Sharon Thompson: Father's Day fare designed with dads in mind

swthompson@herald-leader.comJune 12, 2014 

Sunday is Father's Day, and several restaurants are preparing weekend meals Dad will enjoy.

Here is a selection:

Furlongs Restaurant, 130 West Tiverton Way, will have a crawfish boil Saturday night. A Father's Day brunch buffet will be served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Call (859) 523-5500.

Jean Farris Winery & Bistro, 6825 Old Richmond Road, is serving brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Included are shrimp and grits, huevos rancheros and a farm breakfast. Call (859) 263-9463 or go to Jeanfarris.com.

Holly Hill Inn, 426 North Winter Street in Midway, will have a dinner and bourbon tasting on the lawn Saturday. Bourbon from all the distilleries on the Bourbon Trail will be paired with hors d'oeuvres. Live music will be provided by Hot Chocolate and the Marshmellows. The menu features New York strip steak or seafood catch of the day, farm-fresh Kentucky Proud vegetable sides, and a dessert from The Midway School Bakery. A bourbon tour begins at 6 p.m., and dinner is at 7. The cost is $75. Call (859) 846-4732.

■ Brunch will be served at the Dryer House at Woodford Reserve Distillery on Sunday. Tours begin at 12:15 p.m., and brunch is at 1. The cost is $40. Woodford Reserve is at 7855 McCracken Pike in Versailles. Call (859) 879-1953 or email Catering@b-f.com.

Special events

■ The sixth annual Beer Cheese Festival will be Saturday in downtown Winchester. Twenty beer cheese vendors will participate in the event, which is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For $5, visitors may sample beer cheese and vote for a favorite. Go to Beercheesefestival.com.

Rooster Brewing, 609 Main Street in Paris, will have Ladies Night Out from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. An informative beer school will focus on styles of beer and countries of origin. The cost is $10. Call (859) 707-3436.

Town Branch Distillery, 401 Cross Street, will celebrate National Bourbon Day on Saturday. Distiller Mark Coffman will sign bottles from noon to 3 p.m. Town Branch will have cocktail specials at Parlay Social, 257 West Short Street; Table 310, 310 West Short Street; and Shorty's, 163 West Short Street. Call (859) 887-3406 or go to Kentuckyale.com.

Fazoli's is having bridge parties in June. From 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Fazoli's will offer members of the American Contract Bridge League a place to play bridge and a free Italian lemon ice with any entrée purchase. Fazoli's special program for seniors, Club 62, offers those 62 and older a $4 menu on Wednesdays. A Club 62 card is available at participating Fazoli's locations. Go to Fazolis.com.

Unlimited Spirit, 404 Southland Drive, is having a tasting of six Jim Beam products from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. Call (859) 309-2903.

Town Branch Market, 233 East Main Street, is celebrating its third anniversary Thursday and June 20. The staff will grill chicken wings with Ale-8-One barbecue sauce from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday. On June 20, there will be an old-fashioned fish fry. Call (859) 280-2122 or go to Townbranchmarket.com.

Openings

■ Lexington's first Salsarita's Fresh Cantina opens Monday at Regency Centre on Nicholasville Road. The fast- casual Mexican restaurant serves made-to-order salads, burritos, quesadillas, tacos and Mexican pizzas.

The Regency Centre location is the first of three Salsarita's planned in the Lexington area by Gibson Family Enterprises. The restaurant is the fourth Salsarita's in Kentucky; two are in Louisville, and one is in Owensboro. Go to Salsaritas.com.

New menus

Mandarin Oriental Café & Sushi Bar, 2220 Nicholasville Road, in Zandale Shopping Center, has added items to its sushi menu. No-rice options are available. Call (859) 275-4300 or go to Mandarincafeandsushi.com.

■ The June soup specials at Bakery Blessings and Bookstore @ the Bar are chicken tortilla and chilled strawberry. The bakery is at 1999 Harrodsburg Road. Call (859) 554-6044.

Farmers market report

■ Jeff Dabbelt is leaving his position as director of Lexington Farmers Market on June 30. A "so long" gathering will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Cheapside Park, Main Street and Cheapside. Go to Lexingtonfarmersmarket.com.

Bluegrass Farmers Market sells 100 percent locally produced items. It's in the parking lot of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs, 3450 Richmond Road, and at Azur Restaurant, 3070 Lakecrest Circle. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Go to Bluegrassfarmersmarket.org.

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

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