Kentucky Cork & Tap is back, from 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 14 at Cheapside Park's Fifth Third Bank Pavilion on Main Street. Sponsored by the Downtown Lexington Corp., Kentucky Cork & Tap will feature Kentucky wineries and vineyards, local beers, Kentucky Proud cuisine and live music. There is no admission fee. Patrons 21 and over will be able to purchase wine and beer by the glass or tasting. All tips from the beer tents will be donated to the Lexington Chapter of Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
■ Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale is back, which means fall and football are just around the corner. The seasonal brew launched by Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. in 2013 will be available regionally.
Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale is a barrel-aged ale brewed with Kentucky-sourced pumpkin, spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice and aged in fresh bourbon barrels. The beer is 10 percent alcohol by volume; suggested retail price for a 4-pack is $14.99. Follow the Kentucky Ale Facebook page or the @KentuckyAle on Twitter for updates on where the seasonal beer has been distributed, as well as special events surrounding the release.
■ Last LemonAiD Days stand of 2015 will be this Friday at the Herald-Leader's Food Truck Friday, which will donate 10 percent of proceeds to the Salvation Army. The charity, which raises money for homeless children in the community with its summer fundraiser, is $5,000 short of its summer goal of $60,000; you can buy lunch, lemonade or give by texting "lemonaid" to 71777.
■ Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza, 341 S. Limestone, opened Thursday and they are having free pizza day Aug. 14. Like them on social media for a free 11-inch pizza. A second Blaze Pizza location will open in The Summit shopping center on Nicholasville and Man o'War by fall 2016.
■ Saturday, J. Render's BBQ will be at Courtesy On Wheels on Nicholasville Road for their Back To School event, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free backpacks.
■ Winchell's Restaurant & Bar, 348 Southland, will have their last lobster boil of the summer 4 to 10 p.m. Aug. 25. Call (859) 278-9424 for reservations. Three-course meal includes New England clam chowder, whole lobster with corn on the cob and new potatoes as well as fruit cobbler for dessert. $35.99 per person.
■ Athenian Grill, 115 N. Locust Hill Dr., is adding full service dinner seating. After 4 p.m., customers can still do fast-casual ordering, said owner Ilias Pappas, or they can reserve a table and relax and have a server wait on them. Reservations encouraged, especially for large groups. Call (859) 368-9725.
■ Lexington Farmers Market will look a little different downtown at Cheapside Pavilion, beginning Saturday. Many vendors including Blue Moon Farm, Henkle's Herbs & Heirlooms, Bill Best's tomatoes, Elmwood Farm and more will be in the Market Street parking lot as the city begins the Short Street redevelopment.
■ Bluegrass Farmers Market, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Azur, 3070 Lakecrest Circle, and Hamburg Liquor Barn, 1837 Plaudit Place, will have summer vegetables such as fresh tomatoes, green beans, sweet corn and more.
■ Jessamine Growers Farmers Market, behind City Hall at the corner of Main and Rice Streets in Wilmore on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon, will have locally grown tomatoes, edamame, green beans, spaghetti squash and other seasonal vegetables, honey, fresh herbs, eggs, cut flowers and perennials.
■ Chevy Chase Farmers Market, at the corner of Euclid and High, will have locally produced chicken, pork, sausages, lamb, beef, duck and eggs, and seasonal fruits and vegetables. It opens at 10 a.m. Sunday.