At the show a friend told us that Al's Bar was going to have a bluegrass and brunch buffet on Saturday. Al's Bar started up a few years ago in a "rougher" side of town, these guys wanted to bring a quality pub out there. Some people over react to this side of town, I have been out there at 2am at Als, no problems. So if you ever stop in to have one of their locally grown menu items, don't sweat the neighborhood. In fact as I sat there Saturday morning, I loved that it was a niehborhood. Everyone was shouting across the street as they walked by, talking about what they did last night, how everyone was doing. Hard to see that in the condo where I live.
Here is your buffet line. All of their food is locally grown, and is really high quality.
Here is my plate of food. On there you have some really great country ham, not too salty. The grits were spicy, some kind of cajun seasoning was added to them. The potatoes were a mix of sweet and regular, also with some cajun spices. On top of that biscuit is a portobello mushroom gravy. I really can't express how good this was for a buffet, looking at it makes me hungry again.
Also had some tomatoe bisque, for the vegetarians who don't like my plate above:
And a chocolate chip/pecan pancake, just because it was there. I was already full by the time they brought them out.
And don't forget the bluegrass!!! Actually this was more like old time fiddle songs. It made great background music while we were eating. So if you are in Lexington on Saturday morning I would check this out. It is new though, don't know if they will continue doing it.