Janet Patton, Lexington Herald-Leader

Janet Patton

Lexington Herald-Leader

Lexington, KY, United States

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Past articles by Janet:

New restaurant opening downtown for lunch, dinner and Burger Week

Athenian Grill is opening downtown in time for Lexington Burger Week. The new restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner. → Read More

Lexington eaters, Burger Week is back. Here’s a breakdown of what’s on the menu.

Lexington Burger Week is back at restaurants with 40 burgers featuring everything from CBD oil to ice cream. → Read More

Good news: There’s more King of Kentucky bourbon. Bad news: It’s even pricier.

King of Kentucky, revived last year, will be a special annual release. This year’s version from Brown-Forman hits shelves in early July, → Read More

‘Big things brewing’ for former Mexican restaurant near Jeff Ruby’s. See what’s planned.

Ethereal Brewing plans to open a brewpub this fall on Vine and Limestone with craft beer and cocktails and food. → Read More

Corporate Big Pie vs. home bakers? Lexington reverses course on July Fourth pie contest.

The traditional Great American Pie Contest and Ice Cream Social are back on after new rules to allow home bakers to serve the public. → Read More

Heaven Hill is bringing back its bottled-in-bond bourbon, but there’s a catch.

Heaven Hill Bottled-in-Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is aged 7 years and priced at about $40. → Read More

Kentucky Sports Radio partners are opening another venture downtown

The new venture from Matt Jones and his KSR partner will be an event venue for weddings, receptions and parties in downtown Lexington called Marque. → Read More

Bluegrass Hospitality bringing another of its restaurants to Hamburg as part of major expansion

Bluegrass Hospitality is expanding Drake’s to Hamburg in Lexington and Owensboro in next six months as part of a major expansion. → Read More

Those kangaroo tacos are finally hopping into Lexington. Are you up for it?

Agave & Rye Mexican restaurant in Fayette Mall will feature a range of unconventional tacos, including kangaroo, and housemade margaritas and other cocktails. → Read More

Bakery on Southland closes abruptly ‘due to unforeseen circumstances’

The Mill, an Arabic bakery, opened in January 2018 serving sweet and savory Middle Eastern treats and breads. → Read More

Popular restaurant on Limestone closing. Owner hints at new venture.

Owner Mamadou Savane hinted at a new venture. The popular West African restaurant on South Limestone closed on Monday. → Read More

‘One of our heroes.’ Mural of folk legend heralds coming of Apollo Pizza in Lexington.

Apollo Pizza is honoring a hero, singer-songwriter John Prine, with a mural on the side of its newest restaurant, which will open in Meadowthorpe soon. → Read More

Second Kentucky bourbon warehouse collapses in less than a year

A bourbon barrel warehouse at the O.Z. Tyler Distillery in Owensboro, Kentucky, collapsed overnight. About 4,500 barrels came down but most appear intact. → Read More

Racing commission to court: Maximum Security’s owners have no right to appeal DQ

The Kentucky racing commission has asked a federal judge to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Maximum Security’s owners, saying Gary and Mary West have no right to appeal under statute. → Read More

Downtown Lexington restaurant closes after less than a year

Napa Prime, which opened a Lexington location last fall, has closed. The Versailles location is still open. → Read More

Jack Daniel’s parent is buying a new spirit and it isn’t a whiskey

Louisville-based Brown-Forman announced it is buying Fords Gin, filling a major hole in its whiskey-heavy portfolio. The 86 Company also owns Aylesbury Duck Vodka, Tequila Cabeza and Cana Brava rum. → Read More

Upscale restaurant coming from Lyles BBQ, plus other new dining spots, bars coming to Lexington

Owners of Lyles BBQ are branching out into Southern food and a new cidery, Wise Bird Cider is coming to Lexington on Town Branch at the Pepper campus. → Read More

Here’s your chance to hear former Wildcat Isaac Humphries sing live.

Former UK Wildcat Isaac Humphries will perform a benefit concert in Lexington for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Here’s how to get tickets. → Read More

She’s party mom for real now: ‘Top Chef’ Kentucky finalist Sara Bradley has her baby

Dubbed “party mom” by “Top Chef” commenters long before she was pregnant, chef Sara Bradley announced the birth of her daughter on social media. → Read More

Shady patio? Check. Creek? Check. Kids’ menu? Yep. Lexington’s new cidery has it all.

Wise Bird Cider will open on Friday with hard ciders made from locally sourced apples, a grown-up menu from Martine’s and a family-friendly atmosphere. → Read More