A couple of Sundays ago we ventured away from our roots at Highland Park First Baptist Church to travel to Liberty, Kentucky so Jason could preach at Poplar Grove Baptist Church. Poplar Grove is a small, quaint, country church where you feel nothing but welcome, warm, and loved. We had a beautiful country drive - albeit some curvy roads - and arrived at our destination just in time for Sunday School.
After Sunday School, we made our way into the homey little sanctuary to hear a Gideon speaker and to hear Jason preach. After hearing an awesome sermon and getting lots of hugs, thank yous and handshakes, one of the deacons invited us out to lunch with him and his wife. We graciously accepted.
We found ourselves following the couple through the beautiful countryside and amongst the vivid colored trees to the little town of Liberty. We ended up at this little local restaurant right in the heart of downtown Liberty (which is a population of about 50, I think) called The Village. This is a well-known establishment by the locals.
As soon as you walk through the door the aroma of fried chicken hits you in the face. You immediately get in line at the buffet (where they serve you), choose your dessert first (if you choose to have one), salad next, main course (meat), veggies, and roll or cornbread. On this particular day there was fried chicken, roast beef w/gravy, and stuffed pork tenderloin. The sides were fried apples (plain or cinnamon), mashed potatoes, creamstyle corn, green beans, mixed veggies, and carrotts. Jason had fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and green beans of course (the meal of champions for him). I had fried chicken, mashed potatoes, fried cinnamon apples, and a roll....oh, and a piece of butterscotch pie too. :)
If you could get past the cigarette smoke wavering in the dining room, the place was cozy and welcoming; the food was delicious and "country cookin"; and the fellowship with this wonderful couple was so relaxing. I cannot wait until we visit again!
2 weeks ago