If you're heading to Shaker Village this weekend for the Well Crafted Festival (See Walter Tunis' cover story on the music lineup) make sure you bring an appetite. There will be food trucks and more, including Crank & Boom craft ice cream, Mintons, Rolling Oven, Red State BBQ, Great Bagel, Midway School Bakery, Gents Original ginger ale, Chef Mikey & Co. and Gelato Gilberto.
The $25 admission ticket gets you a complimentary pint glass, and there will also be 16 craft breweries represented, including Country Boy, Ethereal, Blue Stallion, Rooster Brewing, West Sixth and Alltech.
■ Keeneland wants racing fans to experience what Breeders' Cup will be like: More than 2,000 seats and dining options, going in for the championships, will be available for the fall racing meet, Oct. 2-24. Tickets for the Club Lawn Chalet, available Fridays and Saturdays, are $80 per person and include general admission, lunch buffet and a race-day program. Seating is sold by tables of six only.
Tickets for the Saddling Paddock Chalet, available Fridays and Saturdays, are $80 per person and include general admission, lunch buffet and a race-day program. Seating sold by tables of six only.
Tickets for Loge Boxes, available every race day during the fall meet, seat six. Prices include general admission: $200 per box on Saturday, $150 per box on Friday, $100 per box Wednesday, Thursday or Sunday. Reserve seats online at Keeneland.com (click on the Tickets and Dining tab under Racing.)
■ Food Truck Friday at Cheapside Pavilion from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today will benefit No Kill Central Kentucky Regional Humane Society. Participating trucks include J. Render's BBQ, Jirl Foods, Clawdaddy's and A Little Red Wagon.
■ Listen in to Food, News & Chews Radio on WVLK 590 AM, at 1 p.m. every Saturday. This week I'll be on, talking about local restaurants and food news with Sylvia Lovely, chef Jeremy Ashby and host Twitch.
■ Wild Thyme Cooking, 1060 Chinoe Road, is offering special catering menus for Picnic with the Pops, Aug. 14 and 15. You can place custom orders for baskets featuring Kentucky Proud meats and produce through Thursday for pick-up at the store from 4 to 5:30 p.m. the evening of the Pops. Place a custom order online for one or for a whole table. There's a free beignet appetizer with each order. For more information, go to Wildthymecooking.com or call (859) 523-2665.
■ For August, Bakery Blessings & Bookstore @ the Bar, 1999 Harrodsburg Road, will have chilled peach and broccoli cheddar soups on the menu, and sweet treats for teachers. Call Jan at (859) 554-6044 to place an order.
■ The Lexington Farmers Market will have fresh seasonal produce and flowers, along with artisan cheeses and breads, garlic, honey, jam and more from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Cheapside Pavilion, 241 West Main Street, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at 348 Southland Drive.
■ The Bluegrass Farmers' Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Azur, 3070 Lakecrest Circle, and Hamburg Liquor Barn, 1837 Plaudit Place, will have summer vegetables such fresh tomatoes, green beans, and sweet corn and more.
■ Jessamine Growers Farmers' Market, behind City Hall at Main and Rice streets in Wilmore, will have locally grown blueberries, honey, fresh herbs, greens, tomatoes, green beans and other seasonal vegetables, eggs, cut flowers and perennials. It's open 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.
■ Chevy Chase Farmers' Market, at High Street and Euclid Avenue, will have locally produced chicken, pork, lamb, beef, duck and eggs, as well as local tomatoes, garlic, peppers, melons and seasonal fruits and vegetables. It opens at 10 a.m. Sunday.