Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Thank you to everyone that came out on Tuesday to help us celebrate our new Gallery of Homes and Sales Center in Georgetown.
We kicked it all off with a beautiful ribbon cutting ceremony!
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
It's now officially Fall, which means it's also officially apple picking season! Pumpkins seem to be the top runner in fall produce these days, but don't you think apples should get just as much spotlight too? Here in the Lexington area there's not only one great, local orchard -- but two! Have you ever been to Evans Orchard or Boyds Orchard? They're both absolutely fantastic and so much fun!
The Evans Orchard Farm Market opens in May with beautiful hanging baskets and fresh, homegrown strawberries within just a matter of days. Throughout the summer and fall, you’ll find our Farm Market & Gift Store packed with tasty, locally grown fruits and vegetables, picked at the peak of perfection for the best flavor and nutritional value.
We grow over 20 acres of peaches, apples, and pears and more than 20 acres of farm-fresh vegetable.
While you are in the Gift Store, be sure to sample our delicious, creamy homemade fudge, and try the apple cider donuts or perhaps a fried apple pie, along with a special glass of our own yummy apple cider! We also have lots of jams and jellies, honey, gifts, candles, and toys!
Plan to stay awhile and include a visit to the Sweet Apple Café and Bakery for a hamburger, hot dog, grilled chicken sandwich, rib-eye sandwich, pulled pork cooked with our own apples, ice cream, apple dumplings, or something else from our tasty menu!
For more information click here
to visit their website!
The Boyd's of Boyd Orchards, 5th generation fruit growers hailing from Southern Illinois, bring their many years of experience in growing delicious produce and agri-entertainment. Come on out and experience family fun at its finest on our neatly kept farm in Versailles, KY!
Children of all ages love our large and unique playground - big slides, a pirate ship, and even a hay castle! There is so much to do the little ones never want to leave! We offer high quality fruits and vegetables of the season including U-Pick Strawberries, Blackberries, and Apples! During the fall we also have hayrides, pick your own apples and pumpkins, an animal center, corn maze and bonfire areas for group events. Our Apple Blossom Cafe offers seasonal treats and our Gift Shop has unique products for all occasions.
For more information and hours click here
to visit their website!
It's so exciting to go apple picking! The weather will be perfect for it this weekend!
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
The first ever Lexington BURGER WEEK is July 6-12th! It doesn't get better than this! There are 20 restaurants participating from all over town and each one is creating a special $5 that isn't on their regular menu. The chefs are competing for the most unique burger in town. The hardest part of the whole week is going to be deciding which restaurant to visit first!
The Five Commandments of Burger Week
1. They will run out.
The restaurants are going to be making A LOT of these burgers, so try to understand if they run out. There will be 19 other restaurants also serving burgers that are just as tasty that you should try next!
2. There will be waits.
Be prepared to have to wait for a table. This event is going to be very popular, so try to go early or make sure to be patient with our restaurants.
3. Tips are appreciated.
$5 brings out the cheap in all of us, but really, you're getting a $10-15 burger (many restaurants go way overboard with ingredients, trying to outdo each other), so please tip at least 20%. The people who are serving you are working harder during Burger Week than at any other point in the year. A kind word will also be welcome - these people are our friends and neighbors.
4. You really should buy a drink or other food.
While extra purchases are not a requirement, I think it says something good about you if you show a little love to a restaurant going above and beyond to bring you an awesome burger. Pick up some fries and a pint of Kentucky Ale. You'll enjoy yourself more.
5. Check Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Restaurants are encouraged to post their waits and remaining burgers for the day. Go to lexingtonburgerweek.com and don't forget to tag your Instagram photos and tweets with #lexburgerweek
Now to the good stuff, the burgers!
1. The Pole Dancer from A La Lucie
Two Angus beef patties with a bourbon soaked Bellavitano and Swiss mac and cheese waffle in between, topped with applewood smoked bacon, onion ring, pickle, tomato, chopped lettuce and a Dijon mayonnaise “special sauce.” The Dancer will be served on a split-top potato bread bun and skewered. Best paired with: Kentucky Ale
2. Two Drunken Burgers from Enoteca
Two red wine-soaked burger sliders covered in melted drunken goat cheese from Spain, topped with house cured pork belly, green peppers cooked in Kentucky Ale, and baby greens served on brioche buns with house aioli on the side. Best paired with: Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale
3. Smokin' Beer Cheese Burger from JDI
An Angus patty topped with in-house smoked pulled pork, JDI beer cheese made with Kentucky Ale, fresh red onions; breaded and fried with lettuce, and tomato. Best paired with: Kentucky Ale
4. The Animal Club from Country Club
A Kentucky beef patty from Marksbury Farm Foods, seared with mustard bbq sauce, 2 slices American cheese, smoked onions, pickles, lettuce, Garey Farm heirloom tomato, BBQ 1000 Island, on a toasted Sunrise Bakery bun. Best paired with: Kentucky White Ale
5. Kentucky Beef Burger from Al's Bar
A beef burger blended with Bourbon butter crimini mushrooms, topped with Kenny’s Swiss cheese, house-pickled Garey Farms kale kraut and our Russian dressing. We’ll also offer a lentil patty using the same treatment for vegetarians. Best paired with: Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout
6. Far East Bound & Down O'Round from Shamrock Bar and Grill
O’Round with a dollop of Sriracha, fire roasted green chiles, pepperjack cheese, finished with garden fresh leaf lettuce, diced red onion, and a hand breaded, Panko fried green tomato with a butter grilled bun lathered with Sriracha aioli. Best paired with: Kentucky Old Fashioned Barrel Ale
7. Best Friend Burger from Best Friend Bar
A beef patty topped with house made pimento cheese, fried green tomato, fried shallots, Sriracha mayo, tomato onion jam and fresh cilantro on a potato bun. Best paired with: Kentucky IPA
8. Five Buck Burger from Drake's
A ginormous 100% USDA beef patty with honey-jalapeno barbecue sauce, heaps of American cheese, and house fried onion straws. Best paired with: Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale
9. Beef WELL-ington Burger from Smithtown Seafood
Locally sourced beef burger with mushroom duxelles, coffee stout demi-glace, crumbled Kenny’s Barren County bleu cheese, crispy buttermilk onions, roast garlic aïoli, and FoodChain mustard microgreens on a croissant. Best with: Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout
10. Backyard Voodoo Burger from Lynagh's
A perfectly seasoned ground sirloin patty on a toasted brioche bun, topped with caramelized onions and drenched in a root beer and onion sauce so damn good it can only be called Voodoo. Best paired with: Kentucky Kolsch
11. Rising Sun Burger from Alfalfa Restaurant
A 1/4 lb Local Stone Cross Farms beef burger topped with tamari marinated grilled onions, tempura battered shiitake mushrooms, cucumber-ginger pickle and wasabi mayo on a housemade sesame bun using Weisenberger Mill flour. Best paired with: Kentucky Ale
12. Thai Me Down Burger from Lexington Diner
A 1/3 lb. local Cooper Brothers burger with Thai Peanut Sauce, mushrooms, caramelized onion, smoked gouda, and Asian vegetables with a sweet jalapeno chili sauce on a Sunrise Bakery brioche bun. Lexington Diner does not serve beer.
13. Lum's Olie Burger from The Ketch Seafood Restaurant
A 6 oz. Angus chuck patty seasoned with the original Lum’s Burger Spice Mix, cooked over white oak coals, topped with provolone, Romano & Parmesan cheese and served on our house baked, toasted bun with Original Lum’s Sauce. Try it with an order of spicy Lum’s Fries. Best paired with: Kentucky Ale
14. Hot Diggity Dog Beer Cheese Burger from Columbia Steakhouse
An 8 oz. burger with a chargrilled 100% beef hot dog, our artisan top-secret beer cheese and leafy green lettuce. Served on a butter-toasted sesame seed bun. Best paired with: Kentucky Ale
15. Western Burger from AP Suggins
An 8 oz. burger topped with a spicy Kansas City style BBQ sauce, hickory smoked bacon, sharp cheddar cheese, a beer battered onion ring, romaine lettuce and sliced tomato on a toasted bun. Best paired with: Kentucky Ale
16. Caballero Steak Burger from Coba Cocina
A steak burger with arugula, queso fresco and chimichurri. Best paired with: Kentucky Kolsch
17. West Kentucky Blue Jack Mutton Burger from Billy's BBQ
A fresh rosemary and garlic infused mutton burger with melted bleu cheese crumbles or pepperjack cheese topped with pickles, lettuce, onion and tomato on a sesame seed bun. Best paired with: Kentucky Ale
18. Beaumont Bomber Burger from BRU Burger
A tri-cut blend of sirloin, chuck, and brisket topped with chorizo, white cheddar, sauteed peppers, eggs, hashbrowns, and a star anise gravy, sitting on a brioche bun. Best paired with: Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout
19. Bite the Bulleit Burger from The Cellar
An 8 oz. burger smothered in a bourbon glaze, caramel onions, bacon and two slices of smoked gouda cheese topped with a toasted sesame seed bun. Best paired with: Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale
20. Drunken Cajun Butter from Bourbon & Toulouse/CCI
A 1/4 lb. beef patty mixed with bourbon smoked garlic salt, minced onion, sharp cheddar cheese, creole spiced bread butter, Cajun power hot sauce and Sadistic Mistress homemade ketchup. Best paired with: Kentucky Ale
Now comes the hard part...what's going to be your first stop!? Visit www.lexingtonburgerweek.com for more information!
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
As we head into November with an attitude of gratitude, we feel the need to give a shout out to two things that make our Top 10 list every fall in Knoxville: beautiful weather and FESTIVALS galore! Here's a list of just a few activities going on this month near your Ball Homes neighborhood.
Alive After Five
Wind down after work and enjoy live music, food, spirits, and art in the casually elegant atmosphere of the Knoxville Museum of Art at their Alive After Five music series.
November 7 and 21 from 6:00-8:30pm
Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park
$10 General Admission, $5 with Membership or student ID, Free for ages 17 and under
89th Annual Veterans Day Parade
Honor our nation's Armed Forces in this annual parade.
November 11 at 10:40am
Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr. Ave
Winterfest annual winter celebration is a four-month festival filled with special events, light displays and Southern hospitality to keep the whole family happy during the holidays.
Kickoff: November 11 at 4:30pm. Festival runs through February 28th
Patriot Park, 186 Old Mill Avenue, Pigeon Forge
Foothills Craft Guild Fall Show
See over 135 booths of traditional & contemporary crafts by Tennessee's finest artisans.
November 14-16, Fri & Sat 10-6p, Sun 11-5
Jacob Building, Chilhowee Park
Adults $8, Seniors (65+) $7, Children 13 and under free
30th Annual Fantasy of Trees
You'll have the opportunity to shop local vendors, view stunning designer trees, wreaths, and other holiday decorations, and visit with the big man himself: Santa.
Knoxville Convention Center, 701 Henley Street
Regal Celebration of Lights
Downtown Knoxville lights up for the holidays at the Regal Celebration of Lights. It features the lighting of the 38-foot-high Christmas Tree which fronts on Gay Street amid the glow of more than 100,000 blue and white lights decorating downtown.
November 28th from 6:00pm
Market Square, Knoxville
Christmas in the City
Christmas in the City is Knoxville's most anticipated winter festival! Our city dresses for the holidays with lighted trees and decorations - including the popular and growing Up on the Rooftops displays - plus dozens of events guaranteed to bring holiday cheer!
November 28th-January 1, activities at various times
Holidays on Ice
Enjoy skating under Christmas lights at the outdoor ice skating rink in the heart of downtown.
November 29-January 1, times vary