Smoke is billowing at City Barbeque. The chain's second Kentucky location is scheduled to open Friday at 3292 Richmond Road, next to Zaxby's.
Since opening in 1999 in Columbus, Ohio, City Barbeque has received Best Rib and Best Pulled Chicken in Cincinnati; and Best Tailgate Fare by Ohio Magazine.
The menu offers North Carolina-style pulled pork, beef brisket and pulled chicken. St. Louis-style ribs are slow-smoked over aged hickory wood. Every week there's Rib Bone Tuesday, when a rib bone is $1.15. Sides and desserts are prepared in-house.
Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Go to Citybbq.com.
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■ Double H BBQ is a new lunch spot at 1244 Versailles Road, next to O'Reilly's AutoParts. Owned by brothers Ernie and Bill Hanley, it serves hand-rubbed, hickory-smoked pulled pork, brisket, baby back ribs and tenderloin, prepared on site. Traditional hot and mild red sauces, as well as an Alabama-style white sauce, are available. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; takeout and catering are available. Call (859) 523-4227.
■ Extreme Pizza is open at 2304 Sir Barton Way in Hamburg Place. The San Francisco-based chain is mostly on the West Coast. "This is the first of its kind to open in Kentucky," Lexington franchise owner Vince Swecker said. "If you check out the menu you will notice that there are many styles of pizzas, subs, wings and salads available that are not often seen at other pizza restaurants. We offer a wheat crust and a gluten-free crust." Go to Extremepizza.com. Call (859) 543-0000.
Father's Day dining
■ Casanova Italian Restaurant, 855 South Broadway, is accepting reservations for Father's Day. Specials include gnocchi with mozzarella, osso buco and eggplant Siciliana. Call (859) 309-3313 or go to Casanovaky.com.
■ Holly Hill Inn, 426 North Winter Street in Midway, will serve a special Father's Day menu Sunday. Entrees include prime rib. The cost is $25, and a children's menu is available. Call (859) 846-4732 or go to Hollyhillinn.com.
Also, Family Night is back at the inn. On Friday night, while parents relax with a multicourse dinner, the staff will entertain children with games, crafts and their own menu. A four-course dinner menu is $40. Reservations are available at 6 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. The children's dinner is served at 6:30, and supervised child care is provided from 6 to 8 p.m.; the cost for up to three children is $10 per family, which includes meals and activities. Each additional child is $5.
■ The Lafayette High School football team is celebrating Father's Day with a waffle breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at O'Charley's Restaurant, 2270 Nicholasville Road, in Zandale Shopping Center. The cost is $5.
■ Azur Restaurant & Patio, 3070 Lakecrest Circle, will serve a special brunch menu from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday; dinner service begins at 5 p.m. The menu includes steak and eggs, grilled lamb chops and wild mushroom omelet. Call (859) 296-1007 or go to Azurrestaurant.com.
■ In celebration of Día de los Padres, Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant at Fayette Mall, 3395 Nicholasville Road, is giving dads who dine there Sunday a Father's Day card that includes an offer for a complimentary chile con queso appetizer. Call (859) 971-0922.
■ Saul Good Restaurant & Pub is serving a Father's Day menu through Sunday. Included are black Angus rib-eye steak, Cajun chicken pasta, center-cut pork chop and prime sirloin steak. Locations are 1808 Alysheba Way, (859) 317-9200; and 3801 Mall Road, (859) 273-4663. Go go Saulgoodpub.com.
■ Wild Thyme Cooking School, 1060 Chinoe Road, is having a bake sale from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. At the cooking school camp My Lemon "Aide" Stand, children learned baking techniques and made items that will be sold at the bake sale. The money will benefit West Liberty Elementary School, which was damaged by a tornado earlier this year. Call (859) 523-2665 or go to Wildthymecooking.com.
■ The menu for Greek Dinner Night on Saturday at the Greek Orthodox Church, 920 Tates Creek Road, features the Ionian region of Greece, and wines from Acres of Land will be served. Dinner will be 5:30 to 8 p.m. Chef Chris Eliopoulos will prepare chicken in orange glaze, tilapia in spinach, and pork loin. A la carte items are available.
Farmers market report
■ Bluegrass Farmers Market's Willow Oak location is open at 730 Millpond Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The original location, on Richmond Road in the parking lot of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs, also is open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday. It will have fresh corn on Saturday. Go to Localharvest.org/blog/29529.
■ Midway Farmers Market is open 3 to 6 p.m. Monday in the parking lot at Darlin' Jean's, 204 North Gratz Street.
■ Woodford County Farmers Market is open 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at Courthouse Square in Versailles, and 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot at Versailles Presbyterian Church, 130 North Main Street.
■ Ted's Farm Fresh Produce has a vegetable stand in the parking lot of Sarah's Corner Café, 4300 Winchester Road, at Cleveland Road, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.