The One Must-Eat Food in Every State ~ Kentucky: Hot Brown | The Brown Hotel | Louisville ... Sometimes, the original isn’t the best. Just look at Terminator 2. Or Gallagher II, for that matter. But when it comes to the Hot Brown -- Kentucky's legendary open-face turkey, bacon, and Mornay sauce masterpiece -- the original at the Brown Hotel remains the best. With respect to the Colonel and Billy Ray Cyrus, it’s the tastiest icon Kentucky has birthed.