Steve and Rick had another festive week of eating and drinking — and talking to interesting people in the dining and drinking industries. First, we discuss our favorite meals, from Rick’s trip to River House and the Levee to Steve’s visit to the fancy Michter’s Garden Party during the Kentucky Bourbon Affair. We also joined forces, sort of, at the Whisky Live party at the Marriott East, sampling a series of delicious brown liquors and chocolate.

Next up, we touched on LEO Weekly’s Summer Dining Guide, and recognized several of the local celebrities and their choices for favorite dishes. Steve discovered that Louisville is not the only spot in the Commonwealth for great food and drinks. On a whirlwind 1,500 mile journey, he visited some great chefs at stops in Paducah, Pikeville and Corbin.

Steve also interviewed Fernando Martinez, owner of restaurants such as Mussel & Burger Bar and Artesano, and learned about an upcoming culinary exchange in Cuba in which he will cook in Havana in the fall. Also on the show, Chris Williams, owner of the new 502 Smokehouse  and Sports Bar on the U of L campus, talks about his twists on barbecue here.

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