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What’s On My Plate for Fall – September

Favorites, Kentucky By September 28, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

Ok everyone, the monthly review is back on track. Now that I have a handle on this crazy cancer situation, I have been able to give a bit more attention to what’s going on around me this fall. This one may be a bit short, but I’ve got plenty to say, so we’ll make it work. So grab a drink – preferably not a PSL, but to each his own – get comfortable, and let’s talk…

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What’s On My Plate ’17 – May

Favorites By May 25, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

Well this month certainly didn’t waste any time in coming and going. Aside from the normal May activities (Mother’s Day, the Kentucky Derby), I had a whole pack of birthdays and all other sorts of goings-on this month. When it came time to write this post, I did a little reflecting and thought about how What’s On My Plate has recently been a lot more about news-type food headlines and less about what’sΒ actually on my metaphorical plate – i.e., things that I’ve been loving and thinking about. So I thought this month I would do things a bit differently and go back to the original idea of this post.

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What’s Inside the Lockbox?

Reviews By March 22, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , No Comments

Lexington is a city with a deep-rooted dining culture. A common conversation around water coolers and over text messages usually begins with, “Have you tried that new place _______ yet? I just heard about it.” And when word does get out about an imminent restaurant opening, the collective metaphoric breath-holding is almost palpable. Such was the feeling with Lockbox, the restaurant located inside the just-as-anticipated 21C Hotel on Main St. downtown. It’s bold, it’s artsy, it’s cool; it’s a lot of things that many Lexington restaurants aren’t, and a lot of things that I feel the people of Lexington were wanting. Sure, we all need our place to go grab a beer and some wings and watch a UK game, but we are also a fairly urbane community, whose level of culinary sophistication is growing – albeit slowly. So my significant otherΒ (Mr. 5th Food Group) and I dropped by to give Lockbox a turn and see what it and chefΒ Johnathan Searle were bringing to the ever-changing Lexington restaurant scene.

A stunning light display in the lobby of the hotel.

A stunning light display in the lobby of the hotel.

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