Since moving to Kentucky, I’ve been fortunate enough to sample some of the Bluegrass state’s finest food. Including, but not limited to, a couple of restaurants featured on the show, “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” If you’ve seen it, you know how the show works…For those of you that haven’t, it’s basically a show where Guy Fieri, the host, travels across the country scouring obscure locations for the best food.
Kentucky is home to several of those gems. Lately, I’ve had the pleasure of dining at both of them! First was The Parkette, in Lexington. Although I don’t have any good stories to tell you, because, well, I’m not an adventurous eater. I’d prefer a grilled cheese to a filet minon any day. Which is exactly what I had at the Parkette. And it was delicious! The folks I was with, however, enjoyed the more talked-about foods there. The Shrimp Poor boy and the Parkette Fried Chicken. All of which they raved about!
Now a not-so-convenient location,The Smokey Valley Truck Stop. One of the perks of my job, I get to travel to places I might otherwise never visit! A perfect example is Olive Hill. Again, ever the picky-eater my meal was nothing exciting, albeit delicious! But my photographer’s meal, on the other hand, was delicious according to him. He got a burger the size of his head! And he finished it all. Very impressive. So if you are ever in Olive Hill, Kentucky, you should definitely stop by. And the people were just so sweet!
Here’s the video from the DD&D’s piece at Smokey Valley Truck Stop: