Exploring America's Native Spirit
Exploring America's Native Spirit

It Takes a Village

Last Saturday morning Cass and I found a treasure on our trip to Louisville. The Village Anchor located at 11507 Park Road, Anchorage, KY was our first stop on the Urban Bourbon Trail. The small cluster of buildings nestled off the railroad line covered in a light fluffy snow was truly a beautiful sight.

The architecture and décor of the building were perfect. The staff was also warm, welcoming, and served with the right level of attention. Here’s a rundown of what we tried:

Side of Candied Bacon – Heaven, nothing more to say, except you need to order some if you have the opportunity visit.

Sweet Potato Fries – Tough competition in comparison to the bacon, but these were very good served with bourbon barbeque sauce and marshmallow crème. Both of these were excellent sauces and complemented the fries well.

Bowl of Elk Chili – The Anchorage Civic Club’s original award-winning elk and beef chili, tomatoes, fresh herbs, garlic, and onions. This was fabulous, one of the best chili experiences I have ever had. Its consistency is similar to Cincinnati style, but the flavor was spiced more like it was from Texas. It was served with fresh, hot flour tortilla chips which tasted great with the chili and with the aforementioned marshmallow crème.

Cesar Salad – Cass asked that they use a very small amount of dressing as most restaurants douse the Romaine to the point that it might float away. It came out perfect and was just the right size for lunch.

I also tried two bourbons that I have not had before: Rock Hill Farms ($12) and Corner Creek ($6). I was pleasantly surprised by RHF served neat. Not that tasting with spicy foods at lunch is the best way to try something for the first time, but this paired well with our appetizers especially the magical marshmallow concoction.

Now the Corner Creek was another great surprise, especially at half the price of my first drink. I enjoyed the flavor profile, but even more enjoyed the aroma, which reminded me of the smell of my grandmothers front, well-kept second floor bar. It was the perfect nostalgic smell of antique wood in a warm comfy environment.

In closing, the whole visit has me anxiously awaiting my next trip to the Anchor Village!



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