"For the first three years of running the Freight House, no one but chef Sara Bradley was allowed to make the biscuits. 

It was kind of her thing — until she competed on season 16 of Bravo's "Top Chef." The show was shot right here in Kentucky, but it took her out of her kitchen and comfort zone, meaning someone else had to become the biscuit maven.

“I slowly relinquished the power of the biscuit,” Bradley said. “I love making biscuits. But if you teach someone well, they can do anything.” 

At Freight House, which opened in 2014 at 330 S. Third Street in Paducah, Kentucky, Bradley brings regional ingredients to her New American Southern dishes and stresses farm-to-table techniques in all the dish preparations. That dedication to high-end, fresh cuisine landed her a spot cooking at the prestigious James Beard House in New York City and earned her second place on “Top Chef” Season 16.

There's no doubt that her Southern cooking is top-notch, and soon Louisville foodieswho haven't had a chance to venture to Paducah will get to try Bradley’s famous biscuits for themselves when the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America series returns to Louisville Sept. 26 and Sept. 27. Bradley and visiting all-star chef Richard Blais of Trail Blais are crafting the menu for the ticketed event, along with a star-studded lineup of local culinary and mixology talent."

By Dahlia Ghabour, Louisville Courier Journal

Preview the James Beard Foundation's Taste America event in Louisville featuring Paducah chef Sara Bradley of freight house!