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Babalu Tapas opening at The Summit

By Janet Patton, – October 16, 2017

Babalu Tapas and Tacos is opening on Oct. 23 at The Summit at Fritz Farm. The 5,095-square-foot location at 4040 Finn Way is the first in Kentucky for the chain that features Latin-inspired dishes with a Southern twist.

Eat Here Brands, Babalu’s parent company, is headquartered in Jackson, Miss. and was founded by Bill Latham and Al Roberts, who have created and sold several successful restaurant concepts. They have expanded Babalu into Memphis, Birmingham, Knoxville, Charlotte, Atlanta and Chapel Hill before coming to Lexington. And yes, the name is inspired by “Babalu,” the signature song of Ricky Ricardo, played by Desi Arnaz in the 1950’s sitcom, “I Love Lucy.”

The menu for Babalu features sharable items such as guacamole made tableside, soups and salads, tacos, tortas, tapas, margaritas and other cocktails and more. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and brunch on weekends.

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