Windy Corner Market – Lexington Kentucky

On Saturday night, the staff of Everything Kentucky ventured out in to the country….Horse Country to visit a cute, quaint little restaurant called the Windy Corner. This little country store and restaurant certainly lived up to its reputation. We’ve only ever heard good things about this place and it certainly didn’t disappoint.

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When you walk in this place, country living is the immediate feel. From Kentucky Pride goodies for sale all around to the hustle and bustle of the filled tables of people eating good food and enjoying a wonderful Saturday evening, this place has a little bit of everything.

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This little joint offers a wonderful menu and their dinner specials are very unique. I had the Shrimp and Grits and it was to die for. Seriously, some of the best shrimp and grits I have ever had and my family knows grits, honey!

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Shrimp and Grits

BBQ Po-Boy

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If you have out of town guests that have never been to Lexington, I would highly recommend this for a great little lunch spot. I think this is the type of place that anyone would enjoy!
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Pros: great food, helpful staff, great desserts (the cheesecake did NOT disappoint). The wait to get our food wasn’t bad and they were packed. I really, really like this place!
 

Cons: The only thing that I didn’t like is you walk up and order. I’ve never been a fan of ordering and then sitting down. The line was huge and you always have this one annoying person that has stood in line for 20 minutes, finally makes it to the cash register to order and STILL has no clue what they want. COME ON! This is just my preference and not a deal breaker by any means!

Definitely want t to try their breakfast, it looks really good! We will for sure be back!!

All in all, I give it 7 out of 10 bourbons! For more information check out the Windy Corner Website and Facebook Page

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VISITING RENFRO VALLEY IN MT. VERNON, KENTUCKY

Renfro Valley in Mt. Vernon, Kentucky is a great place to visit with wonderful shows and entertainment for the entire family. Renfro Valley Mill at Mt. Vernon, Kentucky - Copy

Recently, my daughter and I spent a beautiful Kentucky afternoon and evening in Rockcastle County and decided to visit the Renfro Valley Entertainment Center.   Renfro Valley is not open on Wednesday during the week but we were allowed to take some pictures of the  grounds and enjoyed having the place to ourselves.  The sun was shining and we could not have asked for a better day to visit except we did go back the next day when it was open to the public.  Renfro Valley4

I have been visiting Renfro Valley for many years and have enjoyed so many wonderful shows as they say “in the valley”.   My first time was when I was about two years old with my mother and father.  I remember as a child my father always had to listen to John Lair and Renfro Valley on the radio back in the 50s.  Tanya Tucker, Randy Travis and the Oak Ridge Boys are just a few of the shows my family has enjoyed over the years. They have some great entertainers scheduled this fall, too. You can check out their list of performances here:  2015 Headliner Concerts.

The statue below of “Old Joe Clark” meets you at the door of the barn where he performed banjo and comedy in Renfro Valley for half a century.Old Joe Clark, Renfro ValleyThe grounds are groomed, immaculate and so inviting to the public.Renfro Valley3There is a campground, a restaurant, the church, and so many adorable shops.  You can also get a great ice cream cone on a hot day in Kentucky. Renfro Valley 2We had a good visit with Nelson and Ruth Hamilton who own the Renfro Valley Country Market pictured in the photo below.  They have a little bit of everything in their shop  and carry our cookbooks from our sister site, The Southern Lady Cooks. Renfro Valley Country MarketWe have enjoyed the Apple Cinnamon Jelly we bought at the Country Market several mornings with homemade biscuits.

We would recommend this great  55 acre destination complex located in south central KY and conveniently a stone’s throw away from Interstate 75 at exit 62 and started back in 1939 by John Lair to anyone.  Thank you Renfro Valley for entertaining us for all these years and being a great place to visit.  You make our state of Kentucky proud!

Check out Renfro Valley website and Facebook pages here:  Renfro Valley Entertainment Center and Renfro Valley Facebook Page

Check out Mt. Vernon, Rockcastle Tourism here:  Rockcastle Tourism Website and Mt. Vernon Rockcastle Tourism Facebook Page

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JIM’S SEAFOOD ON THE RIVER – FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY

Jim’s Seafood Restaurant on the banks of the Kentucky River in Frankfort  is off the beaten path and provides great food with reasonable prices. Jim's Seafood2 My daughter and I recently stopped for lunch early one Monday morning on our way out-of-town.  It was raining but we wanted to get some pictures before the place filled up for lunch. Jim's Seafood FrankfortYou get a wonderful Kentucky River view of the falls from the dining room as you enjoy a seafood meal.  I had the baby shrimp and my daughter had the grilled shrimp skewer. We had good-sized  portions for the price.  The food was freshly prepared and the grilled shrimp had a good seasoning.  I love their creamy coleslaw.  The waitresses were friendly and asked us several times if everything was good and if we needed anything. Jim's Seafood5 Jim's Seafood6 Jim’s has an outside patio for sunny summer days. We could not resist getting some pictures of the river views before leaving. Jim's Seafood4Jim's Seafood3Parking is not a problem and their parking space is huge. Jim’s Seafood is a casual dining experience overlooking the Kentucky river with a friendly, relaxing atmosphere and a variety of seafood dishes to meet the appetite. Your family and friends will enjoy this unique restaurant experience on the river and we look forward to returning on a sunny day for more seafood and beautiful views. Jim’s is located at 950 Wilkinson Boulevard, Frankfort, Kentucky.

Check out their website, read more about them, get their menu and get directions to the restaurant here:  Jim’s Seafood Restaurant.  Check out their Facebook page here:  Jim’s Seafood Facebook Page.

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VISITING THE BREAD OF LIFE CAFE OUTSIDE LIBERTY, KENTUCKY IN CASEY COUNTY

The Bread of Life Cafe in Casey County has always been one of my favorite places to visit for Southern food both on their menu and buffet.  My niece and I recently drove down from Frankfort for lunch and as usual the food was wonderful.  Bread of Life Cafe, Liberty, KentuckyWe did not eat breakfast that morning just so we would be extra hungry when we arrived.  Even though it was a weekday the place was busy but they can seat 150 people and we had no trouble getting a table or finding a parking place in the large parking area.  I love the rockers on the front porch that greet you when you arrive if you want to rest before or after a meal.

Rocking Chairs on Porch at Bread of LifeIt is hard not to start shopping as soon as you enter the building with all the wonderful products offered in the gift shop but we decided to eat first and then shop.  The gentleman in the bibbed overalls photo below meets you at the door of the cafe and he is so realistic looking it is hard not to just say, “hello”!  He will definitely require a second look.Gentleman Greeter at Bread of LifeNext, you can check out the chef and the price of the buffet and get a look at all the delicious food they have to offer.  Believe me, you won’t be disappointed.  The day we were there they had barbecued pork, fish, frog legs and chicken along with fresh sides like corn, fried potatoes, white beans, pinto beans, cornbread, homemade rolls, pineapple cobbler, ice cream and so much more I cannot even remember all the great food.  The salad bar was so fresh with a variety of choices.  Of course, we had sweet tea and your drink comes with the meal! Chef at Bread of Life CafeBuffet at Bread of Life CafeThis place makes you want to try everything on the buffet and we tried to do just that.  The people and staff are friendly and you enjoy a down home country setting with a relaxed atmosphere.

We did some shopping before we left.  The gift shop offers everything from UK shirts to a great assortment of candles, candy, baby clothes and even two old crows!UK shirts at Bread of Life

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Two Old Crows at Bread of LifeThis restaurant experience is definitely worth your time and one you will enjoy coming back to over and over again.   Bread of Life Cafe is  located five miles south of Liberty, Kentucky on Highway 127.   The restaurant also provides a safe, supervised environment for some of their higher functioning handicapped residents of the Galilean Home. It gives them an opportunity to feel they are accomplishing something and gives them spending money. These special residents would not be able to thrive in a normal working environment, which is one of the reasons they began this part of their ministry. Visit the Bread of Life website here:  Bread of Life Cafe and check out the Facebook page.