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Cuvée now serving lunch; Red Herring has “Blue Plate” specials

Two new dining spots, Red Herring Cocktail Lounge and Cuvée Wine Table, have expanded their hours, offering lunch  specials or early evening daily specials.

Red Herring Cocktail Lounge & Kitchen, 1757 Frankfort Ave., is now serving blue plate specials, consisting of a full meal and cocktail for less than $15. Chef Jacob Coronado’s menu will feature a different dish each weekday, available from 4 until 6 p.m. for $8.

The current weekly schedule:

Pulled Pork Mondays – BBQ pork sandwich, onion rings

Taco Tuesday – Chef’s choice street style tacos

Soup & Sandwich Wednesday –Chef’s whim

Southern Shepherd’s Pie Thursday –Black Hawk Farms ground beef, smoked butter grits and pimento cheese

Fish Fry Friday – Fried halibut cheeks, cole slaw and malt vinegar

Red Herring’s Coronado has also introduced what he calls a “trash can special.” for late night diners. After midnight Coronado puts together a plate “created from various ingredients in the kitchen,” according to a press release. In other words, he has found a fun way to use up what he has on hand. One example the press release gives is beer-battered fish with kimchi and French fries.

Cuvée Wine Table, 3598 Springhurst Blvd., which opened for dinner in May has now introduced lunch service, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily. A variety of shared plates including smoked duck flat bread, polenta fries, Kentucky lamb sliders, and kale salad are served “quick service” style, with ordering at the bar, and the dishes run out to the table. Full table service for dinner begins at 3 p.m. until 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.