Harrodsburg: A Hot Lunch at Kentucky Fudge Company
Chance brought me to lovely Harrodsburg, one of Kentucky’s great historic towns, recently. I didn’t have too much trouble convincing my traveling companion to give the Kentucky Fudge Company a try for lunch.
Kentucky Fudge Company (KFC?) occupies the old 19th Century Dedman’s Drug Store building, which is itself a strong draw. It comes complete with glass door covered apothecary cabinets displaying historic drugstore memorabilia. The opposite side is dominated by a long vintage soda fountain and counter, which is for much more than simply perusing as a curiosity. Maybe we could think of having lunch as living history.
Kentucky Fudge was moderately busy, but the line wasn’t long. Service was orderly, quick, and They offer hot sandwiches and soups, the expected deli lunchtime fare. I had the grilled white cheese sandwich with a bowl of tortilla soup. Both were excellent. I became an immediate fan of that grilled cheese. You will, too.
In keeping with the drug store counter vibe, Kentucky Fudge also offers hand dipped ice cream and frozen concoctions. Tempting though they were, I resisted the ice cream, floats, and shakes in favor of the stores namesake: fudge.
I took some of the chocolate and the buckeye swirl to go, and although my wife and daughters made it disappear quickly, I confess I did give both a try. I didn’t regret it, but I cannot confirm or deny if I had another bite…or two.
Kentucky Fudge Company is a perfect spot to get a hot lunch or a sweet treat in a way that keeps old Kentucky alive. They are to be commended for preserving the old apothecary while making modern use of it (including the added on dining next door).
That’s just the kind of Kentucky eating Eat Kentucky loves.
Kentucky Fudge Company
225 S. Main Street