Food & Drink

Focusing on food and Flay, show can make Kentucky proud

Food Network star Bobby Flay will be in Lexington this weekend as the headliner for The Incredible Food Show.

The event is at Lexington Center and Rupp Arena on Saturday and Sunday. Flay's shows will be at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $35 to $75.

General admission is $12 and includes culinary seminars featuring cookbook authors, Kentucky Proud vendors and Sullivan University students. Note: General admission does not include Flay's presentations.

Barbara Napier, innkeeper at Snug Hollow Farm Bed & Breakfast, will lead two culinary seminars and sign copies of her newly published book, Hot Food and Warm Memories.

Food show hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Go to www.theincrediblefoodshow.com or call (859) 233-4567.

Cast a line, take a shot

Elk Creek Vineyards in Owenton is having a Pink Ribbon Cast & Blast on Oct. 10. Bass Pro Shops will offer fly-fishing instruction, and experts from the National Sporting Clays Association will provide lessons on clay shooting.

For those already proficient in the clay shooting, there will be a sporting clay tournament. Also planned are a wine tasting and a concert by Velvet Soul. Smokey Bones Bar & Grill will provide appetizers.

Prices are $35 for lunch; $85 for sporting instruction, wine tasting and concert; $15 for the concert; and $130 for tournament participation. Proceeds go to I Have Wings Breast Cancer Foundation. Elk Creek is at 150 Ky. 330 in Owenton. Go to www.elkcreekvineyards.com or www.ihavewings.org.

Ramsey's extends game-day hours

Ramsey's Diner, 496 East High Street, will open early and stay open late on Saturday to accommodate football fans when the University of Kentucky hosts Alabama for a game at 12:20 p.m. Breakfast will be served beginning at 9 a.m., and the kitchen will remain open until midnight. A shuttle will run from the restaurant to Commonwealth Stadium for the game. Call (859) 259-2708 or go to www.ramseysdiners.com.

Thai comfort foods featured

Thai Orchid Café, 1030 South Broadway, is offering a menu of Thai comfort foods this weekend. Featured are pumpkin and coconut curry, panang curry with salmon, and pumpkin custard. Call (859) 288-2170 or go to www.thaiorchidcafe.net.

Barbecue, music and more

A fall festival to benefit the Ruby E. Bailey Family Service Center will be at Castlewood Park on Saturday. Food will be provided by Neal's Smoke Box BBQ, and there will be live music and children's activities. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The park is on Bryan Avenue.

Hot off the griddle

Oleika Shrine Center Legion of Honor will have its annual pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Tickets are $4 for adults, $2 for children. The event will be at Oleika Shrine Temple, 326 Southland Drive.

Brunch buffet makes a move

The "spectacular big city brunch buffet," formerly offered at Annette's City Café, has been moved to Franky & Annette's Resort Style Restaurant in the Grand Ballroom of the Signature Club, 3256 Lansdowne Drive. The menu includes shrimp, salmon, fresh fruit and salads, chef-carved ham and prime rib, and omelet and waffle stations.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. Call (859) 277-6600, Ext. 1. The cost is $18.95. Jessie Lane Powell and Raleigh Davis will perform creative soul jazz from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Early birds get the special

Country Cookin' by George, 1801 Alexandria Drive, is offering an early-bird menu Monday through Thursday. Specials are hot Brown on Monday, rib-eye steak on Tuesday, fish on Wednesday, and pineapple chicken on Thursday. The cost is $7.95 and includes salad and vegetable bar. Hours are 3 to 8 p.m. Call (859) 276-0001.

Tastes of Tuscany, Burgundy

Campbell's in Paris, 519 Main Street, is having an autumn buffet featuring Tuscan chicken and boeuf bourguignon. Hours are 6:30 to 10 p.m. The cost is $14.95. Call (859) 987-5164.

Farmers market reports

■ Bluegrass Farmers Market will have apples, watermelon, winter and summer squash, sweet potatoes, green peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, green beans, herb seasoning, beer cheese, beef, jams and jellies, baked goods, fodder shocks and pumpkins. The market is at 3450 Richmond Road, in the Fast Signs and Pedal the Planet parking lot. Hours are 3 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Go to www.localharvest.org/blog/29529.

■ Woodford County Farmers Market will have broccoli, sorghum, beef, winter squash, baked goods, beer cheese, pimento cheese, barbecue sauce, and jams and jellies on Saturday. Hours are 8 a.m. to noon at the courthouse square in Versailles.

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