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Celebrate Your Christmas in...

Celebrate Your Christmas in Lexington

By Kelly Heitz Happy Holidays! It’s the time of year for lots of family, food and warm togetherness, but if cooking for that influx of people isn’t your thing, there are plenty of Lexington eateries open for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day celebrations. Here is a list for you to plan your holiday festivities: Christmas Eve Dining Options ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, hungry relatives are looking for the perfect holiday meal…and something about a mouse. You get what we’re saying: your people are hungry and you’re not cooking. That’s perfectly fine because there are some fantastic chefs in Lex that will do it for you. If you’re in the Hamburg area, Bonefish Grill (bonefishgrill.com/locations/ky/lexington) will be open Christmas eve serving their famous seafood specialties. The location is great for large parties. If you’re in Chevy Chase, head to local favorite Sutton’s (suttonsrestaurant.com) for an Italian-Southern Christmas that’s unique to this area. If you’re Downtown enjoying the Christmas lights and the ice rink at Triangle Park, head to brunch at Minglewood (minglewoodlex.com), which will be serving a special Christmas Eve brunch menu. One of the most festive places in Lexington this time of year is The Summit at Fritz Farm (thesummitatfritzfarm.com), which is decked out with lights greenery and beautiful trees. Walk around and...

Give Thanks in Lexington

Give Thanks in Lexington

By Kelly Heitz Although it seems we went into Christmas mode as soon as the clock struck midnight on Halloween, Central Kentucky is still extremely excited about the holiday of giving thanks. Turkey Day is almost upon us, and while we love spending the day with family and loved ones, who’s to say you can’t do that at some of Lexington’s most treasured restaurants? Several Lexington eateries will be open for the Thanksgiving holiday and serving up exquisite traditional feasts. So, if you’d rather not spend the entire day slaving over your oven, head to one of these Lexington Thanksgiving spots for you 2018 celebration. Thanksgiving Dining Jean Farris Winery & Bistro For a Thanksgiving meal with a view, head out to Jean Farris Winery & Bistro, which is a stunning winery and restaurant nestled in the rolling hills of the Bluegrass. The winery’s bistro will be offering a three-course dinner from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 22. The meal is $50 per person plus tax and gratuity. will offer a three course dinner from 1 pm to 7 pm on Thanksgiving Day. Don’t just show up on Thanksgiving Day though! Advance reservations are required and can be made by calling 859.263.WINE or online at jeanfarris.com. For more information on the event or to take a...

Fall for the Bluegrass This...

Fall for the Bluegrass This Weekend

By Kelly Heitz October has come and gone and we are into November, which means the heart of fall in the Bluegrass. Beat your post-Halloween blues with these exciting events happening in the Lexington area this weekend. The Breeder’s Cup World Championships Louisville’s Churchill Downs, our racing neighbor to the west, is hosting the prestigious Breeder’s Cup World Championships this Friday and Saturday, November 2 and 3. The festivities begin with Future Stars Day this Friday, which features juvenile horses that are a year shy of qualifying for the Breeder’s Cup. On Saturday, catch the main event: a full day’s worth of championship horse races culminating in the Breeder’s Cup Classic. The history making race is almost as exciting as the Kentucky Derby! For more information head to breederscup.com. UK Football vs. University of Georgia If you are staying in town this weekend, don’t miss the much-anticipated UK vs. Georgia football game at Kroger Field. The matchup will decide the winner of the SEC East and who plays in Atlanta for the SEC Championship title. For tickets and more information on the game and tailgating, head to https://ukathletics.com/schedule.aspx?schedule=97. Ashland Annual Fall Clean-Up Day Help keep the gem of Lexington, Ashland The Henry Clay Estate, in tip top shape at this year’s annual fall cleanup. From individual volunteers to high...

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