What do Saimi and Mark, Patrick Henry, Lewis and Clark, Abraham Lincoln and General Patton have in common?
They all ate at the Old Talbott Tavern and Inn in Bardstown, Ky. Saimi and former stage coach stop that dates back to the Revolutionary War. Supposedly Jesse James stayed at the inn and fired two bullets into his room’s wall. What a nice house guest he was!
Abraham Lincoln’s parents stayed at the tavern inn while the court case concerning their property rights was heard. The Lincolns lost the case and moved to Illinois.
The bar in the tavern is the oldest bourbon bar in the world. The stone walls, wood floor and ceiling take you back in time,as if Zachory Taylor (who also stayed there) might walk through the door at any moment.
Not sure if they served “burgoo” (a meaty soup with a spicy red broth) back in Taylor’s time, but we had it and it was excellent.