Food & Drink

Lexington's first First Watch, a daytime café, opens

Sharon Thompson
Sharon Thompson

Lexington has plenty of places to grab lunch, but when it comes to breakfast, there aren't as many choices. First Watch, a breakfast, brunch and lunch café, now is open at 3071 Richmond Road, in the Lakeview Plaza shopping center.

The menu includes pancakes, omelets, salads and sandwiches, and specialties include Chickichanga healthy turkey omelet and fresh fruit crepes. The restaurant is open 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. Call (859) 899-3447 or go to


■ The annual Moon Festival Celebration will be 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Moondance at Midnight Pass, the amphitheater in Beaumont Centre Circle. The event, sponsored by the Kentucky Chinese American Association and Beaumont Centre Family YMCA, will feature live entertainment and a "best fresh moon cakes" contest. At 2 p.m., there will be children's activities at the Beaumont Y, including lantern making. Go to for a schedule.

■ Ted's Montana Grill, 2304 Sir Barton Way, is continuing its 10th anniversary celebration and raising money to support Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign. Guests who donate $5 or more while dining Sunday through Sept. 22, will receive a certificate good for $5 off a future purchase of $20 or more. Call (859) 263-5228 or go to

■ Jonathan at Gratz Park, 120 West Second Street, is having a Grgich Hills wine dinner Wednesday. The five-course meal begins at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $75. Call (859) 252-4949. Seating is limited for this event.

■ Stella's Kentucky Deli, 143 Jefferson Street, continues its Dining for a Cause events on Thursdays. A different non- profit organization receives the proceeds each week. Here's the lineup: Broke Spoke, Thursday; Maxwell Legal Clinic, Sept. 27; Community Farm Alliance, Oct. 4; and Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, Oct. 11. Call (859) 255-3354 or go to

■ Wilson Farms will harvest shrimp at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sept. 22. Ponds are in Lancaster on Ky. 1150. Look for signs. The cost is $8 a pound. Bring ice and a cooler to transport the fresh shrimp. Call (859) 339-1802 or (859) 792-1443.

■ Midway School Bakery, 510 South Winter Street, Midway, is preparing a traditional honey cake in honor of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Honey cakes are made with local honey from Midway, Weisenberger Mill flours, and spiced with cinnamon and applesauce. Cakes will be available Saturday through Sept. 25, the beginning of Yom Kippur. Cost is $8.95. Call (859) 846-4336.

The bakery will have caramel apple funnel cakes, and apple cider-glazed cake donuts during Midway's Fall Festival on Saturday and Sunday.

New menus

■ Leonardo Capezzuto, owner of Casanova Italian Restaurant, 855 South Broadway, has returned from a summer trip to Italy with new recipes for his menu. Included are manicotti Bolognese, penne with ricotta pesto and lamb osso buco in ragù sauce. Call (859) 309-3313.

■ Nick Ryan's Saloon, 157 Jefferson Street, has added items to its Saturday brunch menu. Among them are lemon ricotta pancakes and breakfast bread pudding. Call (859) 233-7900 or go to

■ Detroit Coney Island, 1301 Winchester Road, in Eastland Shopping Center, has added three Greek sandwiches to its menu. The restaurant has changed its hours and now is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call (859) 280-9138.

■ Sabio chef Javier Lanza has created a menu for fall that features chicken lollipops, wok-charred green beans, apple-stuffed duck, chicken chardonnay and pork osso buco. Sabio is at Dudley Square, 380 South Mill Street. Call (859) 368-9901 or go to

Farmers market report

■ Bluegrass Farmers Market will have green beans, tomatoes, squash, eggplant, peppers, raspberries, watermelons, bok choy, nappa cabbage, kale and pumpkins.

Locations and hours are: 3450 Richmond Road, in the Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs parking lot, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday; and 730 Millpond Road, in the parking lot of the Willow Oak Pool, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Go to