The Moose, and Cres Bride are Back at Joe’s; Brendan Evans’ Journey from Zimbabwe to the ‘Ville


When I heard the legendary landmark Joe’s Older Than Dirt was coming back, complete with a brand new moose out front, I had to get the story. Cres Bride, who ran the joint for 15 years, has partnered with Fernando Martinez for a Joe’s Re-Boot. And Bride, who also owns R Place Pub down the street in Lyndon, says the main difference from the old Joe’s is that the food will be better, thanks to Martinez’s participation.

I was introduced to Zimbabwe native turned Louisville business owner Brendan Evans, who has a wonderful accent and tremendous appreciation for what America has to offer. After working in the business a few years, he recently purchased the Rental Depot and is gearing up for a busy Kentucky Derby season.

The big news on the Rick front is that I’m moving. That’s right, that means the “Cozy Cottage in J-town” is available for rent, so contact me soon if you’re interested in renting my 3-bedroom, 1-bath home situated in a lovely private spot – and it includes a hot tub. In the news, misplaced priorities on the Metro Council are such that three Republicans, including my own Council member Kevin Kramer, have attached their names to an abortion bill. Meanwhile, only 10 of 26 voiced support for the medical marijuana bill in the state legislature.

The big restaurant news is that Kaelin’s, like Joe’s, a legendary name around here, is making a comeback in the Highlands. And we’ll soon have another Edward Lee creation to visit, on Fourth Street Live. I’ll have Lee as a guest on next week’s show.

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Brendan Evans at The Rental Depot
Cres Bride has a new moose at Joe’s