Sharon Thompson: Valentine's Day restaurant specials

swthompson@herald-leader.com,by sharon ThompsonFebruary 14, 2013 

Sharon Thompson

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

Valentine's Day is upon us. If you haven't made reservations, here are some local places doing special events or meals for the holiday.

Celebrations will be Feb. 14, unless otherwise noted.

Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant at Fayette Mall, 3395 Nicholasville Road. Valentine specials will run Feb. 14 to 17. Included are fajitas for two and dessert for $29.99; and a prime rib special. (859) 971-0922. Abuelos.com.

Addie's at The Woodford Inn, 140 Park Street, Versailles. Seatings are at 6 and 8 p.m. A four-course meal for two, with wine, is $90. (859) 873-5600. Thewoodfordinn.com.

Alfalfa, 141 East Main Street. Valentine's Day dinner will be served from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 14 and 15. A vegan entree is available. (859) 253-0014.

The Café at Barnes and Noble, 1932 Pavilion Way. On Wednesday and Thursday, the café will have specially wrapped Cheesecake Factory cupcakes and cheesecakes for two. (859) 543-8148. Barnesandnoble.com.

Casanova, 855 South Broadway. A three-course menu is $45. (859) 309-3313. Casanovaky.com.

Equus Run Winery, 1280 Moores Mill Road, Midway. Kisses and Calories: A Chocoholic Affair will be noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. The Tim Talbert Trio will entertain from 1 to 3 p.m. The cost is $5. (859) 846-9463. Equusrunvineyards.com.

Minton's 760, 760 North Limestone. Seatings will be at 5:30, 7 and 8:30 p.m. Feb. 14 and 15. (859) 948-1874. Mintonsat760.com.

Soundbar, 208 South Limestone. Soundbar's A Red Affair on Feb. 14 will benefit AVOL (AIDS Volunteers Inc.). (859) 523-6338. Soundbarlex.com.

Stella's Kentucky Deli, 143 Jefferson Street. A four-course meal will be $35 with seatings at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Vegetarian options available. (859) 255-3354. Stellaskentuckydeli.com.

Thai Orchid Café, 1030 South Broadway. A Thai tapas feast for two is $45 and will be served from 5 to 9:30 p.m. (859) 288-2170. Thaiorchidcafe.net.

Winchell's, 348 Southland Drive. Pan-seared scallops and beef tenderloin tips with crabmeat will be served. (859) 278-9424. Winchellsrestaurant.com.

Rodney's on Broadway, 222 North Broadway, Georgetown, will serve its four-course sweetheart special on Friday. Seatings are at 5, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Entrees are chicken Veronique, filet mignon and sea bass wrapped in phyllo. Call (502) 868-7637.

Azur Restaurant, 3070 Lakecrest Circle in Beaumont Centre, will offer its Valentine's Day special Friday and Saturday. The prix fixe four-course dinner is $70. Entrees include Alaskan halibut, braised short ribs, goat cheese ravioli and grilled half lobster. Call (859) 296-1007.

Openings

Construction is almost complete on the new Logan's Roadhouse, which will open in Frankfort at 141 Bizzack Boulevard. Logan's, known for its grilled steaks, made-from-scratch yeast rolls and buckets of in-shell peanuts, is expected to open in March. Go to Logansroadhouse.com.

Fish for Lent

Detroit Coney Island is the place to go for a huge fish sandwich during Lent, which continues through March 30. The restaurant is at 1301 Winchester Road in Eastland Shopping Center. Call (859) 280-9138 or go to Detroitconeyisland.com. Carry-out is available.

Back Yard Burgers is adding a fish sandwich to its menu for Lent; it will be available through March 31. It's a crunchy tortilla-crusted tilapia fillet topped with a blackened Creole mayonnaise and served on a toasted roll. Go to Backyardburgers.com. Lexington locations are 1816 Alysheba Way, (859) 543-0806; and 397 Waller Avenue, (859) 226-0115.

Special events

Panagia Pantovasilissa Greek Orthodox Church, 920 Tates Creek Road, will have its Greek dinner night from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday featuring the cuisine of the island nation of Cyprus. The menu includes lamb stew with seasonal vegetables and rice, roast pork with bulgur wheat, spicy stuffed eggplant, avgolemono soup with orzo, Cypriot salad, baked peas and tomatoes, and honey cakes. Call (859) 266-1921 or go to Greekdinner.com. Proceeds go to the new church building fund.

Della's Diner, 124 North Upper Street, will open at 5 p.m. Friday for Gallery Hop. Specials include a blue cheese burger with grilled onions; chili; and Della's Deal, a quarter-pound burger, fries and soft drink for $7. Della's will close at 9 p.m. and reopen at 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday for the late-night crowd. Call (859) 281-1141.

■ National Margarita Day is Feb. 22, and Abuelo's Mexican restaurants are celebrating. Ten handcrafted margaritas will be offered for $5.95. The Lexington location of Abuelo's is at Fayette Mall, 3395 Nicholasville Road. Call (859) 971-0922 or go to Abuelos.com.

New location

Marco's Pizza has opened a new location: 134 Bellerive Plaza in Nicholasville. The first Central Kentucky location is at 115 North Locust Hill Drive. Call (859) 269-9999 or go to Marcos.com.

New menus

Denny's Restaurant is celebrating its 60th anniversary with new menu items and a new coffee blend. The skillet meals menu, available for a limited time, features three-course dinners starting at $8.99. Locations are 1880 Newtown Pike, (859) 233-1874; and 1949 Nicholasville Road, (859) 277-7150.

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

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