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Adventures in Dining:
Kentucky Bourbon Country

Your Guide to Kentucky's Best Culinary Treasures

By Susan Reigler

Reviewed by Barbara Bowman

Kentucky: the state known for its thoroughbred horses, its bourbon whiskey and now its cuisine. From Susan Reigler, native of the bluegrass state and food critic for the Louisville Courier-Journal, comes this detailed guidebook for the food lover, Adventures in Dining: Kentucky Bourbon Country. This is a well-organized, easy-to-use guide filled with wit and substance. Besides covering the main haunts, Reigler lists out other areas of interest for the foodie such as the best picnic spots, factory tours and candy makers. Find out where to get anything one fancies from duck rillettes with artichoke coulis to crispy wings and beer. Each chapter opens with a warm little overview history of the area and its attractions followed by the reviews and the essentials such as phone numbers, hours and prices. Other helpful information include an array of maps and extra tidbits at the bottom of each page highlighting tricks such as finding a nearby inn to lay one's head or the drink specials of the day. A focal point of this guide is its index where the restaurants are broken into different categories such as "Romantic Spots" or "Smoke Free" as well as the various kinds of cuisine, which includes everything from Cuban to Irish to Ethiopian. The only pieces that seem to be missing are photos of these beautiful locations she speaks of. But maybe that just gives one all the more excuse to go see the real thing firsthand, guide in hand.


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(Updated: 06/30/08 HC)


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