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Restaurants and bakeries will help you prepare the holiday feast

Most restaurants in Lexington are closed on Thanksgiving Day, but there are a few places that are open. Some restaurants will cook the turkey, or the entire meal, for you to pick up the day before. Here are places to dine, or pick up take-out.
■ Jean Farris Winery & Bistro, 6825 Old Richmond Road, will serve a three- course dinner from noon to 7  p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Cost is $55 for adults, and $20 for children age 10 and under. Call (859) 263-9463 or go to

■Ted’s Montana Grill, 2304 Sir Barton Way, will serve a three-course meal on Thanksgiving Day. Cost is $25; children’s meals are $12. Call (859) 263-5228 or go to

Turkey and fixin’s to go
■ Lexington Farmers’ Market will have locally raised turkey and other ingredients for your Thanksgiving feast. The market is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Cheapside Park. Items include ham, potatoes, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, kale, and spinach. Go to
■ Bluegrass Baking Company, 3101 Clays Mill Road, has specialty breads for your holiday meals. Included are  cranberry-raisin, pumpkin-walnut, 7-grain breads; challah; fluffy white rolls; egg knots; and apple, pecan, choco-pecan, and pumpkin pies. The bakery will hold its 15th annual holiday open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 7. Call 859) 296-0581 or go to
■ Martine’s Pastries, 1039 Industry Road, is preparing desserts for holiday dinners and parties. Featured are pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin roll, gingerbread cookies, apple crumble, and a variety of pies. Call (859) 231-9110.
■ Smokin’ Hogg BBQ, 464 Wilson Avenue in Versailles, is accepting orders for smoked and deep fried turkey, and other meats. Deadline is Tuesday for orders that can be picked up on Wednesday. Call (859) 351-9701.
■ Furlong’s, 130 West Tiverton Way, is preparing fried turkeys and a variety of sides, including green bean casserole, jambalaya, and bread pudding with Chantilly cream. Call (859) 523-5200.
 Thanksgiving Eve parties
■ Merrick Inn, 74 Merrick Drive, will be open on Thanksgiving Eve for those who “like to hide from the relatives,” Jennifer Murray said. The Turkey Eve Bash begins at 6 p.m. with guest bartenders  Tommy Gandolfo and Danny “Sweet” Glass. Ladies Night features half priced wine and martinis. A free buffet opens at 10 p.m. Call (859) 269-5417 or go to
■ Horseshoes Kentucky Grill & Saloon, 1987 North Broadway, is having a Thanksgiving Eve jam from 6 to 11 p.m. Larry Williams & Friends will entertain. Bring a canned food item for God’s Pantry for admission. Call (859) 294-5164.
 Holiday events and specials
■ First Vineyard Winery, 5800 Sugar Creek Pike in Nicholasville,  is having a  Christmas in the Country Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 30. There will be more than 20 vendors and the winery will introduce its apple pie cider.  A silent auction will benefit the Jessamine County Adult Education Department.
■ Bd’s Mongolian Grill, 2309 Sir Barton Way,  celebrates the holiday season with new menu items and collector’s mugs.
Through Dec. 31, the menu will feature Hunters stew, bacon fried rice, and deep-fried Oreo cookies. Bd’s is selling 25-ounce  Fu Man Brew mug-stache collector’s mugs for $7.99 and when customers bring back their Fu Man Brew mug back to the restaurant, they can have it refilled with a draft beer or soft drink for $4.50.
Groups of six or more that book a holiday party will receive a 15 percent discount and $5 coupon. Call (859) 264-0686 or go to
■ Thai Orchid Café, 1030 South Broadway is celebrating Loi Krathong festival of lights from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday. The event benefits the University of Kentucky College of Design Thailand program.
The café now offers online ordering with car-side delivery. You can order at, park in a priority parking space in front of the café, and the order will be brought to your car. Call (859) 288-2170.
■ Greentree Tearoom, 521West Short Street, is opening on Tuesdays during December. The holiday menu includes tomato bisque, cramberry and white chocolate scone, and chicken Cordon Bleu. Luncheon tea is served at noon Tuesday through Saturday, and at 3 p.m. Saturday. Call (859) 455-9660 or go to
■ The Julep Cup, 111 Woodland Avenue, is offering half-price bottles of wine on Thursdays. Call (859) 226-0300 or go to
■ Weekend specials at The Grey Goose, 170 Jefferson Street,  include carbonara style pizza with an egg cream base, and shrimp and grits. Call (859) 233-1500 or go to

Jackson’s in Richmond has homey menu

When Sean Jackson of Richmond found out that the space where Opal’s Restaurant had been was for sale, he knew it would be an ideal spot for his own restaurant. After working for Outback Restaurant for 13 years, he has opened Jackson’s Restaurant at 203 South Third Street in Richmond.
He says he wanted to serve a homestyle menu, and the restaurant has a food bar of homey favorites that change daily. Offerings include country-fried steak, meatloaf, pork chops, catfish, fried chicken, chicken and dumplings, salmon patties, green beans, mashed potatoes, mixed greens, broccoli casserole, and macaroni and cheese. The cost for meat and three sides is $5.99.
The breakfast specialty, served all day, is the country breakfast, which includes eggs, pancakes, meat, potatoes, biscuit, gravy and apples, for $7.99. Burgers, sandwiches and salads also are on the menu. Desserts include chocolate, butterscotch and coconut cream pies, and homemade cakes.
Jackson’s is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Call (859) 623-2090.

Panda Express drive-through
■ Chinese restaurants are noted for their fast, hot food, but what’s even quicker is one with a drive-through lane. Panda Express, 2433 Nicholasville Road, at Dennis Drive, offers indoor dining as well as drive-through with a full menu. Specialties include kung pao chicken, string bean chicken breast, Beijing beef, Shanghai Angus steak, honey walnut shrimp, and eggplant tofu. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily. Call (859) 389-6761 or go to

Special events

Moveable Feast Lexington is having its annual “Cause for Pie” fund-raiser through Nov. 12. If you buy an apple, blueberry, cherry or pumpkin pie for the holidays ($20 frozen, $25 freshly baked), the proceeds will be used to deliver nutritious, home-cooked meals to critically ill people in Lexington. Pies can be picked up at the Moveable Feast office, 474 Silver Maple Way, on Nov. 20 and 21. Call (859) 252-2867.
■ Blue Grass Community Foundation and Smiley Pete Publishing are presenting the GoodGiving Guide Challenge, an online giving campaign to benefit 68 local non-profit groups. In conjunction with the program, West Sixth Brewing has created a special beer. “Pay it Forward Porter” will be offered during November at the brewery, 501 West Sixth Street. Call (859) 951-6006  or go to


Brontë Express coffee kiosk now is open at Joseph-Beth Booksellers at The Mall at Lexington Green. It offers freshly baked pastries, grab-and-go food and drink, and coffee and espresso drinks. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Call (859) 271-5330 or go to
■ Winners of the first International Chef Showcase are Jeremy Ashby, co-owner and executive chef of Azur Restaurant and Patio in Lexington, and his international chef partner for the competition, Petr Elias, executive chef of Hotel Villa in the Czech Republic.
Eight chefs representing Ireland, Italy, Argentina, Spain, France, Peru, Brazil and the Czech Republic were paired with eight chefs from the Bluegrass for the challenge at eight local restaurants.
Georgia’s Kitchen, 900 North Broadway, opened in February and has already expanded its dining room to add an additional 40 seats. Stop by for a look on Friday and be entertained by The Swells starting at 7 p.m. Call (859) 252-6837 or go to
Greentree Tearoom, 521 West Short Street, is serving a hearty menu for November. Included are: lobster bisque, sweet potato scone, chicken croquettes with basil mashed potatoes, citrus spice panna cotta, and brown sugar cupcakes with caramel frosting. Luncheon tea is served at noon Wednesday through Saturday. Call (859) 455-9660 or go to

New menus

■ Stone crabs from Florida have arrived at Lexington Seafood Co., 867 East High Street. “I have a great contact in Florida, and the stone crabs so far have been the best in a couple of years,” owner Mike Yessin said. Call (859) 266-8888 or go to
Ted’s Montana Grill, 2304 Sir Barton Way, has a new seasonal dessert: apple berry crisp. Featuring Granny Smith apples and a blend of strawberries, red raspberries, blackberries and blueberries, the dessert is baked in a caramel sauce, topped with a crispy oatmeal pecan crust, and served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Call (859) 263-5228 or go to

Farmers market report

Lexington Farmers Market will be open three days a week through November: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at South Broadway and Maxwell Street; and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at Fifth Third Bank Pavilion in Cheapside Park. Seasonal items include broccoli, cauliflower, rhubarb, potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, radishes, winter squash, pie pumpkins, kale, honey, cheese, tomato sauces, beef, chicken, lamb and turkeys. Go to

Nephew’s now in driver’s seat with Greek food truck

The late George Ouraniou served Greek specialties at community events.

The late George ­Ouraniou left his mark on Lexington by providing authentic Greek dishes to Central Kentuckians at a time when there were few ethnic restaurants in town. Ouraniou served his Greek specialties at many community events, and now his nephew Ilias Pappas is carrying on tradition by taking over Ouraniou’s mobile food-vendor business, the Athenian Grille.
The food truck will be at these ­locations through Oct. 26: 3454 ­Richmond Road, next to Glenn Auto Mall, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; and West Sixth Brewery, 501 West Sixth Street, 5 to 10 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The menu includes spinach pie, moussaka, Greek salad, hummus, baklava and gyros. Call (859) 351-1605  or go to


■ Julian Van Winkle III, president of Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery in ­Frankfort, will join chef Jonathan Lundy for a special dinner Thursday at ­Jonathan at Gratz Park for the third year in a row. The restaurant, 120 West Second Street, will be closed for normal service, and there are limited ­reservations available for the dinner.
The five-course menu will ­complement whiskeys that will not ­arrive in retail stores until later this year. Included are Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year 107 Proof and Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20 year. Cocktails start at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner seating at 7. The cost is $120. Call (859) 252-4949.
■ The menu for Saturday’s Dinner Night at the Greek Orthodox Church will feature specialties from Romania. Vlad Radulescu, a Lexington physician, will prepare the dinner, and wines will be provided by River Bend Winery. Hours are 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The menu includes roasted pork, sauerkraut rolls and Romanian beef sausages. The church is at 920 Tates Creek Road. Go to
Lover’s Leap Vineyards & Winery, 1180 Lanes Mill Road, Lawrenceburg, will hold its first fall fling from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. There will be live music from 1 to 3 p.m., and food will be  provided by Talk of the Town in ­Lawrenceburg. Proceeds go to the Anderson Humane Society. Call (502) 839-1299 or go to
■ The South Limestone Association of Merchants is having a Rally Time block party Friday for the University of ­Kentucky homecoming. Businesses along the street will have special deals. Kennedy Book Store will hand out free UK ­basketball calendars until 6 p.m. and Pazzo’s Pizza Pub will have half-price ­appetizers from 4 to 7 p.m. Tin Roof, Local Taco and Two Keys also are participating.


■ Holiday flavors have returned to Graeter’s. The ice cream shop at 836 Euclid Avenue is scooping cinnamon, pumpkin, eggnog and peppermint stick through December.  Call (859) 253-6741 or go to
Ted’s Montana Grill has given its Web site,, a new look that includes several new features, including direct e-gift card purchase. Go to ­
for a chance to win gift cards for ­complimentary menu items through Dec. 31. Ted’s is at 2304 Sir Barton Way. Call (859) 263-5228.
Old Chicago, 1924 Pavilion Way, is having a Halloween mini tour ­featuring eight seasonal beers, ­including ­Woodchuck seasonal cider, Blue Moon harvest pumpkin ale, Widmer ­Brothers Pitch Black IPA and New Castle ­Werewolf. Call (859) 977-4640  or go to
Saul Good Restaurant & Pub and founder Rob Perez have received ­national recognition in the trade ­publication Nation’s Restaurant News. You can read how the sports-bar concept appeals to female consumers at

Farmers market report

■ Myka Smith-Jackson, a winner of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge sponsored by Epicurious and Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative, will be at Lexington Farmers Market on Saturday. She will partner with Alex Jenkins, chef at Good Foods Market and Café, to use fresh market ingredients to prepare her winning recipe for perfect curry chicken wraps. The wraps may be sampled from 9 to 11 a.m. at Fifth Third Bank Pavilion in Cheapside Park. Go to
Bluegrass Farmers  Market will have tomatoes, winter squash, eggplant, peppers, beer cheese, baked goods, soup bean mix, greens, sweet potatoes, eggs, herb seasoning, jams and pumpkins. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at 3450 Richmond Road, in the parking lot  of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs. Go to


First Watch now open on Richmond Road

Lexington has plenty of places to grab lunch, but when it comes to breakfast, there aren’t as many choices. First Watch, a breakfast, brunch, and lunch café, now is open at 3071 Richmond Road, in the Kroger shopping plaza.
The menu offers pancakes, omelets, salads, and sandwiches, and specialties include Chickichanga healthy turkey omelet, and fresh fruit crepes. The restaurant is open from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. Call (859) 899-3447 or go to


■ The annual Moon Festival Celebration will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the Moondance Amphitheater in the Beaumont Centre Circle. The event, sponsored by the Kentucky Chinese American Association and the Beaumont Centre Family YMCA, will feature live entertainment and a “Best fresh moon cakes” contest. At 2 p.m., there will be children’s activities at the Beaumont YMCA, including lantern making. Go to for a schedule.
Ted’s Montana Grill, 2304 Sir Barton Way, is continuing its 10th anniversary celebration and raising funds to support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. Guests who donate $5 or more while dining Sunday through Sept. 22, will receive a certificate good for $5 off a future purchase of $20 or more. Call (859) 263-5228 or go to

Jonathan at Gratz Park, 120 West Second Street, is having a Grgich Hills wine dinner on Wednesday. The five-course dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $75. Call (859) 252-4949. Seating is limited for this event.
Stella’s Kentucky Deli, 143 Jefferson Street, continues its Dining for a Cause events on Thursdays. Each week a different non-profit organization receives the proceeds. Here’s the line-up: Broke Spoke, Thursday; Maxwell Legal Clinic, Sept. 27; Community Farm Alliance, Oct. 4; and Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, Oct. 11. Call (859) 255-3354 or go to
Wilson Farms will harvest shrimp at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sept. 22. Ponds are in Lancaster on Ky. 1150. Look for signs. The cost is $8 a pound. Bring ice and a cooler to transport the fresh shrimp. Call (859) 339-1802 or (859) 792-1443.
Midway School Bakery, 510 South Winter Street in Midway, is preparing a traditional honey cake in honor of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Honey cakes are made with local honey from Midway, Weisenberger Mill flours, and spiced with cinnamon and applesauce. Cakes will be available Saturday through Sept. 25, the beginning of Yom Kippur. Cost is $8.95. Call (859) 846-4336.
The bakery will have caramel apple funnel cakes, and apple cider glazed cake donuts during Midway’s Fall Festival on Saturday and Sunday.

New menus

■ Leonardo Capezzuto, owner of Casanova Italian Restaurant, 855 South Broadway, has returned from a summer trip to Italy with new recipes for his menu. Included are manicotti Bolognese, penne with ricotta pesto, and lamb osso buco in ragu’ sauce. Call (859) 309-3313.
Nick Ryan’s Saloon, 157 Jefferson Street, has added new items to its Saturday brunch menu. Included are lemon ricotta pancakes and breakfast bread pudding. Call (859) 233-7900 or go to
Detroit Coney Island, 1301 Winchester Road, in Eastland Shopping Center, has added three Greek sandwiches to its menu. The restaurant has changed its hours and now is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call (859) 280-9138.

Farmers market report

Bluegrass Farmers’ Market will have green beans, tomatoes, squash, eggplant, peppers, raspberries, watermelons, bok choy, nappa cabbage, kale, and pumpkins.
Locations and hours are: 3450 Richmond Road, in the Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs parking lot, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday; and 730 Millpond Road, in the parking lot of the Willow Oak Pool, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Go to

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
■ 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
■ 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 The winery us at 855 Drennon Road in New Castle.


■ 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
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
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
■ 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

Pub owner grows produce that’s on the menu

Seasonal vegetables served at Bluegrass Pizza & Pub in Danville are ­guaranteed fresh from the farm. Owner Colin Masters is starting an organic farm that will supply fresh produce to the restaurant at 235 West Main Street.
Thorny Meadow Farm on Bluegill Lane has been certified by Kentucky Proud. The pub serves specialty pizzas such as pesto chicken and ­Mediterranean, bread sticks, salads, and craft micro brews from across the United States. Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Monday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Call (859) 236-7737 or go to


Addie’s at The Woodford Inn, 140 Park Street in Versailles, has new weekly specials on its menu: Monday, 2-for-1 margaritas; Tuesday, kids eat free; Wednesday, Italian; Thursday, fried chicken; Friday, fish fry; and Saturday, surf and turf. Call (859) 948-3974.
Hunter Macey, assistant sous chef at Addie’s, will be a guest chef at the Mountain Mushroom Festival on ­Saturday in downtown Irvine. Macey will cook fresh morels at the ­mushroom tent. Macey is a graduate of ­Sullivan University and has worked at ­Smashburger and Dudley’s Restaurant.
Caramanda’s Bake Shoppe has a new flavor of cupcake. The peanut ­butter and jelly cupcake is white cake with strawberry buttercream filling; it’s topped with a swirl of peanut ­butter buttercream icing, and a dollop of strawberry jam. Call (859) 278-7172. Caramanda’s is at 332 Southland Drive, 3805 Dylan Place (off Boston Road), and a kiosk in Fayette Mall.
■ Beginning Monday, The Pub, 3750 Mall Road, is offering a limited “Pub lunch deal” menu that offers smaller portions and value items. Included are grilled chicken sandwich, pint-size fish and chips, smoked gouda and chicken rigatoni, and pot roast sliders. The lunch deal is available 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call (859) 971-2748.
The Julep Cup, 111 Woodland Avenue, is serving lobster tostada with avocado, chile-rubbed prime rib, and lamb fries as specials this weekend. ­Entertaining will be Johnny Roy and The Rubtones on Friday, Paul and Yoonie on Saturday, and John Hedger on lute and guitar during Sunday brunch. Call (859) 226-0300.

Special events

Winchell’s, 348 Southland Drive, is celebrating the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo on May 5. Specials include posole stew, carne asada tacos, chicken enchiladas, and tres leches cake. Call (859) 278-9424.
Tony Roma’s is observing its 40th anniversary. The first Tony Roma’s opened in 1972 in North Miami, Fla., and now there are 170 locations worldwide, with one in Lexington at The Mall at Lexington Green. Guests may enter to win a house party for 30 at through July 3.
The anniversary celebration, May 9 to June 26, will feature a ­combination dish of ribs, filet medallions and shrimp; shrimp scampi pasta; and tuxedo cake. Call (859) 272-7526.


Ted’s Montana Grill has been
named “best gluten-free restaurant chain” in the 2012
Gluten-Free ­Readers’ Choice Awards. readers nominated and ­voted on their favorite gluten-free ­products and options. Ted’s introduced its gluten-free menu in 2005 and added a gluten-free salt-and-pepper trout entrée this spring. Ted’s in Lexington is at 2304 Sir Barton Way. Call (859) 263-5228 or go to ­

Farmers market report

Bluegrass Farmers Market will have strawberries, asparagus, lettuce, eggs, green tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, kale, jams, herb seasoning, bedding and herb and vegetable plants The market is at 3450 Richmond Road, in the parking lot of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs.  Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Go to
Lexington Farmers Market is open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Cheapside Park; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday on Southland Drive. The Tuesday and Thursday market at Maxwell Street and South Broadway opens Tuesday. Go to
Winchester-Clark County ­Farmers Market is in a new spot: 217 South Main Street in the parking lot next to Bluegrass Heritage Museum, across from St. Joseph Catholic Church. Hours are 8 a.m. to noon Saturday and 3 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

A few restaurants will be open Thanksgiving Day

Ted's Montana Grill will serve turkey on Thanksgiving day.

It’s less than a week until ­Thanksgiving, and if you’re planning to eat at a restaurant, it’s time to make ­reservations. Here are some places to call. All meals are Thursday unless otherwise noted.

Bayou Bluegrass Catering will serve a buffet in The Red Mile Clubhouse, 1200 Red Mile Road, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $27.95 adults, $22.95 ages 65 and older, and $14.50 ages 3 to 8. Call (859) 233-0814.

Cheapside Bar & Grill, 131 Cheapside, will be open Thanksgiving night from 6 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., serving food until 10 p.m. Call (859) 254-0046.

Country Cookin’ by George, 1801 Alexandria Drive, will have turkey and dressing, roast beef, barbecue ribs and baked ham on its buffet. Call (859) 276-0001

Good Foods Market & Café, 455 Southland Drive, will serve a buffet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m that features bourbon-brined all-natural turkey, roasted turkey breast with confit of leg and thigh, Quorn roast and Tofurky. The cost is $7.99 a pound. Call (859) 278-1813 or go to

■ The Kentucky State Resort Parks will serve a holiday buffet from noon to 8 p.m. The cost is $17.95 for adults, and $7.95 for ages 6 to 12. Go to

Ted’s Montana Grill, 2304 Sir Barton Way, will serve a three-course classic turkey meal from noon to 6 p.m. Call (859) 263-5228.

Wingspan Gallery, 191 Jefferson Street, will have two seatings, at 2 and 5 p.m. The cost is $40, and the ­reservations deadline is Monday. Call (859) 225-5765 or go to

Takeout holiday foods

Brown’s Bakery, 1226 Versailles Road, is making holiday pies and cakes. Pies include sweet potato, transparent, butterscotch, chocolate meringue and fruit. Cake flavors include Italian cream, German chocolate and carrot. Call (859) 225-8400 to place an order.

Brown’s is celebrating its fifth ­anniversary this month and is having its annual cupcake buffet from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday. You may sample 20 cupcakes for $10. The cupcake challenge starts at 4:30 p.m. The current record is 14, and the prize is $50.

■ Underdogs Bar & Grill, 805 North Broadway, has smoked turkeys for $45. If you would like to buy a turkey at the market, Underdogs will smoke it for $20. Call (859) 281-1116. The deadline to order is Monday.

Wallace Station, 3854 Old Frankfort Pike in Woodford County, has a take-out Thanksgiving dinner that includes roasted turkey breast, old-fashioned dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, creamy spinach casserole, cranberry ­relish, rolls, and pecan or pumpkin pie; it’s $24.95 a person. Orders may be picked up between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesday. The deadline for ordering is 4 p.m. Sunday. Call (859) 846-5161 or go to

Wednesday’s dinner at Wallace ­Station will feature roasted ­turkey, mashed ­potatoes, gravy, stuffing, ­cranberry relish and vegetables for $14.95.

Holiday parties

The Fifth Street Café at Fifth and Vimont streets in the Millersburg Coal and Lumber Co. building in ­Millersburg, is available for holiday events. Call (859) 473-0552 or go to

Rossi’s Restaurant, 1060 Chinoe Road, is accepting reservations for ­holiday parties in its private dining room. Call (859) 335-8788 or go to

Farmers market report

Lexington Farmers Market has goods for a local Thanksgiving feast: Heritage turkeys, beef, chicken, pie pumpkins, greens and assorted lettuces, fall squash, potatoes and sweet potatoes, cabbage, beets, turnips, onions, cheeses, honey, apples, eggs, breads, jams, jellies, herbs, dairy-free pumpkin sorbet and freshly prepared crepes from La Petite Creperie.

The Saturday market will be open through Nov. 26, then move into ­Victorian Square for the winter. The Tuesday will be open next week, and the Thursday market is closed.