Visit Frankfort, KY for the Holidays
*Family Friendly *Photos by Marie Pullen Photography
When it comes to the holidays, nothing evokes the Yuletide spirit like the warm charm of our own state capital of Frankfort. This city is the perfect destination for a day trip or for the full experience, a weekend venture. For a flavorful bite to eat, a drink with friends, a merry day of shopping or a stroll to appreciate beautiful artwork and masterful architecture, our capital city of Frankfort fills the bill!
KENTUCKY KNOWS COFFEE HOUSE
With the first item of order a good cup of coffee, Kentucky Knows was front and center. In business for 17 years, the hook is their magnificent coffee beans. They are left to “sleep” in Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels which imparts the wonderful hint of Kentucky bourbon, vanilla and spices into each sleepy, little pearl.
For a delectable lunch or dinner, consider elegant Serafini’s on the corner of Broadway and St. Clair streets. Based on fresh, local ingredients, Chef Jeff takes great pride in his culinary creations, combining the best of Italian and Kentucky’s southern food traditions.
Erected in 1911 as a small (135 seats), vaudeville house and silent movie venue, the theater was wired for “talkies” in the late 1920s.
As I ambled down Broadway I had to step inside Completely Kentucky. As the name implies, every item therein is produced in Kentucky. There is no better place to support local artists and makers on such a large scale!
Whether an avid or occasional reader, Poor Richards Book Store is a great place to shop. This is a quaint and cozy bookstore with a homey feel. The namesake is a former Poet Laureate of Kentucky. A retired professor of English and Humanities at Kentucky State University, he now teaches at Transylvania University.
My walking tour down Broadway guided me to Capital Cellars. Here under one roof is Kentucky bourbon, hand crafted beer and a global selection of wines, along with a relaxing bar and café. Capital Cellars is the quintessential meeting place for friends and family or mingling with the locals; dining inside and out. Join them every Thursday and Friday for informative wine sampling. Attractive, local artwork is often on display in their dining area.
Lexington- 39 mins
Louisville- 53 mins
Georgetown- 28 mins
Versailles- 24 mins
Covington- 123 mins
*Family Friendly *Photos by Marie Pullen Photography When it comes to the holidays, nothing evokes the Yuletide spirit like the warm charm of our own state capital of Frankfort. This city is the perfect destination for a day trip or for the full experience, a weekend venture. For a flavorful bite to eat, a drink with friends,…