Banchet became Chicago's first celebrity chef when he opened Le Francais in the suburbs in 1973. In 1980, Bon Appetit declared it America's best restaurant.
The 'Athens of the South' has much more than country music
The visitor-friendly Ohio River city offers sports, festivals, theater and a lively downtown.
WHERE TO STAY: The Brown Hotel, 335 W. Broadway; (502) 583-1234, www.brownhotel.com. This hotel dates to 1923, but doesn't look it; from the gorgeous lobby with its ornate ceiling work to the rehabbed and updated guest rooms (wireless Internet throughout the property), everything looks fresh and...
A sip -- or three -- of Kentucky's noble beverage