About us

EatDrinkTalk is a podcast created to showcase Louisville’s incredible restaurant and bar scene, the personalities behind it and everything they shake, stir and sauté. Located in the heart of Bourbon Country, the city has earned an international reputation for its hospitality, eats and libations—and we want to talk about it!

EatDrinkTalk is also a website and social media hub created to report on and share the most important developments in the River City’s finest form of year-round entertainment.

Your hosts for this feast of the mind are Steve Coomes and Rick Redding. Coomes is a nationally known restaurant, spirits and travel writer, while Redding brings years of experience writing about all things Louisville. As co-hosts of the weekly EatDrinkTalk podcast, they’ll report not only on local dining and drinking news, but season that discussion with national updates. The podcast will also feature guests recognized as leaders in the city’s food and drink scene. Be they red-hot chefs, cutting-edge bartenders or entrepreneurial restaurateurs, they’ll talk with Rick and Steve on EatDrinkTalk.

Steve Coomes is a restaurant veteran turned award-winning food, spirits and travel writer. In his 25-year career, he has edited and written for multiple national trade and consumer publications including Nation’s Restaurant News and Southern Living. He writes about restaurants, spirits and cocktails for Eat. Drink. Talk., is a feature writer for Edible Louisville & The Bluegrass, and the author of two books, “Country Ham: A Southern Tradition of Hogs, Salt & Smoke,” and the “Home Distiller’s Guide to Spirits.” Steve also serves as a ghostwriter for multiple clients.

Rick Redding began his popular podcast, the Rusty Satellite Show, in 2013, and has since interviewed more than 300 of the “most interesting people in the ‘Ville.” He began his local journalism career in 1996 as a reporter at Business First, and started the city’s first news blog, The ‘Ville Voice, in 2006. He’s also been the LEO Weekly media critic, and his work has appeared at Insider Louisville, Louisville.com, the Voice-Tribune and Extol Magazine. Currently, he operates LouisvilleKY.com, a popular news site, and hosts a podcast for the Jeffersontown Chamber.