Sals | Food Deliciousness Rating **** | Cost: $10-$20 per person
|As a French toast master chef myself, I feel pretty confident in saying this was some of the best French toast I've ever eaten.|
After ordering mimosas and a trip to the Bloody Mary bar (yes, there's a Bloody Mary BAR), we started with an order of French toast for the table to share. I think this might have been the best decision we made all morning. If you like custardy and delicious French toast, flee to Sals this minute and order this.
The rest of our meals followed the stellar example set by the French toast starter. I'll go out on a limb and say everything on their menu is delicious. Really, you can't go wrong.
Coles 735 Main | Food Deliciousness Rating **** | Cost: $50 per person
|Located in a historic building, Coles has a ton of charm.|
The restaurant is a tiny little place, with extremely limited seating. It is also pretty popular, and I would recommend making reservations way ahead of time. We tried calling for reservations on the day of, and ended up waiting until 9:30 to get a table. Though we had the time to spare, you may not. So, PRO TIP: Call head.
|Poblano mashed potatoes with smoky vegetables on top? This dish is amazing...|
Black Swan Bookstore | Horse Lover Rating *** | Non-Equine Rating **** | Time Spent: 1 hour
While walking through a historic neighborhood in Lexington, we wandered upon Black Swan Books. If you're anything like us, a used bookstore with piles of books spanning every subject under the sun fills you with a ton of excitement. Or maybe I'm just a huge nerd. Anyway...
Black Swan carries enough rare and historic horse books (as well as more current horse books), to entertain the horse-lover. However, the true awesomeness of this store comes from picking the brain of the shop owner and perusing his awesome collection of rare and old books.
My med-school husband went nuts for some ancient surgery texts, while I ended up lost in the art and architecture section. We actually ended up needing to leave before we were ready due to an impending hotel check-in time.
This shop is one of those little treasures you find when exploring a city on foot. For those loving books and history, it's definitely a must-see.
Do any of you have favorite little shops like this in your town (or your favorite vacation spot)? Let me know! I'm always looking for something like this when I travel!
(All photos in the post thanks to the websites and Facebook pages of each respective business! The links to each can be accessed by clicking the name of the business!)