Good Heavens – thank you!!!!

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Some days you just feel like it’s going to be a great day!  Today sure was one of those days!!!  You’ve already seen the cheeseburger above, and yes it’s is a certified 5 Pickle burger!!  No doubt about that, the best news is it’s only about 12 miles from my house!!  You know excited that makes me!  Even better the burger is from a great new restaurant in London, Kentucky run by the Greer family, J.R. Greer, Jr and his Dad, we all call him Elmo.  Elmo married Marsha Saylor who was the younger sister of one of my best high school friends,  Susan Saylor in Harlan, Kentucky, and that makes them almost family!!!  But you know the rules this is an honest rating, I don’t do any other kind, their burger is great!!!!  Did you hear 5 pickles!!!  Congrats JR,  that puts you in some high company!



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The  Smokin’ Barrell is located right off I-75, at the North London Exit, ( Exit 41), at 41 Shiloh Drive, London, Kentucky 40741.  Put it in your GPS and check them out when you’re traveling North or South on I-75


They have great Bar B Q,  well I am sure they do, their sweet rib sauce is some of the best I’ve tasted, and lots of other great menu items!  I’m going to do my journalistic duty and go back and try some more things,  for you guys – of course!!   Aren’t I a nice guy!


Speaking of nice the best thing of all was JR and I talked and our faith came up and he showed me a video of him playing the piano with some great gospel hymns with the guys on music night, wow that is exciting, an incredible burger and new brother in the Lord, could this be any better!



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Hey I’m serious, this place is wonderful and they will soon have a Bill Fortney original hanging on their wall in the place, no they didn’t buy one,  they didn’t even know who I was, I just want you to see it when you drop in for a burger!




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9 Responses

  1. Jim in Bloomington says:

    Life truly is good!

  2. admin says:

    Gotta take you here!!!!!

  3. JR says:

    I heard a good story today of an Eloise Fortney who made some world class BBQ up in Harlan Kentucky! Safe travels my friend hope to see you soon

    • admin says:

      My mother, (Eloise) and my father Wlilliam made 8 Gallon of pulled pork Bar B Q a week and paid for my brother Homer and my college education doing so. I still have the recipe for the one gallon size order, and make it often! The sauce is killer, if you twist my arm I will share it!

  4. Rodney McKnight says:

    My mouth is watering!!!

  5. Roger Bondie says:

    Mr. Fortney; you need to try a ‘Moose Burger” at Levi’s in Winfield TN. It’s not as close as London, KY but is still just south of the state line on US 27.

    A friend took me there about six weeks ago, and my wife and I have been there three times since. The first time there I thought “I have to tell Bill about this burger.”

    So if your going to the Big South Fork area some tim; give it a try. BTW i have no relationship to the restaurant. I just thought I’d tell you about their burger, in return for the tip about “Five Guys” in Clinton and this post reminded me.

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