Weekend events at restaurants

The Local Taco, 315 South ­Limestone, is offering a brunch menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Taco specials include ham and Cheddar featuring Browning’s country ham and white Cheddar cheese, and eggs, smoked brisket, red chile sauce and pickled onions. Call (859) 523-3700 or go to Thelocaltaco.com.
Ruth Hunt Candies, 213 Walton Avenue, is offering a series of Second Sunday tastings and events. Samplings of Ale-8-One salsa, barbecue sauce, drinks and suckers will be available from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call (859) 268-1559 or go to Ruthhuntcandy.com.
■ The Bleu Plate Tours are back for the season. The walking food tours are offered at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. ­Saturdays. Sunday tours will return in May. By touring the city on foot, you’ll visit tucked-away restaurants and ­establishments that you just don’t see driving by, and take in a few history ­lessons. Go to Bleuplatetours.com.
Ramsey’s Diner, 496 East High Street, is offering a Tax Day special this weekend and Monday: lamb fries with choice of three vegetables for $10.40. Call (859) 259-2708. Patios are open
at all Ramsey’s locations. Go to
Ramseysdiners.com.
Thai Orchid Café, 1030 South Broadway, is observing the Thai New Year from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday with a Songkran noodle festival.
“We are celebrating with a delicious menu of our favorite noodle dishes,” chef/owner Toa Green said. “The long length of noodles represents our wish for your prosperity, longevity and good luck.”
Specials include somen noodles topped with pineapple, Thai beef and meatball noodle soup, and garlic noodles and veggies. Call (859) 288-2170 or go to Thaiorchidcafe.net.
Wine + Market, 486 West Second Street, will offer a cheese class at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Cheeses from France will be sampled. The April beer tasting will be 5 to 7:30 p.m. April 24, and the monthly wine tasting will be at 6 p.m. April 29. Classes are $12. Call (859) 225-0755 or go to Wineandmarket.com.