Country Boy Brewing, 436 Chair Avenue, will release Nate’s Coffee Stout from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday. It will be available on draft and in 750 ml bottles, accompanied by a free breakfast buffet by A.P. Suggins, while it lasts. There will be 12 other coffee-infused Country Boy beers on tap as well, all featuring different roasts from Nate’s Coffee, as well as beer-mosas. At 10 a.m. Mad Mikes Food Truck will begin serving a breakfast menu all day.
▪ Wine+Market, 486 West Second Street, is holding a holiday open house from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday with bourbon tastings, wine tastings and beer tastings, plus a live bourbon and champagne raffle. And from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14, Wine+Market will hold a holiday food and wine pairing class, with bite-sized versions of holiday dishes with appropriate wine selections for $45. Reservations are required. Call 859-225-0755 for a spot or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
▪ Dudley’s on Short, 259 West Short Street, will celebrate Repeal Day on Dec. 5 with a selection of classic cocktails from the Prohibition era. The kitchen will get in on the act as well with a menu of dishes that were popular in the 1920s and ’30s. No reservation is required. Join the party in the bar or the dining room. In addition to mixed cocktails, Dudley’s will celebrate the end of Prohibition with its diverse bourbon selection. Call 859-252-1010.
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▪ Bluegrass Baking Co., 3101 Clays Mill Road, is holding its 20th annual Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 3. with samples of Christmas goodies like stollen, panetonne, buche de noel, blackberry jam cake, bete noire (flourless chocolate cake) and more, plus a visit from Santa Claus and a cookie-decorating workshop. Call 859-296-0581.
▪ Holly Hill Inn, 426 North Winter Street in Midway, will be open daily in December (closed Dec. 24 through 26) for its annual holiday lunch featuring Stone Cross Farm ham steak with bourbon orange sorghum glaze, Rose’s pecan-crusted breast of chicken with Dijon cream, winter vegetable strudel and filet of trout with deviled crab. Appetizers and desserts include pumpkin beignets, country ham biscuits with apple butter, Kentucky jam cake with caramel icing, chocolate chunk bread pudding and more. Reservations are available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Group reservations are welcome. Call 859-846-4732 or go to hollyhillinn.com/reservations.
▪ If you’re looking forward to the opening of chef Jonathan Lundy’s new restaurant, Corto Lima, you can get a preview at a special event from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 8 at Wild Thyme Cooking, 1060 Chinoe Road. Lundy will partner with Maker’s Mark for a charity tasting benefitting Share Our Strength, an organization committed to ending child hunger in America. For $75, you can sample items from Corto Lima’s menu, with cocktails prepared by Bill Samuels, Maker’s Mark chairman emeritus. Guests also get a special Maker’s Mark gift bag. Only 50 tickets are available. Make reservations online at Maker’s Mark.
▪ Save the date: The Akielo Temple pageantry dancers unit will host Breakfast with Santa from 8 to 11 a.m. Dec. 10 at Oleika Shrine Temple, 326 Southland Drive. Have breakfast and have a photo made with Santa. The fundraiser is $7 for adults and $5 for children younger than 10. Menu includes pancakes, sausage, coffee, orange juice and milk.
▪ The Kentucky chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier is again hosting a holiday bake sale at Copper & Kings, 1121 E. Washington St. in Louisville, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 3. Buy holiday goodies prepared by more than 60 local chefs and LDEIKY members. Cookies, pies, scones, bread, cakes, candy and other assorted gifts will start at $6. All proceeds will benefit the LDEIKY scholarship fund, which helps culinary students and professionals pursuing LDEI membership, and Green Table, an initiative connecting urban and rural farms to schools and restaurants.
▪ After Dec. 9, the LexGo Eat column will be in the paper once a week, in Friday’s Weekender section. Submit food and restaurant news to Cheryl Truman, email@example.com or 859-231-3202. Deadline for inclusion in the Friday column is noon Tuesday.