Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Goodfellas Pizzeria at the James Pepper Distillery

Goodfellas Pizzeria, James Pepper Distillery Campus
Manchester Street, Lexington, Fayette County

Goodfellas Pizzeria recently opened a new restaurant in one of the old distillery warehouses
on the James Pepper Campus in Lexington's distillery district.  Outside is a huge patio
overlooking Town Branch and the rest of the James Pepper Campus.

Brick used on the patio

Looking from Goodfellas patio toward the Pepper campus

Inside Goodfellas looking at the main entrance


Place your order and watch while your food is prepared.

Find a seat--inside, outside, upstairs, downstairs, at the bar.

If you're lucky, maybe you'll find a seat inside the old smokestack.

If you do sit inside the smokestack, make sure you look up.

Bourbon barrel decor

Wall decor upstairs beside the couch and pool table

More upstairs decor

The bar, called Wiseguys, faces huge windows lined with bottles of bourbon, and
sits beneath an old grain bin.

A nod to the speakeasies of the 1920s

Friday, January 13, 2017

Patti's 1880's Restaurant

Patti's 1880's Restaurant
Grand Rivers, Livingston County
Land Between the Lakes

We visited Patti's in early January while it was still decorated for the holidays.

Inside the restaurant is a rather extensive gift shop.

You can purchase home decor, toys, t-shirts, Christmas ornaments.

You can also buy signature food items like homemade pies, bread, & candy.

Christmas decorations inside the restaurant were both beautiful and whimsical.

The best part of Patti's, however, is the food.  We started our meal with a huge salad and Patti's signature flower pot bread.

Two-inch pork chops are the specialty here, but we opted for one-inch chops.  Hands down the best pork chops I've ever had!

For a look at what else is on the menu as well as surrounding shops and activities, click here.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

The Procession That Never Moves

The Wooldridge Monuments
Maplewood Cemetery, Mayfield, Graves County

Henry Wooldridge had these statues made and positioned around his grave in Maplewood Cemetery.  Enshrined here are Henry (2 statues), his mother, four brothers, three sisters, two nieces, his horse, his two favorite hunting dogs, a deer, and a fox.  Only Henry Wooldridge is actually buried here.

Henry Wooldridge and his horse, Fop

Henry Wooldridge's Tomb

Henry's brothers

Henry's mother, sisters, and nieces

A deer and one of Henry's favorite dogs

Here's some additional information about the Wooldridge Monuments.