Food & Drink

Mia's opens in new place, keeps the same tastes

Mia's is open in its new ­location, 127 North Limestone.

After its original home on South Upper Street was designated for demolition to make room for the proposed CentrePointe development, Mia's moved to the former location of Anna Belle's.

Owners Mia Mobelini and Maribeth Tolson have kept their old menu and added a few items. They opened the first floor two weeks ago, and the second floor dining room will open this weekend.

”The view is incredible,“ Tolson said.

Hours are 4 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. daily. Brunch is served 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call (859) 455-9903.

Another Taste of the Bluegrass

For more than 25 years The Taste of the Bluegrass has been serving Central ­Kentucky's finest fare. Friday's event at Keeneland Race Course's Keene Barn will feature more than 50 restaurants and ­beverage distributors. Tickets, at $65, are not available at the door, but you can pick them up at all Central Bank, Liquor Barn and Kroger locations, and Joseph-Beth Booksellers, or by calling (859) 255-6592. Hours are 7 to 11 p.m. Proceeds go to God's Pantry.

Bourbon Barrel Foods open house

Bourbon Barrel Foods is showing off its new retail and manufacturing facility in the Historic Butchertown Market, 1201 Story ­Avenue, Louisville, with an open house from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. There will be ­tastings of products and music provided by the bluegrass band Kentucky Fried Pickin'. Bourbon Barrel's products include aged ­Worcestershire sauce, aged soy sauce, smoked sea salt, peppercorns and paprika, and a line of sweet sorghums. The production plant is in the same building as the retail and houses a 150-year-old rick shelving system. The Bourbon Barrel store is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call (502) 333-6103 or visit

Winery dinner and concert

Smith-Berry Winery in New Castle kicks off its sixth season Saturday with a dinner and concert. Entertainment, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., will be provided by pop-rock band Nervous Melvin and the Mistakes.

Dinner, from 6 to 7 p.m., features Chuck Smith's pulled pork barbecue and grilled marinated chicken breasts, in addition to Mary Smith's homemade side dishes: slow-cooked green beans with olive oil and garlic, vinaigrette coleslaw, cheese grits, and ­homemade cookies. The cost is $19.95 in ­advance, $25 at the door. Call (502) 845-7091 or visit

It's not just for members only

The dining room at Woodford Hills Country Club in Versailles is now open to the public. ”The menu has been expanded and now includes burgers, chicken, salads, appetizers, soups and kid's meals. Breakfast is served on the weekends and includes entrees, country ham, steak, pancakes, French toast, omelets, and specialty items,“ kitchen manager Jim Greer said.

Friday and Saturday specials will change from week to week but will include seafood, pastas, prime rib, steaks and comfort foods.

Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, and 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The club is at 3495 McCowans Ferry Road. Call (859) 873-8122 or (859) 873-3312 for reservations.

Soft shell crabs at Bonefish Grill

Bonefish Grill, 2341 Sir Barton Way, is serving soft shell crabs through June 8. The crabs are sautéed and drizzled with ­lemon-caper-herb sauce. Call (859) 233-3474 or visit

Farmers market reports

■ This week's selections at Blue Grass Farmers Market include strawberries, asparagus, green onions, greens (collards, mustard, spinach), sugar snap peas, garlic scapes, lettuce, cut flowers, and vegetable and herb plants. The market is on Richmond Road in the parking lot of Pedal the Planet Bike Shop and FastSigns. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday.

■ Tyler's Farm of Winchester will have Southern peaches, watermelons, cantaloupes and half-runner beans at Lexington Farmers Market this week. The Tylers also will have local strawberries. Triple J Farm of Georgetown will serve burgers made from the farm's beef. The market is on Vine Street on Saturdays, Maxwell and Broadway Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Southland Drive on Sundays.