Eat November: Lexington food and restaurant news and events

Eat November: Lexington food and restaurant news and events

Eat November: Lexington food and restaurant news and events


Charlie’s Fresh Seafood on Winchester Rd. reopened after a truck crashed into the front of the building.

Chef Craig de Villiers has opened a second Graze restaurant on South Limestone in place of House of Soul.

Metropolitan Donuts is opening on 3070 Lakecrest Circle in Beaumont Centre. The menu will include handcrafted mini donuts made to order.

National Provisions, which was located in the Warehouse Block, closed after five years.  

Pivot Brewing opened on Delaware Ave. and will be Lexington’s first cidery.  The cidery will feature more than 11 different ciders on tap and local beer.


On November 3, the third and last Art Connects Networking Luncheon in the summer/fall series is being held at Arts Place at 11:30 am. The guest presenter will be Gregory Turay and lunch will be catered by Creative Table Kitchen and Catering.

The American Heart Association hosts the Go Red for Women fundraiser luncheon takes place on November 4 in the Lexington Center Heritage Hall. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. and the luncheon begins at 11 a.m.

The 2016 Greater Bluegrass Signature Chefs Event is happening at the Marriott Griffin Gate on Friday, November 4 at 6 pm. The night will include food tastings from local chefs and an auction in support of the March of Dimes.

Lexington cookbook author Barbara Harper-Bach will be at the Kentucky Book Fair in Frankfort on November 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  She is the author of 12 different cookbooks.

The Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center continues to host ‘art therapy: a luncheon series’ Wednesday, November 9 at 11:30 am. There will be music by Ben Lacy and food provided by Tuk Tuk Sri Lankan Bites.

The Mary Todd Lincoln House will host “Lincoln’s Kitchen: Food from the Presidential Years” at The Food Connection at the University of Kentucky on Thursday, November 10 at 6 pm. A four-course meal will be served as Chef Tonya Whitehouse demonstrates how to prepare dishes inspired by recipes served by Abraham and Mary Lincoln.

Central Kentucky Tours will host the Veterans Day Barrel to Bottle Tour on November 11. The tour will leave from Beaumont Inn at 8:30 a.m. The first stop will be at Kentucky Cooperage for a bourbon making tour, then the Limestone Branch Distillery for bourbon tastings. There will be stops at the Maker’s Mark Cafe for lunch, as well as touring and tasting of the distillery.

Shaker Village is hosting a Quail Dinner featuring Town Branch Distillery on November 12 at 6:30 pm.

On November 13, Fusion Gallery is inviting the community to decorate the gallery and enjoy a dinner during their Holiday Beautification and Pot Luck Dinner event starting at 4:30 pm.

The final installment of the 2016 #EuroTour CHEW Dinner series is at Chew Farm-To-Table on November 16 at 6 pm. Chef Ranada West-Riley of Lexington Diner is creating a menu inspired by Frankfurt, Germany, using ingredients from Frankfurt.

On November 16 at 6 pm Wild Thyme will host a holiday cooking class taught by Chefs Simo Tarfaoui and Allison Davis.

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This article also appears on page 10 of the November 2016 printed issue of Ace.

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