Drenching Your Turkey, Toast, and Bacon in Louisville, Kentucky
Sip a mint julep or two under the twin spires of Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, or swill some bourbon at the Maker's Mark or Jim Beam distilleries on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, but save your stomach for the Hot Brown, God's gift to sandwiches, at its birthplace, the historic, grand Brown Hotel in downtown Louisville. Turkey, bacon strips, and tomatoes are piled atop thick white toast, drenched in a white sauce made from Parmesan and Gruyere cheeses, and then broiled until the bread toasts and the sauce bubbles. It's a beaut, all right, a foodie's delight and your diet's worst nightmare. Your stomach will love you for it.