Corto Lima

Buckle up. Get your stretchy waistbands ready. Corto Lima is one of our favorite restaurants in Lexington and a go-to place to take out-of-town guests. There are SO many great dishes and drinks at Corto Lima that it took me three times visiting to hit all the dishes I wanted to highlight! It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it…

Corto Lima is a modern Latin-inspired restaurant with influences all over Mexico, South America, the Caribbean and even the Southwest US. It is a small, lively, well-decorated venue that always seems to be popping with energy. The head chef is Jonathan Lundy, who previously was at Jonathan at Gratz Park and Coba Cocina, both of which are now closed. Read More

Windy Corner Market

Ouita Michel is probably Lexington’s most famous restaurateur. We have embarrassingly been pretty slow to check out all of her restaurants. Inevitably, whenever we eat at one, we wonder why we hadn’t gone sooner.

Windy Corner Market happened to be the next restaurant on our “Ouita Michel list.” Sunday is usually our brunch/lunch day, so it was a perfect opportunity.

To start, the drive out to Windy Corner is amazing. I had never been past Hume Road on Bryan Station, but it is a beautiful drive. I honestly didn’t even know Bryan Station Road went out that far. Rolling hills. Horse farms lining both sides. If you catch it before the leaves fall or when snow falls, I’m sure it’s even better. A very peaceful way to start the day.  Read More

Marikka’s Restaurant & Bier Stube

It’s been 6 years since we’ve eaten at Marikka’s. One of our favorite places to eat authentic German food. I have to admit, I was a little nervous to go back. Once I heard news of Marikka’s closing in 2017, I was worried it wouldn’t open again. Marikka’s re-opening in February was music to my ears. I’m almost embarrassed it’s taken us this long to revisit one of my favorites.

You know how you build up some of your childhood memories so much that they can never live up to expectations? I was worried going back to Marikka’s would be the same experience. After my first taste of potato pancakes with applesauce, washed down with a Hofbrauhaus Maibock, I knew I had nothing to worry about. Read More