Former Rue Dumaine chef Anne Kearney to collaborate with local brewery


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Former Rue Dumaine chef Anne Kearney to collaborate with local brewery

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Chef Anne Kearney. Photo from Chef Anne Kearney Facebook page.

Anne Kearney, chef-owner of the now-defunct Rue Dumaine restaurant in Washington Twp., is collaborating with a Springboro brewery for a special dinner event.

The “Gulps and Gumbo” dinner will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 24 at Crooked Handle Brewing Co., 790 N. Main St. (Ohio 741) in the Settler’s Walk retail center in Springboro.

Attendees will “enjoy a taste of Louisiana” at the event, where Kearney’s chicken and andouille sausage gumbo will be served alongside Crooked Handle’s beers.

“This is the first of hopefully many collaborations between Anne and Crooked Handle,” brewery co-founder and owner Jason Moore said.

Tickets are $9 and are available through this Eventbrite page.

The brewery event follows a successful Oct. 1 pop-up Sunday event that Kearney hosted in District Provisions on Wayne Avenue in Dayton. The drop-in event was busy during its six hours, at one point generating as much as a two-hour wait to be seated.

Rue Dumaine — which changed its name to Bar Dumaine in the final year of its 10-year run — shut down permanently July 2.

In February 2016, the Beard Foundation for the sixth consecutive year named Kearney a semifinalist for its “Best Chefs in America” competition for the Great Lakes region. Kearney was the only chef from the Dayton area, and one of only three in Ohio, to be named in 2016.

The Beard Foundation recognized the restaurant itself in 2008, naming Rue Dumaine a semifinalist for the foundation’s “Best New Restaurant” in the nation. And Kearney was named a James Beard Foundation best-chef award winner in the southeastern U.S. in 2002 when she and her husband Tom Sand owned and operated the highly regarded Peristyle restaurant in New Orleans.

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