Cincinnati Magazine Dining Editor Joanne Drilling will moderate a discussion about the growing fast-casual trend, a restaurant concept popularized by Chipotle and currently expanding in markets across the U.S. Joining the conversation will be Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson, winner of a James Beard Award, a former Iron Chef, and co-owner of Pizzeria Locale; Joe and John Lanni, whose Thunderdome Restaurant Group owns Currito, The Eagle, and Maplewood Kitchen and Bar; and Bobby Stuckey, owner of Frasca Food & Wine.
The discussion will begin at 6 p.m. and a food and wine reception will follow. Tickets are $20 for Mercantile Library members, $25 for non-members. Reservations are required. mercantilelibrary.com