Athenian Grill and Deli has opened in The Barn at The Summit at Fritz Farm. The latest addition to the food hall has food similar to the offerings at Ilias Pappas’ other Athenian Grill restaurants, 313 South Ashland Avenue and 115 North Locust Hill Drive. The Barn, which opened earlier this month, features local vendors including Dan Wu’s Atomic Ramen, Crank & Boom, Smithtown Seafood, Pasture by Marksbury Farm and Whiskey Bear. Kentucky for Kentucky will have a store inside.
▪ Apple spice is the cupcake special for fall at The Midway Bakery, 510 South Winter Street in Midway. The apple spice cupcake, frosted with a salted caramel Swiss meringue buttercream, is available at the bakery or in Lexington at Smithtown Seafood, 501 West Sixth Street; Smithtown at the Summit, 119 Marion Street; and Windy Corner Market, 4595 Bryan Station Road. Call 859-846-4336 to place an order.
▪ Windy Corner Market manager Devin Armstrong is creating a series of fall milkshakes at the restaurant, 4595 Bryan Station Road. The Apple Pie Milkshake has vanilla soft-serve ice cream and pieces of Midway Bakery sour cream apple pie, garnished with a piece of pie crust. For October, look for the Pumpkin Pie shake. Call 859-294-9338.
▪ Bojangles is introducing the all-new Pork Chop Griller biscuit for $1.99. Marinated in an all-new dry rub seasoning blend featuring peppery undertones, the pork chop is served inside a hot, made-from-scratch Bojangles buttermilk biscuit.
▪ Olive Garden’s pumpkin cheesecake has returned: This seasonal favorite is topped with whipped cream, a caramel drizzle and ginger cookie crumbles.
▪ Kroger has added ClickList pickup at the Millpond Center store off Man o’ War Boulevard at 3650 Boston Road. You can place your order online at Kroger.com and pick up groceries at the drive-through stand in front of the store. Kroger also offers ClickList pickup at the Richmond Road, Bryan Station, Tates Creek, Leestown Road, Beaumont Centre, Brannon Crossing in Nicholasville, Marketplace Circle in Georgetown, and Versailles Marketplace.
▪ Jessamine Growers Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday behind City Hall at Main and Rice streets in Wilmore, will have locally grown tomatoes, squash, pumpkins and gourds, potatoes and other seasonal vegetables, herbs, local honey and eggs, cut flowers, and perennials.
▪ Bluegrass Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Liquor Barn, 1837 Plaudit Place in Hamburg, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Azur, 3070 Lakecrest Circle, will have beans, tomatoes, potatoes, eggs, honey, jams, beef and pork.
▪ Nicholasville Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 717 North Main Street, will have tomatoes, watermelons, lettuces, squash, green beans, cucumbers, carrots, beets, greens, candy onions, flowers, jams and jellies, baked breads, black Angus beef, specialty roasted coffees and items from Kentucky artisans.
▪ Lexington Farmers Market, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Cheapside Park and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Southland Drive, will have okra, tomatoes, watermelon, beans, peppers, eggplant, greens, cut flowers, lettuces and tomatillos.
▪ Chevy Chase Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at 316 Ashland Avenue, will have fresh seasonal local produce, and pastured meat and eggs.
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