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Capital Living Event Highlights - Friday

Highlights for Friday, February 26th, 2015

Don’t miss a minute of what’s going on this Weekend in and around the Frankfort Area!

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Friday, February 26, 2016

6:00 am – OPEN! Start your day at the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway. Now open earlier for your caffeine, muffin, scone or egg-baby fix! Info: 875-3009.

8:30 am – 2:00 pm – Blood Drive, at the American Red Cross, 318 Washington Street, Use RapidPass to speed up donation time.  Visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/RapidPass for more information.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Shop for the Animals, at New Leash on Life Thrift Store, 415 W Broadway.  Unique modern and vintage items for sale.  All proceeds benefit the Franklin County Humane Society. 352-2229.

Frankfort Yoga Studio, Pilates, 11:45 am – 12:25 pm, 306 W Main St, 3rd floor. 227-3276

4:00 – 7:00 pm – Wine Tasting, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway. 352-2600.

5:00 – 8:00 pm – Knights of Columbus Fish Fry, at Good Shepherd Church, 72 Good Shepherd Way

We prefer to call it “‘Fryday Fish Fry”, but to each his own!  Enjoy baked or fried Icelandic Cod, complete with a baked potato or french fries, with cole slaw & hush-puppies.  Cost is only  $8 – $10 depending on options chosen.

Fish Fry through Lent at Good Shepherd Church - FebMar2016

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Live Music featuring Ray Byrd, Homemade sangria and sangria-margarita. Serving cat fish, homemade tortilla soup and artisan mole poblano and homemade 3 milk cake for dessert at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395.

5:00 – 9:00 pm – MICHAEL KRUSE, Inside the Winery at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/

Elk Creek Vineyards 2

5:30 – 10:00 pm – 2016 Frankfort Area Chamber Annual Meeting, Awards Banquet & Auction, at the Capital Plaza Hotel, 405 Wilkinson Blvd

Discover Frankfort - Annual Chamber Dinner - 2-26-16

Friday, February 26, 2016 * Capital Plaza Hotel
5:30 p.m. Frankfort Forward Partner VIP Reception
6:00 p.m. Tasting Reception * Dinner & Auction
Event Tickets: $55 per person and includes Tasting Reception
 Table Sponsor: $550, includes reserved seating for 8, Tasting VIP Reception, Table Signage Promotion, and New this Year VIP Check-in

Display Table Sponsor: $150, includes one display table in the pre-function hall, 2 tickets to event, listing on printed program

Advance reservations are necessary
Please R.S.V.P. to the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce office
VIP Reception Sponsor:
Mountjoy Chilton Medley
Entertainment Sponsor:
O’Brien Gates Auto Park

Paul Sullivan Award Sponsor:

Farmers Bank

Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce
100 Capital Ave
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

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5:30 pm – Around the World in 80 Days Winter Dinner Club — Ethiopia, at Holly Hill Inn, 426 N Winter St, Midway

Follow the wondrous travels of author Jules Verne’s intrepid Phileas Fogg via Chef Ouita’s fantastic menus during her fourth annual Winter Dinner Series, Around the World in 80 Days!

In the first three months of 2016, the staff of the Holly Hill Inn in Midway will conduct guests on a culinary world tour with guest chefs and exotic stops from London to Paris to Japan and beyond. The schedule is below.

Specially paired wine flight and cocktail specials featured throughout the Winter Dinner Club 2016 series. Cost is $45. Vegetarian options always available. Reservations, beginning at 5:30 p.m., by calling Donna at (859) 846-4732.

Chef Ouita’s Winter Dinner Club 2016: Around the World in 80 Days

Around the World in 80 Days: Ethiopia
Served Feb. 25-27
Please ask about our wine flight and cocktail specials


Little Ethiopian pretzels


Choose spiced local ground beef with pine nuts or a vegetarian spiced lentil
With carrot ginger chutney

The Platter
Served with house-made injera and Kochkocha, a very spicy Ethiopian salsa verde, and Awaze, an Ethiopian hot sauce

Doro Wat
The national dish of Ethiopia, a spicy stew of chicken, egg and our own blended berbere spice mix
Duba Wat
Kabocha squash in a spicy stew with berbere

Spiced beef dish traditionally served raw or very rare — we can cook it for you if you wish
Key Sir
Spiced red beets, carrots and potatoes

Yebeg Tibs
Tender cubes of our Kentucky Lamb shoulder sautéed with onions, peppers, rosemary and a spiced Ethiopian butter
Chickpea polenta with turmeric, lemon, olive oil, onion and jalapeno

Gomen Kitfo
Sautéed collard greens with ginger and garlic over a spiced fresh cheese

Kik Alicha
Split yellow lentils with ginger, tumeric, garlic and onion

Mesir Wat
Spicy red lentil stew

Yataklete Kilkil
Little green beans, carrots, potatoes, cabbages in a cardamom and ginger sauce

Queen of Sheba Green Salad
Shredded lettuces, grape tomatoes, peppers, onions, lemon juice and olive oil


Almond Yogurt Custard
With crispy pistachio cookies and sliced fresh fruits

February 25-27: Ethiopia
March 3-5: Peru
March 10-12: Spain and Portugal
March 17-19: Ireland
March 24-26: American Steakhouse
March 31-April 2: Springtime in Kentucky

Around the World in 80 Days Winter Dinner Club — Scandinavia - 1-7-16

Live music featuring Roadside. Lent specials: Fresh mahi mahi or salmon, at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395

4:00 – 10:30 pm – 41st District Basketball Tournament, at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero Street



41st District Girls' Basketball 2016 Bracket - Feb232426-2016

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41st District Boys' Basketball 2016 Bracket - Feb232426-2016

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Live music featuring featuring Robert Barnes. Lent special, salmon, mahi-mahi or catfish at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395

7:00 pm – Ghost Tour at Buffalo Trace Distillery, It’s rumored that there are more spirits at the Distillery than those aging in barrels. You will hear legendary stories and get a look at some of the Distillery’s most haunted areas, including Stony Point Mansion, where it’s been said that the ghost of Col. Blanton still resides. FREE.  Reservations are required for this tour.  113 Great Buffalo Trace, Reservations: 696-5926.

7:30 pm – Delbert McClinton, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair St. Delbert McClinton is an icon in Texas roots music as a singer-songwriter, guitarist, pianist and most notably, a harmonica player who gave lessons to a young John Lennon during a British tour and performed on the 1962 hit, “Hey, Baby.” Very Limited Tickets! http://www.thegrandtheatrefrankfort.org

Delbert McClinton at the Grand Theatre - 2-26-16

8:00 pm – Live music featuring Twist of Fate, at Bourbon on Main, 103 West Main (KY 420), Frankfort

Bourbon on Main

Strip District Reunion Show! with Ink & Lead and Them GD Bangs, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. 875-2559.

8:30 – 11:30 pm – Kelley Swindall, at Bourbon Street on Main, 204 S Main St, Lawrenceburg

Nashville Recording Artist performing at Bourbon Street in Historic Downtown Lawrenceburg, KY. Kelley Swindall will have CD’s and Promotion materials from her latest tour. Stop for this great night of entertainment ! Don’t miss a chance to see her performing.

Kelley Swindall at Bourbon Street in Lawrenceburg - 2-26-16

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