September Festival Preview

Around these parts, folks use just about any excuse to come together for a good time. This September is no exception with several unique festivals and events scheduled to help us transition into the cooler months without giving up that summer state of mind.


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Kerley’s: Great Barbeque at a Bargain Price

A curly-haired pig welcomes you to Kerley's

Late one recent afternoon, Cindia and I took a trip out to Kerley’s Barbecue, a Lexington staple since the seventies. Some decent barbecue, fantastic hushpuppies, and an overall good, filling meal were the result.

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Summer Sweets

Cupcakes, cheesecakes, and ice cream ahead!

I don’t know about you, but around here the summer heat really makes us crave sweets. So we set out to find some of the best places in and around Lexington to get that sugar high. Set aside your diet plans for a day and enjoy the sun and some special treats.

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Butter Bean Delivers

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Butter Bean sign lights up.

I have to admit that whenever I hear the word “buffet” in relation to a meal I am about to eat, I get a little closed-minded.

I picture small children reaching unwashed hands into bins of nearly-congealed food, sneezing under the sneeze guards and running unaccompanied down narrow aisles with plates piled too high. I picture flies. Lots and lots of flies.

The Butter Bean Buffet was different.

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Speedy’s Speedy Service, Tasteless BBQ

Best BBQ Anywhere? Maybe not.

On their sign off Old Highway 52, Speedy’s boasts that it’s the “best BBQ anywhere.” But while it is homey and served with a smile, the quality of the food doesn’t quite live up to this claim.
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Fourth of July Roundup

american flag on building, american flagDue to some technical difficulties, we don’t have a review this week, but here are some events to check out around Davidson county this holiday weekend. Have a fun and safe Fourth!
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A Smiley’s Experience

From the “Sound Horn for Service” sign on the oversized outdoor menu to the cleaver-wielding fiberglass pig beckoning from the doorway, Smiley’s on Winston Road is the quintessential Lexington barbecue restaurant.

Curbside service menu at Smiley's

Despite the clear instructions for curb service, my significant other and I chose to go inside and sit in the main dining room when we visited the well-known establishment for the very first time last week – we’re both native Lexingtonians but, as Cindia said in her post on Lexington Style Trimmings, everyone has their Q joint of choice and Lexington Barbecue is ours.
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