Food & Drink

Tidbits: Bubby's in Corbin features a down-home menu

Sharon Thompson
Sharon Thompson

If you're traveling on Interstate 75 in the Corbin area, you might want to plan a trip around lunchtime or dinnertime. Bubby's BBQ, Catfish and Steak restaurant will be the place to stop if you're hungry.

Bubby's serves a buffet that includes everything Grandma cooks: fried catfish, fried chicken, corn bread, bean soup, dumplings, broccoli-chicken casserole, greens, green beans, beets, hominy, bread pudding and chocolate cake. A salad bar is included. Prices range from $6.99 to $9.99.

The barbecue menu includes pulled pork and ribs, which are smoked on site. Sandwiches and burgers also are available.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Bubby's is at 2700 Cumberland Fall Road in Corbin. Call (606) 258-9070.


■ Just before Lexington baker James Brown was scheduled to appear on TLC's third season of Next Great Baker, he received results from a medical test and decided not to compete. He's now recovering from surgery for a benign brain tumor, and the bakery at 1226 Versailles Road will be closed until Feb. 8. You can go to Brown's Bakery's Facebook page, BrownsBakery, for updates from Brown's wife, Bridget. In her latest update, she wrote, "I am happy to report that James' surgery went well and he is currently resting peacefully."

Special events

Jonathan at Gratz Park, 120 West Second Street, will have a Wild Turkey bourbon dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Master distiller Jimmy Russell will be the guest speaker. The cost is $85. Call (859) 252-4949 or go to

■ Sondra Strunk, owner of Sondra's Wine Creations, will offer samples of her pineapple wine jelly at Good Foods Café and Market, 455 Southland Drive, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Alfalfa Restaurant, 141 East Main Street, will serve its holiday brunch Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Specials, served 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., will include heirloom pumpkin pancakes with apple compote, braised Stone Cross pork with pickled butternut squash, and Boone Creek Creamery asiago, spinach and mushroom omelet. Call (859) 253-0014 or go to

Wine + Market, 486 West Second Street, is offering classes this month. "Whiskeys of the World" is the topic for Jan. 24. The whiskey seminar will be 6 to 7:30 p.m. and feature Kentucky bourbon and whiskeys from Ireland, Scotland and Canada. The cost is $10. "Wine 101" will be 6 to 7:15 p.m. Jan. 28. Learn how wine is made and tips on tasting. The cost is $12. A beer tasting will be 5 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30. Call (859) 225-0755 or go to


Nick Ryan's Saloon, 157 Jefferson Street, is giving a portion of its proceeds on Monday to the Children's Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass. Volunteers will be on hand to discuss the nonprofit organization that provides treatment and support to children who are victims of sexual abuse. Call (859) 233-7900 or go to

■ Bob Tabor, owner of Engine House Deli, 9 Lexington Avenue, Winchester, is turning daily operations over to someone else while he devotes time to making River Rat beer cheese. Laine Rogers and Roy White will run the deli, and they will retain the same menu. River Rat beer cheese is sold at retail markets in Central Kentucky. Call (859) 737-0560.

Double H BBQ, 1244 Versailles Road, is offering special packages for Super Bowl parties. Included are smoked pulled pork, beef brisket and wings. Customers receive a free pint of the homemade side of their choice with every pound of meat ordered for the game day party. Double H's menu also includes soups, country ham and a stuffed pork chop. Customers receive free dessert on Mondays and Tuesdays with orders. Call (859) 523-4227, or go to Super Bowl XLVII is Feb. 3 in New Orleans.