Nelson Green, owner of Harper House, in studio, November 16, 2017
Nelson Green, owner of the Harper House, was in studio Thursday morning for WPKY’s Business Spotlight.
The Harper House opened on June 24th and is located right off I-24 on US68/80 in Cadiz. The restaurant is composed of three grain bins, the only grain bin restaurant known in the United States, and is split into three different sections, one of which houses Triplets BBQ. The Harper House side also includes the Grainery Bar where they have a stage and baby grand piano and have live music every night.
Nelson then told listeners that the Harper House is an eclectic southern steakhouse that offers fresh, local, and from scratch dishes. All steaks are cut in house and most of it is sourced from Jolly Beef, which is owned by Seven Springs Farms in Cadiz. Triplets BBQ is a regional heritage BBQ place that uses as much local meats as possible and offers both pork and beef BBQ, including a beef brisket that Nelson has been perfecting for the past 8 years. She said that they smoke the meat for 18 hours and every plate they send out of the kitchen is fresh off the smoker.
Nelson then let listeners know that Harper House will be open on Thanksgiving from 11AM to 7PM and will be offering a full Thanksgiving spread including smoked ham, full turkey spread, brisket, and all the sides and fixin’s. They still have several reservations available and reservations can be made quickly and easily online at harperhouseky.com. Then on the day after Thanksgiving they will be having a Honky Tonk at Triplets BBQ. Alonzo Pennington will be performing from 8:30PM to midnight and they’ll also have a bonfire outside. The Grainery Bar will be open as well. Then on Sunday, November 26th they’ll have their very first brunch from 10AM to 3PM and they’ll serve big city brunch items as well as a full service coffee and juice bar.
Nelson then took some time to talk about the name sake of the restaurant. When she was a child she had a nanny stay with her several days during the week because her parents worked full time. Her nanny was Lorine Harper and Nelson became very close to her as she grew up. Mrs. Harper was the first one to introduce her to cooking, teaching her how to make all the homemade southern dishes she loved. Mrs. Harper passed when Nelson was a sophomore in college in Las Vegas and she was unable to attend the funeral, so when she was looking for a name for the restaurant Harper House just felt right.
The Harper House is open Tuesdays through Thursdays from 5 to 9PM and Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10PM, and will be open for brunch on Sundays from 10AM to 3PM starting November 26th. Triplets BBQ is open Tuesdays through Sundays 11AM to 8PM and has a drive-thru for your convenience. You can visit them online at harperhouseky.com or Harper House on Facebook and Instagram, or you can contact them at 270-874-2858 for Harper House and 270-512-0215 for Triplets BBQ.
You can catch the full interview with Nelson Green below.