a la lucie - A fine dining restaurant that uses local ingredients and fresh meats and seafood to prepare authentic French cuisine.
Athenian Grill - A food truck that prides itself on serving the freshest Greek food in town.
Azur Restaurant & Patio – AZUR assures their commitment to innovation when it comes to their culinary practices, with unique dishes ranging from lobster crêpes with squash and apple slaw, to woven shrimp with a coconut sweet corn risotto.
Crave Signature Dish: Nashville-style hot fried chicken, Korean steam bun, bread and butter bok choy - $3
Chef Doug Johannes: Labeled as a gourmet food service, Chef Doug’s “Snack Shack” specializes in New Wave Caribbean Cuisine, freshly-baked cookies, and the good old-fashioned Fish Fry.
Cole's 735 Main – Offers a variety of cuisine comprised of locally-sourced ingredients, including seafood, barbeque, lamb, beef, and vegetarian dishes.
Crave Signature Dish: Moroccan Butternut Squash Stew - $3
Courtyard Deli – They promise the very best hand-crafted soups, salads, and sandwiches, made simply with fresh ingredients.
Crave Signature Dish: 1/3 Wrap and Potato Salad - $5
Crank & Boom Craft Ice Cream – This small-batch artisan ice-cream and sorbet shop uses local ingredients to create standout flavors.
Crave Signature Dish: Flight of 4 Tasters - $1
a cup of common wealth – This coffee shop offers terrific cappuccinos, lattes, teas, and smoothies, among other comforting menu items.
Dad's Favorites Deli – This lunch spot offers both unique sandwiches and their own take on the classics, as well as fresh-brewed tea, homemade soups, and freshly baked cookies.
Crave Signature Dish: Beer Cheese Mac and Cheese - $1
Enoteca – Though they bill themselves as a wine bar, Enoteca is also well-known and praised for their craft beer, cocktails, and a delicious and diverse tapas menu.
Crave Signature Dish: Chorizo Puffs - $3
Fork in the Road Mobile Galley: Billed as “locally sourced, world wide street food,” this food truck offers a wide array of well-loved items.
Crave Signature Dish: Beer braised beef short ribs over a potato and celery puree - $5
Crave Signature Dish: Roast Beef Po Boy Sliders - $3
Graze Market & Cafe: Brought to you “from local pastures,” Graze features a menu of higher level traditional pub food, with emphasis on meat from animals that were grass-fed and experienced rotational grazing.
Jasmine Rice - Serving up some traditional meat and seafood dishes from Thailand and Vietnam, Jasmine Rice also offers vegetarian and vegan menu items with an authentic Thai and Vietnamese flavor.
Crave Signature Dish: Pad Thai - $5
La Petite Creperie - This unique location offers crepes with a wide variety of different fillings, including both savory (cheese, vegetable, and meat), and sweet (sugar, cinnamon, etc.) options to choose from.
Crave Signature Dish: Savory Crepe with ham and provolone cheese - $3
Red State BBQ - They offer great traditional BBQ with a wide array of sandwiches, sauces, and sides.
Rincon Mexicano - All your traditional and authentic Mexican dishes are on the menu at Rincon, from Fajitas and Burritos to Enchiladas and Quesadillas.
Sav's West African Grill - Sav grew up in Guinea and learned to cook the finest and most authentic West African food before moving to Lexington and perfecting his craft, serving healthy and delicious food such as lamb ragout and peanut chicken.
Thai Orchid Café - They promise that their Thai cuisine is handmade, hand cut, hand processed, and that only the freshest meat and vegetables go into each and every wonderful dish they produce.
Crave Signature Dish: Wonton Nachos - $3
Yamaguchi's Sake & Tapas - This restaurant serves authentic Japanese tapas and some of the best sake you can find.
Crave Signature Dish: Tontoro (pork jowl) - $3
Wild Thyme Cooking School – Offers cooking classes and gadgets to help improve your overall experience in the kitchen. Also provides some of the most innovative catering in the area.
Crave Signature Dish: Bourbon Balls on a Stick- $3
Bamboozle: A locally owned art collective that promotes beauty and sustainability through the use of bamboo artscaping.
Border State Made: These handmade goods (belts, card carriers, etc.) are specifically designed with durable materials that their creators assure will last for many years.
Meg C. Jewelry Gallery: All types of beautiful and unique jewelry will be on display at Meg C’s Crave Lexington booth.
Fielden Hats: Produces a wide array of beautifully and expertly designed hats.
Retailers, Sponsors, and Not-for-Profits:
A-1 Portables - A business that provides temporary mobile offices in a hurry.
Alltech National Horse Show - This event will take place from October 29 to November 3, 2013, at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.
Bath Fitter - Offers complete bathroom remodeling and installation, as well as design tips.
Beaumont Park Townhomes, Cravens Properties, Andover Construction- Located in the greater Beaumont community, these townhomes offer great housing in close vicinity to nature trails, award winning schools, fine dining, shopping, and recreation.
Bluegrass Family and Extended Care - Led by a group of dedicated and passionate medical professionals, this business offers medical care to patients currently living in long-term care environments, such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities, rehab centers, and retirement communities.
Crawford Builders - Offers professional home building services.
Food, News, & Chews - This TV program airs every Sunday night on Fox 56 at 11:00, and like its title suggests, is dedicated to all news related to food.
Good Foods Market & Cafe - A locally owned and operated food market that focuses on local, natural, organic, and whole foods.
J&H Lanmark - A one-stop outfitter for all those who love the outdoors, with plenty of clothes, boots, and boats to keep you well-equipped in the wild.
Kentucky Proud - Offers specialty foods, drinks, and hand crafted items grown and produced by Kentucky Proud and Kentucky Crafted members.
Mix 94.5 - A local radio station that plays a wide mix of popular music.
The Morris Book Shop - This independent and locally-owned bookstore offers thousands of books in various genres.
Noodles & Company - Provides a wide array of pastas, sandwiches, soups, and salads to choose from.
Smiley Pete Publishing - A company that publishes and creates content for various publications: Business Lexington, Chevy Chaser Magazine, Southsider Magazine, and tadoo.com.
Susan Komen Race for the Cure - This race is part of a fundraising mission to raise money in an effort to fuel scientific research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in the ongoing fight against breast cancer.
Transylvania Office of Sustainability - The sustainability project at Transylvania University sets out to create an environmentally conscious campus, which includes implementing plans to reduce waste and energy consumption.
UK College of Fine Arts - The Fine Arts program at UK offers classes and degrees in a variety of art forms, including Music and Theatre.
WEKU/88.9 - Owned by Eastern Kentucky University, this radio station primarily features National Public Radio news and talk programming, as well as classical music.
Whole Foods - A nation-wide food market chain that offers healthy and organic options not typically found at grocery stores.
WKYT - A CBS-affiliated television news station here in Lexington.
Crave Lexington is proud to serve (and drink) local craft brew.
Thanks to the production team for this great video of DH at Country Boy. Phillip Richardson, Isaac Hickman, David Austin, Stephen Swischer and the group at Advanced Restaurant Consultants.