TOP 5 DINING: KENTUCKY PROUD

By Amanda Harper
01-Aug-2019

 

DISTILLED RESTAURANT & BOURBON BAR

120 W. Second St. | 859.255.0002 | Find them on Facebook

Stop by The Sire and start your meal with their Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho featuring smoked corn, Manchego relish and a citrus brioche crumb. Give the Prime Creekstone Farm New York Strip a taste: it comes with frites, roasted garlic aioli, cippolini and a veal reduction.


EPPING’S ON EASTSIDE

264 Walton Ave. | 859.971.0240 | EppingsonEastside.com

This chef-driven, farm to table eatery boasts plenty of meat-Epping’s keeps a local-first mindset, supporting local farming and food communities. They even cure their own meats in-house. Their Chicken Cacciatore features braised Butler Farms chicken, red wine tomato jus, bell pepper, kalamata olive, mirepoix, fresh herbs and a parmesan polenta cake. Finish the meal with their Warm Molasses Brownie featuring a molasses caramel glaze, Sorella’s hazelnut orange gelato, vanilla bean chantilly and hazelnut brittle.


HONEYWOOD

110 Summit at Fritz Farm, Suite 140 | 859.469.8234 | HoneywoodRestaurant.com

Honeywood is a participant in the Buy Local program. Their famous Howard’s Center Cut Pork Loin Chop is a 10 oz. Stone Cross Farm pork chop served with apple butter pork jus, creamy Weisenberger Mill cheese grits, slow-cooked greens, gremolata and fried apples. Wrap up the evening with their Midway Corn Cookie and Cream, which comes with Sorella whipped cream and salted caramel gelato.


JEFF RUBY’S STEAKHOUSE

101 W. Vine St. | 859.554.7000 | JeffRuby.com

Discover “The Jeff Ruby Experience” in person. Enjoy their Heritage Chicken, served with buttered vegetables and a Madeira jus. Willing to take a walk on the wild side? Try the Wildcat Cake, a blueberry cake with Kentucky blackberry jam, cream cheese icing and chantilly.


LOCKBOX

167 W. Main St. | 859.899.6860 | LockboxLex.com

As a Buy Local program participant, Lockbox has committed to enhancing its menu using locally sourced Kentucky Proud® farm ingredients. Try the Rabbit & Dumplings with squash, lemon preserve and fine herbs. Add an order of Granny’s Pole Beans, which include tomatoes, bread crumbs, garlic and crispy shallot. Finish the meal with a tour of 21c Museum Hotel’s enthralling art gallery.