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Critchfield Meats grilling for annual Kentucky Proud cookout

Critchfield Meats will have cheeseburgers for $5.29 or a meal pack with chips, drink and cookie for $7.09 at the annual Kentucky Proud cookout on Saturday, as well as the regular cookout every Friday through September.
Critchfield Meats will have cheeseburgers for $5.29 or a meal pack with chips, drink and cookie for $7.09 at the annual Kentucky Proud cookout on Saturday, as well as the regular cookout every Friday through September. Photo provided

Critchfield Meats, 2220 Nicholasville Road, is having its annual Kentucky Proud cookout, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The menu will be the same as the regular Friday cookout: burgers, ribeye steak sandwiches, chicken breast sandwiches and jumbo hot dogs grilled outside. On Saturday, Critchfield will have deals from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will give away a $100 gift card every hour until 3 p.m. There will be live music all day. Call 859-276-4965.

▪  The Woodland Arts Fair at Woodland Park, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at 601 East High Street, will have food and drinks, including Honnah-Lee Bubble Tea, Sav’s Grill Ice Cream, Whooo Wants Waffles, The Weekly Juicery, Mr. Gyro, Ky Smokin’ Grill BBQ, Jake’s Crab Cakes, Athenian Grill, Goodfellas, Good Foods Co-op, Tin Can Coffee Roasters, Jasmine Rice, Crank & Boom, Twisted Willy’s Pretzels, Old Kentucky Kettle Corn, Oak Barrel Lemonade, Repicci’s Italian Ice & Gelato, Hardwood Pizza Co., Clawdaddy’s, Hogfathers BBQ, Graeter’s, Noodles & Co., Nathan’s Gourmet Hotdogs and craft beer from West Sixth Brewery. (Read more about the fair on Page 4.)

▪  Cookbook author Maggie Green will be at Morris Book Shop, 882 East High Street, at 2 p.m. Aug. 20 to discuss and sign Tasting Kentucky: Favorite Recipes from the Bluegrass State.

▪  North Lime Coffee & Donuts will open a store in Louisville at Seventh and Ormsby, in the old gatehouse at the Edison Center, the renovated former LG&E plant. It will be the third store for the doughnut makers, after 575 North Limestone and 3101 Clays Mill in Lexington. North Lime also has the Cakery, which makes custom cakes, at 104 West Sixth Street. The Louisville store could open as early as December, according to Aaron Kersey, store manager at the Limestone store. The 3,000-square-foot building will have doughnuts, coffee, an event space and possibly special dessert doughnuts at night, he said.

▪  Jeptha Creed Distillery, 500 Gordon Lane in Shelbyville, filled the first barrel of bourbon distilled in Shelby County since Prohibition this week, according to co-owner Autumn Nethery. The distillery will open to the public in October and will sell vodka, moonshine and a limited amount of bourbon distilled in Wisconsin but aged in Kentucky, she said. The farm distillery grows its own corn, Bloody Butcher, a red heirloom variety; the bourbon will be called Bloody Butcher’s Creed after the strain, Nethery said. Call 502-485-5007.

▪  Belle’s Cocktail House, 156 Market Street, will host the Summer Wine Social from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 19. For $25, you get your choice of six half glasses of hand-selected wines.

▪  J. Render’s Southern Table and Bar, 3193 Beaumont Centre Circle, will have Salsa Tuesdays Patio Happy Hour 5:30 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday, with dancing and drink specials. Call 859-533-9777.

▪  Jessamine Growers Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Main and Rice in Wilmore, will have seasonal produce, 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, muffins, seasonal produce, chicken, pork, duck, beef, lamb and eggs.

▪  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, beef, pork and lamb.

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

▪  Boone Creek Creamery, 2462 Palumbo Drive, will have butterkase, caerphilly and gruyere cheese at the farmers markets this weekend.

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