CORBIN — While it’s the 4th Annual Burger Week for Corbin, this is the first time Shep’s Place has had the opportunity to participate in the fun and flavorful week of burger excitement.

Shep’s Place, named after owner Mark Shepherd's last name and military nickname, opened in downtown Corbin in December 2018 and has seen a lot of success thus far. It’s also the second restaurant Shepherd has opened in Corbin, as he is also the owner of the popular Bubby’s BBQ, a restaurant that is also participating in this week’s event.

Shepherd, along with two of his partners, Brandon Shepherd and Guy Jones, opened the sports-themed restaurant.

Shepherd had been interested in bringing something different to downtown and seized the opportunity after learning of the closing of Corbin Cellars in September. After looking at several other downtown buildings, he said he really liked this one.

For Burger Week, Shepherd went with the Mushroom and Swiss Burger on Texas Toast.

“We really wanted to try this burger because it’s not offered on our menu,” Shepherd said of his Burger Week specialty. “It’s something different and I don’t think anybody else has this burger.”

Although Shep’s Place is closed on Wednesday, Shepherd said that just gives guests a day to get out and try other restaurants' burgers, and Shepherd encourages people to do so during Burger Week.

Shepherd paired the Mushroom and Swiss burger with Shep’s homestyle fries and a 32-ounce Michelob Ultra. Shepherd said the homestyle fries are some of the best around.

Times-Tribune Editor Erin Cox tried the burger during a video interview and said it had a really good flavor and noticed the flavor of the gravy that was on the burger. Shepherd said the burger was topped with brown gravy.

On a regular basis, patrons of Shep’s enjoy their favorite ball games on multiple televisions in a family-friendly atmosphere with a variety of foods including wings, pizzas and burgers.

Shep’s is located at 306 S. Main Street and opens at 11 a.m.

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