It’s another exciting week of eating and drinking in one of the nation’s busiest event towns. While Carolyn is off in the from tundra of Iceland, Rick has been busy getting ready for America’s most popular drinking holiday. Actually, Halloween falls in behind St. Patrick’s and New Year’s in terms to alcohol consumption, but what’s more fun than dressing up as someone else and consuming pumpkin-spiced (or chocolate-infused) drinks.
As I learned from my guests, Saturday is chock full of ways to combine socializing with spooky, starting with an all-day shopping party at Work the Metal in Butchertown. Valerie Terry tells us why shopping is a perfect holiday adventure. Ballotin Whiskey’s Paul Tuell has concocted some special recipes, and they do involve chocolate-flavored whiskey, for the event. He’s also leading us to the St. Matthews Bar Crawl, with 11 establishments participating in the event.
Still, the biggest event coming to these parts is next week’s Equestricon, a world-class trade show being held for the second time ever Oct. 29-30, coinciding with next week’s Breeders Cup. Also, David Danielson’s takeover of the Old Stone Inn in Simpsonville becomes official when it opens for business Oct. 26. Have you noticed all the activity at 2nd and Liberty? That’s where the long-anticipated sports bar/restaurant concept Griff’s is inching its way toward an opening date.
Our friends at Fourth Street Live! aren’t missing out on the Halloween craziness. The venue’s Wicked Wonderland party on Saturday is offering up four $1,000 prizes for the best costumes. Thanks for tuning in to EatDrinkTalk.
Welcome to the city’s only podcast devoted to the city’s culinary scene. This week, that local scene lost a giant, a legend, when Dean Corbett passed away after a heart attack. It’s no exaggeration to say that anyone who worked in a restaurant in this town knew Chef Deano. His work with multiple charities may have been his largest legacy.
We look back on Dean’s life, and share with you an interview Rick did with him in 2014. In hearing Corbett talk about this life, his family and his work, you understand the man’s passion and sense of humor, and his pure love of his restaurants and the chefs he’s worked with.
In the second part of the show, there’s some speculation about what happened with the Bluegrass Burger operation on Frankfort Avenue, which abruptly closed over the weekend. After our recording, we learned that Dan Borsch is taking over the site for the second-ever Burger Boy. The first is an institution in Old Louisville. Also, this week’s Taste of Louisville at Churchill Downs features a silent disco, a term we just added to our vocabulary. And it’s almost Halloween, so our friends at Fourth Street Live have their spook on the “Wicked Wonderland Weekend.”
After having Amici Cafe owner Don Reinhardt on the show last week, Rick made a special trip to sample the White Pizza (white as a Donald Trump rally), and deemed it delicious. Carolyn raves about her birthday dinner on Frankfort Avenue’s At the Italian Table. But she’s getting no slack from Rick after admitting she had a burger at McDonald’s.
It’s all in a very interesting episode of EatDrinkTalk. Tune in, and tell your friends.
We’re carbing up here on EatDrinkTalk with Amici owner Don Reinhardt. He’s got a great story, one that originates in Valley Station, detours all across the country and end up a year ago in Old Louisville, where he bought Amici Cafe. His changes include all-new marketing which puts the spotlight on Mama, and a highly-entertaining menu, with one dish described as being as white as a Donald Trump rally.
We’re strongly considering a trip to Amici this weekend, primarily because the world-famous Garvin Gate Blues Festival is happening right down the street. Then, on Sunday, the Ironman is back weaving its way through many parts of the city.
Also, we’re talking up Vegan eats with the opening of V-Grits at the old Monkey Wrench. Carolyn’s Eat of the Week is a vegan taco enjoyed at Taco Luchador, while Rick raves about the Cajun Crawfish Linguine at Cafe Lou Lou.
All this and more on the city’s best and only podcast devoted to deliciousness, EatDrinkTalk.
We made it to October, and that means a few things are in order — first is Strassenfest, this weekend, at Fourth Street Live!. And it’s the unofficial holiday weekend that is the St. James Court Art Fair in Old Louisville.
Carolyn and Rick offer some awesome dining suggestions in Old Lou, including the quintessential culinary experience – the cheeseburger at Burger Boy. Carolyn is preparing for her upcoming voyage to Iceland, and Rick has some advice on food options there.
Carolyn had a hankering for a hot dog, so her Eat of the Week was the Wabash Chili Dog at Lonnie’s in St. Matthews. Rick opted for a special Sunday breakfast, the Mama de Burrito at Con Huevos.
In the news, we report on the opening date for Grassa Gramma in Holiday Manor, the white nationalists who crashed a meeting at the Silver Dollar and a Butchertown Grocery expedition to find unique coffee beans in South America.
Thanks for listening to EatDrinkTalk, the city’s only podcast devoted to the city’s tremendous bars and restaurants.
We’re drying out after a soggy experience at Bourbon and Beyond, but we’re confident that the sun will return. And we’ve got plenty of news about the local restaurant scene.
First, though, we spent an afternoon at Butchertown Grocery, getting to know beverage director Nic Christiansen and her stellar lineup of concoctions, including the house favorite, Lady Midnight. Listen in to our interview, which took place upstairs at Lola’s.
Among the topics we tackle in the news segment are the new apostrophe-less ideas from Papa John(‘), the closing to Clifton’s Pizza and the sale of Joe Huber’s restaurant in Starlight, Ind.
At a star-studded VIP tent sponsored by Bardstown Bourbon Company, we ran into plenty of celebrities, and learned that our pal David Danielson is close to re-opening the Old Stone Inn in Shelbyville. We’re also ready for the new late-night spot on Main Street, Robyn’s Nest Bourbon Bistro.
Our Eat of the Week came from Cunningham’s Creekside on the River, where we tried a tasty blackened fish sandwich. Also, though, Rick tried Butchertown Grocery’s Chicken and Waffle, and a sweet beignet.
Coming soon to Fourth Street Live! is the annual Strassenfest, a family-friendly celebration of the city’s German heritage. Catch us every week at EatDrinkTalk.net and the Louisville.am network.
Welcome to the city’s only podcast devoted to its restaurant and bar scene, where this week Carolyn asks Rick for his opinion on porn — food porn, that is. The practice of taking photos of your food and posting on social media is prevalent enough that Yelp! has a list of the most popular local spots to do it.
Carolyn’s Eat of the Week comes from The Goat, the popular East End restaurant located in an apartment complex that’s getting rave reviews. Rick brings back a story from the Google cafeteria in Boulder. And here’s a scoop – Carolyn has the news that Jeff Brantley, our guest form the Logan Street Market a few weeks back, has settled on Bramble as the name of his new restaurant.
Our guest is Nick Swope, GM at Down One Bourbon Bar, who finally puts to rest the mystery of why the newly-remodeled hotspot was closed when Rick visited the night of the Rod Stewart show at the Yum! Center. Beyond that detail, Nick tells us about the success of Down One’s 30-minute lunch guarantee, the weekly Bluegrass set with HIckory Vaught, and why it’s always Bourbon Month there.
At Fourth Street Live!, there’s a fitness event and the upcoming Strassenfest to attract visitors, in addition to the venue’s outstanding restaurants and bars. Also this weekend, there’s the Kentucky Bourbon Festival in Bardstown to keep bourbon lovers busy.
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Thanks to our visit with Jeff Brantley and Sara Height, we can envision the thriving marketplace coming to Shelby Park. The Logan Street Market is expected to open in early 2019 featuring restaurants, a brewery and vendors playing fresh food and drink.
We recorded the show with a heavy heart this week, as we learned of the passing of John Asher just before we started. John, the VP of racing at Churchill Downs, touched both Rick and Carolyn in a special way, and will be missed by horseracing fans the world over.
Carolyn spent a day at the Kentucky State Fair eating corn dogs, balanced with a visit to a vegan restaurant in St. Matthews. Rick shares his story of being among the first to tour the Rabbit Hole Distillery, where he loves the view. He also experienced Jazz in Central Park, a festive and beautiful day in Old Louisville.
At Fourth Street Live!, you can look forward to the weekly Farmers Market, the Battle of the Bluegrass Crossfit Competition and the Dracula Blood Drive. Keep up with us at EatDrinkTalk.net.
If you haven’t been to Tom Edwards’ creation at the edge of Anchorage, you’re missing a culinary treat. Edwards is the force behind Mozza Pi, which occupies a rustic stand-alone barn Edwards built, and the pizza comes from an oven he also built. And much of the bread and baked goods sold here are made using grains he mills on site.
We talk with Tom about his approach to food and business, and his plans to open a new restaurant in Distillery Commons, in what used to be a bar called Cliffhanger’s. He says the new place, which will have plenty of special features, will open around Derbytime. But he’s not being specific about which Derby.
Carolyn spotted a drinking trend, and brought in a bottle of Rosé because she says all the cool celebrities are on to it. We tried it out with EDT producer Dan Vonderheide, who joined Rick in pooh-poohing the idea.
We’re also anticipating a few things — the opening of Martin’s BBQ in the old Lynn’s Paradise Cafe building this week, the countdown to opening of the downtown Taco Luchador, and the first distillery tours are being offered at Rabbit Hole in NuLu. Carolyn expresses her glee about going to the Kentucky State Fair this week, and Rick reports he made an unusual stop for a night out at Gerstle’s.
Our sponsor, Fourth Street Live!, is hosting the big Nelly show this weekend, and in September it will host a blood drive associated with Actor’s Theatre’s production of Dracula. It’s all here at EatDrinkTalk, the ‘Ville’s favorite podcast for restaurant and bar news.
Something old and something new on this episode of the EatDrinkTalk podcast. Check’s Cafe in Germantown is a true Louisville institution dating to 1939 – but the new Check’s BBQ & Blues is a more recent phenomenon. We’re glad to have owners Todd Zaborac and John Murrow on to tell us the details of one of our favorite local spots.
In our Eat of the Week segment, Rick and Carolyn reminisce about last week’s visit to the Bardstown Bourbon Company, where we sampled multiple delicious entries, including our favorties – brussels sprouts, gnocchi and fish tacos.
We’re excited to attend this week’s charity dinner at Ward 426 – it’s benefitting Suicide Prevention and is a tribute to the late Anthony Bourdain. There’s news too – Martin’s BBQ is set to open in the old Lynn’s Paradise Cafe after a longer-than-expected delay. And a Rafferty’s is giving way to a Rooster’s in the East End.
Rick is checking out some new cocktail classes at Angel’s Envy, and there’s an upcoming “Sip-osium” sponsored by the Bourbon Women Association on August 24. At Fourth Street Live! the Nelly show is set for next week, and football fans should know that Bobby Petrino will be doing his coach’s show there every week.