Food & Drink

American Classics

Start the day with a biscuit. Lexington locals know how to make them hot, fresh and fluffy filled with egg, bacon, sausage or liver mush, an NC delicacy. Order a footlong hot dog or double cheeseburger from beloved family-owned grills. Several restaurants make old-fashioned milkshakes, along with fresh-squeezed lemonade and orangeade. Keep an eye out for Cheerwine, a refreshing cherry-flavored soft drink from nearby Salisbury. If you’re in the mood for something more upscale, Childress Vineyards serves a delightful lunch in its bistro overlooking rolling grapevines. Steakhouses serving draft beer, homemade salad dressings, prime cuts of beef and seafood specialties make for a fine evening out.