Food & Drink

Sharon Thompson: Goodfellas made an offer that Two Keys couldn't refuse

Alex Coats and Eric Boggs, the owners of Goodfellas Pizzeria, have joined Seth Bennett to open a second location inside Bennett's Two Keys Tavern. To celebrate the grand opening on Friday, Goodfellas will give out free pizza and T-shirts. Live entertainment begins at 8 p.m. Call (859) 523-3353. Two Keys is at 333 South Limestone.

Saul Good for a good cause

On Sunday, Saul Good Restaurant and Pub is donating 50 percent of all sales, from 5 to 9 p.m., to help a local family. The Kimble family, a 33-year-old mother and 8- and 12-year-old daughters, are facing difficulties. Five years ago, the non-smoking mother had a lung transplant, and her body now is rejecting the organ. "Since her illness, her only support system had been her mother, but she passed away last year. She feels hopeless, overcome with expenses, dealing with her illness," Kelly Moore said. Saul Good is at 1808 Alysheba Way, (859) 317-9200, and 3801 Mall Road, (859) 273-4663.

New Year's Eve beckons

It's time to make reservations for your New Year's Eve celebration.

■ Triangle Grille, at the Hilton Lexington/Downtown, will feature a special three-course dinner and live music by the Mike Archer Band. Cost is $55.

■ Bigg Blue Martini, also at the Hilton, will feature the Brown Brothers Combination Band. Tickets are $30. Tickets for the Grand Kentucky Ballroom celebration, with dancing to The Sensations, are $40. Packages are available for hotel guests. Call (859) 231-9000. For reservations at Triangle Grille, call (859) 281-3773 or go to The Hilton is at 369 West Vine Street.

■ The celebration at Rossi's will feature a four-course dinner prepared by chef Robert Myers. Rossi's is at 1060 Chinoe Road. Call (859) 335-8788 or go to

Eat and shop local

The new Windy Corner Market, which emphasizes eating and shopping locally, will let you do both on Saturday.

The Holiday Market will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature the work of local farmers and crafters. There will be Christmas trees, handmade cards and organic winter vegetables from Three Springs Farm; soaps and candles from Kathy Werking and Soapworks; John Tuska-inspired jewelry and Christmas ornaments from Annette Jett; handmade catnip mice for kitty stockings from Grant Walles of Berries on Bryan Station; Christmas napkins and aprons from Pomegranate; and gift baskets filled with Kentucky Proud pantry items including jams, jellies, sauces and flour.

Windy Corner Market is at 4595 Bryan Station Road, at Muir Station Road. Call (859) 294-9338.

Craft beer at Good Foods

Good Foods Market & Café, 455 Southland Drive, now carries craft beer in its specialty department. Beer is available in singles, six-packs or mix-and-match six-packs. Call (859) 278-1813 or go to

Menu additions at Bella Notte

The winter menu at Bella Notte Italian Trattoria offers sparkling granita and a gluten-free dessert: flourless chocolate torte. The granita is made with seasonal blood oranges, a drizzle of balsamico and carbonated sugar. Also new for cold-weather dining are espresso-almond rubbed pork tenderloin; homemade pappardelle in a creamy veal and pork Bolognese; and roasted pancetta pork. Bella Notte is at 3715 Nicholasville Road. Call (859) 245-1789.

Cheesecake to go

Entertaining is easy when you pick up a cheesecake at the café at Barnes & Noble, 1932 Pavilion Way in Hamburg. Flavors include the original plus pumpkin, Godiva double chocolate and white chocolate-raspberry. Each cheesecake, $35, serves 14, café manager Marilyn Campbell said. Call (859) 543-8518.

Happy birthday, Jane Austen!

The Greater Louisville Region of the Jane Austen Society will hold its traditional Jane Austen Birthday Tea at 2 p.m. Sunday at Historic Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Lane. Festivities begin at 2 p.m. Harpist Lydia Falconnier will entertain. Tickets are $10, free to members. Call (502) 897-9845 or go to

Stock up for hibernation

Evans Orchard is having a hibernation sale. Christmas decorations, caramel apples, apples, cider and honey-apple salsa are on sale. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The orchard is at 180 Stone Road, Georgetown. Call (502) 863-2255 or go to

New recipes at Bd's

Bd's Mongolian Grill, 2309 Sir Barton Way, has new holiday recipes to try. The create-your-own stir-fry restaurant lets customers choose ingredients from a variety of meats, seafood, vegetables and sauces for grillers to cook. One of the new recipes is for Montreal garlic steak, which is strip steak, broccoli, mushrooms, onions, green onions, shiitake mushrooms and horseradish sauce. It has 315 calories. Call (859) 264-0686 or go to