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Will Speros • July 07, 2016

The 1857 hotel has arrived in Paducah, Kentucky, housed within an antebellum red brick structure dating back to 1857. Originally a men’s haberdashery with an adjoining tractor repair shop, the industrial building now boasts an uncluttered, contemporary interior from developers and owners Paul Gourieux and Jorge Martinez.


America is so vast, it’s easy to fill your bucket list with big-name destinations, like New Orleans and San Francisco, and never tap into smaller cities that pack just as much culture. Whether it’s a burgeoning arts scene or a host of new, award-winning eateries, these six cities — that you may have discounted — deserve a second look.

By Steve Coomes

In a two-week period this month, a client had me drive nearly 1,500 miles around our beautiful Commonwealth to find interesting food and drink stories. To say I was amazed with what I found, ate, drank and learned about the people behind these places is an understatement. And to say that the state’s greatest restaurants are only in Louisville … well that myth was busted.


Prior to spending a recent weekend in Paducah, KY, I didn’t know much about this Western Kentucky town. I had heard of Paducah, but that’s about it. As we drove into town on South Third Street, though, it was like we had arrived in this fantastic little gem of a town that had much to be explored. We spent a couple of days learning about and perusing Paducah and determined that it’s definitely a fabulous Southern city more folks should visit.

Now that the kiddos are out of school for the summer, I'm sure lots of Bitesters are looking for summer road-trip ideas. Since I am sans enfants myself, some of my recommendations tend to trend toward adult destinations, but I'll try to keep you breeders in mind as I make a few Monday Road Trip suggestions over the next couple of months.

KTIA Signature Summer Events - Kentucky Monthly

Monday, June 6, 2016 12:00 PM

Each quarter, the Kentucky Travel Industry Association spotlights Signature Events for the season. Following are some the Commonwealth’s prime activities for the summer.

Mississippi River Delta - Delta Sky Magazine

Thursday, June 2, 2016 5:00 PM

From rollicking cities to rural charm and rolling landscapes, there's never a dull moment in the Mississippi River Delta Region. - Echo Montgomery Garrett

Paducah Distilled Spirits - KET Kentucky Life

Saturday, May 28, 2016 8:00 PM

The Moonshine Co. takes a family tradition of backcountry distilling to downtown Paducah, the Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Frankfort honors those who gave their lives during this conflict in a profound way, and Maysville is the home of the Wald Cycle Company, a company with over a hundred years of ingenuity.