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Foodie Culture for Lexington’s South End

CoreLife Eatery in The Summit at Fritz Farm boasts scratch cooking in a fast casual service.
Lexington's south end is undergoing a major injection of new flavors thanks to the newly opened Summit at Fritz Farm.
CoreLife Eatery in The Summit at Fritz Farm boasts scratch cooking in a fast casual service.
CoreLife Eatery in The Summit at Fritz Farm boasts scratch cooking in a fast casual service.

The urban core of Lexington has long been the focus of the city’s burgeoning dining scene, but now the south end is undergoing a major injection of new flavors thanks to the newly opened Summit at Fritz Farm.

New openings include local names like Athenian Grill, Atomic Ramen, Smithtown Seafood, and Crank and Boom, which are now centered in the all-new Barn at Fritz Farm. Also included in the space with reclaimed barn wood thanks to Old World Timber are the all-new Pasture, a concept by Marksbury Farm, and Whiskey Bear, the barn’s only bar.

The Barn is a not-to-miss food destination.

Health-conscious eaters can head just around the corner to CoreLife Eatery, which opened its second store in Kentucky at the Summit. The fast-growing active lifestyle restaurant offers a variety of greens, grains and broth-based dishes.

CoreLife “brings together scratch cooking with flavorful source ingredients and a fast, casual service line for a healthy and affordable eating alternative,” according to a press release.

Partner Todd Mansfield added, “Customers have been trained to believe that healthy food can’t possibly taste good. We’re debunking that myth. We create our menu from fresh and simple, top quality ingredients that taste great and our customers want to eat.”

The CoreLife Eatery concept has taken off quickly in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Michigan and Utah, with the first location opening in 2015 in Syracuse, N.Y.