Food & Drink

Dish celebrates first year with champagne

The Dish, 438 South Ashland Avenue, is celebrating its first anniversary Saturday. Eleven-year-old singer-songwriter Almira Fawn will entertain.

There will be Knob Creek bourbon and Veuve Cliquot champagne drink specials. The summer menu features ham and pineapple scallops; watermelon, citrus and Pop Rocks salmon; and brandy and grilled peach pork chop. Call (859) 317-8438 or go to

Hungry for live music?

Molton's Genuine American Honkytonk in Winchester is having a grand-opening celebration Friday.

Molton's, in the space formerly occupied by Nashville Station, specializes in live music; it doesn't serve food.

Doors open at 4 p.m. Live music will continue all night; George Molton and 90 Proof will perform at 10. The cover charge, after 7 p.m., is $5. Molton's is at 5 Shopper's Drive. Call (859) 744-6895.

New dinner, new deals

J.J. McBrewster's, 3101 Clays Mill Road, has added a smoked country-style rib dinner to its menu and is offering a few money-saving specials. On Mondays, a pulled-pork sandwich is $5. Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult dinner on Tuesdays. On Wednesdays, when you buy a regular priced dinner or sandwich, a pulled-pork sandwich is half-price. Call (859) 224-0040 or go to

Making Wednesday special

Getting to Hanna's on Lime, 214 South Limestone, might be a hassle with all the road work, but it's worth the effort.

On Wednesdays, chef/owner Beth Hanna is serving the farmers market special. Six items will be featured on the plate, and choices include corn on the cob, eggplant parmesan, steamed squash, new potatoes, kale, sautéed sweet peppers, melon, and cucumber pickles. Call (859) 252-6264 or go to

With the construction on South Limestone, you can get to Hanna's from Maxwell Street by turning left onto South Limestone and parking at the meters on Chrysalis and Warren courts. Hanna's is open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays.

Taking happy hour outside

On Saturdays during August, The Julep Cup will have happy hour on the patio until 7 p.m. The restaurant offers more than 40 wines by the glass. Call (859) 226-0300 or go to The restaurant is at The Woodlands, 111 Woodland Avenue.

A bonanza of beers

Wines on Vine, 400 Old Vine Street, now offers more than 100 varieties of beer. In the Bistro from 4 to 7 p.m. daily, customers receive $1 off all beers. Call (859) 243-0017.

Grab a cob or more

Akielo Temple, No. 128 Daughters of the Nile, is holding its annual all-you-can-eat corn boil dinner Aug. 7 at Oleika Shrine Temple, 326 Southland Drive. Hours are 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $8 for adults and $3 for children younger than 10, may be purchased at the door. The menu includes corn on the cob, green beans, cole slaw, sliced tomatoes, corn bread, ham and dessert.

From farm to table

Freshly picked corn and tomatoes are on the menu at Ramsey's Diners for the remainder of the growing season. Corn from Gallrein Farms in Shelby County and tomatoes from Lincoln County will be served daily as corn on the cob; fried green tomatoes; creamed corn; fried corn; sliced tomatoes with cottage cheese; and okra, corn and tomatoes. The okra is from Berries on Bryan Station Road.

Just for kids at P.F. Chang's

P.F. Chang's China Bistro, 3405 Nicholasville Road, now has a children's menu. Entrees include chicken-fried rice, lo mein and baby Buddha's feast. The menu also features games and puzzles. Call (859) 271-1165 or go to

Farmers market reports

Here's what's happening at the farmers markets:

■ Bluegrass Farmers Market has corn, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, onions, peppers and herbs. "When you are a home-grown market, a day makes a difference as to what will be available," Karin Rasmussen said. So she updates the market blog twice a week. Go to The market is at 3450 Richmond Road in the parking lot at Fast Signs and Pedal the Planet. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

■ Woodford County Farmers Market will hold its annual Twilight Festival on Friday in downtown Versailles. Beginning at 5 p.m., there will be cooking demonstrations and games. Farmers will have corn, blackberries, squash, tomatoes, potatoes, beans, leeks and peaches; local wineries will have tastings.