In this episode of the city’s best restaurant and bar podcast, Rick and Steve dive into a stew of news from our culinary community. First up, we’re getting plenty of reaction to the EatDrinkTalk.net story about the Bourbon & Beyond Festival slated for late September, especially from distillers and restaurateurs eager for details. It seems the ambitious plans for the new festival will have to come together quickly. Out in J-town, we discuss the closing of the Johnny V’s pizza joint, and the expected takeover by the neighbors from RecBar. Their plan is to open, you guessed it, a pizza joint in its place. The pizza will be plentiful at Jeffersonville’s The Parlour, which just opened to positive reviews last week.
On the calendar, we think it’s worth checking out the 25th anniversary prix fixe dinner at Buck’s, and the Bistro 1860 Titanic Dinner, both coming up this month. Steve got more cocktail-making practice at the new Jeptha Creed distillery.
Dennie Humphrey got a little misty-eyed when talking to Steve about the final weekend at the Monkey Wrench, but we’re certain that Humphrey has some big plans ahead for his post-Wrench life. Rick went to Hi-Five Doughnuts in Butchertown, where he had an entertaining conversation with the duo who dubbed themselves the Ladies of the Morning — Annie Harlow and Leslie Wilson.
In the Copper & Kings Favorites segment, Rick raves about being treated to the Jewel, a special ribeye served at Jeff Ruby’s, along with a Barrel-aged Manhattan. Steve also enjoyed a delicious bourbon concoction at Martini’s Italian Bistro. His meal of the week — the fantastic papadzules at Mayan Cafe.
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