It’s a special edition of EatDrinkTalk with special guest Tony Palombino, who came to the Louisville.am studio to talk about a controversial review of his Joella’s Chicken restaurant. The crux of the matter for Palombino is his accusation that reviewer is the work of a non-existent writer who authored his scathing commentary on KitchenBanter.com, which is owned by chef Griffin Paulin. Steve digs in to the conflict with Palombino in an entertaining interview.
Two local restaurant openings made headlines this week, and Steve sat down with Guy Fieri at the opening of the celebrity’s 4th Street Live! Smokehouse. Fieri turned out to be as charming as advertised, and the restaurant seems poised to be a wonderful addition to the downtown dining scene. Over on East Main, Rick sampled Vietnamese cuisine at the new Pho Ba Luu, one of the fantastic new buildings there developed by Andy Blieden. In another headline-grabbing event, Steve had the scoop on Dallas McGarity’s new concept, The Fat Lamb, which is coming to the current Fontleroy’s spot in the Highlands.