Friday, March 2, 2012
The popular chain restaurant takes top honors for Lexington's best fries in this week's Best of Patch poll.
Natasha Cross, a traveling nurse, has moved around a bit in her 15-year career. Whenever she comes to a new town, one of the first things she looks for is a Five Guys. "Thank goodness there's one in Lexington," she said. "It's my comfort food." She loves the chain's bacon cheeseburger. But what really turns her on are the fries. "Oh my God, the fries are absolutely killer." Cross isn't alone in her assessment. Five Guys also is the favorite fry of Patch readers who voted in this week's "Best of Patch" poll. The eatery tallied 53 percent of the vote, outdistancing The Cotton Grill and Rush's, which polled 23 percent and 15 percent, respectively. "That's awesome. I'm happy to hear it," said Five Guys manager Josh Stowe upon hearing the …
Monday, February 27, 2012
Whether seasoned, traditional, homestyle, curly, or thick-cut, help us pick the best French fries in Lexington.
VOTING IN THIS POLL IS NOW CLOSED. Pommes Frites. Chips. Frieten. French Fries. Whatever they’re called, just about everybody likes them. Much like last week’s “Best of” contest where readers named their favorite place for coffee, this week we want to know where to find the best French Fries, in all of their many varieties. There are steak fries, curly fries, crinkle-cut fries, not to mention all the condiments and seasoning that make them too delicious to resist. Around town there is no shortage of places to get fries just the way you like them. Here are some of our favorites: Tell us which one is your favorite in the poll below. HOWEVER, if there are other restaurants you believe belong on the list, let us know in the comments section…
Friday, February 24, 2012
The East Main establishment gets the nod for Lexington's best cup of joe.
Though barely a year old, Lexington's Cafe Chartier is beginning to make a name for itself in local foodie circles. And, oh yeah, they brew a mean cup of coffee, too. Good enough that the cafe, located in Lexington's Old Mill on East Main Street, has claimed the top spot in this week's Best Of Patch poll asking readers for Lexington's best cup of coffee. The cafe, owned and operated by Ernie and Leslie Chartier, garnered 59 percent of the vote in Patch's unscientific poll, far outpacing second- and third-place finishers, Jamestown Coffee Company and Starbucks, respectively. A great cup of coffee is only as good as its source, and Leslie Chartier believes the cafe has found a gem in roaster Mick Carnett of Turtle Creek Coffee in Columbia…
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Valentine's Day is next week, and we're asking you to share your favorite place to take your sweetie.
NOTE: VOTING IN THIS CONTEST IS NOW OFFICIALLY OVER Our inaugural Best of Patch contest kicks off this week with love on our mind. Next week is Valentine's Day, and we're looking for the best place in town to take your valentine. Here are some of our favorite places, but if we're leaving one off of the list, please let us know in the comments and we'll add it: Voting in the poll below is open until 9 a.m. Friday. Ties will be broken by whichever business has the most positive comments in the section below. We will announce the winner at noon Friday. So tell us what your favorite place is to take your sweetie. And don't forget to tell us in the comments below why. You can also vote in our polls for Irmo, St. Andrews, and Spring Valley.