Food & Drink

Incredible Food Show promises to live up to its name

Chef Ouita Michel will be touting her Wallace Station bourbon mustard at the Incredible Food Show.
Chef Ouita Michel will be touting her Wallace Station bourbon mustard at the Incredible Food Show.

You can eat your way through the Incredible Food Show on Saturday at Lexington Center.

Samples of beer cheese, wine, chocolates, olive oil, honey, barbecue sauces, pasta and Italian sausages will be offered. Cooking demonstrations will feature Top Chef contestants Bryan and Michael Voltaggio and Sullivan University students.

Food vendors include Sunflower Sundries, Browning's Country Hams, Applecreek Orchards, Chef Doug's Gourmet Foods, Marlowe Granola, Trifecta Sauce and Stuarto's Olive Oil.

Restaurateur and chef Ouita Michel will introduce the first item in a new line of retail products at the food show. Michel will offer samples of Wallace Station bourbon mustard at the Kentucky Specialty Sauces booth from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The mustard was developed for Wallace Station's reuben sandwich, and it's served on hot dogs at Woodford Reserve Distillery; on burgers at Windy Corner Market; and in barbecue sauce, vinaigrettes and as a sauce for rabbit and pork at Holly Hill Inn.

The mustard is $5.95 for a 9.8-ounce jar and is available at Windy Corner Market, 4595 Bryan Station Road in Lexington, and Wallace Station Deli and Bakery, 3854 Old Frankfort Pike, outside Midway. For mail order, call Kentucky Specialty Sauces at (859) 396-9568.

Openings and new menus

■ Kelly and Neal Harris, owners of Neal's Smokebox BBQ on Polo Club Boulevard, are opening a second restaurant. The Wagon Bones Grill opens at noon Saturday at 591 West Short Street. It serves barbecued pulled pork, sliced brisket, ribs and chicken, grilled corn, potato salad, cole slaw, and macaroni and cheese.

"We smoke our meats for hours and use a Memphis style with the Western Kentucky spin dry rub to form a savory crust," Kelly Harris said. "Then pull them by hand for the ideal mix of crusty, smoky tender and juicy meat from the inside out. Then we finish them with one of our homemade sauces: a tangy, semi-sweet barbecue sauce or our Western Kentucky dip sauce to complement the spicy rub and smoky meat."

Call (859) 523-2400 or Smokebox BBQ at (859) 293 9300.

Saul Good Restaurant & Pub has added a Fall Fondue Festival to its menu for a limited time. It will include cheese and wine, Grand Marnier and dark chocolate, and white chocolate and raspberry fondues. Saul Good is at 3801 Mall Road in The Plaza at Fayette Mall and at 1808 Alysheba Way in Hamburg. Call (859) 317-9200 or go to Saulgoodpub.com.

Bella Notte, 3715 Nicholasville Road, has a new fall menu. It features crispy polenta, butternut squash soup, wood-roasted chicken, spice-grilled pork chop, autumn spice crème brûlée, and pumpkin ricotta torte. Call (859) 245-1789 or go to Bellalexington.com.

Specials

The Julep Cup, 111 Woodland Avenue, is serving prime rib and fresh Alaskan halibut this weekend. Call (859) 226-0300.

Farmers market report

Bluegrass Farmers Market will have heirloom beans, herb seasoning, pumpkins, squash, eggplant, garlic, baked goods and jams 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 Localharvest.org/blog/29529.

Lexington Farmers Market is open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Cheapside Park, 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.

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