The Brown Barrel Written by Patti Nickell

The newest addition to Frankfort’s burgeoning dining scene is already gaining a loyal following. Brown Barrel/Blind Harry’s, which opened in February on West Broadway, follows the flagship restaurant in Midway, which moved to its current location in 2022.  A third location has recently opened in Georgetown as well. In keeping with the concept of owner…

Beer that is Out of this World Stainless Brewing: Written by Patti Nickell

So, you’ve heard the joke……. Elon Musk walks into a brewery and asks the owner how much it would cost to send his beer to space. Very funny, you might think. But for Kevin Pierce, co-owner and brewmaster at Stainless Brewing & Spirits, it was no joke. Seems that the billionaire founder of SpaceX did just that.…

More Than a Liquor Store Capital Cellars: Written by Patti Nickell

Luke Patrick walks into Capital Cellars wearing a peach-colored sweatshirt with the Nike logo “Just Do It!”  You might say that Luke took that advice seriously a year-and-a-half ago when he and two partners purchased the shop. Capital Cellars had been part of the downtown Frankfort scene for 16 years and had a loyal following…

The St. Clair and Howser Tavern Written by Patti Nickell

Tucked away in an alcove inside Frankfort’s newest hotel, the 15-suite boutique St. Clair, is an inconspicuous door marked Maintenance. Behind the door you won’t find pails, mops, cleaning supplies – all the things one would typically associate with keeping a property spic and span. What you will find behind the door is a Prohibition-era speakeasy…

In Our Chocolate Era Frankfort Chocolate Stroll

If you find yourself lost in a romantic desert this February 14th, with no Valentine to give chocolates to or receive chocolates from, don’t despair. There’s good news for chocoholics – single or coupled – if you can wait just two more days. Circle your calendar for February 16th when Frankfort will host its inaugural Chocolate…

FrankfortCon 2024

On Saturday, January 27th, Frankfort’s Capital Plaza Hotel will be overrun with aliens from outer space and invaders from the Underworld.  The Dead will be Walking again; Wonder Woman will hook up with Aquaman, and Harley Quinn will go up against her one-time ally and now arch-nemesis, The Joker.  And $20, the price of an…

24 Hours in Frankfort, Kentucky Written by Patti Nickell

You don’t have to spend a week in a destination to get a sense of place. Sometimes a day (and a night) will serve to pique your interest in all that destination has to offer.  With that in mind, here’s how to spend 24 hours in Frankfort.  8:30 a.m.  Breakfast with a beat  Want a side…

Shop Fa-La-La-Local Holiday Shopping in Frankfort : Written by Patti Nickell

It’s that time of the year again…. when the holiday shopping wars begin, and normally mild-mannered folks transform into warriors wielding carts and baskets as weapons.  Relax. This year shop Frankfort’s merchants and ensure your season remains a peaceful one.  To get in the holiday mood, stop into Benjamin’s Flowers and Gifts. Owner Benjamin Lee…