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Frankfort is Kentucky Distilled Bourbon Week in Frankfort, Kentucky: Written by Patti Nickell

It seems a week doesn’t go by that Frankfort isn’t throwing some kind of party, celebration, festival or special event to entice locals and visitors to experience all the Capital city’s downtown offers. July’s celebration promises to be really special as it celebrates the commonwealth’s gift to the world.  The inaugural Downtown Frankfort Bourbon Week…

Uncorking a Hidden Gem Prodigy Vineyards and Winery: Written by Patti Nickell

When it comes to spirits, Kentucky is so linked with bourbon that often overlooked is the state’s robust wine industry. In fact, the first wine ever produced commercially in the United States came from Kentucky more than 200 years ago. Today, there are approximately 65 wineries and vineyards in the commonwealth which combine to produce…

Frankfort’s Downtown Derby Day Celebration Written by Patti Nickell

It’s that time of year again. The Run for the Roses. The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports. However you want to refer to it, the first Saturday in May has only one meaning for citizens of the commonwealth – the Kentucky Derby. This year marks a special milestone – the 150th anniversary of the Derby and Kentuckians will once…

Frankfort’s Hot Brown Trail 2024 Written by Patti Nickell

Image credit: Goodwood Brewing Admit it – when it comes to Kentucky comfort food, most of us will take a Hot Brown every time. There’s just something about moist white turkey, sizzling bacon, lightly charred tomatoes and creamy Mornay sauce on buttered toast that gets our culinary juices flowing and our mouths watering. In recognition of…

The Brown Barrel Written by Patti Nickell

The newest addition to Frankfort’s burgeoning dining scene is already gaining a loyal following. Brown Barrel/Blind Harry’s, which opened in February on West Broadway, follows the flagship restaurant in Midway, which moved to its current location in 2022.  A third location has recently opened in Georgetown as well. In keeping with the concept of owner…

Beer that is Out of this World Stainless Brewing: Written by Patti Nickell

So, you’ve heard the joke……. Elon Musk walks into a brewery and asks the owner how much it would cost to send his beer to space. Very funny, you might think. But for Kevin Pierce, co-owner and brewmaster at Stainless Brewing & Spirits, it was no joke. Seems that the billionaire founder of SpaceX did just that.…

More Than a Liquor Store Capital Cellars: Written by Patti Nickell

Luke Patrick walks into Capital Cellars wearing a peach-colored sweatshirt with the Nike logo “Just Do It!”  You might say that Luke took that advice seriously a year-and-a-half ago when he and two partners purchased the shop. Capital Cellars had been part of the downtown Frankfort scene for 16 years and had a loyal following…

The St. Clair and Howser Tavern Written by Patti Nickell

Tucked away in an alcove inside Frankfort’s newest hotel, the 15-suite boutique St. Clair, is an inconspicuous door marked Maintenance. Behind the door you won’t find pails, mops, cleaning supplies – all the things one would typically associate with keeping a property spic and span. What you will find behind the door is a Prohibition-era speakeasy…

In Our Chocolate Era Frankfort Chocolate Stroll

If you find yourself lost in a romantic desert this February 14th, with no Valentine to give chocolates to or receive chocolates from, don’t despair. There’s good news for chocoholics – single or coupled – if you can wait just two more days. Circle your calendar for February 16th when Frankfort will host its inaugural Chocolate…