Mexican BBQ served in a KY Cathedral
I want to start by going back to my first visit to TGI Fridays. This was in Lexington and this was 1984. I was in high school at a speech tournament, and I don’t think any of us can eat to look around at all the cool stuff on the walls.
RESTAURANTS WITH ATMOSPHERE
I had never seen decor like this in a restaurant and it simply fascinated me. A few years later, I ate at Darryl’s in Evansville. Talk about atmosphere. I seem to remember eating at a table that was in an old Ferris wheel car if I’m not mistaken. Again, I risked eating cold food because I kept looking around.
As much as I like a good atmosphere in a restaurant, the food has to ALWAYS be good for me to recommend it. Luckily, I’ve had far more restaurant successes than bad ones, and that’s especially true in the Highlands, up and down Bardstown Road in Louisville.
This is my favorite area of Derby City, but I would need to think a bit before naming my favorite restaurant.
A RESTAURANT IN A CATHEDRAL — NOW IT IS ATMOSPHERE
The one I always see but have never visited is Noche Mexican BBQ. If you’re on Bardstown Road, you can’t miss it. It is in a big and beautiful old cathedral.
Don’t ask me why I never went there. I love Mexican food and I love good barbecue, and this combination seems like an opportunity not to be missed.
Oh god, I just saw smoked wings with spicy mole as a sauce option. Now I’m super hungry. (By the way, never say “mole sauce”; “mole” MEANS sauce.)
MEXICAN BARBECUE NOCHE — FOOD, ATMOSPHERE, HOSPITALITY
I will say this. I checked out the amazing menu, and the further down you go, the more expensive it gets. But around the “tacos” or “premium tacos” sections, everything seems reasonable. And I’m sure the portions are huge; restaurants do it now. But it seems that everything is good at Noche – the food, the atmosphere and the hospitality.
THE CONVERSION OF CHURCHES INTO RESTAURANTS IS NOT UNKNOWN
As unusual as it is to convert a church into a restaurant, it’s not the rarest thing in the world, I’ve found.
I know it’s weird to review a restaurant before you’ve even been there. But I put it on my radar and maybe you will too.
I mean, it’s a Mexican barbecue in a CATHEDRAL. How cool is that?
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