Do you like good food? Well, that was a silly question. Okay, are you a history buff? Do you like to plan little road trips? Then have I got nine suggestions for YOU!

First, let me share with you a great historic restaurant that is, sadly, no longer in operation. I'm talking about the extraordinary Doe Run Inn in Brandenburg that has been closed for five years, now.

It was built in 1792, the year Kentucky became a state. I only ever went there one time, with my family, when I was in high school.


They served the food in big bowls and set them on the table, just like at home.

Okay, now on to the places that still stand today.

Places like the Claudia Sanders Dinner House or the Bell House Restaurant, both in Shelbyville.

Or, of course, the historic Brown Hotel, where the incomparable Hot Brown was invented.

(And I've had one there, and, well, good LORD!)

But, yeah, if you like to combine delectable eats with great history and a little travel, click here for some taste-tempting suggestions.