Food & Drink

First a new name, now a new owner

The deal will be finalized next week, and Wesley Bunch will be the new owner of Barton's in Winchester.

“I don't know if I'm more scared or excited,” he said.

The spot at 120 April Way, next to Wal-Mart, opened in August as Jazzman and closed a few days later. It reopened in November as Barton's, with Bunch as general manager. A Winchester native, Bunch worked at Johnny Carino's in Lexington for five years.

Beginning Jan. 19, Bunch will add four dishes to the menu: braised pot roast with a red wine and tomato sauce; bacon primavera; mini burgers; and bacon-wrapped shrimp skewers. Barton's now serves an express lunch for $5. Call (859) 744-6500.

Try your luck at breakfast

If you have trouble getting started on winter mornings, try the breakfasts with “oomph” at Caros.

The restaurant, 113 South Upper Street, is offering a “grab 'n' go” special from 7 to 10:30 a.m. weekdays.

“You never know what the chefs are going to come up with,” owner Karin Rasmussen said.

Call (859) 255-0039 or go to

Sunday brunch comes to Sal's

Sal's Italian Chophouse, 3373 Tates Creek Road, is serving brunch on Sundays. The menu includes eggs Benedict, eggs Rainier, steak and eggs, and French toast. Hours are 11:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (859) 269-9922 or go to

A guide to better eating

Good Foods Café & Market, 455 Southland Drive, is offering a class on how to quick-start a better diet.

The first class of the Better Eating for Life series, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, is taught by registered dietitian Beth Loiselle. The basic eating plan offers simple food and ingredient substitutions for helping control and/or prevent many medical conditions. The class is $12. Call (859) 278-1813.

Try before you buy

Lexington's Liquor Barn stores are having beer and wine tastings this weekend. Hours are 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Tastings include wines of southeastern Australia (Big White Chardonnay 2007 and Ashwood Grove Shiraz 2006) and porter-style beers (Bell's, Flying Dog, Stone Smoked, MacTarnahan and Great Divide).

Tramonto to get chef award

Celebrity chef Rick Tramonto will receive Sullivan University's Great American Chef Award when he comes to Louisville on Thursday.

Sullivan's National Center for Hospitality Studies will honor Tramonto, who is chef of Tru restaurant in Chicago and author of six cookbooks. Cookbook signings, open to the public, will be at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the Sullivan University Louisville campus, 3101 Bardstown Road. Tramonto will offer educational cooking demonstrations for students in the hospitality program.

The Great American Chef Series, which began at NCHS in 1988, is an educational program designed to connect students with top American chefs. Tramonto is the 35th recipient of the Great American Chef Award. Other chefs to receive this honor include Bob Kinkead, Emeril Lagasse, Louis Osteen, Deborah Madison and Marcel Desaulniers.

Call Sullivan at 1-800-844-1354 or go to Sullivan has a Lexington location at 2355 Harrodsburg Road.