I’m no stranger to blogging. I’ve actually been blogging for over nine years. Prior to Fabulous in Fayette, I had a blog called, “Everything Happens For a Reason,” which I had from early 2009 to March 2015. Even before I shut my previous blog down in 2015, I had severely decreased the number of posts I wrote for about a year prior, before I eventually pulled the plug. I had debated about starting a brand new blog; a Southern Lifestyle blog based around the fabulous city of Lexington and the great state of Kentucky, but never went through with the idea until May 16, 2016.
This brings me to today… May 16, 2017. Fabulous in Fayette is now celebrating it’s one year anniversary!!
The “original” JDI (also known as the Jefferson Davis Inn) was located at West High and Limestone Street where Jefferson Davis lived with the US Postmaster General, while attending Transylvania University in the 19th century in Lexington, Kentucky. It was a popular bar all throughout the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, but closed in 1996. That building is now home to the Bombay Bar and Grill. After being closed for nearly 20 years, the “new” JDI opened up in a brand new location on Cedar Street, off South Broadway between Bolivar and Maxwell Street, on March 1, 2013. I always thought even the new location was located in a historic building, because it had the ambiance that I love, but it was built from the ground up.
If you never had a chance to go there, this is what you were missing…
A lot of my friends already drink bourbon (I mean, we live in Kentucky, so it is pretty much a given. 95% of the world’s bourbon is produced here), but I always like meeting new people and going to events (especially food and bourbon ones), so I came across a group called The Lexington Bourbon Society. I wanted to find a group of like-minded individuals that shares some of the same passions as me. The Lexington Bourbon Society is a bunch of Lexingtonians and friends that love America’s native spirit, which is bourbon. I’m not a member yet, but I plan on paying the membership dues and being one soon (it’s only $100 per year)! Once you become a member, you get lots of discounts to local restaurants and businesses, other perks that are listed on their website, and discounted prices to events. For example, this event in particular was $35 for members and $40 for non-members, but all events are priced differently.
A few weeks ago, I remember being on facebook and saw an event pop up from the Lexington Bourbon Society. Once I saw the event go live and was posted on facebook, I immediately called the restaurant, so I could have one
The stretch of road that runs through downtown is covered with many different kinds of restaurants, bars, and local businesses. Located at 315 South Limestone sits The Local Taco.
I love how they state what they are about: “Embracing the simple pleasures of Tex-Mex cuisine with the traditions & character of Southern food culture.”
A lot of the ingredients are local, which is a huge plus in my book. Currently, The Local Taco has six locations; located in Kentucky, Tennessee, and South Carolina, and two opening up in Alabama. Also, on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 3pm, they offer a brunch along with $1 mimosas and $3 Bloody Marys. If you think tacos are good for lunch and dinner, just wait until you bite into one of the ones that are