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Joe Bologna stands in front of his portrait on the 50th Anniversary of his pizzeria on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at Joe Bolognas Restaurant and Pizzeria in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

Beloved restaurant-owner Joe Bologna to retire after a life in the business

Lilly Keith, Staff Reporter April 16, 2024

Joe Bologna’s Italian Pizzeria and Restaurant opened its doors in 1973. Bologna has decided it’s time to retire as the locale’s owner.  “Even though I’m retiring, whoever I sell it to, I...

Photo provided by Third Street Stuff & Coffee

Coffee Week is here. See what near-campus coffee shops have in store.

Sydney Momeyer February 15, 2020

Lexington has Burger Week, Pizza Week and now Coffee and Tea Week.Lexington Coffee and Tea Week will be from Feb. 17-23. Each drink will be $3 at the participating locations. While there are over a dozen...

Girlsgirlsgirls Burritos on the corner of South Limestone and Avenue of Champions in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Mexican and Tex-Mex options dominate UK’s north campus. Why?

Haley Blackburn February 11, 2020

There’s soon to be seven Mexican restaurants on the edge of the University of Kentucky campus. What’s the draw?By the end of 2019, the north side of campus boasted five Mexican/Tex-Mex restaurants...

A sign advertises the soon to be opened Crumzz Bar & Grill in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Late night near-campus Crumzz to re-open with revamped menu, interior

Kaitlyn Skaggs September 10, 2019

On the corner of South Limestone and Avenue of Champions sits a bar and grill that has been under a quiet hiatus since the middle of last May.The outside of Crumzz Bar & Grill might look the same,...

Taza Grill opened on South Limestone this semester. The eatery has been named one of the best 10 Mediterranean restaurants on Yelp. Sept. 10, 2019. | Photo by Emily Girard

New Lexington eatery, Taza Grill, opens on South Limestone

Emily Girard September 10, 2019

Nestled in a familiar line of storefronts is one of South Limestone’s newest eateries: Taza Mediterranean Grill.The grill occupies the space that once housed Limestone Pizza and serves a variety of authentic...

Cake baked and decorated by Sweet Blessings. Sweet Blessings is a charity that bakes birthday cakes for children who are living in poverty, have a life-threatening illness or have special needs. Photo by Jelyn Washington-Mays | Staff

Sweet Blessings serves up cakes and kindness

Jelyn Washington-Mays April 1, 2019

Nestled between the main entrance of Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church and the church playground rests the headquarters for one of Lexington’s sweetest treats, Sweet Blessings Cakes.The name sounds...

Third Street Stuff and Coffee is located at 257 N Limestone #1, Lexington, KY 40507.

Local business provides coffee and colorful scenery

Abby Logan March 11, 2019

Third Street Stuff and Coffee is a hidden gem located in Lexington, Kentucky. Its unique features and atmosphere make it stand out like no other coffee shop in Lexington.The business has been around since...

Photo by Addison Lander | Staff

Students serve their lab work on platters

Addison Lander February 25, 2019

There are labs for chemistry, biology and physics, all of which discourage eating in them, but the concept of a laboratory class extends beyond the traditional science classes, stretching into subjects...

UK professor Chas Hartman’s book, Lexington Restauranteurs: The History of Food Service in Lexington, Kentucky, was published in November 2018. Provided by Chas Hartman.

UK professor’s book explores Lexington’s food service history

Emily Baehner February 25, 2019

Want to know more about the food service industry and restaurant scene in one of the Bluegrass region’s biggest cities? Bite into Chas Hartman’s newest book, “Lexington Restaurateurs: The History...

Lauren Zahrn and Collin ODonnell talk while looking at the menu during their blind date on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Puccinis in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Kernel in Love

Kernel Staff February 11, 2019

For the first time in Kernel history (that we know of), Kernel staffers are playing matchmaker. We opened applications to all UK students who wanted to shoot their shot at love.Each applicant filled out...

A sign reads dont mind if I dough at the newly opened NoBaked Cookie Dough located on Palomar Centre Drive in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Emily Baehner | Staff.

Newly opened shop allows ‘excited’ customers to safely eat cookie dough

Emily Baehner October 25, 2018

Lexington now has a place for people interested in indulging in the guilty pleasure of eating raw cookie dough without the threat of listening to their mothers tell them it isn’t safe.With the opening...

Phillip’s Market owner Gordon Bentley stands between the kitchen and front counter of Phillip’s Market on Monday, Sept. 7, 2018, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Phillip’s Market brings ‘bare bones’ style to students near campus

September 26, 2018

Cook Out is the go-to place for hungry college kids on a budget. But UK students may want to put another restaurant on their radar that’s closer to campus and just as cheap, if not cheaper.Phillip’s...

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