There's no reason to whine about winter when you can enjoy the cold weather as you sip wine in Winchester on Thursday.
At the annual Wine About Winter event, downtown merchants will serve appetizers and wines from local vineyards — Lover's Leap, CCC Trail, Harkness Edwards, Rose Hill Farm, Generation Hill, Wildside, McIntyre's, Acres of Land and First Vineyard.
Merchants along Main and Court streets are participating. Hours are 5 to 8 p.m.
■ Super Bowl fans can watch the game at Rossi's Restaurant on Sunday and enjoy food and drink specials. The restaurant, at 1060 Chinoe Road, has three big-screen TVs in the bar, and there will be seating in the main dining room. Call (859) 335-8788 or go to Rossis-restaurant.com.
■ Winchell's, 348 Southland Drive, will serve San Francisco- and Baltimore-themed food specials Sunday for Super Bowl fans. Included are cioppino, crab cakes and soft-shell crab po' boys. Call (859) 278-9424.
■ If you have dinner or drinks at Sabío at Dudley Square before University of Kentucky basketball games, you can park free and walk to Rupp Arena.
Sabío's Detention Bar has some new things happening. On Sunday, it's service industry night; Monday, bourbon night and all-you-can-eat chicken "lollipops"; Tuesday, half-price bottles of selected wines; Wednesday, half-price house martinis; and Thursday, $4 margaritas.
Sabío is at 380 South Mill Street. Call (859) 368-9901 or go to Sabiodudleysquare.com.
■ Addie's at The Woodford Inn, 140 Park Street in Versailles, has a new mid-winter menu that includes pork chops with Dijon garlic sauce, barbecue bourbon burgers, shrimp and grits, and bourbon maple salmon. Call (859) 873-5600 or go to Thewoodfordinn.com.
■ The February menu for Greentree Tearoom reflects a Valentine's Day theme. It includes mushroom soup with sherry, a white chocolate scone with cherry curd, French radish tea sandwiches, and Amaretto bread pudding. Greentree is at 521 West Short Street. Call (859) 455-9660 or go to Greentreetearoom.com.
Valentine's Day dinners
■ The Dish, 438 South Ashland Avenue, will serve a four-course prix fixe menu for $50 on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14. A wine flight paired with each course is an additional $24. On Feb. 15 and 16, a three-course dinner is $42, with an optional wine flight for $21. Call (859) 317-8438 or go to Thedishlex.com.
■ Georgia's Kitchen, 900 North Broadway, serves only lunch during the winter but will open for dinner on Valentine's Day. The menu, prepared by Chef Patrick Wilhoit, will be served 4 to 9 p.m. and will include duck a l'orange balsamico, pan-seared sea bass and osso buco. Call (859) 252-6837 or go to Georgiaskitchen.com.
■ Jean Farris Winery & Bistro, 6825 Old Richmond Road, is accepting reservations for Valentine's Day; tables are assigned when reservations are made. A prix fixe menu will be served Feb. 14 to 17. Jean Farris has a new winter menu that includes braised lamb, truffle-crusted cod, lobster, quail and oysters. Call (859) 263-9463 or go to Jeanfarris.com.
■ Woodford Reserve Distillery is offering a lantern tour with its Valentine's dinner 5:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 14 and 15. The cost is $50. Entree choices are pan-seared sea scallops, pork mole poblano, and Stonecross pork belly braised in mole sauce. The distillery is at 7855 McCracken Pike in Versailles. Call (859) 879-1953 or go to Woodfordreserve.com.
Sharon Thompson: (859) 231-3321. Twitter: @FlavorsofKY. Blog:flavorsofkentucky.bloginky.com