As a brief reminder, henceforth on most Friday mornings F&D will be linking to prolific local writer Kevin Gibson’s “The Taste Bud” column, including new posts as well as ones from the past. We’ll provide a brief snippet to whet your appetite, then you can click through to Kevin’s web site to finish reading the articles.

This week Kevin lauds the return of two Louisville icons, a bar and its wings.

The Taste Bud: The Joy of Revisiting Spring Street Bar Wings

When Spring Street Bar & Grill, the staple in Irish Hill, closed down during 2020, it dawned on me that I would never be able to enjoy their signature wings again. I may have been premature, thanks to the folks behind High Horse Bar.

High Horse announced in July it would reopen the fun neighborhood bar that had been in business for more than three decades, and this week it commenced to testing out food recipes for the forthcoming Spring Street menu. First up: The wings. And based on my taste test, what Dennie Humphrey and friends are rolling out there are pretty darn close to the wings I remember so fondly.

Previously at F&D:

Spring Street Bar & Grill’s return, by the team at High Horse and Darling’s

Kevin Gibson has been a professional writer for more than three decades, having written about restaurants, beer, bourbon, sports, night life, music and plenty more. He has won numerous awards from The Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists and Indiana State Press Association, among others, but can’t remember where he put most of them. In addition, he has written for publications like LEO Weekly, Bourbon+ magazine, Thrillist, Alcohol Professor, Louisville Magazine and many more, including various newspapers. When he’s not busy writing books or stories about Louisville, he’s likely hanging out at a brewery with his dog, Atticus.