Skyline and LaRosa’s held a tasting preview on Richmond Road on June 8 & 9. 

Tony Delk, former UK basketball player, was at Hamburg Liquor Barn for a sampling of his Lorenz00’s Chardonnay and bourbon-barrel aged Cabernet.


Three years ago, hearts were broken when Yamaguchi’s Sake and Tapas announced the closure of the Lexington restaurant tucked away on Codell Drive. But the closing of this iconic Lexington eatery was not the end of its legacy. The new Yamaguchi’s opened in June on the corner of Upper and West 6th Street.



Tuesday, July 3

On July 3 at Cheapside, The Great American Pie Contest is the kick-off event for Lexington’s Fourth of July Festival. Bakers are competing to see who has the best pie in Lexington.  Anyone can register to participate in the contest. The deadline to register is July 1. The public is encouraged to stop by Fifth Third Bank Pavilion to enjoy a slice of pie, along with ice cream from Sav’s Chill.  


Thursday, July 12

The first ever Castle & Key Cocktail Competition features the top ten bartenders from Kentucky and Tennessee who submitted their own unique recipes using Castle & Key Restoration Release Gin. You can taste all ten cocktails and vote for your favorite while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and seeing the Castle & Key grounds. This is a ticketed event. Must be 21 or older.


Friday, July 20

Join Hamburg Liquor Barn and Master Distiller Fred Noe for a tasting of Jim Beam Black, Jim Beam Double Oak, and Knob Creek Small Batch on July 20 at 4 pm.


Thursday, July 26

Lexington Restaurant Week returns July 26 to August 4. Local restaurants in the Bluegrass prepare prix fixe multi-course dinners. $2 from every special dinner served goes to LexArts to support major arts organizations, innovative projects, and emerging artists. For menus and participating restaurants visit the Lexington Restaurant Week website or Facebook page.


The Paddock Dinner Series, a Keeneland-Crafted Event, is July 26 at 6:30 pm. These intimate family-style dinners provide an opportunity to enjoy locally-sourced cuisine, craft cocktails and live music in the Keeneland Paddock.


plate of lamb with red wineSutton’s Restaurant hosts a wine tasting dinner on July 26 at 7 pm. The dinner includes 4 courses, unique from normal menu offerings, paired with 4 different wines.


Saturday, July 28

Woodford Reserve presents a Summer Dinner Series that features the “Best of Kentucky” dishes. On July 28, Woodford Reserve introduces a farm-to-table experience. This evening includes a menu of the freshest local products available with a selection of paired cocktails.


Sunday, July 29

Margaritas on the River returns to Proud Mary BBQ on Sunday, July 29. Come out at 5 pm and enjoy margaritas and music from Conch Republic.


This article also appears on page 8 of the July 2018 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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