Wes Berry Interview on Midday Live 3/20/13 – Wes Berry, author of “The Kentucky Barbecue Book” and host of WBKO’s “Go Local” segments of Amy Hess’s “The Local Traveler”, joins Tina Jennings to talk about his book and his love of smoked meats and the Bluegrass State.
Maple Syrup Festival in Auburn, KY on WBKO Go Local – 4th Annual Maple Syrup Festival at the Federal Grove Bed and Breakfast in Auburn, Kentucky.
Abraham Lincoln Revisits His Boyhood Home on WBKO Go Local – WBKO Go Local host Wes Berry, park ranger Stacy Humphreys, and our 16th President are back for Part II of our Lincoln series. We learn more about Honest Abe’s childhood adventures–including his near-drowning–as we visit his boyhood home at Knob Creek.
Kentucky’s King Leo Lovin Maple Surp – Host Wes Berry and King Leo Brooks talk Kings, pancakes and leg shakes at the Federal Grove Maple Syrup Festival. Check out other KY fun at WBKO Go Local on Facebook or at on our YouTube Channel.
Abraham Lincoln’s Birthplace National Park on WBKO Go Local – Come join Wes Berry as he visits the symbolic birthplace cabin of Abraham Lincoln and tours the first Lincoln Memorial.
Kentucky Boys & Spirits at Wino’s Depot on WBKO Go Local – Host Wes Berry talks organic wines, Kentucky vines, craft beers, and Pappy Van Winkle in this cozy segment of WBKO Go Local, a segment of The Local Traveler.
Nashville’s Parthenon on WBKO Go Local – Host Wes Berry visits a true gem of the South and speaks with Wesley Paine, curator of The Parthenon. They talk Nashville history, classic and contemporary American art, and stand in awe of a 40+ foot tall goddess.
Hidden River Cave & American Cave Museum on WBKO Go Local – Host Wes Berry ventures into the heart of darkness of a huge Kentucky cave, down under the tiny town of Horse Cave, his birthplace and home to America’s largest cave museum.
400 Degrees Nashville Hot Chicken on WBKO Go Local – Host Wes Berry, author of The Kentucky Barbecue Book, talks with hot chicken queen Aqui Simpson. She lights his fire with her unique 400 Degrees pork chop, and Wes talks with local chickaholics about the addictiveness of this Nashville specialty.
Mama Lou’s BBQ, Uno, Kentucky on WBKO Go Local – Host Wes Berry, author of The Kentucky Barbecue Book, visits Mama Lou’s, one of the best mom and pop homecooking joints in the Commonwealth.
Kentucky Repertory Theatre at Horse Cave on WBKO Go Local – Host Wes Berry visits the Kentucky Repertory Theatre and learns about big city drama in a small rural town.
Mammoth Cave Transplants on WBKO Go Local Part 2 – Wes checks out some Poinsettias that Janet grows at Mammoth Cave Transplants.
Mammoth Cave Transplants on WBKO Go Local Part 1 – Wes Berry visits Janet Dennison, owner of Mammoth Cave Transplants, and learns about their progression from a tobacco greenhouse to only transplanting flowers and trees. Join Wes as he explores their cool, “jungle” like setup and learns about transplanting some beautiful flowers.
Novo Dolce Espresso Bar on WBKO Go Local – Wes Berry checks out one of the many Bosnian eateries in Bowling Green, KY. We enjoy some creative coffee drinks, exquisite sandwiches, tasty pizza, and many flavors of gelato among other desserts. Join us as Wes hangs out with some cool people from Bosnia.
Corsair Artisan Distillery on WBKO Go Local – Host Wes Berry talks with Clay Smith about micro-distilling and samples Corsair’s twisted whiskeys made with atypical grains.
Kentucky State BBQ Festival on WBKO Go Local – Wes Berry goes to Danville KY, where he attends the Danville KY BBQ Festival. On day one we visit a Bourbon Barrel Auction for charity. Then on day two, Wes grubs on some of the best barbecue cooked by Pit Masters from all over and interviews some really passionate barbecue people. Join us as we have some fun at the Danville BBQ Festival!
Instruments of American Excellence & More-The Kentucky Museum at WKU on WBKO Go Local – Wes explores the Kentucky Museum located on the beautiful campus of Western Kentucky University. Join us as we talk to Dan Murph and Timothy Mullin about all of the interesting exhibits Kentucky Museum has to offer.
Mattress Making at Trent Bedding on WBKO Go Local – The crew visits a mattress factory in Tennessee and talks with the charismatic owner of Trent Bedding in Bowling Green to learn about getting quality sleep products made right here at home.
Buy Local, Eat Well: Marksbury Farm Market on WBKO Go Local – Host Wes Berry tours the butcher counter and abattoir of this Kentucky Proud country market / farm / slaughtering facility and learns how Marksbury Farms raises animals with care, supports local farmers, slaughters respectfully, and sells some of the most wholesome delicious meats and charcuterie products available.
The Twisted Sifter Cake Shoppe and Cupcakes, Danville, Kentucky on WBKO Go Local – Host Wes Berry talks with Cupcake Queen Pam Birt about real butter, fresh starts, her booming business, and drunken cupcakes. And Wes gets his hands dirty trying to do the fancy swirl.
High Voltage! WRECC on WBKO Go Local – Host Wes Berry stops by a tree trimming operation in Warren County, Kentucky, and learns about high voltage in the Bluegrass.
Fall Festival at Jackson’s Orchard on WBKO Go Local – Host Wes Berry visits a regional favorite, Jackson’s Orchard, in Bowling Green, and talks with owner Bill Jackson about apple growing in Kentucky, apple varieties, the secret to their delicious cider, and also takes a hay ride to the pumpkin patch and corn maze, where kids go wild.
Farm to Table Part III: Home Cafe on WBKO Go Local – Chef Josh Poling of Home Cafe in Bowling Green specializes in creative spins on comfort foods and locally sourced ingredients. Host Wes Berry catches Josh on their popular burger night and feasts on a gourmet burger made from beef ground at Rian’s Fatted Calf and topped with Tennessee foie gras.
Farm to Table Part II: Need More Acres Farm on WBKO Go Local – Host Wes Berry sweats the summer humidity as local food advocates Nathan and Michelle Howell show how they grow an incredible amount of healthy produce on a small piece of land in southcentral Kentucky.
Farm to Table Part I: Rian’s Fatted Calf on WBKO Go Local – Rian Barefoot, a motorcycle-riding butcher in Bowling Green, talks with host Wes Berry about quality meats, Kentucky Proud products, and the ground beef he grinds for Home Cafe’s popular gourmet burger night.
Moore’s Country Sausage, Barren Co. on WBKO Go Local – Host Wes Berry talks with Joe Michael Moore, his high school football coach, about Joe’s 7th generation family farm in Barren County, raising happy hogs, out-of-this-world bacon, grass-fed cattle, and the benefits of eating locally.
Famous Monroe County BBQ at R & S on WBKO Go Local – Host Wes Berry visits R & S Barbecue in Tompkinsville, Kentucky, for a talk with owner Anita Hamilton, the flashiest barbecue queen around, who explains the history of the unique Monroe County style and the slave camp roots of the sauce. Anita then fills Wes’s belly with smoky treats from her hickory-coal fired pits.
Monroe County Style Barbecue on WBKO Go Local – Collins Barbecue in Gamaliel, KY – Host Wes Berry travels the knobby hills to Gamaliel, Kentucky to interview pitmaster Wormie and learn about the famous and mysterious Monroe County dip that defines southcentral Kentucky barbecue.
Country Market Bon Ayr Store and Deli on WBKO Go Local – Host Wes Berry visits Barren County, Kentucky to talk with Gabe Esters, owner and master bread maker at this charming country market where you can meet the locals and savor a whopping deli sandwich on Gabe’s homemade sourdough bread
Famous Kentucky Burgers at Dovie’s Cafe on WBKO Go Local – Host Wes Berry chows down on three grease-dripping burgers at Dovie’s Cafe, a Kentucky landmark, in the southcentral town of Tompkinsville and lives to tell about it.
Kentucky Action Park on WBKO Go Local – Host Wes Berry tackles the Alpine Slide and loses some skin at one of Mammoth Cave’s favorite family fun parks.
Mammoth Cave Adventures on WBKO Go Local – Host Wes Berry flies through the trees on a zipline tour at Mammoth Cave Adventures, gets his stomach flipped on the Giant Swing, and takes a plunge off the Mammoth Cave Drop Tower. Adrenaline-filled fun in cave country.