EDT 38 – Darryl Goodner and Jerry Gnagy

The EDT crew is talking up Louisville’s restaurants and bars with a smile this week ā€” thanks to Louisville Cream’s Darryl Goodner, who sent along a pint of Red Queen for our recording session. Once the treat was done, we got down to business with a bunch of interesting stories. We start in Butchertown, where rumors were flying about the old Hall’s Cafeteria site. It’s also semi-official that the BBC in St. Matthews, one of the longest-running brewpubs in the region, will shut down and reopen soon, possibly as a country and western bar. Also, an overhaul is underway at the Eiderdown in Germantown, and we discuss the fast turnaround that created the Goss Ave. Pub down the street. And we discover some activity in Old Louisville, where a wet-dry vote will result in one more pizza option, and how the opening of the Seafood Lady’s new location has created a stir, and a long line out the door. Finally, it’s Restaurant Week at Norton Commons, with plenty of delicious dining options available at a special price.

Our first guest, in addition to supplying the unexpected studio treat, tells Rick about his entrepreneurial journey from making ice cream for fun in high school to the planned opening of a scoop shop in NuLu in April. Darryl Goodner’s passion for the product is evident at his Old Louisville production kitchen. You can find Louisville Cream at several local retailers, including Rainbow Blossom and Copper & Kings. Steve sits down with brewer Jerry Gnagy and learns all about the Against the Grain production facility in Portland, and how that company is growing quickly, with distribution throughout much of the U.S.

Steve’s favorite eat this week is the Not Dog at Goss Avenue Pub, a flavorful cooked carrot served in the style of a hot dog. At Old Louisville Tavern, Rick loved the Ville’y Cheese Steak, featuring house-made beer cheese. At a big Bourbon Society event, Steve got reacquainted with Michter’s Unblended American Whiskey. Rick is expanding his beer palate, and chose the Country Boy Halfway Home, brewed in Lexington, as his choice for the week.

There’s always plenty of news at the EatDrinkTalk.net web site, and this great weekly podcast on Louisville’s thriving dining and drinking scene.