Sharon Thompson: New Kabab Corner specializes in hamburgers (just kidding)

swthompson@herald-leader.com,by sharon ThompsonFebruary 21, 2013 Updated 17 hours ago

Sharon Thompson

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

It's all about kebabs at Kabab Corner, but you also can satisfy your cravings for falafel, lavash, hummus and shawarma at the new spot in Hamburg.

The menu features a variety of chicken, beef and lamb kababs, as well as lamb and goat chops, and grilled tilapia, salmon and shrimp.

The restaurant offers a lunch special for $6.49. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 9 p.m. Saturday. Call (859) 263-4422.

Kabab Corner is at 2200 War Admiral Way, in the former Bajio Mexican Grill space, near Sportsman's Warehouse.

New products

■ Lewis Shuckman, owner of Shuckman's Fish Co. and Smokery in Louisville, has created two products to add to his lineup of smoked fish and caviar: salmon bratwurst and salmon breakfast sausage.

The company has been in business for 94 years, Shuckman said, and his father and grandfather used to make sausage.

"You see chicken sausage and turkey sausage, and salmon sausage has been around for years on the West Coast, Canada and Alaska," Shuckman said. He started playing around with the idea of making his own salmon sausage about a year ago and introduced it to the Louisville market four months ago.

It's available in Lexington at Good Foods Market and Café, 455 Southland Drive.

Shuckman will be cooking the salmon sausages from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Good Foods. Go to Kysmokedfish.com.

Holly Hill Inn in Midway has a new project for those who want to learn about — and sample — bourbons. Ouita Michel, chef/owner of Holly Hill Inn, said the mission of the 1785 Bourbon Society is to educate bourbon drinkers from novice to aficionado about topics such as palate training, mixology, food pairings and cooking with bourbon, as well as the spirit's fascinating history.

Tim Knittel, professional bourbon educator and former general manager of the culinary program at Woodford Reserve Distillery, will lead the 1785 Bourbon Society. Events will include tasting classes throughout the year, bourbon-themed dinners at Holly Hill Inn, presentations by distillers and field trips.

Membership is free. Email steve@hollyhillinn.com.

Members will receive notice of 1785 Bourbon Society events and classes via Proof Read, the society's periodic e-newsletter.

Holly Hill is at 426 North Winter Street. Call (859) 846-4732 or go to Hollyhillinn.com.

Events

■ Bluegrass Mystery Theatre will perform Mischief, Magic and Murder this weekend in Bardstown and Lexington.

On Saturday, the performance will be on My Old Kentucky Dinner Train. It leaves the station, at 602 North Third Street in Bardstown, at 5 p.m. Tickets are $99.95 and include a four-course meal. Call (866) 801-3463.

On Sunday, the troupe will perform at 6 p.m. at Parlay Social, 257 West Short Street. The cost is $29.95 for a three-course meal. Email parlay@parlaysocial.com for tickets.

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

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