March 16, 2023
Freddy’s Steakburgers, Louisville, Kentucky
Freddy’s Steakburgers is a series we had by no means been to (and even heard of) earlier than, that options particular burgers and particular sundaes. The restaurant additionally options purple – purple cubicles, purple tables, and purple lights on a black and white checkered ground. Very pleasing eye attraction.
“Freddy’s Sundae Dream Group” presents 4 featured sundaes, I had a turtle sundae (vanilla frozen custard with fudge sauce, carmel sauce and toasted pecans). It was completely superior – can’t go incorrect with toasted pecans! The frozen custard had a pleasant texture and taste.
We adopted the sundaes with cheese fries and rooster sandwiches which made for an amazing dessert.
Within the space – I beloved the pure great thing about Kentucky. We began our day at a maker of barrels, adopted it with a arboretum and ended up at Freddy’s.
Kentucky Cooperage Tour, Lebanon, Kentucky- Kentucky is thought for its bourbons. Bourbons (and different drinks) are aged in barrels, and plenty of barrels are made at this cooperage. The corporate giving the tour in Lebanon Kentucky additionally has a manufacturing unit in Lebanon Missouri – we had been assured that it was not as a result of they beloved the identify Lebanon, it was simply the way it labored out.
This manufacturing unit tour allowed us to look at every step within the barrel making course of, beginning with a video on the customer heart that confirmed the harvesting of bushes and making ready the boards. We had been then given headsets and pushed in a minibus to the manufacturing unit. As we walked by way of the manufacturing unit, we noticed how the barrels had been assembled, steamed, burned and completed, with our tour information explaining every step by way of the headphones. The within of the barrels are burned so as to add flavors to no matter spirit is to be ready. We additionally noticed the some choices purchasers might specify akin to diploma of burn and even the state they wished the wooden to return from. The tour was fascinating and to not be missed. No pictures had been allowed contained in the manufacturing unit, however we might take them within the customer heart earlier than we went into the manufacturing unit.
Bernheim Arboretum and Analysis Forest, Clermont Kentucky – In 1929, Isaac Bernheim, a German immigrant with a really profitable distilling enterprise purchased land and devoted it as a present to individuals in his new homeland of Kentucky. His objective was to supply a spot to bond individuals and nature – a spot the place nature, infused with artwork would permit guests to resume and calm down. I feel Mr. Bernheim can be pleased to see this place at the moment.
The Forest Giants Path would most likely have made Mr. Bernheim probably the most pleased – three creative forest giants alongside a 1 mile out-and-back path with lakes, tranquil wooded areas and a holly forest which featured extra sorts of holly than I ever knew existed. The forest giants made by the artist Thomas Dambo had been so artistic – I beloved them.