A Perfect Day in Stanford, KY
A perfect day in the small town of Stanford begins with breakfast at the farm-to-table restaurant, the Bluebird located on Main Street. Featured items include locally raised bacon and eggs along with granny’s oatmeal, and a fresh cup of Baxter’s coffee, roasted just down the road. Enjoy the original art hanging along the walls while you dine.
Across the street, shop in Kentucky Soaps & Such where you can find pottery, books, candles, Kentucky made gourmet food items and handmade Plainview Farm Goat Milk Soap. Tour the basement where the soap is made and talk to Jessica, the soap artisan. Browse, the fine regional antiques next door before heading down the street to Carolyn’s Old Village Shoppe where you can find primitive décor and antiques.
Cross the street to browse Jack Ray’s Stanford Antiques for an eclectic assortment of finds American Pickers dream about. Continue on down Main Street to the Quilt Shop and then to the courthouse where one of the more complete archives of Kentucky history is contained with records dating back to 1781.
Drive the short distance to the Kentucky Depot restaurant, famous for good country cooking and featuring pancake style corn bread, country ham and fried chicken. After dinner, listen to live music at the Community Arts Center before calling it a night, content with a perfect day in Stanford.