Food & Drink

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There's a new place for barbecue in Central Kentucky.

Staxx BBQ is open at 11 Carson Place in Frankfort in the former Lee's Famous Recipe building.

The restaurant serves dinner for two (a pound of meat, two sides, Texas toast or "cracklin' corn bread," and sauce) for $14.99; dinner for four is $34.99.

The menu features pulled pork sandwiches, ribs, burgers, brisket, smoked turkey and barbecued chicken. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Call (502) 352-2515 or visit

Special events

■ Jonathan Lundy, chef/owner of Jonathan at Gratz Park, is participating in the first Atlanta Food and Wine Festival through Sunday in midtown Atlanta. The festival celebrates the rich food and drink traditions of the South. There are tasting tents and learning opportunities from barbecue pit masters, award-winning chefs and mixologists, master sommeliers, fry cooks and local growers. Visit

■ The 31st annual Taste of the Bluegrass will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Keeneland's Keene Barn and Entertainment Center. Proceeds go to God's Pantry. Tickets are $75 and are available at Kroger and Central Bank locations, or at

Dialysis Clinics Inc. and Kidney Health Alliance of Kentucky, in celebration of 40 years of service, will have a fish fry, barbecue, carnival and health fair Saturday. It will be noon to 6 p.m. at Imani Baptist Church, 1555 Georgetown Road. Dinners are $6, and baskets are $4.

Equus Run Vineyards is celebrating its 13th anniversary Sunday with an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. You may bring a picnic and listen to music from Zoom. The winery is at 1280 Moores Mill Road, Midway. Call (859) 846-9463 or visit

■ Dean Corbett, chef/owner of Corbett's and Equus restaurants in Louisville, will be guest chef at Woodford in the Kitchen on Saturday. The Woodford Reserve Distillery's third chef series will be at 6 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $75. The menu includes shrimp bourbon Orleans over cheddar grits, Bibb lettuce with candied pecans and Asian pears, grilled pork tenderloin served with ratatouille and kale greens, and lemon pound cake. The distillery is at 7855 McCracken Pike in Versailles. Call (859) 879-1963.

TAI on Rye, the pop-up New York-style deli at Temple Adath Israel, returns Sunday for the last time before taking a summer break. The deli, which offers pastrami, corned beef, egg salad, homemade chopped liver and other sandwich options, has streamlined its operations so service is faster. Hours are noon to 2 p.m., and food is available for dine-in or carry-out. The full menu is available at The temple is at 124 North Ashland Avenue.

Fritanga Nicaraguan Latin Grill, 1205 Versailles Road, will feature live salsa music and authentic Central and South American and Cuban dishes Friday through Sunday. Call (859) 225-3004.

The Beer Trappe is celebrating its first anniversary Wednesday. The store will have several special kegs that will be tapped throughout the week, including Dogfish Head Hellhound on My Ale, Founders Kaiser Curmudgeon, Bell's The Oracle, Three Floyds Zombie Dust, and Goose Island Bourbon County stout. The Beer Trappe is at 811 Euclid Avenue. Call (859) 309-0911 or visit


■ Couples may dine at Onizim's Restaurant for $39.95 Sunday through Thursday. Featured are bread, two salads, two entrees, two sides and a bottle of wine. Onizim's is at 735 East Main Street. Call (859) 266-9000 or go to

Farmers market report

■ Maggie Green, author of The Kentucky Fresh Cookbook, will be featured at the "Homegrown Authors" booth at the Lexington Farmers Market at Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside Park, Main Street and Cheapside. She will sign books at 9 a.m. Saturday.

■ Local strawberries are available at Bluegrass Farmers Market, and farmers also will have asparagus, eggs, lettuce, greens, rhubarb, onions, herb seasoning, jams, baked goods, honey, vegetable plants and hanging baskets. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 6:30 p.m Tuesday at 3450 Richmond Road, in the parking lot of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs. Visit blog/29529.