Jonathan Lundy, chef/owner of Jonathan at Gratz Park, is serving king crab in traditional and innovative ways this weekend.
The king crab tasting menu features five small plates: crab Rangoon; deviled crab brûlée (a spicy custard with crab and a burned-sugar topping), king crab Louie salad, chilled crab and corn chowder, and petite veal Oscar with crab meat and asparagus. The cost is $45.
The dessert, $8, is a petite baked Alaska.
Dinner is 5 to 10 p.m. Call (859) 252-4949 or go to www.jagp.info.
Change your calendars
Talon Winery's BBQ Cook-off and Concert to benefit Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm has been postponed. The event, which was to be Friday, has been tentatively rescheduled for Aug. 15. Call Talon at (859) 971-3214.
A bountiful buffet
Campbell's in Paris, 519 Main Street, is having a buffet on Saturday featuring Tuscan roasted pork loin, Mediterranean broiled cod and a variety of garden vegetables. The cost is $14.95. Call (859) 987-5164 or go to www.campbellsinparis.com.
Thai Orchid Café, 1030 South Broadway, now has outdoor seating for enjoying summer specials. For the season, the café is offering chicken satay salad, Thai chicken salad, caramel chicken with cashews, and fried banana rolls. Call (859) 288-2170 or go to www.thaiorchidcafe.net.
Join the dinner crush
Horseshoe Bend Vineyards, 1187 Lawson Lane in Willisburg, is serving dinner on the crush pad at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The menu features filet of beef with blackberry wine sauce. The cost is $35. Call (859) 375-0296 or go to www.horseshoebend-ky.com.
It'll be patriotic to eat out
Saul Good Restaurant & Pub is joining Military Missions Inc. to raise money for Kentucky soldiers.
On July 4, the restaurant will offer half-price menu items as an incentive to generate donations for the program, which provides care packages for every Kentucky soldier deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. Donations will be accepted from noon to 8 p.m. Saul Good is at The Plaza at Fayette Mall, 3801 Mall Road. Call (859) 273-4663 or go to www.saulgoodpub.com.
Market moves for a day
The Lexington Pride Festival will be at Cheapside Park on Saturday, so the Lexington Farmers Market will move to Maxwell Street and South Broadway.
"It's just for that day only," farmer Susan Miller said. "We'll be back at Cheapside the next Saturday."
Fresh this week at the market are tomatoes, bok choy, cucumbers, broccoli and cauliflower.
Another chance to buy fresh
The Woodford County Farmers Market now is open 3 to 6 p.m. Mondays at Falling Springs Recreation Center in Versailles.
The market also is open 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays on Main Street in the parking lot of Versailles Presbyterian Church and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at Courthouse Square.
This week, farmers will have steaks, ribs, black raspberries, blackberries, sorghum, summer squash, beer cheese, zucchini, black walnuts, new potatoes, onions, broccoli, cabbage, tomatoes, leeks and June apples.
Farmers market report
The Bluegrass Farmers Market will have blueberries, raspberries, rhubarb, cabbage, cucumbers, fingerling and new potatoes, lettuce mixes, greens, onions, summer squash, herb seasonings and honey. The market is open from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 3450 Richmond Road, in the parking lot of Pedal the Planet Bike Shop and Fast Signs. Go to www.bluegrassfarmersmarket.org.