Be ahead of the curve in your Derby picks with expert help. Join Mark Coomes and Jody Demling at Bourbons Bistro, 2255 Frankfort Ave, on Monday, April 30 for the Annual Kentucky Derby Handicapping Dinner. Cocktails are at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Read More for more information on these special guests and the menu.

Mark Coomes covered sports and a dilettantish mix of other topics great and small in 20 years at The Courier-Journal, The (Monroe, La.) News-Star, USA Today, Florida Today and The Cats’ Pause.

Jody Demling is the publisher of and, both sites on the 247Sports network.

The three-course dinner with mint julep and presentation is $65 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). Call 502-894-8838 for reservations or click here.

Smoked salmon, wings, raw veggie tray, assorted smoked sausages & cheeses, chili wontons, queso, salsa and fresh fruit


Brisket smoked pork loin, jerk chicken breast, grilled tri-tip w/ southwest dipping sauce, grilled pork shanks w/ bourbon sauce shrimp, and other seafood’s, grilled portabella


 Derby pie, bourbon bread pudding, and other delights