26th Jun2011

those things are real?

by amjansen

Photo by Anne Jansen

When the movie Fried Green Tomatoes came out in 1991, I never imagined that the title could allude to a real, edible food. And yet I recently found myself in the Old Talbott Tavern in Bardstown, Kentucky, eating real fried green tomatoes. I didn’t really know what to expect, but they were delicious. The house-made ranch dressing (dyed green, although I’m not sure why) was fresh and light, and rounded out the flavor of these tasty appetizers.

There weren’t a lot of vegetarian options at the Talbott Tavern, so I ended up ordering the Talbott Salad for lunch. It was good enough, but certainly nothing special. However, the house-made ranch dressing made it refreshingly yummy.

Photo by Anne Jansen

Just to give you an idea of the other options (for those non-veg peeps out there), I’m including a photo of my husband’s order: the pulled pork sandwich with french fries and ketchup. It was, reportedly, passable (my husband says it was more like a regular BBQ pork sandwich than actual pulled pork). In its defense, the BBQ sauce (which I tested from a fat globule on the bun) was both smoky and spicy — two of my favorite qualities in a BBQ sauce. I can also comment on the fries, which were decent.

Photo by Anne Jansen

Talbott’s Tavern is situated in an old building that was built in 1779. The building is a cool old place, dimly lit and made of old stone and brick. It’s pleasantly cool inside, which was perfect considering it was over 90°F outside the day we went there. I would have loved to have been there at night, but it still had great ambiance during the day.

Photo by Anne Jansen

Old Talbott Tavern on Urbanspoon


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Comments are closed.