Food & Drink

Annette's moving and changing her name

Annette's City Café & Event Center is moving its operation to the Signature Club on Lansdowne Drive.

"We will have the whole place, including the grand ballroom. Franky and Annette's Resort-Style Restaurant, and our catering service, will all be based out of the location at 3256 Lansdowne Drive," co-owner Annette Jett said.

Call (859) 296-6444 or go to

The café at 431 Old Vine Street will become Bar None, a sports bar and grill that doesn't serve alcohol.

Eat local and save a bit

"Buy local" is a marketing campaign that encourages consumers to eat locally grown foods and support independent restaurants and businesses.

Joe and Kathy Alexander are encouraging the trend by offering $10 participation cards for discounts at restaurants.

Go to and check out the discounts that the restaurants are giving. You'll find Columbia Steak House (free appetizer with purchase of two entrees); India Garden ($1 off lunch buffet); J.J. McBrewsters, ($5 off any $20 purchase or more), and The Dish (50 percent off any one appetizer with purchase of entree). The service is free to merchants.

A taste of the Southwest at Jonathan

Jonathan Lundy, chef/owner of Jonathan at Gratz Park, is serving a six-course tasting menu featuring his favorite regional cuisine: Mexican/southwest.

The menu will be served from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The cost is $45. It will feature lime and chili roasted corn on the cob; potato sopes with cinnamon smoked figs; yellowfin tuna ceviche; sweet corn tamales; prickly pear sorbet; pork picadillo relleño, and churros with Mexican chocolate.

Jonathan is at 120 West Second Street. Call (859) 252-4949 or go to

One more day at the bakery

Brown's Bakery, 1397 West Main Street, now is open on Mondays. Hours are 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The bakery also is introducing a new bourbon chocolate pecan cupcake. Call (859) 225-8400 or go to

Pizza and beer at Old Chicago

Old Chicago Pizza, 1924 Pavillion Way, is having a beer tasting hosted by Bluegrass Brewing Co. at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The cost is $5 a person. Call (859) 977-4640 or go to

Brunch with a big cheese

Judy Schad, whose Capriole Farm won a first-place award at the 2009 American Cheese Society, will host a family-style brunch at noon Sunday at her farm in Greenville, Ind.

Edward Lee, chef at 610 Magnolia in Louisville, will prepare the menu, which will include Nancy Newsom's ham and Mont St. Francis biscuit sandwiches, and mini buckwheat pancakes topped with fresh berries sweetened with bacon-infused maple syrup.

Tickets are $45. Call 610 Magnolia at (502) 636-0783. For directions, go to

It's apple season

The apples are ripe at Evans Orchard and Cider Mill, and fresh cider also is available. Apple varieties include Gala, Sweet Sixteen, Liberty and Honeycrisp. The orchard is at 180 Stone Road, Georgetown. Call (502) 863-2255 or go to

Bourbon at the Boone

The Hilary J. Boone Center, 510 Rose Street, is hosting "Bourbon Street Meets the Boone Center" on Thursday. The party, from 4:30 to 8 p.m., will feature specialty drinks, and The Terrace Grill will serve Cajun/creole food and offer live zydeco music. Call (859) 257-1133.

Bluegrass Farmers Market report

The Bluegrass Farmers Market will have tomatoes, peppers, corn, watermelon, raspberries, squash, cucumbers, herbs and kale. The market is at 3450 Richmond Road in the Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs parking lot. Hours are 3 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Go to

Lexington Farmers Market adds a day

Lexington Farmers Market now is open from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays at Cheapside Park.

Get your game on at Chick-fil-A

The Chick-fil-A restaurant at Hamburg Place, 1863 Plaudit Place, will celebrate the start of the 2009 football season by giving a free chicken sandwich to any customer wearing sports-related apparel on Labor Day.

Appropriate attire can include any visible article of clothing that contains any sports team logo — from a little league uniform to a favorite professional or collegiate jersey, hat, T-shirt or other accessory. You can get the free sandwich from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.