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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HARRODSBURG, KENTUCKY, THE FIRST PERMANENT SETTLEMENT OF THE WEST

The small town of Harrodsburg in Mercer County is nestled in the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky and is the oldest town in the state.  James Harrod and a group of almost 40 men set out in March of 1774 from Pennsylvania to establish a settlement in Kentucky.  Harrodstown was founded on June 16th and became the first permanent English settlement west of the Allegheny Mountains.

Today, June 16, 2015, Harrodsburg is celebrating its 241st birthday!

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We recently made a visit to the old Fort Harrod chocked full of history and a great place to visit with family for a weekend outing.

The great Osage Orange Tree at Fort Harrod  is unofficially the largest Osage Orange Tree in the nation, but can’t be officially labeled the largest due to its split trunk.  The tree is beautiful and children of all sizes and ages seemed to love climbing around and through the branches of this wonderful old tree.

Osage Orange Tree, Fort Harrod, Harrodsburg, Ky.

We visited the Pioneer Cemetery and the grave of Ann McGinty, a noted pioneer woman that brought the first spinning wheel to Kentucky.

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Ann McGinty Grave

The Lincoln Marriage Cabin is believed to be where the marriage of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks took place and is located in Old Fort Harrod State Park.

The Lincoln Marriage Cabin

Fort Harrod

This was a great trip and one you will enjoy.  Harrodsburg is a place worth visiting with great history and unique architecture, shops and restaurants.

Happy 241st birthday HARRODSBURG, KENTUCKY!

 

 

Don Pedros Mexican Grill.. Lawrenceburg, Kentucky

 

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Don Pedros Mexican Grill located in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky is a wonderful prize! Mexican Food is a family favorite and this spot doesn’t disappoint. I have frequented this establishment quite a few times because I love their margaritas and their food. Not once have I had a bad experience. The staff greets you with a smile and is very attentive. The bar is adorable and would be a great place to meet for a drink after work.

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The prices are very reasonable and they also have 15% off all day on Thursdays! They  have daily appetizer specials as well.  Can’t beat that! We were there last week and it looks as though they are adding a patio. Nothing better than a patio and a cold margarita.

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If you are coming through Lawrenceburg, Kentucky be sure and check out Don Pedros! Check out their Facebook Page. Every time I visit when I go to check out they ask if I am coming back the next day.. maybe I am to frequent! haha

Patio Weather… Charlie Brown’s Restaurant.. Lexington, Kentucky

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Well it is that time of year where enjoying dinner on a patio is a main priority. We love meeting friends for a drink at Charlie Brown’s on Euclid in Lexington. Their patio, even though it sits in a parking lot has lots of appeal. It is very obvious this is very much a neighborhood bar. Many regulars at this quaint spot, which I very much enjoy. Dogs are also welcome on the patio.
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The inside is just as unique with the walls lined with bookshelves and old couches for you to enjoy with family and friends. Be sure and give your eyes a moment to adjust as it is quite dark. However the cozy atmosphere of this bar and restaurant really gives it an eccentric feel. I usually meet friends for just a drink here, however I can’t go without having their hot pepper cheese. I love these little bites of heaven dipped in ranch dressing.
Be sure and check out their website and Facebook page.