The Taj Trio on Chili Dipping; Hannah Wemitt’s Big Stage for Little Ones

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Yes, Louisville is a fun town, and Rusty is experiencing it with some of the most interesting people around. This week’s show answers the questions, sort of, that’s been on the minds of NuLu watchers for more than a year — When is that new bar going on open in Maloney’s place. The team behind it – Mike Maloney, Dennie Humphrey and Todd Moore — failed to provide an open date, but did give me a great tour of the progress going on there. And they’re also behind the continuation of a long-time local event, the Great Chili Cook-Off. Held for more than two decades at the Phoenix Hill Tavern, the Cook-off attracts a hundreds cooks with chili recipes. Now that Phoenix Hill is closed, our trio is working to move it to the Belvedere. I’m working them on letting me be a judge.

If you haven’t been, be sure and take your kids to see one of Stage One’s productions down at the Bomhard Theatre. Hannah Wemitt, director of marketing and PR for the organization, is putting on a big party of Gordon Biersch Brewery at Fourth Street Live! next week. You’ll also learn about the history of the Bomhard and how you can audition to be in a show.

This weekend it’s the U of L – Clemson game on Thursday, plus the Jeffersontown Gaslight Festival, and a special Sunday dinner I’ll tell you about in Shelbyville. It’s all in this 115th episode of the Rusty Satellite Show.

Dennie Humphrey, Todd Moore and Mike Maloney at the Taj with Jacks
Stage One’s Hannah Wemsitt