Food & Drink

Lansdowne Malone's gives itself a makeover

The Malone's at 3347 Tates Creek Road will reopen at 3 p.m. Friday with a new look.

"After 11 years, we just decided the restaurant needed a face lift," Jean Earnhardt of Bluegrass Hospitality Group said.

The restaurant's bar, Oscar's, is closed and will reopen as a tavern with a new name and concept about April 1. The tavern will be much larger than Oscar's, with an outside bar, dart boards, a shuffle board and a pool table. Call (859) 335-6500 or go to

Annual bean soup dinner

Akielo Temple No. 128 Daughters of the Nile will have its annual bean soup dinner from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13. The cost is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children 12 and younger. Proceeds go to Shrine hospitals. The dinner will be at Oleika Shrine Temple, 326 Southland Drive. Carry-out is available. Call (859) 277-6869.

Making Valentine's specials

Valentine's Day is next week, and several restaurants are offering specials on Feb. 14. But you don't have to wait until then to celebrate your love. Some specials already are on the menu. Here's what's going on:

Buddy's Bar & Grill, 854 East High Street. (859) 335-1283 or

You don't have to have a date for Buddy's Valentine's Day party. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. The Blue Barracudas will entertain in Lucille's Lounge beginning at 9 p.m.

Carrabba's, 1881 Plaudit Place. (859) 264-8395 or

"Dal Cuore" (From the Heart) Nights will be Wednesday and Thursday featuring a prix fixe menu and $10 off any bottle of wine.

Dudley's Restaurant, 380 South Mill Street. (859) 252-1010 or

Chef Jonathan Gossett will prepare an elegant four-course dinner on Feb. 14 for $50 a person.

Giuseppe's Ristorante Italiano, 4456 Nicholasville Road. (859) 272-4053 or

Valentine's specials will be served Wednesday through Feb. 15.

Good Foods Market & Café, 455 Southland Drive. (859)-278-1813 or

A heart-healthy buffet will be served from 2 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 14.

Joe Bolognas, 117 West Maxwell Street. (859) 259-0495 or

For lunch on Valentine's Day, heart-shaped 6-inch pizzas will be served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; after 4, 12-inch heart-shaped pizzas are on the menu. All receive a free slice of red velvet cake.

P.F. Chang's China Bistro at Fayette Mall, 3405 Nicholasville Road. (859) 271-1165 or

Through Feb. 14, the bistro is offering prix fixe lunch and dinner duos for $39.95.

White Castle, 307 East New Circle Road and 179 East Reynolds, Lexington; 448 Versailles Road, Frankfort.

Reserved candlelight dining with tableside service from 5 to 8 p.m. Valentine's Day. Call reservation line at (502) 361-2317, Ext. 7.

Wines on Vine, 400 Old Vine Street. (859) 243-0017 or

The four-course Valentine dinner, $60 a couple, features appetizer, soup or salad, tournedos of beef, and dessert. Wines on Vine is adding an extra Martini & Manicure night this month. It will be Tuesday.

Wingspan Gallery, 191 Jefferson Street. (859) 225-5765 or

Valentine dinners will be served at 7 p.m. Thursday and Feb. 14. The menu includes hors d'oeuvres with complimentary champagne. The cost is $50 a person.