Saturday, May 26, 2007

Burgers' Smokehouse

As we were getting ready to head home from Versailles yesterday, Cliff's cousin was giving us directions to a certain curvy road we like when we're down there on the motorcycle. 

"Oh," he said, "You'll be going right past Burgers' Smokehouse.  You can stop in there and get some of their meat."

When I found out their main product was ham, I told him Cliff didn't need any of that salty stuff, and I would have thought no more about it; but along the road, we kept on seeing these signs advertising the place, and it made us curious.  So we turned in at the entrance and followed a nice asphalt drive back into the woods.  We were surprised to find such a big operation there! 

 

Once inside, we found lots of things to look at:  Dioramas like this


Antiques like this....


All kinds of meats



... a deli counter where they'll make a sandwich for you


and interesting pictures and stories about their history.


I'm glad Darryl mentioned the place.  Oh yeah, and we got a half-pound of very salty, old-fashioned, country-cured ham.  We had ham sandwiches for supper when we got home.  On 50 highway coming home, all the cars were on the other side, heading toward the lake.  So we had easy going, and no traffic to fight.


11 comments:

lanurseprn said...

What a cool place to visit! Who would have known a smokehouse would have so much to offer??  
Pam

cgtperkins said...

We havent gotten to go on many leisure rides yet thisyear......Im ready though! You guys be safe and happy riding!!
Hugs
Carrie

rooster1614 said...

Sounds like the kind of place that I would like to visit.

madcobug said...

I like that kind of place. I love those yummy salty ham and biscuits although I know they are not good for you. A perfect breakfast meal. Helen

robinngabster said...

Yum!  We would have stopped there for sure...did they make any jerky?

ksquester said...

Sounds divine. I don't eat that stuff anymore but every now and then it is just so very good.  My Dad loved country ham, the saltier the better.  Remember red eye gravy?   Anne

plieck30 said...

Sounds like a fun little outing. Paula

bookncoffee said...

Well, Hubby and I love places like this.  By the way, we cook ham in apple juice and it really cuts the salt somehow.  We just fry it up in the applie juice.  Makes a huge difference and the ham is tender and juicy too.  

ora4uk said...

sounds like a great place to browse....and pick up something nice and good to eat to take home....and like someone else said....apple juice will cut the salty salt in ham....I myself don't care for country ham...but Mixon loves it....LOL...glad you had such a nice day on the "bike"....hugs to ya from KY...Ora

magran42 said...

I love these mini vacations on "our" bike.

dbaumgartner said...

What great pics! What a great place to just poke around and see what's there.

Thanks for sharing!!!!

Deb