Local family restaurant going strong for 25-years
By Veronika Well
Barren County Progress
If you’ve been around Glasgow much, you already know the place, but if you don’t, put it on your bucket list.
A Little Taste of Texas celebrated 25 years on Saturday, December 14th. Glasgow native, Kat Farrell, and her family moved to Houston, Texas for her Dad’s job when she was in first grade. Raised a city girl for 25 years before she and her mother, Alice Palmore Lane, had a dream to come home and open up a restaurant. With her Dad’s support, the family brought a true authentic Texas experience back with them and opened up A Little Taste of Texas on December 14, 1994. From a variety of steaks and burgers to grilled salmon to fried green tomatoes and even homemade desserts, there’s no wonder why they are still going strong 25 years later.
Kat’s Father, Ken Lane, became the face of the restaurant in the early years. Her parents eventually stepped down and she and her brother, Mark Lane, the resident chef run the restaurant today.
I had the pleasure of sitting down around one of her tables in her busy restaurant and hear the story of how it all came to be and how she has no regrets. She spoke of trials that exhausted her, a time of moving locations before coming back to its original birthplace, the differences between city life and country life, and then loss of her father, who had helped make it all happen.
“I am thankful for the bonds that I have been able to build. The friendships. The time spent together with my family, doing it together.” Kat said with a smile.“You just don’t see those relationships like that in the city.”
As she reflected, we were surrounded by full tables of families and co-workers, people laughing and telling their own stories, making memories. There are pictures all over the walls and even a painting of Ken riding a horse. There is a true atmosphere of being home. It’s no surprise that you will often see people waiting outside just to get a bite.