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Doughby’s on S. Broadway has calzones and crepes

Before students return to fall classes at the University of Kentucky, you might want to check out Doughby’s Calzones, Crepes & More, 561 South Broadway. Doughby’s serves 50 calzones, 26 crepes, wings, salads, and ice cream.

Calzones (chicken, pork, veggie, steak, and breakfast) are $6.85. Crepes (savory, veggie, and breakfast) are $6. Sweet crepes range from $3.50 (Nutella) to $5.75 (apples, strawberries, blueberries, bananas, vanilla cream). Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 4 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday. Call (859) 523-0202  or go to   Limited delivery is available.


The Village Idiot, 307 West Short Street, will celebrate its one year anniversary, through Sunday, by offering retired menu items from previous seasons. Cheesy poofs, roast beast, baked brie, the Angry Bird, and the black and blue salad will be on the menu. A new summer menu will be launched on Monday. Dinner is served at 5 p.m. daily, and weekend brunch at 11 a.m. Call (859) 252-0099  or go to

Akielo Temple No 128 Daughters of the Nile will hold its annual corn boil from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Oleika Shrine Temple, 326 Southland Drive. Cost is $8. Menu includes fresh corn on the cob, green beans, cole slaw, ham, corn bread, and dessert.


The weekend specials at The Grey Goose, 170 Jefferson Street, include Hawaiian pizza with pulled pork BBQ and pineapple, and honey ginger mahi-mahi with stir-fried peppers, sugar snap peas and shiitake mushrooms. Call (859) 233-1500.

Farmers market report

Bluegrass Farmers’ Market will have corn, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, green beans, potatoes, peppers, melons, lamb, goat, chicken, beef, pork, baked goods, herb seasoning, beer cheese, jams and eggs. Go to

Winchester/Clark County Farmers Market will have Freestone peaches, blackberries, apples, and melons. Heirloom tomatoes include green zebra and Cherokee purple. Bean varieties include white half runners, greasy grits, blue lake, and Italian flat beans. Crafted items include All Star barbecue sauce and beef jerky; Firepit salsa; hand dyed wool; handmade jewelry; goats milk soap, shampoo, and lotions; Kentucky blended coffee; and baked goods. Hours are 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Would you like a blindfold with your menu?

Have you ever thought you were in the dark about  Lexington’s dining scene? At Natasha’s Bistro & Bar you literally could be.
Natasha’s Bistro & Bar, 112 Esplanade, will serve guests a Kentucky Proud menu to eat in complete darkness. It’s designed for the senses of smell, taste, sound, and texture. Participants will remove their blindfolds after each course.
Natasha’s owner Gene Williams quotes Miami chef Adrianne Calvo about the concept of dining in the dark: “The concept of ‘Dark Dining,’ which enjoyed significant popularity throughout Europe for several years before its introduction in various major cities throughout the United States, has been defined as a sensory overload that maximizes flavor by suppressing vision, creating the ultimate in dining experience.” The dinner will be at 6 p.m. Monday. Tickets are $49. Call (859) 259-2754  or go to

Special events

Bistro La Belle Market and Cafe will join other downtown Midway merchants in supporting The Homeplace in Midway and its “Voices in Cloth” quilt show on Saturday.
Bistro La Belle will serve Laura’s white bean soup and Weisenberger Mills cornbread from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The meal is free, but the café will accept donations for The Homeplace. The regular menu will be available. Bistro La Belle is at 119 East Main Street. The quilt show will be at 128 East Main Street. Call (859) 846-4233 or go to
Woodford Reserve Distillery serves a holiday buffet on Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 22. Chef-in-residence Ouita Michel and her culinary team have created a menu of Kentucky favorites and seasonal specialties. Distillery tours are offered before dinner. Seatings are at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Cost is $50. The Distillery is at 7855 McCracken Pike, Versailles. Call (859) 879-1812 or go to
■ On Monday, you can help Baby Health Service by dining at Nick Ryan’s. The restaurant’s “Monday Matters” program donates a portion of the day’s proceeds to charities. Baby Health provides free quality health care to children without insurance. Call (859) 233-7900 or go to
■ When you make a donation to your favorite charity through and you could win a catered dinner for eight.  Mulberry & Lime, a gift/home furnishings shop in the historic Matthew Kennedy house at 216 North Limestone, will be the site for the dinner that will be prepared by Dupree Catering. Wine will be provided by Wines on Vine.

New menus

The Village Idiot, 307 West Short Street, has a new winter menu.  Chefs Andrew Suthers and Wyatt Sarbacker have put their personal touches on classic cold weather comfort food. Included are ham hock ragout with Lexington Pasta’s spinach gnocchi and pork belly en croute with pickled onion and whole grain mustard.
On Monday, the restaurant will serve a prix fixe dinner featuring seasonal dishes to compliment selections from Schlafly Beer and wines from Vanguard. The dinner will include a reception of hors d’oeuvres and three courses each paired with wine and beer. Cost is $49. Call (859) 252-0099 or go to
Casanova Italian Restaurant, 855 South Broadway, has some new menu items. Included are bronzini acqua pazza, (a fish owner Leo  Capezzuto imports from the Mediterranean Sea), Neapolitan traditional sausages with rapini, and spaghetti aglio olio scampi. Casanova is accepting reservations for Christmas parties. Call (859) 309-3313 or go to