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Seed to Feed highlights dining in Georgetown

Executive chef Jonathan Searle of Lockbox, the restaurant in the 21c Museum Hotel in Lexington, will be a guest chef for one of the Seed to Feed dinners in Georgetown.
Executive chef Jonathan Searle of Lockbox, the restaurant in the 21c Museum Hotel in Lexington, will be a guest chef for one of the Seed to Feed dinners in Georgetown.

Coming July 15 is the first of four monthly Seed to Feed dinners, the brainchild of chef Justin Thompson of Local Feed, 214 South Water Street in Georgetown. He hopes to highlight the Georgetown culinary scene and raise money for Scott County nonprofits. Each dinner will be in a unique location, with a guest chef joining Thompson. The first dinner will be at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Big Barn, with chef Jacob Coronado of 8UP in Louisville highlighting foods of Scott County farms and will benefit the Farms to Food Banks program. Tickets are $75, available at

The second dinner in August will be at the Yuko En Japanese gardens, 700 U.S. 25 in Georgetown, and feature Local Feed sous chef Julian Stone. Chef Jonathan Searle of Lockbox will be the guest chef at the September dinner at Ward Hall. The October dinner will be at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center, featuring chef Patrick Roney of Louisville’s harvest.

▪  Rumi’s Cafe, featuring artisan pastries and homestyle Japanese food, will open in late July at 125 Codell Drive, the former home of popular Yamaguchi’s Sake and Tapas, which closed late last year. Rumi’s Café is working with Nomi Design on the look of the restaurant.

▪  The Warehouse Block Party returns to North Ashland Avenue from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday. The event will feature food vendors, including Culinary Evangelist Dan Wu making cold ramen.

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▪  Red State Taps, 123 Opera Alley in Georgetown, now has an expanded lunch and dinner menu seven days a week. In addition to appetizers including barbecue egg rolls, smoked flatbread pizzas and Opera Alley nachos, the restaurant has the same menu items as the original restaurant, 4020 Georgetown Road in Lexington. Other items include beer-battered catfish sliders. Call 502-642-4960.

▪  Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ’n Biscuits is scheduled to open Thursday at 263 Kroger Way in Versailles. It’s the first company-owned Bojangles in Kentucky.

▪  Grimes Mill Winery, 6707 Grimes Mill Road, will have a “What’s in the barrel” tasting from 1 to 5 p.m. July 9. There will be red and white wines from barrels and from stainless steel tanks. Foods that have been paired with the tastings will be available. The cost is $25. Call 859-543-9691 to reserve a spot.

▪  At this weekend’s farmers markets, Boone Creek Creamery will have Tuscan Sun, with sun-dried tomato and basil; moist mozzarella, perfect for caprese salads; and a milder aged fontana, an alpine cheese that melts well into sauces and on pizzas.

▪  Lexington Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Cheapside Park and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Southland Drive, will have seasonal fresh produce including tomatoes and corn, meats, eggs, plants, bread, honey, spring greens and flowers.

▪  Bluegrass Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 3070 Lakecrest Circle and 1837 Plaudit Place, will have seasonal fresh produce, eggs, honey, beef, pork, lamb, chicken, breads, cakes, cookies, jam and jellies, and cut flowers.

▪  Jessamine Growers Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Main and Rice in Wilmore, will have locally grown greens, tomatoes, green beans, potatoes and other seasonal vegetables, herbs, local honey and eggs, cut flowers, perennials and trees.

▪  Chevy Chase Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at 316 South Ashland Avenue, will have cut flowers, beer cheese, tomatoes, cabbage, green beans, beets, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, sweet corn, onions, peppers, potatoes, garlic, snap peas, chicken, pork, duck, beef, lamb and eggs.

▪  Valley Oak Produce, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at 3450 Richmond Road, will have seasonal fresh produce and eggs.

▪  LexGo Eat will be on vacation July 14-24. The column will return the week of July 25.