105 Saluda Pointe Court, Lexington | 803.490.2862
Willie Jewell’s Old School Bar-B-Q just opened in August, and Lexington ‘Q lovers couldn’t be happier! Willie Jewell’s brings their classic and creative “smoked for hours, served in minutes” dishes to the Midlands, seven days a week, from 11am – 9pm.
Everything at Willie Jewell’s is smoked on site and cut to order, using tried and true recipes. From snacks to sandwiches to their Big Ol’ Platters and large Stackers meals, you can enjoy their expertly smoked meats and fish in a variety of ways; they even have a BBQ Salad! Other items worth a try are the homemade Southern Sides and Homestyle Desserts. And keep them in mind if for your tailgating needs and holiday parties; Willie Jewell’s has a complete catering menu available, Smoked Wings, ‘Q by the Pound, and sides by the pint, quart and gallon! More here.
1001 Senate St. Suite 300 | 803.569.6881
Kao Thai Cuisine opened for lunch and dinner in July, and features authentic Bangkok street-food favorites in the heart of the Vista. Owner Gai Wilson is a Bangkok native who learned the art of Thai cooking early on. The restaurant offers both dishes you’ll find familiar, like Pad Thai, various curried stir-frys and Crab Fried Rice, as well as some more unusual meals, like Grilled Basil Lamb and Lychee Duck Curry. They also feature a rotating menu of specials. Do yourself a favor, get to know more about Thai culture and cuisine with a visit to Kao Thai. More here.