Skybar is the latest restaurant to join the Cheapside Entertainment District. Serving nouvelle appetizers, tapas-style small plate offerings, sushi, and traditional fare, Skybar is open from 4 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Skybar is at 269 West Main Street. Call (859) 368-7900 to reserve a corner room to enjoy Lexington's skyline.
Quirk open on New Year's
Quirk Café, 131 East Main Street in Midway, will be open New Year's Day with specials including pastrami reuben sandwiches, champagne and mimosas. Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (859) 846-4688.
Orchid Flower serves Indonesian
If you're in the mood to start off the year with something a little different, try some Indonesian cuisine at Orchid Flower. The restaurant at 3090 Old Todds Road serves vegetarian sushi rolls, including bala-bala rolls (house special mixed fried vegetables, wrapped in seaweed and Orchid Flower's own blend of sushi rice, served with spicy mayo) and veggie delight (egg, pickled daikon radish, pickled ginger, lettuce, and burdock root, rolled in seaweed and rice). Call (859) 543-1126 or go to www.orchidflowerrestaurant.com.
Free minis at Ruby Tuesday
Ruby Tuesday kicks off its new "Gimme a Mini" program on Friday. The restaurant is giving away a free Ruby mini burger or sandwich and fries to its customers at the bar with their first drink purchase on New Year's Day. After Jan. 1, the free minis and fries will be offered after 9 p.m. at the bar. Guests have a choice of a mini burger, turkey mini, or buffalo chicken mini.
Locations are 1808 Alysheba Way, (859) 263-4343; 2101 Harrodsburg Road, (859) 278-2979, and in Georgetown at 100 Tiger Way, (502) 570-9959. Go to www.rubytuesday.com.
Free cup of coffee at Whole Foods
Whole Foods Market will serve free coffee to its customers on New Year's Day. The store, at 161 Lexington Green Circle, will give away cups of fresh-brewed Allegro 365 Organic Pacific Rim Blend. The new coffee sells for $5.99 for a 10-ounce bag. Call (859) 971-8600 or go to www.wholefoodsmarket.com.