Last-minute Father's Day idea: Brunch at Alfalfa Restaurant, 141 East Main Street, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Specials include flank steak and eggs (garlic and citrus marinated seared flank steak with two local eggs any style, guacamole, roasted tomato salsa and corn tortillas) and crab cake Benedict, and stuffed French toast (house-made cinnamon bread french toast stuffed with local bacon and served with whipped maple butter and bourbon pecan sauce).
■ Also, every Friday night in July, Alfalfa will have a fish fry featuring wild-caught Kentucky blue catfish from Land Between the Lakes.
■ Lexington Humane Society, 1600 Old Frankfort Pike, will have its annual Catapalooza, sponsored by Lexington Hospital for Cats, from noon to 4 p.m. July 11. (This was rescheduled from Saturday due to expected inclement weather.) Celebrate felines and enjoy food, drinks, a live band, and lots of activities and giveaways.
■ Coba Cocina, 2041 Richmond Road, will add a summer menu Monday. Highlights include tequila-flamed queso fundido (Oaxaca, jack and Cotija cheese mixed with fire-roasted poblanos and flamed with tequila); Southern fried chicken tacos with buttermilk-iceberg slaw and green tomato pico de gallo; and shrimp and grits, made with ranchero-simmered shrimp with grilled cactus and jalapeno grits.
■ Portofino Restaurant, 249 East Main Street, a recipient of The Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for the past 15 years, is hosting a winemaker dinner with Wente, a five-generation family producer. Wente is a high-value vintner located across the San Francisco Bay in Livermore Valley, just south of Napa. Chef Jordan Noel will pair six wines with five early-summer courses and a winery representative will explain the fine points of the wines and the process of creating them. It's $89 a person, including tax and tip. Reservations are limited. Call (859) 253-9300.
■ The Lexington Farmers Market, downtown at the Cheapside Pavilion, 251 West Main Street on Saturday and at 348 Southland Drive on Sunday, has summer beans: roma, white half-runners, stringless tenderettes, and more. There also are peaches, tomatoes, cantaloupe, watermelon, squash, zucchini, and fresh garlic and garlic scape pesto, along with local meats, breads, honey and cheeses. Learn more at Lexingtonfarmersmarket.com.
■ The Bluegrass Farmers Market, open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Liquor Barn in Hamburg, 1837 Plaudit Place, and at Azur, 3070 Lakecrest Circle, Suite 550, will welcome the summer and celebrate Fathers Day this weekend with burgers and lamb for the grill. The summer season brings in squash, zucchini, green onions, Swiss chard, fresh cabbage, jams and jellies, fresh cut flowers, and herbs and packaged seasoning.
■ The Jessamine Growers Farmers Market, behind City Hall at the corner of Main and Rice streets in Wilmore, will have locally grown blueberries, mulberries, popcorn, rhubarb, honey, fresh herbs, greens, tomatoes, potatoes and other seasonal vegetables, eggs, garden transplants, perennials and freshly milled cornmeal. Hours are 8 a.m. to noon Saturday,
■ Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown is releasing a new whiskey, 1792 Sweet Wheat. Distilled in 2007, the recipe features wheat as the secondary grain, rather than traditional rye, giving it a distinct flavor profile with hints of caramel, vanilla and ripe fruit, mingling with notes of deep oak tannins and tobacco. It's bottled at 91.2 proof, and it's in stores this summer at the suggested retail price of $32.99.
■ Clawdaddy's will be at the St. Jude's Sweepstakes House at 2573 Pascoli Place in the Tuscany development in Hamburg from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday with their Maine lobster rolls and a free Whoopie Pie to each father, with a purchase.