Sharon Thompson: Fazoli's caters to crowds with mobile, online ordering

swthompson@herald-leader.comJanuary 9, 2014 

Sharon Thompson

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

Lexington-based Fazoli's is making it easier to entertain at home this winter.

The fast Italian food chain offers an enhanced online and mobile ordering system for catered meals. Using a smartphone or computer, a customer may choose a menu, select a pick-up time and pay for the order within minutes. The online and mobile catering system can link directly to your favorite location. Go to Fazolis.com.

Openings

1790 Row House Restaurant, 2117 Old Main Street in the Mason County town of Washington, is open Saturday and Sunday in the historic village. The restaurant opened last fall. The menu features quiche, homemade soups, sandwiches and desserts. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call (859) 907-6093.

Special events

Gluten Free Lexington is holding a "gluten-free pizza party and Super Bowl warm-up" at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Central Baptist Church, 110 Wilson Downing Road, at Nicholasville Road. A suggested donation is $3. In a ddition to gluten-free pizza from Donato's, gluten-free appetizers will be served, and guests will receive recipes designed for Super Bowl Sunday. Go to Glutenfreelex.org.

Country Boy Brewing is releasing Nate's Coffee Stout at a party Saturday. The tap room at 436 Chair Avenue will open at 9 a.m. serving a hot breakfast and doughnuts from North Lime Coffee and Donuts. The coffee stout is brewed with beans supplied by Nate's Coffee in Lexington. El Habanero Loko food truck will be on site, too. Call (859) 554-6200 or go to Countryboybrewing.com.

Woodford Reserve Distillery is pairing Japanese cuisine and bourbon at a Japanese dinner called a yushoku on Saturday. Chef de cuisine Nat Henton and sous chef Charles Taylor will prepare a five-course menu that includes kyushi roll (collard greens, rice, pickled prawn, shiitake mushrooms and ponzu sauce), house ramen (fresh noodles, braised pork, daikon, scallions, poached egg and Woodford Reserve double oak drizzle) and green tea panna cotta.

The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a lantern tour of the distillery, followed by cocktails at the Dryer House, with dinner at 7:30. The cost is $60. Call (859) 879-1953 or email catering@b-f.com. The distillery is at 7855 McCracken Pike in Versailles.

Holly Hill Inn's winter dinner club continues this weekend with a culinary tour of Paris. The menu for Friday and Saturday features chicken and morels with pommes de terre purée and asparagus, and potager's pot-au-feu (winter vegetables from Three Springs Farm simmered in a vegetarian broth served with asparagus tips and caramelized onion ravioli). Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. Holly Hill is at 426 North Winter Street, Midway. Call (859) 846-4732 or go to Hollyhillinn.com.

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

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