Havana Nights are coming to Brasabana, 841 Lane Allen Road, on Monday, July 6 and Aug. 3. The restaurant will have the music of Cuba, salsa dancing demonstrations by Kentucky Ballet Theatre, half-price appetizers all night and special drinks, including the Havana Heat: 2 ounces of grapefruit-jalapeño infused Svedka vodka, 1 ounce habanero-infused simple syrup and 1 ounce Kiefer's blend sweet-and-sour mix, served over ice with slivered jalapeño and sliced habanero peppers. (859) 303-5573
■ The patio at Azur, 3070 Lakecrest Circle, is open for lunch and afternoon/evening cocktails at the outdoor bar. And the pizza oven is fired up, too. Handmade, wood-fired pizzas including margherita, meats, Greek chicken and market vegetable for $12.95. (859) 296-1007
■ A new chicken restaurant has opened on North Lime: Krispy Krunchy Chicken, 600 N. Limestone, right on the corner of Sixth Street, opened about three weeks ago with flavor-infused Tyson's chicken, said spokesman Harry Dennery. "There's flavor in every bite. That's what makes the difference. It's a Cajun flavor, not a Cajun spice. It's not hot, but it's not bland," he said. Another popular item, the honey butter biscuits, "are like crack," they're so addictive, he said.
■ Pioneer Playhouse, 840 Stanford Rd. in Danville, is kicking off its 66th season with Lewis Black's One Slight Hitch, opening Friday. This year there's a new barbecue dinner served nightly before the show. Dinner at 7:30 p.m.; show at 8:30 p.m. For tickets call (859) 236-2747 or go to Pioneerplayhouse.com.
■ Best Friend Bar, 500 E. Euclid Ave., has announced the summer lineup for guest chef nights. On June 28, they will feature Johnny Streetman of Bour-Bon of Paris; on July 26, John Baugh of Table 310; and on Aug. 16, Stephania Sharkey and Johnny Shipley of County Club. Call (859) 309-1682 to make reservations.
■ Capital Cellars, 227 W. Broadway in Frankfort, has summer drink and food specials including: the revolver (Bulleit bourbon, coffee liqueur, dashes orange bitters, orange slice/peel) for $6.50, and jalapeno cream cheese panini (naan bread, jalapeño spread, turkey or Virginia ham, lettuce) for $7.50. (502) 352-2600
■ Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto now comes in quarts and half-gallon sizes. Talenti's caramel apple pie, caramel cookie crunch, coffee chocolate chip, double dark chocolate, peppermint bark (seasonal) and southern butter pecan gelatos will come in quarts, while sea-salt caramel and Tahitian vanilla bean now come in both quarts and half-gallons. Suggested retail price of $8.99-$9.99 and $14.99-$16.99 respectively. Earlier this year, Talenti announced seven new flavors: chocolate chip cookie dough, coffee toffee, hazelnut chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin cookie, raspberry cheesecake, salted peanut caramel, and tiramisu.