landscape of Downtown Georgetown
in the coming months. This community
gathering spot for grabbing a cuppa
joe, from the Lexington-based “place
to celebrate each other,” is known for
its carefully crafted coffee.
CULINARY QUEST ON THE WEST
Head west for an evening out to
celebrate a special occasion or to
cuddle up at a table for two. Sweet
endings to a night out on the town
happen here in dessert nirvana, as
well as bourbon tastings straight from
West Main Street
1. Galvin’s on Main: Word of warning
– come hungry. The menu has
lots of choices (fried macaroni and
cheese or Dagwood sandwich, anyone?),
the portions are healthy and
the food is fab, with all served in a
welcoming and game-time atmosphere.
2. More Than Cake: You have to
love a place whose slogan is, “If
you can dream it, we can bake it!”
Challenge accepted! The chefs bake
breads, cakes, cupcakes, pies and
more daily from scratch; likewise,
the warming soups and sandwiches.
Share your dream; they’ll make it delicious.
3. Spotz Gelato: New kid on the
foodie block, this Kentucky Proud
biz has boomed from a travel trailer
named Humpback Hazel to a brickand
mortar scoop shop. Head to one
of Georgetown’s oldest Main Street
buildings (you’ll know it by the splash
of Spotz’s signature pink and dots) for
award-winning handcrafted, smallbatch
gelato and sorbet. Cookies
and Cream, Fluffernutter (peanut butter
and marshmallows) and Kentucky
Pride (think chilled Derby Pie) are
some flave faves.
4. Local Feed: Extraordinary, rustic,
delicious – this is destination dining
in an atmospheric building (a circa
1890s former ice house) located
across from the very spot Baptist
minister Rev. Elijah Craig legendarily
made bourbon, and history. Scratchmade
dinner and brunch elevate
dining downtown to an epicurean
5. Bourbon 30: And speaking of
the good reverend, here is a craft
distillery located mere steps from
the milestone moment he gave to
Kentucky. Offering a unique bourbon
experience, each guest can taste the
good stuff straight from the barrel,
bottle their own and taste why single
barrel small-batch, proof-aged and
rye whiskey is one smooth sip.
6. Upbeat Café: Here is the official
hotspot for specialty espresso drinks,
hot or cold, designed to perk up
your afternoon – but that’s not all.
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A sandwich is good to satisfy hunger
but a great sandwich makes a statement.
Al’s Great Big Sandwich is a
two-fisted beast piled high with roast
beef, turkey and ham, Swiss, cheddar
and provolone cheese and topped
with lettuce, pickle, tomato, mustard
and mayo on thick wholegrain bread.
7. Rodney’s on Broadway: When
the siren call of the steak beckons,
follow it to this fine dining establishment
tucked in the splendid setting
of a historic building. Filet mignon, ribeye,
surf and turf and more, crowned
with the chef’s homemade sauces
and accompanied by savory sides
. . . Mmm.
8. Sweet Matriarch: Here is a bakery
born from love of traditions, family
and gathering round great Southernstyle
food. The special somethings the
owner uses in her cakes, cupcakes,
cookies, bourbon balls, pies and
more? Real ingredients and love.
9. Desserts by Rebecca: This adorable
sweet shop offers an array of
rotating scratch-made desserts daily,
including cakes, cookies and other
edible one-of-a-kind confectionary
works of art.
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