What is Lex Eats? One girl’s love affair with food in Lexington, Kentucky, and tales from her kitchen.

Hi there! I’m Leela, a Kentuckian and food-lover. Born and raised in the Bluegrass, I moved down south for college at the University of Alabama and then journeyed north to NYC after graduation. As a publicist for food and wine brands I spent a fair amount of time reading “lifestyle blogs”. We always joked around the office that blogging would be the dream job. The more I worked with bloggers, the more I realized they had the job I really wanted; to be able to share my love of food with the world!

So I did just that and started this little blog when I moved home to Lexington. I now work for Bluegrass Hospitality Group doing marketing for six restaurant brands. You could definitely say that I eat for a living, and I don’t hate it!

I like to think of my food as “healthyish”. Don’t get me wrong, I can get down with a kale salad or quinoa bowl, but I also love cheese. Like really, really love cheese. So, you’re likely to find a mix of healthy snacks and weeknight dinners with some glorious cheesy concoctions.

As much as I identify as a food-lover, I am first a Jesus-lover! I’ve never been the type of person to wear my faith on my sleeve, but I’ve always felt called to be a light in this world that can be so filled with darkness. I hope my cooking and rambling thoughts can bring some brightness to your day and please, oh please, know that no matter what you believe you are incredibly loved my friend!

I would love to meet you; please feel free to reach out via the form below!

Biscuits and blessings,