Lexington Craft Beer Week wraps up this weekend with the Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fest, noon to 8 p.m. Saturday at Heritage Hall. More than 50 breweries will be on hand with special brews, and there will be more than 10 food vendors. If you buy your tickets online before midnight Friday, they are $30; go to Us.alltechbrewsandfood.com. At the door, tickets are $35, and include 20 beer tastings, commemorative glassware and music.
Other beer week events include the barrel-aged bottle releases at Blue Stallion Brewing, 610 West Third Street, at noon Friday, and the Craft Brews and Food Fest After Party at 9 p.m. Saturday at The Breakroom, 1178 Manchester Street. For a list of all weekend activities, go to Lexbeerscene.com.
▪ On Saturday, local food writer Rona Roberts and her husband, vice mayor Steve Kay, are hosting Dough for Doughnuts, a fundraiser for Moveable Feast. From 10 a.m. to noon, stop by 250 Campsie Place and for a suggested donation of $15 to $25, you can get raised doughnuts made from Roberts’ family recipe; cake-type family doughnuts from the Pettit family’s Hale ancestors’ hand-written recipe; Third Street Stuff coffee; and two types of Sorella gelato for doughnut-gelato sandwiches.
▪ Chef Dan Wu will have a takeover dinner at Doodles, 262 North Limestone, 7 p.m. May 27. The enu will include a scallop duet, one with pecan dust, cherry balsamic and chervil, and another with pea puree, chili oil and micro pea shoot; and dessert will be by pastry chef Ricky Kirk of Lexington Diner. Tickets are $50; go to Squareup.com/store/dan-wu.
▪ Looking for something different? How about Tuk Tuk Sri Lankan Bites? Owner/chef Samantha Fore will serve a brunch May 29 at Wild Thyme Cooking, 1060 Chinoe Road, featuring her Sri Lankan cooking, including coconut rice and curries. Fore described Sri Lankan food as a cross between the heat of Indian food and the flavors of Thai food. Tickets are $22, online at TukTukLex.com; seatings at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
▪ Liberty Road Cafe, 720 Henry Clay Blvd., will fire up the grill on Fridays starting May 20. Grilled burgers, chicken and more with a condiment bar and assorted homemade sides,11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 859-621-1550.
▪ The makers of Sweetgrass Granola are launching a new natural food product: a grab-and-go snack made with organic vegetables. Jacob and Carolyn Gahn said EllieFinn’s Veggie Infused Snack Bites have the equivalent of a half cup of organic vegetables in each 2.5-ounce bag. Flavors include chocolate sun butter, strawberry pomegranate, and apple cinnamon. Through June 20, you can pre-order the snacks to finance the initial run on Kickstarter.
▪ Jessamine Growers Farmers Market, behind City Hall at Main and Rice streets in Wilmore on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon, will have locally grown strawberries, spring greens, asparagus and other seasonal vegetables, local honey, vegetable garden transplants, perennials and trees.
▪ Bluegrass Farmers Market at Azur, 3070 Lakecrest Circle, and Liquor Barn, 1837 Plaudit Place, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, and Bluegrass Greensource Greenfest at 835 National Avenue from noon to 6 p.m., will have strawberries, chocolate mint, asparagus, green onions, black-seeded simpson lettuce, collards, curly and red kale, mustard greens, radishes, garden plants and hanging baskets.
▪ Lexington Farmers Market, Cheapside Park from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Southland Drive from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Sunday, will have fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, plants, bread, honey, spring greens and more. Also, there will be a pet blessing hosted by First Presbyterian Church at 9:30 p.m. on the front lawn of the old courthouse.