Appetizers are "on the house" at Jimmy D's East Coast Café on Friday.
The restaurant, 1395 West Main Street, in Meadowthorpe, will reopen at 11:30 a.m. after being closed for a week, while a new manager was recruited.
Owner Jimmy Duggan, who also owns Duggans, 133 East Main Street, Midway, is back during lunchtime. Call (859) 246-1708 or go to www.jimmydcafe.com.
Take it inside for a while
The patio at The Dish will be closed for the next couple of weeks while it undergoes renovation.
Owner Trish Tungate said the restaurant still will be serving drinks and dinner, and is offering some new cocktails for summer. Included are the "Ben-jammin," tequila mixed with sweet orange marmalade and strawberry preserves; the "Granola Girl," organic vodka and pink lemonade served on the rocks; and a strawberry- and pineapple-infused vodka martini.
On Wino Wednesdays, bottles of wine are half-price with the purchase of two entrees The Dish is at 438 South Ashland Avenue. Call (859) 317-8438 or go to www.thedishlexington.com.
The menu for May at Greentree Tearoom features Central Kentucky favorites — fresh asparagus and strawberries. Dishes include chilled fruit soup, cream scone with lemon curd and Fayette cream, asparagus crepe with Mornay sauce, cucumber-dill and shrimp tea sandwiches, chocolate pots de crème, Greentree French filled wafers, and strawberry cream cake. Call (859) 455-9660. Greentree is at 325 West Short Street.
The Julep Cup, 111 Woodland Avenue, is serving soft-shell crab, bacon-wrapped halibut and prime rib for dinner on Friday and Saturday. Swinging Shepherds will entertain Friday, and Al Crabtree performs Saturday. Saturday brunch features cube steak with mushroom- onion gravy, grilled Romaine Caesar salad, and basil chicken pesto sandwich. Call (859) 226-0300.
Its days are longer
Max & Erma's, 1848 Alysheba Way, has new, longer hours for warm weather dining. The restaurant is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. A specialty item to enjoy on the patio is the garbage burger, which comes with nine toppings, and you can build your own dessert at the sundae bar. Call (859) 543-8111.
After an eight-month break, Livia Theodoli-Wing and Carleton Wing have reopened Wingspan Gallery. The spot at 191 Jefferson Street is available for private dinners, luncheons, parties and art exhibits. Call (859) 225-5765 or go to www.wingspangallery.com.
Farmers market reports
■ Bluegrass Farmers Market will have homegrown lettuce, spinach, strawberries, onions, baked goods, jams, herb seasonings, eggs, beef, vegetable plants and hanging baskets. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The market is 3450 Richmond Road. Go to www.localharvest.org/blog/29529/.
■ The Woodford County Farmers Market is open 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the courthouse square in Versailles. "Once more farmers join us, the hours will extend and so will the number of days," Janet Eaton said.