Chef Jonathan Lundy is the creative force behind Corto Lima, and the former Lexington favorite, Jonathan’s. For those of you not familiar, Jonathan’s was a fine-dining staple at The Gratz Park Inn from 1998-2014.
Jonathan’s culinary creations can now be found downtown at Corto Lima. | Photo by David Roux
This soybean succotash is the perfect summer side dish. | Photo by AppHarvest
Makes 6-8 servings
1 cup frozen shelled soybeans (edamame)
1 cup fresh corn from the cob
1 cup vine-ripened tomatoes
1/2 cup caramelized onions
1/2 cup diced zucchini
1 tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. salt
1/2 tbsp. freshly ground pepper
Fresh parsley for garnish
Fresh ground pepper, as needed
How to prepare the meal yourself
Toast the outside of tomatoes with a brûlée torch to get a light char on the outside. If that’s not available, use tongs to toast and char the tomatoes over an open flame on a gas stove, or skip completely.
Place all of the ingredients in a small sauté pan and heat throughout on medium heat. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve.
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El Cid is opening a sister restaurant in Triangle Park, 400 W. Main St., that will replace the old Triangle Park Cafe — Señor Chimi. The new spot will be the first-ever chimichanga + dip-style restaurant in Lexington. More details to come, but we’re anxiously awaiting its margaritas and live music. 🍹
City officials have decided to merge the Urban County Arts Review Board + the Public Art Commission as part of the revision to itsPublic Arts Master Plan. It also calls for the inclusion of a representative from LexArts. The change comes as the projects are specific to public-owned property. (WEKU)
Let’s give a round of applause to our city government, y’all. Lexington ranked No. 5 on Wallet Hub’s 2022 Best Run Cities in America. The 150 cities were compared across six key categories — financial stability, education, health, safety, economy, and infrastructure + pollution. (WalletHub)
$75 million. That’s the record-setting sale price of the 384-unit Bridle Creek Apartment complex near Shilito Park, making it one of the top 10 most expensive real estate deals in town. Last November’s $63.7 million sale of the Waterstone at Hamburg complex still tops the list for price-per-unit at $241,287 per apartment. 🏘️ (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Happy pollinator week, Lexington. NABA-Central Kentucky, the North American Butterfly Association, is celebrating all week by showcasing photos + bringing awareness to common local pollinators. You can join in on the celebration by signing up for Lexington Parks & Recreation’s Planting for Pollinators Workshop tonight at 6 p.m. in McConnell Springs. 🐝
Epping’s on Eastside, 264 Walton Ave.,announced that Ben Lacy will be playing live music every Wednesday evening from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Swing by tonight for good tunes and happy hour specials — think half off glasses of wine, $5 Old Fashioneds + more. Get the wings and thank us later. 🎸
If digging into delicious smoothie bowls is your thing, why not try your hand at making them? The Press Juice & Health Baris hiring for both part-time + full-time positions. Interested applicants can message them on Instagram or stop by 191 Kentucky Ave., to fill out an application. 🍍
Popular Lexington Farmers Market staple Elmwood Stock Farm, located in Georgetown, is hiring for a full-time administrative teammate. The position would work Monday-Friday on the farm + receive benefits like health insurance, PTO, year-round CSA, and more. Get more details. 🥬
Did you know, that this week is also Pride Restaurant Week? Choose from 30 different participating restaurants that will be donating sales from a special Pride-themed dish or a portion of total sales to the Lexington Pride Center through Sun., June 26. Check out Good Food Co-Op’s Love is Love Tie-Dye Vanilla Cake.
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Feast your eyes on this. Believe it or not, those flowers are made out of sugar. The beautiful + edible creations are handcrafted by local artist and self-taught baker, Alex Narramore. The realistic detail on the bold blooms has been featured in numerous magazines, won awards, and is almost too pretty to eat.
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Editor’s pick:I’m so excited to work on my green thumb at the Planting for Pollinator’s Workshop tonight in hopes to get our new yard blooming + growing. If you’re also coming, say hi and get ready to have your photo taken. 📸
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