And now for something completely different — at least on the collaboration front.

The Black Rabbit (St. Matthews) and Loft at the Biscuit Lounge (downtown) present The Speakeasy Series: Bringing Neighborhoods Together.

“Love for Food, Drink and Community” is kicking off this monthly series, to be held at The Black Rabbit (122 Sears Ave.; side building entrance facing Orange Theory) on Thursday, February 15 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Befitting the speakeasy theme, there’s a password: “LOVE.”

100% of the $20 cover will benefit APRON Inc.

APRON Inc. was created in 2011 to help provide financial relief to food and beverage industry workers in the Louisville, Kentucky metropolitan area who find themselves in need during times of crises. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, APRON Inc. has stepped up with a far greater volume of assistance to local workers than ever before.

An information release explains that The Black Rabbit will be the first host of the Speakeasy Series. The theme will vary during future installments, which will arrive on the third Thursday of the month, and always benefit a local charity.

Chef Zach of The Black Rabbit and Chef Rico of Loft at Biscuit Lounge will collaborate and curate a small plate menu specifically for each event. A complimentary appetizer, welcoming beverage and a special tasting are part of the package. Starting in February, Jefferson’s Reserve Bourbon will be featured at The Black Rabbit.

APRON Inc.’s president Gary Fox is quoted in the release.

APRON is honored to be the lead-off charity for this new event — two of our favorite lounges coming together for a fun evening of food and libations, all for APRON. Community involvement is the life blood for APRON. We could never have become such an integral part of Louisville’s restaurant world these last twelve years without community participation from the beginning, and isn’t this a delightful way to participate?