Dan-O’s is pleased to announce one of its favorite features to date – its seasoning on the menu at Equus Jack’s Bourbon Restaurant & Lounge in Louisville, KY. Equus Jack’s Dan-O-Fide menu items were such a big deal to the team that they prompted an unofficial launch party with everything you could want from an upscale eatery and lounge.
Equus Jack’s Bourbon Restaurant & Lounge is a four-star restaurant located in the heart of St. Matthews in Louisville. The restaurant, which has been open since 1985, is known in the Louisville restaurant scene for its extensive selection of wine and bourbon and its high-quality, contemporary eats.
In 2015 local, restauranteur and long-time friend of Dan-O, Jared Matthews, took ownership of Equus Jack’s. Since then, Jared has put much of his creative genius behind the restaurant, including opening the Black Rabbit, a hidden back-door speakeasy with a full bar and food menu.
The launch party with the Dan-O’s team took place in the Black Rabbit, the speakeasy and lounge on the backside of the building. To enter the Black Rabbit, one must go through a secret door, which appears to be a standard bookshelf in the fourier of the entrance.
At the Black Rabbit, the Dan-O’s team enjoyed several food items that featured their seasoning, including the shrimp pappardelle, fried chicken, nachos, and pork chops. Many of the dishes served at the event are regular fixtures on the Equus Jack’s and Black Rabbit menu.
When discussing why Equus uses Dan-O’s on their menu, Chef Eric mentioned that many of its dishes contain several of the herbs and spices found in the Dan-O’s Seasoning blend. So, the blend makes it that much easier to create those great-tasting dishes.
“It’s easy to just buy one bottle, versus several other ingredients at home to make 1 thing. Put it on there and it covers most of your bases.”
At the Black Rabbit, the team enjoyed a wide selection of beverages, including a Dan-O’s specialty cocktail, a Spicy Dan-O’s rimmed drink called the Escobar. There were also several glasses of bourbon, wine, beer, and cocktails going around, all poured by well-trained, friendly bar staff.
After the experience, any attending member of team Dan-O’s can attest to the Dan-Good food and cocktails that Equus Jack’s serves, and many team members have plans to come back.
So, next time you’re looking for a nice place for a date or night out in the city, that also serves Dan-Good dishes, look no further than Equus Jack’s and the Black Rabbit Speakeasy. Equus Jack’s is located at 122 Sears Avenue Louisville, KY 40207. You can place a reservation on their website or through Opentable.com.