New and Noteworthy June 2018

Meredith Lane



girlsgirlsgirls is Now on South Limestone

The best burritos with the weirdest name. A local love that’s flown under the radar is making a splash at its new location at 395 South Limestone.
Girlsgirlsgirls Burritos offers late-night burritos, house-made tamales, quesadillas, fresh fried chips and snacks plus rotating specials made fresh.

Try the el Producto, with smoked Kentucky pork or crispy tofu wrapped up and grilled in a flour tortilla with jack cheese, avocado, salsa verde and perfect pink cabbage coleslaw. Of course, you won’t want to miss the S’more Chimichanga, which is exactly as decadent as you’d expect. Their menu is creative, thrilling and best of all, closer than ever!

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Martine’s is Making Downtown a Little Sweeter

How sweet it is! One of Kentucky’s most beloved pastry shops and has a new location.

Martine’s pastries is now at 400 East Third Street in a charming historic structure. With the additional space offered by the new building, they’ve added a cafe with upstairs and downstairs seating, making it perfect for grabbing a croissant for breakfast or even a salad for lunch!

Of course you can still find the same signature desserts that Lexington has come to know and love, and they’ll still be creating their breathtaking wedding cakes.

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Feather & Blade is now on North Ashland

It seems like the National Avenue/Warehouse Block district gets cooler every day. Feather & Blade has moved to 332 North Ashland Avenue, bringing bespoke brows to the area. Their signature service utilizes microblading to create hairstroke brows that are believable and beautiful. They also offer lash enhancement liner, lash extensions, areola repigmentation, permanent freckles and tinting services.

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EverybodyFights is Here!


EverybodyFights, an award-winning boxing gym with locations in New York City, Boston and Chicago, announced that they’re extending their reach from the Northeast to the Midwest territory. The expansion will begin with the flagship facility in Lexington, which opened June 1st.

EverybodyFights was founded by George Foreman III, son of the two-time heavyweight champion George Foreman Sr. The gym combines the grit of a traditional boxing gym and the luxury amenities and aesthetics of today’s hottest studios, making EverybodyFights one of the most disruptive models in the fitness industry.

EverybodyFights Kentucky is the company’s first partnership location, and is a partnership deal with Royce Pulliam who developed 30 plus health clubs over 20 years in 10 states. The 9,000 sq. ft. location includes 3 classrooms, 150+ lockers, 12 showers, 2 steam rooms, 30+ cardio machines, 50+ heavy bags, a weight room, pro shop and more. They offer 100+ classes per week!

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Floyd’s 99 Cuts, Color, Shave is Rockin’ on Malabu

Dreaming of a new ‘do? Do it old school with Floyd’s 99 Cuts, color, shave Barbershop, which just opened in The Venue at Nicholasville Road and Malabu Drive.

The vintage, rock n’ roll vibe inside makes everyone who sits in a stylist’s chair feel like a superstar. They offer cuts and color for both men and women, as well as shaves and waxing. As a full-service barbershop, Floyd’s offers both current and classic styles. Owners David Jones and Lindsey Combs Jones are thrilled to welcome everyone to discover the Floyd’s difference.

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A TagaBrew is Forever

Enjoying a drink is an ephemeral experience–your beer is here one minute, then gone the next. One company aims to make that experience last a lifetime. TagaBrew is a copper memory tag you collect as you bar hop! They host fun events to make collecting tags completely unforgettable.

For the latest events, find TagaBrew on social media: TagaBrewKY


Malone’s is Celerating 20 Years of Great Food and Excellent Service

It’s hard to believe that one of Lexington’s favorite spots for business lunches, romantic dinners and gatherings of all kinds is two decades old.

Bluegrass Hospitality Group was launched in 1998 by Brian McCarty and Bruce Drake. The two had a rich background in the restaurant industry, but wanted to create something that put over-the-top hospitality at the forefront. Founded 20 years ago, Malone’s on Lansdowne was their flagship eatery, and it has been a staple of the neighborhood and Lexington community ever since.

Cheers to BHG, and happy 20th birthday to Malone’s! Learn more:

Kentucky News:

It’s Better in the Bluegrass 

Kentucky’s cuisine is a delicious tradition steeped in history, local ingredients and good taste. Discover it all along the Better in the Bluegrass Culinary Trail, announced in early May by the Kentucky Department of Tourism. Restaurants at nine Kentucky State Parks are offering special meals that reflect the unique tastes and traditions of Kentucky’s culinary heritage. From burgoo and mutton barbecue to chow-chow and moonshine, there’s so much to discover!

Want to try these great meals? Pick up a Culinary Passport at the front desk of any Kentucky State Park. To prepare, you can also download a free guide to the trail on their website. Journey to each of the destinations to collect the stamps and savor the flavors of the Bluegrass. When you’ve collected stamps from all nine participating parks, mail your passport back to the Kentucky Department of Tourism for a free gift!

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Get Polished at Varnish Nail Shoppe


If you’re looking for a cool new spot to get your nails done, check out Varnish NaiL Shoppe on North Limestone in the heart of downtown Lexington. Offering manicures and pedicures tailored for both men and women in a gorgeous space, Varnish offers all the services you’d find at a traditional nail salon, plus more -- including everything from custom nail art to the ultimate relaxation experience: eye masks made from botanical extracts and plant derived active ingredients with a heated neck wrap! The venue itself is gorgeous, with rustic hardwoods, exposed wood beams, comfy salon chairs and modern details throughout.

All the products used at Varnish are non-toxic with no harsh chemicals.  In fact, they boast that their products have “no fumes, no animal cruelty, no animal derivatives.” Plus, the colors are long lasting, so you can enjoy your mani/pedi even longer.

A few pro tips: Bring your own flip flops!  To reduce waste, Varnish does not offer disposable flops.  They do, however, sell some super cute flops with various designs.  Also, because the space is small, Varnish requests that its customers make reservations online or by calling/texting the salon.  It’s also the perfect spot to have a private mani/pedi party! They’re open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 7pm and Saturday 10am to 4pm.

Instagram: @varnishnailshoppe

Did You Know?

You Can Sip & Shop at The Summit

One of the great things that sets The Summit at Fritz Farm apart is the fact that you can take your drink with you as you stroll and shop, whether you’re listening to live tunes on The Green or browsing their incredible stores. #sipshopsummit with your friends this summer at The Summit!

June 1st from 6-8pm, join them as they kick off their Party on the Back Porch event. Enjoy live music, libations and more all summer long! There will be a Low Country Boil from Smithtown Seafood and live tunes by Bebo Baxter. The Back Porch is accessible through The Barn or the pathway behind Brooks Brothers. Pets and adult beverages alike are permitted in this area. Then, head back every Saturday for great live music and more fun.

That’s not all you’re missing. From their free Sweat Series to great tasting events, there’s so much happening at The Summit! Stay up to date with them on social media, or visit them online: