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Epicurean Kentuckian: World traveler finds a World's Best here

An ultimate endorsement for Betty's OK Country Cooking Pancakes

By Charles Marshburn

Betty's OK Country Restaurant. They still have the world's record for the best pancakes! I would love to have their recipe! - Charles Marshburn

Thanks, Charles Marshburn for a widely shared opinion. Wonder what else around here is "The World's Best," what other standout items are reason enough to return?


Linda Waggener, with whom I eat most meals, critiques restaurants this way - after we leave of course - with what about the restaurant might or might not merit an encore visit. Occasionally there is a dud meal, and she says, "There was nothing there that will be calling me back."

And we both like to use my father, E.P. Waggener's ultimate superlative, "It's the best I've ever eaten. It would take a premium at the fair," which was a ritual statement for every Sunday noon meal, always, in my childhood prepared by the best chef I've ever known, my mother, Audrey Chelf Waggener.

But outside our kitchen, there would be simple fare, which would be, for the rare restaurant consumed food of the day, which would be "the best I've ever eaten," and which would have taken "a premium at the fair,' like Young's Rexall's hand carved city ham with lettuce and a bit of mayo on white bread. Couldn't have been better. Slawburgers at A. Ennis' in Greensburg. Or Cantrell Rogers made-to-order late night burgers near Adair Memorial Hospital, or Pimento Cheese sandwiches with heavily creamed coffee and three heaping teaspoons of sugar at Collins Corner Drug, enough to power a boy on a bicycle through an afternoon Louisville Times paper route with 176 customers spread over every main street and a few side street in Columbia; or something so simply good as a Valomilk from E. Campbell's Columbia Supermarket.

As for places we're I guess, we're prone to vote with our dollars, and go to the places which provide something to call us back. Betty's Pancakes would be one of those.


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Epicurean Kentuckian: World's Best Pancake, writer says



2016-11-12 - OK Country Cooking, 2339 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, KY by Jessica (Little Bit) Murphy. OKCC photo (c) .
Charles Marshburn wrote, this morning, "Betty's OK Country Restaurant. They still have the world's record for the best pancakes! I would love to have their recipe! - Charles Marshburn. We couldn't get the recipe, but Jessica Murphy did send this picture to show just how yummy the pancakes look. - CM

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