Saturday, January 31, 2009

Main & Maple is now serving full breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays

For a great breakfast option in downtown Nicholasville , Ky . I recommend Main & Maple Coffee House and Cafe which is now serving a great full breakfast menu on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm . They have Omelets, Stuffed French Toast , Breakfast Classics , Waffles ( BIG WAFFLES ) and Pancakes !

USDA Food Pyramid Website

The United States Department of Agriculture has ramped up a website with updated food pyramid information to assist consumers in making healthy eating choices :

One size doesn't fit all. MyPyramid offers personalized eating plans, interactive tools to help you plan and assess your food choices, and advice to help you:

Make smart choices from every food group.

Find your balance between food and physical activity.

Get the most nutrition out of your calories.

Stay within your daily calorie needs.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Fit4Fun healthy lifestyle publication

This post is to introduce you to a new publication and healthy lifestyle initiative .

Welcome to Fit 4 Fun, the only healthy lifestyle magazine for kids! Starting in early 2009, the nonprofit Kentucky Children’s Health and Fitness Fund will publish Fit 4 Fun, to deliver important messages about healthy lifestyle to more than 200,000 Kentucky students in kindergarten through grade four.
Copyrighted characters representing education, fitness, nutrition and fun will lead Kentucky kids to better health and a happy life. The print magazine will introduce Chalky, Nimble, Bean and Yay! This companion website will provide extensive related information, including curriculum covering key learning goals.
Our mission is to give every Kentucky child the chance to grow up healthy and happy. Our goal is to deliver the latest information in a fun, engaging way that makes every young Kentuckian feel smart about lifestyle choices.
To learn more about this exciting, unique adventure, email the founder and publisher, Jan Winter, at or call 502.222.8017. We welcome your suggestions and comments. Are you …Fit 4 Fun?

Henry Bain Sauce - A Kentucky Orignal

An overlooked Kentucky culinary gem is Henry Bain sauce . Mr. Henry Bain was a head waiter at the Pendennis Club in Louisville , KY. In 1881 , he developed a sauce for cooking with game animals . In that era the club members would bring their kill to the club and request it be prepared for a meal . This sauce is still served there to this day and is sold in some stores but the recipe can vary . In concept , the sauce uses a combination of tomato , vinegar, and other fruit ingredients .

Friday, January 23, 2009

BB's Italian Restaurant in Leitchfield, KY

Recently I has the pleasure of dining at BB's Italian Restaurant in Leitchfield, KY which is near Elizabethtown ,KY . This place is a great and very affordable restaurant . The pasta , salads , pizza , sandwiches and appetizers are all high quality and in a very affordable price range . If you are in the area I emcourage you to check it out ..........the location is very close to the Leitchfield Western Kentucky Parkway exit .

Nicaraguan Latin Grill in Nicholasville

Recently the Nicholasville area restaurant scene was enriched with the opening of the Nicaraguan Latin Grill at 1001 Elizabeth Drive, Nicholasville , KY . It is adjacent to the Shell station near the Toyota dealership .

This restaurant has a very interesting menu and is a great way to experience authentic latin cusine . They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner . I tried the Lomo de Cerdo Asado which is charbroiled pork loin marinated with aschiote and topped with buttered onions and green peppers . I savored every bite and could easily get addicted to that taste . They have a friendly staff that provides great service .

I encourage anyone to give this place a try .

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Super Bowl Party with the Pros

For those of you looking for Super Bowl fun and a worthwhile cause I recommend :

Super Bowl Party with the Pros
Partial Proceeds Benefit VIPS ( Visually Impaired Preschool Services )
Sunday, February 1st, 2009
Marriott Resort& Spa
Kids’ Fun: 3 – 5 p.m.
Game Activities: 5 – 11 p.m.
Tickets: $60/person; $100/couple or $150/family of 4
Call 276-0335 or 888-254-8477 for tickets and sponsorship opportunities.
NFL Players Association - Retired Players Kentucky Chapter

Monday, January 19, 2009

ID + A Facility solutions resource

I recently became aware of a company that can be a great facilities solutions resource for restaurant and foodservice operations . It is ID + A and they have offices in Lexington , Louisville, Nashville and Evansville .

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Town Money Saver Publication Opportunity

Town Money Saver is seeking franhisees for Kentucky markets . Many of the natural clients for this monthly coupon publication are restaurants and this would be a great low investment home based business for someone with good sales and communication skills .

If this is of interest , please contact me !

Izzy's comes to Kentucky

Izzy's , a Cincinnati chain with a heritage dating back to 1901 now has a location in Florence, KY. . This is a great little chain with great products :

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Scarlett Lounge converting to SILKS

The Scarlett Lounge in downtown Lexington is undergoing a major makeover and concept change . Owner Sandy Fields is converting the bar into SILKS lounge and will have racing silks and other racing mementos . The bar is next door to the Rosebud ( also owned by Sandy Fields ) .

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Saratoga Restaurant Sign For Sale

I saw this on Craigslist today and wanted to share :

I am selling the original sign which sat atop the infamous Saratoga restaurant in Lexington's Chevy Chase for many years! Large letters spell out S A R A T O G A on raceway. One piece, approximatly 16 feet long and 2 feet tall. It the original, one of a kind, piece of Lexington history. Use in a new bar or restaurant and bring back the nastoglia! Being offered to a good home for $2500 OR best offer. No reasonable offer will be refused, can be delivered in Lexington/Central Kentucky area at no charge. Email or call 859-421-0011.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Exclusive Hunting Club in Kentucky

A Kentucky entrepreneur is trying to establish one or more exclusive hunting clubs in Kentucky . This is a great opportunity for a group of investors or a private equity fund .

Serious inquiries should contact me ......... Mark Sievers .

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Midway Makeovers

Two restaurants in Midway , Kentucky have closed temporarily this month to undergo some makeovers . Quirk Cafe and Bistro Labelle are undergoing some changes and will reopen soon .

Monday, January 5, 2009

Nicholasville Restaurant Rennaisance Article

The following is a link to a recent article I wrote for Business Lexington about interesting developments in downtown Nicholasville such as Main and Maple Coffee House and the Euro Bar :

Bourbon Barrel Foods

For genuine and innovative Kentucky food products check out Bourbon Barrell Foods at their website .

One of their products and related companies is the Bluegrass Soy Sauce Company and their website is .

This sauce is from the only small batch soy sauce brewery in the United States.It's made from whole non-GMO Kentucky grown soybeans and pure limestone filtered Kentucky spring water. The result is a smoky, brothy sauce with hints of oak and a mild sweetness reminiscent of fine Kentucky bourbon.

For information on sales contact Juliet Robison

Saturday, January 3, 2009

American Cheese Society

I think its an overlooked fact that the American Cheese Society is based in Louisville , KY . This organization provides American cheesemakers with educational resources and networking opportunities and encourages the highest standards of cheesemaking .

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Kentucky Vinyard Society Wine Tasting

On Monday January 5 at 5:30 pm , the Kentucky Vineyard Society will have a wine tasting athe Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference and Trade Show at the Lexington Embassy Suites Hotel .