Food and Drink in Winchester, KY
Local and regional cuisine usually defines an area and Winchester is no different. Residents and visitors can enjoy a variety of restaurants in Winchester and the surrounding region, some featuring local flavors and farm-to-table recipes as well as wines and beers from around the State of Kentucky.
Morse Brothers Culinary is a tasty family affair for Jerry Morse and his three sons‚ Jevan‚ 28; Jerry A.‚ 30; and Jerad‚ 32. A restaurant-industry veteran‚ the elder Jerry Morse decided to open the catering business three years ago. He says he saw an underserved market in the Winchester area. He also likes the people in Clark County. “I have never been in a circumstance here where people aren’t appreciative‚” Morse says. “They are always willing to go out of their way for you.”
Ale-8-One‚ the soft drink unique to Kentucky‚ has a hot new product. The company that has been in Winchester since 1926 is now producing salsa along with its signature ginger ale beverage. The salsa is a relish mixture made with Kentucky tomatoes‚ peppers and the ginger flavor of Ale-8-One. This follows the company introducing Diet Ale-8 in 2003 – the first new product since the company was originally founded.
In Kentucky, true Bluegrass cuisine means much more than a bucket of the Colonel’s crispy, fried chicken. For an authentic taste of the Bluegrass state, residents and visitors alike head to Sid’s Place, located at 1945 Bypass Road. The full-service, sit-down restaurant has become a Winchester favorite since opening in December 2007. “I felt a need for a new restaurant in Winchester and decided to go for it,” says David Sidwell, a 30-year restaurant veteran who co-owns the popular eatery with Bram Clarke.