EDT Podcast Gears Up for Breeders’ Cup with David Danielson

Carolyn is back from Iceland, and we hear all about it on this episode of the city’s coolest podcast about restaurants and bars. Plus, we’re glad to get a visit from Chef David Danielson. He’s been busy — opening his new restaurant in Simpsonville this week while planning to host thousands of racing fans and some high-profile chefs at Churchill Downs.
 
Danielson tells us about the Old Stone Inn, which opens to the public this week. Speaking of openings, we were excited to hear that the building on Frankfort Avenue that housed Clifton’s Pizza for 28 years will re-open soon as Steve O’s Italian Kitchen.
 
Wednesday is Halloween, so we chat up the controversy over trick-or-treat hours, but the real story in town this week is Breeders’ Cup, which hasn’t stopped here since 2011. That means local restaurants and nightclubs will be packed, including Fourth Street Live! The Street is holding three free concerts – starting with local fave Linkin’ Bridge on Thursday, with the Spazmatics on Friday and Burning Las Vegas on Saturday.
 
Finally, Carolyn brought in her road buddy Demi Green for some tales of Icelandic culinary treats. It’s all in a great episode of EatDrinkTalk.

at Old Stone Inn

Old Stone Inn

at Old Stone Inn

EDT Welcomes Chef David Danielson in New Podcast

The return of the Eat Drink Talk podcast features the renowned Churchill Downs chef, David Danielson, who joined Carolyn and Rick at the Louisville.am studios. Danielson is a busy man always, but especially now as he has just six weeks or so to prepare for the crush of 160,000 hungry horseracing fans on the first Saturday in May. He’s also promoting his new book, written with Tim Laird,The Bourbon Country Cookbook: New Southern Entertaining: 95 Recipes and More from a Modern Kentucky Kitchen is being published just in time for the Derby, and Chef Danielson will be making several appearances around town to promote it.

As for the rest of the show, Rick and Carolyn speculate on the reasons behind the Galt House’s $80 million renovation, and conclude the reason is simple – competition. Rick’s looking forward to the new healthy option in NuLu, while Carolyn has a story about her experience at a New Jersey spot featuring ACAI.  She’s making plans to check out the Omni on her L.A. (Louisville Area) spring break, and Rick recounts his ride around the Skystar Wheel on the Waterfront. At a Maker’s Mark distillery tour, Rick learned what makes Maker’s 46 so special.

We’re both ready for warmer weather and $3 tacos at the upcoming, and first-ever, Taco Festival at Fourth Street Live!. Please tell your friends about the podcast, and join us every week as we dive into the dives, reminisce about the restaurants, and chat with the chefs that make Louisville so special. Find us on Twitter at @EatDrinkTalkLou, hit us up on our Eat Drink Talk Louisville Facebook page, and follow us daily at EatDrinkTalk.net.