This is New York food writer Adam Sachs, and he likes bacon.
Yo, it’s all about the bacon. In this week’s Taste Bud, by way of LEO Weekly, I interview New York food writer Adam Sachs, a native Louisvillian who will be judging this year’s Bacon Ball contest to see which chef makes the best bacon-infused dish.
Here’s a quick sneak peek at my interview with Adam:
Taste Bud: Do you ever sit and yearn for bacon?
Adam Sachs: Yeah. I once ran and yearned for bacon. I ran a half marathon, and the first thing I had a bite of after the marathon was a charred slab of bacon …
Which is to say that you probably need to read this one.
I know, I know. You read that and nearly pooped yourself. Hey, I get it. When I heard there was chicken-fried bacon in the vicinity, I nearly dropped my load as well.
So change your drawers already, and get your butt down to Old Stone Inn. Or, if you’d rather read my Taste Bud about my experience first and THEN go, that’s OK by me. But either way, you should really go.
Why? Because it’s CHICKEN-FRIED BACON. Duh. Also, because it’s served with country gravy, and it’s one of the most delicious things I’ve ever eaten. Also, because the folks at Old Stone Inn in Simpsonville, Ky., are really nice, and it’s a warm, inviting place to have a meal.
You read that right. In the May 1, 2013, edition of The Taste Bud, I unveiled a taste treat shared with me by co-owner of Neil and Patty’s Fireside Grill in Sellersburg, Ind.
You won’t believe your taste buds.
The whole menu is actually quite attractive, with the chicken fingers being one of the favorites of regulars. And the surroundings are like a time warp back to someone’s cozy basement in the 1970s.
“This Taste Bud guy ate me. With potatoes.”
Mmm, pot roast. I love pot roast. And I LOVED the pot roast at the Old Talbott Tavern in Bardstown, Ky. I’m telling you, this thing was a meat orgy — there was a pile of tender, savory beef as big as my head on that plate they served me.
Need I say more? Read all about it in this week’s issue of LEO Weekly.
(By the way, regardless of what the cow community might tell you, I was very gentle.)
Like surprises? Like getting stuffed with tasty treats? Like pig flesh?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, you should probably check out Louisville Dishcrawl. And you can read my latest Taste Bud to whet your appetite for the experience. My fellow foodies and I got to taste fare at Bourbon’s Bistro, Cubana, the Grape Leaf and Comfy Cow all in one night.
That’s a recipe for full bellies and happy hearts.
Seriously, look at that. The hell?
Yeah, I finally ate one. I swore I would never eat one of those awful McDonald’s McRib sandwiches, but in the name of journalism (or whatever the hell this is), I relented.
You know what? It’s pretty much just as disgusting as I’d imagined. Meanwhile, my colon has taken out a restraining order against me. As if my colon and I didn’t have enough tension between us.
But really, have you ever eaten “meat” that was more like a sponge than anything resembling animal flesh? It’s just weird, man. And the way they shape it to look like a miniature slab of ribs? Bleah. Whoever heard of meat origami?
Anyway, you can read the shocking true story in LEO Weekly’s The Taste Bud.
So long, Maido. For now, at least.
It’s time for another Taste Bud, kids, direct from LEO Weekly! This weeks’ edition offers the low-down on Liu’s Chinese Garden in Middletown, as well as bids a teary farewell to Maido Essential Japanese Cuisine in Clifton. Here’s hoping Maido can bounce back before it’s all said and done.