Posts Tagged 'Marikka’s'

Minton’s 760 is open on North Limestone

Minton’s 760, now open at 760 North Limestone, features a menu that owner Ashley Minton calls “Southern with a twist.” Minton, who also owns Nova Gourmets Personal Chef & Events, said Minton’s will serve many recipes that are “my family’s favorites that I have adapted/changed up,” she said.
Breakfast and lunch are served from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays and dinner is served from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
“For dinner we will be doing seasonal dishes. They will change every week and be based on what is in season and what we can get from our farmers. We are using as many local products and foods as we possibly can, and will be making many items from scratch, such as sausage and apple butter,” she said.
Breakfast includes French toast, morning hot Brown, potato omelet, and biscuits and gravy. For lunch, there’s tomato pie, Carolina pulled pork, chicken pot pie, fried green tomatoes with ham salad, and chicken and dumplings. Call (859) 948-1874.

Events

■ Kentucky Mudworks and Bourbon n’ Toulouse’s annual Empty Bowls event on Saturday will benefit Moveable Feast Lexington.  Starting at 11 a.m., customers can donate $15 and choose a handmade bowl and receive a free bowl of Cajun food.
The ceramic bowls were made by local artists at Mudworks. Moveable Feast delivers hot, freshly cooked meals to people living with AIDS/HIV-related illnesses as well as individuals who are patients of Hospice of the Bluegrass. Bourbon n’ Toulouse is at 829 Euclid Avenue. Call (859) 335-0300.
■ The Bourbon Review magazine’s second annual Bourbon Under the Stars will celebrate Bourbon National Heritage Month. The party will be from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Fasig-Tipton, 2400 Newtown Pike. Tickets are $135 at the door. Call (502) 333-0086.
There will be a buffet of bourbons and special guests will be Bill Samuels Jr. of Maker’s Mark, and master distiller Jim Rutledge of Four Roses. Jonathan Lundy, chef/owner of Jonathan at Gratz Park, and Jeremy Ashby, chef at Azur, will prepare special dishes.
Alfalfa Restaurant, 141 East Main Street, is honoring author Ruth Reichl with special dinners on Friday and Saturday. Reichl is the keynote speaker at the University of Kentucky Women’s Writers Conference this weekend. Alfalfa will feature recipes from Reichl’s memoir Comfort Me with Apples. Chef Evan Gray will prepare Channing Way shrimp curry, made with fresh local vegetables simmered in a creamy coconut lime curry sauce, and served over brown rice with fresh fruit chutney on side. Hours are 5:30 to 9 p.m. Call (859) 253-0014 or go to Alfalfarestaurant.com.
Thai Orchid Cafe will host a celebration of local food and sustainable culture on Saturday. Harvest Fest will benefit Seedleaf, a non-profit organization that aims to increase the availability of fresh, wholesome food to people at risk of hunger in Central Kentucky. There will be live music, and food and beverage tastings from Thai Orchid, Good Foods Market & Café, The Wholesome Chef, West Sixth Brewing, and Elmwood Stock Farm. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. at Thai Orchid, 1030 South Broadway. Tickets are $40. Call (859) 288-2170.
Marikka’s Oktoberfest begins Friday and runs through Oct. 13. German Music Trio will play on Friday and Saturday nights. The menu features smoked pork knuckle cooked in sauerkraut and served with sauerkraut and mashed potatoes; Munich reuben, made with rye bread, bajuval cheese, sauerkraut, and bratwursts; and seasoned ground beef, mustard, and pickle wrapped in a thin strip of steak then covered with brown gravy. Call (859) 275-1925 or go to Marikkas.com. Marikkas is at 411 Southland Drive.
Horseshoe Bend Winery is holding its second Dinner in the Vineyard from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Dustin Staggers, chef at 60 West Bistro in St. Matthews in Louisville, will prepare the menu. The five-course meal with wine pairings is $75. The winery is at 1187 Lawson Lane in Willisburg. Call (859) 375-0296.
■ During September, The Ketch Seafood Grill will feature a Maine lobster clambake, including a 1 ¼-pound freshly steamed lobster, steamed clams, corn on the cob, red skin potatoes, and drawn butter. Call (859) 277-5919 or go to Ketchseafoodgrill.com. The Ketch is at 2012 Regency Road.
Grimes Mill Winery, 6707 Grimes Mill Road, is celebrating its first anniversary from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday. There will be live music from 4 to 7 p.m. featuring harmonica and guitar blues. Call (859) 543-9691or go to Grimesmillwinery.com.
■ Chuck’s famous BBQ and old-fashioned cheese grits are on the menu Saturday at Smith-Berry Winery’s dinner/concert. Nervous Melvin and the Mistakes will entertain from 6 to 9:30 p.m. The winery is at 855 Drennon Road in New Castle. Call 1-888-845-7091 or (502) 845-7091 or go to Smithberrywinery.com.

Farmers market report

■ Saturday is the last day for the Bluegrass Farmers Market Willow Oak location, 730 Millpond Road, in the parking lot for the Willow Oak Pool. The main location at 3450 Richmond Road, in the Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs parking lot, will be open for a few more weeks from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, and 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday. Farmers have tomatoes, squash, eggplant, peppers, raspberries, watermelons, bok choy, eggs, herb seasoning, and pumpkins. Go to Localharvest.org/blog/29529.

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 www.distillerylive.us.com.
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 www.olivegardennewfavorites.com. 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 www.petrainlex.com.
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 www.thejulepcup.com.
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 www.localharvest.org/blog/29529.
■ 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.