Ice carving champion Michael Stoddart will have several of his creations on display in downtown Lexington on Thursday.
Stoddart is introducing his new company, Lexington Ice Sculptures, with a carving demonstration at 2 p.m. at Triangle Park. An open house at the ice studio, 333 North Ashland Avenue, will be at 4 p.m., with hors d'oeuvres provided by Seasons Catering. Call (859) 266-6661 or go to Lexingtonicesculptures.com.
The sculptures will be on display at Transylvania University, at Broadway and Third Street; Bigg Blue Martini, 369 West Vine Street; Dudley's on Short, 259 West Short Street; Barney Miller's, 232 East Main Street; the Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza, 120 North Limestone; Atomic Café, 265 North Limestone; Fayette Cigar Store, 137 East Main Street; and Sam's Hot Dog Stand, 109 North Limestone.
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■ Abuelo's, 3395 Nicholasville Road, has brought back one of its most popular seafood dishes, pescado Mazatlán, for Lent. The special, offered through April 1, features shrimp and sea scallops in a light lemon sauce and topped with a cucumber salsa.
Other seafood entrées include: wood-grilled Norwegian salmon filet topped with a lemon wine sauce; tilapia sautéed with fresh shrimp, scallops, and tomatoes; crepes filled with fresh guacamole, covered in a wine sauce with shrimp, scallops, mushrooms, fresh spinach and roasted peppers; and wood-grilled barramundi filets. Call (859) 971-0922 or go to Abuelos.com.
■ Casanova, 855 South Broadway, will serve three specials this week. Included are bronzini, a fish fresh from the Mediterranean Sea and cooked in a light fresh tomato sauce; a fish trio of grilled lobster, sword fish and shrimp; and fettuccine Montanara, made with fresh fettuccine, wild mushrooms and green peas in a creamy brandy sauce. Call (859) 309-3313 or go to Casanovaky.com.
■ Alfalfa Restaurant, 141 East Main Street, will have its third annual Casimir Pulaski dinner from 5:30 to 8 p.m. March 8. Pulaski, for whom Pulaski County is named, was a Polish army officer who fought and died in the Revolutionary War. He is reputed to have saved George Washington's life. Specials include Kentucky Stonecross Farm kielbasa, house-made potato Cheddar pierogies, cabbage rolls and Polish beer. Call (859) 253-0014.
■ The Kiwanis Club of Lexington will have its 17th annual "all-you-can-eat soup day" Thursday. The menu includes bean soup, chili, vegetable soup and corn bread. The cost is $8, or two for $15. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 150 East High Street.
Proceeds go to Harrison Elementary School's backpack program and a health clinic with Shoulder to Shoulder Global in Ecuador. Contact Wayne Sullivan at (859) 619-8130 or Way8405@aol.com.
■ Bluegrass Mystery Theater will present a murder mystery dinner at Equus Run Vineyards at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets for the three-course dinner and Irish mystery show are $48. A wine tasting at 6:15 p.m. is an additional $5. Call (859) 846-9463 or go to Equusrunvineyards.com. The vineyard is at 1280 Moores Mill Road in Midway.