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Blue Heron bar is open on Jefferson Street

Birds of a feather are flocking together on Jefferson Street. The owner of The Grey Goose has opened a new bar, called The Blue Heron, across the street from his popular pub.
“The Heron is a rustic little neighborhood bar that features a beautiful mahogany back bar built in the 1880s, a working fireplace around which are gathered a collection of leather club chairs and ottomans, and a one-of-a-kind centerpiece chandelier,” said Jeff Wheeler, who is general manager of The Blue Heron.
It and The Grey Goose are owned by Keith Clark.
An extensive selection of bourbons are available along with hand-crafted cocktails made with freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juices, house-made syrups and infused liquors.
The bar, at 185 Jefferson Street, is open at 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and at noon Sunday. It’s available for holiday parties. Call (859) 221-2357.


■ Just in time for holiday gift giving, the Ruth Hunt Candy Co. has doubled the  retail space at its new location, 213 Walton Avenue.
The Mount Sterling candy factory, known for its Blue Monday candy bar, was founded in 1921, when Ruth Tharpe Hunt began selling her homemade confections from her home. She moved to a factory location in 1930, and the company still makes candy using Hunt’s original recipes. An open house will be Dec. 3 to 7.
The Woodhill Plaza store now is closed. The new store also has a full-service, official U.S. post office. Call (859) 268-1559 or go to
■ It’s an all-new Lock and Key Café in Georgetown.
Colleen London opened the business as a cafe in 2006 in the former Bank of Georgetown building at 201 East Main Street. Over the years, the concept for the Lock and Key has changed a few times, but now it’s back to a coffeehouse/café.
The chicken salad is still a specialty and new items have been added to the breakfast and lunch menu. A daily special now is available. Hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Call (502) 867-1972 or go to

Special events

Chateau du Vieux Corbeau Winery in Danville will have an open house 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
Winemaker Dominique Brousseau will offer guided cellar tours at 1 and 4 p.m. She will explain the wine-creation process and discuss the various pieces of equipment she uses in the process.
Brousseau will release her newest wine creation, called “Trouble,” which is named after one of her geese.
“This white blended wine is sweet and subtle and will sneak up to bite you on the bottom, just like its namesake,” Andre Brousseau said. The winery will also offer refreshments, with recipe cards, using the Chateau’s wines.
The winery is at 471 Stanford Avenue. Call (859) 236-1775 or (859) 236-1808.
■ It’s cold outside, but the cooks at Kathy’s Country Kitchen in Clay City are grilling outdoors. On Friday and Saturday nights, the restaurant at 20 Black Creek Road is serving hand-cut prime rib, ribeye, New York strip, and sirloin steaks, with baked potato and salad. Prices range from $11.99 to $13.99. Call (606) 663-4179.
Azur Restaurant, 3070 Lakecrest Circle in Beaumont Centre, is having a chef series dinner on Wednesday. The Spanish-themed five-course dinner is $55. Call (859) 296-1007 or go to
■ The Greek Dinner Night at Panagia Pantovasilissa Greek Orthodox Church, 920 Tates Creek Road, will be 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. The menu features gyros and spanakopita and wines from Horseshoe Bend Winery. Go to

Thanksgiving meals to go

Thanksgiving is Thursday. here are some places that are offering carryout meals.
■ The chefs at Azur will cook your Thanksgiving meal for you to pick up on Wednesday. A 20-pound turkey, which serves 15 to 18, is $70. Sides, at an additional charge, include green beans, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole and sausage-sage stuffing. Call (859) 296-1007
Mary Lou’s BBQ, 226 Walton Avenue, is offering a smoked turkey for $49.95. Sides including green beans, candied yams, corn pudding, oyster dressing, mashed potatoes and spiced apples, are $6.99 a quart. White chocolate bread pudding with bourbon sauce is $24.95. Call (859) 252-4227.
Cracker Barrel restaurants are selling Thanksgiving dinners to-go for $54.99, which serves six. Country hams are $38.99, sugar-cured hams are $39.99 and whole pies are $7.99. Go to for locations.
Ramsey’s Diners are offering the Thanksgiving turkey dinner for $18.95 a person. Included are turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, four vegetables (from a list of 10) and rolls. Orders of vegetables are $15 for a serving for six. Call (859) 252-7926 by Monday for pickup on Wednesday. Ramsey’s desserts, made by Missy’s Pies, are available by calling (859) 253-0449.

Festival brings top pitmasters to Danville

Famous pitmasters from five states will be at the Kentucky State BBQ Festival in Danville on Saturday and Sunday. They’ll be cooking various styles of Southern barbecue including pork shoulder, ribs, brisket and chicken. The pitmasters are:
Melissa Cookston of Yazoo’s Delta Q in Nesbit, Miss. She won the ­Memphis in May World BBQ ­Championship, ­making her the only female world champion.
Moe Cason Ponderosa BBQ Team of Des Moines, Iowa. He was a finalist on last year’s BBQ Pitmasters show on TLC.
Craig Kimmel of Firehouse BBQ in Orange City, Fla. He has won 12 grand championships and more than 200 awards for his barbecue.
Shelly Hunt of Desperados ­Barbecue and Catering in Angola, N.Y. She is a member of the Kansas City ­Barbecue Society and a certified barbecue judge, and she is on the board of directors of the National Barbecue Association in Louisville.
Carey Bringle of Peg Leg Porker in Nashville. He is the creator of Peg Leg Porker Memphis wet sauce, which was named the No. 2 barbecue sauce in the country by Bon Appetit magazine.
The festival will be at Second Street and Constitution Square. Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Go to

Special events

Sutton’s Restaurant, 110 North Locust Hill Road, will have a benefit for the Catholic Action Center at 9 p.m. ­Friday. Proceeds will help Community Inn provide shelter and services during the holidays and winter. Tickets are $50 in advance, $60 at the door. Included are appetizers, desserts, live music and bourbon tastings. Call (859) 268-2068.
■ Chef Jeff Mayer of Saul Good Restaurant & Pub will host “Cooking for a Cause: Secrets to Good Cooking” on Monday at Sullivan University. The international cooking demonstration and dinner will benefit Sweet Blessings, an ­organization that gives customized ­birthday cakes to underprivileged or seriously ill children. The event will be at Sullivan’s Lexington campus, 2355 ­Harrodsburg Road. Tickets are $50 for the six-course meal. Email Ashley Boyd Gann at
Wines on Vine, 400 Old Vine Street, is having a wine tasting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Featured are new selections that will pair great with your Thanksgiving meal. Call (859) 243.0017.
Chateau du Vieux Corbeau Winery in Danville will have an open house from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Winemaker Dominique Brousseau will offer guided cellar tours at 1 and 4 p.m. In the Tasting Room, several Kentucky Proud producers will offer samples and sell their products. The winery is at 471 Stanford Avenue. Call (859) 236-1775 or (859) 236-1808.
■ Tables are still available for Holly Hill Inn’s Classic Cassoulet Dinner at 6 p.m. Sunday. Chef Ouita Michel’s ­traditional cassoulet uses white beans, confit of goose, fresh-cured local pork, local lamb and garlic sausage. Guest chef Clay McClure will help make the dinner, which requires more than two weeks of preparation. Clay apprenticed under French master chef Jean-Robert de Cavel at the Maisonette in Cincinnati. French wines from the Languedoc region will be offered by the glass and bottle, and a special wine flight will be available. The cost is $40. Call (859) 846-4732 or go to Holly Hill is at 426 North Winter Street in Midway.


■ The Parkette Drive-In, 1230 East New Circle, will celebrate its 60th ­anniversary Nov. 11. From Monday through Nov. 12, the restaurant is ­offering french fries and Pepsi products for 60 cents each. Call (859) 254-8723 or go to
Portofino, 249 East Main Street, will offer Sunday evening jazz during November and December. On Sunday, at 7 p.m., Jessie Laine Powell will entertain. Call (859) 253-9300.
■ It’s stone crab season, and ­Lexington Seafood is having crab delivered daily from the Gulf. “We will crack them for you and prepare them as a lunch or ­dinner or as an appetizer to go along with any of our fresh fish,” co-owner Michael Yessin said. Call (859) 266-8888.
■ The menu for Greentree Tearoom this month features hearty fall ­favorites. ­Included are lobster bisque, sweet ­potato scone, chicken croquettes, ­curried egg ­salad, citrus spice panna cotta and ­candied ginger cake. Luncheon tea is served at noon Wednesday through ­Saturday. The tearoom, 521 West Short Street, is accepting reservations for ­private parties for the holidays. Call (859) 455-9660 or go to


Hanna’s on Lime, 214 South Limestone, will have its annual pre-Thanksgiving turkey and dressing special Wednesday. It’s served with fresh cranberries and a side dish of your choice, for $7.95. Call (859) 252-6264.
Iron Chef, 3090 Old Todds Road, is offering specials for the weekend. For $15, you may choose an appetizer (crab Rangoon or fried won ton) and two combination meals (General Tso’s chicken, sesame chicken, sweet and sour chicken, beef with broccoli). Call (859) 264-0155.

Farmers market report

Lexington Farmers Market has turnips, carrots, beets, radishes, ­collards, kale, spinach, lettuces, green and ripe tomatoes, rhubarb, potatoes, sweet ­potatoes, garlic, cheeses, sugar pumpkins, winter squash, baked goods, hot sauces, relishes and meats. Vendors are taking orders for Thanksgiving turkeys.
The Southland Drive market has closed for the season. The Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday markets will be open through November.

Online event pairs Lundy’s food with Scottish whiskey, Maker’s Mark

Jonathan Lundy, chef/owner of Jonathan at Gratz Park, will pair foods with scotch and bourbon on a live Webcast on Friday. Laphroaig Islay single malt scotch will join Maker’s Mark for the Distillery Live broadcast from Maker’s Mark distillery in Loretto.
Laphroaig distillery manager John ­Campbell, Maker’s Mark master distiller ­Kevin Smith and Malt Advocate magazine editor John Hansell will conduct the online tasting at 8 p.m. at
The show is an evolution of Laphroaig Live, the annual online interactive tasting launched in 2007. Laphroaig uses former Maker’s Mark barrels for its maturation process.

Cooking up gator
Lexington Seafood, 867 East High Street, is cooking up gator on Saturday. The cooks will prepare your order beginning at 10 a.m. Cost is $11.99 a pound. Call (859) 266-8888. 

Now that’s hot stuff
Mai Thai’s menu just got hotter. Chef/owner Nat Yuttayong said the restaurant now offers bhut jolokia, a chili pepper that in February 2007 was certified the world’s hottest by Guinness World Records.
It has a Scoville rating of 1,001,304. By comparison, the habanero chili and Scotch bonnet pepper are in the range of 100,000 to 350,000 on the Scoville scale. Mai Thai is at 130 West Tiverton Way. Call (859) 231-0366.
McConnell Springs celebration
Cruisin’ the Springs is a night of ­dancing to the music of Sassafras and a buffet ­dinner to celebrate the 233rd anniversary of the founding of McConnell Springs, the ­birthplace of Lexington.
The menu includes roast top round of beef, apricot-glazed grilled chicken, fresh vegetables, country corn pudding, rosemary roasted new potatoes, fruit salad, ­spinach salad with hot bacon dressing, bread ­pudding with bourbon sauce and assorted tarts.
Tickets to the party, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, are $50. McConnell Springs is at 416 Rebmann Lane, off Old Frankfort Pike. Call (859) 225-4073.
An Oktoberfest menu
Marikka’s Restaurant is ­celebrating Oktoberfest through Oct. 10. Dinner ­specials include rouladen with green beans and spaetzle, and ­schweinehaxen with sauerkraut and mashed potatoes. The cost is $14.95.
Marikka’s serves pizza until 2 a.m. The house pizza is bratwurst and sauerkraut, $9.99, and a 12-inch works is $15. The ­restaurant is at 411 Southland Drive. Call (859) 275-1925.
Cooking on The Big Green Egg
Housewarmings, 2312 Palumbo Drive, is having its second annual Mega Grill-Off on Saturday. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food will be grilled on The Big Green Egg. Call (859) 231-0005.
New at Olive Garden
The Olive Garden, 3385 Nicholasville Road, has added menu items. Included are pork Milanese, zeppoli and a children’s cheese ravioli dish. If you would like to learn traditional Italian cooking techniques, go to Call (859) 272-8334.
Music and belly dancing
Petra Mediterranean Bar and Grill is having live music and belly dancers at 9 p.m. Saturday. Petra is at 116 Marketplace Drive. Call (859) 272-0044 or go to
Julep Cup open on Mondays
The Julep Cup, 111 ­Woodland Avenue, now is open Mondays. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch, and 5 to 9 p.m. for dinner. “All other days, except Sunday, we are open until 10 and do not close in the afternoon,” chef Lindsay Brooks said. Call (859) 226-0300 or go to
Pre-show dining on campus
The Singletary Center for the Arts at the University of Kentucky has partnered with the Hilary J. Boone Center to offer patrons a convenient place to have dinner before ­curtain time. The Boone Center is at the Rose Street and Columbia Avenue, a block from Singletary.
Those attending Bettye LaVette’s ­performance Saturday will receive a 10 ­percent discount with their concert ticket.
Call (859) 257-1133 to make reservations for the pre-show buffet, which features ribs and fried chicken. The cost is $25.
In-store special: Danville winemaker
Dominique Brousseau, winemaker at ­Chateau du Vieux Corbeau Winery in Danville, will discuss her wines and offer samples this weekend at Liquor Barn stores.
She will be at the Hamburg store from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and at the Beaumont Centre store from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Call the winery at (859) 236-1808.
Farmers market reports
Here’s what’s available at farmers markets.
■ The Bluegrass Farmers Market will have apples, watermelon, raspberries, winter and summer squash, sweet potatoes, green peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, green beans, herb seasoning, beer cheese, beef, jams and jellies, soaps, fodder shocks and pumpkins. The market is at 3450 Richmond Road in the Fast Signs and Pedal the Planet parking lot. Hours are 3 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Go to
■ Honest Farm Market in Midway will have tomatoes, organic kale and rainbow chard, organic beets, butternut squash and Candy onions, banana peppers, jalapeños, bell peppers, Indian corn swags, pumpkins, baby pumpkins and gourds, peach and ­nectarine jam, local honey, potatoes and Mutzu golden delicious apples.
The market is at Midway Christian Church, 123 Bruen Street, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Call (859) 533-6976.