"If you haven’t heard Paducah referred to as an emerging culinary destination, just give it time; you will. This two-river town tucked into a far-flung corner of Western Kentucky is officially a place where hunger and thirst intersect at satiety. 

The foundation for great grub was set decades ago at legendary stops like Kirchhoff’s Bakery & Deli, Starnes Bar-B-Q, Leigh’s BBQ, Harned’s Drive In, Artisan Kitchen, Cynthia’s California Tuscan Ristorante, Red’s Donut Shop, G&O Pharmacy and others. But the current crop of restaurants and watering holes represent a new wave of opportunities for diners and drinkers. 

A mini-boom of openings began in 2015 with ribbon cuttings at Freight House (an ambitious farm-to-table spot that’s earning national media attention), Dry Ground Brewing, Paducah Beer Works and Pipers Tea and Coffee. Silent Brigade Distillery’s opening followed in 2016, and not far behind were Branch Out (a vegan restaurant), Highwater Fresh Bar (healthful juices and vegetable dishes) and Sushi on Broadway, just to name a few."

By Steve Coomes, Edible Louisville & The Bluegrass

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