New restaurants open: First Watch in Lexington, Cattleman’s in Mt. Sterling

First Watch Daytime Cafe’s second Lexington location gives breakfast and brunch fans another option for early morning fare.
Lexington’s First Watch opened in September at 3071 Richmond Road, and the new one is at 1080 South Broadway. The menu features pancakes, omelets, salads, sandwiches, and crepes. Hours are 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Go to

■ A new location for Cattleman’s Roadhouse is open in Mt. Sterling. Cattleman’s Roadhouse is a locally owned, Kentucky Proud restaurant with locations in Frankfort, Shelbyville, Louisville, and Shepherdsville. The restaurant serves Creekstone Farms premium Black Angus beef from Kansas. The company is originally from Campellsville. Also on the menu are grilled chicken, country fried steak, grilled salmon, and unlimited salad bar. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Cattleman’s is at 304 Silver Lake Drive, off I-64 at Exit 110. Call (859) 520-3021  or go to


■ Edward J. Valente, executive chef at the Club at Spindletop Hall, might have a clue to America’s next food trend. Valente’s recipe for country ham and pimento cheese arancini with roasted red pepper aioli, is a finalist in the Next Top Product contest sponsored by US Foods. Arancini is a breaded and fried rice ball originating in Sicily.
Valente will move on to the next round of judging, a head-to-head cook off at the World Food Championships in Las Vegas, if his recipe is one of the top eight vote getters on the US Foods website. Go to and vote for his recipe, listed under Midwest region.
Greentree Tearoom’s menu for September features: carrot and ginger soup, apple-walnut scone, artichoke and Swiss quiche, herbed tomatoes in phyllo cups, Italian chicken salad, cucumber-shrimp tea sandwiches, chocolate dipped apricots, and bananas Foster Pettit. Greentree is at 521 West Short Street. Call (859) 455-9660 or go to
Bakery Blessings & Bookstore @ the Bar, 1999 Harrodsburg Road, opens at 10 a.m. on Saturdays serving fresh, from scratch, yeast glazed doughnuts. To order one or more dozen, call (859) 554-6044 by Thursday.

Wine event

Grimes Mill Winery is celebrating “The Dog Days of Summer” on Saturday. Guests can bring their “friendly/well-behaved dogs” to the event that will be from 1 to 4 p.m. at the winery, 6707 Grimes Mill Road. Call (859) 543-9691 or go to

Farmers market report

Bluegrass Farmers Market is celebrating Back-To-School Day on Saturday. A limited supply of lunch tote bags will be given away at each market. Farmers will have corn, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, green beans, potatoes, peppers, melons, berries, lamb, goat, chicken, beef, pork, baked goods, herb seasoning, pimento and beer cheese, jams, wine, and eggs. Go to
Winchester/Clark County Farmers Market is open from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday on Depot Street. Farmers will have mild and hot peppers, squash, corn, beans, watermelon, berries, and apples. Prepared foods such as fried pies, fresh baked breads, and sweet rolls, are available on Saturday.