Ace Eats Out – Lexington Restaurants April 2019

Ace Eats Out – Lexington Restaurants April 2019

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What restaurants opened in Lexington? What restaurants closed in Lexington? Here is a sampling of what is happening with restaurants in the Lexington area for April 2019.


(Photo by: Carmo Correia/Bravo)

Bravo’s Top Chef Kentucky has crowned their winner. Read here to find out the winner and their prizes.

Graze left their South Limestone location in 2018 and plans to re-open in April at The Woodlands in the former Julep Cup spot.

Great Bagel (at Woodland and Euclid) is expanding to the south side of town at Boston Road and Man O’ War with new menu items.

Holy Mother Queen of All Greek Orthodox Church annual Bake Sale is on Tates Creek in Chevy Chase, April 12 through April 13. Sale is at 8 am until 6 pm or sellout. (And you can count on sell-out, which is why they offer order-ahead options.)

Jump Start is a new smoothie and espresso bar in the Whitaker Family YMCA in Hamburg. It is just inside the doors and is open to the public.

group of people standing behind a bar/registerManchester Coffee Co. opened on Manchester Street in March. Read more here.

Mandarin Cafe in Zandale has closed.

Sakura opened a second location on Nicholasville Road in the former Smashburger location.

Shaking Seafood and Wings is coming to Mapleleaf Drive. Their menu offers seafood, wings and tacos.

Storming Crab, a crab boil and Cajun seafood eatery, will take over the former Applebee’s location on Nicholasville Road.

Tilted Kilt has opened on South Broadway next to KSBar and Grille.

The Georgetown restaurant, Tipsy Cow Bar, is opening in Lexington on Mapleleaf Drive. The new location will be similar to the one in Georgetown, serving lunch and dinner along with live music and karaoke.




Learn to cultivate Shiitake Mushrooms with Michael Stuart from Buzzards Roost Farm at Kre8Now Marketspace. Class is Tuesday, April 2 at 6 pm.

Try and create the best dish using the ingredients in the “mystery baskets” at Tween/Teen Chopped! presented by Lexington Public Library. Recommended for ages 10- 18. Registration required. 3 pm at Beaumont Library.



Spring launch of downtown Lexington Farmers’ Market. (Launch of the Southland Farmers’ Market follows the next day, Sunday April 7.)



Cocktail Pairing Dinner with Che Samantha Fore of Tuk Tuk Sri Lankan Bites, 5 pm, West Main Crafting Co.



Enjoy fresh crawfish and benefit the Kentucky Equine Adoption Center at Park Equine Hospital. Tickets required.



EEI Charity Fundraising farm- to-table dinner and silent and live auction benefiting the Bluegrass Land Conservancy, April 25 at 6:30 pm, Mt. Brilliant Farm.



Proud Mary’s BBQ 3rd annual Crawfish Festival is Saturday, April 27 at 1 pm. A full day of live music, crawfish eating contest, BBQ and more.



This article also appears on page 12 of the April 2019 print edition of Ace Weekly.

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