Author Archives: Cindia G. Leonard

About Cindia G. Leonard

I started my own online marketing firm, Work!Girl Media. We specialize in social media marketing and maintenance. We are based in North Carolina and work with businesses in and around the Piedmont Triad Area. I consult, plan, and execute online marketing campaigns.

October Preview

We’ve been waiting for this time of year. The beginning of Fall is marked by our local county fairs, Halloween, and the most important festival in Lexington… the Lexington Barbecue Festival. Get your calendar out and mark down these important dates. It’s all about October!
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Faux Barbecue at Smokey Joe’s Restaurant

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Smokey Joe’s Restaurant wants you to believe that it’s a barbecue restaurant, a popular clique to be part of in Lexington. The only problem is that Smokey Joe’s is anything but a barbecue restaurant. Driving up I immediately saw that Smokey Joe’s looked more like a late-night diner than a traditional barbecue restaurant. Walking in, the wood paneling, carpeting, and tchotchkes scream living room decor not barbecue eatery.

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Barbecue with Style

The Spread

On Sunday, Zachary and I got a chance to check out Lexington Style Trimmings, or LST. Back in May 2010 we wrote a little piece about a restaurant Henry James Family Dining. If you didn’t get a chance to check it out I’ll sum up the experience for you: It sucked. Anyways, we were left a comment by Stephen Lynch that LST was one of the best BBQ places in town. We got some follow up commentary that agreed and there was mention of amazing hushpuppies. Stephen said if we weren’t satisfied with our food, then lunch was on him. I’m happy to report that Stephen, you can keep your money.

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Tea Time At the Lexington Tea House

This is going to sound girlie, but I really love tea parties. When I was a little girl you couldn’t have paid me to sit down, drink tea, play with dolls. Gross. But now that I’m grown I just love the pomp and circumstance of afternoon tea.

Tea Trays with food

Tea Trays with Food

If you’ve never tried it, you are in luck. In our very own town we have a beautiful tea house called the Lexington Tea House. The location has been used as a tea room before, but the current owners have been there for 2 years.

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I had the time of my life at the Davidson County Agricultural Fair

Speckled Llama

This year there was a speckled llama, donkeys, and a giant turkey. Oh my!

Fair time is here again!

Many in the area are familiar with the Dixie Classic Fair, which will be over in a few days. I had the pleasure of going yesterday to that fair. There were lots of rides and lots to see and eat. It’s a great fair, but my fair season starts with the Davidson County Agriculture Fair in Lexington, NC. It took place this year September 20 thru 25, and don’t worry if you missed it because it comes back with a vengeance every year.

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Henry James Family Dining, or How I ate BBQ and vomited

Henry James Family Dining

Henry James restaurant located here in Lexington. Watch out, there is a second location off of HWY 150.

In my time in Lexington, and in conversations I’ve had regarding BBQ, I’ve come to realize that several people believe that all Lexington BBQ is created equally; therefore, all Lexington BBQ taste pretty much the same. This narrow view is shared by many and these people are just misinformed. Case in point, Henry James Family Dining, a restaurant located on Talbert Boulevard in Lexington. From the outside, Henry James looks like an old Taco Bell that’s been remodeled; inside it’s reminiscent of a Shoney’s with a fast food counter. The place is unsuspecting, and when you take your seat you’d never know how sinister the restaurant really is.

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The Breakfast of Champions

Randy's Restaurant

Randy's Restaurant is tucked away, off the main road.

Man can not live on barbeque alone. I know, it’s hard to accept, but take a deep breath and don’t worry because we’ve got you covered.

It’s all about breakfast today at The Lexingtonian, and not just any breakfast, either. We are talking about the breakfast of champions, of kings, at Randy’s Restaurant. Randy’s is located in Welcome off of Old Highway 52, a five minute drive from Uptown Lexington. Continue reading

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