After the parade or before the fireworks, you can celebrate the Fourth of July at these places.
■ Buddy's Bar & Grill, 854 East High Street, will grill burgers and brats on the patio beginning at 11:30 a.m. The regular menu also will be available. Call (859) 335-1283.
■ Equus Run Vineyards, 1280 Moores Mill Road, Midway, will be open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a picnic and music on the patio. The Elevators will entertain from 3 to 5 p.m. Call (859) 846-9463 or go to www.equusrunvineyards.com.
■ The Julep Cup and Seahorse Lounge, 111 Woodland Avenue, will have happy hour from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Call (859) 226-0300 or go to www.thejulepcup.com.
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■ Natasha's Bistro & Bar, 112 Esplanade, will have a party beginning at 6 p.m. featuring a picnic menu and local blues musician Tee Dee Young. The menu features Scott's deep-fried chicken; grilled marinated flank steak; "Spaceburger;" and red, white and blue sundaes. Call (859) 259-2754.
■ Riptide on the River, 9079 Old Richmond Road, will have live music and a fireworks show. The restaurant will offer boiled shrimp as a menu special. Call (859) 983-4002.
■ Winchell's Restaurant, 348 Southland Drive, is serving a barbecue menu featuring baby back ribs, Carolina barbecued pork, Alabama barbecue, potato salad, pasta salad, pea salad and watermelon. Call (859) 278-9424.
The 4th on the 3rd
Horseshoe Bend Winery, 1187 Lawson Lane, Willisburg, will celebrate Independence Day on Friday. The winery will be closed Saturday. Call (859) 375-0296 or go to www.horseshoebend-ky.com.
A fine pairing
Orchid Flower, 3090 Old Todds Road, will host a wine tasting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday featuring Lexington's Jean Farris Winery. The four-course prix fixe menu includes soup or salad, sushi roll, lamb satay, and rum cream puff. Call (859) 543-1126 or go to www.orchidflowerrestaurant.com. The cost is $40.
Vive le France
Le Deauville, 199 North Limestone, will celebrate Bastille Day, the French national holiday, on July 11. The party begins at 5:30 p.m. with a special menu and live music. Call (859) 246-0999. On Mondays, the restaurant serves all-you-can-eat salty and sweet crepes for $19.50.
Alberto Geronimo and Gennaro Galtieri are pooling their talents and opening Lexitalia Catering Co., 1801 Alexandria Drive. "We do Italian, Mexican, country and a little Chinese," Galtieri said. Call (859) 276-0001 or (859) 539-5134.
Summer comes to Bella Notte menu
Bella Notte, 3715 Nicholasville Road, has added some lighter dishes to its menu for summer. They include Capri bruschetta, shrimp scampi, chicken picatta and Bella parfait. The dishes are served after 3 p.m. Call (859) 245-1789 or go to www.bellalexington.com.
Farmers market reports
■ Honest Farm of Midway will sell fresh produce, including local tomatoes, candy onions and half-runner beans, at Midway Christian Church from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. The church is at Gratz and Bruen streets.
■ This week, the Lexington Farmers Market will have tomatoes, green beans, corn, squash, potatoes, watermelon, cantaloupe, raspberries, blueberries, peaches, June apples and fresh flowers. The market is at Cheapside Park on Saturdays.