We’re thrilled to have so much news to report this week — at last, movement on the old Lynn’s Paradise Cafe, the long-awaited opening of Angel’s Envy downtown, a highly-anticipated new nightspot in Butchertown and a $5,000 bottle of whiskey. And to think that a week from now you might be carving a turkey for your family – now you can hear from a guy who’s fixing Thanksgiving dinner for 7,000 people. Check out the David Danielson interview in this week’s EatDrinkTalk podcast.
And this. . .
We Take Credit for the Inspiration: A Black Friday event set for Gerstle’s will benefit Wayside Christian Mission. Eat.Drink.Donate at Gerstle’s in St. Matthews includes some Ballotin Chocolate Whiskey Drink specials and “Fill your Flask” giveaways. It starts at Noon, and you can feast on leftovers at the bar before all the kids get there.
Going Meatless on Thursday?: LEO Weekly critic Robin Garr provides a list of meat-less options for Turkey Day, not counting Tofurkey, from local spots like Roots, Feast and Le Moo. There’s even a roasted cauliflower entrée from Brooklyn and the Butcher.
Holiday Cocktails: You can impress your friends with your bourbon expertise, if you take notes, tonight at the Whiskey Chicks event at the Liquor Barn. For $25, you’ll get an education in batch cocktails and appetizers. Yes, you get to sample the goods.
How to Do Ham Right: EDT’s own Steve Coomes will help you ham enthusiasts do country ham right with a workshop titled: “Hamcrafted: A Hams-on Workshop for the Country Ham Enthusiast.” It’s Dec. 8 at Cooper and Kings. Your ticket ($35) includes a copy of Steve’s book on the topic. Also sharing info will be veteran ham curers Chris and Steve Makk.
Ciao, Y’all: A new restaurant we gotta check out is Ciao, in the old Baxter Station on Payne Street. As mentioned in our podcast, we think the operators could put more attention into marketing. But early reviews are positive, the interior finishes are impressive, and the menu has traditional Italian (lasagna) along with items like shrimp scampi pizza.