Good Food and Life Lessons Mami Monchita's : Written by Patti Nickell

For those who collect ethnic restaurants, here’s one to add to your collection. Mami Monchita’s, tucked into an off-the-beaten path neighborhood somewhat removed from Frankfort’s downtown dining establishments, offers diners a flavorful tour of Honduras. The cuisine of this Central American nation is a tantalizing mix of Spanish and indigenous, with an injection of Caribbean…

It’s the Holiday Season Shop Local and Be Merry : Written by Patti Nickell

The capital city got a jump start on the holiday season with Candlelight Weekend, which was scheduled this year for November 10-12. A festive atmosphere prevailed throughout downtown with carriage rides, carolers and open houses at many of the stores.  Even if you missed the celebration, you haven’t missed the great opportunities to shop for…

It’s Showtime! Something Grand at the Grand : Written by Patti Nickell

From the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century, nearly every city of any size built an ornate theater meant to mimic the great opera houses and theaters of Europe. Frankfort was no exception. Beginning in the mid-1800s, it had five such theaters. By the mid-1900s, all but one of them had closed. The lone survivor was the…

Candlelight Weekend 2022 Full Schedule

Join us for holiday spirit, shopping, music, kids’ activities, food, drink, and more festive fun! Thursday Trolley Route Friday/Saturday Trolley Route Carriage Route

It’s Fall Y’all! How to Find Frankfort this Fall : Written by Julia Koslowsky

Fall is just around the corner, and in our opinion, there’s no better time to travel to Frankfort. Cooler temperatures allow for pleasant outdoor adventures, delicious meals, and even a bourbon tasting or four! Whether you’re a Kentucky native or just in town for a few days, we have many wonderful opportunities that will have…

Celebrate Kentucky’s Favorite Spirit in the Capital City National Bourbon Heritage Month

Photo: Bourbon on the Banks In 2007, the US Senate declared September “Bourbon Heritage Month”. This observance calls for the celebration of America’s “Native Spirit” which is of course, Bourbon. By definition, bourbon is made in the United States. But really, everyone knows that means Kentucky- 95% of the world’s bourbon is made in our state,…

Bourbon on the Banks Festival Isn't That Neat? : Written by Patti Nickell

If there are two things that most Kentuckians relish, it’s bourbon and festivals.  The two come together on Saturday, October 1st from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the annual celebration of Bourbon on the Banks. Now in its third year, the festival provides those 21 years of age and older with an afternoon slate…

A Dog is a Man’s Best Friend Dog Friendly Spots in Frankfort

Photo creds: @oliverthegoldensnitch Going on vacation doesn’t mean you have to leave your dog behind. Frankfort is full of dog-friendly places to play and eat. Frankfort’s love of dogs goes way back: In 1870, Frankfort native George Graham Vest, a lawyer and U.S. Senator, gained international acclaim for his closing arguments in a trial seeking damages…