Ever since John W. Charlotter (who happened to be blind) bore 180 feet into the ground in 1846, at the corner of Main and Maincross streets in Nicholasville, a stream of water soared 10 feet high. Over the years, the freshwater well provided refreshment to all who came to drink, from General Burnside’s Ninth Army Corps to the thousands of encamped Civil War soldiers under the watchful eye of General Bragg. In that same spirit, local restaurateur Charlie Hensley continues his commitment to feeding the community with his Mexican fusion watering hole, Public Well. Take the edge off of your hunger with the cornbread skillet drizzled with jalapeno honey, the straightforward chips, and salsa, or the piping hot corn croquettes with chili lime crema. If you still need something more after those teasers, pick your three favorite tacos—carne asada, barbacoa, shrimp, or chicken, anyone? Or you can always take the plunge with a spicy chorizo bowl with black beans, yellow rice, avocado, Chihuahua cheese, and salsa ranch dressing.