Road Trip Eats: 101 Ya Gotta Eat Here Places Across Kentucky

Road Trip Eats: 101 Ya Gotta Eat Here Places Across Kentucky

by Gary P. West

Hardcover

$24.95

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938905988
Publisher: Acclaim Press
Publication date: 09/01/2015
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

GARY P. WEST has simple criteria when it comes to writing books. “I only take on a project that I will enjoy writing about and I only write about something I think people will enjoy reading,” he says.

West grew up in Elizabethtown, Kentucky and attended Western Kentucky University before graduating from the University of Kentucky in 1967 with a journalism degree. At U.K. He was a daily sports editor for the Kentucky Kernel. Later he served as editor for the nation's largest civilian enterprise military newspaper at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. From there he was employed in the corporate advertising office of one of the country's largest insurance companies, State Farm Insurance in Bloomington, Illinois, where he was a copywriter.

He returned to Kentucky in 1972 where he began an advertising and publishing business. Along the way, for twelve years, he was the executive director of the Hilltopper Athletic Foundation at Western Kentucky University, and provided color commentary for Wes Strader on the Hilltopper Basketball Network.

In 1993, he became the executive director of the Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. He retired from there in 2006 to devote more time to his writing.

He is a freelance writer for several magazines in addition to writing a syndicated newspaper travel column, Out & About...Kentucky Style, for several papers across the state. Gary is in demand as a speaker and for book signings throughout Kentucky.

This is his ninth book. Previous books are King Kelley Coleman: Kentucky's Greatest Basketball Legend (2005), Eating Your Way Across Kentucky (2006), Eating Your Way Across Kentucky — The Recipes (2007), Shopping Your Way Across Kentucky (2009), 101 Must Places to Visit in Kentucky Before You Die (2009), The Boys From Corbin: America's Greatest Little Sports Town (2013), and co-authored Kentucky Colonels of the American Basketball Association: The Real Story of a Team Left Behind (2011) and Better Than Gold: Olympian Kenny Davis and the Most Controversial Basketball Game in History (2014).

Gary and his wife, Deborah, live in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

What People are Saying About This

Wes Berry

How wonderful that in this fast food era we can still get filled up at unique eateries, but if you're not a local you might just pass them by when traveling the main roads. Gary West, that wanna-be Duncan Hines, has intrepidly road tripped all over the Commonwealth sniffing out one-of-a-kind restaurants and diners. He should have a belly the size of a washtub, but instead it's only like a slightly deflated basketball. --Wes Berry, author of The Kentucky Barbecue Book

Kentucky Monthly - Stephen M. Vest

Gary P. West is the modern-day Duncan Hines. Not only does he, like Hines, hail from Bowling Green, he has personally traveled the Commonwealth in search of Kentucky's best dining establishments and presents them in his legendary well-written style. West is to Kentucky restaurants what Guy Fieri is to Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

Byron Crawford

No one in Kentucky knows more good places to eat than my friend, Gary West. Gary takes us beyond the chain restaurants to those great little places along the side streets and back roads that are often a secret to everyone but local folks. Gary's been there! If your car has a library, keep this book within easy reach. Road Trip Eats takes you places where you're still more than a number and the food's so good you can't wait to take your friends. --Byron Crawford, Kentucky Living Magazine

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