Sabio, 380 South Mill Street, is celebrating its third anniversary Sunday in historic Dudley Square with a new seasonal menu featuring an array of new starters, including bruschetta, shrimp tostada, hoisin barbecue ribs and stuffed quail, plus new entrees including shrimp gnocchi from Lexington Pasta and new desserts including a strawberry "martini."
Old favorites like wok-charred green beans, tuna tartare and chocolate cups are still on the menu, owner and chef Javier Lanza said.
■ Bour-Bon restaurant, 616 Main Street in Paris, is hosting a dinner and guest lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday with New Yorker cartoonist William Hamilton. Dinner is $36 and features local asparagus, spring lamb, warm chocolate fondant cake, and locally made coffee and ice cream. For reservations, call (859) 987-1662.
■ Lexington Diner, 124 North Upper Street, has a new menu with more vegetarian options, said chef Ranada West-Riley. "We created new French toasts like peaches and cream with schnapps and spiced peaches," she said. "There are also new burger options like the jive with pesto and buffalo mozzarella, plus the gringo with ghost jack cheese, guacamole, jalapeños and Sadistic Mistress Why Can't We Be Friends? hot sauce." The restaurant will be featured on The Local Traveler in an episode that begins airing this weekend at 11:35 p.m. Saturday on WKYT-TV 27 (TWC Channel 9).
■ Bluegrass Farmers' Market has found a replacement location for its Richmond Road market. Beginning April 18, the market will be at Liquor Barn Hamburg Pavilion, 1837 Plaudit Place, and at Azur Restaurant & Patio, 3070 Lakecrest Circle, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.
■ Bakery Blessings & Bookstore @ the Bar, 1999 Harrodsburg Road, has new soups for April: spring chicken and barley, and broccoli cheddar. Vegetable beef is still on the menu.
■ On April 17, Distilled at Gratz Park will have a Jim Beam bourbon tasting and lunch. Complimentary transportation will be provided to and from Keeneland. Benji Biederman will discuss handicapping. The cost is $55, and advance purchase is required. Call (859) 255-0002.
■ Speaking of Beam: The distiller's Knob Creek won double gold and was named best bourbon at San Francisco's World Spirits Competition last month.
■ Bourbon 'n' Toulouse, 829 Euclid Avenue, is teaming with the Lexington Humane Society for "Feasting for Fido." Bourbon 'n' Toulouse will donate 20 percent of sales Sunday to the shelter, which cares for more than 4,000 animals annually. For more information, call (859) 335-0300.
■ Alltech has launched Kentucky Race Day Session IPA, which has 4.5 percent alcohol by volume. It's available on draft in Kentucky.
■ After last week's rain delay, the patio at Brontë Bistro at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 161 Lexington Green Circle, is scheduled to open Saturday.
There will be food and drink specials all day, in addition to the Keeneland-esque menu for April from the Beyond the Fence cookbook. After 6:30 p.m., the Bistro will have music by Desjardins.
Bring in a Keeneland ticket from Saturday and get 10 percent off a food order.
■ New from Heaven Hill in Bardstown: Admiral Nelson's Black Patch Premium Black Spiced Rum will build on the franchise as a black spiced rum that is filtered through bourbon barrel charred oak. Bottled at 94 proof, Admiral Nelson's Black Patch Rum will be available in June for $10.99 for a 750ml bottle.