Sharon Thompson: First Watch opens its second café in Lexington

swthompson@herald-leader.comAugust 29, 2013 

Sharon Thompson


First Watch Daytime Café has opened its second Lexington restaurant, at 1080 South Broadway, in the former Atlanta Bread Co. space. Specializing in breakfast, brunch and lunch, the menu features pancakes, omelets, salads, sandwiches and crepes.

The First Watch chain, based in University Park, Fla., opened its first Lexington restaurant in September at 3071 Richmond Road. The chain had been in Cincinnati for years but is expanding into Kentucky.

Hours are 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. Go to


Cattleman's Roadhouse is open in Mount Sterling, at 304 Silver Lake Drive, off Interstate 64 Exit 110.

Cattleman's Roadhouse is a locally owned, Kentucky Proud company with restaurants in Frankfort, Shelbyville, Louisville and Shepherdsville. The restaurant serves Creekstone Farms premium black Angus beef from Kansas; the company is originally from Campbellsburg. Also on the menu are grilled chicken, country fried steak, grilled salmon and an unlimited salad bar.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Call (859) 520-3021 or go to

New menu

Greentree Tearoom's September menu features carrot and ginger soup, apple-walnut scone, artichoke and Swiss quiche, herbed tomatoes in phyllo cups, Italian chicken salad, cucumber-shrimp tea sandwiches, chocolate-dipped apricots, and bananas Foster Pettit. Greentree is at 521 West Short Street. Call (859) 455-9660 or go to

Special events

Grimes Mill Winery is celebrating the dog days of summer Saturday. Guests may bring their "friendly/well-behaved dogs" to the event, 1 to 4 p.m.. The winery is at 6707 Grimes Mill Road. Call (859) 543-9691 or go to


■ Edward J. Valente, executive chef at The Club at Spindletop Hall, might have a clue to America's next food trend. His recipe for country ham and pimento cheese arancini with roasted red pepper aioli is a finalist in the Next Top Product contest sponsored by US Foods. Arancini is a breaded and fried rice ball originating in Sicily.

Valente will move on to the next round of judging, a head-to-head cook-off at the World Food Championships in Las Vegas, if his recipe is one of the top eight vote-getters on the US Foods website. Go to to vote; his recipe is listed under the Midwest region.

Bakery Blessings & Bookstore @ the Bar, 1999 Harrodsburg Road, opens at 10 a.m. Saturdays serving fresh, from-scratch yeast, glazed doughnuts. To order one or more dozen, call (859) 554-6044 by Thursday.

Farmers market report

Bluegrass Farmers Market is celebrating back-to-school day Saturday. A limited supply of lunch tote bags will be given away at each market, at 3450 Richmond Road and in Stonewall Center, 3101 Clays Mill Road. Farmers will have corn, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, green beans, potatoes, peppers, melons, berries, lamb, goat, chicken, beef, pork, baked goods, herb seasoning, pimento and beer cheese, jams, wine, and eggs. Go to

Winchester/Clark County Farmers Market is open 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday on Depot Street. Farmers will have mild and hot peppers, squash, corn, beans, watermelon, berries and apples. Prepared foods including fried pies, fresh breads and sweet rolls are available Saturday.

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

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