Hops & Spirits Kentucky

Condado Tacos | Lexington and Louisville

We welcome in Johnny Zela, Chief Operations Officer at Condado Tacos -- Lexington, coming soon to Louisville and greater Cincinnati nearby, for our Q&A. He talks about how Condado launched in Columbus (OH) back in 2014, building the brand to nearly 40 locations, what folks can expect when visiting, their Come As You are culture, their drinks menu, building the beverage program and what's next for Condado.

News & Features

Happy Hour with author Andre Darlington

This week’s spotlight is on Andre Darlington, spirits writer/author, whose latest book Bar Menu: 100+ Drinking Food Recipes for Cocktail Hour at Home is now available. Darlington is a drinks, food, and lifestyle writer based in Philadelphia and North Carolina. He is a former restaurant critic and award-winning wine and spirits columnist.

Hops & Spirits Kentucky

Q&A with Gallant Fox Brewing

In this Q&A, we welcome in Roger Huff, co-owner of Gallant Fox Brewing. He chats about how Gallant Fox got started, launching their first location in the Clifton neighborhood of Louisville, opening during the pandemic, their new second location in Mt Washington, bringing on Chef Matt Trimmer for their kitchen program, their bourbon collection, doing barrel picks, how the two locations will differ, what's next and more.

Bar Conversations

Everette on their new album, Opry debut and Man of Constant Sorrow

Country duo Everette joins us to talk about their favorite drinks, how they became a duo, getting the name Everette, their new album Kings of the Dairy Queen Parking Lot Side B, how they ended up with the single Gonna Be A Problem, making their Grand Ole Opry debut, the reaction to their cover Man of Constant Sorrow, the impact of their wives and family, and more.

Hops & Spirits Kentucky

Q&A with Talbott Tavern

In this Q&A, we talk with Chuck Wood, the manager of Talbott Tavern Restaurant & Inn in Bardstown. He talks about where the tavern's name originates, having history there dating back to 1779, a haunted history too, being part of the bourbon world in Bardstown, being an inn, the restaurant, the crazy bourbon collection at their bourbon bar, what folks can expect when they visit and more.

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Q&A with The Stave Restaurant and Bourbon Bar

In this Q&A, we chat with Rebecca Burnworth, owner of The Stave Restaurant and Bourbon Bar in Millville, Kentucky. She talks about launching the Stave Restaurant, working as an architect/interior designer, designing other restaurants in central Kentucky, the location of The Stave, creating the outside spot The Treehouse, the name, what folks can expect when they visit, a potential new restaurant in Lexington and more.

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Q&A with chef Sara Bradley

In this Q&A, we chat with Sara Bradley, owner/chef of the freight house in Paducah and runner-up Season 16 of Top Chef. Sara talks about how she became a chef, how she puts her psychology degree to use, sharing the restaurant with family, having fun on social media, what it was like on Top Chef, returning to Paducah, launching the freight house, the restaurant's booze collection and what's next for her.