Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Rick's White Light Diner

If you're ever in Frankfort, Kentucky, make sure you visit Rick's White Light Diner on Bridge Street for lunch or an early supper. We arrived at 4:55pm, and Chef Rick Paul closes his doors at 5:00pm, but he said "Yep... just come on in...." and so we did.

Rick's White Light Diner was featured on the TV show Diners Drive Ins and Dives and for some strange reason OlderSon is determined to eat in all the places noted on the show. I think his score is 4 now. Or is it 5? Only another 40 or 50 to go!

Owner and chef Rick Paul is a character with a crazy personality... a curmudgeon who loves to chat to his customers, especially if you are inclined to talk politics. Here he is taking our order. Feet up on the counter, might as well be comfy while at work, right?

The food? Well, let's say it was nothing less than great! OlderSon ate his way through samples of Rick's crawfish pie, oyster po'boys, pulled pork, black beans, sweet corn... and something with shrimp in it. The Equestrienne had a home made black bean and garlic veggie burger which she proclaimed delicious and I made short work of my spicy Cajun burger... oh yeah! All washed down with Kentucky's famous Ale-8-One.

And dessert? Well...... click on the pic and your mouth will be watering!

Let's just say that given the chance, we'll be back!

9 comments:

JohnD said...

Absolutely enjoy eating at the older style diners! Love the atmosphere and so much better than the sterile environment of "Tjhe Golden Arches"

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I will go just for that Chocolate pie...All the rest? Not for me...!

Anvilcloud said...

Sounds like not just good but fun too.

photowannabe said...

Love that program and sure wish I could eat at some of those places. This one sounds like a delightful experience. You made me drool just looking at the pictures. Yummmm!

Gill - That British Woman said...

I take a piece of each of the desserts please?

Gill

Wendy said...

Yum! Everything sounds delicious! But most of all are the desserts!!!

stardust said...

Hi, Shammickite! Looks like very nice eating experience and your photos convey cozy atmosphere of the restaurant. Yes, the desserts really made my mouth water! Rick is resting his feet on the counter with shoes on as you wrote. I know that posture would be casual, relaxed, and friendly manner, but no-no in my culture, so my eyes got glued to that.

Dave said...

Sure seems like a nice place to eat. That food sounds tasty - Dave

Ginnie said...

Sometimes you just have to be there, right??!! :) I'd go in a New York minute.