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.

Bluegrass and Birria: Oral Histories

Alexis Meza of Lexington is a visual artist and co-founder of the Kentucky Dream Coalition, a network that helps immigrant youth access higher education. At the fall symposium, she shared her work on the Bluegrass and Birria oral history project.

Laura Patricia Ramírez, Ruth Fertel Keeper of the Flame

Sixteen years ago, SFA awarded the first Ruth Fertel Keeper of the Flame Award to Bill Best, the Kentucky farmer and seed saver. To honor the legacy of Ms. Fertel, and to honor Bill Best’s commitment to biodiversity, Randy Fertel committed dollars from his family foundation, and SFA commissioned a Joe York film and feted Best here … Continued

Bluegrass Tacos

In the northwestern part of Lexington, Kentucky, just inside the city’s loop road, there is a little bit of Mexico.

The Ideal Bartender School

Students at The Ideal Bartender School in Louisville, Kentucky, receive specific instruction from famed distillers, industry professionals and craft brewers.