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The Big Muddy at Sugarfire Smokehouse in Union, KY

The Newest BBQ Restaurant In Kentucky: Sugarfire Smokehouse

Hey, y’all!

There are many foods that I love (obviously), though BBQ is right up there at the top. It is comforting, casual, and flavorful — three of my favorite things.

I was recently invited to Union, Kentucky to visit Sugarfire Smokehouse’s first Kentucky location. This St. Louis BBQ restaurant is sure to please all palates, serving up award-winning baby back ribs, pulled pork, and brisket that is, as I say, Write Your MeeMaw Good.

Sugarfire Smokehouse in Union, KY

Sugarfire Smokehouse is equally known for their specials, which are meaty mashups that “defy logic and even gravity.” I loved the uniqueness of the menu; while different, all flavors coincided and paired well together. They’ve also ‘cued up some unique items, such as andouille, artichokes, cheese curds, and mushrooms. SO good, y’all.

Know this: Sugarfire Smokehouse is definitely worth a stop the next time you are in Northern Kentucky. Plan a trip to Rabbit Hash, Cincinnati, a Reds game… and enjoy some great BBQ while you’re at it!

You’ll thank me later.

Sugarfire Smokehouse in Union, KY

Now, the food:

I sampled the ribs, smoked turkey, brisket, chicken, and sausage. All were delicious, though my picks are, without hesitation, the ribs and brisket.

BBQ and Sides at Sugarfire Smokehouse in Union, KY

Need I say more?

JC Phelps (JCP Eats) Visits Sugarfire Smokehouse in Union, KY

JC Phelps (JCP Eats) Visits Sugarfire Smokehouse in Union, KY

I also had to try the Big Muddy; let me tell y’all… this is a sandwich by any standard! Brisket-based, it also includes smoked sausage, horseradish sauce, BBQ sauce, lettuce and pickles. They say that it is the perfect sandwich for someone who likes a lot of sandwich — and that is me by any standard.

The Big Muddy at Sugarfire Smokehouse in Union, KY

The Big Muddy at Sugarfire Smokehouse in Union, KY

The Big Muddy at Sugarfire Smokehouse in Union, KY

I then went back in for more ribs. They were so juicy and tender that they nearly fell off of the bone!

JC Phelps (JCP Eats) Visits Sugarfire Smokehouse in Union, KY

Sugarfire prides itself on serving only craft sodas; as a Kentuckian, I was proud to see that they chose to include Ale-8-One at their Union location!

Soda at Sugarfire Smokehouse in Union, KY

I came in a big fan of BBQ and fast-casual dining; I left a big fan of Sugarfire Smokehouse.

You can visit Sugarfire Smokehouse’s first KY location at 9039 US 42, Union, KY 41091; they can be reached at 859-384-4100.

Be sure to give them a try and tell ’em that I sent ya!

As always: Happy Eating, Happy Traveling, Happy Living.

Y’all come back now, ya hear?

My best,

JC

FTC: This is a commissioned post; however, as always, all opinions expressed are my own.

 

Mussels At The 502 Bar & Bistro

The 502 Bar & Bistro: Where To Have A Fabulous Meal In Norton Commons

Hey, y’all!

I recently had the chance to check out a new (to me!) restaurant in Norton Commons. The 502 Bar and Bistro, a product of Chef Ming Pu, is a culinary delight in our city. Chef Pu utilizes local influence and his Taiwanese roots to produce his unique culinary style, which makes our dining scene even more spectacular here in Louisville. For that, I am grateful.

JC Phelps (JCP Eats) At The 502 Bar & Bistro

What I am about to say, I do not say lightly: this was one of the best meals that I have had in Louisville. Everything was simply delicious, only made better by getting to sit outside on their gorgeous patio. I’m so thankful that it is patio season — and the one at 502 Bar & Bistro is one not to miss this year!

Now, to the (oh-so-delicious) food!

The meal started off with a cocktail, of course. I chose the “Warmer Weather”, which features Aviation Gin and Aperol. With each sip, I craved summer more and more!

Gin & Aperol At The 502 Bar & Bistro

I then moved into some delicious lamb meatballs, perfectly coated in a delicious sauce, and served with country ham-infused bread (yes, you read that correctly. It’s insanely good!).

Lamb Meatballs At The 502 Bar & Bistro

If I see mussels on the menu, I can’t resist. Chef Ming Pu’s Prince Edward Island Mussels have red onion, cherry tomatoes, crispy fingerling potatoes, a coconut red curry broth, and cilantro; the mussels can be served in a half-portion size or a full-portion… you’ll want the full.

Mussels At The 502 Bar & Bistro

When Chef Pu visited my table for the first time, I told him that the one thing on the menu that I had to try = the Brussels sprouts. Hear me out — they stood up to my expectations. They are crispy and glazed in a chili + honey vinaigrette, topped with bourbon pecans. Divine.

Honey Chili Vinaigrette Brussels Sprouts At The 502 Bar & Bistro

Next? None other than a creamy, pesto pasta dish; I really enjoyed the addition of asparagus to the plate, for it made it light, yet heavy, at the same time. That’s a difficult feat to accomplish, yet one that I love when ordering an entree.

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Chef Pu’s current favorite dish on the menu is an homage to his childhood. Pork-based, it is inspired by Taiwanese street food. When I travel, I often find that the most authentic culinary experiences are from street vendors. It was a privilege to eat this from his kitchen — I could taste the soul and passion behind it.

Taiwanese Pork At The 502 Bar & Bistro

Is it a menu in the South without Shrimp & Grits? Chef Pu uses Weisenberger grits (the best!), red eye gravy, cherry tomatoes, country ham, and seasonal mushrooms. The creamy grits with the contrasting red eye gravy? Genius. Two thumbs up.

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The last main course that I tried (yes, I was immensely full!) = a delicious chicken dish, beautifully flavored by luxurious black truffle oil. With each bite, I was greeted by the use of truffle — but, in the best, most balanced way. Not overwhelming in the least, yet always present. Chef Pu outdid himself on this dish.

Black Truffle Chicken At The 502 Bar & Bistro

Before dessert, I had to enjoy one more libation — their seasonal Old Fashioned, beautifully infused with peach. The bourbon selection at 502 Bar & Bistro is immense and all purveyors of the sweet nectar of our Commonwealth will be delighted upon arrival.

Old Fashioned At The 502 Bar & Bistro

Dessert was a deconstructed oatmeal creme pie. It was, as I like to say, Write Your MeeMaw Good. Definitely the perfect ending to a beautiful meal in Norton Commons!

Deconstructed Oatmeal Creme Pie At The 502 Bar & Bistro

You can visit Chef Pu and indulge in his creations at the 502 Bar & Bistro at 10401 Meeting St, Prospect, KY 40059; do tell ’em that I sent ya!

As always: Happy Eating, Happy Traveling, Happy Living!

Y’all come back now, ya hear?

My best,

JC

FTC: This is a sponsored post; however, as always, all opinions expressed are my own.

 

Babalu - Tapas In Lexington, KY

Babalu: Where To Eat Tapas In Lexington, Kentucky

Hey, y’all!

I was recently invited to check out Babalu, which is located in the amazing Summit at Fritz Farm in Lexington, Kentucky.

The brainchild of restauranteurs Bill Latham and Al Roberts, Babalu focuses on executing Latin-inspired cuisine. Their tapas menu was derived from a respect, love, and admiration for the guaracha, cha-cha, and latin jazz music. The restaurant is named in honor of composer and singer Miguelito Valdes, a.k.a. “Mr. Babalu”, and after the signature song of the television character Ricky Ricardo, played by Desi Arnaz in the television comedy series I Love Lucy.

My best friend Shelby and I got to sample several items on the menu and it was a fantastic afternoon to say the least.

Now to the food:

Babalu makes guacamole table side; naturally, I couldn’t say no!

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Crab croquettes (crispy crab cakes, comeback sauce, and cilantro-vinegar slaw).

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The queso was one of our favorites. It’s a blend of melted Monterey Jack and chihuahua cheeses in a skillet, very reminiscent of the base for queso fundido.

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I sampled three of the tacos: the blackened fish (comeback sauce, cilantro slaw, radish), the fried shrimp (comeback sauce, cilantro slaw, radish), and the chorizo (roasted poblano salsa, pico de gallo, avocado). All three were great, though my favorite was the blackened fish.

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Grilled steak skewers (great with the queso!).

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Crab cakes (lump crab, comeback sauce, cilantro).

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Fried oysters (cornmeal breaded, comeback sauce, green onions).

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Dates (Medjool dates with a spiced, crispy bacon, whipped goat cheese, and black molasses).

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Roasted Mushrooms (cremini and shittake mushrooms, served with prosciutto and manchego cheese).

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Tres leches cake — need I say more?

Babalu - Tapas In Lexington, KY

Interested in visiting a tapas restaurant in the Lexington, KY area? Visit my friends at Babalu, conveniently located in the Summit at Fritz Farm.

4040 Finn Way, Suite 150, Lexington, KY 40517; 859-309-4780.

As always: Happy Eating, Happy Traveling, Happy Living!

Y’all come back now, ya hear?

My best,

JC

FTC: This is a sponsored post; all opinions expressed, however, are my own.

Authentic Kentucky Fried Chicken at the Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville, KY

Hey, y’all!

There are few things more commonly associated with Kentucky than fried chicken. The only competitors, in my opinion, would be the Kentucky Derby, the horse industry in general, and bourbon. That said, in terms of the culinary world, fried chicken is king of the Bluegrass; for that, I am thankful (and owe my waistline).

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Side story: I briefly lived in Mexico and worked in finance for a government entity (more on that story later, if y’all are interested). That said, everyone was fascinated that I was from Kentucky! Instead of saying “pollo frito” (fried chicken), it was colloquially accepted in the area to say “pollo Kentucky”. Thus, it was a hit that I was from the Bluegrass and I immediately became known as “Kentucky Boy”. Some of my most fond memories!

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Kentucky History

We often hear about Colonel Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken. However, in learning about the legacy, it is important to also discuss Claudia.

To quote: “In 1959, at the age of 69, Colonel Harland Sanders and his wife, Claudia, moved from Southeastern Kentucky to Shelbyville. Prior to this, the Colonel had spent many years in Corbin, Kentucky, developing his now world-famous chicken recipe. His move to Shelbyville was prompted by the opening of Interstate 75 which bypassed Corbin and his restaurant. It was from this property that Kentucky Fried Chicken grew into a world-wide organization.

Claudia Sanders Dinner House, Shelbyville, KY

The one hundred twenty five year old dwelling, Blackwood Hall, which is adjacent to the Dinner House, served as the Sander’s residence and the base of operation for Kentucky Fried Chicken after their move here. The expanding business soon brought a need for office and warehouse space, so they constructed a building, later to become the Claudia Sanders Dinner House.

Claudia Sanders Dinner House, Shelbyville, KY

In 1964, Colonel Sanders sold Kentucky Fried Chicken and the company offices were moved. Neither this building nor the Sanders Family were to remain idle for long however. Their knowledge of Southern Recipes and their natural leaning toward the restaurant business soon brought about the creation of the Claudia Sanders Dinner House, where an air of southern hospitality and cooking, combined with old fashioned, family style service, still remain.”

The Experience 

Immediately upon parking on the property, you know that you are in for a southern treat. Needless to say, it’s obvious that you are south of the Mason-Dixon — which, if you know me, is where my heart is happiest.

The building is stunning, an expansive southern homestead by first glance. Inside, be sure to enjoy the gift shop, the main dining room, and the Saddlebred Lounge.

Claudia Sanders Dinner House, Shelbyville, KY

However, let’s get down to the nitty gritty — the food. Diners at the Claudia Sanders Dinner House can order from the main menu, choose a family style dinner, or enjoy the Sunday buffet.

To start my meal, I chose to visit the salad bar; the bar features all of the typical fixin’s, along with delicatessen favorites such as egg salad, pasta salad, and chicken salad. There are few things that I love more.

The main course? Fried chicken, of course. I’m not so sure if I’ve told y’all this, but I don’t love to eat meat off of a bone. I can, but I prefer not to; with that said, I chose to order the fried chicken breast tenders. Delicious, well-seasoned, and delectably breaded — how can you go wrong? If you are more of a traditional fried chicken connoisseur, don’t miss the Claudia’s Chicken Special.

Claudia Sanders Dinner House, Shelbyville, KY Fried Chicken Kentucky Style

The menu includes other Kentucky favorites, such as a hot brown, country ham, chicken livers, and sugar cured ham. Sides at the Claudia Sanders Dinner House are made from scratch and are finger-lickin’ good. Some highlights include creamed spinach, corn pudding, Harvard beets, stewed tomatoes, macaroni and cheese, and my favorite – the mock oysters. Mock oysters = breaded eggplant prepared in such a way that it is reminiscent of oysters.

My favorite thing about dining at the Claudia Sanders Dinner House? Hands down, the bread. Buttery, yeasty, and simply perfect. Don’t ask me how many rolls I consumed this time around…

Claudia Sanders Dinner House, Shelbyville, KY

So. Good.

Oh, and don’t miss dessert by the fire. Cobbler, anyone?

Claudia Sanders Dinner House, Shelbyville, KY

You can visit the Claudia Sanders Dinner House at 3202 Shelbyville Road, U.S. 60, Shelbyville, KY 40065; they can be reached at 502-633-5600.

Claudia Sanders Dinner House, Shelbyville, KY

There’s so much to do and see in Shelby County, Kentucky. For other recommendations, check out my guides here, here, here, oh and here!

As always: Happy Eating, Happy Traveling, Happy Living!

Y’all come back now, ya hear?

Claudia Sanders Dinner House, Shelbyville, KY

My best,

JC

FTC: This is a commissioned post; however, as always, all opinions are my own.

Iconic Kentucky Fried Chicken at the Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville, KY

The Perfect Day in Georgetown, Kentucky

Hey, y’all!

I recently had the privilege of spending the day with my friends at Georgetown Tourism. While I knew that this was one of the loveliest towns in the Commonwealth, I left feeling even more pride in my Kentucky heritage!

Georgetown, at its core, is historic, quaint, and charmingly southern. Near Lexington, it is home of Georgetown College, a world-class Toyota manufacturing plant, Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm, Ward Hall, Country Boy Brewing, and fabulous food. It is a focal point in the midst of both bourbon and horse country; a trip to Georgetown is good for the soul.

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There’s no better way to kick off a morning in Scott County than with breakfast at Fava’s. Originally conceptualized as a confectionary in 1910, it has been a Georgetown staple for many generations. While the ownership and offerings have changed throughout the years, the goal is steadfast: serving good food and facilitating fellowship.

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Located downtown, I knew that Fava’s was the perfect restaurant for breakfast — it’s an old-school diner with southern comfort food. I couldn’t decide between biscuits and gravy and a breakfast croissant sandwich; thus, naturally, I had both! The food at Fava’s will, without question, remind you of your grandma’s cookin’.

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Also, check out this meringue — that’s Write Your MeeMaw worthy by any standard!

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I love diners that still have the old-school bars + stools. It’s very nostalgic and reminds me of my childhood.

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You can visit Fava’s at:

159 E. Main St, Georgetown, KY 40324

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After breakfast at Fava’s, I intended to visit the Old Friend’s Thoroughbred Retirement Farm. A dignified home to over 100 horses who have retired from their racing/breeding careers, it is a place to both pay respect to Kentucky culture and to spoil the horses for their hard work! From past Derby winners, to Little Silver Charm – a favorite in Scott County – their repertoire is sure to please!

The weather did not cooperate for a visit to the farm; that said, I fully intend to revisit!

You can visit Old Friend’s Thoroughbred Retirement Farm at:

1841 Paynes Depot Rd., Georgetown, KY 40324

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With the impending weather, I decided to tour the local Toyota Manufacturing Facility. A driver of huge economic impact in the state, “Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) is Toyota’s largest vehicle manufacturing plant in the world, annually capable of producing 550,000 vehicles and more than 600,000 engines.”

Tours at the plant are conducted on trolleys, which allow you to see the nooks and crannies of the expansive facility. It was very interesting to see the process from beginning to end — so much so, it garnered a new level of respect for the industry on my end. I would recommend anyone to take this tour — adults, families, children — because it has interest points for all. I’m not very interested in automobiles, though I found myself enthralled the entire time.

We are so fortunate to have this industry in our Commonwealth!

You can visit the Toyota Manufacturing Facility at:

1001 Cherry Blossom Way, Georgetown, KY 40324

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After a late morning spent at Toyota, it was only fitting to relax with my friends at Country Boy Brewing.

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Founded by Kentuckians with a passion for craft beer, Country Boy Brewing specializes in minimally-processed, high-quality brews. I was impressed to find out about the ingredients that go into Country Boy Brewing products; for example, the vanilla is extracted from actual vanilla beans, not just vanilla flavoring. While this is not the cheapest route, it does ensure the highest quality, which I appreciate.

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Country Boy Brewing originated in Lexington, though they have now opened a state-of-the-art taproom and production facility in Scott County.

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The best part? They now offer food – and y’all, this is not your average bar food. It’s delicious!

Roast Beef & Beer Cheese Sandwich

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Southwest Turkey Club

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Hot Brown Pizza (yes, please!)

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Pretzel + Beer Cheese & Mustard

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After spending a few hours (or the entire afternoon) with the fine folk at Country Boy Brewing, there’s no better place to soak in some Georgetown history than at Ward Hall. Easily the grandest Greek Revival residence in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Ward Hall is said to be one of the finest examples of mid-nineteenth century classical building in the United States.

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To quote, “Built for Junius Richard Ward and his wife Matilda Viley Ward, the mansion is attributed to British-born military engineer and Lexington architect, Major Thomas Lewinski. It was constructed by Taylor Buffington with the assistance of James Bailey. The house embodies numerous Minard Lafever design elements from his 1829 and 1835 pattern books.

The more than 12,000 square-foot house rises from a six-foot high brushed and hammered coquina limestone foundation with twenty foot wide heroic scale steps leading up to a portico supported by four 27 foot-high fluted Corinthian columns with cast iron capitals and bases and the façade decorated on all four sides with pilasters and matching cast iron capitals set against Flemish bond brickwork. All window and door enframements on the exterior are cut stone.”

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To say the least, time spent at Ward Hall will take visitors back to a different time in the South. I am so happy to know that the property is being cared for by the Ward Hall Preservation Foundation. They have incessantly worked to better the property since the acquisition in 2004 and have many plans for the future.

Support our state’s history by visiting Ward Hall at:

1782 Frankfort Road (US 460 W), Georgetown, KY 40324 

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No trip to Georgetown would be complete without dinner at Rodney’s on Broadway! Housed in a historic property just outside of Downtown Georgetown, Rodney’s prides itself on serving elegant, southern cuisine. Don’t miss out on the cocktail menu, either!

Seahorses: fresh diver scallops, wrapped in prosciutto, served on a bed of crispy spinach, and drizzled with hollandaise sauce.

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Known for their prime beef, I had to have the filet mignon – an ultimate barrel cut steak that is both slow and naturally aged. It is, to understate, a fork-tender piece of meat.

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Y’all – let me tell you – it was delicious!

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For all of my food lovers, be sure to participate in Georgetown’s #GtownEats Week, which is happening from March 23rd – March 30th, 2019. This event is an eight-day culinary exploration and celebration, highlighting local Georgetown restaurants, bakeries, and drinking establishments. In doing so, businesses offer either multi-course meals or unique menu items at a discounted price. These meals and deals are only available during this time frame; thus, don’t miss out, y’all!

You can find more information here.

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Adventure awaits in the Commonwealth of Kentucky; if you aren’t planning your next trip to Georgetown, Kentucky — get on it! Be sure to come with a hunger for culture, history, and of course, delectable food!

As always: Happy Eating, Happy Traveling, Happy Living!

Y’all come back now, ya hear?

My best,

JC

FTC: This is a commissioned post; all opinions, as always, are my own.

 

 

Bardstown Bourbon Company + Bottle & Bond Kitchen/Bar

Hey, y’all!

I recently had the privilege of spending the day with my friends at Bardstown Bourbon Company + Bottle & Bond Kitchen/Bar (which is located in the same property). It was my first time at either location; and, to grossly understate, it won’t be my last.

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Upon entering the facility and meeting the staff, one thing was clear: bourbon is their passion and they are doing their best to share it with the world. At Bardstown Bourbon Company, you can experience the tradition, process, and legacy of bourbon — and it doesn’t get much more Kentucky than that.

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The facility is state of the art and left me feeling impressed. It is clear that quality is at the forefront of everything that they do; as a consumer, I greatly appreciate that. However, that’s a given in all reality — Steve Nally is their Master Distiller. That says all that needs to be said about Bardstown Bourbon Company in and of itself.

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While a tour + tasting at Bardstown Bourbon Company are both ingredients to a fantastic day in the Commonwealth, it doesn’t stop there. Enter: Bottle & Bond Kitchen & Bar.

What I am about to say is something that I do not say lightly; that said, I mean it with full sincerity: this was, hands down, one of the best meals that I have ever had in Kentucky.

The dishes followed my philosophy on food: there need not be a lot of ingredients, just really pure, delicious ones. Bottle & Bond is doing just that — plating up high-end food in an unpretentious, relatable, Kentucky way. They’ve taken classic dishes and elevated them in a way that commands my respect. I can’t wait to bring both my friends and family back to B&B for dinner!

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Oh, and before we talk about the food — let’s talk about the interior. Y’all, it’s as posh as all get out. I felt like I was brunching in a Bardstown / Los Angeles hybrid. The location has Kentucky soul and flavor, no doubt — but, aesthetically speaking, it’s something that we haven’t quite seen in the Commonwealth.

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Now — what we’ve all been waiting for, the food!

Glazed Brussels Sprouts: pan seared, bourbon bacon, Kentucky blue cheese.

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Grilled Cheese Sticks, served with a dunk-worthy, classic tomato soup. How fun are these?

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Hand-cut Fries, which are out of this world good, y’all.

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Shrimp and Grits, featuring Red Gulf Shrimp + cheddar grits. A southern staple.

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A gorgeous Macaroni + Cheese — creamy, cheesy, and the right about of crunch/texture.

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Gnocchi, which was – without hesitation – a menu standout for me: sweet potato gnocchi, broccolini, covered in a bourbon-infused mushroom sauce.

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A buttery, delicious, 8 oz. prime filet – top-notch quality!

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And, naturally, you can’t visit Bottle & Bond without indulging in some libations! The cocktails were unique, artistically crafted, and downright delicious, friends.

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Oh, and no meal is complete without The Entrepreneur, a boozy milkshake featuring Bardstown Bourbon Company Collaboration Bourbon, malt chocolate, chocolate syrup, with a chocolate bar garnish. It’s write-your-MeeMaw good, y’all.

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Pro tip: while you’re at Bottle & Bond, don’t miss out on the Whiskey Library, which features over 400 vintage American whiskeys, curated by Fred Minnick.

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Bottle & Bond serves up classic, southern comfort food that is refined, elegant, yet overwhelmingly approachable. Using the finest ingredients, they take familiar dishes and serve them better than you’ve ever had them before. A restaurant — especially on a distillery property — like this was missing from the Kentucky culinary scene and I am so grateful to have had that void filled by Bottle & Bond.

Most importantly, the people behind the operation are top-notch — talented, yet more than anything, kind.

You can visit both Bardstown Bourbon Company + Bottle & Bond at 1500 Parkway Drive, Bardstown, Kentucky 40004. Reservations can be made online or over the phone at 502-252-6331.

Tell ’em that I sent ya!

As always: Happy Eating, Happy Traveling, Happy Living!

Y’all come back now, ya hear?

My best,

JC

FTC: This is a commissioned post; however, as always, all opinions are my own.

 

Honey Ginger Soy Salmon + Frisch’s Big Boy Spicy Tartar Sauce

Hey, y’all!

If you know me well, you are well-aware of the fact that I love seafood. So much so, I was actually a pescatarian for several years!

I was recently made aware of the new Spicy Tartar Sauce from Frisch’s Big Boy. Y’all, listen up — this sauce is incredible. Colorful, creamy, flavorfully bold, and appropriately spicy; it is a fantastic addition to many dishes that you make at home (especially with grilling season coming up!). You can pick up the sauce by the bottle at your local Frisch’s Big Boy; that said, heed to this warning: it’s addicting. After testing it out, I immediately drove back to my location and picked up a second jar.

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When constructing dishes, we often think about pairing contrasting flavors. Salty and sweet, for example, is very common. In creating this new dish for y’all, I wanted to take it another step: I’m combining salty, sweet, and spicy.

Trust me on this one.

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Honey Soy Ginger Salmon + Frisch's Big Boy Spicy Tartar Sauce

Ingredients:

1 lb. fresh salmon

1/3 c. honey

1/4 c. reduced sodium soy sauce

1.5 tbsp. olive oil

2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. ground ginger

Directions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, olive oil, garlic powder, and ground ginger. Whisk until well-mixed.
  2. In a skillet over medium-high heat, place salmon skin side up. Cook salmon for 5-7 minutes; using a fork, check doneness by ensuring that the salmon is easily flaked.
  3. Place the salmon on a platter; afterwards, baste/cover with the honey, soy, and ginger marinade.
  4. Serve immediately; for an extra kick, use Frisch’s Big Boy Spicy Tartar Sauce. For an accompaniment, serve with rice, broccoli, or seasonal vegetables!

Watch me prepare the dish!:

 

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While this recipe is simple, it is unbelievably flavorful. I’ve already placed it on my  menu for next week again!

Be sure to visit your local Frisch’s Big Boy to pick up the Spicy Tartar Sauce. You won’t regret it!

As always: Happy Eating, Happy Living, Happy Traveling.

Y’all come back now, ya hear?

My best,

JC

FTC: This is a commissioned post; however, as always, all opinions are my own.

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