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Contributors Greg Baldia (Drink of the Month, page 42) is a mixologist, amateur chef, event manager, graphic designer and owner of Creative Cocktails Lexington. He can be found most days creating something, playing with his three children or admiring his beautiful wife. Chuck Clenney (“What Makes a Space a Place?,” page 27) is a Japanese translator by day and, by night, a writer, DJ and visual artist, living on the north-side of Lexington. He hosts a radio show every Tuesday night from 10 p.m.-midnight on 88.1 FM WRFL and helps coordinate Ephemera Fest (recently re-branded as KFZ or Kentucky Fried Zinefest), a yearly fest for zinesters, DIY artists, and independent publishers.  Ryan Filchak is the bar manager at downtown Lexington restaurant Table 310 and an art history graduate student at the University of Kentucky School of Art & Visual Studies. A digital assistant for tadoo.com, he contributes to the monthly “tadoo list” arts and entertainment calendar for this magazine (page 47). Melissa McCaughan (“Distinct Districts: Short Street,” page 7) is a teacher, writer and event planner blogging at melgmc.wordpress.com. You’re likely to see her out giggling, enjoying cheesecake or dancing in thunderstorms. She lives in Georgetown with her husband, son and pugador. While living In Denver, Emily Moseley (photography for (“What Makes a Space a Place?,” page 27) became obsessed with Loretta Lynn and all things Kentucky. Taking the long way around (via Seattle), Emily came to Lexington in 2010 and began photographing full time. You can see more of her work at www.emilymoseley.com. Rona Roberts (“A Family Affair,” page 17) writes and speaks about the wonders of Kentucky food, farms, and farmers. She hosts Savoring Kentucky, the commonwealth’s longest-running food blog, and is the author of “Classic Kentucky Meals: Stories, Ingredients and Recipes from the Traditional Bluegrass Kitchen” and “Sweet, Sweet Sorghum, Kentucky's Golden Wonder.” Stella Parks (“On Our Table,” page 44) graduated from the Culinary Institute of America, where she received high marks in “Playing with Chocolate” and “Baking Yummy Things.” Formerly the pastry chef at Table 310, she is now sitting behind a computer and wrestling with her first cookbook, due from W.W. Norton next fall. Find her on Twitter @thebravetart.

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Distinct Districts:

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With nearly 20 restaurants in a three-block radius, Short Street has evolved into a thriving dining district – and the epicenter of downtown – over the past five years. On the following pages, we take a look at some of the businesses that define the district. BY MELISSA MCCAUGHAN PHOTOS BY SARAH JANE SANDERS

With its elaborate interior and extensive world-inspired menu, the Dubai-based restaurant and cafè Shakespeare & Co. opened its first Lexington location, on the corner of Short and Broadway, in 2012.

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very Thursday from April to October, as the music winds down at Fifth Third Bank Pavilion, the Central Bank Thursday Night Live crowd floods the Short Street corridor, venturing out to the nearly 20 restaurants within a three-block radius. This winter, after a day at the ice rink or the Christmas parade, bundled couples and families can find comfort in Parlay Social’s grilled cheese, Dudley on Short’s Pasta Dudley, Shakespeare and Co.’s English breakfast or any number of warm, culinary delights within walking distance. In the past four years, since the World Equestrian Games, Short Street has blossomed into a premiere dining destination in the heart of downtown Lexington. Next to the iconic former Fayette County Courthouse, Cheapside Park — with its notorious history as a slave-auction block — became the site for the multi-use Fifth Third Bank Pavilion in 2010. Laura Farnsworth, events manager for the Downtown Lexington Corporation, says the pavilion has served as a catalyst, with several new businesses moving into the area following its construction. “It’s come a long way in the past four years,” said Farnsworth. Thursday Night Live is the city’s most popular event, with attendance growing from 1,000 to 4,000 people per week. It has become more family friendly and people now stay downtown to socialize. Farnsworth attributes the success to the location of Short Street: “It’s in the middle of other pockets. You can go on foot to many other venues. It’s very connected to other parts of downtown.”

Its central location, historic buildings with modern touches, and the multi-use Fifth Third Pavilion — home to the Saturday morning Lexington Farmers’ Market and popular events such as Thursday Night Live — all contribute to the hustle and bustle of downtown’s Short Street.

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Debbie Long, owner of Dudley’s on Short, agrees that the central location makes Short Street attractive to new businesses. When she moved her restaurant out of its namesake Dudley Square in 2010 – after 28 years at that location – she was drawn to what she saw happening on Short Street.

A staple in the Lexington restaurant scene, Dudley’s on Short (pictured above and top right on the opposite page) has seen success in their downtown location.

“There was a lot of energy down here on Friday and Saturday nights,” she said. “We needed a location close to the hotels, Rupp Arena, the Lexington Opera House.” The move has proved incredibly successful for the business, which still does 75 percent of its business in reservations, but walk-ins are common.

Opposite page: Just west of Broadway, upscale gift shop L.V. Harkness (top and bottom left) and The Lexington Opera House (bottom right) contribute to the diverse fabric of the district.

Restaurants are not the only businesses to flourish in the district. Bill Alverson, president of Traditional Bank, has seen the bank, with its strong community ties, rise from a small space in a former county attorney’s office to a thriving success.

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“We are now fifth in market shares out of 26 banks in Lexington,” Alverson said. “When we opened, we were in last place.” He shared that having a location in the heartbeat of the downtown community was a priority. Traditional Bank supports many downtown ventures, including sponsoring the ice rink and holding season tickets at the Lexington Opera House.

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“Folks want to be downtown. It’s a happening venue down here,” said Alverson. Short Street business owner Bob Estes agrees. In 2011, he bought abandoned former law offices and converted them into the Prohibition-themed bar and restaurant Parlay Social. The historic building, set in the center of a nowbustling downtown row, proved to be

“The façade of the building was completed in 1889 – it has beautiful artisan work,” Estes said. “Stonemasons [like the ones] back in those days are a lost art now.” In 2013, Estes bought Shorty’s, a deli and market a few doors down from

Parlay that was set to close its doors for good. He has since improved the interior of the former bank building, added a tap room and reopened the market, which has always been a weekly convenience for him as a Short Street business owner and resident. “It’s one of the few groceries in the state where you can have a beer while shopping,” he said.

Above: Savané Silver is one of the locally-owned retail establishments that help diversify the district. Right: The Village Idiot (left), located in a former Lexington post office, and Shakespeare and Co. (right) both offer inventive cuisine at a variety of price points.

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An eight-ton bank vault in the back – which has been used by four banks over the course of time – is now used as a freezer; recently, when excavating the basement of Parlay for a future speakeasy bar, Estes found artifacts from an old barber shop that used to be there. These remnants from the past add to the charm of the buildings and are a reminder of the district’s storied past. “Short Street has always been a street of commerce,” said Estes, citing old photographs showing historic Model T’s and delivery trucks along the street. Today, the district continues to thrive, blending history with modernity. Between Limestone and Broadway sits Cheapside Bar and Grill with its lively patio and live music stage; the modern elegance of Table 310 and Dudley’s on Short; the upscalecasual gastropub Village Idiot (located in the building that served as Lexington’s first post office, formerly the fine-dining restaurant Metropol); The Clock Shop with its unique exterior and magical inside; a feeling of time travel courtesy of Parlay Social and Shakespeare and Co.; and the sight of modern art in the two new PRHBTN murals along the street. “We’ve experienced a renaissance on Short Street in the past four years,” Estes said. “You can take a chance downtown again, experience urban settings and urban lifestyles.” cc

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Andrea and James Baker cook at home together almost daily; like the other chef families in this story, they finish each other's dishes – and sentences.

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s the winter holidays begin, a reallocation of attention takes place in that (pumpkin) pie chart in our Bluegrass brains – you know, the circle of wedges showing how much time we spend thinking about this and that (mostly, of course, that). In November and December the "eating" wedge grows larger as we dedicate increased thought space to finding, cooking, enjoying and, even, avoiding food.

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James & Andrea Baker James and Andrea Baker met as teenagers in 1989 and have been together ever since. In 2010, the couple founded Mtani Catering, which specializes in Southern fusion comfort food, richly flavored and tuned toward health. James Baker graduated from Sullivan University’s Culinary program, and Andrea Baker teaches family and consumer science at Edythe J. Hayes Middle School. Mtani provides meals for Urban County Government’s Family Care Center and some specialized programs at Fayette County Public Schools. The couple has two sons.

Latrice Webster & Garren Capers Latrice Webster and Garren Capers met while both worked at Waffle House; they have been a couple for three years. Between them, they have four children. Webster recently launched Wilson’s Family Catering, which debuted at Crave Lexington 2014 with a menu of Southern food that features an occasional touch of South Carolina Low Country. Webster continues cooking at Waffle House/ Hamburg. Capers now cooks at the new Cookout on South Broadway.

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All three chef families delight in cooking at home. What’s the best part? For professional chefs, cooking at home offers a time to connect and relax. The more highly trained person in each of these couples offers coaching and teaching that the lesstrained cook values. Culinary school grad James Baker enjoys bonding time with his wife when they cook together; Andrea Baker says she likes learning new cooking techniques from her husband, which she often shares with her middle school students. “He’s more up to date on food and where food comes from, like couscous or quinoa,” she said. “The students ask ‘What is quinoa? Or rhubarb?’ I’m supposed to know everything!” “I learn from him,” she added. “It’s my time to ask questions.” For Van Houten and Jones, cooking together at home is a time to “come together and talk and bond, because our lives are very busy.” “I love the way Jessica teaches,” said Jones, who thinks of herself as a ‘home cook.’ “She actually cringed at the way I was holding the knife. I was holding it up in my hand and cutting down, down toward my hand. She’s a very, very gentle teacher.” Cooking and exercise combine in the Webster-Capers kitchen. Webster said, “When we’re cooking together, it’s more family. Usually when we’re cooking we have the kids here – we have music on. We get to dance around.”

Chef families make their favorite meals at home. Above, Letonia Jones and Jessica Van Houten prepare “Our Sandwich,” a tricked-out turkey delight. Below, the Bakers assemble James’ signature steak fajitas.

Describe one dish that holds meaning for your household and family. We found that these chefs tend to go for highly flavored, non-fussy, warm, comforting foods when they eat at home – no elaborate all-day meals here! James and Andrea Baker prefer grilling in general. "Charcoal and wood – never gas," he clarified. "Don't say that cuss word." Ironically, Jones named a favorite dish she never had growing up in western Kentucky: “Jessica's savory grits made with white cheddar.” Van Houten, in turn, says her favorite food, pizza casserole – “ground beef, shells, marinara, green peppers, onions, mozzarella” – comes from one of Jones’s childhood recipes. Webster says one savory dish pleases everyone in their household: “garlic chicken and herbs.” Webster's cinnamon-topped homemade cake doughnuts are Capers’ personal favorite, even though he does not typically like sweets.

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Webster and Capers collaborate on family favorite Southern-style tacos, pictured below.

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What advice can you give home cooks about cooking holiday or celebration meals? Chefs advise home cooks to ease up and enjoy cooking holiday or celebration meals – which should be replete with homey comfort foods. Mac and cheese shows up in all three of these chef families’ holiday traditions. James Baker says his professional chef training does not stand for much in his wife’s family’s Thanksgiving kitchen. “They won’t let me cook for the holidays. Women do all the cooking,” he said. Andrea Baker agreed. “Aunt So-and-So has her mac and cheese. Don’t even think about making mac and cheese,” she said. “Everybody has their thing.” Houten advises home chefs to cook from the heart and cook what they like.

All the chef families advise new cooks to focus on family and comfort – not fuss – when preparing holiday meals.

“Don’t be afraid of going to the Internet,” she said. “I like to keep it simple." Capers chose the perspective of the eater and said, “Let them cook. Use their strengths. If they are good at mac and cheese, let them cook the mac and cheese.” He stresses the importance of making sure new cooks don’t overwhelm themselves. “It’s a family event – ask someone who’s good at it to cook the turkey,” he said. “Or they can show you how.” Webster says, “Never second-guess what you’re cooking. Taste as you go.” Jones underscores the ways holiday foods carry deep meaning within families: “Last year we stayed here instead of going to be with my family for Thanksgiving – it was good and it was beautiful. I realized we were not having Mom’s dressing – we were having apple almond dressing. We were not with our parents’ family. We were starting a new family.”

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For the first phase of INTERSTRUCT, ten artists from the IrishAmerican art collective Expanded Draught collaborated on the multimedia installation “if the walls could talk,” which was on exhibit in October in Lexington’s historic Pope Villa home, below. Four more installations at various locations will follow this month as the project continues.

The first installation of the exhibit, titled “if the walls could talk,” took place at Grosvenor Avenue’s historic Pope Villa, the best surviving domestic design by seminal architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe, built in 1811. LAL worked in conjunction with The Bluegrass Trust (the current owners of the house) to bring in 10 members of Irish-American artist collective Expanded Draught to reflect upon and transform the space, which is currently in a very fragile state from a crippling 1987 fire. It was the hope of LAL’s communications director, Candace Cheney, that the exhibit, which was on display for two weeks in October, would “raise awareness that the Pope Villa exists and launch more of a public dialogue about the future uses of the building itself.”

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For that exhibit, the artists channeled some of Latrobe’s design motifs (control of light, linear pathways and spatial flow) and used sounds, mirrors, projected video and multi-media sculptures to tell the history, not just of the Pope Villa itself, but also of the mentality and imagination of its creator. To get the house ready for the show, the BGT installed stairs and elevated flooring so visitors could avoid the more hazardous areas of the villa. Fire codes, which limited the capacity to 40 people in the house at one time, indirectly resulted in an opportunity for attendees to intimately experience the installations: a gigantic circular-chandelier in the very auspiciously hidden second-floor domed rotunda, fabric-work based on the house’s original wallpaper, tables shaped like brains and cubist portraits of Latrobe, all juxtaposed beautifully against the disheveled backdrop of burnt aristocratic urban decay. The artistic team worked with The Bluegrass Trust to pull documents, past wallpaper samples, etc., to better understand the character of the house and also to figure out what limitations they were dealing with by installing within such a fragile, historical structure. As Irish artist and member of Expanded Draught, Dave Callan, explained about the exhibit, “We’re looking at the house as kind of this whole essence of Henry Latrobe – a cerebral portrait of him – as if this house is his mind, or his psyche.”

Detail shots of October’s “if the walls could talk” exhibit at Pope Villa. The artists researched the original plans for and details of the home by architect Henry Benjamin Latrobe when planning the installation. 30 chevy chaser magazine november 2014

For the second installment, which takes place this month, LAL will venture over to the North Limestone neighborhood for two separate installations surrounding the November’s NoLi Night Market, a monthly outdoor community event featuring live music and area food and retail vendors, which takes place Nov. 7.


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For one installation, Chicago-based Rebecca Hamlin Green’s exhibit, “This Remains to Be Seen,” will take over a single-family-home on York Street. The exhibit will respond to her research on the NoLi neighborhood’s social issues using a variety of creative media, including ceramic installations, silhouettes, rooms-within-rooms and sculpture within the house. Green, who aims to explore themes of home, nostalgia and memory, hopes that contrasting an empty rundown house with precious objects will create a sense of house and home, allowing visitors to “explore the domestic space and interact through time and space, reflecting on their sense of self and home.” A second installation in conjunction with the Night Market, opening concurrently and within walking distance to the Night Market and the York Street exhibit, is the structural creation of Tennessee artists Juan Rojo and Cedar Nordbye. In their installation, Partnership House, the two University of Memphis faculty members will question the institutions of marriage and homeownership, centering on the questions “What does it mean to have a home?” and “Is the white wedding aesthetic disempowering women?”

Detail shots from last month’s “if these walls could talk” exhibit at Pope Villa.

The duo will silkscreen and spray paint wood at the Loudon House before University of Kentucky, Transylvania, and EKU students help them raise a chapel in an abandoned North Limestone lot. “It will be like an Amish barn raising,” said Nordbye. The duo will print on Tyvek, allowing this imagery to flow throughout the structure. Rojo, who lived in Lexington for a year, has previously worked with the LAL and came to the United States from Spain 10 years ago. He generally works with themes of marriage and community, while Nordbye deals with “construction and the metaphor of construction”; hence, construction of a chapel makes sense. After the installation is disassembled in December, all of the wood will be donated to Habitat for Humanity, for construction of an actual home, extending the metaphor. The final installments – Ohio-based artist Taryn McMahon’s “Raised from the Seeds Sown in Spring” and Knoxville-based artist Jason Sheridan Brown’s “Lost Mountain” – will open during 2014’s final Gallery Hop (Nov. 21) inside the historic Pepper Distillery campus on Manchester Street.

For her exhibit “Raised From the Seeds Sown in Spring,” Ohio artist Taryn McMahon will install 8 x 3-ft translucent banners that explore the history of bourbon production (similar to these images from her exhibit “Supra Ecology,” pictured here).

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Taryn McMahon will install translucent banners (similar to those pictured here) that feature silk-screened images of rye, corn, barley and oak — all plants used in bourbon production — for her exhibit at the Old Pepper Distillery campus, which opens Nov. 21.

At 1170 Manchester, McMahon, a Kent State print-making professor, will explore the history of bourbon in Kentucky by silk-screening botanical rubbing patterns of rye, corn, wheat, barley, and oak – all plants used in bourbon production – onto 8-foot. translucent banners suspended between the Pepper Distillery’s structural columns, which will guide viewers through the exhibition. McMahon initially wanted to explore tobacco in Kentucky, but after Alley suggested the Pepper Distillery space, she was inspired and switched to the history of bourbon; more specifically, of bourbon production at the 1930’s era Pepper Dis-

tillery. McMahon explained, “I want people to think about the site and history of the building in a way that they haven’t thought of before.” McMahon will begin installing the project on Nov. 14 and is looking forward to “responding to what I see and what I find when I’m there.” At 1228 Manchester, University of Tennessee professor Jason Brown’s “Lost Mountain” exhibit focuses on the layers of impact that coal has had on the state. The inspiration for his installation comes from UK English professor Erik Reece’s book of the same name. In an old industrial machine room within the Pepper Dis-

tillery, this installation will act as a memorial to Perry County’s Lost Mountain, a mountain that Reece, in his book, critically details the destruction of. Using mirrored Mylar, incandescent light fixtures, eastern Kentucky coal and plywood silhouettes of mountaintops, Brown’s installation aims to create a landscape of reflection regarding our individual urban consumption of coal. He hopes that this will be “another opportunity for dialogue and conversation about the source of energy being consumed in the city.” He even suggests that viewers, literally, take some coal home with them from the exhibit.

Planning for INTERSTRUCT began more than a year ago when Alley and LAL wanted to do a project outside of the Loudoun House to showcase its unique exterior character. This motivation to get art out of the gallery and to as many people as possible is the crux of LAL’s “Art for Everyone” initiative – an egalitarian and down-to-earth approach fully embodied in the INTERSTRUCT projects. For more information on the INTERSTRUCT installations and other Lexington Art League events, visit their website at www.lexington artleague.org.

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As the literary arts liaison for the Carnegie Center, Bianca Spriggs regularly features Kentucky authors or authors with a strong Kentucky connection on “The Red Door Writers Blog” – updated weekly at www.carnegiecenterlex.org/red-door-writers-blog. She is always on the lookout for Kentucky authors who have flown under her radar – if you are a Kentucky author with a title published within the past year (or forthcoming title), feel free to send your information to her at bianca@carnegiecenterlex.org


Gazelle in the House By Lisa Williams (Danville) New Issues, 2014 Like its title, this collection of poems deals with the tension created when ordinary, familiar spaces are layered among those that contain extraordinary and unexpected conditions. Williams’ voice is at once confident while coming off as intimate and deceptively demure. Her poised lines captivate, but her odes to domestic and natural realms are multifaceted, both contemplating and complicating preconceived notions of place.

Lay it on my Heart By Angela Pneuman (California by way of Wilmore) Mariner Books, 2014

Irredeemable

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By Jason Sizemore (Lexington) Seventh Star Press, 2014

By Gwenda Bond (Lexington) Skyscape, 2014

This collection features 18 dark, speculative short stories from the unbridled mind of Jason Sizemore. Intertwining traces of horror, dark fantasy, sci-fi, Southern gothic and other paranormal elements, Sizemore introduces readers to everyday characters faced with astonishing scenarios involving whatever they fear that goes bump in the night.

Breakfast Served Any Time By Sarah Combs (Lexington) Candlewick, 2014

Gwenda Bond’s latest deathdefying young adult novel revolves around the story of a 16-year-old girl, Jules Maroni, who is a “daredevil high-wire walker” from a legendary circus family fallen on hard times. Circumstances lead the Maroni family to the Cirque American, a show determined to restore the former glamour and glory of circuses. This novel is packed with multigenerational family rivalries, a dash of unlucky magic and superstition, and of course, plenty of scandal and mystery beneath the big-top.

Pendulum By Eric Scott Sutherland (Lexington) Accents Publishing, 2014

Madam Belle: Sex, Money, and Influence in a Southern Brothel By Maryjean Wall (Lexington) University of Kentucky Press, 2014 From the author of “How Kentucky Became Southern: A Tale of Outlaws, Horse Thieves, Gamblers, and Breeders,” comes a nonfiction work connecting infamous and controversial Lexington-based madam Belle Brezing to the rise of the horse industry in the late 1890s to the early 1900s. Wall’s new book also explores the connection to the fictional character, Belle Watling, in “Gone with the Wind.”

Rain Shadow By Richard Taylor (Frankfort) Broadstone Books, 2014 This former Kentucky poet laureate is still going strong with this, his ninth collection, which he describes as poems of nature, relationships and passing. The book’s title derives from the meteorological phenomenon of warm air from the ocean hitting coastal mountain ranges, producing lush flora on one side and desert on the other, and serves as a site of exploration. Taylor is unequivocally a master poet whose collection creates a universal emotional trajectory steeped in personal experience.

Lost Lexington, Kentucky

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By Peter Brackney (Lexington) History Press, 2014

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Chevy Chaser’s Drink of the Month

Greg Baldia won out over 12 total mixologists who participated in the inaugural Bourbon Social Barrel Cup Cocktail Competition.

Lincoln Avenue Cocktail

RECIPE BY GREG BALDIA, CREATIVE COCKTAILS LEXINGTON PHOTOS BY RICHIE WIREMAN

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he weekend of Oct. 10-12, the inaugural Bourbon Social event hosted eight events and various activities celebrating Kentucky’s favorite spirit, including a live mixologist contest featuring 12 bartenders and mixologists from around the country. The winning recipe, which follows, was created by Lexington’s Greg Baldia of Creative Cocktails Lexington, a local bartending and catering service specializing in custom, vintage and craft cocktails. According to Baldia, “it’s an homage to the classic cocktails, created very late on Derby day at a house on Lincoln Avenue, then perfected over time.”

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Ingredients Serve in a coupe/martini glass. • 3 fresh mint leaves • 1/4 ounce demerara syrup (simple syrup) • 1/8 ounce black peppercorn and clove bitters (homemade) • 2 dashes Regan's #6 (orange bitters) • 3 drops mint tincture • 3/4 ounce Dolin Rouge sweet vermouth • 3/4 ounce special orange liquor • 1.5 ounce Basil Hayden bourbon Muddle mint leaves, demerara syryp, mint tincture and bitters. Add to cocktail shaker along with bourbon, orange liquor, vermouth, and ball ice. Give it a hard shake, and double strain it into the glass. Rim half with glass with fresh mint and the other half with orange. Garnish with an orange peel candied with bourbon cask sugar and a large mint sprig. cc

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On Our Table

Sausage Sage and Pecan Stuffing This recipe, borrowed from Stella Parks’ father dearest, transforms a delectable sage cornbread – which can stand on its own – into a luscious holiday stuffing (and one that Parks has affectionately referred to as “the only part of Thanksgiving that really matters”).

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Sausage Sage and Pecan Stuffing

cooking as the stuffing bakes. Transfer the browned sausage to the bowl of bread, but leave the drippings in the skillet.

(Yields two 9-by-13 inch dishes) • 12 ounces pecans (2 1/2 cups pecan pieces or 3 cups pecan halves) • 1 pound country style white bread (gluten-free breads work fine), preferably stale • 1 batch sage cornbread, preferably stale • 2 pounds yellow onions (from 4 unpeeled, medium-size onions) • 1 pound celery, washed (from 6 medium stalks) • 1 pound ground sausage (my dad always buys a mild, sage sausage) • 12 ounces (3 sticks) unsalted butter • 1/4 ounce fresh sage (about 1/4 cup loosely packed leaves) sage • 6 large eggs • 12 ounces (1 can) evaporated milk • 8 ounces (1 cup) chicken or turkey stock, preferably homemade • 1 tablespoon freshly ground pepper, or to taste • 1 tablespoon kosher salt This makes a ton of stuffing, so have an oversized mixing bowl on hand; I mix mine in a large stockpot.

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Sage Cornbread (Yields one 10-inch wheel) • 5 1/2 ounces yellow cornmeal • 4 1/2 ounces all-purpose flour • 1 tablespoon baking powder • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt • 1/4 ounce fresh sage leaves • 3 ounces unsalted butter, melted • 2 1/2 ounces honey • 8 1/2 ounces buttermilk • 1 egg • 2 egg yolks • 1 tablespoon safflower or coconut oil (or lard, if you’ve got it) to brush the pan • 1 tablespoon stone ground grits (optional) Place a 10-inch cast iron skillet into a cold oven and preheat to 400 degrees about 30 minutes in advance. This guarantees the skillet is blazing hot, making for a crispy, crackling crust. Grind the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt and sage in the bowl of a food processor until the sage has nearly disappeared. This extracts maximum flavor, but feel free to mince the sage instead. Whisk the melted butter, honey, buttermilk,

egg and yolks in a medium bowl until well combined, then add the dry ingredients and mix until smooth. Pull the hot skillet from the oven, and use a pastry brush to generously coat the bottom and sides with oil or lard. If you like, sprinkle a tablespoon of grits over the bottom for an extra layer of crunch. Scrape the batter into the pan and bake until the cornbread is golden and firm to the touch, about 25 minutes. To use the cornbread for stuffing, bake an additional 10 minutes to help dry it out.

Toss the onions and celery into the pan with the drippings (look, it’s Thanksgiving, OK?) and place over medium-low heat. Stir with a wooden spoon to scrape up any brown bits of sausage left on the bottom of the pan. Sauté until the onions are translucent, but not brown; about 10 minutes. Add the vegetables to the bread, return the skillet to the stove, reduce the heat to low, and melt the butter. Meanwhile, chop the sage as finely as you can, then add to the melted butter. Increase the heat to medium and cook, stirring often if not constantly, until the butter starts to bubble and foam. For an extra toasty flavor, continue cooking until the butter begins to brown. Pour the foamy sage butter over the bread, and note that it will stretch into a million servings so you don’t have to feel guilty. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, evaporated milk, chicken or turkey stock, salt and pepper. When well combined, pour over the bread and fold with a flexible spatula until evenly coated.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and lightly toast the pecans, about eight minutes, then transfer to the bowl. Tear the bread into one-inch chunks and break the cornbread into eight big chunks pieces (they’ll crumble into smaller bits later on). Proceed to the next step, or cover with plastic until you’re ready to proceed; up to 24 hours. The breads actually benefit from a day of staling, especially if they were fresh to begin with.

Divide the stuffing between two 9-by-13 inch glass or ceramic dishes. Don’t pack the stuffing down or smooth the top; you want maximum surface area, with lots of jagged peaks that’ll brown into wonderfully crusty bits.

Cut the onions in half through the root end, peel, and chop into half-inch chunks. Next, trim the ends off each celery stalk and slice into quarter-inch pieces. Set the vegetables aside for now.

Set one or both dishes of stuffing out at room temperature while the oven preheats to 375 degrees. (I like to bake one off for Thanksgiving, and save the other to bake off fresh to enjoy with leftovers.)

Put the sausage into a 12-inch skillet over medium heat, break into pieces with a fork, and cook until the sausage crumbles have browned on both sides. The larger chunks may not be cooked through, but will finish

Bake, uncovered, until the stuffing is golden browned on top, about 30 minutes. Lift up a chunk of bread with a fork; it should look moist, but not gooey or wet inside. Take to the table and enjoy piping hot. cc

Whatever the case, cover the stuffing with plastic wrap and refrigerate up to a week. Alternately, cover with foil, freeze up to six months, and thaw overnight in the fridge before baking.

Run a dull knife around the edge of the skillet to loosen, then invert the hot cornbread onto a cutting board or platter. Enjoy with copious amounts of butter and molasses. Store in an airtight container two or three days at room temperature; to rewarm, wrap each slice in a damp paper towel and microwave 20 seconds. You can also freeze cornbread in a zip-top bag up to six months, giving it a dry and crumbly texture perfect for Thanksgiving stuffing.

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Gig picks curated by our arts, culture and entertainment website, tadoo.com Futurebirds. Nov. 6. Futurebirds are a psychedelic country band whose sounds center on dreamy pedal steel and swirling harmonies. Their “rodeo sweetheart” ballads build to a distinctively American presence. 10 p.m. Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave. (859) 309-9499. www.cosmic-charlies.com.

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Taj Mahal Nov. 2. The Grammy-winning composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Taj Mahal is one of the most prominent and influential figures in late 20th century blues and roots music. Though his career began more than four decades ago with American blues, he has broadened his artistic scope over the years to include music representing virtually every corner of the world. 7 p.m. Lexington Opera House, 401 W. Short St. (859) 233-4567. www.troubashow.com.

Jessica Lea Mayfield. Nov. 13. 9 p.m. Mayfield cut her early chops with her family’s bluegrass band but has evolved into a powerful singer-songwriter known for her pensive, ominous and beautiful songs. Her most recent album, “Make My Head Sing,” ventures into an experimental grunge-ridden territory previously unchartered by Mayfield in her previous albums, which have more of a dark Americana influence. Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave. (859) 309-9499. www.cosmic-charlies.com. Lucinda Williams. Nov. 9. One of the country's most revered songwriters, Williams has been a household name for her country-inspired Americana songwriting for years, and was named "Amer-

ica's Best Songwriter" by Time magazine in 2002. 7 p.m. Opera House, 401 W. Short St. www. troubashow.com Cunninlynguists and J. Live. Nov. 15. Sampling genres from psych-rock to blues, New Romantic to polka, Southern trio CunninLynguists have been musically compared to acclaimed hip hop acts UGK and Atmosphere. 10 p.m. Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave. (859) 309-9499. www.cosmic-charlies.com. Diego Garcia. Nov. 15. Diego Garcia’s acclaimed 2011 solo debut “Laura” was the ultimate bedroom recording, an intensely focused and utterly entrancing chamberpop song cycle about unrequited love that was named one of the top 25 albums of the year by NPR. The former front man for the popular New York indie rock band Elefant continues to explore his Latin heritage and play homage to 1970s troubadours and singer-songwriters of the like of Leonard Cohen and Harry Nilsson. 7:30 p.m. Singletary Center for the Arts, 405 Rose St. (859) 257-1706. www.finearts.uky.edu.

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Luminate Lexington

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Presented by Kentucky Utilities Co. Lexington will usher in the holiday season this year with Luminate Lexington presented by Kentucky Utilities Company on Friday, November 28th. Triangle Park will be alive with the sights and sounds of the Unified Trust Company Ice Rink, holiday entertainment, seasonal food/beverage offerings, arts & crafts vendors, and the Official Tree Lighting! Festivities will begin at 2 p.m. and will continue until 6:30 p.m. when Santa Claus and Mayor Jim Gray turn the “magic key” to light up Downtown with thousands of lights! As the lights are turned on all over Downtown, join the Lexington Singers as they sing a variety of favorite holiday songs.

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When someone in your life dies, you are faced with the difficult, but important, need to mourn. This compassionate program will outline some practical touchstones that can assist you as you mourn. Dr. Wolfelt is an educator and grief counselor who serves as the director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition in Fort Collins, CO. Don't miss this opportunity to spend an evening with one of North America's leading grief counselors and authors.

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INTERSTRUCT On display Nov. 7-Dec. 5. Using large-scale installations, this collaborative event will place responsive new work by artists from around the country in various non-art spaces throughout the city, with a focus on experimentation and transformation. Locations include 128 York St. and 740 North Limestone St. (open Nov. 7-21) and 1170 and 1228 Manchester St. (open Nov. 21Dec.5). Visit www.lexingtonartleague.org for more information. Gallery Hop. Nov. 21. Presented by LexArts, this periodic “choose your own adventure”-style event encourages attendees to explore the offerings of local art galleries, many of which stay open after hours and provide light snacks and beverages for patrons. The hops typically run from 5-8 p.m., with many galleries opting to stay open later. www.gallerhoplex.com. Totems, Tales and Toons. On display Nov. 1-30. The secret life of the pencil will be revealed through cartoons by Chris Brannock, and Kathy Rees Johnson’s paintings will be about people, plants and places that populate the storylines of her life. (Opening reception Nov. 21, 5-8 p.m.) Gallery Hours: Tues.-Fri. 11 a.m,.-4 p.m., Sat. noon-3 p.m. M.S. Reszny Studio/Gallery, 903 Manchester St. www.msrezny.com. Improbable Baubles. Nov. 22-Dec. 21. In this art program designed to give public and private school children from the region an opportunity to create, perform and respond to art, students learn the history of Headley-Whitney Museum founder George Headley, his artwork and bibelots, and his significance to Kentucky, and then create their own works of art (faux bibelots), democratically choosing pieces by their own peers to be displayed at the Headley-Whitney Museum. (Opening reception 1-3 p.m., Nov. 22.) 4435 Old Frankfort Pike. (859) 255-6653. Visit www.headley-whitney.org for hours and information.


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“Rocky Horror Picture Show” Midnight Showing. Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. The culminating film for Kentucky Theatre’s “October Midnite Madness” film is the beloved 1975 “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” in which a newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-NFurter. Be prepared for full blown audience participation, from costumes to sing-alongs. Midnight. Kentucky Theatre, 214 E. Main St. (859) 231-6997.

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Theatre & Performance

Scriabin’s symphonic poem, “The Poem of Ecstasy.” 7 p.m. Singletary Center for the Arts, 405 Rose St. (859) 257-1706. www.lexphil.org. UK Theatre Department: “Much Ado About Nothing.” Nov. 20-23. A joyful story of romance with two very dissimilar pairs of lovers is at the forefront of this Shakespeare classic. 7 p.m. Nov. 20, 21 and 23; 2 p.m. Nov. 22 and 23. Guignol Theatre in UK’s Fine Arts Building (Rose St.) Hunter Presbyterian Church: An Evening at the Theatre. Nov. 22. This concert of Broadway and opera selections sung by professional musicians includes Suna Gunther, Thomas Gunther, Brittany Jones, Jonathan Parham, Maggie Blair and Rubin Thomas, with a dessert reception to follow. 7 p.m. Hunter Presbyterian Church, 109 Rosemont Garden.(859) 277-5126.

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Broadway Live! “Elf” Nov. 14-16. The hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole, based on the beloved 2003 movie starring Will Ferrell. Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sun. 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Lexington Opera House, 401 W. Short St. www.lexingtonoperahouse.com. Lexington Ballet: “Giselle.” Nov. 1. A romantic ghost story centering on a beautiful and innocent village girl, a Duke posing as a peasant to excape his arranged engagement, the ghosts of maidens who have died before their wedding, and an evil queen. With music by Adolphe Adam and choreography by Jules Perrot and Jean Coralli, “Giselle” has earned its place as one of the most beloved ballets of all time. 7:30 p.m. Lexington Opera House, 401 W. Short St. www.lexingtonballet.org. Movement Continuum: “Down the Rabbit Hole.” Nov. 7-9. For its fourth season performance, Lexington’s Movement Continuum features an adaptation of “Alice in Wonderland,” delivered to the stage through contemporary dance and monologues written by Lexington writers. A collaboration of 13 dancers and 16 writers, to create a new Wonderland. 7:30 Friday and Saturday; 2:30 Sunday. Downtown Arts Center, 141 E. Main St. (859) 425-2550. www.kentuckymovement.com. Studio Players: “And Then There Were None.” Nov. 13-16, 21-23, 28-30. Directed by Gary McCormick and based on the Agatha Christie book, which is widely 50 chevy chaser magazine november 2014

Second City. Nov. 22. Celebrating 55 years of cutting edge satire, Chicago’s legendary sketch comedy theater comes to the EKU Center with “The Best of The Second City.” Featuring some of the best sketches and songs in Second City history, you’ll see some of the moments that launched the careers of John Belushi,

Steve Carrell, Tina Fey, and Stephen Colbert, as well as a selection of The Second City’s trademark improvisation. 7:30 p.m. EKU Center for the Arts, Hall Drive, Richmond. www.ekucenter.com. Balagula Theatre: “Venus in Furs.” Nov. 28-30. Shows at 7 p.m. except Nov. 30 and Dec. 7 (shows at 2 p.m.) Playwright Thomas Novachek is at a loss – there are simply no actresses talented enough to play his leading lady. Then in walks Vanda, a mysterious siren with the uncanny ability to inhabit his character. Her audition quickly escalates into a seductive power play. With loads of cheek and a hint of the erotic, “Venus in Fur” keeps the audience on the edge of their seats. Fri. 7 p.m., SatSun. 2 p.m. Farish Theatre, 140 E. Main St. www.balagulatheatre.com. Lexignton Children’s Theatre: “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Nov. 29, Dec., 6-7. Celebrate Christmas with this live, regional premiere of the favorite holiday special, where Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang are here to remind us all what’s most important this Yuletide season. 2 p.m. (with an additional 7 p.m. show on Dec. 6). Lexington Children’s Theatre, 418 W. Short St. www.lctonstage.org.

considered to be her best masterpiece. Adapted by Christie for stage in 1943. Carriage House Theatre, 154 W. Bell Ct. www.studioplayers.org Transylvania Theatre: “Shakespeare in Mind.” Nov. 13-15, 20-23. Transylvania University proudly presents “Shakespeare in Mind,” an original Transylvania production that channelsurfs Shakespeare through 21st-century American culture. Shakespeare’s scenes and soliloquies mix with contemporary playwriting and works based on, inspired by, or ripped off from the Bard, combined with biography and theories that someone else wrote Shakespeare’s plays. Thurs.-Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. Lucille C. Little Theatre, 300 N. Broadway. (859) 281-3621. LexPhil: “Carmina Burana.” Nov. 14. The Lexington Philharmonic will be joined by a combined mass choir of regional collegiate choral groups from Eastern Kentucky University, Berea College, Transylvania University and more, for a grand presentation of Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana,” paired with

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Garrison Keillor Nov. 18. America’s favorite storyteller and NPR’s “Prarie Home Companion” host returns to the EKU Center by popular demand, to present his touching anecdotes, comic monologues, and thought-provoking observations. 7:30 p.m. EKU Center for the Arts, Hall Drive, Richmond. www.ekucenter.com.


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Nov. 1. The Living Arts and Science Center’s annual Day of the Dead celebration brings together the rich visual, musical, dance, and culinary traditions of this holiday that is celebrated in Mexico and other parts of Central America and South America. This colorful and joyful festival celebrates the lives and memories of those who have died. 5 p.m. The Living Arts and Science Center, 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. www.lasclex.org. Panagia Pantovasilissa Cultural Day. Nov. 1. Panagia Pantovasilissa Greek Orthodox Church will host a Greek cultural day filled with Greek food and pastries from Athenian Grill, music, dancing and other cultural representation from regions of Eastern Europe, at the church’s new location. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Panagia Pantovasilissa Greek Orthodox Church, 3001 Tates Creek Rd. Romanian Dinner. Nov. 8. Panagia Pantovasilissa Greek Orthodox Church will host a Romanian Dinner Night, featuring Romanian food at various price points. 5:30-8 p.m. Panagia Pantovasilissa Greek Orthodox Church, 3001 Tates Creek Rd. tadoo lounge Holiday Bazaar and Jamboree. Nov. 13. The 2014-2015 tadoo Lounge season kicks off with a bang, with a bigger and better reprise of last year’s inaugural holiday bazaar and jamboree: a one-stop shop for getting a head start on locally purchased holiday gifts, featuring art, music, beauty products, vintage clothes, jewelry and other goodies from various local vendors. The all ages, familyfriendly event features live music from Doppio Music (Washington, D.C.), Maggie Lander and J. Tom Hnatow; food available from Chef Nick Taylor. 6-9 p.m., 434 Old Vine St. www.tadoo.com/event/tadoo-lounge-holiday-jamboree-bazaar. Small Business Saturday/Chevy Chase Holiday Open House. Nov. 29. Shoppers can catch a free carriage ride, starting at John’s New Classic Shoes (3:30-7 p.m.); take pictures with a roving Santa; listen to carolers; vote for their favorite window display; or simply enjoy the discounts, specials, treats, and deals at each of the participating retailers. For adults, the Beer Trappe will head up a holiday pub crawl. 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Chevy Chase shopping district, (near the intersection of Euclid and High streets).

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Classes & Workshops Writing Workshop at the UK Art Museum. Nov. 1. Poet and University of Kentucky Professor of English Julia Johnson will present for “Poetry in the Museum,” a workshop inspired by the “Take My Word For It” exhibition currently on display at the museum. This event is appropriate for writers of all ages and experience. 10 a.m. UK Art Museum, 405 Rose St. (859) 257-5716. Eat, Drink & Be Successful. Nov. 12. In this panel directed toward anyone currently in or considering joining the entertainment, restaurant, bar, food truck or otherwise hospitality-related business, keynote speakers Jeff Ruby and Britney Ruby Miller of Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse will join panelists in the food, bank and legal industries for an educational seminar. Tastings and tapas will follow. Presented by Smiley Pete Publishing and Business Lexington. 4-6:30 p.m., 434 Old Vine St. www.bizlex.com/eatdrink.

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Japanese Book Binding Workshop Nov. 22. Melissa Oesch of ReImagined by Luna will lead participants in a workshop on creating a handmade book using the Japanese stab book-binding technique. Materials and instruction provided; participants are encouraged to bring personal items from home to incorporate in the book. 10 a.m., Centered, 309 N. Ashland Ave., Ste. 180. www.centeredlex.com. cc

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Custom picture framing & imaging Mike & Letha Drury, Owners 1401 Versailles Road Lexington, KY 40504 859-253-3885 www.southhillgallery.com

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Pete’s Properties RECENT RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS — CHEVY CHASER

40502 3105 Warrenwood Wynd $2,500,000 1616 Harmony Hall Ln. $1,260,000 1881 Honey Spring Pl $850,000 1928 Lakes Edge Dr. $830,000 890 Mcmeekin Pl. $780,000 1701 Clays Spring Ln. $750,000 890 Mcmeekin Pl. $725,000 3509 Castlegate Wynd $645,000 1040 Turkey Foot Rd. $560,000 1933 Long Pond Walk $553,000 909 Chinoe Rd. $535,000 241 Kingsway Dr. $445,000 241 Kingsway Dr. $445,000 231 Desha Rd. $440,000 2908 Sweet William Ct. $424,000 944 Edgewater Dr. $420,000 313 Irvine Rd. $400,000 921 Chinoe Rd. $399,000 1817 Bimini Rd. $380,000 3101 Tates Creek Rd. $375,000 410 Chinoe Rd. $348,000 2029 Blairmore Rd. $342,500 2063 Bridgeport Dr. $332,000 766 Hildeen Dr. $323,500 758 Sherwood Dr. $292,000

306 Dudley Rd. $290,000 730 Tremont Ave. $267,500 3173 Lamar Dr. $240,000 435 Dudley Rd. $225,000 3205 Pepperhill Rd. $220,000 3212 Lansdowne Dr. $210,000 1014 Aurora Ave. $129,900 137 Preston Ave. $125,000 319 Clay Ave. $68,250 383 Bassett Ave. $65,000 382 Sherman Ave. $60,000 404 Sherman Ave. $50,000

BIGGEST MOVER: 3105 WARRENWOOD WYND $2,500,000

40503 183 Valley Rd. $308,000 243 Glendover Rd. $292,500 105 Lackawanna Rd. $278,000 2407 Heather Way $225,000 116 Wabash Dr. $169,000 109 Wabash Dr. $130,000 136 Suburban Ct. $110,000

40503 600 Sayre Ave. $470,000 530 Sayre Ave. $460,000 702 Bullock Pl. $380,000 cc

Recent arm’s length residential sales for this magazine’s distribution area. Information compiled by Fayette County Property Valuation Administrator David O’Neill. For more information on any of these properties, or others, please visit www.fayette-pva.com.

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Sotheby’s INTERNATIONAL REALTY

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1653 Lindy Lane

855 Chandemere Rd.

1125 Cooper Dr.

Located in popular Henry Clay subdivision with brand new full bath. Refinished hwd floors. Large private backyard. Meredith Walker 312-8417 $135,000

Jessamine Co. Panoramic Vista on this gorgeous 5-acre lot with mature trees and pond-dream site for your dream home. Whitney Durham 983-9500 $149,000

Two-story townhome in Chevy Chase with wide width hwd floors, updated kitchen and bath, partially fin bsmt, patio/courtyard and easy parking! Whitney Durham 983-9500 $167,500

941 Turkey Foot Rd. Renovated 4BR, 2.5BA with new master bath, redone kitchen, wet bar, hwd floors, large brick patio, fenced yard, garage, off- street parking. Betty Jo Palmer 421-4592 $535,000

104 Parker Ln. Jessamine Co. 1.5 story on 1 acre on central Ky’s finest countryside. First floor master, w/o bsmt, pool, outdoor kitchen, screened porch and much more! Whitney Durham 983-9500 $585,000

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645 Teak Wood Rd.

517 Sundrop Path

201 Legacy Dr.

1.5 story in Still Meadows, 4BR, 3.5BA, 3,735 sq. ft., 2 kitchen islands, beautiful ceilings and woodwork, first floor master, fenced yard, stone accents. Whitney Durham 983-9500 $594,000

Jessamine Co.1.5 story, perfect hwd flrs, coffered ceilings, covered back porch, granite eat-in kitchen, 1st flr master, bonus room on 2nd level! Whitney Durham 983-9500 $640,000

Two story 4BR, 3.5BA in Shadeland, gourmet kitchen, remodeled master BA, hdwd, fenced yard, fin bsmnt – walk to Ecton Park, UK & Romany Rd. Whitney Durham 983-9500 $645,000

118 S. Ashland Ave. Extraordinary craftsmen from the highest quality materials – one of the finest homes in Ashland Park. 3BR, 2 full, 2 half BAs, 3451 sq. ft. Whitney Durham 983-9500 $995,000

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Bluegrass

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500 N. Broadway $449,000 Built by Frank Hulett around 1890, this Romanesque-style house features a three story tower and an elaborate cantilevered staircase clad in decorative pressed metal. Currently used as a duplex, but could be returned to a single family residence if desired. Located within a block of Transylvania University and downtown Lexington! Visit bgsir.com for amenities and details.

517 S. Mill St. | $595,000

256 Bell Pl. | $285,000

906 Tates Creek Rd. | $385,000

5036 Ivybridge Dr. | $385,000

Meticulously restored historic home in downtown Lexington! Wonderful large rooms, high ceilings, fabulous woodwork and a grand staircase. Features 3 BRs, 2 renovated BAs, upstairs and downstairs dens, a large living room, dining room, and renovated kitchen with exposed brick. Private, fenced yard and 2-car garage complete this fantastic 128 year old home!

Bell Court bungalow! Features hardwood floors, high ceilings, spacious rooms, a lovely entry foyer, living room, formal dining room, kitchen, full BA and family room that could be turned back into a BR. Second level features the master suite with full BA and many interesting roof angles! Private backyard, and covered side porch. Property is priced to sell as-is but inspections are welcomed.

Fully-renovated two-story bungalow in popular Chevy Chase/ Hollywood neighborhood! Updated top to bottom including new roof, plumbing, electric, HVAC, kitchen appliances, cabinets and countertops, new baths, refinished hardwood floors, family room addition and fenced in yard! Featuring 3 BRs and 2.5 BAs this house is move-in ready. Lots of natural light.

Hartland Gardens home with a covered back porch features a first floor master suite, hardwood floors and an open floor plan! Kitchen opens to family room area, living room/dining room combo with vaulted ceilings. Master suite has large walk-in closet and BA with whirlpool tub and double vanities.The second level features 3 additional BRs and a full bath. Unfinished basement.

2020 Bridgeport Dr. | $425,000

125 Chinoe Rd. | $950,000

106 N. Winter Ct., Midway, KY | $239,000

12590 Troy Pike, Versailles, KY | $1,495,000

2109 Fontaine Rd. | $475,000

Spacious home in Lakeview subdivision! First level features a master suite with updated bath and large closet, hardwood floors in living and dining rooms, kitchen with breakfast nook and large pantry and family room with fireplace overlooking private, landscaped backyard.The second floor has 3 BRs and one full BA. Plus, a large great room with fireplace and patio area.

Warfield Gratz designed home in popular Ashwood neighborhood! Featuring a graceful curved stairway and Fortuny wall coverings; spacious rooms featuring hardwood floors on both the first and second levels; an updated kitchen with a Wolf range and breakfast area. Other features include large master suite, 3 additional BRs and BAs, finished lower level, brick patio, and screened porch.

Beautiful Midway location! Home is on a large lot and backs up to the side lawn of Holly Hill Inn. Spacious two-story with 4 BRs, 2.5 BAs and an extra large eat-in kitchen! Family room has fireplace and double doors out to a covered back porch. New neutral carpet and paint. Move in ready. Great restaurants and shopping in Midway—a 20 minute drive to downtown Lexington!

Beautiful and secluded, 45.9 acre Deerwood Farm, located within a 20 minute drive to Lexington! Stone gated entrance and private, wooded drive.The Virginia-style residence displays a quality and attention to detail that are second to none.The farm includes a 4-stall barn with office, 8 acres of woodlands with riding trails.Visit us online to view this estate’s amenities.

Great investment opportunity in 40502! Ten one bedroom apartments with all but one apartment currently leased. Currently leased for $ 375/apartment.Tenants pay all utilities. Convenient location near Richmond Road, Henry Clay High School and downtown Lexington!

Becky Reinhold, Principal Broker

cell 859.338.1838 • office 859.268.0099 • www.bgsir.com • becky@bgsir.com november 2014 chevy chaser magazine 55


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