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  • Ale-8-One

    Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region

    Ale-8-One soft drink has been bottled in Winchester, KY since 1926 and is the only soft drink invented in Kentucky still in existence. It is a ginger and citrus blend, containing less carbonation, and fewer calories than conventional sodas. The company's founder and inventor G.L. Wainscott was an unconventional man with innovative ideas. After bottling soda and flavored drinks in Winchester, KY for many years, G.L. Wainscott developed the Ale-8-One formula with its unique ginger taste. The product was launched July 13, 1926, and Wainscott sponsored one of the first product naming contests at the Clark County (Kentucky) Fair. "A Late One," the winning entry, was 1920s slang for the latest thing in soft drinks. To this day, the company continues to be locally owned and family operated by G.L. Wainscott's great-great-nephew, Fielding Rogers. He still mixes up the closely guarded, family secret, Ale-8 recipe in a locked blending room where Wainscott's hand-written recipe notes hang.

    ADDRESS
    25 Carol Rd., Winchester, KY 40391
    PHONE
    859-744-3484

  • Holly Hill Inn Holly Hill Inn

    Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region

    Fresh, seasonal ingredients from local farmers are at the heart of Ouita Michel's menus at Holly Hill Inn, a fine-dining restaurant in America's Bluegrass horse country and near the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Guests may choose from multicourse and prix fixe menus at dinner. Weekend three-course brunch is the ultimate Kentucky breakfast experience. The bar service includes more than 50 bourbons and an award-winning wine list.

    ADDRESS
    426 N Winter St, Midway, KY 40347
    PHONE
    859-846-4732

  • Esto Country Café Esto Country Café

    Kentucky's Southern Shorelines

    Country Cafe With Homemade Cooking And A Family AtmosphereAt ESTO Country Store & Cafe in Russell Springs, KY, we strive to provide you with a one-of-a-kind dining experience. As a family owned and operated establishment, we strive to maintain the principles a family should be built on: trust, happiness, and of course, great food!When it comes to taste, we prefer that our cooking do the talking for us. By using only the best ingredients and preparation methods, we've created a menu that can't be beaten. Our signature dishes are well known throughout the community as some of the best around! We specialize in Kentucky fried fish every Friday night & offer the full Southern Shoreline Regional Meal - Fried Fish, Cole Slaw, Greens, Pinto Beans & Corn bread, Potatoes & be sure to top off the meal with homemade fried apple pie!

    ADDRESS
    4624 Highway 379, Russell Springs, KY 42642
    PHONE
    270-343-3320

  • The Bar-B-Que Pit

    Caves, Lakes & Corvettes

    Lip smackin', tongue waggin', down-home good barbecue and more, with both breakfast and lunch available.

    ADDRESS
    409 S. Dixie Hwy., Cave City, KY 42127
    PHONE
    270-773-5555

  • Sahara Steakhouse

    Caves, Lakes & Corvettes

    A family tradition for more than 40 years, Sahara Steakhouse specializes in hand-cut steaks and features a salad bar and "almost famous" vegetable soup.

    ADDRESS
    413 E. Happy Valley St., Cave City, KY 42127
    PHONE
    270-773-3450

  • Science Hill Inn Science Hill Inn

    Bourbon, Horses & History

    Located in the heart of Shelbyville, Science Hill Inn is best known for its dining room -- a restaurant in the finest Kentucky tradition. It offers the warmth of the hearth and the best of the kitchen, in hopes that you'll return often.

    ADDRESS
    525 Washington Street, Shelbyville, KY 40065
    PHONE
    502-633-6388

  • 8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen 8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen

    Bourbon, Horses & History

    8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen is a spacious all-glass restaurant that features both an indoor and outdoor dining and drinking experience in Louisville. As the only rooftop bar in the city, 8UP offers unparalleled views. Whether lounging al fresco or enjoying the dining room, guests can select from an array of libations, including more than 60 bourbons, plus craft and classic cocktails. Leading the culinary team is Executive Chef Casper Van Drongelen from the Netherlands, who takes advantage of the Bluegrass State's high-quality produce and products in his ingredient-driven American regional cuisine.

    ADDRESS
    350 W. Chestnut St., Louisville, KY 40202
    PHONE
    502-631-4180

  • My Old Kentucky Dinner Train

    Bourbon, Horses & History

    Operating year round, My Old Kentucky Dinner Train treats guests to a gourmet meal while traveling through beautiful Kentucky countryside. Aside from lunch and dinner, the train hosts specialty trips such as Murder Mystery dinners, Bourbon Excursions and the all-ages North Pole Express.

    ADDRESS
    602 N. Third St., Bardstown, KY 40004
    PHONE
    502-348-7300

  • Hickory & Oak Hickory & Oak

    Caves, Lakes & Corvettes

    BG's newest restaurant is now open! A celebration of modern day Kentucky and new Southern cuisine, Hickory & Oak accepts reservations for dinner on the sophisticated dining side, or is ready to welcome you daily on the more casual bar side for lunch and dinner. Outdoor patio dining is also available overlooking downtown Circus Square Park.Also the site of BG's largest bourbon list, select from over 125 bourbons, classic cocktails with innovative twists, and premium wines. For the most premiere dining experience available in Bowling Green, book the Chef's Table for up to 8 guests. Hickory & Oak supports other local businesses by selecting and purchasing local ingredients when possible.

    ADDRESS
    705 State St., Bowling Green, KY 42101
    PHONE
    270-715-9268

  • The English Grill at the Brown Hotel The English Grill at the Brown Hotel

    Bourbon, Horses & History

    Set in a comfortable, sophisticated environment adorned with equestrian artwork, The English Grill's contemporary American cuisine with seasonal and regional influences offers the perfect ambiance for a romantic night. Couples can choose from more than 400 wines to start the evening, and enjoy menu highlights such as the short rib beef bourguignon with polenta, Verlasso salmon with grilled broccolini and basil-pesto risotto, and the Brown Hotel's original Hot Brown, a Louisville legend since 1926. The AAA Four-Diamond restaurant was ranked by OpenTable as one of the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America, and was named Kentucky's most popular restaurant by People magazine.

    ADDRESS
    Brown Hotel, 335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202
    PHONE
    502-583-1234

  • Home Cafe Home Cafe

    Caves, Lakes & Corvettes

    Bowling Green's premiere location for gourmet ingredients and chef inspired dishes, Home Cafe is a full service café specializing in high end pizzas, sandwiches, garden fresh salads, and decadent desserts, using only the freshest ingredients and locally sourcing as much product as possible.

    ADDRESS
    2440 Nashville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42101
    PHONE
    270-846-1272

  • Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse and Raw Bar

    Bourbon, Horses & History

    Featuring more than 300 bourbons and whiskies, Doc Crow's is an Urban Bourbon Trail destination located on Louisville's historic Whiskey Row. The menu features berbecue, Southern specialties and a raw bar with fresh oysters.

    ADDRESS
    127 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202
    PHONE
    502-587-1626

  • White Squirrel Brewery White Squirrel Brewery

    Caves, Lakes & Corvettes

    Bowling Green's first craft brewery is also the perfect spot for delicious pub grub and live music! Paying homage to the large number of white squirrels found in the city, especially near WKU's campus, White Squirrel Brewery is quickly becoming a local favorite and was voted Kentucky's Best Beer Bar by readers of CraftBeer.com.Currently featuring three year-round brews- Pale Ale, Kolsch Style and Nut Brown Ale- and several seasonal brews including Blueberry Ale, Pumpkin Ale and Bourbon Barrel Ale. Additionally, WSB proudly rotates guest taps featuring beer from around the region.White Squirrel's philosophy is "good beer, small batches" and strives to be a community brewery using local ingredients whenever possible.

    ADDRESS
    871 Broadway Ave, Bowling Green, KY 42101
    PHONE
    270-904-1573

  • Windy Corner Market and Restaurant Windy Corner Market and Restaurant

    Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region

    Amid northern Lexington's legendary horse farms sits Windy Corner Market, a destination for delicious homemade Po-Boy sandwiches, breakfast and dinner platters, bakery treats and extensive Kentucky Proud products. The menu features lots of meats and produce from Kentucky farmers.

    ADDRESS
    4595 Bryan Station Rd., Ste. 140, Lexington, KY 40516
    PHONE
    859-294-9338

  • Cambridge Market & Cafe Cambridge Market & Cafe

    Caves, Lakes & Corvettes

    Bowling Green's most distinctive delicatessen is "Where the Locals Eat!" Voted Best Deli and Best Caterer by Daily News readers. House made, daily specials like chicken salad, white bean chowder and decadent desserts use quality, local ingredients.

    ADDRESS
    830 Fairview Ave, Bowling Green, KY 42103
    PHONE
    270-782-9366

  • The Bakery at Sullivan University

    Bourbon, Horses & History

    The Bakery at Sullivan University offers world-class excellence in baking and pastry arts, including a variety of specialty baked goods, pastries, cookies and candies. The Bakery also produces wholesale restaurant desserts for several of Louisville's premier restaurants and specializes in unique cakes for weddings, corporate celebrations and high-profile special events.

    ADDRESS
    3100 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY 40205
    PHONE
    502-452-1210

  • Bucky Bee's Barbeque

    Caves, Lakes & Corvettes

    A small, friendly, hometown, family-owned business with a wide variety of foods. But make no mistake, barbecue is our specialty.

    ADDRESS
    403 Mammoth Cave St., Cave City, KY 42127
    PHONE
    270-773-4200

  • Old Talbott Tavern

    Bourbon, Horses & History

    Step inside the "Oldest Bourbon Bar in the World" for a drink paired with classic Southern cooking.

    ADDRESS
    107 W. Stephen Foster Ave., Bardstown, KY 40004
    PHONE
    502-348-3494

  • Bristol Bar & Grille

    Bourbon, Horses & History

    Home of the Green Chili Wontons - Louisville's favorite guilty pleasure - Bristol Bar & Grille has been known as the city's neighborhood restaurant since 1977. Now with multiple locations, it is often credited as paving the way for Louisville's current foodie movement. Ingredients are sourced from farming partners across the region and there is a Master Sommelier on staff, proving that sustainable, quality cuisine and wine can be affordable.

    ADDRESS
    614 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202
    PHONE
    502-582-1995

  • Honeywood Honeywood

    Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region

    Honeywood is celebrated Chef Ouita Michel's largest restaurant, with table service, a stylish bar and food that is fresh, locally sourced when possible and creatively prepared but with a strong nod to Kentucky's food traditions. Inside Honeywood, locally crafted reclaimed-wood tabletops and wood floors are juxtaposed with soaring windows. Honeywood is at The Summit at Fritz Farm in Lexington.

    ADDRESS
    110 Summit at Fritz Farm, Ste. 140, Lexington, KY 40517
    PHONE
    859-469-8234

  • Kevin's Sano Country Store Kevin's Sano Country Store

    Kentucky's Southern Shorelines

    Everything at Kevin's Sano Country Store is homemade, with seasonal Kentucky-grown fruits and vegetables used in authentic Kentucky recipes. If you are looking to "dine with the locals" and have an incredible meal, this is the place for you. Don't miss the Friday night Catfish Buffet or the Saturday morning Big Breakfast Buffet.

    ADDRESS
    5675 Sano Rd., Columbia, KY 42728
    PHONE
    270-866-2050

  • Pine Mountain Grill

    Daniel Boone Country

    Built around family traditions, faith in our community and the love of good, mountain food, Pine Mountain Grill & Gifts has been a Whitesburg staple for more than 20 years. Located at the foot of Pine Mountain, this Letcher County restaurant offers the highest quality of service, striving daily to offer the best home-cooked meals and hospitality in a family-friendly atmosphere. Using original recipes, most menu selections are made from scratch, the freezer is stocked with fresh green beans and roast beef is slow-cooked all night, every night. Weekend specials feature fresh fruits and vegetables from SouthDown Farm located in Crafts Colly. When you are here, you feel like family.

    ADDRESS
    45 Hwy 119 South, Whitesburg, KY 41858
    PHONE
    606-634-1317

  • Hinton's Orchard & Farm Market

    Bourbon, Horses & History

    Hinton's Orchard & Farm Market is a family owned and operated farm in LaRue & Hardin Counties. We grow a wide variety of fruits & vegetables for our on-farm retail market and our second location in Elizabethtown. Our markets are open April thru December 23rd and feature seasonal produce, flowers, baked items from our commercial kitchen, and a wide selection of preserves, fruit butters, salsas and more. Hinton's also offers on farm activities in the fall including a corn maze, play area, hayrides, group outings, and more.

    ADDRESS
    8631 Campbellsville Rd., Hodgenville, KY 42748
    PHONE
    270-268-5333

  • Wallace Station Wallace Station

    Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region

    Wallace Station, just outside Midway in the heart of Bluegrass Horse Country and near the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, is a scenic stop for homemade sandwiches, soups, salads, dinner specials, an irresistible bakery case and breakfast. Featured on Food Network's "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives," there's live music on the deck Saturday evenings spring through fall.

    ADDRESS
    3854 Old Frankfort Pike, Midway, KY 40347
    PHONE
    859-846-5161

  • Bishop's BBQ Bishop's BBQ

    Caves, Lakes & Corvettes

    A small place with large tastes! Slow-smoked pork barbeque and friendly folk make for a great meal.

    ADDRESS
    801 Mammoth Cave Rd., Cave City, KY 42127

  • Mulberry Orchard LLC

    Bourbon, Horses & History

    Mulberry Orchard is a family farm conveniently situated between Louisville & Lexington. Fresh, local produce is available June through October, as well as unique gift items, local honey, eggs, meats, apple cider, and a wide variety of other local offerings. They have 15 varieties of peaches, and 17 of apples so everyone can find their favorites. Make a quick trip for fresh produce or stay the day and enjoy lunch from Mulberry Kitchen, play in our Family Fun play area, or just enjoy the beautiful scenery from a rocking chair.

    ADDRESS
    1330 Mulberry Pike, Shelbyville, KY 40065
    PHONE
    502-655-2633

  • Smithtown Seafood at The Summit Smithtown Seafood at The Summit

    Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region

    Smithtown Seafood at The Summit (in The Barn food hall at The Summit at Fritz Farm) makes everything from scratch and, whenever possible, with locally raised ingredients. The menu is both familiar and creative, emphasizing local foods and old-fashioned Kentucky recipes in dishes such as Beer Cheese with West Sixth Brewing Co.'s Smithtown Porter and Kentucky Proud catfish, flavorful salads and ethnic seafood dishes, vegetarian specialties and much more.

    ADDRESS
    119 Marion St., Ste. 160, Lexington, KY 40517
    PHONE
    859-309-0011

  • Linda's Diner Linda's Diner

    Kentucky's Southern Shorelines

    Linda's Diner has been family owned and operated for more than 20 years and features authentic Kentucky recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. You'll enjoy homemade rolls, pies, the best Kentucky entrees, hand-dipped ice cream and nostalgic soft drinks from the classic 1940's soda fountain.

    ADDRESS
    322 Monument Sq., Jamestown, KY 42629
    PHONE
    270-343-4020

  • Watermill Restaurant

    Caves, Lakes & Corvettes

    A laid-back, family-owned institution with buffet and menu options highlighting down-home Southern fare.

    ADDRESS
    803 Mammoth Cave Rd., Cave City, KY 42127
    PHONE
    270-773-3186

  • Decca Decca

    Bourbon, Horses & History

    Housed in a renovated historical building dating back to 1875, Decca is a unique, multifaceted three-story space offering two intimate dining rooms; an upstairs vintage record and book shop that doubles as a private dining room; and underground bar tucked in the basement called "The Cellar Lounge," which features weekly live music, bar bites and craft cocktails. Decca's large outdoor courtyard and stage – complete with a fire pit and beautiful meandering water installation – serves as another warm and curated space to enjoy live performances, food and gatherings. Chef and owner Annie Pettry is known for developing soulful dishes that combine bright flavors with the best ingredients of the South and Appalachia at her warm Louisville restaurant. A two-time Food & Wine "People's Best New Chef" nominee, Pettry was named a "rising star" by Restaurant Hospitality and StarChefs, won Louisville's Cochon 555 competition, and competed on season 14 of "Top Chef."

    ADDRESS
    812 East Market St., Louisville, KY 40206
    PHONE
    502-749-8128

  • Bristol Bar & Grille

    Bourbon, Horses & History

    Home of the Green Chili Wontons - Louisville's favorite guilty pleasure - Bristol Bar & Grille has been known as the city's neighborhood restaurant since 1977. Now with multiple locations, it is often credited as paving the way for Louisville's current foodie movement. Ingredients are sourced from farming partners across the region and there is a Master Sommelier on staff, proving that sustainable, quality cuisine and wine can be affordable.

    ADDRESS
    300 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., Louisville, KY 40222
    PHONE
    502-426-0627

  • Smithtown Seafood Smithtown Seafood

    Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region

    Smithtown Seafood in the Bread Box building on West Sixth Street's hot Jefferson Street corridor in Lexington makes everything from scratch and, whenever possible, with locally raised ingredients. The menu is both familiar and creative, emphasizing local foods and old-fashioned Kentucky recipes in dishes such as Beer Cheese with West Sixth Brewing Co.'s Smithtown Porter and wild-caught fried catfish, flavorful salads and ethnic seafood dishes, vegetarian specialties and much more. The West Sixth location also offers burgers made with beef from Elmwood Stock Farm.

    ADDRESS
    501 W. Sixth St., Ste. 140, Lexington, KY 40347

  • Claudia Sanders Dinner House Claudia Sanders Dinner House

    Bourbon, Horses & History

    Claudia Sanders Dinner House has a large banquet facility and state-of-the-art kitchen, but still holds true to the country charm of a traditional dinner house. With its updated kitchen and the space and equipment to prepare you favorite Kentucky dishes the way your grandmother made them, Claudia Sanders provides an air of Southern Hospitality and cooking combined with old fashioned, family-style service.

    ADDRESS
    3202 Shelbyville Rd, US 60, Shelbyville, KY 40065
    PHONE
    502-633-6388

  • Coe's Coe's

    Kentucky's Southern Shorelines

    Coe's serves "Kentucky's Most Famous Catfish" along with an array of other authentic Kentucky dishes. Everything is homemade with heirloom recipes dating back over 46 years.

    ADDRESS
    2281 Lake Way Dr., Russell Springs, KY 46242
    PHONE
    270-866-9980

  • The Midway Bakery The Midway Bakery

    Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region

    The Midway Bakery creates cookies, pies, scones and more from scratch with real butter and natural ingredients using traditional recipes. Our flours come from Weisenberger Mill down the road, and most of the corn and wheat is raised right here in Kentucky. Our chocolate and cocoa powder comes from Ruth Hunt Candies in Mount Sterling, and pecans are from the Kentucky Nut Corp. in Hickman.

    ADDRESS
    510 South Winter St., Midway, KY 40347
    PHONE
    859-846-4336

  • Boyce General Store Boyce General Store

    Caves, Lakes & Corvettes

    Recently named one of "The South's Most Charming General Stores" by Southern Living ! Travel 10 miles outside the city limits past tobacco farms, Drakes Creek, and fields of Kentucky Bluegrass to experience simpler times, great home-cooking, and homemade desserts. Standing in the same spot as it did in 1869, you'll find the same honest, rustic simplicity that has been the keystone of the operation for generations.Boyce General Store offers beef, pork, and produce supplied by local area farmers with breakfast available Tuesday through Saturday from 7-11am. Open for dinner on Fridays until 7:30pm, Boyce offers weekly Catfish Fridays. Get there early because they usually sell out fast! Also home to the Pie Queen of Bowling Green, be sure to bring your sweet tooth and indulge in one of Brie's nest pies, sammies, or cinnamon rolls.

    ADDRESS
    10551 Woodburn Allen Springs Road, Alvaton, KY 42122
    PHONE
    270-842-1900

  • Bristol Bar & Grille

    Bourbon, Horses & History

    Home of the Green Chili Wontons - Louisville's favorite guilty pleasure - Bristol Bar & Grille has been known as the city's neighborhood restaurant since 1977. Now with multiple locations, it is often credited as paving the way for Louisville's current foodie movement. Ingredients are sourced from farming partners across the region and there is a Master Sommelier on staff, proving that sustainable, quality cuisine and wine can be affordable.

    ADDRESS
    1321 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY 40204
    PHONE
    502-456-1702

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