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September 25, 2016

The CenterLane–Lovely Lancaster

downtown Lancaster, Garrard County
Downtown Lancaster, Garrard County

When I began the new job as Community Liaison for The Center, I could safely say I had never been to Garrard County, Kentucky.  After a month on the job, I quickly realized I have been missing out!  I made the short journey to Lancaster and met with Mr. Nathan Mick, Garrard County’s Economic Development Director.  He led me on a tour around the lovely city of Lancaster and showed me new economic development opportunities as well as long-standing, successful businesses that have been in Garrard County for decades.   And speaking of successful businesses, I somehow found myself in the midst of a small container filled with Mom Blakeman’s pulled candies.  That little adventure was sweet, to say the least!

After taking in many of the amazing views in Lancaster, I quickly realized it was lunch time.  I had heard many great things about a restaurant called “Wajaba’s Too”, so I decided to give it a try.  I truly cannot say enough about the food–it was amazing!  I ordered the special of the day which happened to be chicken and dumplings complete with green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, and cornbread.  I ate every single bite and found myself wishing for more.

Wajaba's Too Ice Cream Sundae
Brownie and Ice Cream Sundae from Wajaba’s Too

The country-style cooking was the epitome of “comfort food” and I felt it would only be fitting to top it off with a brownie and ice cream sundae.  In case you aren’t yet convinced to stop by Wajaba’s Too, I must tell you that the brownie was warmed to perfection and topped with ice cream, chocolate syrup, and whipped cream.

I was nearly too stuffed to drive home, but I found a way to make it work.  All in all, my day in Lancaster was a huge success.  If you have never visited this charming city, I would strongly encourage you to take a day trip very soon!   

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