Kentucky Refugee Ministries’ second annual Passport to Flavor is 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at Distillery Square, 903 Manchester Street. The event will feature international food booths, including recipes for foods from Bosnia, Congo, Cuba and Syria, shared by refugee home cooks and prepared by Lexington chefs from Athenian Grill, Brasabana, Pasta Garage and Sav’s Grill. Tickets are available at KYRM.org/passport; they are $30 in advance and $15 for kids 6 to 12. Tickets are $10 more at the door. The event supports refugee resettlement in Central Kentucky. Each food booth will offer a vegetarian option.
▪ Clawdaddy’s, 128 North Broadway, will celebrate its fourth anniversary on Friday, Saturday and Sunday by offering free lobster bisque or clam chowder with the purchase of a lobster roll. Call 859-258-2529.
▪ Knob Creek Bourbon is celebrating 25 years with a limited-edition release. The cask-strength, unfiltered single-barrel Knob Creek 25th Anniversary Bourbon is available nationwide for about $130. The age of the bourbon is between 12 and 13 years, with proof of 120 to 125. Selected by master distiller Fred Noe in honor of his late father, Booker, the bourbon has a deep, full vanilla taste with sweet and nutty flavors.
“When Dad introduced Knob Creek and the Small Batch Bourbon Collection 25 years ago, he created it with the flavor, care and craftsmanship that defined high-quality, full-flavored bourbon,” Noe said in a news release. “I am honored to keep this tradition alive every day, and am proud to celebrate 25 years with our fans by releasing a special product that features Dad’s preferred ‘uncut and unfiltered’ style, combined with my passion for single-barrel bourbons.”
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▪ Bourbon & Beyond, a new food, music and bourbon festival, will debut in Louisville Sept. 23 and 24. The festival — a partnership of Louisville chef Edward Lee, bourbon writer Fred Minnick and event organizer Danny Wimmer Presents — features parties (the Big Easy Boil presented by Southern Comfort hosted by chef Anthony Lamas), live cooking demos and drink panels (Break the Bootlegger featuring Julian P. Van Winkle III on how to detect counterfeit bourbon), and over-the-top feasts (the B&B Supper Club featuring Chris Cosentino and Edward Lee, hosted by Jefferson’s Bourbon). There also will be several bourbon-specific events, including the Down The Rabbit Hole Speakeasy, an exclusive bar, and appearances by master distillers. The musical headliners include Stevie Nicks, Eddie Vedder, Steve Miller Band and many more. For full details, prices and tickets, go to BourbonandBeyond.com.
▪ Jessamine Growers Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday behind City Hall at Main and Rice streets in Wilmore, will have locally grown blueberries, tomatoes, greens and other seasonal vegetables, local honey and eggs, vegetable garden transplants, cut flowers and perennials.
▪ Bluegrass Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at 1837 Plaudit Place and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Azur, 3070 Lakecrest Circle, will have peaches, tomatoes, honey, salsa, jams and jellies, spices, green beans, salad mixes, swiss chard, kale, candy onions, radishes, red beets, new potatoes, squash, zucchini, cabbage, romaine lettuce, hanging baskets, scallions, herbs, cucumbers, flowers, beef, poultry and pork, fresh eggs, baked breads and beer cheese.
▪ Nicholasville Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 717 North Main Street, will have peaches, tomatoes, jams and jellies, green beans, salad mixes, swiss chard, kale, candy onions, radishes, beets, new potatoes, squash, cucumbers, flower bunches, black angus beef cuts, poultry and fresh eggs, baked breads, specialty roasted coffees and items from Kentucky artisans.
▪ Lexington Farmers Market, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Cheapside Park and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Southland Drive, will have seasonal berries, squashes, cucumbers, lettuce and other greens, tomatoes, peaches, peppers, garlic, fresh breads, jams and jellies and pastured meats and eggs.
▪ Chevy Chase Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at 316 Ashland Avenue, has fresh seasonal local produce and pastured meats and eggs.
▪ Louisville bourbon writer Carla Harris Carlton, aka The Bourbon Babe, will sign her new book, “Barrel Strength Bourbon, the Explosive Growth of America’s Whiskey,” at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 161 Lexington Green Circle, at 7 p.m. July 13. The book, Carlton’s first, is an in-depth examination of one of Kentucky’s signature industries, including its astronomical growth in the past five years, with looks at the colorful characters and beautiful distilleries around the commonwealth.