Italian deli replaces Stanley J’s New York deli

Stanley J’s New York Style Deli closed in September to the dismay of many, but now an Italian deli has taken its place. ­Rosalia’s Old World Italian Deli serves authentic recipes from the Italian grandmother of owners and sisters Claira Reynolds and Noelle Rayan.

Rodney Reynolds and Khalid Rayan have joined their wives in helping them realize their dream of owning an Italian restaurant that has the flavor of their Italian grandmother’s kitchen on Sundays.

The women grew up in the restaurant business. Their father, John Mione,  owned several Mione’s delis in Southern California, but the love of Italian food was born at the table of their grandmother Catherine “Rosalia” Mione.

The menu includes corned beef, Reuben and pastrami sandwiches, soups, salads, cannolis and tiramisu. Coffee is 25 cents. The dinner menu offers spaghetti and lasagna. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call (859) 223-3354  or go to

Special events

Jonathan at Gratz Park, 120 West Second Street, is having a wine dinner Tuesday featuring wines from Justin, a winery in Paso Robles, Calif., on the state’s central coast. Justin makes Bordeaux-style blends and single varietals, combining Old World tradition with New World techniques. Wines include Justin chardonnay, 2008; Justification, 2008; Isosceles, 2008; and Obtuse, 2009. The five-course dinner, at 7 p.m., is $75. Call (859) 252-4949  or go to,  or

Rodney’s on Broadway, 222 North Broadway in Georgetown, will have a wine dinner at 6 p.m. Wednesday featuring wines from Austria, Australia and Argentina. A guest speaker from Winebow Imports will introduce each wine. The cost is $60. Call (502) 868-7637.

Hanna’s on Lime, 214 South Limestone, will celebrate Leap Day on Wednesday by offering turkey and dressing as the daily special for $7.95. Side dishes include mashed potatoes with turkey gravy, kale, green beans, ­macaroni and cheese, baked sweet potato, corn pudding, broccoli casserole, and lima beans. Delivery is available. Call (859) 254-6264  or go to

■ As part of the Community Table at Oliva Bella series, owner Lea Ann Vessels and guest Paolo Capretti will co-host “Eat, Drink, Learn Italian” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 7. On Wednesday evenings for four weeks, a different region of Italy will be featured and guests will learn about the food, wine, culture, and basic Italian language. Puglia is the first region to be spotlighted. The cost is $100. Oliva Bella is at 400 Old Vine Street. Call (859) 983-3567.


The Julep Cup, 111 Woodland ­Avenue, is offering ahi tuna sashimi with tempura rock shrimp; black ­grouper with mixed grains; and red curry lamb stew as weekend specials. Phil Copeland and Friends will entertain Friday and Bruce Lewis on Saturday. Call (859) 226-0300.

Thai Orchid Café, 1030 South Broadway, is having a seafood feast on weekends through Easter. The menu includes shrimp and coconut cream soup, Thai shrimp trio, salmon hot pot and seafood coconut curry. Call (859) 288-2170 or go to

■ The Town Branch Market & Deli, 233 East Main Street, has expanded its deli menu to include breakfast biscuits and English muffins with sausage or bacon, egg and cheese. The store now sells donuts from Donut Days Bakery. For lunch, the deli is now preparing hot pressed sandwiches, chili dogs and 7-inch pizzas. Call ahead at (859) 280-2122, and your order will be ready when you arrive.

■ On Fridays through April 6, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is having Friday Night Fish Fry at the Trustees’ Office Dining Room. Hours are 5:30 to 8 p.m. The cost is $12.95. Call 1-800-734-5611, Ext. 360.

Rossi’s Restaurant, 1060 Chinoe Road, offers daily dinner specials and happy hour at the bar from 5 to 7 p.m. every night, and all day Sunday. Also featured are half-price bottles of wine on Tuesdays. Call (859) 335-8788  or go to

Detroit Coney Island is serving its fish sandwich for the Lenten season. Locations are 1301 Winchester Road in Eastland Shopping Center, (859) 280-9138; and 825 Lane Allen Road, (859) 278-3982.


■ Jeff and Kim Bullock, former owners of Friends & Co., are now back in the same location with The Secret Bar & Grill. The restaurant at 841 Lane Allen Road now serves some of the original Friends & Co.’s favorite homemade pies. New menu options include ­Calabash seafood. Call (859) 317-8673.