Central Kentucky restaurants and a bakery are gearing up for Halloween.
■ The Oct. 31 celebration at Buddy’s Bar and Grill is for the entire family. Dogs dressed in costumes will receive doggie treats from 6 to 7 p.m., and the kids’ party is 7 to 8 p.m. After 9 p.m., Lucille’s Lounge will have music in the bar and Halloween drink specials. Buddy’s is at 854 East High Street. Call (859) 335-1283 or go to www.buddysbarandgrill.com.
■ Tinker’s Cake Shop is offering pumpkin-shaped cookies and cakes, and spooky cupcakes for Halloween. Fall specials also include pumpkin cheesecake and butter pecan coffee cake. The deadline for orders is Tuesday. Call (859) 224-0639. Tinker’s is in The Paddock Shoppes, 109 Springdale Drive, Nicholasville.
■ DeSha’s Restaurant and Stone Castle Magic will present the Kentucky Magic Dinner Theatre on Friday and Saturday in the Victorian Room at deSha’s. Magician John Shore will perform a magic show during a three-course dinner featuring prime rib and grilled sugar-spiced salmon. Dessert will be a choice of Derby Pie or deSha’s bourbon bread pudding.
Seating begins at 6 p.m. with the show starting at 6:30. Tickets are $37.50 and are available at the Downtown Arts Center, (859) 225-0370 or www.lexarts.tix.com. DeSha’s is in Victorian Square at Main and Broadway. Parking is available in the Victorian Square garage.
Bombay Brazier fired up for lunch
The Indian restaurant Bombay Brazier, 102 West High Street, now is open for lunch. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call (859) 389-7107.
Among the newest and the best
Corbett’s An American Place in Louisville is included in Esquire magazine’s best new restaurants roundup in the November issue. Esquire writer John Mariani praises chef/owner Dean Corbett for the stylish restoration of the 150-year-old Von Allman mansion, and chef de cuisine Chris Howerton’s balance of locally informed and international flavor. An American Place is at 5050 Norton Healthcare Boulevard in Old Brownsboro Crossing. Call (502) 327-5058 or visit www.corbettsrestaurant.com.
For a good time platter, call O’Charley’s
If you’re planning a tailgate party, business meeting, holiday office party or family gathering, take a look at O’Charley’s good time platters.
The menu selections offer servings for six to 10 people and include appetizers, salads, sandwiches and whole pies. Each order includes plates, forks, napkins, sauces and O’Charley’s soft rolls.
Included are: dip sampler, $24.99; chicken O’tenders combo platter, $39.99; appetizer combo, $39.99; prime rib pasta, $49.99; baby back ribs, $59.99; chicken salad, $36.99; and club sandwiches, $26.99. Key lime pie and caramel pie are $14.99.
O’Charley’s restaurants are at 2270 Nicholasville Road, (859) 278-4164, and 2895 Richmond Road, (859) 266-8640.
Farmers market report
Bluegrass Farmers Market will have tomatoes, winter squash, sweet potatoes, eggplant, dried peppers and zinnia wreaths. The market is open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday on Richmond Road, in the parking lot of Pedal the Planet and FastSigns.