■ The beer hall is now open at National Provisions, 264 Walton Avenue, serving a beer-oriented menu that includes meat, game, fish and seasonal items. “We have around 150 beers on the list,” owner Krim Boughalem said. The menu board features Kentucky rabbit ratatouille, pork burger, elk and wild boar sausages, sandwiches, daily specials, and desserts. Hours are 4 to 10 p.m. daily; lunch hours will begin next week. Call (859) 303-4763. The bakery National Boulangerie is in the same building.
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■ Double H BBQ, 1244 Versailles Road, has a second location in Triangle Park in downtown Lexington. The menu includes hand-rubbed and smoked pulled pork or chicken, beef brisket, wings, baby back ribs, and a variety of sides. including potato salad, cole slaw, green beans, baked beans, and corn pudding.Seating is available in the park. Call (859) 523-4227 or go to DoubleHBBQ.com. The restaurant’s original location is at 1244 Versailles Road.
■ Laura Wolfrom, chef/owner at Bistro La Belle in Midway, says she is “hanging up the apron.” She sold the building that was home to the market and café for the past two years. “I want to explore other opportunities,” she said. “I love the food, beverage and hospitality industry, along with the various Kentucky growers and producer organizations. I hope to find something that I can do along that line in the future.”
■ Smithtown Seafood, 501 West Sixth Street, now serves brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Chef Jonathan Sanning is using fresh seafood, and local meats and produce in the brunch menu, which changes according to farm and sea harvests. Guests order at Smithtown Seafood and then select a table in West Sixth Brewing’s beer garden or taproom. The Smithtown staff delivers each freshly prepared order to the table. Call (859) 303-4100 or go to Smithtownseafood.com.
■ The June menu at Greentree Tearoom, 521 West Short Street, features a light summer fare. Included are chilled cucumber soup, cherry scones, tropical chicken salad, tomato aspics, white pimento cheese tea sandwiches, Amaretto wedding cake, and strawberry mousse. Call (859) 455-9660. Go to Greentreetearoom.com.
■ Equus Run Vineyards, 1280 Moores Mill Road in Midway, is celebrating Kentucky’s tobacco farm heritage with Cigars and Zin from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. The evening features local tobacconist Schwab’s Pipes ’n Stuff, Equus Run zinfandel from barrels and tanks, a steak dinner hot off the grill and entertainment by Heart ’n Soul. Tickets are $40. Call (859) 846-9463 or go to Equusrunvineyards.com.
Tunes in the Vines will be 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday featuring the acoustic quartet TDH4, aka Tall, Dark and Handsome.
■ The Beer Trappe, 811 East Euclid, is celebrating its fourth anniversary through Wednesday. The staff is tapping two to three specialty kegs each day, and a different food truck will be on site each night. Beers include: Cantillon fou foune, Avery tweak, Founders Barrel aged Red’s rye, Prairie bomb, Deschutes mirror mirror, SweetWater Johnny hash. Call (859) 309-0911 or go to Thebeertrappe.com.
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■ Shelley’s Hand-Snapped Asparagus is open fro 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Varieties picked daily include purple passion and Jersey knight. The farm stand is on Old Frankfort Pike at Hedden Road in Woodford County. Call (859) 619-4996.
■ Bluegrass Farmers Market has strawberries and 100 percent locally produced items. It’s in the parking lot of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs, 3450 Richmond Road, and at Azur Restaurant, 3070 Lakecrest Circle. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Go to Bluegrassfarmersmarket.org.