Going Wet with Daniel Borsch; Benvenuto a Casa to Nike Redding


A couple of really interesting folks popped in on the Rusty Satellite Show, and you’re going to want to hear both interviews. First up, I went to Old Louisville and had a Ville(y) Cheese Steak with Dan Borsch, a partner in The Tavern, which has reopened after a 2015 fire and become a go-to destination. Dan’s also celebrating the success of his campaign to make the precinct where his Toonerville Deli business is located wet again. He says that you’ll be able to get a beer in less than 90 days at Old Louisville Pizza there.

As many of you know, my son Nick has been in Italy for the last 18 months, learning the tools of the theater trade. And I can tell you, from his Facebook posts alone, that he’s having an adventurous life. He got the chance to visit the States with his girlfriend Heidee last week, and before going back to Europe, we sat down and talked about how things are going over there. As you’ll hear, he’s adapted rather well to the European lifestyle.

Back home, we’re dealing with the impending inauguration of a bigoted bully as our president, and John Yarmuth, for one, isn’t celebrating. Nor are some parents of members of the Sacred Heart Academy chorus scheduled to perform at an inauguration event in Frankfort. We’re all getting used to tolls on local bridges, but I wasn’t surprised that the actual number of people crossing is much lower than the projections of experts and politicians. We had some non-news about the NBA this week, and I tell you why that’s never going to happen here. My pal Dennie Humphrey announced he’s closing the famed Monkey Wrench after 12 years, and Tom + Chee is giving up in the Highlands.

Plus there’s more food and drinking news at our sister site, EatDrinkTalk.net, and more local news at LouisvilleKY.com. Thanks for listening to the Most Interesting People in the ‘Ville on the Rusty Satellite Show.

Dan Borsch, upstairs at The Tavern
Rusty Satellite creator Nike Redding