When Gary Doernberg was affected by economic cutbacks, he decided it was a good time to open his own business.
"I needed a job and I found this building for rent," Doernberg said. The little spot at 835 Euclid Avenue, right at High Street, has been home to a variety of businesses, most recently a Cricket phone store. Now it's Corner Wine.
Doernberg is relying on his 25 years in the wholesale and retail liquor business to make Corner Wine a success. "It's a specialty wine shop, but it's not expensive. Wines are priced at $7 to $12," he said.
Hours are 3 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Call (859) 381-0990.
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A dinner party at your door
Dupree Catering and Events has added another service to its lineup.
Dupree to Go combines the company's Entrée Vous home-meal preparation service with a catering menu for a budget-minded dinner party. Delivery service is available for Fayette County.
"Over the holidays, we had numerous requests for 'do-it-yourself' catered parties," owner Harriet Dupree said. "Clients still wanted great food but were willing to heat and serve it themselves in an effort to save money. It was a natural progression for us to combine our home-meal service with limited-service catering."
Dupree's meal preparation franchise business, Entree Vous, was sold last year to Super Suppers of Fort Worth, Texas. "With Entree Vous, we found that people want both convenience and great-tasting food. With that in mind, we added our delivery service and pick-up locations at all three Liquor Barns."
Dupree to Go also offers a personal chef subscription service. Call (859) 223-1601 or go to www.dupreecatering.com.
Bring on the chicken and brisket
The buffet at Campbell's in Paris on Saturday features fried chicken and smoked brisket. Hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Call (859) 987-5164 or go to www.campbellsinparis.com.
The thrill of the grill
Housewarmings, 2312 Palumbo Drive, is featuring a grilling show Saturday at its open house. Chef Jason Brimeyer will demonstrate how to cook on the Big Green Egg and introduce a new line of rubs and sauces. Among them are Dizzy Pig, Hogs N Heat, Bad Byron's butt rub, Fire and Flavor, and John Henry. Call (859) 231-0005 or go to www.myhouseoutdoors.com. Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
There's a party goin' on
The Columbia's Steakhouse at 201 North Limestone will have its first Summer Bash next Friday. The party, 7 p.m. to midnight, is $50 and includes the Columbia steak special and shrimp dinner buffet, live music and dancing. Call Greg Penn at (859) 948-2624.
Quirk Café adds dinner to its mix
Quirk Café,131 East Main Street in Midway, now is open for dinner on Friday and Saturday nights. Seatings are 6 to 7:30 p.m. The menu includes miso-braised short ribs, Applewood smoked salmon, manicotti with your choice of spinach or sausage stuffing, and shrimp fettuccine. Call (859) 846-4688 or go to www.quirkcafemidway.com.
Time out for tacos
Abuelo's is serving fish and shrimp tacos for a limited time. Soft corn tortillas are stuffed with beer-battered shrimp or tilapia, fresh vegetables, a spicy Mexican slaw and frijoles charros.
Abuelo's is at 3395 Nicholasville Road at Fayette Mall. Call (859) 971-0922 or go to www.abuelos.com.
Farmers market reports
Here's what is available at area farmers markets this week.
■ Woodford County Farmers Market will have mustard, kale, collards, lettuces, onions, heirloom radishes, tomato and pepper plants, scones, quick breads, sauerkraut, marinara sauce, jams and jellies. The market will be in conjunction with Art in the Park, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on the courthouse square in Versailles. The Wednesday market on Green Street now is open from 3 to 6 p.m.
■ Bluegrass Farmers Market will have free-range eggs, herb seasonings, dried tomatoes, asparagus, rhubarb, lettuce, green onions, bedding plants, raspberry and blackberry plants, hanging baskets of lettuces and flowers, tropical plants, baked goods, jelly and jam, and soaps. The market is at 3450 Richmond Road in the parking lot of Pedal the Planet Bike Shop and Fast Signs. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
■ Lexington Farmers Market has spring lettuces, onions, root vegetables, greens, eggs, meats, cheeses, sorghum, honey, asparagus, strawberries, fresh and potted flowers, hanging baskets, vegetable and herb plants, hydroponic tomatoes, Southern half-runner beans, tomatoes, corn and cantaloupe, omelets to order and smoked pulled pork sandwiches. The Saturday market is at Cheapside Park, and the Sunday market is on Southland Drive. The Tuesday and Thursday markets are open again at Broadway and Maxwell Street.