"Top Chef” guest judge Art Smith knows a thing or two about fried chicken. In last week’s Quickfire challenge, Smith heaped the praise on contestant Sara Bradley’s fried chicken, so you can bet the crispy bird served with corn and blackberries was downright delish.

Better yet, you can try it for yourself at Bradley’s restaurant, Freight House, in Paducah, Ky. Bradley recently put her winning fried chicken concoction on the menu, along with a shrimp roll she made on Episode 8 of the cable TV cooking competition, airing at 7 p.m. Thursdays on Bravo.

Bradley, a Kentucky native who used to work in Chicago for chef-restaurateur Paul Kahan, opened Freight House in 2015. The farm-to-table restaurant that leans heavily on ingredients sourced from Illinois, Kentucky and Missouri is a roughly six-hour drive from Chicago, straight down Interstate 57.

The 140-seat Freight House was busy before Bradley went on the show. Her newfound fame has only steered more business to the dinner-only eatery, open Tuesday through Saturday."

By Lori Rackl, Chicago Tribune

Follow chef Sara Bradley's journey on Top Chef and delicious winning dishes on the Freight House menu!