Windy Corner menu is kid-healthy


Windy Corner Market, 4595 Bryan Station Road, now serves local beef from Colcord Farms BlueGrass Finished Beef in Bourbon County and Wholesome Living Farm in Clark County. BlueGrass provides rib eye steak from Black Angus steers, and the roast beef comes from Wholesome Living.

betterbitsThe children’s menu at Windy Corner has been certified by the Better Bites program, a project of the Tweens Nutrition and Fitness Coalition. The Better Bites certification program for restaurants helps kids and their parents choose delicious, healthy items easily. The restaurant has added whole-grain tortillas for its grilled cheese and adjusted portion sizes, in addition to its lineup of fruit, vegetables and a grain salad. Call (859) 294-9338 or go to Windycornermarket.com.

■ Recipes from historic Williamsburg, Va., are the inspiration for Holly Hill Inn’s spring and summer menus. Included are peanut soup, which dates to the colonial era; salmon collops (collop is an 18th century cooking term meaning a thin slice of meat); pork tenderloin roulade; and Old Louisville rolled oysters. Holly Hill is at 426 North Winter Street in Midway. Call (859) 846-4732  or go to Hollyhillinn.com.

The Holly Hill Inn 1785 Bourbon Society will explain how to create the perfect mint julep on Saturday. Guests also will learn how to mix a version of the Woodford Reserve $1,000 Mint Julep. Seatings are at 6 and 7 p.m. at the inn. Cost is $35.

Events

■ Tim Farmer, host of Kentucky Afield and Tim’s Country Kitchen, will demonstrate how to cook morel mushrooms at the Mountain Mushroom Festival at 11 a.m. Saturday in Irvine. The festival is held downtown and features a mushroom market and arts and crafts. Go to Mountainmushroomfestival.org.

Oliva Bella’s Olio Rustico from Sicily (2012 harvest) was awarded a gold medal at the New York International Olive Oil Competition on April 18 in Manhattan. More than 700 extra virgin olive oils were entered from 22 countries. You can taste Olio Rustico from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the tasting room, 400 Old Vine Street. Call (859) 983-3567 or go to Olivabella.com.

Specials

■ Once a year the Kwanzan flowering cherry trees “snow” a pink carpet of petals on the patio at Doodles breakfast and lunch. To celebrate, Doodles is serving pink champagne brunch specials from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Doodles is at 262 North Limestone. Call (859) 317-8507 or go to  Doodlesrestaurant.com.

■ Weekend specials at The Grey Goose, 170 Jefferson Street, includes grilled salmon with baked polenta and smoked gouda pizza. Call (859) 233-1500.

Farmers market report

Bluegrass Farmers Market will have spring greens, asparagus, lettuce, cucumbers, baked goods, jams, herb seasoning, lamb, goat, veal, beef, pork, eggs, and soaps. It’s open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 3450 Richmond Road  in the parking lot of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs. Go to Bluegrassfarmersmarket.org.

■ Magic Beans Coffee Roasters will introduce “custom-brewed” drip coffee at its new coffee bar at the Lexington Farmers Market Saturday. Customers may choose from any of Magic Beans fresh-roasted offerings. During the 3 minutes or so that it takes to make a cup, brewmaster Keith Hautala will offer tips on how to brew a better cup of coffee at home.

Market hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays in Cheapside Park, next to the old Fayette County Courthouse. Free parking is in the Financial Center garage. The Southland Drive market is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays. Go to Lexingtonfarmersmarket.com.

 

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