The Bluegrass Farmers Market is open 9 am to 2 pm at the Liquor Barn in Hamburg, 1837 Plaudit Place.
Coba Cocina has added a summer menu which includes tequila-flamed queso fundido, southern fried chicken tacos, and shrimp and grits.
Crank and Boom Ice Cream and Middle Fork Kitchen Bar have opened in Lexington’s Distillery District.
Freakin’ Unbelievable Burgers, a fast-casual artisanal burger joint, is opening in the former Hugh Jass burgers location this month, along with Street Craves.
Lexington Pasta’s Pasta Garage has opened on Delaware.
Chef John Foster’s Sage Rabbit is expected to open this month on S. Ashland.
A farm stand is now open Sundays in Chevy Chase, in a parking lot near the Euclid/High/ Fontaine intersection. Hours are 10 am to 2 pm, but it had nearly sold out by 11 am on opening day in June.
The LexEffect Chew Dinner Series hosts their Summer Dinner on Thursday, July 16 at the Hunt Morgan House at 7:30 pm. The quarterly dinner series celebrates Lexington neighborhoods with chef-driven farm to table dinners through a locally sourced seasonal menu and local beer, wine, and spirit pairings. Partial proceeds go to the LexEffect Giving Fund.
The Pen to Plate Dinner Series at Morris Book Shop begins on July 16. Each dinner will not only feature its own chef, and cookbook, but also a different local business will set the table.
The Shaker Village is hosting Dinner on the Grounds: A James Farmer Party on July 18, starting at 6:30 pm. Spend a summer evening with garden-to-table lifestyle expert and Southern Living editor-at-large James Farmer. Enjoy a meal prepared from his latest cookbook, along with garden and design advice. The evening also features live music on the lawn and Bulleit Bourbon cocktails.
GleanKY hosts their third annual picnic-style fundraiser, Burgers & Beats, on Sunday, July 19 from 5 pm to 8 pm at Wallace Station in Versailles, Kentucky. Burgers & Beats features live music from Quintessence, food by Chef Ouita Michel, dessert from Crank & Boom, and games and activities for children.
Fourth Friday Family Picnic, a Lexington Art League FEAST event, from 6-9 pm at the Loudoun House on July 24.
Best Friend Bar hosts a Guest Chef Night on Sunday, July 26 with chef John Baugh of Table 310.
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