Eastern Kentucky Chili Buns

Friday night’s Southern Symposium dinner featured chili buns. Read SFA’s oral history interviews about Eastern Kentucky chili buns to learn their story.

Jason Gross cooks a pot of chili every day

Jason Gross’s great-grandfather was the famous James Cottrell, the preacher from Virginia who taught Johnny Goins to rack pool. Meet him by way of his interview for the Eastern Kentucky chili bun project

Johnny Goins helms the kitchen at Pat’s Snack Bar

Johnny Goins was nine years old the first time he walked through the doors of Pat’s Snack Bar. As a young man, he racked pool there for a dime a game. Now he dishes their famous chili buns.

When in London (KY), eat at Weaver’s

Judd Weaver formerly owned Weaver’s Hot Dogs in downtown London, Kentucky. After the original Weaver’s building burned, he and his wife, Kim, opened Weaver’s on Fourth and Weaver’s Landing.