An American/Italian restaurant that's "a little more Italian" is open in the former Schlotzsky's in front of the Kroger Marketplace on Richmond Road.
Gordan and Robyn Lewis named their new family restaurant Sutton's, after their daughter.
"We have a very broad menu, ranging from pizza and pasta to seafood and steaks," Gordan Lewis said. He calls it "simple Italian peasant food" that's made fresh daily from scratch. Specialty items are meatballs, stuffed mushrooms, flatbread pizza, pasta, tiramisu and bread pudding.
Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. Sutton's is at 110 North Locust Hill Road. Call (859) 268-2068.
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Asian Wind is hot in June
Asian Wind, 3735 Palomar Center Drive, is offering a spicy deal this month. Any dish that's cooked with habanero peppers is half-price, except those prepared with lobster, owner George Wei said. Call (859) 223-0060 or go to www.asianwindrestaurant.com,
A toast for the coast
Wines on Vine, 400 Old Vine Street, is raising a glass for Wines for Wildlife, a project for Gulf Coast cleanup, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. The cost is $10 for the tasting and appetizers, or $9 with the donation of a bottle of Dawn dishwashing liquid. Proceeds go to the National Wildlife Federation's efforts to clean up and save wildlife affected by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Call (859) 243-0017 or go to www.winesonvine.net.
Walk on the vine side
Lovers Leap Winery is having a vineyard stroll on Saturday. More than 30 Kentucky Proud and Kentucky Crafted vendors will participate, and food will be provided by J.J. McBrewsters, Hardwood Pizza and Garcia's Mexican restaurants. Gates open at 11 a.m. The cost is $5 a carload. The winery is at 1180 Lanes Mill Road, Lawrenceburg. Call (502) 839-1299.
Lots of lobster at Jonathan
Jonathan at Gratz Park, 120 West Second Street, is serving a Maine lobster-tasting menu from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There will be lobster gazpacho and lobster corn dogs. The cost is $45 a person. Call (859) 252-4949 or go to www.jagp.info.
Farmers market report
■ On Saturday, the Woodford County Farmers Market will offer samples of jams and jellies made by market members. "We will also be having chalk available for young and old alike to brighten up our sidewalks with pictures of their favorite fruits and vegetables," Janet Eaton said. The market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Courthouse Square in Versailles.
■ Bluegrass Farmers Market will have tomatoes, broccoli, raspberries, blueberries, lettuce, eggs, greens, honey, and herbs. It's open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday on Richmond Road, in the parking lot of Pedal the Planet and FastSigns. Go to www.localharvest.org/blog/29529.
■ New items at the Lexington Farmers Market this week are pork brats with cheese, pastured poultry, lamb and lamb sausages, black locust honey, rhubarb, sugar snap peas, freshly ground almond, cashew and peanut butters, chocolate chevre, Southern peaches, watermelons, cantaloupes, green beans and tomatoes.
Jonathan Lundy, chef/owner of Jonathan at Gratz Park, will cook at the market from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. He also will autograph copies of his cookbook, Jonathan's Bluegrass Table. The Saturday market is on Cheapside between Main and Short streets.