The purchase of a handcrafted bowl will help Moveable Feast of Lexington deliver healthful meals to people who are homebound.
At the third annual Empty Bowls event Saturday, you can buy a bowl, made by creative children or local artists, for $15. Then Bourbon n' Toulouse will fill the bowls with its Cajun specialties. The bowls are donated by Kentucky Mudworks.
Hours are from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Bourbon n' Toulouse, 829 Euclid Avenue. Call (859) 335-0300. Go to Bntlex.com or Kentuckymudworks.com.
■ The first Nicholasville location of Firehouse Subs is open at 451 Keene Centre Drive. The restaurant's firehouse theme is based on the founders' combined 200 years of firefighting heritage. The Nicholasville restaurant is decorated with local fire department artifacts and pictures of well-known area fire scenes. Specialty subs include the New York steamer, inspired by New York delicatessens, which combines corned beef brisket and pastrami topped with provolone cheese. The store has the new Coca-Cola Freestyle machine, which offers more than 100 sparkling and still beverages from a single freestanding unit. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Call (859) 882-5011 or go to Firehousesubs.com.
■ Stuarto's Olive Oil Co., 2200 War Admiral Way, has added some new products to its lineup. Included are 24 varieties of sea salt in 1-, 2-, and 3.5-ounce packages. Prices range from $1 to $8.75. Flavors include chili verde, Himalayan pink, lemon twist, Spanish rosemary, toasted onion and sun- ripened tomato. Call (859) 263-0088.
■ Leo Capezzuto, owner of Casanova Italian Restaurant, has just returned from a trip to Italy. "I enjoyed some food that I haven't eaten for a long time," he said. They were traditional family-reunion dishes served Sundays. He has added three of the dishes to the menu at the restaurant, 855 South Broadway. They are prosciutto e mozzarella, a classic Italian antipasto; rigatoni alla Amatriciana; and veal cotoletta alla Milanese. Call (859) 309-3313 or go to Casanovaky.com.
The sixth annual Holly Hill Inn harvest dinner will be Saturday at Happy Jack's Pumpkin Farm in Frankfort. Holly Hill chef/owner Ouita Michel and her staff will grill just-picked vegetables from Lee Ann and Richard Jones' fields. The menu also includes grilled chicken; boneless pork chops; calypso slaw; melon salad; succotash; corn pudding; pickled beets; and sliced tomatoes with blue cheese, bacon and sherry vinaigrette. The cost is $45.
Happy Jack's is at 966 Hickman Hill Road. In case of severe weather, the meal will be served at Holly Hill Inn, 426 North Winter Street, Midway, which will be closed for regular dinner service that evening. Call (859) 846-4732 or visit Hollyhillinn.com.
■ Orchid Flower Restaurant, 3090 Old Todds Road, offers happy hour specials from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The happy roll combo, $10, features a choice of two rolls, soup and salad. Call (859) 543-1126 or visit Orchidflowerrestaurant.com.
■ T.G.I. Friday's is collecting non-perishable pet toys, treats and items for the Lexington Humane Society through Sept. 8. Customers who donate an item will receive a free appetizer. For locations, visit TGIfridays.com.
Farmers market report
■ Bluegrass Farmers Market is at its peak. Check out the locally grown items at 3450 Richmond Road, in the parking lot of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Hours at the Mill Pond Shopping Center are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Go to Localharvest.org/blog/29529.
■ East End Community Farmers Market will have tomatoes, squash, okra, melons, half-runner green beans and honey. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 560 East Third Street at the Pavilion at Midland Avenue and Third Street.
■ Lexington Farmers Market is open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Cheapside Park in the Fifth Third Bank Pavilion; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday on Southland Drive near Sav-A-Lot, and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at South Broadway and Maxwell Street.
■ Woodford County Farmers Market will feature a celebrity chef cooking demonstration Saturday. A chef from Addie's at The Woodford Inn in Versailles will prepare fresh produce. Market locations and hours are: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Courthouse Square, 3 to 6 p.m. Mondays in downtown Midway and 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Versailles Presbyterian Church.