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First Watch now open on Richmond Road

Lexington has plenty of places to grab lunch, but when it comes to breakfast, there aren’t as many choices. First Watch, a breakfast, brunch, and lunch café, now is open at 3071 Richmond Road, in the Kroger shopping plaza.
The menu offers pancakes, omelets, salads, and sandwiches, and specialties include Chickichanga healthy turkey omelet, and fresh fruit crepes. The restaurant is open from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. Call (859) 899-3447 or go to


■ The annual Moon Festival Celebration will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the Moondance Amphitheater in the Beaumont Centre Circle. The event, sponsored by the Kentucky Chinese American Association and the Beaumont Centre Family YMCA, will feature live entertainment and a “Best fresh moon cakes” contest. At 2 p.m., there will be children’s activities at the Beaumont YMCA, including lantern making. Go to for a schedule.
Ted’s Montana Grill, 2304 Sir Barton Way, is continuing its 10th anniversary celebration and raising funds to support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. Guests who donate $5 or more while dining Sunday through Sept. 22, will receive a certificate good for $5 off a future purchase of $20 or more. Call (859) 263-5228 or go to

Jonathan at Gratz Park, 120 West Second Street, is having a Grgich Hills wine dinner on Wednesday. The five-course dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $75. Call (859) 252-4949. Seating is limited for this event.
Stella’s Kentucky Deli, 143 Jefferson Street, continues its Dining for a Cause events on Thursdays. Each week a different non-profit organization receives the proceeds. Here’s the line-up: Broke Spoke, Thursday; Maxwell Legal Clinic, Sept. 27; Community Farm Alliance, Oct. 4; and Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, Oct. 11. Call (859) 255-3354 or go to
Wilson Farms will harvest shrimp at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sept. 22. Ponds are in Lancaster on Ky. 1150. Look for signs. The cost is $8 a pound. Bring ice and a cooler to transport the fresh shrimp. Call (859) 339-1802 or (859) 792-1443.
Midway School Bakery, 510 South Winter Street in Midway, is preparing a traditional honey cake in honor of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Honey cakes are made with local honey from Midway, Weisenberger Mill flours, and spiced with cinnamon and applesauce. Cakes will be available Saturday through Sept. 25, the beginning of Yom Kippur. Cost is $8.95. Call (859) 846-4336.
The bakery will have caramel apple funnel cakes, and apple cider glazed cake donuts during Midway’s Fall Festival on Saturday and Sunday.

New menus

■ Leonardo Capezzuto, owner of Casanova Italian Restaurant, 855 South Broadway, has returned from a summer trip to Italy with new recipes for his menu. Included are manicotti Bolognese, penne with ricotta pesto, and lamb osso buco in ragu’ sauce. Call (859) 309-3313.
Nick Ryan’s Saloon, 157 Jefferson Street, has added new items to its Saturday brunch menu. Included are lemon ricotta pancakes and breakfast bread pudding. Call (859) 233-7900 or go to
Detroit Coney Island, 1301 Winchester Road, in Eastland Shopping Center, has added three Greek sandwiches to its menu. The restaurant has changed its hours and now is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call (859) 280-9138.

Farmers market report

Bluegrass Farmers’ Market will have green beans, tomatoes, squash, eggplant, peppers, raspberries, watermelons, bok choy, nappa cabbage, kale, and pumpkins.
Locations and hours are: 3450 Richmond Road, in the Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs parking lot, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday; and 730 Millpond Road, in the parking lot of the Willow Oak Pool, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Go to

Italian deli replaces Stanley J’s New York deli

Stanley J’s New York Style Deli closed in September to the dismay of many, but now an Italian deli has taken its place. ­Rosalia’s Old World Italian Deli serves authentic recipes from the Italian grandmother of owners and sisters Claira Reynolds and Noelle Rayan.

Rodney Reynolds and Khalid Rayan have joined their wives in helping them realize their dream of owning an Italian restaurant that has the flavor of their Italian grandmother’s kitchen on Sundays.

The women grew up in the restaurant business. Their father, John Mione,  owned several Mione’s delis in Southern California, but the love of Italian food was born at the table of their grandmother Catherine “Rosalia” Mione.

The menu includes corned beef, Reuben and pastrami sandwiches, soups, salads, cannolis and tiramisu. Coffee is 25 cents. The dinner menu offers spaghetti and lasagna. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call (859) 223-3354  or go to

Special events

Jonathan at Gratz Park, 120 West Second Street, is having a wine dinner Tuesday featuring wines from Justin, a winery in Paso Robles, Calif., on the state’s central coast. Justin makes Bordeaux-style blends and single varietals, combining Old World tradition with New World techniques. Wines include Justin chardonnay, 2008; Justification, 2008; Isosceles, 2008; and Obtuse, 2009. The five-course dinner, at 7 p.m., is $75. Call (859) 252-4949  or go to,  or

Rodney’s on Broadway, 222 North Broadway in Georgetown, will have a wine dinner at 6 p.m. Wednesday featuring wines from Austria, Australia and Argentina. A guest speaker from Winebow Imports will introduce each wine. The cost is $60. Call (502) 868-7637.

Hanna’s on Lime, 214 South Limestone, will celebrate Leap Day on Wednesday by offering turkey and dressing as the daily special for $7.95. Side dishes include mashed potatoes with turkey gravy, kale, green beans, ­macaroni and cheese, baked sweet potato, corn pudding, broccoli casserole, and lima beans. Delivery is available. Call (859) 254-6264  or go to

■ As part of the Community Table at Oliva Bella series, owner Lea Ann Vessels and guest Paolo Capretti will co-host “Eat, Drink, Learn Italian” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 7. On Wednesday evenings for four weeks, a different region of Italy will be featured and guests will learn about the food, wine, culture, and basic Italian language. Puglia is the first region to be spotlighted. The cost is $100. Oliva Bella is at 400 Old Vine Street. Call (859) 983-3567.


The Julep Cup, 111 Woodland ­Avenue, is offering ahi tuna sashimi with tempura rock shrimp; black ­grouper with mixed grains; and red curry lamb stew as weekend specials. Phil Copeland and Friends will entertain Friday and Bruce Lewis on Saturday. Call (859) 226-0300.

Thai Orchid Café, 1030 South Broadway, is having a seafood feast on weekends through Easter. The menu includes shrimp and coconut cream soup, Thai shrimp trio, salmon hot pot and seafood coconut curry. Call (859) 288-2170 or go to

■ The Town Branch Market & Deli, 233 East Main Street, has expanded its deli menu to include breakfast biscuits and English muffins with sausage or bacon, egg and cheese. The store now sells donuts from Donut Days Bakery. For lunch, the deli is now preparing hot pressed sandwiches, chili dogs and 7-inch pizzas. Call ahead at (859) 280-2122, and your order will be ready when you arrive.

■ On Fridays through April 6, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is having Friday Night Fish Fry at the Trustees’ Office Dining Room. Hours are 5:30 to 8 p.m. The cost is $12.95. Call 1-800-734-5611, Ext. 360.

Rossi’s Restaurant, 1060 Chinoe Road, offers daily dinner specials and happy hour at the bar from 5 to 7 p.m. every night, and all day Sunday. Also featured are half-price bottles of wine on Tuesdays. Call (859) 335-8788  or go to

Detroit Coney Island is serving its fish sandwich for the Lenten season. Locations are 1301 Winchester Road in Eastland Shopping Center, (859) 280-9138; and 825 Lane Allen Road, (859) 278-3982.


■ Jeff and Kim Bullock, former owners of Friends & Co., are now back in the same location with The Secret Bar & Grill. The restaurant at 841 Lane Allen Road now serves some of the original Friends & Co.’s favorite homemade pies. New menu options include ­Calabash seafood. Call (859) 317-8673.

Hawg Wild BBQ gets its twang from Texas

Like any good barbecue joint, Hawg Wild BBQ is off the beaten path.
The restaurant is at 1244 Versailles Road, the former home of JJ Johnson Sisters, and is owned by Keith Bricking, who hails from Texas. His experience comes from catering and cooking at deer camps in the Lone Star State.
He says Hawg Wild’s sliced brisket is “the bomb.”
“People eat a sandwich and come back and buy 2 or 3 pounds of it,” he said.
Customers have a choice of six sauces that are made from scratch to top ribs, pulled pork or pulled chicken. Their names are Sweet Q, Carolina Gold, Texas Heat, Chipotle Cowboy, Ole Carolina and Crazy Sauce. The latter is a combination of all the other sauces.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. ­Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. ­Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Call (859) 225-9453.

New menus, new locations

Detroit Coney Island is leaving 911 Winchester Road and moving to larger quarters nearby, at Eastland Shopping Center. It will open April 4 in the former Saundra’s Café spot. Hours will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through ­Saturday. Call (859) 280-9138 or go to ­ The original Detroit Coney Island is still open at 825 Lane Allen Road.
Nick Ryan’s Saloon, 157 West ­Jefferson Street, is putting some new items on its menu and is asking for customer feedback. Next week, the ­restaurant will run specials that are being proposed for the spring menu. ­Included are: grilled coconut chile chicken breast with bok choy and black rice, cheddar jalapeño grit cake topped with barbecue pork and vinegar slaw, and pan-seared grouper with spring succotash and fingerling potatoes. Call 233-7900 or go to ­
Three Suns ­Bistro in Nicholasville has new lunch and dinner menus. Lunch includes Angus beef burgers, Kentucky bison burgers, and Bluegrass prime rib sandwiches. At dinner, try the meatloaf with ­portobello mushroom sauce, blackened catfish tacos, bourbon-barbecued pulled pork on cheddar grits, duck meatballs, and Cajun cassoulet. Three Suns is in Brannon Crossing, at 298 East ­Brannon Road. Call (859) 245-0048.


■ On Monday, Perkins Restaurant & Bakery is giving away pancakes and hoping for a donation to Give Kids the World. The program fulfills wishes for children with life-threatening ­illnesses. Go to Perkins, 2401 ­Richmond Road, will accept donations from 6 to 11 a.m.
The restaurant also is celebrating its 20th anniversary at its location in front of the former Lexington Mall. Mark ­Perkins said it’s the only Perkins ­Restaurant still run by a member of the founding family. His uncle started the business 52 years ago. Call (859) 269 1663.
The Julep Cup, 111 Woodland Avenue, will continue to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a ­weekend special that features corned beef and cabbage with horseradish Dijon glaze, and Guinness-braised beef and root vegetable stew. Southern-inspired specials include Texas redfish picante with truffled corn pudding, and bacon-wrapped rabbit loin with fricassee of rabbit leg and wild mushrooms. Call (859) 226-0300.

Wine events

Jonathan at Gratz Park in Lexington and The Brown Hotel in Louisville are hosting “A Kentucky Dinner” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Jonathan, 120 West Second Street.
Vintner Select’s wine expert David DuBou will discuss the featured wines. The cost is $65. Call (859) 252-4949.
Chefs Jonathan Lundy and Laurent Géroli will prepare a four-course ­dinner featuring ­cornmeal- and pecan-crusted striped bass with sweet potato gratin, green tomatoes and corn relish; and Lancaster-Marksbury Farm pork chop with Kentucky grit cake, smoked tomatoes and blackberry Maker’s Mark gastrique.