, ABLE will be hosting a bourbon-themed fund-raising event “DelectABLE Bourbon Charity Dinner.” ABLE –  Assisting Better Living Everywhere – is a nonprofit organization staffed by volunteers. 

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