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Gigi’s store offers cupcakes galore

It’s finally open: Gigi’s Cupcakes. The store at 2703 Richmond Road, next to ­Starbucks, makes such an array of cupcakes, you’ll be planning daily trips.
Ten to 12 flavors are ­offered each day. Friday’s choices include spumoni (cherry cake filled with chocolate ganache, with pistachio ­buttercream frosting), tiramisu (coffee- and Kahlúa-flavored cake filled with cream cheese, with coffee- and Kahlúa-flavored frosting), and “tiger tails” (yellow cake with raspberry filling, with ­buttercream frosting).
“Top hats” (devil’s food cake piled high with ­buttercream frosting and dipped in ­chocolate ganache) is one of the flavors each Thursday.
Cupcakes are $3 each, or $2.75 each by the dozen.
Gigi’s is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call (859) 269-4444or go to

Something Stinky
A new downtown Winchester restaurant could have been named Don’s Grill or Parsons’ Diner, but that wouldn’t have spoken to customers the same way that Stinky & Coco’s does.
Don Parsons chose to use the names of his cats for his diner at 1 North Main Street, at Main and Broadway.
Parsons, who managed ­restaurants in Chicago, ­followed a love to Winchester in 2008 and stayed. The spot is open 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Specialties include shrimp and grits, and scrambled omelets. Call (859) 744-8100.

Beer and food fest
Saul Good and Goose Island Beer are teaming up for a beer & food event. Lindsey Shafer from Goose Island will talk about the beer. The dinner, from 8 to 10 p.m. Jan. 27 is $30. Call (859) 273-4663.

Valentine’s at Varden’s
Varden’s Bistro, 509 Main Street in Paris, is celebrating Valentine’s Day with its first dinner in its new addition.
Executive Chef Matt ­Corbin’s menu features traditional Southern dishes combined with elements of continental cuisine. He buys Bourbon County beef and lamb, and seasonal ingredients from local vegetable producers.
The Valentine’s Eve dinner, 5 to 9 p.m. Feb. 13, is $50. Entrees for the four-course dinner include chicken and grit cakes, grilled filet mignon, pork roulade, and grilled scallops. Call (859) 987-4700 or go to

Tinker’s makes a move
Tinker’s Cake Shop has left the Nicholasville suburbs and moved to 317 West Maxwell Street, between Mill Street and Broadway in downtown ­Lexington. The new shop is open by appointment and ­specializes in wedding cakes and large party cakes. Call (859) 252-9636 or go to

Hanna’s helps Haiti
Beth Hanna, owner of Hanna’s on Lime, is helping the American Red Cross in its ­effort to help the people of Haiti. Hanna will donate 10 percent of the restaurant’s ­February receipts to the relief effort. This will include in-house dining and delivery, she said. Hanna’s is at 214 South Limestone. Call (859) 252-6264.

Spaghetti specials
The Julep Cup, 111 ­Woodland Avenue, is warming up customers with Monday night spaghetti dinner specials. There’s also live jazz from 8 to 10 p.m. Fridays in the lounge, and Ben Lacey and Bob Bryant will ­entertain Jan. 29. The kitchen closes at 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 p.m. ­Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday. Call (859) 226-0300 or go to

Sunday brunch at Max & Erma’s
Max & Erma’s, 1848 ­Alysheba Way in Hamburg Pavillion, is serving Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The menu includes omelettes, eggs Benedict and French toast. The restaurant’s winter hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call (859) 543-8111.

Orchid Flower’s happy hour
Orchid Flower, 3090 Old Todds Road, now has happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. ­Tuesday through Friday. ­Appetizers feature Indonesian-style chicken wings with homemade ­dipping sauces. Call (859) 543-1126 or go to

Silks Lounge: Brand new bar steeped in local history

Silks Lounge bar is new, but its home has a rich history.
Sandy Fields, owner of the Rosebud, has leased the building at 125 North Mill Street since 1996 for La Petite Rose and Scarlett Lounge. She bought it last summer, and the renovations are now complete.
The building dates to 1837, built by by French confectioner Monsieur Giron.
“Ballroom dancing lessons, cotillions and banquets were held on the second floor of the building,” Fields said. “Half of the building was demolished in the early 1900s and is the site of the Rosebud, but the Silks building is original and the oldest commercial building in Lexington, according to David McKnight of the Blue Grass Trust.
“We uncovered the original tin ceiling, magnificent columns, which originally led to an outside courtyard,” she said.
The Rosebud was named for Old Rosebud, the 1914 Derby winner.
“I felt Silks Lounge, and jockey memorabilia, would link the two bars even though Rosebud is a pub and Silks is fancy, upscale,” Fields said.
Silks is open 4 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. daily. Call (859) 254-1907.

Fine dining on the go
Restaurants in the Old Vine dining district will have a progressive dinner on Monday.
Cocktail hour will begin at 6:30 p.m. at The Julep Cup, 111 Woodland Avenue. Guests will walk to Annette’s, 431 Old Vine Street, for the main course and dinner wines, then have dessert and after-dinner wines at the Bistro at Wines on Vine, 400 Old Vine Street.
The Julep Cup will serve country ham and collard green pot stickers, and salmon croquettes. Annette’s will serve spring lamb with mint sauce, duck breast with Woodford Reserve cherry-rhubarb glaze, and battered shrimp on a grits cake. Dessert at the Bistro includes devil’s food chocolate cake with a caramel icing layer, topped with chocolate ganache.
Tickets are $95. Call (859) 296-6444 or go to

New menu at Jonathan
Jonathan at Gratz Park, 120 West Second Street, has a new menu for spring. It includes a deviled-egg trio (asparagus and chive, house-smoked salmon, country ham); grilled rack of lamb with house-made mint jelly and goat cheese-scalloped potatoes; black-eyed pea-crusted rainbow trout with wilted limestone Bibb lettuce; and King crab cornbread cakes served with arugula and roasted-corn aioli. Call (859) 252-4949 or go to

Spring brunch at Doodle’s
Doodle’s Breakfast and Lunch, 262 North Limestone, has new hours for its spring brunch, and new menu items fresh from the farmers market. Brunch hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Regular hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call (859) 317-8507 or go to

Easter eating
Easter Sunday is a huge day for eating out, so make reservations early. Here are places offering special menus.
■ Bayou Bluegrass Catering at The Red Mile will have a lavish buffet and egg hunt from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 12. The buffet will be open in the clubhouse from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., offering chef’s stations for waffles, breakfast, salads, entrees and desserts. The cost is $27.95 for adults and $13.50 for children ages 4 to 8. The egg hunt will be at 12:30 p.m. and is included in the price of the buffet; the egg hunt only is $5. Call (859) 233-0814 or go to
■ Istanbul Palace Turkish restaurant will serve brunch instead of its usual Sunday buffet on April 12. There will be roast leg of lamb, roast beef, chicken in cream, zucchini pancake and falafel. The price is $14.95. Call (859) 231-1792.
■ Jean Farris Winery is serving brunch Easter weekend. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 11 and noon to 3 p.m. April 12. An Easter egg hunt will take place in the vineyard for guests’ children at 1:30 p.m. both days. A three-course prix fixe menu with wine pairings is $45. Call (859) 263-9463.
■ Easter treats at Tinker’s Cake Shop include bunny-shaped cakes, cupcakes, petits fours, strawberry shortcake, Key lime cheesecake and coffee cakes. The deadline for Easter orders is Wednesday. Call (859) 224-0639. The bakery is at 109 Springdale Drive, in the Paddock Shops in Nicholasville.

Mutton and more, with sauce
Got a craving for barbecued mutton? J.J. McBrewster’s American Smokehouse, 3101 Clays Mill Road, serves Western Kentucky-style barbecue featuring locally raised meats from Bluegrass Goat and Lamb. Smoked meats include pork, salmon, chicken, turkey and beef. Owner ­Susan Mirkhan said the sauce recipe has been in her family for five generations. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call (859) 224-0040.

Seafood with a Thai touch
Thai Orchid Café, 1030 South Broadway, is offering a seafood ­special through Easter. Included are three-flavor shrimp, ginger-steamed salmon, butter and garlic shrimp, coconut curry shrimp. The dessert special, served Fridays and Saturdays, is mango and sweet sticky rice drizzled with coconut cream sauce. Call (859) 288-2170.

A sip of Patron
The Thoroughbred Shop, 2005 Versailles Road, will offer samples of Patron XO Café, a blend of ­tequila and coffee liqueur, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. Call (859) 254-0358.

Crawfish after the races
Furlongs Catering and Shades of the Bluegrass will have a crawfish boil after the races on Saturday. The party will be at Riptide on the River, 9079 Old Richmond Road. Call (859) 263-3286 or go to Steve ­Norman’s band will entertain.

Campbell’s goes Cajun
Campbell’s in Paris, 519 Main Street, offers a Cajun seafood ­special on its dinner menu Saturday. Call (859) 987-5164.

Farmers market at the show

The Lexington Farmers Market will be at this weekend’s Central Kentucky Home, Garden & Flower Show through Sunday. Market vendors will have spring greens, lettuces, organic meats, eggs, and cheese. The event will be at Rupp Arena and Heritage Hall.

Psst! Valentine’s Day is Saturday

Have plans yet? If not, you’d better get a move on. Luckily, Central Kentucky ­restaurants, a winery and bakeries are offering something special for the occasion.
Here are the deals:
■ Back Door Café at Athens ­Schoolhouse Antiques, 6270 Athens Walnut Hill Road. The café is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ­Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ­Sunday. Menu includes homemade soups, ­sandwiches and desserts. Call (859) 255-7309  or go to
■ Brown’s Bakery, 1397 West Main Street. Owner James Brown is making chocolate-covered strawberries, chocolate truffles, brownies, heart-shaped sugar ­cookies, mini cheesecakes and cupcakes. Gift packaging is available. Call (859) 225-8400 or go to
■ Campbell’s in Paris, 519 Main Street. A Valentine’s menu, served 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, includes roast quail, lobster tail, beef and shrimp, and prime rib. Prices range from $20.95 to $30.95. Call (859) 987-5164  or go to
■ Carino’s Italian, 2333 Sir Barton Way, (859) 264-1049; 135 Rojay Drive, (859) 245-0091; and 1303 U.S. 127 South in Frankfort, (502) 223-4401. A Valentine’s dinner for two for $29.99 will be offered through Sunday. Entrees include lasagna, spicy shrimp and chicken, and bow-tie festival. Go to
■ Durango’s Mexican restaurant, 2121 Richmond Road. Fajitas for two, $15.95, will be offered along with burritos for $7.75. Hours are 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Call (859) 268-0723.
■ Holly Hill Inn, 426 North Winter Street, Midway. Valentine’s Day is sold out, but the “aphrodisiac menu” is offered throughout February. Included are caviar, lobster and oysters. A sweetheart brunch will be served Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call (859) 846-4732 or go to
■ Jean Farris Winery, 6825 Old ­Richmond Road. The restaurant is booked for Saturday night, but the same prix fixe menu will be served Friday and Sunday nights. A brunch, with wine pairings, will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ­Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. Brunch is $45. Call (859) 263-9463  or go
■ Little Moon Bistro, 502 North Main Street, Nicholasville. Valentine menu will be served Friday and Saturday and features filet mignon, jumbo shrimp, and salmon and asparagus napoleon. Call (859) 881-8225.
■ Marrika’s, 411 Southland Drive. ­Valentine special on Saturday features ­paprika chicken in wine sauce for $11.95. Free strawberry shortcake with entrée. Call (859) 275-1925.
■ Mulligan’s 1804 Alexandria Drive. A prix fixe menu will be served, in addition to the regular menu, for $50 a couple. Entrées are seared lamb shanks or roasted quail. Call (859) 277-0071.
■ Natasha’s Bistro, 112 Esplanade. Seatings are at 6:45 and 9:30 p.m. Entertainment by Surprise Theater and Ellery. The cost is $75 a couple and $39 a person for the first seating, $44 a couple and $25 a person for second seating. Call (859) 259.2754 or go to
■ Thai Orchid Café, 1030 South Broadway. A four-course dinner for two is $34.95 and will be served from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Call (859) 288-2170 or go to
■ Thoroughbred Shop, 2005 ­Versailles Road. A Godiva chocolate liqueur tasting will be Friday. Call (859) 254-0358.
■ Tinker’s Cake Shop, 109 ­Springdale Drive, Nicholasville. The bakery has ­champagne truffles, chocolate-covered ­strawberries and heart-shaped sugar cookies. Call (859) 224-0639 or go to
2 all-you-can-eat eateries close
During an economic downturn, you’d think that all-you-can eat buffet restaurants would be among the most likely to do well. But two of Lexington’s buffet restaurants have closed.
Ryan’s Buffet, 701 Red Mile Road, and Fire ­Mountain Grill, 1973 Bryant Road, have been shuttered. The restaurants are owned by Buffets Holdings, which filed for Chapter 11 in January.
The Ryan’s location in ­Richmond, 2019 Colby Taylor, will remain open. Call (859) 625-1996 or go to

Price cut

The owners of ­Murray’s one of Lexington’s top ­restaurants, have decided to make the restaurant, 3955 ­Harrodsburg Road, more casual and less expensive.
“It’s the same quality, just lower prices,” co-owner Jennifer Murray said.
There are lower appetizer prices, and sandwiches are available in the dining room as well as the bar. The average entree now costs $16.95. Call (859) 219-9922 or go to

Say yes to dessert!

Here’s a great excuse to eat dessert this weekend.
Eight Lexington restaurants are participating in Dine United Week by committing to make a donation to United Way of the Bluegrass for every dessert they sell through Sunday.
The restaurants are Azur, 3070 ­Lakecrest Circle, Suite 550; Dudley’s, 380 South Mill Street; Giuseppe’s, 4456 Nicholasville Road; Jonathan at Gratz Park, 120 West Second Street; Malone’s, 3347 Tates Creek Road, 3735 Palomar Centre Drive and 1920 ­Pleasant Ridge Road; Rossi’s, 1060 Chinoe Road, No. 104; Saul Good, 3801 Mall Road; and The Summit, 1097 Duval Street.
To learn more about Dine United or the United Way, visit

Make some super Super Bowl plans
■ Jonathan at Gratz Park, which normally is closed on Super Bowl Sunday, for a private event, will be open for dinner from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Chef/owner Jonathan Lundy will offer a few specials along with the regular menu. The restaurant is at 120 West Second Street. Call (859) 252-4949 or go to
■ A popular Pittsburgh sandwich will be on the menu at Winchell’s Restaurant on Super Bowl Sunday. The chefs are ­serving their version of the famous ­Primanti ­Brothers sandwich, which, according to, is made with grilled Italian bread, ham, provolone cheese, coleslaw, tomato, a handful of warm French fries, and mayonnaise. Other menu items include the Roethlis-burger, served with Heinz sauce and named for Pittsburgh ­Steelers ­quarterback; and Anquan Boldin spicy Cardinal wings, named for the Arizona Cardinals receiver; carne asada tacos; and chili con queso.
Winchell’s is at 348 Southland Drive. Call (859) 278-9424 or go to
■ T.G.I. Friday’s restaurants have ­created two specialty drinks in honor of the ­Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals, the teams playing in Sunday’s Super Bowl. Arizona lemonade and Pittsburgh Punch will be served at the restaurants on Saturday, the night before the big game.
In Lexington, Friday’s can be found at 144 Rojay Drive and 1916 Pavilion Way. For more locations, visit
■ If you’d like a party tray to serve at your Super Bowl gathering, pick one up at J.D. Legends, 315 North Second Street, Nicholasville. The restaurant is offering fried green tomatoes, wings, potato skins, mozzarella sticks, and chicken tenders. ­Legends will be open until 7 p.m. Sunday. Call (859) 881-5665.

H’Artful of Fun picks its winners
The Living Arts and Science Center gives awards to restaurants and caterers who make outstanding desserts for its ­annual H’Artful of Fun fund-raiser. Here are the winners of this year’s event on Jan. 24.
Most artful table presentation: Seasons ­Catering’s yellow submarine and double decker bus ice sculpture.
Most artful palate: Valentine’s ice cream.
Most artful dessert: Banana cake Foster from Catering by Donna Potter.
Most artful cake: Tinker’s Cake Shop’s Beatles-themed dark chocolate champagne cake.
People’s Choice awards: Lundy’s ­strawberry shortcake, best non-chocolate dessert; Sugar Forest, best chocolate ­dessert; and a la lucie’s graham cracker, honey and chocolate dessert, best reason to skip dinner.

Everyday food and wine
Three Suns Bistro, 298 East Brannon Road in Brannon Crossing, is having a wine pairing dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The theme is weekday dinner, everyday wines with everyday foods. The menu includes broccoli and Cheddar soup with ­Coppola chardonnay, beef brisket with Dynamite ­cabernet sauvignon, and triple chocolate cake. The cost is $25. Call (859) 245-0048.

More places to do brunch
■ Cleveland’s at the Woodford Inn in Versailles now is open for Sunday brunch. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Chefs Ouita Michel and Jared Richardson will prepare the menu that includes Stone Cross Farm ham steak, biscuits and sausage gravy, pork chops, quiches of the day, and a big-plate breakfast. Cleveland’s is at 140 Park Street. Call (859) 879-6062. The restaurant is open daily serving lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 9 p.m.
■ Summit Restaurant, 1097 Duval Street, now is open for Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Menu items include eggs ­Benedict, omelets, roast chicken, grilled salmon, burgers, bacon and eggs. The ­dinner menu is available after 3 p.m.
Chris Nelson, owner of Chrisman Mill Winery, will host a Kentucky Proud wine dinner at Summit on Feb. 7. Five wines will be paired with five courses, along with a blackberry wine served with dessert. The cost is $59. Call (859) 271-1400.

Rolling out Barrel House’s vodka

Barrel House Distilling Co. of ­Lexington and The Thoroughbred Shop are ­introducing Pure Blue vodka from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. You can meet the ­owners of Barrel House and get your bottles signed. The Thoroughbred Shop is at 2005 ­Versailles Road. Call (859) 254-0358.

P.F. Chang’s celebrates a new year
P.F. Chang’s China Bistro at Fayette Mall is debuting new dishes for Chinese New Year. The newest additions are traditional egg rolls, mahi-mahi, sesame chicken and Cantonese style duck. Call (859) 271-1165 or go to

H’Artful of Fun to be Jan. 24

Last year Tinker’s Cake Shop won two awards --- Judges Award for Most Artful Dessert and the People’s Choice Award for Best Chocolate Dessert.

This cake was created by Martine's for last year's H'Artful of Fun.

The Living Arts & Science Center’s 19th annual H’Artful of Fun celebrates the center’s 40 years of creativity with homage to John Lennon and the Beatles.
The party will be from 7 to 11 a.m. Jan. 24 at Big Ass Fans’ new research facility, 2201 Jaggie Fox Way. Tickets are $50 in advance, $75 at the door. Call (859) 252-5222 or go to Tickets also are available at any Fifth Third Bank location in Lexington, or at Joseph Beth Booksellers.
Participating restaurants and caterers include Jonathan’s at Gratz Park, Portofino, Summit, Martine’s, DaRae and Friends, Holly Hill Inn, and Wallace Station. Eight Days a Week, a Beatles tribute band, will entertain. Auction items include an original work of art, jewelry and trips.

Farmers offer Valentine package
Three farmers’ market vendors are teaming up to create a Valentine package for your sweetheart.
The gift package includes lilies from Three Toads Farm in Winchester; a box of six truffles, date nut bread, and a strawberry/chocolate tart for two from Viburnum Valley, and heart-shaped Bluegrass Chevre from Susan Miller. Items are presented in a fruit crate and can be picked up at the Lexington Farmers Market at Victorian Square on Feb. 14. Cost is $80. Call (859) 312-1157 or go to

Cooking class at Varden’s in Paris
Varden’s in Paris, is having a cooking class at 6 p.m. Saturday. Steve Walton will teach a class on soups and stews including basic chicken broth, slow cooker burgoo, leek soup, beer potato soup, and sausage and shrimp soup. Cost is $20 a person, or $30 for two. Call (859) 987-4700 or go to

Beef Cook-Off searching for a winner
California wine country will be the site of the 28th National Beef Cook-Off in September. This year’s competition features three new recipe categories for home cooks.
Categories, featuring a “Sonoma-Style” theme, are:
■ Live well with fast and convenient grilled beef recipes. (Healthy and easy dishes for busy families.)
■ Teens cooking with beef. (Teen’s favorite family beef recipe that they prepare themselves at home.)
■ Lean beef in nutrient-rich one-dish meals. (Home cooks pair lean beef cuts with other nutrient-rich ingredients.)
Fifteen home cook finalists will be selected to compete for prizes totaling $70,000 on Sept. 23. One grand prize winner will receive $25,000, three category winners will each receive $10,000 and three runner-up winners will each receive $5,000 in cash prizes.
You can enter the cook-off online at or by postal mail to: National Beef Cook-Off Entries, ANCW, P.O. Box 3881, Englewood, Colo. 80155 by March 31. Mailed entries must be postmarked no later than March 31, and received on or before midnight April 7.

Interactive online game for children
The National Mango Board has an interactive online game that teaches children about mangos and the countries from which they originate. The new Jango geography game takes children on a journey through the Amazon, across oceans and up lush mountains as each activity imparts a bit of mango-inspired culture.
They’ll encounter Salvador the snake in Brazil, Peru Pete, Gail the Galapagos turtle; Haiti Hal, and Miguel the monkey. To play the Jango geography game visit

Halloween parties for dogs, kids, and adults

Central Kentucky restaurants and a bakery are gearing up for Halloween.

■ The Oct. 31 ­celebration at Buddy’s Bar and Grill is for the entire family. Dogs dressed in costumes will receive doggie treats from 6 to 7 p.m., and the kids’ party is 7 to 8 p.m. ­After 9 p.m., Lucille’s Lounge will have ­music in the bar and Halloween drink specials. Buddy’s is at 854 East High Street. Call (859) 335-1283 or go to

■ Tinker’s Cake Shop is offering ­pumpkin-shaped cookies and cakes, and spooky cupcakes for Halloween. Fall specials also include pumpkin cheesecake and butter pecan coffee cake. The deadline for orders is Tuesday. Call (859) 224-0639. Tinker’s is in The Paddock Shoppes, 109 Springdale Drive, Nicholasville.

■ DeSha’s Restaurant and Stone Castle Magic will present the Kentucky Magic ­Dinner Theatre on Friday and Saturday in the Victorian Room at deSha’s. Magician John Shore will perform a magic show during a three-course dinner featuring prime rib and grilled sugar-spiced salmon. Dessert will be a choice of Derby Pie or deSha’s bourbon bread ­pudding.

Seating begins at 6 p.m. with the show starting at 6:30. Tickets are $37.50 and are available at the Downtown Arts Center, (859) 225-0370 or DeSha’s is in Victorian Square at Main and Broadway. Parking is available in the ­Victorian Square garage.

Bombay Brazier fired up for lunch

The Indian restaurant Bombay Brazier, 102 West High Street, now is open for lunch. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call (859) 389-7107.

Among the newest and the best

Corbett’s An American Place in ­Louisville is included in Esquire magazine’s best new restaurants roundup in the ­November ­issue. Esquire writer John Mariani praises chef/owner Dean Corbett for the ­stylish ­restoration of the 150-year-old Von ­Allman mansion, and chef de cuisine Chris ­Howerton’s balance of locally informed and international flavor. An American Place is at 5050 Norton Healthcare Boulevard in Old Brownsboro Crossing. Call (502) 327-5058 or visit

For a good time platter, call O’Charley’s

If you’re planning a tailgate party, ­business meeting, holiday office party or family gathering, take a look at O’Charley’s good time platters.

The menu selections offer servings for six to 10 people and include appetizers, salads, sandwiches and whole pies. Each order includes plates, forks, napkins, sauces and O’Charley’s soft rolls.

Included are: dip sampler, $24.99; chicken O’tenders combo platter, $39.99; appetizer combo, $39.99; prime rib pasta, $49.99; baby back ribs, $59.99; chicken salad, $36.99; and club sandwiches, $26.99. Key lime pie and caramel pie are $14.99.

O’Charley’s restaurants are at 2270 ­Nicholasville Road, (859) 278-4164, and 2895 Richmond Road, (859) 266-8640.

Farmers market report

Bluegrass Farmers Market will have ­tomatoes, winter squash, sweet ­potatoes, eggplant, dried peppers and zinnia wreaths. The market is open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ­Saturday and 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday on ­Richmond Road, in the parking lot of Pedal the Planet and FastSigns.