The recently renovated Hilton Lexington/ Downtown Hotel will open its fine-dining restaurant, Triangle Grille, on March 1.
Executive chef Joshua Winslow has created a menu that features traditional and innovative dishes that will change seasonally.
The winter menu features fresh mussels steamed in Kentucky Ale; a grilled 10-ounce bone-in pork chop with chipotle sorghum glaze served over Kenny's Farmhouse Cheddar grits with green apple Woodford Reserve chutney; and a coriander-encrusted sea scallops dish with chive potato hash and sweet corn cream.
Lunch fare includes Bibb lettuce salad with seared jumbo tiger shrimp and pomegranate sorghum vinaigrette, and a grilled chicken breast topped with ham, sautéed Sheltowee Farms mushrooms and Kenny's cheese served on a fresh Sunrise Bakery roll.
Triangle Grille also will offer handmade desserts, including blueberry and Stoli vanilla vodka crème brûlée, coffee cake drizzled with chantilly cream, and a trio of seasonal house-made sorbets. Triangle Grille will be inside the hotel, at 369 West Vine Street. Call (859) 281-3773.
Bigger and better Good Foods
It's going to be Good Foods' biggest party in 38 years.
Good Foods Market and Café is celebrating the completion of a $1.5 million renovation with a grand reopening, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. The Wi-Ri-enabled café has more seating, a coffee bar, and a bakery and kitchen that provide freshly baked pastries and breads, a hot and cold buffet, and a four-soup bar. A 12-foot section of healthy grab-and-go meals has been added, and a new cut-produce workroom is open in the grocery area.
The market is at 455 Southland Drive. Call (859) 278-1813 or go to www.goodfoods.coop.
Dinner and a movie night
The Appalachian Artisan Center in Hindman is having movie night Thursday, and the café will be open for dinner. The menu includes broccoli and cheese soup, barbecued pulled pork sandwich, and chicken salad. Hours are 5 to 7 p.m. Call (606) 785-9855or go to www.artisancenter.net.
The Julep Cup is serving comfort foods this winter. The restaurant, 111 Woodland Avenue, will have a fish fry each Friday and will serve spaghetti and meatballs each Monday. On Tuesdays, the deal is half-price select bottles of wine. Call (859) 226-0300 or go to www.thejulepcup.com.
A pretzel and a picture
Saturday is Free Pretzel Day at Auntie Anne's at Fayette Mall. Shoppers can pick up an original or cinnamon-sugar pretzel from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the store, which is near Dillard's. The mall is at 3401 Nicholasville Road. If you would like to take a photo of yourself and friends at Free Pretzel Day, e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org; 100 winners will receive T-shirts. Call (859) 272-0101.
Louisville-based Texas Roadhouse received the National Beef Backer Award at the recent Cattle Industry Conference in San Antonio. The award recognizes chain and independent restaurant operators who excel in marketing beef. To celebrate, the restaurant will have a Beef, Brew and You party from 2 to 3 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Roadhouse location at 6460 Dutchmans Parkway in Louisville.
There will be beef cutting demonstrations, samples, and tips on how to pair the proper beers with beef. Call Alison Smith, (859) 285-0204. Lexington's Roadhouse is at 3029 Richmond Road. Call (859) 268-2507.
Farmers market report
Lexington Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Victorian Square. Vendors will have organic poultry, grass-fed beef, root vegetables, winter squash, eggs, sourdough and sweet breads, and goat cheeses.