If your favorite restaurant is closed Nov. 27 for Thanksgiving Day, you don't have to cook the feast yourself. Caterers will prepare part or all of the meal and give you instructions for reheating.
■ A professionally made dessert from Tinker's Cake Shop will add a nice finale to the meal. Tinker's is offering harvest pumpkin roll, butter pecan coffee cake and pumpkin-shaped sugar cookies. The deadline for orders is Nov. 22. Call (859) 224-0639. Tinker's is in The Paddock Shoppes, 109 Springdale Drive, off Harrodsburg Road. Call (859) 224-0639 or go to www.tinkerscakeshop.com.
■ Annette's Catering is offering several choices for your feast. The full meal menu is $24.95 a person, or $19.95 a person for parties of 10 or more. Full meals include one choice of meat (fruit-stuffed turkey, breast or whole; country or city ham), traditional dressing, country-style green beans, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes, corn pudding, rolls, gravy and cranberry-orange relish. Desserts include pecan or pumpkin pies and marbled pumpkin cheesecake.
Meals can be picked up from 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 26 at Annette's City Café & Event Center. 431 Old Vine Street. Call (859) 296-6444.
■ Chef Jared Richardson's Thanksgiving feast will be ready for pick-up at Wallace Station on Thanksgiving morning. The menu includes roast turkey breast, old-fashioned dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, Joan's creamy spinach casserole, cranberry relish, rolls, and for dessert, pecan or pumpkin pie. The cost is $22.95 a person, and the deadline for orders is Nov. 23. Call (859) 846-5161. Wallace Station, is at 3854 Old Frankfort Pike in Woodford County.
■ Honest Farm Market in Midway will have fresh greens, baked goods, decorative gourds, pie pumpkins and local honey from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 22. The market is accepting orders for cookie trays, jam cake, red velvet cake, and pecan, apple-cranberry and pumpkin pies. Call (859) 846-4155 or go to www.honestfarm.org.
Take your pick of barbecue styles
Azur Restaurant and Patio is having a Blues & Bourbon Chef Series dinner at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 25. Chef Jeremy Ashby will pay tribute to three regional styles of barbecue: Memphis, Kansas City and Texas. Maker's Mark representatives will be at Azur to talk about bourbon. The cost is $35. Call (859) 296-1007.
The menu includes Memphis-style pork shoulder, spice-rubbed and slow-smoked with Bluff City-style barbecue sauce, with jalapeño-peach cole slaw and Cheddar grits; Kansas City-style rubbed and slow-smoked baby back ribs with Azur masterpiece sauce, and corn bread and fried green tomatoes; and Texas-style beef brisket, chili-rubbed and with smoked "red-eye" barbecue sauce and Texas hash.
Railheads goes out of business
Railheads Restaurant in Versailles closed its doors Nov. 3. The restaurant was formerly The Depot in Midway before the owners moved the operation to Versailles in June 2006.
Evans Orchard open house
Evans Orchard is having a holiday open house Nov. 22 and 23. Complimentary hot cider and doughnuts will be served while you shop for jams, jellies, salsas, fudge and gift baskets. The orchard is at 180 Stone Road, Georgetown. Call (502) 863-2255 or go to www.evansorchard.com.
The choice is yours
Campbell's in Paris, 519 Main Street, is having an autumn feast Saturday that includes coconut slipper lobster and shrimp with spicy artichoke dip, $28.95; walnut-crusted pork chop, $9.95; glazed salmon filet with lemon ricotta orzo, $15.95, and marinated London broil, $15.95. Call (859) 987-5164.