GtownEats Week

#GtownEats Week

4/11/18  Written by Marie Pullen with Back Road Bluegrass **Subscribe on her homepage**


When the creators of #GtownEats invited me to write a blog featuring their inaugural food fest, I was thrilled! Downtown Georgetown has an inviting ambiance and such a great vibe. The intricate, historical embellishments adorning the buildings that line the main street are well-kept and preserve the classic ole' town aura.

Photo 1Photo 2#GtownEats Week extended eight days with 16 participating restaurants presenting an array of yummy, dining specials. I mapped a leisurely course within walking distance, to several of the inviting destinations.

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Our first stop was the Slainte Public House quartered in a wonderful, old edifice that beckons the passersby. Once inside, the artwork and decor are reminiscent of a homey Irish pub. Guests can wander from room to room on the first and second floors to explore the cozy, little corner tables, a comfy-couch and deep chair seating. On a warm day their beautiful patio fills with patrons and lively conversation.. 

Photo 5Photo 6Photo 7Photo 8I sampled the intriguing Irish Kiss, a tasty concoction of Jameson Whiskey, ginger beer, orange juice, topped with a cheery cherry. It hit the spot!

Photo 9We meandered over to Fava’s, the epitome of a quintessential downtown diner.  Housed in a marvelous, aged building which found its home in Georgetown around 1910, the interior stays true to the feel of those beloved diner/delis of a bygone era. Greeted by a traditional dining counter, the room is complete with shiny bar stools and plenty of booth seating along the wall. With luck, you'll get a chance to meet the owner, Jon Gruchow, a sweet gentleman. With a little encouragement, he will reminisce about the days when he and his wife operated their restaurant together.

Photo 10Photo 11My friends and I indulged in the #GtownEats special: Fava's famous Beer Cheese Burger. What isn’t better with beer cheese?! I am an enthusiast of this spicy spread, in case that isn't readily apparent and this delectable burger delivered with a capital D! I must add that Fava's offers some of the best fried banana pepper and onion rings that I’ve savored in quite some time.

Photo 12A full moon guided our path past an elegant courthouse to the next stop on our culinary journey. Galvin’s on Main relocated and was remodeled just a few years ago. Georgetown has something for everyone and if you’re looking for a sports bar, you've found it! Large, garage-style doors open to the sidewalk when warm weather beckons. Their menu has a nice variety of pizzas, soups and sandwiches and we chose the Chicken and Waffles, along with the crispy Fish n' Chips. The eatery was packed and clearly a popular watering hole for locals.

Photo 13Last but not least, we visited one of my all-time, favorite restaurants, the Local Feed. We arrived to sample their #GtownEats dessert special: Chocolate Bourbon Cake with House-made, Butterscotch Ice Cream. Though I rarely order dessert, this is kind of part of my job, right?! Their enticing menu is exceptionally well-thought-out and the cuisine incredibly delicious. It is virtually impossible to select any item that isn’t a full-flavored delight. Their notable, chocolaty-bourbon confection was a wonderful finale to a most enjoyable evening out.

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I highly recommend an entertaining visit to Georgetown, KY, Lexington's thriving, next-door neighbor. You'll fancy a tasty stroll around the center of this quaint and interesting city.

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There are many more attractions I haven't touched on, including the Georgetown and Scott County Museum. Filled with the rich history surrounding the area, this unique gallery boasts an engaging section on thoroughbreds. A portion of the museum is dedicated to various, rotating themes.  When I last visited, a gorgeous display of intricate, hand-made quilts was displayed. There are alluring gift shops, as well as a bourbon tasting room at Bourbon 30.


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