Carla Hall, popular co-host of The Chew, will be the celebrity chef at this year's Kentucky Proud Incredible Food Show on Oct. 24. Tickets go on sale soon.
A native of Nashville, Hall was a fan favorite competitor on Bravo's Top Chef, with her catch phrase, "hootie hoo." She has a line of tiny cookies, her "petite bites of love."
Pre-sale tickets to the $40 reserved section for Carla Hall's Cooking Demonstrations will start at 10 a.m. Tuesday; pre-sale is available through the First In Line email club. Sign up for the email club at Rupparena.com.
A limited number of seats located on stage for the 3 p.m. presentation are available for $100 per seat. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. June 5, at the Lexington Center Ticket Office, (859) 233-3535, and Ticketmaster.com. Non-reserved, general admission tickets are $20 and include admission to the 11 a.m. or 3 p.m. show as well as all seminars, demonstrations and The Marketplace exhibit hall. For more information, call (859) 233-4567 or visit Incrediblefoodshow.com.
■ The Beer Trappe, 811 Euclid Avenue, is celebrating its fifth anniversary all next week, beginning Monday. It will be tapping three or four specialty craft beers every day, including: Avery Uncle Jacobs Stout, Bells Wild One, West 6th Snake Cake, Founders Blis Blast IPA, Lagunitas Sucks, Prairie Bomb, Three Floyds Blackheart and North Coast Brandy Barrel Aged Cellar Reserve. Call (859) 309-0911.
■ The June menu at Greentree Tea Room, 521 W. Short Street, is chilled cucumber soup, cherry scone with cherry curd and Fayette cream, tropical chicken salad, tomato aspics, white pimento cheese and carrot round tea sandwiches, amaretto wedding cup cakes, chocolate tea cookies, strawberry mousse and Ceylon tea. Reservations are required. Call (859) 455-9660 or visit Greentreetearoom.com
■ Holly Hill Inn, 426 North Winter Street in Midway, has added a bistro plate item to its weeknight menu. "The bistro plates will vary from week to week, created from what local farms are offering," chef and owner Ouita Michel said. "Look for our gourmet burgers, hot chicken and more." The bistro plate is $18; with a salad and dessert, $25. For reservations, call (859) 846-4732.
■ Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen may be returning to Lexington: A proposal has been filed with the city for a restaurant at Old Paris Pike and New Circle Road.
■ The Bluegrass Farmers' Market will have strawberries, asparagus, lettuce, greens, beef, pork, lamb, jams, eggs and more. It's open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Liquor Barn Hamburg, 1837 Plaudit Place, and Azur Restaurant & Patio, 3070 Lakecrest Circle, Suite 550. Visit Bluegrassfarmersmarket.org for more information.
■ Lexington Farmers Market will have fresh seasonal fruits (including strawberries and peaches) as well as vegetables and flowers, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Cheapside Pavilion, 241 West Main Street, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at 348 Southland Drive.
■ The Jim Beam American Stillhouse, 526 Happy Hollow Road in Clermont, is having the second annual Father's Day Bourbonque on June 19. It includes a VIP tasting experience complete with bourbon-inspired dishes with master distiller Fred Noe and his son, Freddie, samples and a guided tour. Tickets are $65 each; reservations at AmericanStillhouse.com. Limited seating.
■ Watch for some new food trucks around town. According to Mindy Rohr, who writes the Love, Lexington blog and food news for VisitLEX, The Cheezy Mac, The Epic Cure and Great Bagel have all gone mobile, too. Shouldn't be hard to spot Great Bagel's bright orange Winniebagel.