Athens Lunchroom is back at Athens Walnut Hill Pike with a new look, menu, and management featuring some traditional favorites and some new items at the Athens Schoolhouse.

The lunchroom is proudly serving Evans Mill local fresh Angus Beef (you can drive a few miles down the road and see the farm).

Fresh and fast dining options available, but if you’re pressed for time, you can take advantage of the deli cooler with desserts and baked goods such as housemade lasagna by Annette (get the strawberry cake) and a variety of fresh made sandwiches such as chicken salad and pimento cheese.

Craving that IP&J Cuban sandwich or beans and rice? It’s there. Grab a Cubano by Chef Jesus from IP&J Cuban Food, wine, sandwiches with housemade spreads and other goodies!

Live music outside. Open for dine-in or take-out lunch and grab-n-go meals.


Neighborhood mom Brandi Romines, Happy as a Lark Cakes, made it to the top three finals of Baking Impossible on Netflix in October. She shared with friends and fans, “Well…it wasn’t the banner I had hoped to hang, but finishing in the top three  of that insanely talented group is still a reason to celebrate. I finally stopped crying today long enough to take a picture. The weight of keeping that secret for an entire year, and the release of the final episodes have been mentally and emotionally exhausting. More than anything, thank you to my family, friends, local media, the people of my beloved KENTUCKY. The love and support I have felt is indescribable and I wouldn’t have survived without you all.”


Louisville-based Hogan Real Estate Group is one step closer to paving the way for a restaurant to take the space currently occupied by Sunshine Grow Shop on Richmond Road, after a brief skirmish with the city over the need to raze trees to prepare the space. The zoning is approved for a drive-thru.


Lexington residents can recycle used cooking oil for free at the City’s annual Gobble Grease Toss. Be sustainable while you shop on the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 26, 10 am to 2 pm, Redwood School, 166 Crestwood Dr. A few tips: cooking oil only; bring cooking oil in a disposable container with a lid to prevent spills; Lexington residents only. No businesses, please.


This article also appears on page 18 of the November 2021 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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