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More St. Pat’s options: Good Foods, Cheapside, Lynagh’s, Wild Thyme

Crab Dynamite, a baked crab dish, is available this weekend at Cork & Barrel Wine & Bourbon Bar at 2263 Nicholasville Road.
Crab Dynamite, a baked crab dish, is available this weekend at Cork & Barrel Wine & Bourbon Bar at 2263 Nicholasville Road. Photo provided

Good Foods Co-op, 455 Southland Drive, will have an Irish buffet from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday,St. Patrick’s Day. Enjoy corned beef and cabbage, Irish herb and cheese-crusted cod, boxty, cabbage “steaks” atop white bean ragout (vegan), Irish champ, zucchini and Irish blue cheese, Irish parsnips and carrots (vegan), baked mushrooms (vegan), chocolate stout cake with Irish whiskey ganache, steamed broccoli, Good Foods kale, Irish stout and beef stew and creamy potato leek soup.

▪  Cheapside, 131 Cheapside, is having its annual St. Patrick’s Week Celebration starting on Saturday and running through Thursday. It’s also the restaurant’s 31st anniversary and it will be serving corned beef and cabbage, hand-cut reubens and roasted lamb stew (spiked with Guinness beer) and beverage specials including Margarita O’Malley, Bloody O Mary, Shamrocker and for the purists ... special pricing on Jameson Irish Whiskey.

▪  Lynagh’s Irish Pub, 384 Woodland Avenue, will have St. Patrick’s Day specials all day Thursday, beginning with Kegs and Eggs at 9 a.m., Irish food all day including house-made corned beef, colcannon, Guinness stew and whole menu of food and drinks. There will be live music from 2 to 7 p.m. Call 859-255-1292 for more information.

▪  Wild Thyme Cooking School will host its annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub Feast cooking class on Thursday. Learn how to cook a gourmet pub food menu including poached brats with Guinness onions finished on the grill, newspaper-wrapped fish & chips and smoked corn beef hash. Scotch eggs, a pub food favorite, and an Irish beer sampling will round out the class. Register at Wildthymecooking.com. The class is $60 per person.

March 18, Cooking with Bourbon returns to Wild Thyme Cooking School. Learn to cook a seasonal menu with bourbon. The class is $65 per person. Call 859-523-2665 for more information.

▪  Monday, March 14 (3.14), is National Pi Day and Missy’s Pie Shop is taking advance orders. Call 859-253-0449 to get your order in. If not picking up a whole pie, come and dine at any Ramsey’s on Monday and the price of your Missy’s pie by the slice will be only $3.14.

▪  Good Foods Co-op also will celebrate Pi Day with slices of pie for $3.14, too.

▪  Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, 341 South Limestone Street, will celebrate Pi Day with pizzas for $3.14 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Last year on March 14, Blaze’s restaurants served more than 75,000 pizzas for $3.14 each. This year, they expect to serve twice that number. The company also uses Pi Day to officially launch its new Snapchat channel, with a “Be There Or Be Square” flash promo (user name: @blazepizza).

▪  Cork & Barrel Wine & Bourbon Bar, 2263 Nicholasville Road, from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, will feature a small plate dinner of crab dynamite, a baked crab dish, along with a salad of greens, watermelon radish, zucchini, pistachio dust and sweet Italian dressing accompanied by green tahini sauce, Meyer lemon sauce and crostini with pepper/pineapple marmalade and soft cheese. Enjoy special “by the glass” prices on Honig Sauvignon Blanc and Black Stallion Pinot Noir, or choose a bottle from their selection of over 800 wines. No reservations are required. For more information, call 859-278-9463.

▪  On March 13, Grimes Mill Winery, 6707 Grimes Mill Road, will have a free guest chef dessert cooking class. Frank and Judy DeSimone will demonstrate two different desserts made from chocolate and wine. Event will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Call 859-543-9691 for more information.

▪  BurgerFi, a gourmet burger restaurant, is opening its first location in Kentucky on March 14 at 141 Rojay Dr., near Cinemark and the Fayette Mall Plaza. The first 50 guests to buy a burger get free BurgerFi for a year. And if you sign up for their loyalty program on Monday you will be entered into a drawing for two First Round NCAA tickets to wherever Kentucky lands in the tournament. BurgerFi plans to open at least three restaurants in Lexington, with one campus location.

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