Krispy Kreme is offering heart-shaped conversation doughnuts to replace the fa- vorite Valentine’s hard candy — SweetHeart’s Conversation Hearts. Available through Valentine’s Day, February 14.

food: a man in a blue button up and apron making pastriesMartine’s, formerly on Industry Road, hosted an Open House celebrating the launch of liquor service at their downtown location.

Hops2Go announced on Facebook they are closing.

A sign posted on the door of Shakespeare & Co. in Hamburg states it is closed for renovations and that customers are welcome to visit their downtown location.

Apollo Pizza, a Richmond mainstay, is coming to the Lexington area in March of 2019. Apollo Pizza originally opened in 1981 with its downtown Richmond location. They were featured as one of Alton Brown’s Road Eats.

Chuy’s is opening a second Lexington location in Hamburg in early Spring 2019. Neighborhood fans won’t have to wait long for their boom boom fix as the Tex- Mex inspired chain will soon have a home on our east side, “Lex Mex.” Chuy’s has also teamed up with Kentucky Children’s Hospital as a partnering charity. Chuy’s Ali Sutherland says, “Everybody loves Chuy’s… “ and of their decision to expand here, she says, “Hamburg gets us to all the outlying communities… Winchester, Paris, Mt. Sterling, Richmond, George- town… plus everybody right here in Lexington.” National Margarita Day and Cinco de Mayo are coming soon.

Saul Good owners Rob and Diane Perez (left) were presented the Public Policy Advo- cates of the Year Award for their work at DV8 Kitchen at the 2019 Commerce Lexington’s Annual Dinner.

Sweet Blessings is a nonprofit ministry that creates food: a woman in a white top and black apron decorating a cakebirthday cakes for children in need. Since their first delivery in 2011, Sweet Blessings has created birthday cakes for more than 12,000 children. Every February they celebrate their anniversary with a Bake-a-Thon, where volunteers are asked to bake and decorate to help create unforgettable birthday cakes for as many qualifying children as possible. Volunteers can choose time slots starting at 10 am on Tuesday, February 26 and Wednesday, February 27 at 9 am.



Feb 1          Jazz party, JGumbosLex

Feb 9          Midway Chocolate Stroll, Midway, KY

Feb 9          Cheesecake and Cider Flights, Pivot Brewing

Feb 13        Chili Cook Off, BIA

Feb 16        Feast of Saint Valentine, Woodford Reserve

Feb 22        E.H. Taylor Dinner, Buffalo Trace Distillery

Feb 23        Macaroon Class, La Petite Delicat

March 5      Mardi Gras, Proud Mary

March 12    FEAST, benefiting Food Chain, Fasig-Tipton

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This article also appears on page 10 of the February 2019 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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