Hi guys! I’m continuing my holiday hop this week with another stop at an awesome Lexington shop that you should keep in mind for Christmas gifting ideas this year. I’ve been going to Street Scene on Regency Rd. for several years, mostly because I love and appreciate vintage things (not just clothing), and also because I love and appreciate shopping, ha! So if you’ve never been to this super nifty little shop, or you’ve driven by and wondered about it, stick around to hear all about it.
Well boys and girls, it appears as though the holiday season is upon us again. It feels like the rest of this year happened in about a span of ten minutes or so, at least for me personally. And now it’s time to think about giving gifts to our friends, co-workers and loved ones. We all know how beneficial it is to shop locally in one’s community – it can be a boost for everyone involved. So I thought that maybe over the next few weeks I would hop around Lexington and check out businesses that are locally owned and operated, and maybe feature some unique (or classic) gift ideas.
I am getting really excited about the products coming out of Kentucky these days. The past few years have seen an outpouring of food and beverage creativity from the Bluegrass, and the movement continues. So keeping it local has become easier and easier, and with the heat of summer setting in, it’s really exciting to find a beverages that are new, interesting and delicious. Enter Baqua Tisanes, a small line of beverages started and sold in Kentucky that have been getting lots of love on the Lexington scene lately.
Unless you’ve been residing in a parallel universe – or not in Lexington – you would have been hard pressed to miss all the hullabaloo surrounding the opening of The Summit At Fritz Farm, the new pretty and posh consumer destination on the southwest side of town. Containing lots of big higher-end names in clothing, home decor and food, it offers Lexington residents a one-stop shopping destination for happily handing over their hard-earned duckets. I for one was happy to see it come into our community, but was mostly intrigued by the major food brands that joined the party. Among them is Shake Shack, the New York-based chain that gained worldwide acclaim for what is supposed to be a life-changing burger. I recently paid them a visit for their opening at the Summit, and wanted to share my thoughts/experience.
Lexington, Kentucky, for those of you who are unaware, is a food town. We love our basketball, our bourbon, our horses, don’t get me wrong. But one of the great pastimes of its residents is going out to eat. And we’ve pretty much got something to suit every taste; Thai? We got you. Sushi? Don’t get me started. Fancy schmancy steak dinner? Step right this way. But what about chocolate? Sure we’ve got our candy shoppes, and they make some amazing stuff. But in the past month a little joint opened up on Old Vine Street that is like an all inclusive resort for chocolate lovers. Chocolate Holler is unlike any other spot in Lexington, and the locals have already been singing its praises. So I decided to make a trip over and explore exactly what all the excitement was about.
Hey gang, welcome to February. I promise I won’t make any cliché comments about how time is flying by, but…January? What January? So here in Lexington, we have caught on to the ramen noodle craze of late that has swept the larger coastal cities like New York and L.A. And we have had our options in the past at various Asian restaurants, but not a place that focused primarily on the delicious Japanese noodle soup.