Sometimes you find the best stories in the least expected places—such as liquor license applications:
* NR Grill, LLC, whose address is 1211 Herr Lane, #190, where Napa River Grill resides, has applied for “special Sunday retail drink and supplemental bar licenses.”
Not too hard to deduce: special Sunday bar license … in Louisville … for Sunday, when there’s no drinkin’ before 1 p.m. … late brunch time … add to the fact that the guys who own Napa River also own Wild Eggs … which means booze at the breakfast joint.
Not earth shattering, I know, but most interesting are the names on the application. Jeffrey D. Rothberg (a.k.a. “J.D.” Rothberg) is expected since he’s the creator of Wild Eggs.
But I was surprised to see Ulysses L. Bridgeman, Jr. (a.k.a. “Junior” Bridgeman), a former star guard for U of L and the Milwaukee Bucks, plus the former president of the National Basketball Players Association. He’s also one of the most successful restaurant operators in the country.