Satisfy your bagel-wich cravings at any of these local spots. | Photo by @foodbytiana
In need of a bagel and schmear fix? We know the feeling. There’s something about biting into a crunchy-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside bagel that creates a little boost in serotonin.
To help you find the best bagels around town, we’ve crafted this handy guide featuring four local eateries.
🥯 Pearl’s, 133 N. Limestone If you haven’t tried the woodfired bagels from this downtown joint, you’re sorely missing out. Pearl’s offers five bagel varieties as well as several cream cheese and spread options. The menu also features breakfast and lunch sandwiches. Pro tip: Try the smoked brisket bagel sandwich with onions and horseradish cream cheese.
🥯 Southland Bagel, 428 Southland Dr. Southland boasts house-blended cream cheese spreads, bagels made fresh daily, and housemade side items. But that’s not all. The shop’s menu also features breakfast and lunch sandwiches, espresso drinks, burgers, salads and soups, and pizzas. Psst — order the after school special sandwich on a plain bagel with spicy pimento cheese, spicy pickles, and spring mix.
🥯 Great Bagel & Bakery, 396 Woodland Ave.+ 3650 Boston Rd. From everything to maple bourbon, there’s a bagel flavor for everyone at Great Bagel. The eatery has 12+ bagel flavors as well as a plethora of spread options and breakfast sandwich meals. Great Bagel also serves housemade pastries, lunch bagel sandos, salads, and soups. We love ordering the healthy sprout breakfast sandwich on a garlic bagel. Pro tip: It offers gluten-free bagel options on the weekends.
🥯 Magee’s, 726 E. Main St. This Main Street bakery’s hand-rolled, New York-style bagels are what dreams are made of. While you’re there picking up a baker’s dozen, be sure to order a few scratch-made yeast donuts and 81-layer croissants too. Also, visit Magee’s for breakfast and try the avocado and bacon bagel sandwich.
Action Figure & Comic Exhibition | Wednesday, Jan. 18 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center, 300 E. Third St., Lexington | Free | Bring the whole family to celebrate diversity in the world of action figures and comics.
Thursday, Jan. 19
Jammin’ on the Porch | Thursday, Jan. 19 | 7-9 p.m. | Russel Acton Folk Center, 212 W. Jefferson St., Berea | A true Berea experience — bring your instrument and join in the jam session with father-daughter duo, Lewis and Donna Lamb.
Friday, Jan. 20
Gallery Hop | Friday, Jan. 20 | 5-8 p.m. | Living Arts & Science Center, 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., Lexington | Free | The LexArts HOP is a free visual arts showcase popping up at a variety of locations around town.
Saturday, Jan. 21
Winter Market at Glendover | Saturday, Jan. 21 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Glendover Elementary School, 710 Glendover Rd., Lexington | Free | Shop from local artists, crafters, and other creative businesses at this event hosted by Kentucky Pop-Ups.
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Lafayette High School graduate Kimball Jackson is the newest local addition to Lexington Sporting Club‘s inaugural USL League One team. Kimball is the ninth athlete to sign on to play with Lexington SC. Follow the team’s roster tracker and see their 2023 schedule. ⚽
Asbury University is holding a groundbreaking ceremony today at 3:00 p.m. for phase one of its multi-use Outdoor Venture project. This initial phase is expected to cost $5 million and includes an eight-lane trackand a turf field. (The Lane Report)
Saint Joseph Hospital was named as one of the best hospitals in America by Healthgrades. This is the fifth consecutive year Saint Joseph Hospital was listed and means that it is in the top 2% of hospitals for overall clinical performance. 🏥
Abracadabra. Kids ages 13-18 are invited to join Lexington Public Library at the Eastside Branch (3000 Blake James Dr.) for its free Intro to Magic: The Gathering class today from 4-6 p.m. Registration is required. 🪄
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The District Burger features a sirloin smashburger on a pretzel bun. | Photo by District 7 Social Hall
There’s a new hangout in town, because District 7 Social Hall is now open at 1170 Manchester St, in the Distillery District. The urban-rustic bar features German-isch bites and brews, as well as duckpin bowling, a golf simulator, and ping pong.
This week, the social hall is open from4-11 p.m. with a limited menu of bar snacks like soft pretzels and pierogies, as well as a few different sandwiches and larger plates.
Editor’s pick: Zim’s Cafe (215 W. Main St.) has some new starters on its menu and I can’t wait to try them. This herbed ricotta with shiitake mushrooms, roasted garlic, and toasted baguette on the side has my name written all over it.
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