Debra Hensley’s Social Stimulus is about providing connectivity amid peers, among generations and between the varied dynamic groups that make up our community. Listen in as we explore the personal stories of inspiring community members who are making our community stronger. Then see it first hand at our informative gatherings, free and open to the public, where you’ll enjoy local food and dynamic local environments while learning about a shared local initiative. Join us as we celebrate our community and continue on a journey to a more engaged, vital and compelling place to live.
When Mamadou Savane was growing up in Guinea, West Africa, his grandfather predicted his smile would be his future. Now, as owner of Sav's Grill and Sav's Chill in Lexington, Savane makes that truth a reality every day for his customers. Opening the grill in 2008 gave Savane the chance to recreate something he grew up with—family, neighbors and friends sharing good food and companionship. Sav's Grill has since become a routine lunch and dinner destination.
Although he migrated here 22 years ago after meeting is wife Rachel, Savane considers himself a Lexingtonian. Never was this more evident than when the community came together to support him and his family after a kitchen accident left Savane with 2nd degree burns over most of his body. He's now fully healed and back at work making and serving his delicious West African cuisine with his trademark smile.
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