On Old Frankfurt Pike outside of Versailles, KY is a small deli next door to a historic Bed and Breakfast. Smack dab in the middle of horse country, this little deli is serving up some great food to great acclaim.
Guy Fieri of “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” named their "Big Brown" one of his Top 5 burgers! Griddled on the bun, with ham, bacon, tomato and white Cheddar Mornay sauce this was a burger I had to try for myself. Carrie and I both gave it a try, and were happy we did.
The burger patty was a little under seasoned to my taste, but the beef was wonderful and obviously fresh. The ham was a wonderful change to the traditional "Hot Brown", with great flavor and a superb salty-sweetness that helped tie the burgers flavors together. Thick sliced bacon, a fresh tomato, and a super creamy mornay sauce finished of this amazing sandwich well. I don't know if it's in my top 5, but it surely is in the top 10. The only things I would change are a little more salt on the patty, a thicker hunk of ham for texture, and a sharper cheese in the mornay.
Wallace Station is a great little deli, and a must stop destination if you find yourself between Frankfurt and Lexington. It's small homey atmosphere and historic details made it a great stop on our trip through horse and bourbon country in eastern Kentucky, and will have us stopping back in the next time we visit.