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Give Back To The Place You...

Give Back To The Place You Call Home

By Ashley Alt When is the last time you volunteered? Giving back to your community isn’t just a nice “good deed” to check off your to-do list. It fulfills you in ways that doesn’t compare to going to church or getting your neighbor’s mail while they’re on vacation. Taking time out of our busy lives to stop and remember what’s important gives us a clearer perspective on why we were put on this Earth in the first place – to be a support system for one another. Here are two things you can do this weekend, right here in town, that will feed your (and thousands of others) souls. Nathan’s Hope 5K Walk/Run/Roll Primary Pulmonary Hypertension is a term which describes a rare disease in which blood pressure in the lungs is higher than normal. It is more common among women, as well as those aged 75 or older, and affects one to two people in every 1 million over the United States and Europe. Nathan’s Hope (the 20th annual) is a 5K being held 8am (registration), 9am (walk, bike, rollerblade) Saturday at the Keeneland racetrack. Registration is $15 for ages 11-15 and $20 for 16 and up, which includes a raffle ticket and t-shirt. The money raised goes straight to Nathan’s Hope clinic at UK Children’s Hospital, and...

Festival Season in Full Swing

Festival Season in Full Swing

By Ashley Alt Don’t let the back-to-school commercials fool you. There is still so much of summer that needs exploring and celebrating. This weekend is filled to the brim with summer fests fit to fancy every age. Grab your pals, outfit yourself with the brightest, most summer-like outfits you own and get ready to frolic about all weekend long. For festival season is in its prime right now, and it’s begging you to come out and play. Here are a few weekend events sure to brighten your spirits and rejuvenate your sense of self. Field To Table Friday On Friday evening, local farmers, food producers and chefs will meet with the Lexington community as a means to get reconnected with one another to celebrate Kentucky farmers who work tirelessly to provide us with fresh, healthy and nutritious food, every day. This event features a five-course dinner spotlighting over 20 of central Kentucky’s most magnificent chefs and culinary champions including dishes from Cole’s, Corto Lima, Sage Rabbit, Honeywood and many more. Held at the Historic Courthouse on Main Street, music and a cash bar will ensue at Limestone Hall. Get your tickets here to come out and support Kentucky farms and farmers. Proceeds will benefit GleanKY, a nonprofit that gathers and redistributes excess fruits and vegetables to those in need...

Eat, Drink Up Summer’s Last...

Eat, Drink Up Summer’s Last Sizzle

By Ashley Alt The finest restaurants in town are serving customized dishes for their gracious guests, all three-course dinners, all $27 a pop. In the culinary world, it really doesn’t get much better than that, which is why Thursday, Friday and Saturday are all dedicated to Lexington Restaurant Week and Restaurant Week only. Why, you ask? Because this exciting time only comes but once a year, of course, and furthermore, it is a delicious deal that simply cannot be overlooked. While there is an entire list of local hot spots participating in the best food-and-drink week of the year, I have curated my top 5 picks, each eatery offering everything a fine restaurant should – incredible atmosphere and ambiance, royalty service, and obviously, awesome food and can’t-pass-up cocktails. Bon appetit, Lexingtonians. Prepare your palettes for meal satisfaction sure to last until the holidays. Restaurant Week Bests Minglewood I really can’t say enough good things about this adorable downtown pocket. With consistently great service and even better small plates and cocktails, Minglewood is a must-stop for city dwellers in search of that off-the-streets energy. Known for their creative dinner fare – both names and tastes – this popular evening hangout won’t disappoint given their “I’m High on Cheese,” Jamaican shrimp cakes and donut holes course dinner offering. Zen Sushi What...

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