Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Furlongs to Onizims change effective January 1

Charles Verette , owner of Furlongs in Lexington , will be changing the name of this established Lexington, KY restaurant to Onizims effective January 1, 2011. Look for my article in Business Lexington next week discussing the change and this great restaurant .



http://www.onizims.com/

Monday, December 27, 2010

Mobile Cafe For Sale - Price Reduced


The price on this unit has been reduced to $14,999 plus any title transfer fees and costs . It is currently stored in Louisville .

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Beer Cheese Wars of 2010

Here is a link to an article I wrote for Business Lexington on Beer Cheese


http://www.bizlex.com/Articles-c-2010-12-20-96428.113117-The-Great-Beer-Cheese-Wars-of-2010.html

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Lexington, KY Blimpie relocating

The Blimpie Sub and Salad shop formerly located in the Palomar shopping center is relocating to Beaumont Centre near the Kroger. The new location will be under new ownership but with former owner Chuck Sisco staying on as manager . More news coming when an opening date is near .

Naked Pizza Coming To Lexington , KY

Naked Pizza is coming to Lexington with a mid January opening scheduled for mid January ........stay tuned for more news .

Staxx Road House Open in Louisville and growing

Staxx Road House BBQ and Steaks has opened on Shelbyville Road in Louisville with another under construction in Frankfort. Check this place out !

http://www.staxxroadhouses.coom

Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Crossroad On Southland now open in Lexington, KY




The Crossroad On Southland is now open in Lexington. Co-owners Steve Atkins and Cameron Morgan conceptualized this restaurant around blues music and great food to go with it .




I had lunch there recently and had the Blakened Club and Cheese Grits....both excellent...........see pic above .


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Beer Cheese

I am working on a beer cheese article and any tips and history on this unique Kentucky food product is appreciated

Friday, September 24, 2010

Central Kentucky Family Restaurant For Sale

An established family restaurant is for sale in central Kentucky . This restaurant seats 50 inside and 57 outside on a nice deck-patio . There is ample public parking and the location is near downtown.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Restaurant Search in Lexington

I have someone seeking to buy a casual theme or fine dining restaurant in Lexington .

Friday, August 27, 2010

Mobile Cafe - Price Lowered




My client has lowered the price on the moble cafe that is 7 X 10 ft and fully equipped . The new price is $14,999 !


Thursday, August 12, 2010

UK Food Systems Innovation Center

Here is a link to the new University of Kentucky Food Systems Innovation Center

http://www.uky.edu/Ag/AnimalSciences/foodsci/FoodInnovationCenter.html

UK Food Systems Innovation Center

Here is a link to the new University Of Kentucky Food Systesm Innovation Center :


http://www.uky.edu/Ag/AnimalSciences/foodsci/FoodInnovationCenter.html

Monday, August 9, 2010

Kentucky Wine Tastings website

A new website business focusing on the Kentucky wine industry is now live and growing. Check it out :


http://www.kentuckywinetastings.com/

Monday, August 2, 2010

Sweat Equity Restaurant Ownership Opportunity

A Lawrenceburg, KY restaurant owner and landlord is about to reconcept and relaunch his location and is looking for a talented restaurant manager with strong experience in the casual theme sector. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to own 1/3 of the new restaurant business. For details please contact me .

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Catering kitchen and business for sale in Lexington, KY

A fully equipped catering kitchen with catering truck is for sale in Lexington, KY. There is also an associated underdeveloped catering business . Asking $100,000

Friday, July 9, 2010

Interesting SBA program info

Sam’s Club offering SBA loans
Sam’s Club is testing an online program to offer business loans of $5,000 to $25,000 to qualifying club members.
The warehouse retailer is working with Superior Financial Group, a Small Business Administration lender, on the project.
The Sam’s Club pilot program will focus on minority-, women- and veteran-owned small businesses as well as micro-entrepreneurs under the SBA’s Premier Outreach Express products such as Community Express, Patriot Express and Export Express loans.
Walnut Creek, Calif.-based Superior Financial Group is one of only 13 federally approved small-business lending corporations (non-bank lenders), and specializes in providing access to credit for “main street” and underserved borrowers, the company said.
Sam’s Club said that in a November 2009 study it conducted, nearly 15 percent of its business members reported being denied a loan to run their operation, up from 12 percent in April 2009.
“We believe this pilot program is a step in the right direction to help fuel small business growth and create jobs to stimulate our economy,” said Catherine Corley, vice president of membership at Sam’s Club, in a statement. “It’s also simple to apply and costs less…”
Sam’s Club members who apply for a small-business loan online during the pilot will get $100 off the application fee, a 20 percent discount and a 7.5 APR, which is 25 basis point discount, the company said. Loans will remain at 10-year terms, common to help keep monthly payments low, the company said. There is no penalty for early repayment.
A business membership at Sam’s Club costs $35 a year.
Sam’s Club said that while the majority of the small-business loan pilot program will be conducted online, it will test some in-club and other marketing efforts to reach business members and small-business owners.
Sam’s Club is a division of Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT). The retailer has two stores in Louisville, one in Clarksville, Ind., and one in Elizabethtown, Ky.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Restaurant Location in Lancaster, KY




The location that was previously Bill's Diner in Lancaster on US 27 is for sale and represented by The Sievers Company LLC . This property is fully equipped, on 1.5 acres, 3,500 sq ft building seating 140+ , storage building, garage , and ample parking. This would be a great location for a Diner, BBQ restaurant, lake theme "fish camp" , etc. Asking $180,000


Coffee Break Cafe under new management

The Coffee Break Cafe on Harrodsburg Road in Lexington is operating under new management. Come in and meet the manager Angie and give the place a try .

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Rick's White Light Diner

Yesterday I was driving through my hometown Frankfort , KY and stopped at Rick's White Light Diner on Bridge Street. I used to frequent this place in the late 60's but the place has really changed and is now a really cool diner that serves a nice menu utilizing local products . The owner, Rick Paul , is also the cook and his frank and funny personality adds to an funky atmosphere. I had the hamburger with grilled garlic potatoes and both were excellent . This little gem of a place will be featured on Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-inns and Dives later this month .

Friday, June 11, 2010

Lancaster , KY restaurant location available

Details coming soon

Saul Good Pub Military Missions Event

SAUL GOOD RESTAURANT & PUB JOINS FORCES WITH MILITARY MISSIONS FOR A JULY 4TH FUNDRAISER TO GIVE EVERY
SOLDIER FROM KENTUCKY A CARE PACKAGE

LEXINGTON, June 8, 2010- On July 4th, Saul Good Restaurant & Pub will offer ½ price on all food as an incentive to generate donations for Military Missions, Inc. Military Missions, Inc. is dedicated to providing care packages for every Kentucky soldier deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. These care packages contain essential items (eye drops, foot powder, socks) and sundries (CD’s, snack food, video games). The cost of each package, excluding donated items, exceeds $20. In addition, it will cost approximately $11 to mail each package.

The organization sends out approximately 200 packages each month, but during OPERATIONS.E.N.D. CHRISTMAS each December, the number of packages sent out exceeds 2000.“We believe it’s important to let our soldiers know we have not forgotten them,” said Beth Pennington, founder of Military Missions, a Lexington based non profit organization. “The process of funding the annual Christmas care packages must begin now. In unsure economic times, we all must start early and dig deeper into our hearts and pockets to show our appreciation for our military.”

“We are thrilled to be a part of Military Missions quest to encourage and thank our hometown heroes,” said Rob Perez, owner of Saul Good Restaurant & Pub.

Saul Good Restaurant & Pub is an American pub, which serves a wide variety of chef driven food, including hand tossed pizzas, gourmet burgers, farm fresh salads and features a chocolate bar. The restaurant will offer ½ price on all food items on July 4, 2010, from noon to 8:00 pm. Donations for Military Missions will be accepted.

Saul Good Restaurant & Pub is located at:
- The Plaza at Fayette Mall, 3801 Mall Rd, Lexington, Kentucky 40503, (859) 273-GOOD (4663)
- Hamburg, 1808 Alysheba Way, Lexington, Kentucky 40509, (859) 317-9200,

To find out more about Military Missions, Inc. visit www.militarymissionsonline.com. or Saul Good visit www.saulgoodpub.com.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sports Bar in Lawrenceburg Available

A sports bar in Lawrenceburg, Ky is available . Thi establishment has a loyal following and is in a convenient location . Contact me for details .

Cuppa Tea Cafe in Lexington

The downtown cafe scene has an interesting new player with the just recent opening of the Cuppa Tea Cafe . Here is a link to their website :


http://www.cuppateacafe.com/

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Lexington Kentucky Casual Theme Restaurant For Sale

An established ( nine years ) casual theme restaurant is for sale in Lexington and located near Fayette Mall. Contact me for details .

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Second Annual Bluegrass Craft Beer Festival in Lexington , KY

The Second Annual Bluegrass Craft Beer Festival is coming back to Lexington, KY. Beer lovers mark your calendars for May 8th, 2010. The Brewer’s of Central Kentucky (BOCK) together with the Red Mile are organizing a Craft Beer Festival to be held on the second Saturday in May at the Red Mile Racetrack. Over 100 varieties of Craft Beers will be available for sampling, from hoppy American Pale Ales to spicy Belgian Beers, to rich, dark Stouts. There will be expert beer judges on hand to answer your questions and to lead formal tasting sessions with these delicious libations. Enjoy delectable food from Bayou Bluegrass Catering, such as Award Winning BBQ and Louisiana Jambalaya. There will also be blues music from G Busy Blue’s Review to round out an entertaining evening taking place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Think you can make a brew as good as the professionals? Now is your chance. During the day, tasting experts will be judging a homebrew competition for all beer styles. Winners for each style and the best overall will be made known at the festival. For those of you who are new brewers or would like to know more, contact the BOCK club at their website, www.bockbrew.com or contact Bayou Bluegrass Catering at 859-233-0814.

Check out our website at www.lexingtoncraftbeerfestival.com

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Saul Good Pub # 2 at Hamburg

Last night I attended the grand opening celebration for the second Saul Good Pub in Lexington , Kentucky and located at the old Ruby Tuesday location in the Hamburg area . The
owners Rob and Diane Perez did a wonderful job converting the location to give it the same look and feel of the original location. This new location also has a nice patio area . I encourage anyone to check it out. They will open soon.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Lexington's second annual Craft Beer Festival

I just learned that the date is set for the second annual Craft Beer Festival will be held this year the weekend after the Derby and will again be held at The Red Mile . More details to come.

Leitchfield Kentucky votes to go Moist

Earlier this week the city of Leitchfield held a vote on whether to go moist or not and the issue to go moist passed . It will let restaurants that have a seating capacity of at least 100 people and draw at least 70-percent of their sales from food sell alcohol by the drink if they choose.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Second Annual Beer Cheese Festival

Winchester , KY will once again host the Beer Cheese Festival during the second weekend in June . The festival's competition was won last year by Howard's Creek Beer Cheese .

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Miguel's Pizza and Rock Climbing Shop

My girlfriend and I spent the weekend at a cabin on Spirit Lake in the Natural Bridge area and on the advice of a friend we checked out Miguel's Pizza and Rock Climbing Shop. This is a neat little place that has great pizza with a wide variety of ingredients and hand tossed think crust pizza . It is owned by Miguel Ventura and is a local institution . Check it out if you are in the area .

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Kentucky Diners, Drive-Inns and Dives

Yes............we have plenty of these and more news on these are coming soon !

Friday, February 26, 2010

Diners Drive-Inn's and Dives coming to Lexington, KY ?

Rumors abound !!!!!!!!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Jakes Cigar Bar and Lounge in Brannon's Crossing, Nicholasville, KY

Learning more about this ............here is their website and I am hearing its going to be a March opening or maybe a little later


http://www.jakescigarbar.com/

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Bullish Restaurant Development in Lexington, KY

Here is a link to my lastest article on the bullish restaurant development climate in Lexington, KY.

http://www.bizlex.com/Articles-c-2010-02-17-91460.113117_Bullish_restaurant_business_decisions_kick_off.html

Cigar Bar in Brannon's Crossing ?

That the rumor ............stay tuned .

Monday, February 15, 2010

Selling Your Restaurant Article


This is an article I wrote for Prep Magazine on how to get the most out of the sale of your restaurant .

Saturday, February 13, 2010

2010 Beef Retail & Foodservice Symposium in Lexington , KY

This past week I attended the 2010 Beef Retail & Foorservice Symposium at the ES Good Barn on the UK campus . This event was organized by the Kentucky Beef Council www.kybeef.org and they had a great program including beef cutting demonstrations, presentations by cattle producers , hands on opportunities to work with beef , discussions with chefs, and some great market research presented by John Lundeen of the National Cattleman's Association www.beef.org .

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Table Three Ten Wine Bar in Lexington planned

A new wine bar is in the works for Lexington with a scheduled May opening . Here is some details from Krim Boughelam who will own it with his wife Adrea Sims


The name is TABLE THREE TEN, 310 west short street.It will be a wine bar, with an emphasis on local seasonal food, cheese and charcuterie. the menu will be weekly using seasonal product.The wine will be focus in bourgogne, cotes du rhones.A cheese and charcuterie and oyster bar will be featured.Food will be cooked using a wood burning oven.The decor will highlight the original beauty of the space, which was built in the early 19th century and is one of the oldest buildings in downtown lexington. The opening should be at the end of may.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Mobile Cafe - Price Reduced to $39,000




The price on the above mobile cafe has been reduced to $39,000 . Complete specs and pics available . It is 7 ft by 10 ft and never used . It is located in Louisville

Sunday, January 17, 2010

A Year Of Change For Restaurants in Lexington

Here is a link http://www.bizlex.com/Articles-c-2009-12-21-90829.113117_A_year_of_changes_for_local_restaurants.html to a recent article I wrote about the year 2009 and how it was a year of changes for the restaurant industry in the Lexington area .

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Kentucky Cattleman's Association Convention

This week I will be attending the Kentucky Cattleman's Association ( KCA ) convention and trade show. I will be posting thoughts, etc. on what I learned later this week . You can learn about the organization and event at http://kycattle.org/default.aspx .