Sharon Thompson: Add these to your Thanksgiving meal options

swthompson@herald-leader.comNovember 21, 2013 

Sharon Thompson


Most restaurants in Lexington will be closed Thursday for Thanksgiving Day, but there are a few places that will be open. Some restaurants will cook the turkey, or the entire meal, for you to pick up the day before. Here are places to dine, or pick up take-out.


â–  Jean Farris Winery & Bistro,6825 Old Richmond Road, will serve a three-course dinner from noon to 7 p.m. The cost is $55 for adults, $20 for ages age 10 and younger. Call (859) 263-9463 or go to

â–  Le Deauville French Bistro, 199 North Limestone, will serve a traditional dinner from noon to 6 p.m. Call (859) 246-0999 or go to


â–  Lexington Farmers' Market will have locally raised turkey and other ingredients. The market is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Cheapside Park. Items include ham, potatoes, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, kale, and spinach. Go to

â–  Furlong's, 130 West Tiverton Way, is preparing fried turkeys and a variety of sides, including green bean casserole, jambalaya and bread pudding with Chantilly cream. Call (859) 523-5500.

â–  Smokin' Hogg BBQ, 464 Wilson Avenue in Versailles, is accepting orders for smoked and deep-fried turkey, and other meats. The deadline is Tuesday for orders that may be picked up Wednesday. Call (859) 351-9701.

â–  Bluegrass Baking Co., 3101 Clays Mill Road, has specialty breads and desserts for holiday meals. Included are cranberry-raisin, pumpkin-walnut and seven-grain breads; challah; fluffy white rolls; egg knots; and apple, pecan, choco-pecan and pumpkin pies. The bakery will have its 15th annual holiday open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 7. Call (859) 296-0581 or go to

â–  Martine's Pastries, 1039 Industry Road, is preparing desserts for holiday dinners and parties. Featured are pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin roll, gingerbread cookies, apple crumble and a variety of pies. Call (859) 231-9110.


â–  Merrick Inn, 74 Merrick Drive, will be open for those who "like to hide from the relatives," Jennifer Murray said. The Turkey Eve Bash begins at 6 p.m. with guest bartenders Tommy Gandolfo and Danny "Sweet" Glass. Ladies Night features half-price wine and martinis. A free buffet opens at 10 p.m. Call (859) 269-5417 or go to

â–  Horseshoes Kentucky Grill & Saloon, 1987 North Broadway, will have a Thanksgiving Eve jam from 6 to 11 p.m. Larry Williams and Friends will entertain. Bring a canned food item for God's Pantry for admission. Call (859) 294-5164.

Special events

â–  First Vineyard Winery, 5800 Sugar Creek Pike in Nicholasville, will have its Christmas in the Country Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 30. There will be more than 20 vendors, and the winery will introduce its apple pie cider. A silent auction will benefit the Jessamine County Adult Education Department.

â–  Bd's Mongolian Grill, 2309 Sir Barton Way, celebrates the holiday season with new menu items and collector's mugs.

Through Dec. 31, the menu will feature hunters stew, bacon fried rice, and deep-fried Oreo cookies. Bd's is selling 25-ounce Fu Man Brew mug-stache collector's mugs for $7.99; when a customer bring a Fu Man Brew mug back to the restaurant, it can be filled with a draft beer or a soft drink for $4.50.

Groups of six or more that book a holiday party will receive a 15 percent discount and $5 coupon. Call (859) 264-0686 or go to

â– Thai Orchid Café, 1030 South Broadway, is celebrating the southeast Asian festival of lights called Loi Krathong from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday. The event benefits the University of Kentucky College of Design's Thailand program.

Also, the café now offers online ordering with car-side delivery. Order at, park in a priority space in front of the café, and the order will be brought to your car. Call (859) 288-2170.

â–  Greentree Tearoom, 521West Short Street, will be open Tuesdays during December. The holiday menu includes tomato bisque, cranberry and white chocolate scones, and chicken cordon bleu. Luncheon tea is served at noon Tuesday through Saturday and at 3 p.m. Saturday. Call (859) 455-9660 or go to

â–  The Julep Cup, 111 Woodland Avenue, is offering half-price bottles of wine on Thursdays. Call (859) 226-0300 or go to

â–  Weekend specials at The Grey Goose, 170 Jefferson Street, include a carbonara-style pizza with an egg cream base, and shrimp and grits. Call (859) 233-1500 or go to

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

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