Yes, we’re a country divided on many issues, but we can all agree on the quest for good food and drink. Here’s some of what’s going on right here in Louisville, KY.
Eagle Food and Beer Hall Open: The long-awaited Eagle, in the spot formerly occupied by El Camino, opened Thursday in the Highlands. The first Eagle opened three years ago in Cincinnati by the Thunderdome Restaurant Group, which owns five other concepts and 30 locations in all. Initially, it has hired 70 employees. If you are into craft beer and fried chicken, this is your place.
Nashville Night at the Levee: A couple of country music “stars” from around here will perform Wednesday, Nov. 16 at the Levee. If you go see Mt. Washington’s Shane Dawson and Crestwood’s Chase Skinner, you can buy $5 glasses of house wine and a special menu including fried chicken biscuits. Sounds like a good excuse to wear those cowboy boots.
No Drive-bys on Main Street: If you haven’t driven down Main between 1st and 2nd, you don’t know that the stretch of Whiskey Row is closed to traffic for construction. So Doc Crow’s is giving you some incentive to park and walk a block — a Perfect Old Fashioned with Old Forester Signature for $9 — with a promise that it’s the best in the city. For the same price, Doc’s is serving a seasonal Lady Geisha – also with Old Forester Signature 100 Proof.
Bourbon Lovers Plan Ahead: The Kentucky Derby Museum announced the lineup for its 2017 Legend Series: Bourbon Masters, featuring Fred Booker Noe III, the Master Distiller of Jim Beam (Jan. 27), Tom Bulleit, founder of Bulleit Distilling Co. (March 23) and Campbell Brown, president of Old Forester (April 20). The events are hosted by bourbon expert Fred Minnick, who talks with each of the industry pioneers, while guests sample bourbon and appetizers. Sign up soon to get a package to attend all three for $150. It’s the fourth year of the series.
Bourbon in NuLu: Yes, we’re going to start talking about the holidays. Starting Saturday in NuLu, 10 hotspots will offer their own signature holiday cocktail — your challenge is to try all 10, then vote for your favorite by posting a photo of the cocktail on social media with the hashtag #NuLuDays. Don’t worry, you have three weeks to finish. Four Roses sponsors the 2nd annual contest, offering $500, a signed bottle, and a signed barrel head to the winning bartender.