Big Bad Breakfast brings another morning option Wednesday, Apr 13 2022 

By Robin Garr LouisvilleHotBytes.com After Lynn’s Paradise Cafe closed abruptly in 2013, it left a vacant building and a crowd of nearby merchants crying over the loss of a neighborhood commercial anchor. Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint filled the space for a couple of years, but soon became a victim of the pandemic. It took another year … Continue reading Big Bad Breakfast brings another morning option

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For a good pho, call Eatz Vietnamese Wednesday, Aug 4 2021 

By Robin Garr LouisvilleHotBytes.com Last week I had to try calling Vietnam Kitchen a half-dozen times before I could break through the busy line. I guess I wasn’t the only Louisville foodie aching to find out for sure if they were really back from a month-long vacation. But one reality remains: Vietnam Kitchen, the beloved … Continue reading For a good pho, call Eatz Vietnamese

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Dining in at Monnik feels safe and comfortable Wednesday, Mar 24 2021 

Last week, almost exactly one long year since my last venture inside a restaurant, I decided it was time to go back in. Masked up and fully vaccinated, we pulled open the front door of Monnik Beer Co., chose a table, sat down, and you know what? It felt great! I felt ready. You may … Continue reading Dining in at Monnik feels safe and comfortable

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V-Grits is head-spinning good, even if you’re not vegan Wednesday, Jan 13 2021 

I had a pit beef barbecue sandwich the other day that was so good it made my head spin. And here’s the kicker: This sandwich was vegan, made entirely from vegetables without a trace of meat. How can this be? This sandwich, so delicious that I can still taste it in my mind’s palate a … Continue reading V-Grits is head-spinning good, even if you’re not vegan

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Rusty Satellite 354: There’s an Election Coming Up with Dan Borsch; Steve Magre Goes to Bat for Child Care Centers Thursday, Jun 18 2020 

While the ‘Ville continues to stumble through downtown protests and businesses struggle to reopen, we’re having a primary election that could reshape the lives of our citizens. And I wonder how many will get through all the obstacles to casting a vote.

Dan Borsch at Hillcrest Tavern

This week I talk with Dan Borsch, restaurant owner, local activist and long-time friend of the show, about campaigning in his race for Metro Council and the city’s struggles at large. Borsch is not a fan of Mayor Fischer’s handling of things, and has some solid ideas about moving forward. Meanwhile, he’s running four restaurants, all bouncing back from the coronavirus shutdown.

Take a step back in time with me as I talk with Steve Magre, who spend two decades on the Metro Council’s predecessor, the Board of Aldermen. But Magre is a legend in the Germantown and Paristown neighborhoods, and there’s even an alley named from him behind Logan Street Market. He contacted me because of his work advocating for Child Care Centers, which were officially allowed to reopen on Monday.

Steve Magre

I’m filing my absentee ballot today and joining the momentum in supporting Charles Booker, who I think is our best chance to rid the Senate of Mitch McConnell. The state is flailing in its attempts to manage unemployment benefits, as evidenced by the 8-hour wait times in a line in Frankfort. There was a brutal scene in which a WLKY news vehicle had a brick thrown at it downtown. And more businesses, including downtown hotels, pools and child care centers, are opening back up. And yes, there’s still a pandemic.

All that right here on the most interesting podcast in the ‘Ville, coming at you for its 354th episode. It is brought to you by eXp Realty, the Eye Care Institute and Heuser Health.