If it's nightlife or Thai food you crave, here are two new places to visit.
■ Trust Lounge, 123 West Main Street, is a multilevel lounge in the former Phoenix Bank building, which has been restored and features state-of-the-art lighting and sound.
Trust offers vintage wine, handcrafted cocktails and aged bourbon. There is a dress code: "Doorman discretion at all times. No effort, no entry," says Trust's Web site, Trustlex.com.
Call (859) 317-9399. Hours are 5 to 11 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Friday, and 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Saturday.
According to a Herald-Leader report, the building, built at the turn of the 20th century for Third National Bank, was previously occupied by tenants as diverse as S. Bassett & Sons, Angelucci & Ringo Tailors, New Way Boot Shop, Fashion Express, Vertigo night club and The Phoenix bar.
■ Baan Isaan Thai Gourmet opened last month at 115 North Locust Hill Drive.
Baan is a Thai word meaning "house" and Isaan is the region of Thailand from which the food derives, co-owner Jonathan Weiss said. "The special cuisine originates from the people of the northeastern region of Thailand, including Udon Thani, Nong Khai, Koen Khen and Korat. My wife (Mia) is from this region and prepares every dish herself," he said.
The menu includes moo yang (roasted pork served with prick naam chim sauce), yam neua (seared rump steak with pepper, lemon and mint sauce), coconut beef with red curry, and fried beef in oyster sauce. Call (859) 309-0534 or go to Baanisaan.net.
■ In 1991, Gene and Natasha Williams opened a small café on Southland Drive that served Russian food and Turkish coffee. Twenty years — and a move to downtown — later, Natasha's Bistro & Bar is a popular restaurant and performance space.
Natasha's will celebrate its 20th anniversary this month with half-price lunch buffet on Tuesdays, and customer nostalgia and community night on Thursdays. An alumni reunion party will be at 10 p.m. Friday. Natasha's is at 112 Esplanade. Call (859) 259-2754 or go to Beetnik.com.
■ Former NFL star Babe Parilli will sign copies of his book, Kentucky Babe, from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday at Casanova Restaurant, 855 South Broadway. Parilli, a cousin of Casanova owner Leonardo Capezzuto, was an all-America quarterback for the University of Kentucky under Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant. He played in the pros for the Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders. Capezzuto will give a restaurant gift certificate with every book purchase.
■ Akielo Temple Daughters of the Nile Marching Patrol will have a spaghetti dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at Oleika Shrine Center, 326 Southland Drive. Tickets are $7, $4 for children 10 and younger. The menu includes spaghetti with meat sauce, mixed salad, garlic bread, dessert and drink.
■ Bogart's at The Campbell House is having a toy drive for the holidays. There's a $5 cover charge on the weekend, but admission is free during November if you bring an unwrapped toy. Toys go to AVOL Kids and Toys for Tots. Donations may be dropped off from 4 to 11 p.m. daily. Bogart's is at 1375 South Broadway. Call (859) 519-1365.
■ Orchid Flower, 3090 Old Todds Road, will have a "design your own sushi" class from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. The cost is $30. Call (859) 543-1126. Reservations deadline is Saturday.
■ Onizim's, 735 East Main Street, is selling all bottles of wine for $5 over cost. A $3 discount is offered on appetizers and bowls of gumbo, jambalaya and crawfish bisque from 4 to 10 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. Call (859) 266-9000or go to Onizims.com.
■ The Julep Cup, 111 Woodland Avenue, serves brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, and it's accompanied by live music Sundays. Brunch features eggs Oscar, waffles, pancakes, and omelets. Call (859) 226-0300.
■ European Delights Gourmet Bakery, 221 East Brannon Road at Brannon Crossing in Jessamine County, has added new holiday items to its lineup. It includes pumpkin cheesecake, and cranberry and walnut tart. Call (859) 271-7000 or go to Europeandelightsbakery.com.
■ Kenny Allen, who trained under local barbecue expert Jesse Morse at Old Happy Days BBQ, has taken his barbecue wagon on the road. You'll see his Pitmasters BBQ tent at events throughout the fall and spring, but if you want a smoked turkey for Thanksgiving, give him a call. He also will cater your holiday party. Call (859) 229-4322.
■ Three Suns Bistro, 298 East Brannon Road at Brannon Crossing, is serving a buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24. There will be herb-roasted turkey, brown sugar-glazed ham, braised beef brisket, and pecan-fried chicken with praline glaze. The regular menu will be served from 5 to 9 p.m. Call (859) 245-0048.
■ Tommy Walters' Furlongs Catering and Staxx BBQ, 11 Carson Place, Frankfort, will smoke or fry your Thanksgiving turkey. You also may pick up smoked ham, assorted sides and desserts for the holiday meal. Call (859) 913-5611 or (502) 352-2515. The deadline to order is Nov. 21.
■ Corner Wine, 835 Euclid Avenue, now is open Sunday. Hours are 2 to 7 p.m. Call (859) 381-0990or go to Cornerwinelexington.com.
■ Oliva Bella's newest extra-virgin olive oil, Olio Sardo, has arrived. You may sample it at The Tasting Room, 400 Old Vine Street. Call (859) 983-3567.