Food Happenings

Spring helleborus

Spring helleborus

Coming right up:

  • Alfalfa Restaurant keeps finding ways to expand its commitment to local food. Now it's corning the special St. Patrick's Day beef in-house, using Stone Cross Farm beef. On Saturday night, March 17, Alfalfa will serve the corned beef and other St. Patrick's day foods and drinks, including a vegetarian stew, a Marksbury Farm lamb stew, and Irish beers.
  • On March 17, Holly Hill Inn will serve house-corned Alltech Angus brisket, fish chowder, leg of lamb with Irish mint sauce, and more. Details here.
  • Wallace Station's hours on St. Patrick's Day are 8 AM - 5 PM. They will serve the Holly Hill Inn Alltech Corned Beef and Cabbage and Shepherd's Pie, as well as the regular Wallace Station menu items. Bonus: eat an early dinner; be home in time for The Game.
  • Rest up from your big Irish meal and plan to attend the region's largest gathering of people working toward a sustainable local food system. The fifth annual Bluegrass Local Food Summit takes place March 22-24. Founder Jim Embry works year-round to plan and produce this event, and signs are that this year's Summit will have the most positive impact yet.

A bit farther out on the calendar (and we'll provide more information later about these events):

  • Coming to Ground, The long awaited, eagerly anticipated documentary about the Kentucky agricultural shift away from dependence on tobacco toward greater sustainability, premieres on KET on Earth Day, April 22, at 2 PM EDT.
  • Uncorking Kentucky, a new Kentucky wine-centric taste-and-vote experience, debuts at Windy Corner Market on Saturday, April 21, at 3 PM. Details and reservation information will come shortly. Prepare for extremely affordable tastiness and fun.