I Ate At Mark’s Feed Store For The First Time

I was trying to figure out what to write today and all I could really figure out was that I was going to write about some food I ate at a place I’d never been before in a city I’ve lived in for almost two years.

This is what I ordered.

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I don’t actually remember what it all was called. I only took the one picture and I didn’t take notes. I think it’s a pork sandwich, some sort of stew, and onion fries. Our server was really nice even though we came in late during the last thirty minutes that the kitchen was open and she knew the menu well and she helped me pick my food because I don’t know a damn thing about barbecue because I don’t like to get my hands messy.

Okay, I googled the place and there’s a menu online. Burgoo is what the stew is called. Burgoo.

The burgoo was just a little annoyingly spicy, which might be how burgoo is supposed to be, I have no idea, because I don’t know anything about burgoo. I want to go back, but I don’t want to get the burgoo again, because it was annoyingly spicy and I had to drink my Coke too fast and pee too much. The pork sandwich was good, though. The half I ate there was, anyway. I ate slow and had to get a to-go box because my friend and I talked too much about life and forgot to eat while it was hot. I also got on Grindr too much, because this Mark’s Feed Store is on Bardstown Road in Louisville and that’s where all the gay people go to sit in bars, not gay bars but “all inclusive bars” (here’s an article from the Leo Weekly about the concept), and get intoxicated. I didn’t go to any of the bars after my friend and I ate because I actually really had to pee.

Anyway, I found some guy on Grindr to show my friend and we talked about that while my food got cold, and the next morning I heated my pork sandwich up in the microwave and ate it, most of it. My cat took some, because she’s a cat like that. So I guess Mark’s Feed Store is pretty rad.

I give Mark’s Feed Store three out of four gay bars.

Mark’s Feed Store has several locations in Louisville, as well as locations in Elizabethtown, KY and New Albany, IN.

Author: Eric

Eric Shay Howard is a writer living in Louisville, KY. He has a BA in English from the University of Louisville. He is the editor of Likely Red, a literary magazine.

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