Paducah, Kentucky, is rich with agricultural history, making it a great place to go for dependably tasty food options.
Once such Paducah-based eatery, the freight house, is led by chef/proprietor Sara Bradley, who was runner-up on season 16 of Bravo’s competitive cooking television show Top Chef.She opened the doors to freight house in 2015 under the ethos "Food is more than just eating." She and her team put forth food that has a story—many stories, in fact.
Sara was born and raised in western Kentucky, so it's no wonder she remains loyal to local farmers and producers and why she believes foods are meant to be in enjoyed in-season. Her rotating menu is crafted from highly seasonal, local ingredients, all sourced within a day’s drive of the restaurant.
A trip to the freight house makes a nice, pleasant two-hour jaunt, making it a gorgeous getaway.
Paducah also is gaining acclaim as a destination for those who crave rich, authentic cultural experiences. It's home to a National Quilt Museum with various exhibitions and innovative events. Art lovers can enjoy the Yeiser Art Center, Maiden Alley Cinema and Gallery, Market House Theatre, Clemens Fine Art Center and the Carson Center. History enthusiasts like the fact that Paducah's significant American heritage can be traced to the city's strategic location at the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee rivers and that the city was founded in 1827 by William Clark of Lewis and Clark fame. There's also ample shopping. The captivating natural landscape of the Four Rivers Region makes Paducah a prime setting for a variety of active pursuits. Nearby, Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley and Land Between the Lakes offer more than 3,000 miles of shoreline, birding, hiking, wildlife viewing and outdoor adventures.