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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.

City Barbeque to open Friday

Smoke is billowing at City Barbeque. The chain’s second Kentucky location is scheduled to open Friday at 3292 Richmond Road.
Since opening in 1999 in Columbus, Ohio, City Barbeque has received many awards including Best Barbeque in Columbus and Dayton, Ohio; Best Rib and Best Pulled Chicken in Cincinnati; and Best Tailgate Fare by Ohio Magazine.
The menu offers North Carolina-style pulled pork, beef brisket and pulled chicken. St. Louis-style ribs are slow smoked over aged hickory wood. Every Tuesday is Rib Bone Tuesday, when each rib bone is $1.15. Sides and desserts are prepared in house.
Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Go to


Double H BBQ is a new spot that’s open for lunch at 1244 Versailles Road, next to O’Reilly’s AutoParts. Owned by brothers Ernie and Bill Hanley, the restaurant serves hand-rubbed, hickory-smoked pulled pork, brisket, baby back ribs and tenderloin, prepared on site. Traditional hot and mild red sauces, as well as an Alabama-style white sauce, are available. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; takeout and catering are available. Call (859) 523-4227.
■ A new pizza place, Extreme Pizza, is open at 2304 Sir Barton Way in Hamburg Place. The San Francisco-based chain is mostly on the West Coast. “This is the first of its kind to open in Kentucky,” said Lexington franchise owner Vince Swecker. “If you check out the menu you will notice that there are many styles of pizzas, subs, wings and salads available that are not often seen at other pizza restaurants. We offer a wheat crust and a gluten-free crust.” Go to Call (859) 543-0000.

Father’s Day dining

Casanova Italian Restaurant, 855 South Broadway, is accepting reservations for Father’s Day. Specials include gnocchi with mozzarella, osso buco, and eggplant Siciliana. Call (859) 309-3313 or go to
Holly Hill Inn, 426 North Winter Street in Midway, will serve a special Father’s Day menu on Sunday. Entrees include prime rib. The cost is $25, and a children’s menu is available. Call (859) 846-4732 or go to
■ The Lafayette High School football team is celebrating Father’s Day with a waffle breakfast on Saturday. The breakfast, from 8 to 10 a.m. will be at O’Charley’s Restaurant on Nicholasville Road, at Zandale Shopping Center. Cost is $5.
Azur Restaurant & Patio, 3070 Lakecrest Circle, will serve a special brunch menu from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, and dinner service begins at 5 p.m. The menu includes steak and eggs, grilled lamb chops, and wild mushroom omelet. Call (859) 296-1007 or go to
■ In celebration of “Día de los Padres” (Father’s Day) Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant at Fayette Mall, 3395 Nicholasville Road,  is giving dads who dine in the restaurant on Sunday, June 17 a special Father’s Day card that includes an offer for a complimentary chile con queso appetizer. Call (859) 971-0922.
Saul Good Restaurant & Pub will serve a special Father’s Day menu through Sunday. Included are Black Angus rib eye steak, Cajun chicken pasta, center cut pork chop, and prime sirloin steak. Locations are 1808 Alysheba Way, (859) 317-9200,and 3801 Mall Road, (859) 273-4663. Go go

Special events

Wild Thyme Cooking School, 1060 Chinoe Road, is having a bake sale from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. At the cooking school camp, My Lemon “Aide” Stand, children learned baking techniques and baked a variety of items that will be sold at a bake sale. The money will benefit West Liberty Elementary that was damaged by a tornado earlier this year. Call (859) 523-2665 or go to
■ The menu for Greek Dinner Night on Friday features the Ionian region of Greece, and wines from Acres of Land will be served. Dinner will be at the Greek Orthodox Church, 920 Tates Creek Road, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Chef Chris Eliopoulos will prepare chicken in orange glaze, tilapia in spinach, and pork loin. A la carte items are available. Go to
■ The Kentucky Historical Society will host “Food for Thought: The Shakers and the Civil War,” at noon Wednesday, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort. Tickets are $18 for KHS members and $25 for other patrons. Contact Julia Curry at (502) 564-1792, Ext. 4414 or Go to Reservations deadline is Friday.
■ Family Night is back at Holly Hill Inn, 426 North Winter Street in Midway. On Friday nights, while parents relax with a multi-course dinner and grownup conversation, the staff will make sure the children have a great time with games, crafts and their own menu. Four-course dinner menu is $40 per person. Reservations are available at 6 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. Children’s dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. and supervised child care is provided from 6 to 8 p.m. Cost is $10 per family up to three children, which includes meal and activities, $5 for each additional child. Call (859) 846-4732.


The Courtyard Deli, 113 Cheapside,  now is open on Thursday nights for Thursday Night Live, and for dinner on Friday starting at 6 p.m. Saturday begins with a Farmers Market lunch at 10:30 a.m., continuing into Saturday evening hours. Call (859) 252-3354.
Natasha’s Bistro, 112 Esplanade, has installed two new awnings that protect the front patio and the back Alley Bar. Patios are open whenever the restaurant is open. Farmers market brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call (859) 259-2754 or go to
Three Suns Bistro has a new summer menu that includes duck quesadilla with corn and black bean salsa; cypress chicken with olives, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, and feta cheese; roasted salmon; and shrimp and mussels in a tomato basil broth. The bistro is at 298 East Brannon Road, in Brannon Crossing. Call (859) 245-0048.

Farmers market report

Bluegrass Farmers Market’s Willow Oak location now is open  at 730 Millpond Road, in the parking lot of the Willow Oak pool. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The original location on Richmond Road in the parking lot of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday. This location will have fresh corn on Saturday. Go to
Midway Farmers Market now is open in downtown Midway in Darlin’ Jean’s parking lot. Hours are 3 to 6 p.m. Monday.
Ted’s Farm Fresh Produce has a vegetable stand in the parking lot of Sarah’s Corner Café, 4300 Winchester Road, at Cleveland Road. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
Woodford County Farmers Market is open from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday at Courthouse Square in downtown Versailles, and 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Presbyterian Church parking lot.