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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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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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