Join the Maker's Mark team including COO Rob Samuels, director of innovation Janet Conner, and master distillers Greg Davis and Dave Pudlow from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at The Apiary, 218 Jefferson Street for a charitable bourbon event benefitting Seedleaf. Tickets are $65 per person; includes admission, a cocktail, bourbon samples, heavy hors d'oeurves, and a special gift. Tickets are limited. Seedleaf is a Lexington charity dedicated to making sustainable, healthy and affordable food available to those at hunger's risk. Order tickets at bit.ly/1H3wKB5.
■ University of Kentucky's Food Connection's First Friday forum Nov. 6 will focus on coffee and local roasters. Breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m. with discussion at 8:30 a.m. at the E.S. Good Barn, 1451 University Drive on campus.
■ Chef instructor Annette Schroeder joins Wild Thyme Cooking School, 1060 Chinoe Road, for a chef's table with a Thai menu 6:30 p.m. Nov. 6. Schroeder will show you how to cook a Thai dinner party of fresh rice rolls, peanut sauce, Thai hot sauce, green papaya salad, aromatic pan-steamed mussels, satay beef, green mango dip, coconut chicken soup, pineapple red curry with shrimp, and jasmine custard with coconut cream. Reserve a spot at Wildthymecooking.com; $60 per person.
■ Good Foods Co-op, 455 Southland Drive, will have a sampling event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 7. Meet local producers and sample their products.
■ Hanna's on Lime, 214 South Limestone, will offer the restaurant's Thanksgiving special Nov. 11. Get turkey and dressing, fresh cranberries, one side and a roll for $8.95. Open Tuesday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 252-6264 for delivery.
■ Food Truck Friday at Cheapside Pavilion on Main Street from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., will benefit Lexington Rescue Mission. Trucks include J. Render's BBQ, Rolling Oven, Mr. Gyro and Cheezy Mac.
■ Louisville Distilling Company is releasing Angel's Envy Cask Strength this month in select markets. Only 7,500 bottles will be released. Suggested retail price for a 750ml bottle is $169.99. According to the tasting notes, the 127.9-proof bourbon has a heavy caramel nose, followed by orange peel and blueberry with a palate of pound cake, root beer, candy corn and fruit.
■ Alltech is hosting a News and Brews event at the Alltech Lexington Downtown Brewery and Distillery at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 11 with a reception, tour, hors d'oeuvres, and launch of the ONE: Alltech Ideas Conference in Kentucky. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 6. Registration is complimentary.
■ Bluegrass Farmers Market, at the Liquor Barn in Hamburg at 1837 Plaudit Place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, will have herb seasoning, handcrafted soaps and baked goods, beef, pork lamb and flowers. Possibly some kale and lettuce.
■ Lexington Farmers' Market will be back downtown at Cheapside Pavilion on Main Street on Saturday and on Southland Drive on Sunday with seasonal fruits and vegetables, honey, baked goods, cheese and more.