Louisville Kentucky (and Frankfort Kentucky) Restaurants and Hotel

Louisville Restaurants We had a chance to eat at four Louisville restaurants (excluding the pick-up meals at the Derby). Two of these were on Restaurant Row (Bardstown Road) and two were downtown. We can’t say that we were especially impressed by any of the four. However the food here was waybbetter than the food we [Read more …]

Kentucky Bourbon Country


The Frankfort Kentucky area is the center of Kentucky Bourbon Country, with dozens of the state’s 100+ distilleries, including most of the of the oldest and most historic “member distilleries”—including Woodford Reserve, Four Roses, Wild Turkey and Buffalo Trace. We visited, toured and tasted at two of these: Woodford Reserve and Buffalo Trace. While the [Read more …]

A Peek into Kentucky Bluegrass Horse Country


The area between Louisville and Lexington Kentucky (in which Frankfort is roughly in the center) is more than history. It is also the center of Kentucky Bluegrass county—home to more than 450 horse farms, more than 90 Saddlebred farms (on which show horses are raised and trained) and over 250,000 horses. These farms produce some [Read more …]

Historic Frankfort, Kentucky


Frankfort Kentucky, which is located about halfway between Louisville and Lexington, was founded in 1786 and established as the state capitol (as a compromise between the two surrounding cities) in 1792. The city’s oldest neighborhood, which was laid out shortly after the founding, still contains about 40 registered historic buildings. While a number are of [Read more …]

Exploring Louisville Kentucky


For us, the main reason to go to Louisville Kentucky was to go to the Kentucky Derby. But if you happen to find yourself in Louisville for the Derby or for any other reason, the city has a number of other things to see and do. The first thing to understand, however, is that while [Read more …]

A Kentucky Derby Experience


The Kentucky Derby Museum For many years we have heard about the Kentucky Derby. And every once in a while, Tom will even watch it on TV. But it was one thing we have never experienced in person. When Tom and Joyce’s brother David concocted a plan to go to the Kentucky Derby, Joyce immediately [Read more …]