Paris has a new hangout for sports fans. The Scoreboard Sports Bar and Grill, 400 Millersburg Road, serves burgers, sandwiches and salads.
Owners Henry Howard and Jonathan Grimes have Friday fish fries from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and serve barbecue from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Dinners are $8. Hours are 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Live entertainment includes jazz and karaoke. Call (859) 988-0327.
Dining by the garden
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is serving garden-side lunches and dinners in July.
Lunches will be served after a garden tour at 11:30 a.m. July 17, 21 and 28. The three-course meal with one wine pairing is $42.
Garden-side suppers begin with appetizers and a garden stroll at 6:30 p.m. July 17, Aug. 21 and Sept. 18. The four-course meal with three wine pairings is $85. Call 1-800-734-5611, Ext. 1545 or go to www.shakervillageky.org. Shaker Village is at 3501 Lexington Road in Harrodsburg.
A Fodor's Choice destination
Holly Hill Inn in Midway has been chosen by Fodor's Travel as a 2010 Fodor's Choice selection. This distinction recognizes the inn as a leader in its field for service, quality and value in 2010. The inn is at 426 North Winter Street. Call (859) 846-4732 or go to www.hollyhillinn.com.
Anniversary brings changes
Petra Mediterranean Bar and Grill, 116 Market Place Drive, will celebrate its first anniversary at 3 p.m. Thursday. "We'll be presenting our new menu with more Greek selections and vegetarian dishes, lower prices and smaller portions," owner Barjas Dabbain said. Belly dancers will perform Friday and July 16. Call (859) 272-0044 or go to www.petrainlex.com.
Furlongs four-day special
Furlongs, 735 East Main Street, is offering the Onizim's special Sunday through Wednesday. The deal, named for owner Charles Verrette's grandfather Onizim Vidrine. includes two dinner entrees, bread, salad, side and a bottle of wine for $39.95. Call (859) 266-9000 or go to www.furlongs.com.
Wine expert knows glassware, too
Master sommelier Mary Andrea Robinson, author of Great Wine Made Simple, will be in Louisville on Saturday. She will have a food and wine pairing demonstration at 2 p.m. at Macy's Oxmoor. She's introducing a new stemware collection, The One, that is suited for both red and white wines. Shoppers will receive a complimentary copy of Robinson's 2010 Wine Buying Guide for Everyone.
The event is free, but reservations are necessary. Call (502) 423-3201 or go to www.macys.com/culinarycouncil. Macy's Oxmoor is at 7900 Shelbyville Road.
Corn Daze returns to Ramsey's
All four Ramsey's Diners are having their 15th annual Corn Daze featuring locally grown fresh Silver Queen corn and tomatoes. The daily vegetable selection, in addition to the regular 20 side items, include corn on the cob, creamed corn, fried corn, sliced tomatoes with cottage cheese, fried green tomatoes, and tomatoes with okra and corn. Corn is picked fresh daily at Gallrein Farms in Shelbyville.
Change of taste for summer
The summer menu at Bella Notte features barbecued chicken, pan-seared salmon and a lighter lasagna, The grilled half chicken is glazed with smoky balsamic barbecue sauce and served with mashed potatoes and roasted heirloom carrots; the salmon is flavored with Sicilian spices and served over linguine in a white wine and lemon cream; and the summer lasagna is made with fresh spinach, ricotta, mozzarella, fresh herbs and roasted red pepper coulis. Bella Notte is at 3715 Nicholasville Road. Call (859) 245-1789 or go to www.bellalexington.com.
Farmers market report
Bluegrass Farmers Market will hold customer appreciation day Saturday. Youngsters may create their own veggie visor. The market is at 3450 Richmond Road, in the parking lot of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Go to www.localharvest.org/blog/29529.