Steve Atkins now practices what he teaches.
Atkins, formerly an instructor at Sullivan University and chef at The Signature Club, is co-owner of The Crossroad on Southland, 286 Southland Drive.
The restaurant, in the former Shooters Bar & Grille spot, serves a menu influenced by Atkins' love of blues and American roots music — from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago to Kansas City to the Carolinas. Included are an Italian hot beef sandwich, Memphis-style ribs, Delta catfish, jerk chicken, Texas chili, and red beans and rice.
Hours are 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. daily. Call (859) 309-3904 or go to Thecrossroadonsouthland.com.
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Order desserts now, save 10%
The Twisted Sifter Cake Shoppe, 128 Church Street, Danville, is offering a 10 percent discount on pie and cheesecake orders placed before Monday. The offer is good on orders picked up Monday through Dec. 24. Call (859) 285-0306.
Thanksgiving to go
Ramsey's Diners are accepting orders for Thanksgiving dinners to go. A heat-and-eat dinner for six is priced at $16.50 a person. Included are sliced turkey breast with gravy, corn bread stuffing, cranberry-apple relish, and a choice of four sides. Individual sides are $15. Call (859) 252-7926. To order Missy's pies, call (859) 253-0449.
These birds are 'Cajun-style'
Charles Verrette, owner of Onizim's Furlongs, will fry turkeys "Cajun-style" on Thanksgiving morning. He will inject marinade, season, and fry 10- to 14-pound turkeys with and without oil. The infrared-fried turkeys are available for $70, and the oil-fried turkeys are $60. Call (859) 266-9000. The no-oil fried turkey is injected with Creole marinade, covered with Cajun seasoning, then placed in a container surrounded by propane heat to fry the turkey without using oil. Furlongs is at 735 East Main Street. Call (859) 266-9000.
Think global, sip and savor local
Superlative Coffee Roasters' Sip and Savor Saturday event will feature free coffee tastings from around the world. "We are also introducing our holiday blend this day, and we will continue to feature our barrel-aged bourbon-infused coffee," owner Jenny Super said. Hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 116 Mechanic Street. Call (859) 252-5000.
Balsamico fresh from Italy
Balsamico has arrived at Oliva Bella, 406 South Broadway. "It's straight from our family in Modena, Italy, who have been creating exquisite balsamicos for over five generations," Lea Ann Vessels said. Tasting room hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Call (859) 983-3567.
In the wine seller's cellar
Chateau du Vieux Corbeau winemaker Dominique Brousseau will conduct her annual cellar tour from 1 to 4 p.m Saturday. Brousseau will explain winemaking procedures and offer wine samples, along with recipes prepared with her wines. The winery is at 471 Stanford Avenue, Danville. Call (859) 236-1808.
Julep Cup adds fall to its menu
The Julep Cup, 111 Woodland Avenue, has added some items to its menu for fall. Included are apple cider-braised pork shoulder, short rib bourguignon, and tagine of salmon. The Friday and Saturday dinner special is Korean barbecue-style short ribs. Call (859) 226-0300 or go to Thejulepcup.com.
See's Candies kiosk returns to mall
The West Coast candy company that we welcome during the holidays is back at Fayette Mall. See's Candies kiosk will be open through Dec. 26. Selections include assorted chocolates, with centers including chocolate butter, caramel, nut cluster, and fruit creams; truffles; peanut brittle, and gourmet lollypops. .
Farmers market report
Lexington Farmers Market has broccoli, peppers, onions, greens, winter squash, potatoes, sweet potatoes, beef, poultry, pork, apples, honey, cheeses, jams, jellies, salsas, pies, pastries and breads. You can place orders for Thanksgiving turkeys this week.
The Saturday market will be open through November, then it will move indoors to Victorian Square for the winter. The Tuesday and Thursday market will continue through November at South Broadway and Maxwell streets.