By Amanda Harper


Mr. Kabab

Located just off Richmond Road, this gem often gets passed over. The modest interior is brightly decorated with a fun diner feel and Mediterranean decorations. You can see just about everything they offer on the serving line. Their Shawarma Platter is a local favorite, with chicken or beef options and generous portions.

2901 Richmond Rd. • Lexington • 859.266.5222

Oasis Mediterranean Restaurant

True to its name, Oasis is a great spot to relax in the middle of Chevy Chase. Their signature Oasis Dish features tender chunks of beef or chicken cooked in tomato sauce with eggplant, chickpeas, celery, green peppers, onions and spices. It comes served with salad and rice or fries.

837 Chevy Chase Pl. • Lexington • 859.269.6440

Sushi Blue

Sushi with an upbeat vibe. Their expansive menu includes all your favorites, plus Japanese sushi bites that you may not have tried. Their Blue Specialty Rolls are fun to try: the Sushi on the Fire Roll is shrimp tempura with avocado and spicy tuna topped with cooked shrimp rolled in special flakes, then the whole thing is fired over an open flame. Best of all? They’re open 6pm-2am Monday through Saturday!

185 Pasadena Dr. • Lexington • 859.523.6862

The BLVD Grill

Designed to have a great “neighborhood joint” feel, The BLVD Grill is a perfect spot for a quick lunch or for dinner after work. For ultimate comfort food, try their Open Face Roast Beef, topped with mashed potatoes, brown gravy and served up with your choice of side. They have a nice selection of wines, beers and bourbons, as well as great game day specials.

844 Hays Blvd. • Lexington • 859.226.0315

Blue Door Smokehouse

Smoked fresh daily, Blue Door’s barbeque is truly delicious. Their Platters are a great option: brisket, pulled pork, pulled chicken or 2 smoked sausage links with white bread, pickles, onion and two sides. You can sauce it yourself with their three tasty sauces. Hurry… on busy days, the meat will sell out before closing time!

226 Walton Ave. • Lexington • 859.252.4227