Posts Tagged 'Elmwood Inn Fine Teas'

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

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

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

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 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.

A new tea for old Henry Clay

Elmwood Inn Fine Teas has created a special tea blend for Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate. In recent years, the Perryville importer and ­blender has designed ­packaged teas for historic sites such as Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill; The National Archives in College Park, Md.; Winterthur Museum in Winterthur, Del.; and Old Salem Museum and Gardens in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Elmwood owner Bruce Richardson said the tea that the Clays — Lucretia and Henry — might have enjoyed was from China, via London. The tea Richardson has ­created for Ashland is a blend of China black teas from the Yunnan Province. The label bears an engraving of the Ashland estate and ­information about the tea.
Richardson will introduce the product at an afternoon tea at The Woman’s Club of Central Kentucky, 210 North Broadway, at 2 p.m. April 25. He also will be signing his books, including The New Tea Companion, The Great Tea Rooms of Britain and The Tea Table. Each guest will receive a tin of Ashland tea. Tickets are $35. Call (859) 266-8581, Ext. 14. Tins of tea bags will be available in the Ashland gift shop starting April 25.

Barrel Tasting for McConnell Springs

Eleven wineries in ­Central Kentucky will be open March 28 to host tastings of ­upcoming offerings as part of the Barrel Tasting for the Springs, ­benefiting ­Lexington’s McConnell Springs.
A barrel tasting is a one-ounce sample of wine in its final stages before bottling and release of the finished product. The sample is not the finished product, but it might have some of the final characteristics.
Each tasting will give participants an opportunity to experience upcoming wines and discuss the sample. Each winery also will have its ­tasting room open for regular tastings of their released wines.
The tours start at any ­participating winery, and the cost is $20. Partakers will ­receive a commemorative wine glass and a wristband at the first winery they visit. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wineries are: Black Barn – Ashwood ­Cellars, 4200 ­Newtown Pike, ­Lexington; Chrisman Mill, 2385 ­Chrisman Mill Road, ­Nicholasville; Elk Creek, 150 Ky. 330, Owenton; Equus Run, 1280 Moore’s Mill Road, ­Midway; ­Horseshoe Bend plus Long Lick Farm, 1187 ­Lawson Lane, ­Willisburg; Jean Farris, 6825 Old ­Richmond Road, ­Lexington; Lovers Leap, 1180 Lanes Mill Road, ­Lawrenceburg; ­Springhill, 3205 Springhill Road, ­Bloomfield; Talon, 7086 Tates Creek Road, Lexington; and Wildside, 5500 Troy Pike, Versailles.
Call Dick or Annette Mathy at (859) 272-0682 or go to

Food and entertainment
The Scott County Arts Consortium will hold its March luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Parish Hall at Church of the Holy ­Trinity, 209 South Broadway, ­Georgetown.
Entertainment will be ­provided by Chords of Course barbershop quartet. Cost is $10. Call (502) 867-7564. The menu includes beef stew with biscuits, coleslaw and leprechaun ­pistachio nut cake.

Nutritional outreach

The American ­Dietetics Association and Bluegrass District Dietetics ­Association are celebrating National Nutrition Month in March. Members of the Bluegrass association will be at Joseph-Beth Booksellers from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday offering free nutritional information. Members of the University of Kentucky Student Dietetic Association will be at Sts. Peter and Paul School next Wednesday and Thursday to talk to students about healthy snacks. Nutrition information is at

Naturally good
Eden organic beans received high praise in the January-February issue of Nutrition Action Healthletter.
Twelve varieties of Eden organic no-salt-added beans were acclaimed for being ­naturally low in sodium ­without the refined salt added to most commercial canned beans. A touch of kombu seaweed enhances flavor without increasing ­sodium. The beans are sold at Liquor Barn, Roberts Health Foods, Good Foods Market & Café and Whole Foods.A A

Taste handcrafted food at Ky. Crafted: The Market

Kentucky Crafted: The Market will be Saturday and Sunday at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

Food vendors who will be showcasing their products include: Dad’s Favorites of Lexington;  Spille Bees of Morning View;  Ruth Hunt Candy Co. of Mt. Sterling; Kentucky’s Smokin’ Grill of Danville; Kentucky Kandy Kitchen of Maysville; Screamin’ Mimi’s Salsa of Lexington; McDowell Farms Salsa of Germantown; Elmwood Inn Fine Teas of Perryville; Elm Street Epicure of Versailles; Mom Blakeman’s Candy of Lancaster; Fire on the Ridge Farm of Brooksville; Nancy’s Fancy of Lexington; Town & Country Specialty Foods of Bardstown; Chipotle Chicks of Falmouth, and Kentucky Specialty Sauces of Lexington.
Market admission is $8. Call (888) 833-2787 or go to