I had always been a faithful Dunkin Donuts customer, especially since I knew I could get exactly what I wanted there all over the world. While this summer in Lexington, some friends told me about Krispy Kreme, and through Richmon Road, just saw the light indicating that the oven had just dinged. The smell of the freshly baked goodness enticed me to enter right away. "sell like hotcakes" is certainly true in this case. We bought ourselves a box, so we had not only for tea but for breakfast the next day. My son had a blast, he ordered the donut shaped American football, and was, he says, delicious! The place has a history. It all started 70 years ago, when a French chef devised the recipe. The first store was opened in North Carolina and has begun to expand worldwide. It also has a souvenir shop area where they sell mugs, shopping, t-shirts, etc.. Product also glad to see me through large windows that were in the room, such as bakers and machines are doing and taking the product,
The Old Spaghetti Factory is an italian restaurant chain with several dozen locations in the United States, Canada and Japan. These restaurants are always located in old warehouses or historic buildings and the decoration consists of antiques and tram-related things. In the case of the one in Louisville, it´s in a beautiful brick building in the center of the city. The interior is no less spectacular with all wood paneling and lots of mirrors and antique lamps. The food obviously revolves around pasta. The crab ravioli I ate were really good. The atmosphere is great and the prices are affordable.
One of the major attractions in Kentucky are its bourbon distilleries, whiskey made with a base of maize that is favoured in the United States. Woodford Reserve is located in the heart of the Bluegrass region. It is the oldest of the nine operating in the state and its origins date back to the early nineteenth century. The building itself is considered a historical heritage. The tour is very illustrative of the manufacturing process and includes a small bourbon tasting session at the end. Woodford Reserve bourbon is not an everyday bourbon as it is usually too expensive, but I never say no to a drink. In any case, the patch of distilleries in Kentucky are worth a trip to see the great facilities and splendid natural landscape.
During my first trip to Lexington, we were having dinner one night at Logans, a restaurant serving Tex-Mex where I could try one of my favorite dishes ... Bar-BQ ribs. The cabin decor is all wood, there are fluorescent lights and you can munch onpeanuts! Peanuts are everywhere! They are in the lobby, thrown on the floor, and a basket is brought to you at your table. When we went for the second time with my son, the filthiness was terrifying, and although we found out that they do clean indeed (we were the last to leave), no one knows what to do with such ending peanut shell on the floor. It's just Part of the fun, as happened to me in Spain a dozen years ago and found on the ground all covered with napkins and chopsticks to leave tapas. Bad habits extend across the world, heh heh heh.
The Sourdough Mining Company: a restaurant that's a replica of a gold mine. Very original place to eat and enjoy the atmosphere of Alaska. Inside everything is wooden and stuffed animals are everywhere. Typical American food, burgers, salads and corn cobs, but they specialize in barbecue ribs.
Anchorage has many ethnic restaurants, and sometimes it's hard to know which to choose. For Korean food, the best restaurant is the Tofu House. On the outside, the place does not look like much, but when you taste the food, you realize just how good it is. There are several bowls of Korean snacks like pickled vegetables on the tables, and of course tofu, but I personally recommend the ribs, Bulgogi.
This restaurant is located inside the Millennium Hotel near the Anchorage airport, on the shore of Lake Hood. In the summer it is the perfect place to enjoy beautiful weather, great views and delicious food, sitting outside on the terrace. At the weekend, the atmosphere is unbeatable!
Proof on Main is housed in an art-rich, historic hotel. The ambiance is certainly part of the price but worth it for an overall memorable dining experience. The menu features some American Southern-Italian fusion resulting in great variations in the dishes. Delicious burgers and Gulf Shrimp rolls too. I have to admit I was enticed by their creative condiments and sides like the sweet potato mustard and pickled blueberries. Bar features a host of Kentucky bourbons.
Despite Proof of Main being famous for seasonally inspired cooking, based on the fresh ingredients in season, dessert is not to missed. We were there when their menu had the Banana Split for two. It was simply heavenly. Make room for it! Perfect ending to an absolutely delicious meal in Louisville.