Comfort food for many people means macaroni and cheese, greens, red beans and rice, and fried chicken and catfish.
If you're looking for a little comfort, here are a couple of places to visit.
Breaking Bread Café, 19 Wainscott Street, Winchester, draws a crowd on Sundays for its buffet, but for some reason Saturday nights are slow. So, instead of waiting for a table in Lexington, take a 20-minute drive to downtown Winchester for a really great home-style meal. Call (859) 771-6108.
Drive 15 more minutes to Clay City to Kathy's Country Cooking for fried green tomatoes, bean soup and corn bread, deviled eggs, and yellow cake with caramel sauce. Kathy's is at 20 Black Creek Road. Call (606) 663-4179.
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A Greek Festival of delights
If Greek food suits your taste buds, take a little trip to the Greek Festival.
The event features authentic Greek specialities including baklava, gyros, spanakopita, souvlaki and dolmades. It will be at Oleika ShrineTemple, 326 Southland Drive, from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. There will be Greek music, dancing and a boutique sale. Call (859) 266-1921 or go to www.LexingtonGreekFestival.com.
Think — and eat —pink
Jeff Mayer, chef at Saul Good Restaurant & Pub, 3801 Mall Road, has developed two pink dishes to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The dishes — shrimp and salmon dip appetizer and chocolate-covered strawberry cake — will be served Monday through Aug. 30. The breast cancer awareness event will emphasize early detection, screening and education. Saul Good will have pink T-shirts designed with the slogan "Go Pink, Get Screened, Live Well ... It's All Good!" Call (859) 273-4663 or go to www.saulgoodpub.com.
Singing helps fight cancer
Winchell's, 348 Southland Drive, is having karaoke fund-raisers Friday and Aug. 28 to benefit the fight against cancer. The parties begin at 10 p.m. Call (859) 278-9424 or go to www.winchellsrestaurant.com.
Winchell's has live sports trivia at 7 p.m. Mondays and 8 p.m. Thursdays.
$28 for 28 years
Dudley's is celebrating one more anniversary in Dudley Square, at South Mill and West Maxwell streets, before moving to 261 West Short Street later this year.
On Aug. 28, Dudley's will mark its 28th anniversary with a three-course dinner for $28 and bottles of wine for $28. Call (859) 252-1010 or go to www.dudleysrestaurant.com.
Mystery's on the menu
Bluegrass Mystery Theatre is performing at three restaurants next week.
On Stage for Murder will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday at Portofino, 249 East Main Street; 7 p.m. Aug. 28 at The Summit, 1097 Duval Street; and 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at Serafini, 243 West Broadway, Frankfort. Tickets are $45 and include a three-course dinner. Call (859) 494-2877.
Farmers market reports
Bluegrass Farmers Market will have corn, heirloom tomatoes and potatoes, green beans, squash and peppers. The market is at 450 Richmond Road in the Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs parking lot. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Go to www.localharvest.org/blog/29529/.
■ The Woodford County Farmers Market has closed its Monday market. The Wednesday market is open from 3 to 6 p.m., and the Saturday market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This week, farmers will have tomatoes, squash (including zucchino rampicante, a snakelike Italian squash), cucumbers, corn, beans, eggplant, blackberries, apples, pears, beets and herbs.