Food & Drink

MOD Pizza joining Lexington's pie wars

At MOD Pizza, a create-your-own salad is available on a warm asiago pizza crust.
At MOD Pizza, a create-your-own salad is available on a warm asiago pizza crust.

Yet more pizza is on its way to Lexington: Seattle-based MOD Pizza is coming. Like other recent additions to the pizza landscape, MOD lets you select toppings and sauces for about $8. It's cooked in an 800-degree oven in three minutes. No locations has been named. Lexington's Cool Dough Development, which operates Raising Cane's restaurants, plans to bring 20 MOD locations to Kentucky, southern Indiana, and Cincinnati and Dayton.

Bour-Bon, 616 Main Street in Paris, is having a Woodford Reserve tasting dinner of herb-crusted prime rib at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Brown-Forman whiskey ambassador Catherine Platz will speak; tasting will include Woodford Reserve, Woodford Rye and Woodford Double Oaked. The cost is $26.50; for reservations, call (859) 987-1662.

Bour-Bon executive chef Jonathan Streetman has a fall menu featuring pork tenderloin with Honeycrisp apples, gnocchi with wood-fired vegetables, and beef bourguignon.

■ The October menu for Greentree Tea Room, 521 West Short Street, features roasted red pepper soup, gingerbread scone with orange marmalade and honey butter; broccoli and smoked gouda frittata; egg salad cups; tuna salad and olive nut tea sandwiches; pumpkin cookies, bourbon chocolate pots de crème; and carrot cupcakes. Luncheon tea is at noon, Wednesday through Saturday. Reservations are required. Call (859) 455-9660.

Alfalfa, 141 East Main Street, has new items for the fall menu, including coconut ginger batter-fried banana peppers, Scandinavian bread cheese from Boone Creek Creamery served warm in a tiny cast iron skillet, red chili chicken, and butternut squash hand pie.

Natasha's, 112 Esplanade, has weekend specials. On Friday, the lunch special is a fried tomato BLT with Siracha aioli; for dinner, it's bulgogi skewers (marinated Korean-style steak) with fried rice balls and grilled asparagus. The burger special will be the black and bleu burger. On Saturday, the lunch special is blackened salmon sliders with a citrus herb aioli; the dinner special is cheesy grits with a Charleston cream sauce and blackened shrimp. The Saturday burger special is a pizza burger, topped with marinara, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese.

Cup of Common Wealth, 105 Eastern Avenue, is serving apple cider from Evans Orchard in Georgetown. You can get it hot or cold, steamed with cinnamon or flavored with chai, caramel, pumpkin or peach. It's $3.75 for a 12-ounce mug.

Vinaigrette Salad Kitchen in Townley Center has added a drive-through window so you can get salads, soups and more without leaving your car.

Short Street Café in Central Christian Church, a longtime downtown cafeteria, closed in August. The church is looking for another tenant for the restaurant space.

Jessamine Growers Farmers Market, behind City Hall at Main and Rice streets in Wilmore from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, will have tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, greens, potatoes, apples, honey, cornmeal, eggs and flowers.

Chevy Chase Farmers Market, open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Euclid Avenue and High Street, will have beef, pork, sausages, lamb, mutton, chicken, eggs, duck, garlic, tomatoes, beans, squash, zucchini, okra, apples, peppers, cucumbers, potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, pumpkins, mums and cushaws.

Bluegrass Farmers Market, at Hamburg Liquor Barn on Plaudit Place, will have seasonal vegetables and fruits, honey and more on Saturday.

Lexington Farmers' Market, at Cheapside on Saturday and Southland Drive on Sunday, will have seasonal fruits and vegetables, eggs, meats, flowers and more.

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