Restaurant News & Reviews

Sale Ale back at Keeneland; West Sixth at Oktoberfest

Country Boy's Keeneland Fall Ale is back, in time for the Keeneland September yearling sale, which runs Monday through Sept. 26. And Country Boy made more this time, so it might last through the November Breeding Stock Sale.

West Sixth Brewing will be at Christ the King's Oktoberfest, Sept. 11-12, along with German food, live music and more. It begins 4 p.m. Friday at 299 Colony Blvd. (See more on pages 14 and 15.)

Centro, a new bar from the folks behind Sabio, is opening at 111 Cheapside, former home of Courtyard Deli, around Sept. 15. Co-owner Javier Lanza said it will be open seven days a week from 4 p.m. to close, except on Saturdays, when Centro will open at 11 a.m. for the Lexington Farmers' Market crowd. Lanza said Centro won't have food for now, but in the future he might bring over nibbles from Sabio, 380 South Mill Street.

Good Foods Co-op, 455 Southland Drive, has added another benefit for owners. In addition to owner appreciation days four times a year when you can get 10 percent off one order/purchase, Good Foods now has special deals for just owners. The owner deals, which will change every two weeks, started Sept. 2. Through Sept. 15, owners can get specials like organic cantaloupe, 2 for $5, Chobani Greek Yogurt 10 for $10, or Cascadian Farm Organic Cereal 2 for $5. And owner appreciation days run through Sunday.

Grimes Mill Winery, 6707 Grimes Mill Road, will be celebrating its fourth anniversary from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. In addition to music by Ron Pen and Tanner (fiddle and banjo) from 3 to 5 p.m., there will be nibbles to snack on. The event is free.

■ The Morris Book Shop, 882 East High Street, will host the third Pen to Plate Dinner 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17. Chef Allison Davis will cook a three-course meal from The Nourished Kitchen, by Jennifer McGruther. It's $65 per person; get tickets online at

■ Kentucky bourbon authorities Susan Reigler and Michael Veach have released The Bourbon Tasting Notebook, an interactive logbook to guide you in sampling bourbons and recording individual tastes. Reigler and Veach sampled every brand featured — over 200 — and documented the flavors, tastes and smells they experienced, along with the proof, age and more for each bourbon. From Acclaim Press, for $19.95.

Devine's Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch, 623 Talmage-Mayo Road in Harrodsburg, is honoring Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in this year's maze. Devine's opens to the public Sept. 11 and runs through Oct. 31 when it will become the "Field of Horror" for Halloween. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday get pork barbecue, corn on the cob, and a drink with each paid admission. It's $8 for ages 13 and over, $6 for 5-12.

Chevy Chase Farmers' Market, open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the corner of Euclid Avenue and High Street, will have beef, pork sausages, lamb, mutton, chicken, eggs, duck, heirloom and cherry tomatoes, beans, sweet corn, squash, homemade breads, okra, apples, peaches, watermelon, peppers, cucumbers, potatoes, herbs and onions.

Jessamine Growers Farmers' Market, behind Wilmore City Hall at the corner of Main and Rice streets from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, will have locally grown spaghetti squash, butternut squash, peppers, green beans, kale and chard, potatoes, apples, honey, fresh ground cornmeal, herbs, eggs, cut flowers and perennials.

Lexington Farmers' Market, at Cheapside Park from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 348 Southland Drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, will have seasonal fruits and vegetables, flowers, garlic, eggs, cheeses, breads, honey, mushrooms, beef and chicken.

Bluegrass Farmers' Market, open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hamburg Liquor Barn, 1837 Plaudit Place, and Azur, 3070 Lakecrest Circle, will have fall fruits and vegetables, including pumpkins and winter squash.