Geared for Culinary
Bowling Green Itinerary
The 4th generation Corvette needed a bit more time in the oven, so to speak, launching in 1984 after a stalled year of quality and production issues. Of the 44 cars assembled in 1983, only one remains in existence and is displayed at the National Corvette Museum, so this culinary tour features a weekends' worth of local restaurants in Bowling Green, Kentucky that can't be found anywhere else.
Head out to the countryside for an authentic southern breakfast to jump-start your visit to Bowling Green. Biscuits, gravy, bacon, eggs, home fries and more sizzle from the flattop and rise in the oven at Boyce General Store while locals chat about current affairs and community happenings. But that's not all... also home of The Pie Queen of BG, you'll definitely want to take a few homemade pies with you for later!
Bowling Green locals have been raving about Cambridge Market's delicatessen specialties for decades. Steer the crew to Cambridge Square just on the edge of downtown for lunch and enjoy favorites like meatloaf, southern-style vegetables, white bean chowder, and hot chicken salad.
Ask anyone who has spent some time in downtown Bowling Green about Mary Jane's Chocolates or Little Fox Bakery and watch their smile light up! Grab a couple of cookies, cupcakes or themed chocolates from either of these locally-owned businesses for a little afternoon fuel.
When locals in Bowling Green go out for a nice, intimate dinner, chances are they are heading to 440 Main downtown overlooking Fountain Square Park. Located in a historic building on Main Avenue with original pressed tin ceilings, you'll find bayou-inspired dishes like Cajun Spring Rolls and Jambalaya on the menu as well as upscale meals like the Main Street Filet Mignon and Salmon Oscar.
When locals in Bowling Green go out for a nice Sunday brunch, chances are they are heading to The Bistro downtown. Located in a historic home with brick walls, natural lighting and local art, you'll find European-inspired dishes like Crab Meat Beignets and Tortellini Carbonara on the menu plus American favorites like Fried Chicken, Avocado Toast, and Benedict. The patio is perfect when the weather's nice as well!
After a big late morning meal, it makes sense to drive out Nashville Road to Chaney's Dairy Barn, "The Best Ice Cream Parlor in Kentucky" according to USA Today. This state-of-the-art dairy farm makes nearly 30 flavors of ice cream including Wow Now Brownie Cow, Cherry Althea and Bourbon Crunch. Of course they also serve soups, salads and sandwiches if you feel guilty about going straight to dessert!
One of the most strikingly handsome buildings in Bowling Green is also one of the locals' favorite spots for steaks, rotisserie chicken and the best pot pie in town. Montana Grille is also well-known for its spicy cornbread starter, Firebread, and its open kitchen keeps diners entertained.