Tidbits: Minton's is open and serving family favorites

swthompson@herald-leader.com,by sharon ThompsonSeptember 27, 2012 

Sharon Thompson

MARK CORNELISON | STAFF — mcornelison@herald-leader.com

Minton's at 760, now open at 760 North Limestone, has a menu that owner Ashley Minton calls "Southern with a twist."

Minton, who also owns Nova Gourmets Personal Chef and Events, said the restaurant will serve many recipes that are "my family's favorites that I have adapted."

Breakfast and lunch are served 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, and dinner is served from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Brunch is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

"For dinner we will be doing seasonal dishes," she said. "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."

Breakfast includes French toast, a 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 or go to Facebook.com/Mintonsat760.

Special events

Bourbon n' Toulouse, 829 Euclid Avenue, is teaming up with WKYT (Channel 27) and the Wells Fargo Foundation to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

On Friday, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Bourbon n' Toulouse will donate 25 percent of its sales to Team Pyddney, in honor of the late Pyddney Jones, who was a financial adviser with Wells Fargo, a school librarian at Breckenridge Elementary and a regional librarian for the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives. She died in June 2011. Wells Fargo will match the donations, up to $25,000.

The restaurant also will register anyone who would like to walk, run or "Sleep in for the Cure." Those who register for the race or donate $30 or more to Komen Lexington will receive a free Bourbon n' Toulouse T-shirt. Call (859) 335-0300.

Georgia's Kitchen Café, 900 North Broadway, is having a fall festival 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The menu features barbecued chicken, brats and burgers. There will be activities for children. Call (859) 252-6837.

Botanica, 6327 Old Richmond Road, will celebrate fall with its annual pumpkin harvest and craft fair. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. There will be activities for children and Kentucky Proud food vendors. Call (859) 806-9424.

Della's Diner, 124 North Upper Street, is celebrating its second anniversary on Monday. Owner Tom Morris will roll back to opening-day prices on Della's burger and fries, $5.75, and the plate lunch special, $6.50. Della's will be open until 6 p.m. Monday. Call (859) 281-1141.

■ The Great Pumpkin Festival at Happy Jack's Pumpkin Farm in Frankfort will be noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Chef Ouita Michel of the Holly Hill Inn in Midway will introduce her Taco Loco cart; Nat Henton of Woodford County will prepare prawns from his Big Shrimpin' harvest; and the Midway School Bakery will serve beignets and cookies. The farm is at 966 Hickman Road, Frankfort. Call (859) 695-7518.

Announcements

Old Kentucky Chocolates has a new item: sweet and spicy potato chips. They're seasoned with cracked pepper, jalapeño and salt and vinegar and covered with milk or dark chocolate. Locations are 450 Southland Drive, (859) 278-4444; Lansdowne Shoppes, 3385 Tates Creek Road, (859) 268-4711; and Lexington Center Shops, 410 West Vine Street, (859) 252-2639. Go to Oldkycandy.com.

Rossi's Restaurant, 1060 Chinoe Road, offers half-price bottles of wine Tuesdays with the purchase of dinner. Call (859) 335-8788 or go to Rossis-restaurant.com.

Ruth Hunt Candies will close its Woodhill store and open at 213 Walton Avenue just in time for holiday shopping. The store will continue to operate a post office from the new location, which is expected to open in November. Call (859) 268-1559 or go to Ruthhuntcandy.com. The factory is at 550 North Maysville Road in Mount Sterling. Call (859) 498-0676.

Farmers market report

Bluegrass Farmers' Market will have homegrown tomatoes, squash, eggplant, peppers, raspberries, sweet potatoes, green beans, eggs, herb seasoning, pumpkins, baked goods, mums and sunflowers. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at 3450 Richmond Road, in the Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs parking lot. Go to Localharvest.org/blog/29529.

Lexington Farmers Market has apples, pumpkins, gourds, winter squash, onions, radishes, greens, meats, breads, eggs and cheese. It's open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays in the Fifth Third Bank Pavilion on Cheapside; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays on Southland Drive; 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the corner of Maxwell Street and Broadway.

Sharon Thompson: (859) 231-3321. Twitter: @FlavorsofKY. Blog:flavorsofkentucky.bloginky.com

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