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AUG 2014

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40 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 8.14 To answer your question: Yes, there is a fake street sign that says "Andy Grifth Hwy." There are quilts. There is Coca-Cola wallpaper. My waitress takes quick strides over the black-and-white checkered foor. Here's how you know if a place has a bunch of regulars: The waitress — and it's almost always a waitress — asks for your order seconds after you slide into the booth, silently saying Who needs a menu? with her eyes as you mumble, "Gimme a minute." The Frontier Sunrise is two eggs, bacon or sausage, hash browns and a biscuit with gravy. No organic, free-range, cage-free BS here. I get the Frontier Sunrise. "I love breakfast for supper," my waitress says. The food comes on two plates from Grandma's cupboard. — JM How special can a ham biscuit really be? I thought as I stepped inside the Anchorage Cafe, located in a former L&N railroad stop. I shouldn't have underestimated the Yelp reviewers' recommendation. The combination of a chive biscuit, salty (and not too fatty) country ham, cheese and spicy whole-grain mustard is perfect. The egg-white wrap with spinach, goat cheese and pesto is a good, lower-calorie choice. If you're the kind of person who can handle cafeine after 6 p.m., this place has a fancy Victoria Arduino espresso machine from Italy. The cafe shares its landscaped, well-shaded patio with the Village Anchor, so you'll probably run into that restaurant's early dinner crowd as you eat breakfast. — AT The Kitchen is way down of Cane Run Road, billowing LG&E smokestacks in its backyard. When I enter, the waitress asks if I know what I want before I sit down, then again before I've had a chance to look at the menu, then a third time like 30 seconds after that. This place must have more regulars who know their order by heart than the Frontier Diner. The walls remind me of a Gatlinburg cabin, a Christmas decoration or two out year-round. Hanging pictures hit the down-home trifecta: Elvis, John Wayne and Barney Fife. Another important trinity, according to a small wooden sign, is the three F's: faith, family and friends. TV screens show CMT. The baked skillet I order holds three scrambled eggs ladled with sausage gravy and blan- keted in hash browns and Cheddar. "What's he having?" a guy at the table next to mine asks my waitress. "Skillet," she says. "Skillet?" he says. "I'll have that. It looks goooood." It's a Monday evening. A woman with a microphone cues up the music and describes herself as the evening's entertainment. She sings "Be My Baby" by the Ronettes and "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" by the Shirelles. She's goooood. "Are you having a good time?" she asks between songs. "Your mouths are stufed, so just nod if you are." — JM 5pm 5PM Four Sisters 2246 Frankfort Ave. 6pm 6PM Frontier Diner 7299 Dixie Hwy. 8pm 8PM Anchorage Cafe 11505 Park Road, Anchorage Rush-hour trafc is backed up, stopped for the train that crosses Frankfort Avenue, but I'm sitting in a cozy chair by the window of this former Victorian house deciding if I want sparkling wine with my crêpes. I listen to four ladies lingering over tea, discussing rental property. Two college students, home for summer break, talk about how much better life is in California. This place has a relaxed, cofee-house atmosphere and nobody's going to be rushed. My frst crêpe has sliced smoked salmon, a healthy scoop of cream cheese and a side of capers (Four Sisters' version of a New York bagel with lox). The batter is less egg-y than other crêpes I've had. (That's a good thing.) The crêpe, which came highly recommended, was flled with strawberry and banana slices and Nutella. Topped with powdered sugar and whipped cream to ensure it's super sweet. If you want a more traditional breakfast, order a crêpe with ham, egg and cheese. And cofee and espresso drinks. My receipt says, "Welcome to Four Sisters, the nest of goodness." — AT 7pm 7PM The Kitchen 5300 Cane Run Road The Cafe Frontier Diner

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