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Chef Sara cooking in James Beard Foundation Kitchen

heart of kentucky at the james beard house

this past february, chef sara had the opportunity to cook at the famed james beard house in new york city

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an evening of john williams & friends costume contest

freight house is, and always has been, a huge proponent of the arts. we proudly showcase art from local, regional, and national artists on our walls….

chef sara talks how to organize shop and plan like a profressional chef

how to organize, shop, and plan like a professional chef

as we hope you know, one of chef sara’s missions as a restaurant owner and community figure is to share the knowledge she has gained throughout her education and professional career…

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top chef kentucky: chef sara to participate in upcoming season

chef sara will be competing in season 16 of top chef, which is set primarily in kentucky. get you first look at the upcoming season.

downtown paducah

lonely planet: under the radar usa – creativity & culture in paducah, kentucky

lonely planet makes the case for why paducah should be on everyone’s radar, and kindly shows freight house a little love along the way.

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chicago tribune: why visit paducah? because artists, preservationists and foodies think you should.

the chicago tribune seconded the notion that paducah is most certainly THE place to visit, for some really good reasons.

hot damn hot brown

thrillist: these bold new takes on southern classics are reinventing the region’s cuisine.

thrillist gave chef sara and freight house a shout out after getting wind of our hot damn hot brown in their reinvented southern cuisine feature.

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lexington herald leader: why visit paducah? because artists, preservationists and foodies think you should.

the lexington herald leader made its way to paducah to see what all of the hype was about, and showed chef sara, bebe, and freight house some love.

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paducah sun: local restaurant promotes asian carp

the paducah sun met with chef sara to discuss how this local fish made its way to the menu, and how eating it just might be the best solution to overpopulation.

shrimp and grits

styleblueprint: worthy of a road trip

styleblueprint nashville listed freight house as “worthy of a road trip” in a recent weekend update that showcases small towns with a lot to offer.

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wkms – something from nothing: sara bradley’s recipe for freight house

justin lewis of wkms interviewed chef sara for their “something from nothing” podcast, where she talks about her first experiences in the kitchen and how she came about bringing freight house to paducah.

spicy beer cheese

garden & gun: standout southern easter dishes 

garden & gun magazine once again shout out freight house’s famous spicy beer cheese on their list of standout dishes to elevate your easter gathering.

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garden & gun: an angel’s share in kentucky 

garden & gun profiled chef sara and her extensive bourbon collection, how she chooses her stock, and why we should be drinking it (and not saving).

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edible louisville: chef sara bradley & freight house, paducah

edible louisville shared the recent freight house feature from ky tourism’s “better in the bluegrass” initiative, where chef sara, and freight house were profiled as one of the “featured restaurants” in kentucky.

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kentucky tourism: better in the bluegrass

kentucky tourism recently launched a campaign to promote the culinary arts in kentucky, highlighting the state’s incredible culinary diversity. freight house is listed as the featured restaurant for the western kentucky region on kentucky tourism’s list of featured restaurants.

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thrillist: the best small-town restaurant in every state

thrillist created a list of what they deemed the best small-town restaurants in every state. freight house was named best in kentucky.

san cristobal sabores y saberes

paducah sun: paducah delegation brings flavors, ideas from mexico

the paducah sun breaks down paducah, and freight house’s participation in the “sabores y saberes” festival, where chef bradley, along with local aritsts and musicians, cooked, performed and entertained in san cristobal de las casas, mexico.

san cristobal sabores y saberes trip

wkms: paducah to be featured at artisanal and gastronomic festival in mexico

wkms highlights the upcoming trip by chef bradley to san cristobal de las casas, mexico, where she, alongside other paducah artists, were invited to participate in the “sabores y saberes” artisanal and gastronomic festival.

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wkms: two kentucky chefs to bring taste of bluegrass to james beard house

wkms profiled the “heart of kentucky” dinner at the james beard house, which featured chef sara and chef ouita michel.

chef sara bradley paducah entrepreneur of the year

wpsd: sara bradley named entrepreneur of the year

the paducah area chamber of commerce celebrated local businesses and nonprofit organizations with awards during its annual meeting and business celebration. freight house chef and proprietor sara bradley was named paducah’s entrepreneur of the year.

chef sara bradley paducah entrepreneur of the year

west kentucky star: chef sara to represent kentucky at NYC event

the west kentucky star provided a feature on chef sara in anticipation of the james beard foundation dinner.

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paducah sun: freight house chef to cook at acclaimed NYC eatery

the paducah sun interviewed chef sara about her invitation to cook at the famed james beard house to promote kentucky cuisine.

blue snapper at freight house

lexington herald reader: kentucky chefs will wow culinary scene with carp, chicken livers

the lexington herald reader gives a rundown of chefs sara bradley and ouita michel ahead of their james beard foundation dinner.

ale-8-one comeback

food & wine: why restaurants are obsessing over ale-8-one

food & wine magazine profiled chef bradley, and other kentucky chefs, who have been incorporating the famous kentucky soft drink into their cooking processes.

hosting the perfect dinner party

mccracken county public library: how to host the perfect dinner party

chef bradley hosted a class at the mccracken county public library on how to host the perfect dinner party for the local public, including tips, tricks, and a full menu for your event.


fine cooking: chef’s must-have tools

chef bradley lists one of her must-have tools everyone should have in their kitchen.

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chicago tribune: ​former chicago chef returns home

the chicago tribune profiled chef bradley and freight house for the lifestyle and travel section.

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midwest living: weekend getaway in paducah, ky

midwest living featured paducah, ky in its regional travel section, listing freight house as one of the ways to “taste paducah.”

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jen around the world: the first and only farm to table restaurant in paducah, ky

jennifer sikora, a lifestyle, food and travel blogger, visited the freight house and wrote a review based on her experience.

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edible louisville: bluegrass favorite restaurant/chef

chef bradley was featured on edible louisville’s local hero awards, receiving their “favorite restaurant/chef” title in the bluegrass region.

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garden & gun: when beer meets cheese

garden & gun featured the famous freight house beer cheese recipe and a little bit about its kentucky heritage for their section titled “the skillet.”


great bourbon bars: freight house

freight house is proud to be included in the list of america’s great bourbon bars.

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tasting table: best small towns for food in the us

freight house was featured as one of the destinations to eat in tasting table’s “best small towns for food in the united states.”

apple bourbon crisp

usa today: fall’s juiciest apple dishes and drinks

usa today featured freight house’s apple bourbon crisp on their list of “fall’s juiciest apple dishes and drinks.”


know where your food comes from: farm to table dining

freight house is listed on the “know where your food comes from” website promoting local and sustainable agriculture that cares for people, animals, land and water.

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the southern: chef sara bradley and freight house return to her roots

the southern life & style section featured an in-depth interview with chef bradley regarding her paducah ties, her mission, and how she is working to redefine southern cooking.

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thrillist: underrated southern towns you need to be spending a lot more time in.

thrillist named freight house “must-eat food” in paducah in this list of underrated southern towns you need to be spending a lot more time in.

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wkms underwriter spotlight: freight house restaurant

dixie lynn, and underwriter for wkms in murray, profiled freight house for the news organization shortly after opening.

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paducah life: new southern cuisine for downtown paducah

profile in paducah life magazine of chef bradley and freight house to announce the opening and chef bradley’s deep ties to the community.

grilling at midtown

midtown market: fire up the grill

midtown market invited chef bradley to come and grill some of her own favorite flavors for the summertime.

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wpsd: farm to table food coming to paducah

wpsd feature on chef sara bradley and the grand opening of freight house, western kentucky’s first farm to table restaurant.

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wkms: meet the chef of freight house

chef bradley’s interview with wkms prior to freight house’s grand opening.

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