Sunday, January 15, 2012

Cozy + Cute = Coffee Pub

Located in a cozy stone house off of Old Harrodsburg Road, the Coffee Pub is one of the cutest breakfast restaurants you will find in Lexington.  Open daily from 8am-2pm, the pub serves up a variety of tasty comfort food and brunch dishes, accompanied with a selection of espressos and coffee drinks.
For a hint of Kentucky flair, several of the dishes are named for famous race horses, such as The War Admiral, an egg dish made with peppers and potatoes (shown right).

So if you're out and about and need a coffee stop, or are looking for a new comfortable place to share a weekend brunch with friends, give the Coffee Pub a try!

Open daily 8am-2pm.
Helpful hint:  For people familiar with Lexington, the best tip for directions is that it is located behind Ramsey's on Harrodsburg Road.

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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Secret Gardens: Michler's Greenhouses and Florist

Sandwiched between the northern edge of the University of Kentucky and downtown Lexington, Michler's Greenhouses and Florist is a secret world of plants tucked into one of the oldest residential neighborhoods in the city. 

Founded at the turn of the 20th century, Michler's is Kentucky's oldest greenhouse and florist, making its home on East Maxwell Street in continual operation for over 100 years.  Still a family owned business today, visitors can wander through the vintage glass greenhouses that are home to an amazing selection of plants that are hard to find anywhere else.  Whether you are looking for new perennials for your garden, or looking to start a bonsai or terrarium collection, Michler's is a truly magical place.

Hours 9am-5pm Mon-Friday
           9am-3pm Saturday

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop

Who doesn't love a ride on a trolley?  The Frankfort Avenue Trolley (F.A.T.) makes a special run once a month on the last Friday of the month, offering the chance for a free ride up and down Louisville's historic Frankfort Avenue, which is home to a variety of the city's great local shops, cafes and pubs. 
Many of the unique shops and galleries offer extended business hours for the hop which runs from 6pm- 10:30pm.  After you've had your fun shopping for eclectic items along the corridor, why not wrap up your evening with dinner or a drink at one of Frankfort Avenue's many friendly pubs and restaurants! There is truly something for everyone.

Free parking is offered at a variety of locations.  Check the website for details.

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Boxing Day at the Irish Rover

Nothing rounds out the holidays like a traditional Irish breakfast and a heavy pint of Guinness with family and friends.  Traditionally observed the day after Christmas, you can celebrate Boxing Day (also called St. Stephen's day in Ireland), in true Irish style at the Irish Rover pub in Louisville.  Located on Frankfort Avenue in the Clifton-Crescent Hill neighborhood, the pub is part of a fun walkable area home to many unique local shops, businesses and cafes.
The Boxing Day celebration offers live Irish music to accompany your delicious traditional Irish fare.  Located in a 150 year old building that originally was a saloon, the character of the Rover is about as close to a true Irish pub as you will find in Louisville.
The pub is packed for this event so get there early.  Traditional Irish breakfast and live music are from 10am-2pm, but they are open later too.  Call ahead for group reservations, or for just two or three people you can also try your chance at popping in and finding an open spot at the bar.
If you can't make it to the Irish Rover for Boxing Day, the setting is great any time of the year.  They frequently have different events, and are also a part of the FAT Friday Trolley Hop on the last Friday of the month, so check out the website before you go.  A second location called 'The Irish Rover Too' is located in Lagrange.

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