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Holly Hill Inn boasts local meats, veggies; Food Truck Friday today

Holly Hill Inn’s sustainably fished grouper from Florida, pan-seared and served with little peas, pearl onions, turned potatoes, roasted mushrooms and arugula pesto.
Holly Hill Inn’s sustainably fished grouper from Florida, pan-seared and served with little peas, pearl onions, turned potatoes, roasted mushrooms and arugula pesto. Photo provided

Chef Tyler McNabb at Holly Hill Inn is using local meats, mushrooms and vegetables in his mid-June dinner menu at the Holly Hill Inn, 426 North Winter Street in Midway. Kentucky native-turned-Florida fishmonger Kelly Probst is sending fresh, sustainably fished grouper from Florida next week. McNabb braises Berkshire pork shank from Stone Cross Farm in bourbon and sorghum and serves it in pan juices with fig agrodolce, local mustard and collard greens, polenta, and roasted Harukai turnips from Happy Place Organics. Also on the menu: a prime ribeye seared in duck fat, served with red wine reduction and green goddess butter. Go to Hollyhillinn.com. Dinner reservations begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Call 859-846-4732.

▪  Food Truck Friday is back with Bradford BBQ, Crank & Boom, Crazy Bout Cajun, Gastro Gnomes, HogFathers BBQ, JHS Catering, Jasmine Rice, Kentucky Strong BBQ, Mad Mike’s, Rick & Sons Hot Dogs, That’s How We Roll, and Who Wants Waffles, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Herald-Leader’s front parking lot, 100 Midland Avenue. Join the LexGo Eat ladies for lunch.

▪  The Beer Cheese Festival is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in downtown Winchester. For $5 you can get a festival wristband to sample and vote for your favorite beer cheese from commercial vendors. Amateurs can enter their own beer cheese for blind judging. Go to Beercheesefestival.com. There will be other foods for purchase, live music, a beer garden, and arts and crafts.

▪  The Lexington Public Library, 140 East Main Street, will have its Bluegrass & Bourbon fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. June 10 at the main library. Tickets are $35 in advance, $45 at the door. Go to Lexpublib.org. There will be live bluegrass by Restless Leg String Band, a silent auction, light hors d’oeuvres, West Sixth Brewing beer and Blanton’s Bourbon. The event is for a new children’s programming room at the Eastside Branch.

▪  Kentucky Cork, Tap & Barrel is 5 to 9 p.m. June 10 at the Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside park. It’s free; anyone 21 or older can buy wine, beer and bourbon by the glass, or participate in tastings. There will be live music, food, and arts and crafts. The next event is July 8.

▪  Lexington Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Cheapside Park and 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Sunday at Southland Drive, will have fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, plants, bread, honey, spring greens and flowers.

▪  Boone Creek Creamery, 2416 Palumbo Drive, will have asiago cheese, aged two years, at the Lexington Farmers Market for the last time this weekend, while supplies last. String cheese will be coming back.

▪  Bluegrass Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Azur, 3070 Lakecrest Circle, and Liquor Barn, 1837 Plaudit Place, will have strawberries, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, lettuces, beef, pork and lamb cuts, eggs, heirloom tomatoes, kale, fresh-cut flowers, onions, breads, jams and jellies, soaps, herbs, plants, green beans, barbecue sandwiches and sauces.

▪  Jessamine Growers Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday behind City Hall at the corner of Main and Rice streets in Wilmore, will have locally grown blueberries, spring greens, asparagus and other seasonal vegetables, local honey and eggs, vegetable garden transplants, hanging baskets, perennials and trees.

▪  Chevy Chase Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, now in front of John’s New Classic Shoes at 316 South Ashland Avenue, will have meat, eggs, fresh seasonal produce including lettuce and strawberries; soap and honey; and flowers and fresh herbs.

▪  Herb’n Renewal and Valley Oak Produce will be in front of Pedal the Planet, 3450 Richmond Road, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday with corn, tomatoes, strawberries, peaches, melons, green beans, potatoes, squash, herb seasoning, eggs, handcrafted soaps and more.

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