Long gone are the days when bottles of milk were delivered to your door before the rooster crowed. Now, the delivery of bottles of juice is 21st-century cool.
The Weekly Juicery, 436 Old Vine Street, is a juice bar where you can drink green lemonade or sweet beet punch with a friend, or subscribe to a weekly pickup or delivery of freshly pressed juice.
Kimmye Bohannon and her business partner, Elizabeth Beal, started selling weekly subscriptions of juice in October. "We started with five weekly juicers and grew to nearly 100 before December," Bohannon said. They opened the retail juice bar May 23.
"When I ran the New York City Marathon in 2010, I went to a juice bar called Organic Avenue. I told my husband, 'This is fantastic. We have to do this.' He said, 'You're crazy,'" Bohannon said. Later, while on a beach vacation in Florida, they visited For the Health of It juice bar. "We decided to do it," she said.
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Fresh vegetables and fruits are cold-pressed in the early morning and are ready for delivery or pickup or in individual servings at the juice bar.
The juice bar is open 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The menu includes summer julep (watermelon, cold-pressed lemon juice, fresh mint, pure vanilla extract, pure stevia extract), sweet dream (banana, almond butter, almond milk, unsweetened organic cocoa, organic raw blue agave, cinnamon, pure stevia extract) and cool kale energy (organic kale, cucumber, organic beets, lemons, fresh ginger, pure stevia extract). Call (859) 368-8000.
■ Reed Valley Orchard, 239 Lail Lane in Paris, will have its annual Blueberry Jubilee and Pancake Day on Saturday. Fresh blueberry pancakes will be served until 1:30 p.m., and you can pick your own blueberries until 5:30 p.m. Entertainment will include line dancers and singer Lauren Mink. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call (859) 987-6480 or go to Reedvalleyorchard.com.
■ Wilson Nurseries, 3690 East-West Connector Road in Frankfort, will have its second annual Bluegrass Eggfest this weekend. On Friday, dinner at its Sage Garden Café will feature menu items prepared on the Big Green Egg grill. Live entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m. On Saturday, guest grillers will prepare barbecued dishes on the Big Green Egg. Call (502) 223-1488 or go to Wilsonnurseriesky.com.
■ WineStyles, 2535 Nicholasville Road, will pour two wines for tasting Friday and Saturday. Bel-Air peach bellini, a sparkling wine from California, and a fruity sangria from Spain will be available by the glass from the wine bar. Call (859) 278-9463 or go to Winestyles.net/lexington.
■ Alfalfa Restaurant, 141 East Main Street, will serve brunch on the Fourth of July from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — after the Bluegrass 10,000 race and before the parade. The menu includes pancakes made with Black Diamond berries and tomato-basil omelets with Boone Creek Creamery's tangy Welsh caerphilly cheese. On Saturday evenings during summer, all bottles of wine are $5 off. Call (859) 253-0014 or go to Alfalfarestaurant.com.
■ Josie's, 821 Chevy Chase Place, now serves beer and wine to complement the shrimp and grits, fried chicken and pasta. Included are beers from Kentucky Ale and West Sixth Brewing Co. Beginning Monday, hours will be 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Call (859) 523-8328 or go to Josieslex.com.
■ Natasha's Bistro & Bar, 112 Esplanade, has a seafood special Friday and Saturday. Included is a sesame-crusted tuna fillet served with shaved fennel and orange slaw, and topped with crisp leek straws. The farmers market brunch, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, features bacon from Hillside Farms, eggs from Emily's in Scott County and "orange twist bliss" from The Weekly Juicery. Call (859) 259 2754.
■ Rossi's Restaurant, 1060 Chinoe Road, offers a dinner special daily, and to go with the chef's creation, a glass of chardonnay or cabernet is priced at $3. On Tuesdays, featured bottles of wines are half-price. Call (859) 335-8788 or go to Rossis-restaurant.com.
■ The summer menu at Casanova's, 855 South Broadway, includes prosciutto and melon, veal peperonata and fettuccine di mare. Call (859) 309-3313 or go to Casanovaky.com.
Farmers market reports
■ Winchester/Clark County Farmers Market is open 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, in the parking lot of Bluegrass Heritage Museum, 217 South Main Street.
■ Bluegrass Farmers Market has berries, and the Willow Oak location has added Thursday to its schedule. Locations and hours are: 3450 Richmond Road, in the Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs parking lot, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday; and 730 Millpond Road, in the parking lot of the Willow Oak Pool, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday. Go to Localharvest.org/blog/29529.