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Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in News | 2 comments

Iconic Restaurants, Kentucky’s Other Bourbon, & a Kind Deed Goes Viral in the Weekly Miscellany

Iconic Restaurants, Kentucky’s Other Bourbon, & a Kind Deed Goes Viral in the Weekly Miscellany


Each State’s Most Iconic Restaurant: I’ve eaten in Alabama’s and Missouri’s, but not Kentucky’s (yet).

Preserving Kentucky’s other Bourbon: Bourbon Red turkeys at Pikeville’s Fort Cluck.

The 2015 Appalachian Writer’s Workshop at the Hindman Settlement School has added a session on food writing taught by Kentucky food writer Ronni Lundy.

Opal Critchfield, co-founder of Critchfield Meats, has died at 89.

Kentucky Crafted: The Market is scheduled for March 6-8.

Word on the street is that Lexington’s Lyles BBQ will open a brick a mortar location this spring. Eat Kentucky is committed to smoking out the details of this story.

A kind deed by Mark Meadows, owner of the Birmingham Chick-Fil-A on HWY 280, has gone viral. During my time in the Birmingham area I ate at this Chick-Fil-A a lot, and you would often see Meadows outside directing the crazy lunchtime traffic himself. From what I had heard about him this doesn’t surprise me. Small kindnesses can go a long way.

#EatKentucky Photo of the Week is of my Cuban sandwich from Dad’s Favorites Deli. Read my earlier review of Dad’s.

Dad's Cuban


  1. Alan, I just told your Dad that when Lona and I ate at Jack Fry’s in November that it was the best meal that I had ever eaten in a restaurant. If I go back though I would be tempted to just have an appetizer, shrimp and grits with country ham and red eye gravy in it. Awesome! We truly enjoyed ourselves. In addition the coffee was the best I have had anywhere. You need to go and check it out furthor for us. Have you sister pay, so you can get some good from her being at the Cardinal Bird School.

    • I’m more than happy to give it a try.

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