It may be the dog days of summer for many restaurateurs, but the news keeps coming for followers of The bad news is there seems to be a crime wave going on, with three local establishments suffering recent burglaries. Steve and Rick speculate on what may be driving that unwanted trend. Plus, the story behind the closing and anticipated relocation of our pal Danny Mac’s pizza joint in Germantown. And we noticed progress on restaurant projects in the Highlands.

We moved our most popular segment, Rick and Steve’s faves of the week, to the middle of the show and marveled at eats and drinks from Old Forester, the New Albanian brewery, Heine Brothers and Chuy’s.

Steve’s interview with Alan Bishop comes to you from French Lick. Bishop knows the science of distilling as well as anyone, and the result will be some great spirits in the near future. Rick has a lively conversation with an energetic twosome, Kate Lewison and Stacie Bale, who are getting plenty of local attention in New Albany after reviving the menu at the Bank Street Brewhouse.

Alan Bishop in French Lick
Stacie Bale and Kate Lewison at the Bank Street Brewhouse