Stephen Rushmore Jr.
Just a quick follow up on this. We left tuesday morning and headed to Stan’s for lunch
I split a plate of ham, turnip greens, mashed potatoes, and corn bread with the wife. Probably the best ham slice I’ve had in years. Overall a good experience.
Off to Prince’s in nashville.
This is chicken I could eat every day of the week. Really just unbelievably good. while we were there, the real coach carter (from the movie) was inside signing autographs.
Then to Henderson kentucky.
excellent chicken with a unique crust…almost buttery tasting.
and Mr D’s
another chicken stop that beats anything I can get locally.
had to stop for the day.
on wednesday we started off by grabbing a coffee at a little stand across from the hardees in henderson. i drink my coffee very strong and they nailed it with their blend of sumatra and columbian.
grabbed a sausage/egg/cheese at a white castle about 15 minutes down the road – exit 9 off I-164. it couldnt have been any fresher if i cooked it and ate it over my own stove. and, the folks in the kitchen were wearing gloves…my favorite site to see.
off to louisville for a stop to pay homage at
a very nice place. good service..good cheeseburger. not the best i’ve ever eaten but fresh, nice flavor, and fresh veggies made it a good stop.
stopped by louisville slugger while in town and grabbed the wife a personalized baseball bat. not sure why she wanted one of those. yikes.
off to shelbyville to try ken-tex – This was a nice find (thanks sc!). a very plain concrete block building with a rough exterior that needed a fresh coat of paint. but grab the door handle and the smell of smoked meat hit you before you could swing the door half way open. a simple room with a counter to place your order, two bathrooms, and a drink machine. you step up and place your order, the meat is hauled out of a holding bin, sliced and weighed as you watch.
i ordered beef briskit and pork (spare) ribs. i’d give the brisket a 7 – it was very lean and had nice flavor and texture..not dry at all. but i like it with a little more fat. i probably could have ordered it that way but didnt.
i ate one rib while driving but decided to let them rest until i got home and was glad i did. as smoked ribs go these were very good. cooked right (trimmed well and cooked long enough to cook out most of the fat leaving a nice small thread of fat for flavor/texture), slight but not over powering smoke, and with a small tug came off the bone. my favorite type of spare is prepared with a dry rub – no sauce, so on my scale i’d give it a 7 also. a nice spicy rub (not some dry coating of rub applied after they cook like sticky fingers) applied before smoking probably would have taken these to an 8.
ken=tex is off highway 64 at exit 35 between louisville and lexington. take the exit and head north about 2-3 minutes. there is no signage and it sits about 300 ft off the road on the right. it’s easy to miss and even with my garmin i had to run around and look hard to find the place.
we missed a few places I would have liked to hit but I had some time constraints on this trip so they will have to wait until the next go’round.
back to the chicken. along with my wife i had my 2 kids (20 and 18) to sample the chicken. the voting of the three places we all ate chicken was as follows:
1) bon ton
2) Mr d’s
he enjoyed all three but prince’s was a little hot for him to eat regularly.
1) bon ton
3) mr d’s
she really liked the flavor of bon ton but on the drive home said "i sure would like som,20,302222.013,1,33021,18.104.22.168
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