Bistro Buzz with Anoosh Shariat; Kent Spencer’s Sports Trip

Anoosh Shariat at this Bistro

If you talk with a local foodie about why Louisville is known as a restaurant mecca, one of the first names to come up will be Anoosh Shariat. Born in Iran, raised in Germany, educated in Texas, Shariat has been wowing diners at various stops in Louisville for 25 years. His new place, Anoosh Bistro, is the culmination of a culinary career. It just opened a few months ago, and is packing in big crowds, even on a Wednesday night. Listen in and you’ll hear about his recent wedding as well.

Kent Spencer, who you see delivering sports news every night on WHAS-TV, says he was once recruited as a wide receiver at Miami. Instead, he played college football at Morehead State before embarking on a career in TV journalism. We talk about the difference between reporting news and sports, and about the Notre Dame football game this weekend.

In the news, a dusting of snow caused a school cancellation and something else that hasn’t happened in three decades — Churchill Downs cancelled its race card because of a frozen track. After Rand Paul’s appearance on the Bill Maher HBO show, I’ve decided that I could be swayed to actually vote for him for President. Locally, a study reveals the obvious fact that blacks get arrested more often than whites, and a JCPS spokesperson is being investigated.

All that and more in a new episode of the Rusty Satellite Show.