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Restaurants and bakeries will help you prepare the holiday feast

Most restaurants in Lexington are closed on Thanksgiving Day, but there are a few places that are open. Some restaurants will cook the turkey, or the entire meal, for you to pick up the day before. Here are places to dine, or pick up take-out.
■ Jean Farris Winery & Bistro, 6825 Old Richmond Road, will serve a three- course dinner from noon to 7  p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Cost is $55 for adults, and $20 for children age 10 and under. Call (859) 263-9463 or go to Jeanfarris.com.

■Ted’s Montana Grill, 2304 Sir Barton Way, will serve a three-course meal on Thanksgiving Day. Cost is $25; children’s meals are $12. Call (859) 263-5228 or go to Tedsmontanagrill.com.

Turkey and fixin’s to go
■ Lexington Farmers’ Market will have locally raised turkey and other ingredients for your Thanksgiving feast. The market is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Cheapside Park. Items include ham, potatoes, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, kale, and spinach. Go to Lexingtonfarmersmarket.com.
■ Bluegrass Baking Company, 3101 Clays Mill Road, has specialty breads for your holiday meals. Included are  cranberry-raisin, pumpkin-walnut, 7-grain breads; challah; fluffy white rolls; egg knots; and apple, pecan, choco-pecan, and pumpkin pies. The bakery will hold its 15th annual holiday open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 7. Call 859) 296-0581 or go to
Bluegrassbakingcompany.com.
■ Martine’s Pastries, 1039 Industry Road, is preparing desserts for holiday dinners and parties. Featured are pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin roll, gingerbread cookies, apple crumble, and a variety of pies. Call (859) 231-9110.
■ Smokin’ Hogg BBQ, 464 Wilson Avenue in Versailles, is accepting orders for smoked and deep fried turkey, and other meats. Deadline is Tuesday for orders that can be picked up on Wednesday. Call (859) 351-9701.
■ Furlong’s, 130 West Tiverton Way, is preparing fried turkeys and a variety of sides, including green bean casserole, jambalaya, and bread pudding with Chantilly cream. Call (859) 523-5200.
 Thanksgiving Eve parties
■ Merrick Inn, 74 Merrick Drive, will be open on Thanksgiving Eve for those who “like to hide from the relatives,” Jennifer Murray said. The Turkey Eve Bash begins at 6 p.m. with guest bartenders  Tommy Gandolfo and Danny “Sweet” Glass. Ladies Night features half priced wine and martinis. A free buffet opens at 10 p.m. Call (859) 269-5417 or go to Themerrickinn.com.
■ Horseshoes Kentucky Grill & Saloon, 1987 North Broadway, is having a Thanksgiving Eve jam from 6 to 11 p.m. Larry Williams & Friends will entertain. Bring a canned food item for God’s Pantry for admission. Call (859) 294-5164.
 Holiday events and specials
■ First Vineyard Winery, 5800 Sugar Creek Pike in Nicholasville,  is having a  Christmas in the Country Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 30. There will be more than 20 vendors and the winery will introduce its apple pie cider.  A silent auction will benefit the Jessamine County Adult Education Department.
■ Bd’s Mongolian Grill, 2309 Sir Barton Way,  celebrates the holiday season with new menu items and collector’s mugs.
Through Dec. 31, the menu will feature Hunters stew, bacon fried rice, and deep-fried Oreo cookies. Bd’s is selling 25-ounce  Fu Man Brew mug-stache collector’s mugs for $7.99 and when customers bring back their Fu Man Brew mug back to the restaurant, they can have it refilled with a draft beer or soft drink for $4.50.
Groups of six or more that book a holiday party will receive a 15 percent discount and $5 coupon. Call (859) 264-0686 or go to Gomongo.com.
■ Thai Orchid Café, 1030 South Broadway is celebrating Loi Krathong festival of lights from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday. The event benefits the University of Kentucky College of Design Thailand program.
The café now offers online ordering with car-side delivery. You can order at Thaiorchidcafe.net, park in a priority parking space in front of the café, and the order will be brought to your car. Call (859) 288-2170.
■ Greentree Tearoom, 521West Short Street, is opening on Tuesdays during December. The holiday menu includes tomato bisque, cramberry and white chocolate scone, and chicken Cordon Bleu. Luncheon tea is served at noon Tuesday through Saturday, and at 3 p.m. Saturday. Call (859) 455-9660 or go to Greentreetearoom.com.
■ The Julep Cup, 111 Woodland Avenue, is offering half-price bottles of wine on Thursdays. Call (859) 226-0300 or go to
The julepcup.com.
■ Weekend specials at The Grey Goose, 170 Jefferson Street,  include carbonara style pizza with an egg cream base, and shrimp and grits. Call (859) 233-1500 or go to Greygooserestaurants.com.

Furlongs is back, now on Tiverton Way

■ Tommy Walters is back in business with another Furlongs.
Walters, a Louisiana native who is known for his great Cajun specialties, has been in and out, and round and about, the restaurant business since 1990. He began his career in Lexington at Laffite’s Rendezvous; opened The Hidden Cove and The Louisiana Café, and the original Furlongs in 1993 at Fayette Place. It closed in 1995, and reopened at 735 East Main Street a year later. It moved to the former Coach House location at 855 South Broadway, and later returned to East Main Street. The name changed after a dispute between Walters and his business partner in 2008. Walters also was a partner in the Riptide Restaurant on the Kentucky River, and most recently has been catering.
The new Furlongs is at 130 West Tiverton Way, in the former Corky’s BBQ spot. Hours are 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 3 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Call (859) 523-5500.

Open on Saturday
Della’s Diner, 124 North Upper Street, is opening at 7:30 a.m. Saturdays to serve breakfast and lunch to farmers market shoppers. Call (859) 281-1141.
New menus
Sabio, 380 South Mill Street, has a new menu for spring. Lunch items include roasted lamb sandwich and fried green tomato salad. For dinner, there’s chicken marsala, fresh ahi tuna, crispy duck breast, and shrimp gnocchi. Call (859) 368-9901 or go to Sabiodudleysquare.com.
Bd’s Mongolian Grill, 2309 Sir Barton Way, has joined the National Restaurant Association’s Kids LiveWell program, an initiative designed to help parents make healthful choices for their children when dining out. The Kids LiveWell menu options include teriyaki chicken and a vegetarian item. Other participating restaurants are at Healthydiningfinder.com. Call (859) 264-0686 or go to Gomongo.com.
Events
■ Bluegrass Pride will host an Earth Day event from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Good Foods Market & Café and Habitat for Humanity ReStore on Southland Drive. The Good Foods grill out, 4 to 8 p.m., will feature hamburgers, hot dogs, vegan burgers. Call (859) 266-1572 or go to Bgpride.org or Goodfoods.coop.
Wines On Vine, 400 Old Vine Street, is having a French rosé tasting from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Call (859) 243-0017.
■ The Greek Orthodox Church, 920 Tates Creek Road, will hold  its monthly dinner from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Chefs Jim Scalos and Chris Eliopoulos will prepare pasta with a choice of garlic-walnut sauce; artichoke, lemon and olive oil; red sauce with mushrooms, and marinara. Cost is $10. Go to Greekdinner.com.
Specials
■ The weekend specials at Grey Goose, 170 Jefferson Street, include pizza (chili con queso-grilled chicken, roasted poblanos, cilantro, red onion, pico de gallo and fried tortilla strips) and red wine braised lamb shanks. Call (859) 233-1500.
Farmers market report
Bluegrass Farmers Market will have spring greens, eggs, sweet potatoes, squash, honey, baked goods, jams, herb seasoning, lamb and goat meats, soaps, and bean soup mix. Hours are 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.

Mushroom Festival is Saturday in Irvine

It’s all about mushrooms at the Mountain Mushroom Festival on Saturday in Irvine.
Activities include educational panel discussions on mushroom hunting, and cooking competitions for morel, oyster and shiitake mushrooms. Susan Licholat, executive chef at Natural Bridge State Resort Park, will present a demonstration on cooking morels, oysters and shiitakes.
Mushrooms will be for sale at the Mushroom Market which opens at 9 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday. Call (606) 723-5694 or (606) 723-1233.
Activities will take place at Broadway and Court Street in Irvine. Go to Mountainmushroomfestival.org.
After a visit to the festival, drive to Ravenna and stop by Michael’s Restaurant, 100 Third Street. The restaurant serves a country buffet. Call (606) 723-9997.

New menus and specials

Caramanda’s Bake Shoppe is adding a hot fudge sundae to its lineup, but there’s no ice cream in it. The hot fudge sundae cupcake features Caramanda’s chocolate cake with chocolate chips, filled with chocolate Bavarian cream, and paired with homemade vanilla buttercream frosting, and a hot fudge drizzle, rainbow sprinkles, and a cherry on top.
Locations are at 332 Southland Drive, 3805 Dylan Place, a kiosk at Fayette Mall, and at 12003 Shelbyville Road in Middletown. Call (859) 278-7172.
Bd’s Mongolian Grill is introducing a new line-up of “appeteaser crowd pleasers” that also can be combined with soup or salad for a light lunch or dinner. The promotion runs through May 15. Included are chicken quesadilla, “wham bam shrimp” and buffalo wings. Returning to the menu is the peanut butter mousse mini. Bd’s is at 2309 Sir Barton Way. Call (859) 264-0686 or visit GoMongo.com.
The Julep Cup, 111 Woodland Avenue, is offering Rolex weekend specials that include Angus prime rib, Kentucky lamb tenderloin, and coquilles St. Jacques.  Ben Lacey and Bob Bryant will entertain Friday, John Hedger on Saturday, and Tony Lovello on Monday. Call (859) 226-0300.

Special occasions

The Appalachian Artisan Center Café in Hindman is serving a Mother’s Day brunch at 10 a.m. May 7. If you don’t have time to shop, you can pick up Mom’s gift while there. The Artisan Center shop is filled with handcrafted items from more than 200 artisans. Call (606) 785-9855 or visit Artisancenter.net.
■ The Cellar Bar and Grill, 3256 Lansdowne Drive, will host a High Liquor brands kick-off party at 8 p.m. Friday. Signature cocktails are $4. Call (859) 317-8301.

Expanded parking spaces and hours

Hanna’s on Lime, 214 South Limestone, now has parking spaces available in the Calvary Baptist Church lot adjacent to the restaurant. Entrances are on Limestone and High Street. Call (859) 254-6264.
Wallace Station Deli and Bakery, 3854 Old Frankfort Pike near Midway, now is open for dinner weeknights and Saturday nights. New hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Call (859) 846-5161 or go to Wallacestation.com.

Farmers market report

The Bluegrass Farmers Market will have asparagus, lettuce, greens, rhubarb, carrots, onions, herb seasoning, jams, baked goods and honey on Saturday. The market is open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3450 Richmond Road in the parking lot of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs. Visit Localharvest.org/blog/29529.
■ Adriel Gray, of Stone Cross Farm in Spencer County, will introduce a new line of  English-style raw milk cheese at Blue Moon Farm’s booth on Saturday at Lexington Farmers Market at Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside Park. Blue Moon also is selling baby green garlic, baby lettuces, spring mix, red Russian kale, and spinach along with Colcord Farm’s organically grown asparagus. Visit Bluemoongarlic.com.

The best burger in town? Bunk’s says look no further

Ryan Veith and ­Dallas Rose are claiming to sell the best burger in ­Lexington, so you’ll have to try one for yourself.
Veith and Rose opened Bunk’s Burger, 333 South Limestone, in October inside Two Keys Tavern. “We’ve rented out the kitchen and a portion of the bar,” Veith said. They named their venture after Dallas’ great uncle Bunk, who recently died.
Specialty burgers include Oldham’s Kentucky smokehouse (sharp Cheddar cheese, smoked bacon, crispy onion petals, house-made bourbon ­barbecue sauce), Tuck (Cincinnati-style chili, Cheddar cheese sauce, green onions), Hawaiian (Virginia smoked ham, grilled pineapple, teriyaki, Swiss cheese, red onion), and the breakfast burger (American cheese, smoked bacon, fried egg and white country gravy).
Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Wednesday and Friday, and 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. Thursday and Saturday. Call (859) 243-9934.

Tea time is all the time at MonTea
Our choices for loose-leaf tea have skyrocketed in Lexington.
The new MonTea shop is dedicated to selling loose-leaf tea, tea to go and tea accessories.
It’s owned by Danielle and Miller Montague, who four years ago began researching the tea industry. They attended expos, visited retail shops in bigger cities, joined associations, and ­attended classes before opening MonTea at 814 Euclid Avenue.
MonTea features more than 50 types of loose-leaf tea from Elmwood Inn Fine Teas. Varieties include ­Japanese sencha, Ti Kwan oolong, tippy Assam, tropical blend black, Darjeeling white, blueberry infusion and ginger rooibus.
The shop also carries a wide variety of steeping systems, travel mugs with infusers, teapots with or without ­infusers, and biodegradable tea bags. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ­Saturday. Call (859) 268-8327 or go to www.monteashop.com.

A corner on barbecue and more
Sarah’s Corner Café, 4300 ­Winchester Road, a few miles past Interstate 75, is worth the drive for a hearty breakfast or a slab of barbecued ribs.
The barbecue is smoked in the ­parking lot of the café, at Winchester and ­Cleveland Roads in Fayette County, by Ralph Egbert. The menu includes pulled pork, brisket, baby back ribs and chicken. LD Egbert makes sandwiches, and her breakfast menu includes pulled pork or chicken on two biscuits with gravy for $5.95.
Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Call (859) 309-1220.

Happy anniversary, Orchid Flower
Orchid Flower is celebrating its first anniversary Saturday and Sunday. The restaurant, 3090 Old Todds Road, serves Indonesian cuisine. Specials for the weekend include rendang terong (spicy eggplant) from west Sumatra and gudek jogja (chicken, jackfruit and eggs cooked in coconut milk) from south-central Java. Call (859) 543-1126 or go to www.orchidflowerrestaurant.com.

Just wait for the next snow day
The weather is warming for now, but when Fayette County schools close for the next snow day, Saul Good ­Restaurant and Pub is the place to go. The restaurant, 3801 Mall Road at the Plaza at Fayette Mall, will offer half-price menu items from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (859) 273-4663 or go to
www.saulgoodpub.com.

Good for you and your heart
Bd’s Mongolian Grill is helping ­dieters stay true to their New Year’s ­resolutions. A promotion running through Feb. 7 features new ­recipes that give guests the ­opportunity to ­create heart-healthy meals. ­Included are sweet lean pork, chicken and ­spinach pasta, Cajun-spiced chicken and ­broccoli, and totally fun stir-fry. The ­restaurant provides food choices for those with special ­dietary ­preferences such as gluten-free, low sodium and vegetarian. ­Caloric, ­carbohydrate, fat, vegetarian and ­gluten content for all sauces is ­displayed in the market area.
Detailed nutrition facts are available at www.gomongo.com. Bd’s is at 2309 Sir Barton Way. Call (859) 264-0686.

Buffalo’s on the menu
Natural Bridge State Resort Park’s Appalachian Heritage Buffalo Night will be Saturday. The Sandstone Arches ­Restaurant will serve roasted buffalo steamship round, barbecued buffalo ribs, buffalo meatloaf, country-fried chicken and fried catfish. The cost is $16.95.
Entertainment is traditional ­mountain-style music and features Cari Norris and Jim McGee, who will ­perform from 5 to 7 p.m. in the ­Hemlock Lodge Lobby. Storyteller and musician John Tierney will entertain from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Call 1-800-325-1710. The park is 2 miles off the ­Mountain Parkway at Slade, Exit 33.