The Taste Bud: A trip back to youthful innocence (and Po Folks Restaurant)

The Taste Bud: A trip back to youthful innocence (and Po Folks Restaurant)
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Kevin Gibson grew up in Clarksville, Indiana.

During the 1960s, Clarksville’s pancake-flat, easily transformed terrain and proximity to the interstate highway made it ideally suited to become Southern Indiana’s first iteration of what we’d now call “sprawl,” but at the time was celebrated simply as “progress.”

In culinary terms, Clarksville soon became the area epicenter for chain and franchise restaurants. One of them was Po Folks, which Kevin considers in today’s installment of “The Taste Bud.”

The Taste Bud: Revisiting Memories of Po Folks Restaurant

Who remembers Po Folks restaurant? I recently got into a conversation with a friend about the place and later decided to do a little research. You know what? Po Folks still exists.

More on that later.

For the uninitiated, Po Folks was sort of a Cracker Barrel clone and was named after the 1961 country...Read more