A couple of blocks down Limestone from Lowell's — across from the new courthouse — is Giacomo's New York Deli, home to some of the biggest, tastiest sandwiches in Lexington. They import their generous portions of corned beef and pastrami from the Carnegie Deli in New York City, and all of their ingredients are tasty and abundant.
If you get to Lowell's early, you can try out breakfast at Giacomo's. I like the Hit 'N Run (English muffin, egg, and sausage or ham) — served with Giacomo's trademark heaping helping of ingredients.
For lunch, try any of their huge sandwiches. I recommend the Grand Cran (turkey, stuffing, and cranberry
sauce) — it's like Thanksgiving on a bun. Be sure to get a Vernor's or Doc Brown's soda to drink with your sandwich, too (Vernor's is my favorite "ginger soda", which originated in Detroit after the Civil War. Good stuff.)
[where: 133 N Limestone, Lexington, KY 40601]
Just across Limestone from Lowell's, tucked in between Sayre and Constitution Street, is a beautiful old house which houses Mulberry and Lime.
If you are looking for a classy gift (for yourself or someone else) Mulberry and Lime is THE place to go to get the best linens, furnishings, and accents, and is a "must-shop" this holiday season.
While you wait for you car to get serviced at Lowell's, be sure to visit Mulberry and Lime.
[where: 216 N Limestone St, Lexington, KY 40507]
With locally-produced organic food that tastes great in a unique building, Doodles is a great place to get breakfast and lunch. On the corner of Third and Limestone, it is less than a block away from Lowell's.
I like the Johnny cakes (with sorghum molasses – reminds me of my grandfather) or the stratta – a very tasty egg casserole.
Doodles is open 7:30 to 2:30 Tuesday through Friday, and is open for brunch on Saturday and Sunday.
Try 'em next time you visit us at Lowell's!
[where: 262 N Limestone St, Lexington, KY 40507]
Funky. Fun. Enthusiastic Service. And, oh yeah… Right around the corner from Lowell's!
Third Street Stuff is my favorite place for coffee or hot chocolate, plus they have great sandwiches and desserts. I really like "The Hendrick" sandwich, which is very flavorful (I never thought I'd say that about a sandwich with just veggies), and just about anything chocolate for dessert.
In addition, Third Street has unique gifts, accessories, and art pieces next to the coffee shop. All in all, a great place to relax and soak it all in…
While you wait for service at Lowell's, be sure to visit Third Street Stuff.
[where: 257 N Limestone St, Lexington, KY 40507]