LIVE TO EAT: Many familiar faces as 1816 Modern Kitchen & Drinks debuts in Corydon.

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Here’s the team: Mesa’s Bobby and Ysha Bass, and Rod and Esperanza Juarez; Executive Chef Scott Dickenson, formerly of The Exchange in New Albany; and General Manager Levi Donaldson, also previously of The Exchange and more recently Wild Rita’s.

To learn about the history of the location, you’ll have to click through to my article at F&D. Here’s a clue: Old-timers like me ate in the same building when Richard Nixon was president.

1816 Modern Kitchen & Drinks is open in Corydon (Food & Dining Magazine)

Corydon was Indiana’s first state capitol (1816-1825), and for those of us who grew up in the area, the town always will be synonymous with the term “Old Capitol.”

Time marches on, and today, 203 years after the town’s historic Hoosier moment, 1816 Modern Kitchen & Drinks makes its debut at 100 E. Chestnut (the Shafer Building), around the corner from the landmark original capitol and across the street from Butt Drugs …

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