Category Archives: Food

Noodle Nirvana Celebrates Anniversary with New Partnership

God’s Outreach: From left, Anthony and Linda Lowery of God’s Outreach Madison County Food Bank, Noodle Nirvana co-owner Mae Suramek, and God’s Outreach Madison County Backpack Program director Mandy Agee recently celebrated a new partnership that began on July 1. On the first Tuesday of each month for the next fiscal year, Noodle Nirvana will donate 25% of its proceeds and 100% of the entire year’s tips to the backpack program, which provides food to needy children in 22 schools throughout Madison County.

Running a successful restaurant is a challenge in itself, but can that same restaurant also help feed hungry children in 22 schools across Madison County? The answer is yes if that restaurant is Berea’s Noodle Nirvana.

A year ago, Noodle Nirvana embarked on a mission to partner with local non-profits, donating a portion of the restaurant’s proceeds to charitable causes. Noodle Nirvana’s first beneficiary was the New Opportunity School for Women (NOSW). Continue reading Noodle Nirvana Celebrates Anniversary with New Partnership


Subway #25236, 2161 Lexington Rd. Richmond 100%
Redi Mart #6, 2200 Lexington Rd. Richmond 96%
McDonalds #17024, 340 Glades Rd. Berea 98%
Neon Boots, 265 N. Keeneland Dr. Richmond 100%
Sonny’s BBQ, 1001 Center Dr. Richmond 98%
(Click continue reading for food inspections) Continue reading FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING 6-9/6-16, 2017

Smokin’ Jax BBQ Shop Shooting for July Opening

Smokin Jax BBQ Shop

The folks at Smokin’ Jax BBQ Shop on Richmond Road worked over the weekend to transform a Shell station into one of Berea’s newest restaurants. In a clever twist, the space that was formerly a carwash will be converted for drive-thru service. The restaurant will also have dining space for about 30-35 customers, and the Jackson family is shooting for an opening in July.