Lexington’s fast-growing culinary scene is all about “local” – local relationships between local chefs and farmers, local ingredients sourced from area farms, local support for homegrown restaurants – local, local, local. And being smack-dab in the middle of the fertile Bluegrass region, it wouldn’t make sense to be any other way. Twists on Southern classics and unique bourbon-infused menu items lend a unique, farm-to-table, Kentucky quality to the dining scene, which we in Lexington affectionately refer to as Beyond Grits. And while Lexingtonians may be obsessed with all things local, we’re also eager to share our unique dining experiences with our visitors – so don’t be shy, pull up a chair!
Download or pick up your very own copy of our Beyond Grits dining guide at the Visitors Center to have on-hand when you visit, since you never know what delicious places you may stumble upon as you explore the city. Bonus: the guide contains recipes from local Lexington chefs that you can replicate at home.