Restaurant News & Reviews

Capital Cellars to host its final summer brunch

Rick Hahn of Rick and Son Hot Dogs will honor Lexington police officers with free hot dogs Aug. 5. He also will have a giant thank-you card that anyone can sign.
Rick Hahn of Rick and Son Hot Dogs will honor Lexington police officers with free hot dogs Aug. 5. He also will have a giant thank-you card that anyone can sign. Photo provided

Capital Cellars, 227 West Broadway in Frankfort, is having its final summer brunch of the year from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 30. The menu featuring the produce of Franklin County farmers will include bacon, zucchini and corn strata; egg, mushroom and kale bake served on top of a homemade garlic bagel; summer slaw with cabbage, cucumber and peach with vinegar dressing; and bacon-bourbon monkey bread. Beverages are available, including wine for 10 percent off retail. Call 502-352-2600 for more information.

▪  On Aug. 5, local hot dog vendor Rick Hahn of Rick and Son Hot Dogs will set up his mobile hot dog cart at 150 East Main Street outside the Lexington police headquarters from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to serve officers free hot dogs and show appreciation. “I’m going to have a huge thank-you card made that anyone who stops by can sign,” Hahn said. “Afterward I will present the card to the department.”

▪  Chick-fil-A is opening its first Frankfort restaurant Aug 4 at 1300 U.S. 127 South. The first 100 eligible adults (from specific nearby ZIP codes) in line get a free year’s supply of Chick-fil-A (52 meals with each consisting of a Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich, medium waffle fries and a medium beverage). You can start lining up at 6 a.m. Aug. 3 and, to keep you occupied, there will be food and music for campers. (If there are more than 100 people in line, there will be a raffle to determine who gets to stay on site for the next 24 hours, according to Chik-fil-A.)

There also is a children’s book drive to benefit Franklin County’s after-school programs. You can donate new and gently used children’s books at the restaurant on Aug. 1 and 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 1 and 2, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 3. The donated books will be placed in a nearly 3-foot Book House that will be a free library exchange.

▪  On Aug. 5, the Akielo Temple No. 128 Daughters of the Nile will hold their annual corn boil from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Oleika Shrine Center, 326 Southland Drive. For $9 for adults and $5 for children 6 and younger, you get all-you-can-eat fresh corn on the cob, green beans, slaw, sliced tomatoes, cornbread, ham, dessert and lemonade, tea, or coffee.

▪  For August, Greentree Tea Room, 521 West Short Street, will have chilled cantaloupe soup; white chocolate scone with orange marmalade and Fayette cream; baked pear with blue cheese entree salad; poppy seed, egg salad, jeweled pepper and dilled ham salad tea sandwiches; ginger chocolate truffles, strawberry pound cake and key lime custards; and Nilgiri tea. Luncheon tea served at noon Wednesday through Saturday or by appointment. Reservations are required. Call 859-455-9660.

▪  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, meats and eggs, bread and honey, plants and flowers.

▪  Bluegrass Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 3070 Lakecrest Circle and 1837 Plaudit Place, will have seasonal produce, honey, jams and jellies, baked goods, flowers, eggs, green beans, cucumbers, beef, pork and lamb.

▪  Chevy Chase Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at 316 South Ashland Avenue, will have cut flowers, beer cheese, seasonal produce, chicken, pork, duck, beef, lamb and eggs.

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

▪  At local farmers markets this weekend, Boone Creek Creamery, 2462 Palumbo Drive, will have Butterkase, Caerphilly and Pyrenees cheeses for sale. Boone Creek recommends pairing these with the fresh fruits and veggies of summer.