Mill Stone Market opened earlier this month in Georgetown, and unless you walked in, you wouldn't know about the real treasure in the back. Behind all the shelves of bulk flour, sugar, candies and spices, there's a sandwich shop.
It serves luncheon meats and cheeses from Troyer's Foods on freshly baked breads made by co-owner Linda Rooks. For now, the menu is limited to sandwiches, two homemade soups, and fresh-baked cookies and brownies.
Rooks' family owned a grocery/deli when she was growing up. It's modeled after Amish markets. Rooks said, "We have always shopped at this type of grocery, and this is what we wanted to open, and we added the deli to it."
Winter hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Call (502) 863-3101. The store is at 401 Outlet Center Drive, in the Factory Stores of America shopping center.
■ Panda Cuisine, 2358 Nicholasville Road, is celebrating Chinese New Year from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The buffet will feature traditional Chinese foods and dim sum for $13.95. Call (859) 299-9798 or go to Pandaky.com.
■ Sondra Strunk, owner of Sondra's Wine Creations, will offer samples of her newest candy flavors at 6 p.m. Friday at Modern Mercantile, 3101 Clays Mill Road. Candies are peach wine jelly and coffee bourbon. Strunk said, "Eagle Distributing will also be there to do a wine tasting and will sample the coffee bourbon that I used to make the candy." Call (859) 223-0471.
■ Members of Panagia Pantovasilissa Greek Orthodox Church are starting a new series of Greek dinners featuring authentic cuisine. Saturday's dinner, from 6 to 9 p.m., features three entrees: beef Stephato (sirloin steak braised and simmered in red wine), chicken oreganato (spiced with lemon juice and oregano) and mousaka (eggplant casserole with beef and béchamel sauce). The church is at 920 Tates Creek Road. Call (859) 266-1921 or go to Greekdinner.com.
■ Chef Ouita Michel's winter dinner club at the Holly Hill Inn continues Jan. 27 and 28 with her Southern comfort menu, inspired by Southern cooking expert Edna Lewis. The menu includes buttermilk fried chicken, slow-cooked beef brisket, simmered greens with cornmeal dumplings, hoppin' John, biscuits and yeast rolls with sorghum and pear butter, and sweet potato pie. The cost is $35. Holly Hill is at 426 North Winter Street in Midway. Call (859) 846-4732 or go to Hollyhillinn.com.
■ Saul Good Restaurant and Pub is bringing back its snow-day specials. When Fayette County Public Schools calls a snow day, the restaurant will offer a 50 percent discount on all regularly priced food items for dine-in customers. It's available 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at both locations: 3801 Mall Road in the Plaza at Fayette Mall, (859) 273-4663, and 1808 Alysheba Way in Hamburg, (859) 317-9200. Go to Saulgoodpub.com.
■ Nick Ryan's Saloon, 157 Jefferson Street, will serve flavors of Latin America on Wednesday nights. The menu for Wednesday features chips and fresh pico de gallo, pork in a red mole sauce, and rice and beans for $15. It also includes your choice of a house margarita or a savory cocktail called the barbacoa, a tequila-based drink with limes and a hint of chipotle pepper. Call 859) 233-7900 or go to Nickryans.com.
■ D'Italia, 128 East New Circle Road, at North Limestone, is offering daily specials. On Monday, two homemade meatballs can be added to any entrée for $1; Tuesday, one appetizer and two entrees are $20; Wednesday, a choice of chicken marsala or chicken piccata is $10, with half-price bottles of wine; Thursday, a 16-inch pizzas with three toppings is $10; and Friday and Saturday there are fresh fish and meat specials. Sunday brunch is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Delivery is available with a minimum order. Call (859) 244-8995.
■ Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar is serving three 550-calorie dishes starting at $9.99: garlic marinated steak, sizzling Asian shrimp, and chili lime chicken. Go to Applebees.com.