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An Authentic Kentucky Experience: The Old Stone Inn - JCP Eats
Hey, y’all! During my recent trip to Shelby County, Kentucky, I kicked off my first evening with dinner at the Old Stone Inn. While I was excited to see the rebirth of the restaurant and property under the direction of Chef David Danielson of Churchill Downs, I left with more — a satisfied culinary palate & an even deeper appreciation for deep-rooted Kentucky history. It would be an injustice if I didn’t share some of the history behind the property. In 1792, stone was brought into Simpsonville to construct the homestead of Mr. Fleming P. Rogers. Upon selling the house (of which he never resided in, ironically), the property morphed into a landmark Kentucky destination: The Old Stone Inn. When a property and a legacy has subsisted for such an expansive time frame, it is my opinion that it speaks for itself. However, I will note this: as a fan of architecture, historic estates, and antiques, there’s nothing that I love more than seeing the tradition being honored in modern times. It hurts me – literally – to see history erased. To my delight, the Old Stone Inn — after all of these years — boasts the same charm that it …