Food

Insider's Guide to Barbecue on the River

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In 2012, we learned about the far-reaching expertise and the international attention of Shane Draper, owner of DBQ. So we asked the pro to offer up a little insight into the world of competitive BBQ. Here’s what we learned.

 

A Grassfed Grassroots Vision

2013 July/August Edition

It’s funny how things work out sometimes. In fact, events in my life have gone so counter to expectation over the years that I have come to embrace the belief that our strengths often become our weakness and our weakness our strength. What does this have to do with hamburgers? The evolution of our beef enterprise over almost five decades and the quality of its present end product (the grass-fed ground beef and the accompanying cuts) proves the accuracy of this observation.

Welcome to Paducah: An American Burger Town

2013 July/August Edition

The word HAMBURGER is distinctly German. The HAMBURGER SANDWICH is wholly American.

 

Paducah Burgers - Parker's Drive In

2013 July/August Edition

"This is the family dynasty," says Paul Parker as he thinks about his family's business and why we came back to Paducah after nearly two decades in Lexington. "I came back to carry that forward." The dynasty he refers to is Parker's Drive-In, a Lone Oak mainstay and hamburger haven.

 

Paducah Burgers - The Station Burger Co.

2013 July/August Edition

Among Paducah’s best burger joints, the Station Burger Company is the new kid on the block. But then again, no other restaurant has caused quite a sensation in the burger world like they have in quite some time.

 

Paducah Burgers - Bob's Drive In

2013 July/August Edition

The hamburger market can be fiercely competitive. To stay ahead, one must be innovative, forward thinking, and a step ahead of the other guys. Just ask McDonalds and Burger King. But one of Paducah’s finest burger joints has carved out its place in history by keeping things just the way they’ve always been.

 

Paducah Burgers - Dairyette

2013 July/August Edition

"This place is always packed at lunchtime," laughs a Dairyette devotee as he makes his way to the counter to place his order. "What are you gonna do, Roy?"

 

"I'm gonna build up," quips owner Roy Bohannon. "And the top's gonna rotate!"

 

The truth is that if Roy did indeed want to expand, up is the only direction available.

 

Paducah Burgers - G&O Pharmacy Grill

2013 July/August Edition

G&O Pharmacy has been bucking trends for a while. It is not only a thriving, locally owned drug store, it is a local lunch hotspot that attracts those who are in the know around Paducah.

Paducah's Culinary Influence: The Paducah Pie

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An old Paducah recipe is now a huge hit in Pennsylvania. See how this pie artist pays hommage to his great, great grandmother with the Paducah Pie!

Come and Get It!

2013 March/April Edition

“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” -George Bernard Shaw There is no place this is more true than in the galley of a riverboat.

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