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House Food & Wine joins South Lime lineup

The 200 block of South ­Limestone is home to ­several ­burgeoning ­businesses. The ­latest to open is House Food & Wine.
The restaurant opened this month in a restored circa 1900 house at 207 South Limestone. The menu is “upscale casual with modern American, Italian and international flavors, all in a budget-friendly and comfortable setting with an open kitchen,” partner David Jones said.
House specialties include panini sliders, burgers, pasta, entree salads and arepas, a Venezuelan corn cake filled with meat or cheese. Soup and dessert selections rotate daily, and the signature House dessert is a brownie with vanilla-bean ice cream.
Other managing partners are Isaac Kurs and Shawn Mitchell and his wife, Venezuela native Carolina, who is also the kitchen manager.
House is across the street from Jones and Kurs’ other venture, Soundbar.
Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Parking is available at 225 South Limestone. Call (859) 379-8207 or go to Housefoodandwine.com.

Openings

■ A new spot to enjoy breakfast and lunch in Paris is Thyme Café and Catering, 602 Main Street. Cathy Vance is the chef. The menu features Belgian waffles, quiches, omelets, hot Browns, Angus burgers, soups and salads. Hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Call (859) 987-1488.

Special events

■ Wes Berry, author of The ­Kentucky Barbecue Book, will be a guest chef at Azur Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Executive chef ­Jeremy Ashby has created a menu that ­represents some of Kentucky’s native regional barbecue styles. Dinner and a signed copy of Berry’s book are $55.95. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.
The menu includes Western ­Kentucky slow smoked and pulled ­Boston butt with bourbon sauce, Daviess County-style sassafras smoked mutton and Monroe County-style pork steaks.
Azur is at 3070 Lakecrest Circle. Call (859) 296-1007 or go to ­Azurrestaurant.com.
Jonathan at Gratz Park, 120 West Second Street, is having a Southern-style pig roast at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. The cost is $25. Call (859) 252-4949 or go to Jagp.info.
■ The dinner/concert at Smith-Berry Winery on ­Saturday ­features the sounds of Nobody’s ­Bizness. The buffet menu includes grilled pork chops and grilled chicken breast. Tickets are $23.95 in advance. Call (502) 845-7091 or go to ­Smithberrywinery.com. The winery is at 855 Drennon Road in New Castle.

Announcements

Minton’s at 760, 760 North ­Limestone, will open seven days a week beginning July 1. Call (859) 948-1874 or go to Mintonsat760.com.
Furlongs, 130 West Tiverton Way, is flying in fresh crawfish and crabs for the Fourth of July celebration. The deadline to place an order is June 28. Call (859) 913-5611.
■ Weekly fish fries are back on Fridays at Addie’s Restaurant at The Woodford Inn, 140 Park Street in Versailles. The menu ­features hand-battered cod, shrimp, clams and calamari. There will be live music on the lawn from 7 to 11 p.m. Dinner service begins at 5. The regular dinner menu also is available. Call (859) 873-5600 or go to ­Thewoodfordinn.com.

Farmers market report

■ Maggie Green, author of The Kentucky Fresh Cookbook, will be at the Lexington Farmers Market at Cheapside Park on Saturday. She will sign copies of her book at the Homegrown Authors table from 9 a.m. to noon. Also at the table will be Eddie Price, author of the novel Widder’s Landing.
Bluegrass Farmers Market will have black raspberries, tomatoes, lettuce, squash, cucumbers, greens, cauliflower, broccoli, baked goods, herb seasoning, pimento and beer cheese, jams and eggs. Go to Bluegrassfarmersmarket.org.
Winchester Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday on Main Street in the parking lot of Blue Grass Museum. Market items include ­cucumbers, zucchini, green beans, turnips, green tomatoes, red and green lettuce, onions, green tomatoes, fresh ground or whole bean coffee, black ­raspberries, organic vegetables, fresh ground whole wheat bread, sweet rolls, free range eggs, herbs and fresh flowers. The market also is open 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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.

New wines and music at wineries this weekend

Smith-Berry Winery tasting room

Smith-Berry Winery, 855 Drennon Road in New Castle, is releasing a new riesling on Saturday. The winery’s first off-dry riesling will be available for tasting and sales at the August dinner/concert series from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Entertainment provided by Old School Band. Cost is $22.95. The menu includes grilled pork chop sandwiches and marinated chicken breasts. Call (502) 845-7091 or go to Smithberrywinery.com.

Acres of Land Winery is releasing two new wines on Saturday: late harvest vignoles and a 2006 cabernet sauvignon. Robert Sharp II is the new executive chef at the winery and will serve fresh fruit and imported cheeses from noon to 4 p.m. The winery is at 2285 Barnes Mill Road in Richmond. Call (859) 328-3000 or go to Acresoflandwinery.com. 
Chrisman Mill Vineyards, 2385 Chrisman Mill Road, in Nicholasville, is having a Surf or Turf cookout on Saturday. The menu features steak or shrimp, salad and mashed potato bars, and dessert. Cost is $25. Live music provided by Acke & Hale from 7 to 10 p.m. Call (859) 881-5007, Ext. 1. or go to Chrismanmill.com.
Jean Farris Winery & Bistro, 6825 Old Richmond Road, now is offering Sunday Supper from noon to 7 p.m. instead of separate brunch and dinner seating times on Sundays. The winery is no longer serving Saturday brunch but will open the wine bar at noon serving wine, cheese, and charcuterie. Call (859) 263-9463  or go to Jeanfarris.com.

Wine dinner

■ Chef Ouita Michel is serving a six-course Summer in Madrid wine dinner Saturday at the Holly Hill Inn, 426 North Winter Street in Midway. “We’ll start with vegetarian tapas, three or four small portions, which will include a tortilla with local eggs, and other dishes using the fresh produce coming in from the area farmers, like peppers and tomatoes,” Michel said. The menu includes courses with fresh Gulf seafood and paella. Cost is $50. Optional Spanish wine pairing with dinner is $35. Call (859) 846-4732.

Guest winemaker

■ Rich Parducci from McNab Ridge Winery in Mendocino County, Calif., will be guest winemaker at WineStyles, 2535 Nicholasville Road,  from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.  Parducci, the great-grandson of John Parducci, will talk about his family’s 70-plus years in the winemaking business. Call (859) 278-9463.   

Judges, people pick faves at Taste of Bluegrass

When you head out to eat this weekend, try some of the winners from the 32nd annual Taste of the Bluegrass, which was last weekend at Keeneland.
Judges named McCarty’s medallions from Sal’s Chophouse as the best entree, Giuseppe’s Ristorante Italiano’s lump crab cake as best appetizer, and The Soup Kitchen’s brown bread as the best bread. The chefs at Sullivan University won best dessert for their local strawberry pavlova.
People’s Choice awards went to ­Louisiana Passion Catering, best ­appetizer/soup; Great Harvest Bread, best bread; Fresh Market, best salad; Sal’s, best ­entree; and Gigi’s Cupcakes, best dessert.
Proceeds from the event go to God’s Pantry Food Bank.

Special events

Alfalfa Restaurant, 141 East Main Street, will serve its popular holiday brunch on Monday, Memorial Day. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition to the regular menu, there will be items from farmers markets including fresh peach pancakes and omelets made from Kentucky free-range chicken and cheese from Boone Creek Creamery. Call (859) 253-0014 or visit Alfalfarestaurant.com.
■ The 10th anniversary celebration continues at Ted’s Montana Grill with the second phase of its fund-raising efforts for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry. Ted’s also has new menu items including the special anniversary
“No. 10 Burger,” which is a take on Ted’s classic cheeseburger, served in beef or bison with a choice of cheese and house-made sweet and spicy pickles. Also new are a house-made veggie burger and a wild berry cheesecake.
Ted’s also has a new line of private label wines called Bison Ridge. Included are chardonnay, merlot and cabernet sauvignon. Ted’s Lexington location is at 2304 Sir Barton Way. Call (859) 263-5228 or go to Tedsmontanagrill.com.
■ Silver Oak, a prized California cabernet, will be the focus of a ­gourmet wine dinner at Portofino on June 6. There will be tastings from ­California’s Napa and Alexander Valleys, with ­vineyard ­representatives leading the ­tastings and commentary. The cost is $125. The reception begins at 7 p.m., followed by dinner at 8. Portofino is at 249 East Main Street. Call (859) 253-9300.
Smith-Berry Winery’s summer ­dinner/concert series kicks off Saturday with its 10th ­anniversary celebration. Nervous Melvin and the Mistakes will entertain. The buffet features Chuck’s famous barbecue, grilled chicken breasts, Roma green beans, cheese grits and vinaigrette cole slaw. Call (502) 845-7091 or go to Smithberrywinery.com. The winery us at 855 Drennon Road in New Castle.

Specials

■ Weekend specials at The Julep Cup, 111 Woodland Avenue, include pan-seared corvina over coconut basmati rice topped with roasted ginger carrots, and sautéed veal scallopini with tomato and artichoke hearts. The Beth ­Mankel Group entertains Friday, and John ­Hedger is featured Saturday. Call (859) 226-0300.
Natasha’s Bistro & Bar, 112 ­Esplanade, will serve lamb moussaka as a special Friday and Saturday nights. A new summer dish is sesame peanut stir fry made with tofu or chicken and served over basmati rice. Call (859) 259-2754 or go to Beetnik.com.
Caramanda’s Bake Shoppe has a new cupcake flavor, black forest. A chocolate cupcake is filled with cherries, swirled with vanilla buttercream and topped with chocolate curls and a maraschino cherry. Locations are 332 Southland Drive, 3805 Dylan Place (off Boston Road) and a kiosk in Fayette Mall.

Farmers market reports

Azur Restaurant’s farmers bazaar is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays on the patio. The market features local farmers and artisans. Products include produce, eggs, cheese, meats, pasta, hand-dipped chocolates, flowers, plants, baked goods and crafts. Azur, 3070 Lakecrest Circle, serves brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Call (859) 296-1007 or go to Azurrestaurant.com.
Bluegrass Farmers’ Market is open 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. The farmers have ­strawberries, greens, potatoes, eggs, tomatoes, cucumbers, Swiss chard, bok choy, Napa and savoy cabbage, herb seasonings, and plants. The market is at 3450 Richmond Road, in the parking lot of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs. Go to Localharvest.org/blog/29529.
■ Clark County Extension family and consumer sciences agent Jennifer Howard will be at the Winchester/Clark County Farmers Market on Saturday. She will be sampling recipes and giving away kitchen gadgets to the first 50 people. Strawberries, green beans, peaches and corn will be available. The market is open 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays and 3 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 217 South Main Street.
Woodford County Farmers’ ­Market will have beef, eggs, honey, pork and fruit. It’s open 8:30 a.m. to noon ­Saturdays in downtown Versailles.
Lexington Farmers Market locations are Cheapside Park, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; Southland Drive, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday; Maxwell Street and South Broadway, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and the parking lot of the University of Kentucky’s Commonwealth Stadium, next to University Drive, 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Go to Lexingtonfarmersmarket.com.

New restaurant to open at The Woodlands

The construction around The Woodlands at the corner of East Main Street and Woodland Avenue will be a patio for the new Julep Cup restaurant.
Lucie Slone Meyers and Lindsay Brooks – the women who have made a la lucie such as success – plan to open the restaurant around the first of November. It’s in the spot that once housed Woodland Grill and Cafe Jennifer.
A la lucie is at 159 N Limestone. Call (859) 252-5277or go to www.alalucie.com.

Chili cook-off is Sunday

Looking for a place to have lunch on Sunday? Head to the The Bluegrass Regional Chili Cook off at Applebee’s Park on North Broadway.
The event opens to the public at noon. Go to www.chilicookoff.com.


Other restaurant news:

Bubbasue is back in business. Shrimp producer Susan Harkins has been “on a three-year hiatus due to a leaky shrimp pond, but it looks like that situation is now fixed, and I’m back,” she said.
Harkins also has another venture in the food business. She and Lynda Hoff ­Mellin, one of the original owners of Atomic Café, have opened Doodles restaurant at North ­Limestone and Third Street. The menu is “comfort food with a conscience,” Harkins said.
Bubbasue’s shrimp will be prepared by Louisiana native Kevin Trahan at a New Orleans style shrimp boil from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Doodle’s.
“This event is our inaugural shrimp fest to celebrate the opening of Doodles as well as melding farm to plate. We will offer a prix fixe meal of peel-and-eat Bubbasue shrimp, beans and rice, coleslaw, Cajun corn bread, and beignets for dessert.” The cost is $15.95.
Doodles is open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday; it’s closed Saturday. Call (859) 317-8507.


Get a taste of West Africa

Rachel and Sav Savane have opened Sav’s Grill & West African Cuisine at 304 South Limestone. The menu includes ribs, Cornish hen, and African bowls that include a savory sauce with beef and spinach, or peanut sauce with chicken or beef. Attiéké (pronounced kay’ kay’) is a traditional African side, ­similar in texture to couscous, with more flavor. Call (859) 368-7287 or go to www.savsgrill.com. Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Annette’s adds to weekend scene
Annette’s City Café & Event Center, 431 Old Vine Street, is offering a la carte dinner service and live jazz music on Fridays and Saturdays.
The menu includes appetizers such as country ham and gruyère quesadillas and harvest vegetable tempura. Entrees include peppered tenderloin medallions, grilled lamb chops, and scallops in tomato fennel sauce. Wine, cheese and chocolate also will be ­offered. Call (859) 296-6444 or (859) 309-9807.
Lebanon serves up country ham
Marion County is having its 39th annual Country Ham Days through Sunday in ­downtown Lebanon.
There are lots of activities that involve barrels. Lebanon has two barrel-making factories, Kentucky Cooperage (bourbon barrels) and Canton Cooperage (wine barrels).
A country ham breakfast will be 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. The menu includes country ham, eggs, apples, biscuits and red-eye gravy. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4.50 for children. Call (270) 692-9594 or go to www.VisitLebanonKy.com.

Organic dining, local food
The Griffin Gate Marriott Resort and Spa, 1800 Newtown Pike, is having an ­Organic Dining Experience Under the Stars on Tuesday. The dinner, prepared by chef Nic Trueblood, will feature local organic foods and Grgich Hill wines. Dave ­Kousmanoff will discuss the wines. The event will be on the newly renovated patio from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The cost is $75. Call (859) 288-6142.

Jimmy D’s offers cake for first birthday
One year ago Jimmy Duggan opened Jimmy D’s East Coast Café at 1395 West Main Street. On Wednesday, Jimmy D’s is serving birthday cake. Call (859) 246-1708 or visit www.jimmydcafe.com.

Smith-Berry to wine, dine, entertain
Smith-Berry Winery’s dinner and concert on Saturday features John Harrod and the Kentucky Wild Horse Band.
Dinner will include grilled butterfly pork chops and chicken breast, cheese grits made with Weisenberger grits, Roma beans braised with garlic, vinaigrette coleslaw, and ­homemade lemon bars, brownies, and chocolate chip and sugar cookies. Concerts are $19.95 in advance, $25 at the door. ­Dinner is served from 6 to 7 p.m., and the band plays from 6:30 to 9:30. Call (502) 845-7091 or 1-888-845-7091.
For directions go to www.smithberrywinery.com.

Farmers market report
Blue Grass Farmers’ Market will have honey, grass-fed beef, Amish cheese, raspberries, rhubarb, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, mums, and cut flowers. The market is on Richmond Road in the parking lot of Pedal the Planet Bike Shop and FastSigns. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday.

What’s happening at local restaurants

I will be signing copies of my cookbook, Flavors of Kentucky, at My Old Kentucky Dinner Train gift shop, from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday. The train station is at 602 North Third Street, Bardstown. Call (502) 348-7300 or go to www.rjcorman.com.
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Chef/owner Ouita Michel is making some menu changes at Holly Hill Inn in Midway. “For the first time since we’ve owned Holly Hill, we are offering an a la carte menu,” she said.
The prix fixe menu is gone and guests can indulge in a multi-course meal, or order a salad and roast chicken. “Our menu will continue to change frequently to reflect the changing crops in our farmers’ fields,” Michel said.
The September menu includes new fangled tomato dumpling, seared ahi tuna, late summer corn bisque, Stone Cross mixed grill of pork, Kentucky raised squab, and vegetarian tasting menu.
Holly Hill Inn will have a Sonoma of the Bluegrass wine dinner at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Cost is $75 a person, $45 excluding wine.
The inn is at 426 Winter Street. Call (859) 846-4732 or go to www.hollyhillinn.com.
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September is harvest time at Kentucky’s shrimp farms.
Angela Caporelli, aquaculture marketing specialist for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, said Kentucky has about 30 producers of freshwater prawns, which are larger than average shrimp and have a texture similar to lobster.
Here are Central Kentucky locations where you can pick up fresh-from-the-pond shrimp. Bring a cooler and ice.
■ McCord’s Farm, 4258 Lexington Road, Winchester, (859) 744-4860 or (859) 808-1542.Harvesting is at noon Saturday, Sept. 18, 20 and 27. Tilapia also is available whole or cleaned.
■ G&R Freshwater shrimp, 3972 Levee Road, Mt. Sterling, (859) 498-4158.Call for dates.
■ Bubbasue Shrimp, 4954 Paris Pike, Lexington, (859) 299-2254,Sept. 26.
■ Henton Farms, 6749 Frankfort Road, Versailles, (859) 983-8148, Sept. 20.
■ David Wilson, 402 Danville Street, Lancaster, (859) 792-3232. Call for dates.
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This year the Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day party is dedicated to the memory of Edward T. Houlihan who died in April. Houlihan was the chairman of the County Kildare Committee of Sister Cities and the founder of this celebration/party.
The party, from 4:30 to 7 p.m., Sept. 20 will be at O’Neill’s Irish Pub, 2051 Richmond Road. Tickets are $10 at the door.
Guest chef Mary Parlanti will prepare lamb stew and Irish breads. A silent auction will feature items from Lexington’s sister cities in Ireland, France and Japan, and a dinner for eight prepared by Parlanti at her home.
There will be guest bartenders, Irish music and Irish dancers. Proceeds go to the student scholarship fund for Lexington Sister Cities.
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Pouring on the Grey Goose
Harvey’s, 200 West Main Street, is having a Grey Goose celebration. The bar is serving Goose martinis for $5 from 5 to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call (859) 226-9333.
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The Smith Berry Winery dinner and concert on Saturday features the Bluegrass band Hog Operation. Dinner features hamburgers made with Smith Berry beef raised on the farm, marinated chicken breasts, Shelby County grilled corn, tomato salad, broccoli casserole, cookies and brownies.
Dinner is served from 6 to 7 p.m. and the band plays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $19.95 in advance, or $25 at the door. Call (502) 845-7091 or 1-888-845-7091 or visit www.smithberrywinery.com.
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Annette’s City Café & Event Center, 431 Old Vine Street, is serving Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring fresh fruits, vegetables, cheese, seafood, breakfast items, and a carving station. Guest chef Phil Dunn will prepare omelets to order, and Orville Hammond will entertain. Cost is $17.95. Call (859) 296-6444 or (859) 309-9807. Parking is available in Goodwin Square parking lot behind the restaurant.
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Wingspan Gallery will serve a four-course, prix fixe dinner on Thursday that includes pasta with fresh tomato, basil and garlic; roasted beets and feta; braised balsamic chicken with wild mushrooms and pancetta, and lemon cheesecake. Cost is $40. Call (859) 225-5765 before noon Tuesday.
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This week Blue Grass Farmers’ Market will have grass fed beef, Amish cheese (baby Swiss, white Cheddar, Colby, jalapeno Jack), apples, raspberries, rhubarb, cantaloupes, watermelons, cabbage, cucumbers, eggplant, onions, greens, potatoes, summer squash, tomatoes, pumpkins, mums, and potted herbs. The market is on Richmond Road in the parking lot of Pedal the Planet Bike Shop and FastSigns. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday.