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eight cooking methods that turn cooks into chefs

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PUBLISHER Bashar Hamami Bashar@AtomaPublishing.com

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EDITORIAL Staff Writer Alison Sigman

eight cooking methods that turn cooks into chefs Recipes

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SPECIAL CONTRIBUTORS Aimee Blume Eli Haddix Ron Hull George F. Reisch

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ON THE COVER 2011: Jamie Oliver Credit David Loftus

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By Eli Haddix Photo by Chris Terry

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amie Oliver is a world-renowned chef and celebrity from Essex, England that has truly begun to change the way the world looks at food. When I listened to Jamie Oliver’s TED prize speech, I was truly inspired. In the span of 20 minutes, he cemented principles and beliefs in my mind that I had been processing for years. As someone who has seen the power of food in all its glory to bring joy, health, comfort, pleasure, and inspiration, I’ve also seen food as a powerful catalyst for depression, disease, discontent, and a jaded sense of reality. All my life I’ve been someone who, more than anything else, loves food and everything involving my taste buds. Jamie has already changed the landscape of food in England. He has been working tirelessly over the better part of the last decade to bring this change to the rest of the world. “A revolution has to happen,” he says, “in order for us to change the culture that we’ve created for our children and the situation into which we’ve placed them.” The facts of said situation are: • This generation of children will have an average lifespan of 10 years less than that of their parents. • Ten percent of what we spend on healthcare yearly is due to obesity.

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These facts coupled with the knowledge that American food culture is founded on consumerism and pleasure/enjoyment, and not a deep-seated belief in “the greater good” health of the American people, is downright frightening. John and Jane Q. Public should be sufficiently alarmed to realize they need to know as much as they can about every piece of food that goes into their mouths. Unfortunately, given the current economy, most people are eating to live, and only eating what they can afford. The economy aside, the simple truth is that the shortcoming lies not entirely with the choicemaker. The downfall comes with the choices that are so unabashedly vomited into our faces. That we feed our children and ourselves a diet of fast food and sugary drinks is a travesty. We raise them on pizza and McDonalds, with a serious lack of viable nutrition that is nowhere near the recommended minimums. Granted, there are exceptions to this rule, but it is a HUGE problem.

Jamie believes the solution to this problem is a 3-legged stool: 1. Home, 2. Main Street, and 3. School, with each leg as important as the last. There has to be coinciding reform from the food industry, not only in what they sell, but how they label and advertise their food. There also have to be changes in both what we choose to serve in school and how we choose to prepare it. Lastly, we need to educate our children, and ourselves for that matter, how to provide great, fresh, nutritious food at home. Good food can not only be convenient, it can also taste DELICIOUS!! Jamie has taken our country by storm in the last 2 years. He began his “Food Revolution” in Huntington, WV, which at that time was the least healthy city in the unhealthiest state in the most obese country in the world. (Evansville just so happens to hold this claim to fame now.) When he began, elementary school students there couldn’t even tell the difference between a tomato, an onion, and a potato. The schools were serving pizza for breakfast,

I profoundly believe that the power of food has a primal place in our homes that binds us to the best bits of life.” – Jamie Oliver

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categorized french fries as a vegetable, and served flavored milk without batting an eye at the amount of added sugar. He met resistance on many fronts, even publicly. Jamie and his insatiable drive to bring people healthy food persevered in Huntington. He was able to change the habits of several families. He also succeeded in changing the culture by educating the people and giving them perspective on the current food climate in their area. He’s taught many how to cook, how to shop, and how to plan, in order to have a healthier, more sustainable food lifestyle. In his second season, he took on a much bigger challenge. He chose to move his entire family to Los Angeles and serve as a food coach there just as he had in Huntington. Through his efforts he brought about a high level of change in one of the biggest cities in our country. One of the most outstanding accomplishments to note is the decision by the LAUSD to eliminate all flavored (sugary) milk from being served in public schools. As a note of comparison to the unknowing, a carton of flavored milk has nearly the same amount of sugar content as a can of soda. While coaching and leading the “Revolution” from the field this year, Jamie and his team have launched an enormous mass media campaign, partnering with multiple organizations and agencies to bring awareness to America as a whole. Multiple community kitchens have been started with the intent of offering low-cost • 6 • www.EvansvilleDining.com

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cooking classes. A “Food Revolution” truck has been mobilized for the same purpose. Towns and cities across the country are coming together to form “Food Revolution” Community groups. Community pages on Facebook and Twitter keep “Revolution” fans updated on everything going on in the movement. Petitions have even been submitted to the USDA on behalf of the nation’s children to change the way legislation and tax dollars affect what kids are given to eat for the 180 days each year they are in school. I hope to see changes like these made in the Tri-State region. There is an amazing foundation of people that support this movement. Moreover, the people that are already supportive of local, fresh, non-processed food are very well connected and adept at networking here in Evansville. From chefs, to business owners, physical trainers, farmers, growers, artisans, and knowledgeable consumers that fill in the gaps, Evansville is ripe for the picking. What can you do to change the way you think about food? If you’ve already changed your lifestyle, what could you do to help your brother or sister, friend or neighbor? Maybe we could create a “Revolution” of our own. I’m sure Jamie Oliver would be proud!

facts about jamie Birth Name: James Trevor Oliver Birth Place: Clavering, Essex, England Date of Birth: 05/27/1975 Profession: Chef • Began working at his parents’ restaurant at the age of 8. • Has published numerous best-selling cookbooks and writes columns for various British magazines. • Opened a not-for-profit restaurant, Fifteen, in London in 2002. • Was awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in 2003 for his service to the hospitality industry. Jamie Oliver Awards: • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Reality Program - Winner College: • Westminster Kingsway College, London, England

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By Aimee Blume Photos by Daniel Knight, Studio B

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aking time to eat with your family is important for many reasons, but in order to make the best of those meals, it’s even more important to learn how to choose fresh foods and prepare them well. Even if you have never cooked from scratch, learning a few basic techniques is easy. Then you can cook simple, fresh meals and stop relying on packaged dinners. Your table will overflow with delicious, nutritious food that you prepared yourself, so you know what’s in it - and if you buy locally, you may even know the farmer that grew or raised it. “One of the reasons we human beings are still here on earth is that our ancestors would go out to the garden, forest or field and bring in fresh ingredients,” said Mike Sackett, owner, with wife Shelly, of Kitchen Affairs in Woodland Place. “They ate many more raw foods, and did a lot of cooking without oil in covered pots,” he said. “It was much healthier than frying or griddling everything like we often do today.” During the summer, the [name of your town] region offers abundant local fruits and vegetables. Naturally raised, pastured, and locally processed meat, poultry, dairy, and honey can be found year-round. Look for fresh local products at farmer’s markets, the River City Food Co-Op, health food stores, the Newburgh Country Store, gourmet markets and many groceries. In addition to peace of mind, you’ll find that local products are fresher, riper, and just taste better. • 8 • www.EvansvilleDining.com

“The best reason in the world to cook fresh from scratch relates to something I learned from Chef Jacques Pepin,” said Sackett. “Jacques said to me: ‘anyone can make a decent meal for a family if one starts with good ingredients. I can’t cook worth a d*** if I start with bad food.’ “Nobody’s a master chef by nature,” Sackett - who is also a cooking instructor - added. “Good cooking is learned; from classes or from books, but mostly from doing. I guarantee your 100th meat loaf will be excellent! Stick with it. Start with fresh ingredients, and you’ll love the results.”

Cooking starts with mastering the basic methods. These eight easy cooking methods are all you’ll need to produce delicious home-cooked meals. What’s Cookin’! 2011-2012


Grill & Broil

Grilling and broiling are similar; the heat comes from below when you grill, and from above when you broil. High heat is used to sear the food, and lower heat is then used to finish the cooking. Choose tender items to grill or broil, such as chicken breast or pork chops, well-marbled steaks, vegetables, or seafood. Always make sure to pat the food dry and apply oil right before cooking. White meat and fish can benefit from a buttermilk marinade to keep them juicy.

Cajun Chicken & Yellow Squash Serves 4 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast 1/2 cup buttermilk 2 yellow squash, sliced 1 inch thick 2 tablespoons olive oil Cajun Seasoning to taste Soak the chicken breasts in buttermilk overnight. Drain and pat dry. Heat grill or broiler to high. Brush the chicken and squash with olive oil and sprinkle with Cajun seasoning to taste. Oil the grill rack or broiler pan, then cook the chicken and squash using high heat, turning once, until the outside is golden, about 2 -3 minutes on each side. Reduce heat to low and continue cooking, with the lid closed, until the chicken is firm and no longer pink and the zucchini is tender, about 5 - 10 minutes.

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Pan Fry

Pan frying involves coating food with breading, then frying it in a layer of oil deep enough to come halfway up the side of the food you’re cooking. This is a quick, medium-high heat method, and tender foods such as poultry, fish, vegetable slices, or tenderized meat work best. Slices should be cooked in the time it takes the breading to brown. To bread, pat the food dry, then dip it in seasoned flour. Next dip the food into beaten egg, and finally roll it in cracker crumbs or breadcrumbs. The oil should be hot enough to sizzle when you place your food into it, in order to ensure that the breading doesn’t get oily. Keep the food sizzling, turning it once, until it is golden brown all over. If your coating gets too brown before the center is done, finish it in a 300 degree oven.

Sauté

Sautéing is a high-heat method used for thinner pieces of poultry, fish, vegetables, steak or tenderized meat. The food may be coated with seasoned flour or left plain. It is fried in a small amount of hot butter or oil until it is brown on the outside and just done on the inside. Thicker pieces are finished in the oven. A pan sauce is made by boiling wine or another liquid in the used skillet, until the sauce liquid has been reduced and thickened. The skillet should be very hot before you add food to it; never over-crowd the skillet or the food will release too much moisture and boil instead of brown.

Parmesan Fried Zucchini

Beefsteak Pizzaola

Serves 4

Serves 2

1/2 cup flour 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/4 cup bread crumbs 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese 2 small zucchini, cut 1/2 inch thick 1 egg, beaten 1/2 cup olive or canola oil

2 tablespoons olive oil 2 thin-cut ribeye steaks salt and pepper 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 small onion, sliced Pinch red pepper flakes 1/4 cup red wine 1 cup chopped tomato 2 tablespoons capers

Mix the flour, salt and pepper in a large zipper bag. Mix the bread crumbs and parmesan in a bowl. Add the zucchini slices to the bag and shake until coated. Dip each slice into the beaten egg, letting the extra egg drip back into the bowl, then roll it in the crumb and cheese mixture. Set the slices aside until each one is breaded. Heat the oil in a wide, heavy skillet until the oil is lightly rippling. Carefully lower the zucchini into hot oil and fry until the bottom of each piece is golden, then turn and fry the other side. Drain on paper towels.

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Heat the olive oil in a wide skillet. When it is almost smoking, add the steaks, season, and sear quickly on each side until brown. Remove to a plate. Lower the heat and add the garlic, onion and red pepper flakes, and cook until soft, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Add red wine and boil until it is syrupy. Finally, add the tomato and capers and cook until the sauce is thick. Taste and season. Add the steak and any juices back into the sauce, and cook the meat to your desired degree of doneness. Serve with pasta if desired.

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Larger items, such as roast beef, pork loin, or turkey breast, can be seared at high heat but are finished at a low temperature in order to avoid shrinking and drying out. When cooking a large piece of meat, cover it to keep the outside from browning before the center is done.

Roast & Bake

When roasting and baking, the food is cooked by hot, dry air. Any vegetable or cut of meat can be roasted, from whole chickens to sliced eggplant. Make sure the surface is well-oiled or buttered before roasting to avoid dryness. Larger items, such as roast beef, pork loin, or turkey breast, can be seared at high heat but are finished at a low temperature in order to avoid shrinking and drying out. When cooking a large piece of meat, cover it to keep the outside from browning before the center is done. Fatty meats such as pork shoulder can cook at a consistent medium-high temperature.

Tangy Pork Roast

Boil & Simmer

Only pasta should actually be boiled. Everything else should be placed into seasoned water, brought to a boil, and then lowered to a gentle simmer, with a few small bubbles breaking the surface. Rapid boiling toughens meat by causing it to shrink quickly and expel moisture. The gentle, moist heat of simmering works well for tougher cuts such as beef brisket, shank, and dark meat poultry.

Serves 8 3 teaspoons chili powder, divided 1 teaspoon garlic salt 1 (4 pound) rolled and tied pork shoulder roast 1 cup apple jelly 1 cup ketchup 2 tablespoons cider vinegar Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine 1 teaspoon chili powder and garlic salt. Rub over roast. Place the roast fat side up in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, for 2 hours. In a saucepan, combine the jelly, ketchup, vinegar and the remaining chili powder. Bring it to a boil, stirring until smooth. Brush 1/4 cup jelly mixture over the roast. Bake 10-15 minutes or until crusty, and rest for 15 minutes before slicing. Serve with remaining sauce.

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Shrimp Boil Serves 4 1 box crab boil seasoning 4 medium red potatoes 4 ears corn 1/2 pound smoked sausage 1 pound large shell-on shrimp, thawed Bring a large pot of water to a boil with the seasoning, cover, and let simmer for 15 minutes. Add the potatoes, bring the mixture back to a boil, lower to a lively simmer, and cook for 15 minutes. Add the corn and sausage and bring back to a boil. Add the shrimp and bring back to a boil, then turn off the heat, cover, and let it steep for 15 minutes before draining. Serve hot with butter.

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After the seared steaks are returned to the skillet to warm in the sauce, pasta is added and the dish is finished with a sprinkle of fresh oregano.

Breaded pan fried zucchini recipe: slices of zucchini are dipped into flour, then egg, then breading mixture and placed into a hot skillet with oil to fry until golden on both sides.

Steam

Steaming permits the heat and steam of boiling water to cook food without immersing it in liquid, thus keeping the nutrition in the food. Steaming works best with delicate foods, especially vegetables and seafood. You can purchase a bamboo steamer that is meant to be set over the curved bottom of a wok, a metal steamer basket to set in the bottom of a lidded saucepan, or an electric counter-top steamer. This is a great, quick way to cook fresh vegetables for everyday eating.

Steamed Cauliflower with Butter and Parsley Serves 4 1 medium head cauliflower, cut into florets 1 tablespoon butter Salt and pepper to taste 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley Place the cauliflower into a steamer with water already boiling, cover it tightly, and steam for 10 - 15 minutes or until it is tender. Remove carefully, and toss with the butter, seasoning, and parsley.

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Poach

Poaching is similar to simmering, except that the liquid is never permitted to boil. It is kept at 180 degrees, just hot enough to move around in the pan without breaking a bubble. This method is for delicate fish, eggs, and fruit. When poaching seafood, the liquid is seasoned with spices, lemon, onion and herbs. When poaching eggs, a dash of vinegar is added to help quickly firm up the eggs. For fruit, the poaching liquid is sweet and spicy.

Poached Pears 1 bottle red zinfandel wine 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 3-4 whole cloves 4 firm bosc pears (Use bosc pears. Green anjou pears will fall apart.) Bring the wine, sugar, vanilla and cloves to a boil in a medium saucepan, and stir it to dissolve the sugar. Lower the heat until no bubbles break the surface. Peel and halve the pears, removing the core with a spoon or small knife. Carefully place the pears into the poaching liquid and keep the liquid barely under a simmer for 15 minutes. Poach until the pears are tender when pierced with a knife. Remove the pears and permit the liquid to cool. Chill pears in the poaching liquid until ready to serve. Some liquid may be reduced for a sauce.

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food tips & tricks Eggs

Even though we learn in Home Ec. to crack an egg on the edge of a bowl, cracking on a flat surface like a plate or a countertop will prevent shards of shell from entering the part of the egg we’re trying to extract.

Onions

Should be stored separated in a dark, cool, and dry location. There are some onion enthusiasts who tie off their onions in a pair of pantyhose and drape them over pipes in their basement.

Apples

When peeling an apple, the best procedure is to guide the apple through the peeler. This is a departure from the ever popular moving the peeler around the apple method. Your finished meal - Beefsteak Pizzaola with pasta, Parmesan fried zucchini, and a side of simple grilled vegetables.

Stew and Braise

Stewing and braising are combination cooking methods, because some of the ingredients are browned in oil first, then simmered in liquid until tender. These methods are best for tougher cuts of meat, such as beef chuck, shank or brisket, pork shoulder, and dark meat poultry.

Braised Beef Tacos Serves 4 1 tablespoon oil 2 pounds beef shank meat with the bone 1 small onion, chopped Salt and pepper Flour Tortillas Bowls of diced fresh tomato, onion, cilantro, jalapeno peppers if desired, and lime wedges. In a wide skillet, heat the oil and sear shanks until dark brown on both sides. Place shanks into a soup pot and barely cover with water. Add the chopped onion, season generously with salt and pepper, bring to a boil and lower to a simmer. Cover and cook slowly for 1 1/2 hours or until the meat is falling off the bone. Remove the meat from the broth and shred. Discard the bones. For each taco, place some shredded beef in a warm tortilla and top with fresh vegetables, a sprinkle of salt and a squeeze of lime juice. Roll up and enjoy. Eat the broth with a spoon.

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Mushrooms

Keep mushrooms fresher longer by storing them in a paper bag in the refrigerator. The bag allows moisture to stay near the mushroom, but also allows air to circulate through the bag.

Broth

Too much left over broth? Measure out according to your favorite recipes then freeze for easy prep-work! Freeze extra broth into and ice cube trays to add quick flavor to any meal.

Chilies

Size matters when it comes to chilies. The smaller – the hotter. Same goes for color. Green chilies pack more of a punch over their red counterparts.

Strawberries

Buying strawberries requires a keen nose. If the aroma is sweet and strong, the berries will be delectable no matter what they look like. When buying in the grocery store always remember to turn over the container to examine the fruit at the bottom, which can go bad before the ones on top.

Garlic

Never store garlic heads in the refrigerator. Garlic should be stored like onions and potatoes: in a cool, dark, dry place with good circulation. Try a paper bag over the plastic containers or the plastic bags available at the grocery store. If your garlic has begun to sprout, it has gone bad.

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Benefit Your Body and Your Community – Buy Local. By Eli Haddix

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ver the last decade, I’ve considered and defined myself as a foodie. I am an enthusiast of all things taste-related: food in all its glory, cooking, preparing, and of course, eating; alcohol, for its flavors and sensations, including beer, wine, whisky, gin, etc. As my enthusiasm for gastronomy increased, I began to develop a thirst for knowledge, a need to know why things taste the way they do. This grew into a passion for the inner workings and the origins of what I ingest. I quickly realized that this is a shared passion amongst several of my peers. By being introduced to and reading authors such as Alice Waters, Eric Schlosser, Michael Pollan, and Jamie Oliver, all while investigating my own eating habits, I began to learn a great deal more about food and its effect on us. In the last few years, I’ve focused this passion towards promoting the joy of food, sharing meals, and fostering a community of locavores. The set of principles I’ve cultivated in my own life is rooted in my belief that the more you know about what you’re putting in your body, the healthier and happier you’ll be. The foundation of these principles is the fact that we, as consumers, have the daily opportunity to vote for good food with our dollars, and choose what we eat and drink. We live in a far from ideal situation with regards to the food marketplace. Most of the food we buy in supermarkets has a much larger and longer backstory than we ever give it credit for. There are very practical steps that we can all take to enjoy fresher, healthier food, while also supporting this community. There are multiple places within a 20-mile radius where you can purchase ingredients that are inherently fresher than those you can buy in a supermarket. We have not one but two farmer’s markets here in Evansville alone. Both have a wide and colorful variety of produce (most picked within a day or two of purchase), as well as some meats and artisanal craft! In my time as a locavore, I’ve built relationships with many of the farmers and growers that peddle their wares at our local markets: Joe and Nicole Englebrecht from Joe Englebrecht’s Fourth Generation Orchard have become not only providers • 14 • www.EvansvilleDining.com

Joe and Nicole Englebrecht seek to rebuild the traditions that so many in the community experienced at former orchards, while also incorporating modern needs and interests.

Located on Evansville’s North side, the Englebrecht’s are best known for peaches and apples. There are multiple places within a 20-mile radius where you can purchase ingredients that are inherently fresher than those you can buy in a supermarket. We have not one but two farmer’s markets here in Evansville alone. What’s Cookin’! 2011-2012


River City Co-op even carries fresh and frozen locally raised meats and proteins from Fisher Farms in Jasper, IN.

of great fruits and vegetables to my table, but also great friends. Their peaches, strawberries, and blueberries are all fantastic. Their goods are not only available at the local farmer’s markets but also at the stand they’ve built at the orchard itself. As the season progresses, they also have a variety of veggies, not to mention the pick-yourown apples and pumpkins that add outdoors fun to the deliciousness! Jerlene Cannon from Stonewall Farms and I always chat for a while every time I see her at the market. We shoot the breeze about what we’ve been cooking recently, and what influences or excites us regarding food. Stonewall offers many cuts of beef and pork, and even lamb on occasion. The homestead lifestyle that she provides for her family, while also providing quality meats and eggs for the general public is no less than inspirational. Bud Vogt from Bud’s Tomato Farm is one of the most knowledgeable growers and proponents of the local-food movement. His heirloom tomatoes are second to none, and his greens are thoroughly satisfying. Bud really knows his stuff, and shares tidbits of his organic growing wisdom with me on regular occasions. As for establishments outside the market to buy goods, both for cooking and for pure enjoyment, What’s Cookin’! 2011-2012

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I like to support a select few, but I am always on the lookout for more. The Newburgh Country Store is exactly what I would expect from the name. I often stop by its Jennings Street location when looking for fresh herbs for my summer cooking. I’ve also thought about buying some of the various other garden items, but I’ve been so busy I have yet to bite. The most tempting items have certainly been the perennials, which I could give minimal effort to and still enjoy. I always enjoy my visits here, if nothing else, to enjoy the serene, nostalgic atmosphere that is hard to find these days. The River City Co-op is my “go-to” place for any bulk goods and anything else organic or all-natural you might desire. They even have gluten-free, kosher, and vegan items to offer more discerning or needy palates. Mayse Farm Market is an invaluable asset to the Tri-State community, and as a true farm market, they offer freshness not readily available at your local supermarket. Paul Mayse told me that you might even see the farmers out in the fields picking your produce, just before you buy it. In the off-season, there is also plenty to do at the Farm, Mayse reminds me. They offer a corn maze in the fall as a part of their Family Fun weekends in October. During off months, you can also check out their on-site bakery, where they create all sorts of baked goodies. The Henderson counterpart to Evansville’s Mayse, Cates Farm and Produce offers the same style of fare. Local pick-your-own pumpkins during the fall, and the farm’s own corn maze, are only a few of the non-seasonal produce offerings available at Cates. Located just off Highway 1217, Cates’ lends itself to a quick stop for any veggie needs you might have for your at-home cooking. Lorenzo’s and Black Buggy each offer a unique brand of baked delicacies. Black Buggy makes everything from scratch, and it’s hard to choose the delight I think is the best. In the mood to satisfy your sweet tooth? The apple crumb pie, red velvet cake, lemon meringue pie, pumpkin bread and coffee cakes are, without a doubt, stand-outs. If a meal is what you crave, try out the chicken and dumplings or sweet potato casserole to get your fix of belly-warming home cooking. In the mood for a fresh baguette, pan ordinaire, soft Challah, or fresh-sliced French 9-grain? Your bakery cravings will certainly be sated at Lorenzo’s. Tucked off of Green River road, once you find this jewel, you won’t be a stranger. Lorenzo’s is proud to offer an array of dishes made from fresh, local ingredients, which most certainly includes homemade bread. As a cookie enthusiast, I frequent Just Rennie’s Cookie Co. on 4 th Ave. in downtown Evansville for my dessert delights. With 8 different flavors available regularly, and all made from scratch, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better cookie anywhere, and certainly none as unique to Evansville. To prove it to your friends, Rennie’s allows for online ordering and shipping of their cookies, and to military bases

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Your bakery cravings will certainly be sated at Lorenzo’s!

Black Buggy makes everything from scratch, and it’s hard to choose the delight I think is the best.

Just Rennie’s cookies are available in 8 different flavors regularly, and all are made from scratch! What’s Cookin’! 2011-2012


The more you know about what you’re putting in your body, the healthier and happier you’ll be.” – Eli Haddix

Turoni’s Main Street Brewery has 5 regularly available and 6 rotating seasonal brew hand-crafted beers. Pictured above is the Blue-Eyed Moose IPA.

Cates Farm and Produce offers pick-your-own pumpkins during the fall as well as a corn maze to participate in when you visit! What’s Cookin’! 2011-2012

at a discount! To accompany your sugary delights, Rennie’s also offers an array of wonderful salads and sandwiches, both in wrap and roll form. When walking downtown on a beautiful summer day, I never think twice abou stopping by when I’m hungry and passing by their outdoor patio. As for the adult beverage piece of the gastronomic equation, I have several favorites in this arena as well — all in Indiana! I appreciate the time and attention given to all aspects of the wine-making process at Oliver Winery in Bloomington, IN. Their Creekbend series, made from estate-grown grapes on their vineyard, has gained national attention since the vineyard re-opened in 1994. I particularly enjoy the Vidal Blanc Ice Wine and the Chambourcin Rose. While the mass production of their sweeter “Soft” wines have given Oliver a wide audience, the Creekbend wines keep purists like me coming back for more. Libations closer to home are also easy to come by, especially for the microbrew lover. Jack Frey and Turoni’s Main Street Brewery have been treating Evansville to delicious hand-crafted beers for years now. With 5 regularly available varieties and 6 rotating seasonal brews, even the novice beer drinker can find something to enjoy. As an enthusiast myself, I am always pining for a pint of the Octoberfest beverage when fall rolls around. For an everyday pizza visit, I switch between the Honey Blonde, the Ol’ 23 stout, and the Blue-Eyed Moose IPA. Any of them go incredibly well with an order of garlic cheez toast and a delicious “Vincenzio’s Masterpiece” (I prefer to add banana peppers as well!) For more information on other local/regional breweries, talk to the associates at Winetree or Liquor Locker. Both have professionals on staff that can direct you to your old favorites or introduce you to new specialties. I’m always willing to stop for a minute and talk food or drink with anyone looking to educate themselves or just share stories, so next time you’re down at the farmer’s market, or one of our local shops, I just might be there. Stop and say hi! Enjoy life — it’s delicious! www.EvansvilleDining.com • 17 •


recipes pg. 20

Braised Short Ribs from Mike and Shelly Sackett, Kitchen Affairs

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Mousaka from Doros Hadjisavvaa, Acropolis Fine Greek Cuisine & Spirits

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2011 is proving to be a tasty year indeed! Riffle though these mouth-watering recipes and be inspired! Need a beverage to accompany your feast? George F. Reisch, brewmaster at Anheuser Busch, is on hand to suggest peerless pairings.

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Michelob Amberbock Crème Brulee from Chef Sam Niemann, Anheuser Busch

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Lemon Latte Cotto with Poached Pear in Port Wine from Chef Doug Rennie, Just Rennie’s

pg. 27

Gong Bao Chicken

Pan Seared Red Snapper

from China Super Buffet

from Lorenzo’s

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An Overview...

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Bourbon-Brined Pork Chops from Terry Wolf, Wolf’s BBQ

pg. 25

Blue-Eyed Moose IPA Beer from Jack Frey, Turoni’s Main Street Brewery

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Salsa from Tin Fish

pg. 23

Budweiser Steamed Mussels Alla Napoli from Chef Sam Niemann, Anheuser Busch

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Guacamole from Cancun Mexican Restaurant

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Sea Scallops with Mango Relish from Harbor Bay Seafood

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Chardonnay Chicken Capone from Eve Rakestraw, Clarion Inn

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Big Kahuna from Cavanaugh’s at Casino Aztar

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Seared Ahi Tuna from Kanpai Sushi & Asian Bistro

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Italian Coconut Cake with Cream Cheese Icing from Black Buggy

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Thai Papaya Salad

Gluten Free Apple Cake

Saffron Kalmi Kabab

Buttercup Pie

from Thai Papaya Cuisine

from Joe Englebrecht, Englebrecht’s Fourth Generation Orchard

from Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine

from Nisbet Inn

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Blackened Neptune

Cannoli

Artichoke Dip

from Cavanaugh’s at Casino Aztar

from Eve Rakestraw, Clarion Inn

from Old Chicago

Pork Chop & Applesauce from Ri Ra Irish Pub

George Suggests… George F. Reisch, a fifth generation brewmaster by trade, is a Brewmaster at AnheuserBusch, Inc and is the Director of Brewmaster Outreach for Anheuser-Busch.

During his tenure at Anheuser-Busch, Reisch has traveled to Mexico, Brazil, Japan and Canada on a variety of brewing-related projects and has also assisted with “New Beer Brand” development. He has hosted hundreds of “Brewmaster Dinners”and brewing schools all over the world. Reisch is a Past President (2008-2009) of the Master Brewers Association of the Americas (MBAA). He is a tasting judge at the World Beer Cup, Brewing Industry International Awards, and the Great American Beer Festival. He also serves as a member of the Board of Advisors for the North American Brewers Association (NABA).

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Braised Short Ribs 6 to 8 2 T. 1/2 1C 1 can 2 - 4 C. 1 -2 To taste 2 T.

Beef short ribs, on the bone Olive oil Sweet onion, chopped Dry red wine Diced tomatoes Rich beef broth Fresh garlic, whole cloves Salt and freshly ground black pepper Freshly chopped parsley, to garnish Cornstarch, to make a slurry

Preheat an oven to 325°F. Season the ribs with salt and fresh pepper all over. In a heavy Dutch oven (I like the low ovens from Le Creuset), heat the empty pan over medium heat, and when hot add the olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the short ribs and brown them on all sides. Don’t crowd the pan. Get them very brown on all sides. Remove the ribs from the pan when done and add the onion to the pan. Cook the onion in the oil and drippings until just translucent, then deglaze the pan with the red wine. Reduce the wine to 1/4 cup, and add the diced tomatoes with their liquid to the pan. Return the ribs to the pan and add the garlic. Add enough beef broth to nearly cover the ribs with liquid. Move the covered pan to the oven and bake for at least 2 to as much as 4 or 5 hours. Spoon off as much of the floating grease and fat as you can. You might have to do this several times. When the ribs are done, you will be able to just pull the bones right out of the ribs with your fingers or tongs. Turn the ribs over so the tops, which may be a little dry, become moistened and juicy again. Uncover and continue to cook for 30 to 45 minutes to thicken the sauce. Remove the pan from the oven and if the sauce isn’t thick enough, it may be thickened on the stove over medium heat, by adding a cornstarch slurry (cornstarch blended with water, no lumps!). The sauce is right when it coats the back of a spoon and nicely glazes the ribs. Taste the sauce and add more seasoning if necessary. I like to serve these over mashed potatoes or egg noodles. Garnish with a little freshly chopped parsley, if desired. Serves 4 to 6.

Slurry

A slurry is thick suspension of solids in a liquid. Often in cooking, a slurry is used to thicken a sauce. A common slurry used is cornstarch blended in water. Another favorite method is saving some of the broth or liquid used in cooking the protein in a bowl and blending the cornstarch in with the broth instead of water. Either method requires care to ensure no lumps are in the newly formed slurry.

George Suggests… Alexander Keith’s Nova Scotia Style Lager Why he likes it: The toasted malt notes of the beer pair well with the rich meat notes of the ribs.

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2 t. 6 6 T. 1 1 1/2 C. 6 t.

Preheat oven to 325°F. Whisk yolks, beer and 6 tablespoons of sugar in medium bowl to blend. Scrape in seeds of vanilla bean. Gradually whisk the cream into the sugar. Divide mixture among six 3/4” deep custard cups or ramekins. Arrange dishes in 13x9x2 inch baking pan. Pour enough hot water into the pan to come halfway up sides of dishes.

Bake approximately 35-40 minutes until the custard is set. Do not over bake or your custard will be rubbery. Remove the pan from the oven and remove custard cups from the water. Allow custards to cool before placing in the refrigerator. Chill overnight.

Submitted by: Executive Chef Sam Niemann, Anheuser Busch, St. Louis, Missouri Photo Supplied by: Anheuser Busch

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Michelob Amberbock Egg yolks, large Sugar Vanilla bean, split lengthwise Whipping Cream Brown sugar, packed

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Michelob Amberbock Crème Brulee

Half an hour before serving: Remove the custards from the refrigerator and let stand at room temperature. Preheat broiler. Just before serving, sprinkle 1 tablespoon brown sugar on top of each custard. Place dishes on small baking sheet. Broil until sugar just starts to caramelize, rotating sheet for even browning, about 2 minutes and serve. Serves 6.

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Bourbon-Brined Pork Chops 4 1 2 1 10 5 3 3 T. 3 T. 1 C. 2 C. 3 T. 2 T.

Loin pork chops (each 1 inch thick and10 to 12 ounces) Small onion, thinly sliced Bay leaves Cinnamon stick Black peppercorns Allspice berries Cloves Brown sugar Coarse salt Hot water Cold water Bourbon Walnut, hazelnut, or vegetable oil, plus 1 to 2 tablespoons for basting

Volcanic Applesauce (recipe follows), for serving Rinse the pork chops under cold running water and blot dry with paper towels. Arrange the chops in a baking dish just large enough to hold them or in a resealable plastic bag. Arrange the onion, bay leaves, cinnamon stick, peppercorns, allspice, and cloves over the meat. Make the brine; Combine the brown sugar and salt in a large bowl. Add the hot water and whisk until the brown sugar and salt are dissolved. Stir in the cold water, bourbon, and 2 tablespoons of oil. Pour this mixture What’s Cookin’! 2011-2012

over the chops, turning the chops a couple of times to coat evenly. Brine the chops, covered, in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 hours, turning once or twice to ensure even brining. Set up the grill for indirect grilling and preheat to high. If using a gas grill, place the wood chips in the smoker box or in a smoker pouch and preheat until you see smoke. When ready to cook, brush and oil the grill grate. Drain the pork chops and blot dry with paper towels, dusting off any loose spices. Brush the chops on both sides with the remaining oil. Arrange the chops in the center of the hot grate away from the heat. If using a charcoal grill, toss the wood chips on the coals. Cover the grill and smoke the chops for 20 minutes. Then, move the chops directly over the heat. *Note: If using a charcoal grill, place 2 chops on each side over the mounds of coals. If using a gas grill, place all 4 chops over the lit portion of the grill.

Volcanic Applesauce

Grill the chops, uncovered, until cooked through (about 160°F on an instant-read meat thermometer, 4 to 7 minutes per side, rotating the chops 90 degrees after 2 minutes to create and attractive crosshatch of grill marks. Transfer the chops to plates or a platter and let rest for 3 minutes, then serve at once with the applesauce.

Submitted by: Terry Wolf, Wolf’s BBQ Photo by: Mark McCoy

1 piece

1 C. 1/4 t.

Fresh horseradish, (1 to 2 inches long and 1 to 1-1/2 inches across; about 2 ounces) Applesauce (preferably homemade) Ground cinnamon

Peel the horseradish and finely grate it into a mixing bowl or chop it in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. (If using the food processor, cut the horseradish into 1/4 inch thick slices before processing.) Whichever method you use, take care not to breathe the potent horseradish fumes. Stir in the applesauce and cinnamon. The applesauce can be made up to 12 hours ahead. Store it in the refrigerator, covered. Serves 4; makes one cup.

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Mousaka 1 lb. 1 lb. 1 lb. 1 lb. 8 oz. 2 t. 3 oz. 4 C. 3 2 t. 5 t. Freshly grated Pinch Pinch

Eggplant Potatoes Zucchini Ground beef White wine Tomato paste Chopped onions Cold milk Eggs Butter Flour Parmesan cheese Nutmeg Chicken base

Thinly slice eggplant, potatoes, and zucchini. Flash fry all vegetables until golden. This will help them retain their appearance and crispness when the dish is complete. Arrange the vegetables in the following layer order in your 9” by 13” greased pan: potatoes, eggplant, and then zucchini. After layers have been properly placed, add a generous handful of freshly grated parmesan cheese. Brown 1 lb. of ground beef. Drain off excess grease and add onions, white wine, and tomato paste. Simmer mixture over medium heat for about 10 minutes. Drain off excess liquid then add mixture over top of the vegetable layers. Beat 3 eggs then mix with 3 cups of cold milk and 2 t. butter, simmer over medium heat. While the mixture is nearing a boil, add the additional cup of milk that has been mixed with 5 t. of flour. Let the mixture simmer until it begins to thicken. Once it has come to the consistency of thin ‘mashed potatoes’ remove from heat and add as final layer of mousaka. Top the pan of delicious mousaka with another generous handful of freshly grated parmesan cheese. Place pan in a preheated 350 degree oven for 35-40 minutes. Let dish stand for at least 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

George Suggests… Shock Top Why he likes it: The wheat, citrus and coriander notes of the beer pair well with the spicy eggplant flavors of the Mousaka.

Submitted by: Doros Hadjisavva, Acropolis Fine Greek Cuisine & Spirits Photo by: Daniel Knight, Studio B

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Lemon Latte Cotto with Poached Pear in Port Wine 6 12 oz. 8 oz. ½ t. ½ t. 7 oz. 8 oz.

Lemons, zested Milk Heavy cream Lemon extract Vanilla extract Sugar Egg whites

Combine lemon zest, milk, cream, extracts and pinch of salt in saucepan and bring to boil. Slowly whisk in sugar and then stir in egg whites. Strain mixture through chinois and pour into 4-ounce molds that have been sprayed with a vegetable spray. Bake in water bath at 250 °F for 25 minutes or until set.

Poached Pear in Port Wine: Peel pears and use a melon baller to scoop out the bottom of the pears. Pour Port wine over the top of the pears and add a little water to cover the top of the pears. Add cloves, cinnamon, all spice, lemon and lime halves. Bring to a boil, then turn down to a simmer. Cook until the pears are soft. Leave in poaching liquid and steep overnight. Strain the reserved liquid and thicken the liquid with a little cornstarch slurry. Slice the pears in fan shape and pour the sauce over the top of the poached pears. Serve with Lemon Latte Cotto and fresh seasonal berries. Submitted by: Doug Rennie, Just Rennie’s Photo by: Daniel Knight, Studio B What’s Cookin’! 2011-2012

Blue-Eyed Moose IPA Beer Grain needed: 7 lb. Pale malt 2 lb. Munich malt 1 lb. Biscuit malt .5 lb. 60L malt   Mix crushed grain with hot water & mash at 155 degrees for 1 hour.    Sparge (rinse) grain with hot (175 degrees) water to fill kettle with 6 gallons liquid (wort).   Bring to boil & boil for 90 minutes.  

Hop Additions to Boil: .25 oz. Cascade & .25 oz. Fuggles at beginning of boil (90 Minutes). .25 oz. Cascade & .25 oz. Fuggles with 45 Minutes until end of boil. .25 oz. Cascade & .25 oz. Fuggles with 15 Minutes until end of boil. 1.0 oz. Cascade at end of boil.   Cool to 75 degrees, Pitch (add) yeast, US-05, & Ferment at 68 degrees. Dry hop with Cascade hops (Add hops to fermenter). Yields 5 gallons. Submitted by: Jack Frey, Head Brewer, Turoni’s Main Street Brewery Photo by: Amanda Smith

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Guacamole 1 1 3 1/4 Pinch Pinch 1 1 T. To Taste

Ripe tomato Ripe lime Ripe medium avocadoes Onion, finely chopped Ground cumin Mild chili powder Jalapeno, freshly chopped Cilantro leaves, freshly chopped Salt

Squeeze the lime into a bowl. Cut each avocado in half around the pit; twist apart and remove the pit with a knife. Carefully peel off the skin, dice the flesh in the bowl of lime juice to prevent loss of color. Add the onion, tomato, cumin, chili powder and jalapeno. Mash together and add salt to taste. Enjoy! Submitted by: Cancun Henderson

George Suggests… Bud Light Why he likes it: The refreshing clean notes of the Bud Light “pop” the spicy aromas of the Salsa and Guacamole.

Gong Bao Chicken 2 1 t. 5 3 1 1/2 2 2 C. 1/2 C. 1/2 C.

Boneless Chicken Breasts, cut into 1/2 inch Cubes Vegetable Oil Dried Red Chilies, or More to Taste Cloves of Garlic, Finely Sliced Fresh Ginger Root, inch piece, Finely Sliced Fresh Baby Corn, or Canned Baby Corn Stalks of Celery, Diced into 1/2 inch Cubes Mushrooms, sliced Carrots, diced Peanuts, Roasted

For the marinade: 2 t. 1 t. 1/2 t.

Light soy sauce Cooking wine Sugar

For the sauce: 1 t. 1 t. 1 t. A few drops 2 t. 1 t.

Light soy sauce Dark soy sauce Vinegar Sesame Oil Chicken Stock Sugar

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1. Combine all the ingredients for the marinade in a bowl and marinate the chicken, covered, for at least 20 minutes. Combine all the ingredients for sauce and set aside. 2. In a preheated wok or deep pan, heat the oil and stir-fry the chilies until crispy and fragrant. Toss in the chicken pieces, baby corn, mushroom, celery stalks and carrots. When the chicken

begins to turn white, add the garlic and ginger. Stir-fry for about 5 minutes. 3. Pour in the sauce, and when everything is well mixed, stir in the peanuts. Serve immediately. Serves 4. Submitted by: China Super Buffet Photo by: Daniel Knight, Studio B What’s Cookin���! 2011-2012


Pan Seared Red Snapper

with a Ragoût of Shitaki Mushrooms, Sweet Corn, Baby Spinach, Applewood Bacon and Crab, Finished with a Garlic Lemon Broth 1-6 oz. 2 oz. 3 oz. 2 oz. 3 oz. 2 oz. 2 strips To taste

Red snapper fillet White wine Spinach Shitaki mushrooms, sliced Sweet corn Lump crab Applewood bacon, chopped Salt, pepper and Olive oil

Sear snapper fillet in hot skillet with enough oil to just coat the bottom of the pan. Pull and allow to rest. Add spinach, corn, crab, mushrooms, salt and pepper. Then, add white wine and reduce. Place a nest-form side or serve in a bowl with snapper placed on top. Float broth (recipe to follow) at base of side/snapper. Garnish with chopped bacon.

Broth 1 C. 1 1 2 C. 1/2 lb. 2 To taste

Olive oil Clove of garlic, whole Yellow onion, medium Chicken stock Butter Lemons Salt and pepper

Clean garlic and roast in olive oil until golden brown. Sautee onions until they turn translucent in nature. Put broth in a blender and puree. Add chicken stock and then slowly add butter in cubes. Drizzle in chilled, fresh-squeezed lemon juice as well as salt and pepper. Submitted by: Lorenzo’s Photo by: Daniel Knight, Studio B What’s Cookin’! 2011-2012

Salsa 8 1 1 1 2 1 1/2 T. 1/2 T. 3 T.

Tomatoes, diced small Can petite diced tomatoes, drained Head of cilantro Onion, diced Anaheim peppers, roasted Jalapeño, roasted Salt Black pepper Cider vinegar

Roast all peppers over an open flame or under a broiler until the skin becomes black. Blend peppers and vinegar in blender until smooth. In a large bowl, mix drained tomatoes, diced fresh tomatoes, peppers, spices and onions. Mince the cilantro and add to mixture. Allow salsa to rest for an hour to let flavors blend. Enjoy with fresh chips. Submitted by: Tin Fish Photo by: Daniel Knight, Studio B

Fact About Jalapeño

Jalapeño chile peppers can be served fresh, cooked or pickled. Add diced fresh jalapeno to cornbread, couscous, chili, sauteed corn and beans, even sweet desserts such as an apple dutch baby. Pickle peppers with garlic, salt, spices and vinegar. Halve peppers, stuff with cheese and bake. Jalapeño may be added to a variety of dishes for a mild heat. Peppers will keep in cold storage for 1-2 weeks.

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Sea Scallops with Mango Relish 4 2

Jumbo sea scallops Slices of thick cut bacon, cut in half

Wrap scallops in bacon. Blacken and grill.

Mango Relish: 2 lbs. 1/2 lb. 1/2 lb. 1 head 2 1

Mangos, diced Pineapple, diced (reserve juice) Mandarin oranges, diced Cilantro, diced Tomatoes, diced Medium sweet onion, diced

Mix all ingredients, including reserved juice. Serve over grilled jumbo sea scallops. Submitted by: Harbor Bay Photo Supplied by: Harbor Bay

Chardonnay Chicken Capone 1 – 6 oz. 3-4 1/2 1/2 1 – ½ T. 1 t. 1 t. 1/4 t. 3/4 C. 2 T. 4 t. 1/4 C. 1 t. 1/2 t. 1/2 t.

Boneless skinless chicken breast White snowcap mushrooms, sliced Rib celery, minced Small yellow onion, minced Flour Red bell pepper, diced small Garlic powder Black pepper Heavy whipping cream Unsalted butter Grated parmesan cheese Shredded mozzarella cheese Fresh Italian parsley, chopped fine Seasoned salt Vegetable oil

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In a small sauce pan on low heat, add butter and flour. Stir with a wish until smooth. Add onions, peppers, celery, black pepper, and mushrooms. Let cook on low heat until onions are tender. Stir and slowly add heavy cream, parmesan cheese, garlic powder and fresh parsley. Mixture will thicken when done. Set aside and keep warm. Grill chicken breast

in vegetable oil and seasoned salt until done. Let rest and cover with sauce. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top and serve with salad and baked potato. Prep Time 20 – 25 minutes. Serves 1. Submitted by: Eve Rakestraw, Clarion Inn Photo by: Daniel Knight, Studio B

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Big Kahuna 19 lbs. 1 C. 1 C. 1 C.

Certified Angus Prime Rib Kosher salt Course black pepper Au jus

Preheat oven to 325°F. Rub prime rib generously with salt and pepper. Place in roasting pan covered and roast for 3 to 4 hours. Serving size should be 50 ounces bone in. Serve with one cup of au jus or juice from prime rib that has been enriched with a beef stock. Serves 5.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Wash potatoes then pat dry. Bake potatoes for 1 hour 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cut each potato lengthwise. Scoop out potato into bowl leaving shells. Set shell aside to cool. Add butter, sour cream, cheddar, chives, bacon, salt and pepper into potatoes. Using a piping bag, stuff potato filling into shells. Let cool for 30 minutes under refrigeration. Cook at 350°F for 15 minutes until golden brown and serve hot. Serves 2. Submitted by: Cavanaugh’s at Casino Aztar Photo by: Daniel Knight, Studio B

Twice Baked Potato 2 lbs. 1 T. 2 T. 4 T. 1 T. 2 T. 1/3 C. 1 T.

Large Idaho baking potatoes Butter, unsalted Sour cream Shredded cheddar cheese Chives, diced Bacon, chopped Half & half Salt and pepper

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George Suggests… Stella Artois Why he likes it: The Saaz hops and toasted malt tannins of the Stella Artois pair well with the rich meat notes of the Prime rib.

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Italian Coconut Cake with Cream Cheese Icing 1/2 lb. 2 C. 5 1/2 t. 1 C. 2 C. 1 t. 1/2 t. 1 1/2 C. 1 C.

Seared Ahi Tuna ½ C. 1/4 C. 1 T. 2 T. 1 T. 2 4 lb. 1/4 C. 2 T.

Soy sauce Green onions Sesame oil Minced garlic Crushed red peppers Whole limes Sushi grade yellowfin tuna Toasted sesame seeds Honey

Mix all ingredients in a bowl excluding tuna and sesame seeds for a marinade. Marinate tuna for two to four minutes. Pre-heat sauté pan. Add 1 tsp. sesame oil to pan; sear the tuna for one minute on each side. After searing, roll in toasted sesame seeds. Slice tuna into 1/4 inch cuts – serve and enjoy! Submitted by: Kanpai Sushi & Asian Bistro Photo by: Daniel Knight, Studio B

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Butter Sugar Eggs, separated yolks from whites Vanilla Buttermilk Cake flour, sift before measuring Baking soda Salt Coconut, plus about 1/4 cup for toasted topping Pecans

Cream together butter and sugar. Beat well. Add egg yolks and vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy. Add soda, salt, buttermilk and half of the flour. Mix and then add the rest of the flour and mix again. Stir in coconut and pecans. Beat egg whites until peaks form and fold into cake batter. Line two 8” cake pans with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Bake at 325°F for 32 minutes. Ice with cream cheese icing and top with toasted coconut*. *To toast coconut: spread into an even layer on a cookie sheet and bake at 325°F for about 5-8 minutes. Coconut is done when it turns light brown.

Cream Cheese Icing 1 lb. 1/2 lb. 2 1/4 lb. 1 t.

Cream cheese, room temperature Margarine, room temperature Powdered sugar, sifted (may need more to reach desired consistency) Vanilla

Beat cream cheese and margarine until smooth. Turn mixer on low and add vanilla. While mixer is on, slowly add powdered sugar. Yields: One 8 inch double layer cake or Two individual 8 inch cakes Submitted by: Black Buggy Photo by: Mark McCoy What’s Cookin’! 2011-2012


Thai Papaya Salad 1 C. ¼ C. 2 T. 2 T. 2 T. ½ t. 1 t. 1 T. 5 5 1 t.

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“Fresh, healthy and helps one’s digestive tract.” Fresh, shredded green papaya Carrots, shredded Brown Sugar Fish sauce (or salt) Lime juice Fresh garlic Fresh chili (thai) Ground peanuts (optional) Slices of tomatoes 1” pieces of Green Beans Tamarind sauce

Mix together papaya and carrots. Add a little water to Brown sugar and mix well. Mix together sauce and seasonings. Add papaya, carrots, tomato and green beans. Mix together with sauce. Garnish with lettuce or cabbage on the side of the plate. Recommended to serve with steamed sticky rice or any other kind of rice. Submitted by: Thai Papaya Cuisine Photo by: Mark McCoy

Apple Cake

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease tube pan. Peel and chop apples. Combine 1 T. cinnamon and 6 T. sugar. Toss with apples and add walnuts. Set aside. Combine flour, baking soda and salt. Combine oil, OJ, sugar and vanilla in a separate bowl. Mix contents of each together with an electric mixer until combined. Add one egg at a time. Pour half of batter into pan. Then, top with half of the apple mixture. Pour remaining batter and top with apple mixture. Bake for 1 hour 30 minutes or What’s Cookin’! 2011-2012

1 hour 40 minutes for glutenfree recipe. Let cool 10 minutes and then remove from pan. Cut butter into 3 T. of powdered sugar. Add remaining powdered sugar. Add water a few drops at a time to make glaze. Pour over cake when completely cooled. This cake is even better eaten the next day! *found at Adele’s all natural food store in Evansville, IN Submitted by: Joe Engelbrecht, Engelbrecht’s Fourth Generation Orchard

8 1 T. 6 T. 2 3/4 C. 1 T. 1 C. 2 C. 1/4 C. 2 1/2 t. 4 1/2 C. 1 T. 1 C. 1-2 t. As needed

Baking apples, medium Cinnamon Sugar Flour, sifted or Jule’s gluten free all purpose flour* Baking powder Vegetable oil Sugar Orange juice, freshly squeezed or Sunny-D Vanilla Eggs Walnuts, chopped Butter, unsalted Powdered sugar Water Crisco

George Suggests… Red Bridge Lager Why he likes it: Red Bridge is gluten free and a great way to open up the decadent flavors on this apple cake.

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Saffron Kalmi Kabab 2 pieces 2 T. ½ t. 2 t.. 1 t. 1 t. 1 t. ½ t. 4 oz. 3.75 oz. 2 t. 1 t. 2 oz. 2 pieces 3 t.

Chicken breast Mustard oil Salt Milk Cumin powder Coriander powder Ferunent seed Saffron Cashew nut paste Cream cheese Fresh cream Chat Masala Ginger garlic paste Green chillies Yogurt

Drain chicken breast and cut into small pieces and add salt, ginger, garlic paste, cumin powder, coriander powder, ferument seed, saffron, cashew paste, green chillies, cream cheese and yogurt. Marinade over night. Preferred method of baking is in a clay oven. If you are using a conventional oven, bake at 400°F for 35-40 minutes. Submitted by Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine Photo by: Mark McCoy

Clay Oven

A clay oven is any hollow, dome-shaped structure constructed out of clay, clay and sand or clay and straw, used for the purpose of baking and roasting food. It has a brick floor and usually a chimney. Most traditional clay ovens are built outdoors and may or may not be covered with a simple roof structure. You will find some amazing examples of clay ovens, particularly huge pizza and bread ovens, built inside restaurants.

George Suggests… Boddington’s Why he likes it: This great British Ale marries well with the exotic spices of the Kabob. Chef Stephan Phillip Kajar • 32 • www.EvansvilleDining.com

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Buttercup Pie Crust: 1

Pre-Baked Pie Crust

Filling: 1 C. 1/2 C. 3 T. 4 T. Pinch 1 2/3 C. 2 1 1/4 C. 1 T. Crushed

Brown Sugar Sugar Flour Cornstarch Salt Milk Egg Yolks Egg White Butterscotch Schnapps (reduced to 2 - 3 Tbsp.) Butter Butterscotch Candy

Budweiser Steamed Mussels Alla Napoli 2 lbs. 12 oz. 1 T. 2 1 1 1 t. 1 lb. 1 t. To Taste 6 oz.

Mussels, cleaned and fresh Budweiser Beer Olive oil Onions, diced Stalk of celery, diced Garlic clove, chopped Basil, chopped and fresh Plum tomatoes, peeled and diced Sugar Salt and Pepper Budweiser beer

Mix dry ingredients in sauce pan. Whisk in milk and heat to boiling point while stirring constantly. Remove part of filling and temper into eggs by whisking. Add mixture back to sauce pan. Add reduced Butterscotch Schnapps and butter to sauce pan and cook until thickened.

Sauce Preparation:

Pour filling into pre-baked pie crust.

Cooking the Mussels:

Meringue:

Place mussels in a pot with 12 ounces Budweiser beer. Place on high heat and bring to a boil. Cook for a few minutes until the mussels have opened. Stir frequently to ensure they are evenly cooked. Pour off the excess cooking liquid and discard any unopened mussels. Place the opened mussels in their shells in a serving bowl or platter.

4 1/4 t. 1/3 C. 1 T. 1 T.

Fresh Egg Whites Cream of Tartar Sugar Cornstarch Butterscotch Schnapps

Beat egg whites and Cream of Tartar until frothy. Gradually add Cornstarch and Sugar. Beat until peaks form and meringue becomes stiff. Add Butterscotch Schnapps and beat for 1 minute. Top filling with meringue and seal to edges of pie plate. Top with crushed butterscotch candy. Bake at 325 °F for 20 minutes. Submitted by: Nisbet Inn Photo by: Daniel Knight, Studio B

Temper

Tempering is used in cooking when combining two extreme temperatures. This method is most often used when working with eggs. Adding a hot liquid too quickly will cause the eggs to scramble. By preparing your eggs and very slowly mixing or beating in small amounts of hot liquid, you will slowly bring the eggs up to the desired temperature. They can then be added to the rest of the mixture with out fear of scrambling the egg. What’s Cookin’! 2011-2012

Heat olive oil in a large saucepan, add onions, celery, garlic and basil, cook for about 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, sugar and pinch of salt and pepper along with 6 ounces Budweiser beer. Turn heat to low and let cook for about 20-30 minutes.

Pour the hot sauce over the mussels and garnish with chopped basil or parsley. Submitted by: Executive Chef Sam Niemann, Anheuser Busch, St. Louis, Missouri Photo Supplied by: Anheuser Busch

Fact About Mussels

Mussels are low in fat, only containing 0.7g of saturated fat in a 3 oz. portion. They are, however, an extremely rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in oily fish and other foods but are not produced by the body. The consumption of Omega-3 fatty acids helps prevent cardiovascular and heart disease and is an important part of a healthy diet, promoting a healthy brain as well as a healthy body. www.EvansvilleDining.com • 33 •


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Blackened Neptune with Choron Sauce 6 T. 10 T. 1 T.

Red wine Black peppercorns Finely chopped onions 2 T. Tarragon 1 T. Tomato paste 1 T. Cajun seasoning 3 Egg yolks 1 T. Water 1 C. Butter, unsalted and at room temperature To Taste Salt and pepper Combine first four ingredients bring to boil until all liquid has dissolved. Add tomato paste and Cajun seasoning. Then set aside to cool. Add egg yolks and water and whisk over low heat until frothy, about 3 minutes. In a slow steady stream add butter until the sauce thickens. Season with salt and pepper.

Yukon Gold Potato 1 lb. 2 T. 5 T. To Taste

Yukon Gold potato Butter Half & Half Salt and pepper

Bake the Yukon Gold potatoes for one hour or until tender. Remove skins and add 2 tablespoons of butter and 5 tablespoons of half & half. Salt and pepper to taste. Mash. Set aside and keep hot until read to assemble.

Lightly Blacken Shrimp and Lump Crab Meat 2 oz. 2 oz. 1/8 T. 2 T.

Shrimp, peeled, deveined and tail off Lump crabmeat Cajun seasoning Butter

Heat 2 tablespoons of butter in a skillet. Add shrimp and cook until shrimp is firm and pink, about 2 minutes. Add crab meat and season with Cajun spice. Cook 1 minute more. Set aside to stay warm.

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Lightly Blackened Tournedos of Beef 2-3 oz. ¼ oz.

Medallion of beef tenderloin Cajun seasoning

Season the beef medallions and grill on each side 1 to 2 minutes for medium rare.

Plating Place Yukon Gold mash in center of plate. Medallions should be placed on each side of the potatoes. Shrimp and crab should be placed over mash in a lengthwise position. Charon sauce is then drizzled over the shrimp and crab meat. Garnish with fresh tarragon. Serves one. Submitted by: Cavanaugh’s at Casino Aztar Photo by: Daniel Knight, Studio B

Fact About Choron Sauce

Named for the French chef who created it, Choron sauce is a HOLLANDAISE or BÉARNAISE SAUCE that has been tinted pink by the additon of tomato puree. It can be served with poultry, meat or fish.

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Cannoli 8 1/3 C. 2 T. 1/3 C. 2 1/2 t. 1/4 t.

Cannoli Shells Unbleached flour Unsalted butter, melted and cooled Sugar Egg whites Vanilla extract Almond extract

Place flour in a mixing bowl and add remaining ingredients. Mix by hand until dough comes together in a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 – 40 minutes. Remove from refrigerator and place on a lightly floured surface. Roll dough until it is approximately 1/8“ thick. Cut 5” circles in dough and place on a floured sheet pan. Roll each cannoli around a metal cannoli tube. Refrigerate for 20 – 30 minutes. Remove each cannoli shell and deep fry at 350°F until light and golden brown. Let cool on a dry towel until ready to fill. Prep Time 3 hours.

Cannoli Filling 1/2 lb. 1/2 lb. 1/4 t. 1/4 C. 1 1/4 C. 1/2 C.

Ricotta cheese Mascarpone cheese Cinnamon Grand Mariner Powdered sugar Tiny chocolate chips

Mix above ingredients until smooth. Add chocolate chips and mix until incorporated. Place filling in a piping bag and fill each end of the cannoli shell. Serve immediately. Garnish with powdered sugar and chocolate syrup. Whipped cream optional. Serves 8. Submitted by: Eve Rakestraw, Clarion Inn Photo by: Daniel Knight, Studio B What’s Cookin’! 2011-2012

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Pork Chop & Applesauce 1 4 oz. 6 oz. 4 oz. Pinch To Taste

Artichoke Dip 5 lbs. 1 lb. 1 1/2 C. 2 t. 1 T.

Cream cheese 10 cans artichoke hearts Bunch of green onions Parmesan/Romano blend cheese Tabasco sauce White pepper

Open can of artichokes and drain half the brine out; place cream cheese in bowl and whip for three minutes until creamy. Add artichokes to cream cheese and mix for three more minutes. Chop the green onions and add rest of ingredients; mix for another three minutes. Bake until bubbly. Submitted by: Old Chicago Photo by: Mark McCoy

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16 oz. Bone-in Pork Chop Homemade Applesauce (recipe to follow) Colcannon Cake Broccolini Chopped Parsley Salt & Pepper

Score chop on both sides, about 1/4 inch deep. Season chop with salt, pepper and chopped parsley. Sear chop in sauté pan, browning both sides. Finish to temperature in oven. Cook colannon cake like a normal potato cake, finishing in oven. Blanch broccolini. Place finshed cake in the bottom of a large bowl. Lay broccolini across cake. Lean chop bone away against cake. Spoon applesauce down front quarter of chop into the bottom of the bowl. Sprinkle with chopped parsley. Serves one.

Ri Ra Homemade Applesauce 4 lbs. 1 1 1 4 oz. 1 C. 1 oz.

IQF Apples, peeled Zest of one lemon Juice of one lemon Cinnamon Stick Brown Sugar Water Kosher Salt

Combine all ingredients into large pot. Bring to boil then lower heat. Simmer for 10-15 minutes. The apples should be soft, but have some body. Remove cinnamon stick. Mash with potato masher but do not puree. There should still be small chunks of apple in the sauce. Cool completely. Check seasoning. Yields 4 pounds. Submitted by: Ri Ra Irish Pub Photo by: Mark McCoy

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Discover EvansvilleDining.com

id you know that Evansville has a website that celebrates everything about local dining and food? EvansvilleDining.com proves to be a useful tool for your computer or web-enabled phone if you are on the go. Not only does it offer you a pageby-page view of this year’s What’s Cookin’!, but it also allows you to search through articles about national and local food celebrities as well as allows you to browse a restaurant guide, menu guide, articles and features, and even recipes from local chefs! Let’s take a closer look at each tab, starting with the restaurant tab. Here we are taken to an interactive alphabetical listing of all the restaurants in Evansville. Each entry includes type of food, phone number, address, and if applicable a link to their menu, website, and online ordering site. Yet, it doesn’t stop there. You are even given the choice to search by name, city, cuisine type, menu, and online ordering availability. It is the online ordering feature that is truly helpful. There is no other site on the web with a complete listing of all the local establishments that offers the choice to order online. Moreover, did you know there are over 40 restaurants that allow you to order your dinner online with just a few simple clicks of a mouse? Not only can you decide on an establishment for dinner, but you can browse a menu, decide on a meal, and order it within minutes. The menus tab condenses the restaurant tab into those eateries that have their menu online yet still keeps the capabilities of narrowing down your search. Better yet, this tab also gives you printable menus. Fifty-six local menus (and growing!) span this section of the website. Want to try something new, but want to know what they offer? Just head over to the menus tab and find something new, interesting, and delicious! What if you want to read interviews with Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, find out about Food Network star Guy Fieri, or need to look up good cooking tips? It’s all online! The articles tab includes the aforementioned features as well as many more diverse topics and interviews. Check out which beer or wine pairs best with different types of cuisine, or learn more about local eateries. Finally, the recipes tab could prove to be the most fun. Here you’re given recipes for you to try at home. Take it a step further and narrow down your recipe search. Looking for a new cocktail or appetizer to spice up your next dinner party? Dying to know how Kanpai makes their Seared Ahi Tuna? EvansvilleDining.com has the insider knowledge and how-to right from the chefs! So next time you’re hungry, head over to EvansvilleDining.com for the most complete listing of what Evansville has to offer. From menus, to types of cuisines, to recipes, you can easily find it all at EvansvilleDining.com! By Alison Sigman

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Black Buggy Restaurant (East) 4920 Davis Lant Dr. 473-0012 (Washington) Hwy. 57 S. 812-254-8966 $10-$15/Casual/

Corky’s Ribs & Barbecue Casino Aztar (Pavilion Level 1) 421 N.W. Riverside Dr. 433-4227 Under $10/Casual/FullBar/ Credit Cards/Carry-Out

The Nisbet Inn 6701 Nisbet Rd. Haubstadt, IN 812-963-9305 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks Accepted

Stepto’s Bar-B-Q Shack 4430 1st Ave. 401-8227 Under $10-$15/Casual/ Beer & Wine/MC, VISA/ Online ordering available – www.thebarbqshack.com powered by Click4AMeal Thomason’s 701 Atkinson St., Henderson, KY 270-826-0654 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/No Alcohol

Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/MC Home-style food that is comforting to both the palate and soul is the Black Buggy’s specialty, all made from scratch. Everything from salads to soups, meatloaf to fried chicken and a selection of over 25 pies can be found on their daily buffet. Not to be left out is their bakery. Cinnamon rolls, pies, cakes, cobblers… oh my! You won’t believe the treasure chest of desserts and breads they offer! Stoll’s Country Inn 19820 Castle Creek Dr. 812-867-7730 Under $10/Checks/MC/Visa/ Reservations Accepted/No Alcohol/Buffet-style menu

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American Pit Bosses BBQ 1113 Riverside Dr. 425-5908 Under $10/No Reservations/ Catering Available/No Alcohol/VISA/MC Bar-B-Q Barn 1003 E. Diamond Ave. 491-9868 Under $10/No Reservations/ No Alcohol/Checks/MC/VISA

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Hot ribs and cold beer are the order of the day at Corky’s, where you can take a break from all the fun gaming to enjoy the “best barbeque in Memphis” as crowned by Memphis Magazine… an honor Corky’s has held for 13 years. Hawg ‘N’ Sauce 1600 Leonard Rd., Mt. Vernon, IN 812-838-5339 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards/Online ordering available – www.hawgnsaucebbq.com powered by Click4AMeal Hickory Pit Stop 1521 N. Main St. 422-6919 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/AMEX Landmark BBQ 3901 Broadway Ave. 401-7427 Under $10/Casual/ Checks Accepted/VISA/MC Marx Barbeque & Catering 3119 W. Maryland St. 425-1616 Under $10/Casual/ Checks Accepted/VISA/MC/ Full Service Catering

Next time you’re up for great grub and drinks, make the short journey to Haubstadt for the self-proclaimed “Coldest beer in the World” and for a plate stacked with fine bar-b-que. A little jewel nestled in northern Vanderburgh County, Nisbet provides a place of refuge for the hungriest and thirstiest of diners. Ralph’s Hickory Pit 739 N. Green St., Henderson, KY 270-826-5656 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol Shyler’s Bar-B-Q 405 S. Green River Rd. 476-4599 Under $10/Casual/ Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Southern Ride BBQ 1023 B Church St., New Harmony, IN 812-682-4227 Under $10/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ VISA/MC/DSCVR

Wilson’s General Store, Café & BBQ 11120 Broadway Ave. 812-985-0202 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/ All Major Credit Cards Wolf’s Bar-B-Q Restaurant 6000 First Ave. 424-8891 Under$10/Casual/Checks/ Reservations Accepted/ VISA/MC/Online ordering available – www.wolfsbarbq.com powered by Click4AMeal

Wolf’s BBQ has been an Evansville legend since 1925. Not only do they have their dining room on the North side of Evansville that serves up their scrumptious barbecue, but they also have a fantastic party room and cater small to large events! The options are limitless trying to choose between the barbecue pit pork, chicken, brisket and assortment of ribs, so we recommend a sampler. They also serve up a selection of fish, sandwiches and sides. What’s Cookin’! 2011-2012


Applebee’s Bar & Grill (East) 5100 E. Morgan Ave. 471-0929 (West) 5727 Pearl Dr. 426-2006 Under $10/Casual/No Reservations/Full Service Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Beef O’Brady’s 8177 Bell Oaks Dr., Newburgh, IN 490-9464 Under $10/Causal/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Blush Ultra Lounge & Tapas Bar 615 N.W. Riverside Dr. 433-4700 $10-$15/Upscale casual/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

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Cheeseburger in Paradise 8301 Eagle Lake Dr. 475-1074 $10-$15/Casual/ Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Chili’s Grill & Bar 600 N. Green River Rd. 475-1510 $10-$15/ Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Doc’s 1305 Stringtown Rd. 401-1201 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

Gator’s Hot Fish 1203 N. Main St. 402-7775 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/No Credit Cards/No Alcohol Hadi Shrine 6 Walnut St. 423-4285 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards Hooters 4620 Lincoln Ave. 475-0229 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/VISA/MC/AMEX

Major Munch (Old Post Office Place, Downtown Evansville) 437-2363 Under $10/Casual/VISA/MC/ Online ordering available – www.majormunch.com powered by Click4AMeal Max & Erma’s Casino Aztar (Pavilion Level 1) 421 N.W. Riverside Dr. 433-4258 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

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Bar Louie 7000 Eagle Crest Blvd. 476-7069 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Boston’s - The Gourmet Pizza 3911 Venetian Dr. 812-853-3400 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

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Koodie-Hoo’s (Mt. Vernon) 231 W. 2nd St. 812-838-5202 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards With a recently revamped menu, Max & Erma’s sets the standard high for Casino

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Aztar and how their guests are treated when they are there. Pickle chips, pulled pork sliders and fish tacos are among some of the favorite dishes with the locals. Other all-American fare rounds out the rest of the menu and include plenty of choices to please any casino-goer or diner alike. O’Brian’s Sports Bar & Grill 1801 N. Green River Rd. 401-4630 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/Credit Cards/ Full Bar Patio Bar & Grill 104 N. Water St., Henderson, KY 270-831-9955 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/Credit Cards/VISA/ MC/Full Bar Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 6636 E. Lloyd Exp. 473-4100 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Riverview by Firefly (Inside Old National Bank Building) 1 Main St. 464-VIEW Under $10/Casual/ No Alcohol Served/ All Major Credit Cards Show-Me’s (East) 1700 Morgan Ctr. Dr. 401-SHOW (West) 5501 Pearl Dr. 402-7100 Under $10/Casual/ Checks Accepted/ Credit Cards/Full Bar/ Online ordering available – www.showmes.com powered by Click4AMeal

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Steeplechase Café (Clarion Inn Airport) 4101 Hwy. 41 N. 424-6400 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/Checks Accepted/ Credit Cards

Every day, Steeplechase Café works to provide an outstanding and unique experience for their guests. Eve Rakestraw heads up this fresh and creative food; combined with knowledgeable service and beautiful dining room Steeplechase provides a “special occasion” experience within a “casual dining” environment. Homemade, family recipes are a staple at Steeplechase! Temptations Buffet Casino Aztar (Hotel Level 2) 421 Riverside Dr. 433-4000 Under $10/Casual/Credit Cards Accepted

for “Themed nights” every Friday and Saturday. Themes can range from Homestyle to Creole or Italian to Mexican. There truly is something for everyone at Temptations! T.G.I. Friday’s (In Eastland Mall) 800 N. Green River Rd. 491-8443Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/No Reservations/No Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Trophy Club Lounge & Dining Room (Inside Indiana Downs) 5480 E. Indiana St. 473-8910 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards Accepted Zoup Fresh Soup Co. (East) 6240 E. Virginia St. 477-2664 (North) 4660 N. 1st Ave. 423-1800 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards

CHINESE Canton Inn Restaurant 947 North Park Dr. 428-6611 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Recommended/ Checks Accepted/Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards Charlie’s Mongolian BBQ 315 E. Diamond Ave. 423-9897 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/MC, VISA

This is not your everyday buffet! Temptations does not limit their selves to one kind of cuisine. Get ready for an all-you-can-eat feast that spans the culinary palette. Choose from breakfast or lunch served daily. Be on the look-out

China Super Buffet 127 N. Burkhardt Rd. 476-8788 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Recommended/ VISA/MC/DSCVR

China King 590 E. Diamond Ave. 423-1896 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Recommended/ Checks Accepted/ Beer & Wine/All MajorCredit Cards

The newly remodeled China Super Buffet offers such a great variety of choices every day. Affordable, all-you-can eat choices for lunch and dinner include many traditional Asian flavors alongside plenty of American fare, giving all visitors to this east side eatery something terrifically yummy. Dine-in and carry out are both available at China Super Buffet as well. China Town Buffet 5435 Pearl Dr. 425-8146 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/Checks Accepted/ Reservations Accepted/VISA/MC China Village 8423 Bell Oaks Dr., Newburgh, IN 812-858-8238 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Recommended/ No Alcohol/VISA/MC/DSCVR Chopstick House Restaurant 5412 E. Indiana St. 473-5551 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/Credit Cards Crazy Buffet 701 N. Burkhardt Rd. 437-8833 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/No checks/Credit Cards What’s Cookin’! 2011-2012


Golden Buddha 3221 Taylor Ave. 473-4855 5066 S.R. 261, Newburgh, IN 812-853-2680 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/ Checks Accepted/Full Bar/ VISA/MC/DSCVR Gracie’s Chinese Cuisine 12500 N. Hwy. 41 812-868-8888 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards Grand Buffet Mongolian Grill 1356 N. Green River Rd. 476-6666 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ No Checks/All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol Janbo Restaurant 4500 W. Lloyd Expwy. 422-8289 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Recommended/ Checks Accepted/Beer & Wine/VISA/MC/DSCVR Lincoln Garden 2001 Lincoln Ave. 471-88881 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Recommended/ No Checks/ VISA/MC/DSCVR Lucky Dragon Chinese Restaurant 4313 E. Morgan Ave. 479-5006 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/ Beer & Wine/AMEX/MC Mandarin Garden Chinese Restaurant 2013 N. Green River Rd. 476-7088 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Recommended/ Checks Accepted/No Alcohol/ VISA/MC What’s Cookin’! 2011-2012

MAT. 888 China Bistro 5636 Vogel Rd. 475-2888 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/ All Major Credit Cards Shing-Lee Chinese Restaurant 215 Main St. 464-2769 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Szechwan Chinese Restaurant 669 N. Green River Rd. 479-7600 $10-$15/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/ VISA/MC/AMEX Taste of China 4579 University Dr. 422-1260 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ No Alcohol Two Brothers 3806 N. 1st Ave. 423-6188 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations/MC/VISA/DSCVR Wok ‘N’ Roll 311 S. Green River Rd. 474-0181 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Yen Ching Chinese Restaurant 406 S. Green River Rd. 474-0181 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar

DELI/CAFES Abby Road Coffee Bean Emporium 422 N. Main St. 402-0842 Under $10/Casual/Visa/MC/ No Alcohol Café 111 111 S. Green River Rd. #D 401-8111 Under $10/Casual/Visa/MC www.EvansvilleDining.com • 43 •


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Choo Choo Café & Deli 915 Main St. 429-0283 Under $10/Casual/ Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Coffee Cottage & Café 612 S. Weinbach Ave. 401-1930 Under $10/Casual/Visa/MC Daily’s Bakery & Café 701 N. Main St. 484-6635 Reservations Accepted/ Under $10/Casual/Checks/ VISA/MC/DSCVR/No Alcohol Diamond Deli 421 Riverside Dr. (Casino Aztar, pavilion level 1) 433-6122 Under $10/CasualAll Major Credit Cards

Looking for a quick bite that is fresh and delicious? Look no further than the Diamond Deli in the lower level of Casino Aztar. Here you’ll find fresh baked pizzas, sandwiches and crisp salads. Donut Bank Bakery & Coffee Shop (West) 210 N. St. Joseph Ave. 426-1011 (North) 2128 N. 1st Ave. 426-2311 1031 E. Diamond Ave. 426-0011 (East) 5 N. Green River Rd. 479-0511 1950 Washington Ave. 477-2711 1200 Lincoln Ave. 402-4111

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(Newburgh) 3988 SR 261 812-858-9911 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol Emge’s Deli & Ice Cream 206-208 Main St. 422-3026/422-7030 Under $10/Casual/Checks/ No Alcohol

Fresh Harvest Deli 101 N.W. 1st St. 421-0407 Under $10/Casual/MC/VISA

comfortable, Tuscanyinspired bistro to Downtown diners daily. Classic beef or vegetarian lasagna, chicken and asparagus crepes and pecan-crusted pork tenderloin are among just a few of the lunch highlights. Lastly, be sure not to leave before you’ve had one of the almost-famous Just Rennie’s cookies.

The Granola Jar 1033 Mt. Pleasant Rd. 437-1899 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards

La Sombra Coffee Company 318 Main St. 492-4567 Under $10/Casual/VISA/ MC/DSCVR

The Great American Bagel 3901 Morgan Ave. 476-7212 Under $10/Casual/MC/VISA

Maxine’s Cafe & Bakery 1322 N. Green River Rd. 473-3663 Under $10/Casual/Checks/ No Alcohol/All Major Credit Cards/Online ordering available – www.maxinescafebakery. com - powered by Click4AMeal

Enjoy It! Catering 919 North Park Drive 425-6569 Under $10/Casual/Checks/ All Major Credit Cards/ No Alcohol

Jeanne’s Gelato 2003 Lincoln Ave. 479-8272 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches (East) 701 N. Burkhardt Rd. Ste. C 401-5400 (Newburgh) 8680 Highpoint Dr. 491-7111 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards Just Rennies Cookies 102 S.E. 4th St. 490-8098 Under $10/Casual/ Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Chef Doug & Marla Rennie open their doors to their

The menu features an array of mouth watering Grilled East Coast Style submarine sandwiches, fresh-cut fries and hand-squeezed lemonade. All sandwiches are prepared fresh in full view of the customer using delicious hearth-baked bread, USDA steak and the finest meats, cheeses and vegetables. The potatoes are hand selected, freshcut and flash-fried in cholesterol-free peanut oil. Penny Lane Coffeehouse 600 S.E. 2nd St. 421-8741 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards Piece of Cake 210 Main St. 424-2253 Under $5/Casual/ No Alcohol/No Reservations/ Checks/DSCVR/VISA/MC

Panera Bread 220 Burkhardt Rd. 476-7477 Under $10/Casual/Checks/ All Major Credit Cards

Planter’s Coffee House 130 N. Main St., Henderson, KY 270-830-0927 Under $5/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards

Penn Station East Coast Subs (East) 137 N. Burkhardt Rd. 479-PENN (7366) (North) 4827 David Lant 402-PENN (West) 5310 Pearl Dr. 434-PENN (Henderson) 1111 Barrett Rd. 270-826-7361 Under $10/Casual/ No Alcohol/ All Major Credit Cards

Roly Poly Sandwiches 5702 E. Virginia St. 962-2326 Under $10/Casual/No Alcohol/VISA/MC Schlotzsky’s Deli 301 N. Green River Rd. 471-4011 Under $10/Casual/VISA/MC

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Spudz –N– Stuff (East) 812 S. Green River Rd. 401-7783 (West) 5225 Pearl Dr. 402-8287 (Downtown) 101 N.W. 1st St. 402-7555 (Henderson) 192 Garden Mile Rd.

Sweets Deli & Cafe 6245 Vogel Rd. 477-7437 Under $10/Casual/ No Alcohol/All Major Credit Cards Riverview by Firefly (In Old National Bank Place) 1 Main St. 464-VIEW Under $10/Casual/ No Alcohol/All Major Credit Cards Twilight Bistro 221 Main St. 421-0606 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards Vecchio’s Italian Market & Delicatessen 14 W. Jennings St. Newburgh, IN 490-7879 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/Checks Accepted/ VISA/MC/DSCVR Windmill Donuts & Pizza 3030 N. Green River Rd. 437-6444 Under $10/Casual/MC/VISA

Under $10/Casual/No Alcohol/No Reservations/All Major Credit Cards/Online ordering available – www. spudznstuff.com powered by Click4AMeal A small joint with a big taste. Spudz-N-Stuff offers What’s Cookin’! 2011-2012

Family-owned and specializing in old fashioned

styled donuts, this local favorite is constantly expanding their flavor profile to find new and exciting combinations. While their local favorite is the chocolate covered donut, they also make trendy new flavors such as Bacon Maple, Turtle and Cookies ‘n Cream Long Johns! Then, starting at 11 a.m., they fire up their pizza ovens to make Evansville’s largest pizza buffet which features an all-you-can-eat salad bar, pizza and regular donuts.

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The Acropolis - Fine Greek Cuisine & Spirits 501 N. Green River Rd. 475-9320 $10-15/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards/Online ordering available www.acropolisevv.com powered by Click4AMeal

From their popular Greek Night themed events to casual mid-week evenings, the best in Greek cuisine is always served up at The Acropolis. Doros, the owner/operator, is originally from Cyprus, the Mediterranean island off the Greek coast, and it is from that background that he has designed the menu and flavor of Acropolis. For something you don’t normally find in these parts, try the lamb shanks or stuffed Greek chicken.

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A simple philosophy launched this restaurant in the Evansville area in 2011 – “Work hard, play hard”. Their fast casual deli is a reflection of a carefree lifestyle with seriously good food. “BYOS” (Build Your Own Sandwich) as well as hot and cold sandwiches form the core of their menu. But, what sets them apart from other delis is the selection of breakfast sandwiches and their homemade, hearty portions.

a comfortable atmosphere and some of the bestdressed spuds on the planet. All different styles are present in these potatoes from buffalo chicken to taco to garden salad-style tubers. Spudz-N-Stuff also offers tasty pitas and salads topped with anything from chicken to bar-b-que pork. You won’t find any other spuds like these!

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Smiling Moose Deli 724 N. Burkhardt Rd. 477-3354 (Deli) Under $10/Casual/No Alcohol/VISA/MC

Home-style food that is comforting to both the palate and soul is the Black Buggy’s specialty, all made from scratch. Everything from salads to soups, meatloaf to fried chicken and a selection of over 25 pies can be found on their daily buffet. Not to be left out is their bakery. Cinnamon rolls, pies, cakes, cobblers… oh my! You won’t believe the treasure chest of desserts and breads they offer! Bob Evans Restaurant (East) 1125 N. Green River Rd. 473-9022 (West) 5201 Pearl Dr. 812-425-5100 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/No Alcohol/ VISA/MC Buffalo Wild Wings (BW3) (East) 713 N. Green River Rd. 471-9464 (West) 5404 Pearl Dr. 471-9464 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/ Full Service Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Burger Bank 1617 S. Weinbach Ave. 475-2265 Under $10/Casual

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Carousel Restaurant 5115 Monroe Ave. 479-6388 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards

ingredients locally as they can. Offering such sandwiches as a 16 oz. pork chop, Italian sausage and Pastrami, this new eatery promises to offer flavor over and above the ordinary. Cracker Barrel 8215 Eagle Lake Dr. 479-8788 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Checks Accepted/Credit Cards

The Carousel Family Restaurant is serving up a carousel of good, valued priced, family food every day. Located on Evansville’s East side, the Carousel is located just behind ARC Lanes. Offering up homestyle breakfasts, lunches and dinners, there is something for everyone in the family on this diverse menu. Bring the family or a few friends. You may even see a card game in progress! Charlie & Barney’s 1801 W. Franklin St. 423-5355 Under $10/Casual/ Checks Accepted/Full Bar Cleavers Restaurant 5501 E. Indiana St. 473-0001 Under $10/Casual/No Alcohol/No Checks/VISA/MC

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Cross-Eyed Cricket 2101 Pennsylvania St. 422-6464 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/ Checks Accepted/Online ordering available – www. crosseyedcricketrestaurant. com - powered by Click4AMeal Culver’s Frozen Custard Butter Burgers 1734 Hirschland Rd. 437-3333 Under $10/Casual/MC/ VISA/DSCVR Denny’s Classic Diner (West) 5212 Weston Rd. 424-4472 (Newburgh) 19501 Elpers Rd. 812-867-7156 Under $10/Casual/Formal/ Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Denny’s Restaurant (North) 4301 Hwy. 41 N. 423-9459 (East) 351 N. Green River Rd. 473-1063 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/ No Alcohol/All Major Credit Cards Diner 41 4301 Hwy. 41 North 424-2881 Under $10/Checks/All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol What’s Cookin’! 2011-2012


Hott’s Grill 122 N. Weinbach Ave. 437-3377 Under $10/Casual/No Reservations/Checks/Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards

The Feed Mill Hwy. 165 & I-64, Poseyville, IN 812-874-2210 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/All Major Credit Cards

Golden Corral (West) 5301 Pearl Dr. 423-4930 (East) 130 Cross Point Blvd. 473-1095 (Henderson) 1770 S. Green St. 270-869-9310 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Checks/ No Alcohol/All Major Credit Cards

Hornville Tavern 2607 W. Baseline Rd. 812-963-0967 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ No Credit Cards/ Checks Accepted

5 Guys Burgers 5402 E. Indiana St. 401-1773 Under $10/All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol Flying Saucer Café (Inside the Airport) 7801 Bussing Dr. 423-1113 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

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The Hilltop Inn 1100 Harmony Way 422-1757 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Cash/ Check/ All Major Credit Cards/ Full Bar

IHOP 601 N. Burkhardt Rd. 471-0510 Under $10, Casual/ No Reservations/No Alcohol Served/All Major Credit Cards KT’s Fire Grill 7247 Main St. , Wadesville, IN 812-673-4996 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/VISA/MC

Kippleville (Kipplee’s Partyhouse) 2322 Division St. 476-1936 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/ Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards Knotty Pine Cafe 500 N. Main St. 423-0014 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Checks Accepted/Cash Only/ No Alcohol

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Frontier Restaurant & Bar 12945 Hwy. 57 812-867-6786 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/VISA/MC

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Ellis Park-Clubhouse Hwy. 41 N., Henderson, KY 800-333-8110 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Koodie-Hoo’s 231 W. 2nd St., Mt. Vernon, IN 812-838-5202 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Libby & Mom’s Café 2 Richardt Ave. 437-3040 Under $10/Checks Accepted/ VISA/MC/DSCVR

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Log Inn 12491 S. 200 E. , Haubstadt, IN 812-867-3216 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/ Full Bar Merry-Go-Round Restaurant 2101 Old Business 41 423-6388 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted O’Charley’s (East) 7301 E. Indiana St. 479-6632 (West) 5125 Pearl Dr. 424-3348 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards The Old Mill 503 New Harmony Rd. 812-963-6000 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards The Pie Pan 905 North Park Dr. 425-2261 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/ No Alcohol Pop’s Grill 516 S. Main St., New Harmony, IN 812-682-3880 $10-$15/Casual/Checks Accepted/VISA/MC Rafferty’s 1400 N. Green River Rd. 471-0024 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

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St. Joe Inn 9515 St. Wendel Rd. 812-963-9310 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Recommended/ Checks Accepted/Full Bar Stoll’s Country Inn 19820 Castle Creek Dr. 812-867-7330 Under $10/Check MC/Visa/ Reservations Accepted/ No Alcohol Taste of Perfection 838 State St., Newburgh, IN 812-853-8443 Under $10/Casual/Checks/ Cash Accepted/All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol West Siders Restaurant 4220 Broadway Ave. 423-5844 Under $10/Casual/Cash Only/No Alcohol Wolf’s Tavern & Restaurant 31 N. Green St., Henderson, KY 270-212-1151 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Zesto’s 102 W. Franklin St. 424-1416 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards

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The Acropolis Fine Greek Cuisine & Spirits 501 N. Green River Rd. 475-9320

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powered by Click4AMeal From their popular Greek Night themed events to casual mid-week evenings, the best in Greek cuisine is always served up at The Acropolis. Doros, the owner/operator, is originally from Cyprus, the Mediterranean island off the Greek coast, and it is from that background that he has designed the menu and flavor of Acropolis. For something you don’t normally find in these parts, try the lamb shanks or stuffed Greek chicken. Bonefish Grill 6401 E. Lloyd Expwy. 401-3474 $15-$25/Credit Cards/ Checks Accepted/Full Bar Cavanaugh’s Casino Aztar (Pavilion Level 2) 421 N.W. Riverside Dr. 433-4333

$20-$30/Reservations Recommended/No Checks Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Flawless steaks. Fresh seafood. Impeccable service. Enjoy the finest cuisine paired with sweeping river views. Cavanaugh’s is the perfect place for the perfect evening. Limited to individuals 18 years of age or older. The casual upscale atmosphere of the Piano Bar at Cavanaugh’s is the ideal place to meet friends - or clients. Enjoy signature martinis, delicious appetizers or indulge in the full dinner menu of Cavanaugh’s.

Cork ‘N Cleaver 650 S. Hebron Ave. 479-6974 $10-$25/Causual/ Reservations Recommended/ All Major Credit Cards The Edgewater Grille 1 E. Water St., Newburgh, IN 812-858-2443 $10-$15/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Owner Jacqueline Schen opens her spacious dining rooms and contemporary upscale menu to foodies and families alike. Panoramic views of the Ohio River set the scene for diners as they feast on everything from brick oven pizza, seafood, steaks and more. Don’t forget dessert! The staff at Edgewater makes sinful treats that finish off any meal perfectly. The Jungle Restaurant 415 Main St. 425-5282 Over $25/Reservations Only/ Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards/ Full Specialty Bar Lorenzo’s Bistro & Bakery 972 S. Hebron Ave. 475-9477 $15-$25/Upscale Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks/All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar A great bakery and bistro combining European craftsmanship with regional and local American favorites, Lorenzo’s fresh and homemade approach to What’s Cookin’! 2011-2012


a casual setting that offers one of the finest selections of wine in the area, making it easy to pair the right dish with the right glass. Don’t forget about their delectable desserts, too!

Madeleine’s Restaurant 423 S.E. 2nd St. 491-8611 $15-$25/Reservations Recommended/Checks/ All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar Milano Italian Cuisine 500 Main St. 484-2222 $10-$15/Reservations Recommended/Credit Cards/ Beer & Wine Red Geranium 504 N. St., New Harmony, IN 812-682-4431 $15-$25/Reservations Recommended/Full Bar/ Credit Cards Szechwan Chinese Restaurant 669 N. Green River Rd. 479-7600 $10-$15/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/ VISA/MC/AMEX The Trophy Club (Inside Indiana Downs) 5480 Indiana St. 473-8910 $10-$15/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/ Credit Cards

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The Acropolis Fine Greek Cuisine and Spirits 501 N. Green River Rd. 475-9320 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/No Checks/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards/ Online ordering available – www.acropolisevv.com powered by Click4AMeal

Taj Mahal offers regional specialties ranging from mild to hot and spicy. Taj Mahal’s dishes rival any traditional Indian fare because of their authentic preparation using fresh ingredients and a clay oven. Try out their savory Tandoori Roasted Chicken, or, if you are not feeling very adventurous, they offer a selection of burgers, steak and salad as well.

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Angelo’s 305 Main St. 428-6666 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Recommended/ Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards From their popular Greek Night themed events to casual mid-week evenings, the best in Greek cuisine is always served up at The Acropolis. Doros, the owner/operator, is originally from Cyprus, the Mediterranean island off the Greek coast, and it is from that background that he has designed the menu and flavor of Acropolis. For something you don’t normally find in these parts, try the lamb shanks or stuffed Greek chicken.

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Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine 900 Tutor Ln. 476-5000 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards Located off Burkhardt road on Evansville’s East side,

Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano 16401 E. Lloyd Expwy. 421-0800 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/VISA/MC

With seductive décor and a beautiful menu filled with imported pastas, beef, chicken pork and seafood entrees, Biaggi’s is truly beyond the ordinary. It’s the perfect location for a group celebration, a night out with the family or an intimate dinner for two. Biaggi’s is

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cuisine – from the amazing Louisville Hot Brown to sandwiches certain to delight to unique entrees suitable for even the most discriminating diner, this east side establishment is a local favorite for anyone looking for a memorable epicurean experience.

Café Arazu 117 W. Jennings St., Newburgh, IN 812-842-2200 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/VISA/ MC/DSCVR

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Gerst Bavarian Haus 2100 W. Franklin St. 424-1420 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Charzad 519 N. Green River Rd. 473-2849 Under $10/Casual/VISA/ MC/DSCVR Dilegge’s Italian 607 N. Main St. 428-3004 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards/ Online ordering available – www.dileggesrestaurant. com - powered by Click4AMeal House of Como 2700 S. Kentucky St. 422-0572 $10-$20/Casual/Checks Accepted/Cash/Full Bar Manna Mediterranean 2913 Lincoln Ave. 473-7005 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards Milano’s Italian Cuisine 500 Main St. 484-2222 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Recommended/ All Major Credit Cards/ Beer & Wine The Olive Garden Italian 1100 N. Green River Rd. 473-2903 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/Full Bar/ Credit Cards www.EvansvilleDining.com • 49 •


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Pita Pan 1375 Washington Ave. 476-1111 800 N. Green River Rd. 475-9333 Under $10/Casual/ No Alcohol/VISA Raffi’s Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine 1100 N. Burkhardt Rd. 479-9166 $10-$15/Dressy Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

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menu includes not only a vast array of Asian favorites, but also an abundance of choices for beer lovers – nearly 30 craft brews are available as well as $15 bottles of wine. Stop in or take advantage of their online ordering service for convenient carryout. Nagasaki Inn 5720 Virginia St. 473-1442 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Recommended/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Fujiyama Japanese Steakhouse 917 North Park Dr. 812-962-4440 $10-$20/Casual/Beer & Wine/Reservations Accepted/Credit Cards

Iwataya Japanese Restaurant 8401 N. Kentucky Ave. 812-868-0830 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Kanpai Sushi & Asian Bistro 4593 Washington Ave. 471-7076 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards/ Online ordering available – www.mykanpai.com – powered by Click4AMeal

With a serene front-of-thehouse atmosphere and an entertaining hibachi grill in the back, your dining experience will be more than just eating; it’s dinner and a show! Onion volcanoes and egg balancing abound! The astute chefs will entertain you, while preparing some amazing meals and the sushi is prepared fresh to order. And, for sushi lovers, the sushi bar offers daily specials as well as a wellrounded menu. Tokyo Japan 3000 N. Green River Rd. 401-1020 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards

Kanpai Sushi & Asian Bistro offers a different experience with the same great sushi that’s now ranked #1 on Urbanspoon.com in the area. With something for nearly every taste, Kanpai’s • 50 • www.EvansvilleDining.com

Zuki Japanese Grill & Sushi Lounge 1448 N. Green River Rd. 477-9854 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Recommended/ Beer & Wine Serviced /All Major Credit Cards

KOREAN Jaya’s 119 S.E. 4th St. 422-6667 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards

MEXICAN Acapulco Mexican (East) 3339 N. Green River Rd. 475-0566 (Newburgh) 8480 High Pointe Dr. 812-858-7777 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/ MC, Visa/Online ordering available – www.fiestaacapulco.com powered by Click4AMeal Cancun Mexican (Henderson) 341 S. Green St. 270-826-0067 (Newburgh) 10640 Newburgh Rd. 812-490-9936 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Recommended/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards/Online ordering available – www. cancunhenderson.com powered by Click4AMeal

Choice Mexican eats in the northern part of the bluegrass state right across the river from Evansville and in Warrick County too. All the staples are here including a variety of quesadillas, burritos, fajitas and enchiladas. Cancun’s specialties include Paella (charbroiled chicken breast, steak, and shrimp covered in Aztecan spices,

rice, and veggies.) and the Fajitas Taco Salad loaded to perfection. Seafood, pork, and dessert dishes are also available. El Charro 720 N. Sonntag Ave. 421-1986 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Recommended/ All Major Credit Cards/ Beer & Wine El Maguey 601 W. State Rd. 62, Boonville, IN 812-897-2028 3250 Warrick Dr. 812-897-6666 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/Checks Accepted/ MC, VISA/Online ordering available – www.mymaguey. com - powered by Click4AMeal El Rio 1919 Green River Rd. 812-471-1400 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/Credit Cards Hacienda Mexican Restaurant (East) 990 S. Green River Rd. 474-1635 (North) 711 N. 1st. Ave. 423-6355 (West) 5440 Pearl Dr. 422-2055 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ VISA/MC/AMEX Jalisco Mexican Restaurant 4044 Professional Ln. 490-2814 $5-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/ Major Credit Cards

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La Cabana 821 S. Green River Rd. 477-3351 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/ Credit Cards/Full Bar/Online ordering available – www.lacabanaevansville. com - powered by Click4AMeal Los Bravos (East) 834 Tutor Ln. 474-9078 (North) 3534 First Ave. 424-4101 (West) 4630 W. Lloyd Expwy. 464-3136 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/VISA/MC/AMEX

Los Toribio’s 2810 U.S. 41 N., Henderson, KY 270-830-6610 1647 S. Green St. 270-831-2367 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Service Bar/VISA/MC/AMEX Los Tres Caminos 12100 Hwy. 41 N. 868-8550 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Service Bar/VISA/MC/AMEX Moe’s Southwest Grill 6401 E. Lloyd Expwy. 491-6637 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards/ Beer & Wine Qdoba Mexican Grill 922 Burkhardt Rd. 401-0800 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ MC/VISA

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Taco Tierra 420 S. Green River Rd. 402-8226 Under $10/Casual/VISA/MC

Big M’s Pizzeria 1424 N. Main St. 434-6909 $10-$15/Casual/VISA/MC

Tequila’s 408 Southwind Plaza, Mt. Vernon, IN 812-838-2392 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/ MC/VISA

PIZZA/ SANDWICHES Archie & Clyde’s Restaurant 8309 Bell Oaks Dr., Newburgh, IN 490-7778 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/Visa, MC/Online ordering available – www.archieandclydes.com powered by Click4AMeal

Dine-in, carry-out or even delivery will get you some of the best pizza in Central Evansville. Big M offers a great selection of specialty pizzas or create your own Big M pizza. $5 lunch combos or $8 dinner combos are another great selection. Not in the mood for pizza? Try a Big M sandwich such as a Strom, Crispy Chicken Club or Big Philly. Yum!

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Dave’s Sports Den Pizza & Pub 701 N. Weinbach Ave. 479-8887 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe 222 E. Columbia St. 425-2515 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Firedome Pizza & Wings 2046 Hwy. 41 N., Henderson, KY 270-830-7700 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards Gardo’s Italian Oven 13220 Darmstadt Rd. 812-868-8071 Under $10/Casual Geronte’s Pizza 4706 Vogel Rd. 474-1700 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/Beer & Wine/ VISA/MC Greeks Pizza 240 S. Green River Rd. 402-4733 Under $10/Credit Cards

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Highland Pizza Shop 6669 Kratzville Rd. 402-8900 Under $10/VISA/MC

Your neighborhood pizza joint located just off Kratzville rd. off 1st ave. Cold beer, hot pizza, and arcade games are what Highland is all about. A great selection of flat bread options as well as sandwiches and appetizers are the perfect way to complete your pizza. Hott’s Grill 122 N. Weinbach Ave. 437-3377 Under $10/Casual/Beer/ VISA/MC Kipplee’s Stadium Inn 2350 Division St. 479-1542 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Mama Roma’s Pizza & Wings 2008 E. Morgan Ave. 422-1212 Under $10/Casual/Checks/ All Major Credit Cards Mr. B’s Pizza & Wings 2611 Hwy. 41 N., Henderson, KY 270-826-1111 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks/Beer & Wine/MC

Noble Roman’s Pizza (East) 2403 Washington Ave. (Ross Center) 477-5347 (West) 4807 W. Lloyd Expwy. 424-0996 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Beer & Wine/Credit Cards/Online ordering available – www. nobleromansevansville.com - powered by Click4AMeal Old Chicago Pasta & Pizza 6550 E. Lloyd Expwy. 401-1400 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar/ Online ordering available – www.evansvilleoldchicago. com - powered by Click4AMeal

Papa John’s Pizza (East) 303 N. Weinbach Ave. 477-7700 (East) 5436 E. Indiana St. 473-5200 (North) 4204 N. 1st Ave. 425-2345 (West) 4814 W. Lloyd Expwy. 812-423-7272 Under $10/Credit Cards Parkway Pizza 3911 Broadway Ave. 423-3339 Under $10/No Alcohol/ Checks/MC/VISA

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Cici’s Pizza (East) 101-B N. Green River Rd. 477-2424 (West) 5625 Pearl Dr. Ste. G 812-962-0034 Under $10/Casual/ No Alcohol Served/Non Smoking/ No Credit Cards

Heady’s Pizza 4120 N. First Ave. 437-4343 Under $10/Casual/VISA/MC

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Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza 3911 Venetian Dr. 812-853-3400 $5-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Pizza Chef 938 SR 261, Newburgh, IN 812-853-3338 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/ Beer & Wine/MC/VISA Pizza Depot 11845 Old Petersburgh Rd. 812-867-9131 Under $10/Checks Accepted/ Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards

You just might feel like you are singing and dancing between Catharine ZetaJones and Richard Gere when you taste the pizza and beer Old Chicago has to offer. With a “beers around the world” tour one can drink himself through the greatest parts of the planet without ever leaving Evansville. All of the pizzas, calzones and other eats are cheesy and full of hearty toppings. There are even chunks of garlic under the pizza’s surface. Not in the mood for pizza? Try the chicken blat wrap or the guacamole burger! Friends, beer, an outdoor patio and pizza go together oh so well!

Pizza King (East) 1033 S. Weinbach Ave. 476-9441 (West) W. Franklin St. 424-7976 (North) 2411 Stringtown Rd. 401-1060 (Newburgh) Hwy. 66 & 261 812-853-3368 Under $10/Casual/Credit Cards/Beer available/Online ordering available – www.pizzakingevansville.com - powered by Click4AMeal The Pizza Stop 1200 W. Columbia St. 402-5711 Under $10/Reservations Accepted/Credit Cards/ Beer & Wine

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Roca Bar - South 1618 S. Kentucky Ave. 422-7782 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks/All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar

If any establishment in Evansville qualifies as a bona fide institution, it’s Roca Bar. This was the first restaurant to offer pizza in the city, way back in 1953. Very little has changed about their pizza or their delicious, must-try Italian salad. All ingredients are made fresh – not just the toppings for the pizzas, but the dough itself is hand made daily. Reservations are recommended to enjoy the full Roca Bar experience. Roca Bar - North 12301 Hwy. 41 North 812-868-8898 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks/All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar

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to your enjoyment of their delicious fare you’ve come to expect by adding a great patio to dine on as well as live music to listen to. Have a large group? They can accommodate up to 150 people. Rounder’s Pizza (North) 510 W. Mill Rd. 424-4960 (East) 12731 N. Green River Rd. 812-867-7172 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks/Beer & Wine/ VISA/MC Sam’s Pizzeria 2011 W. Delaware 423-3160 $10-$15/Casual/No Alcohol

Talk of the Town Pizza 1200 Edgar St. 402-8696 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/Beer & Wine/ VISA/MC Turoni’s Forget-Me-Not-Inn 4 N. Weinbach Ave. 477-7500 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Turoni’s Pizzeria & Brewery (Main)408 N. Main St. 812-424-9871 (Newburgh)8011 Bell Oaks Rd. 490-5555, Newburgh, IN Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar - In house Brewery/All Major Credit Cards

Samuel’s Place 518 Main. St., New Harmony, IN 812-682-3001 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards Sandy’s Pizza 609 S. Main St., Ft. Branch, IN 812-759-3972 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/ All Major Credit Cards The Slice 2011 Lincoln Ave. 476-8518 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards Smitty’s Little Tavern 2109 W. Franklin St. 423-6280 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Whether you go to the location on Weinbach, North Main Street, or in Newburgh, Turoni’s always hits the spot. Just ask around – Turoni’s pizzas are well known as being one of the best. They are host to the only craftbrewer in town as well. So top off your House Special with a pint of their very own brew and you will leave a happy person. But save room for a homemade cookie or brownie too! Walther’s Golf ‘n Fun 2301 N. 1st Ave. 464-4472 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

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C.J.’s Party Place (Inside Willow Lanes) Virginia & Hwy. 41 422-6682 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Necessary for Parties/All Major Credit Cards

Just Rennie’s Catering 100 S.E. 4th St. 401-8098 $15 to $25/Banquet facilities for private parties up to 40 people/Conference Calling/ WiFi Internet/AV Equipment/ Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards

Chef Doug & Marla Rennie expand on their reputation for excellent service and delicious foods by opening their own banquet facility in downtown Evansville. The comfortable, unique setting will make your events memorable. With a wide selection of appetizers, salads, entrees, side dishes and desserts, you can customize a menu that’s just right for you and your business associates, family and friends. The Event Gallery 956 Parrett St. 467-4255 $15 - $25/Banquet facilities/ Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Kirby’s 1113-1119 Parrett St. 422-2230 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Necessary/ All Major Credit Cards What’s Cookin’! 2011-2012


PUBS Chilly Willy’s Pub 3039 Claremont Ave. 423-0726 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Credit Cards Corner Pocket Bar & Grill 1819 N. Fulton Ave. 428-2255 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/VISA/MC

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Darren’s Pub 713 N. Green St., Henderson, KY 812-827-2206 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA/MC Dave’s Sportsden Pizza & Pub 701 N. Weinbach Ave. 479-8887 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Checks/All Major Credit Cards

D.C.’s Pub 900 W. Buena Vista 401-6425 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/Checks/ All MajorCredit Cards Doc’s 1305 Stringtown Rd. 401-1201 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ VISA/MC

Ginny’s Place 1602 Vann Ave. 477-0789 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ VISA/MC K.C.’s Time Out Lounge & Grill 1121 S. Green River Rd. 437-9920 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Checks/VISA/MC/DSCVR

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Truffles Eatery & Catering 4833 State Rd., Newburgh, IN 490-6070 $10-$15/Casual/No Alcohol/ Checks Accepted/VISA/ MC/DSCVR

Cricket’s 518 W. Main St., Newburgh, IN 812-858-2782 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

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Schmitt Catering & More 812-909-0566/812-774-6547 Under $10/Reservations Necessary/Checks Accepted/ No Credit Cards

Fast Eddy’s Burgers & Beer 507 N.W. Riverside Dr. 424-ROCK Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA/MC Fox & Hound English Pub and Grille 5416 E. Indiana St. 473-5721 Between $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

K.C’s Time Out Lounge offers excellent pub fare with a twist. Long time favorites such as chicken tenders and onion rings are available. But, why not step out of the ordinary and try a few shrimp jammers,

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pork potstickers and a Greek gyro? And, if you are feeling like some live music, K.C.’s brings in great entertainment throughout the week. Jazzy Grooves 217 Main St. 812-604-1936 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/Checks/All Major Credit Cards Kipplee’s Stadium Inn 2350 Division St. 479-1542 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ VISA/MC Lamasco Bar & Grill 1331 W. Franklin St. 437-0171 Under $10/Casual/No Reservations/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Main Gate Sports Bar 518 Main St. 484-1066 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks Accepted/VISA/ MC/DSCVR Old Chicago Pasta & Pizza 6550 E. Lloyd Expwy. 401-1400 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards

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can drink himself through the greatest parts of the planet without ever leaving Evansville. All of the pizzas, calzones and other eats are cheesy and full of hearty toppings. There are even chunks of garlic under the pizza’s surface. Not in the mood for pizza? Try the chicken blat wrap or the guacamole burger! Friends, beer, an outdoor patio and pizza go together oh so well!

and the food filling and comforting. Enjoy Irish potato cakes or chicken wings bathed in a rich Guinness-based barbecue sauce. Live music plays through out the week and the patio that over looks the Ohio makes this a perfect place to catch up with friends. Roca Bar 1618 S. Kentucky Ave. 422-7782

The Marigold Bar 2112 S. Weinbach Ave. 475-8780 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Cash Only The Pub 1348 Division St. 423-2121 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards The Pointe Sports Bar 830 LST Dr. 425-4840 Under $10/Casual/No Checks/ All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar Ri Ra Irish Pub 701 N.W. Riverside Dr. 426-0000 $10-$25/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Fun, food and music are always on tap at this neighborhood Irish pub located in the District at Casino Aztar. Easily located by it’s bright blue exterior, the inside is warm and quaint

If any establishment in Evansville qualifies as a bona fide institution, it’s Roca Bar. This was the first restaurant to offer pizza in the city, way back in 1953. Very little has changed about their pizza or their delicious, must-try Italian salad. All ingredients are made fresh – not just the toppings for the pizzas, but the dough itself is hand made daily. Reservations are recommended to enjoy the full Roca Bar experience. Roca Bar - North 12301 Hwy. 41 North 812-868-8898 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks/All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar

Continuing the tradition of the legendary pizza and famous Italian salads, the North side Roca Bar adds to your enjoyment of their delicious fare you’ve come to expect by adding a great patio to dine on as well as live music to listen to. Have a large group? They can accommodate up to 150 people. Rookie’s Sports Bar (Henderson) 117 Second St. 270-826-1106 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Credit Cards/Full Bar Sportsman’s Billiards & Grille 2315 W. Franklin St. 422-0801 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Wolf’s Tavern & Restaurant 31 N. Green St., Henderson, KY 270-212-1151 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

SEAFOOD Bonefish Grill 6401 E. Lloyd Expwy. 401-3474 $15-$25/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Credit Cards/Full Bar Cheeseburger in Paradise 8301 Eagle Lake Dr. 475-1074 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

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Harbor Bay is bringing flavorful seafood to the East and North sides of Evansville! Their starters range from bacon wrapped scallops to classic chicken tenders. They also have a wide variety of steaks, burgers and pastas. Try some of the more unique items in their menu such as the Gator gumbo, Jumbo frog legs or the Live stuffed main lobster (North side only). Feel like a late night out? Enjoy karaoke in the North side bar every Friday and Saturday night. Red Lobster 4605 Bellemeade Ave. 477-9227 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Not Accepted Full Bar/Credit Cards

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are encouraged to mix and match different flavor combinations to get a new experience every visit. Don’t forget to try a glass of their house sangria!

STEAKHOUSES Cork ‘N Cleaver 650 S. Hebron Ave. 479-6974 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Recommended/ Checks Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards A quiet little fish joint with a large bite of flavor! Try their fish & chips as well as their famous fish tacos. Then, check out the rest of the menu that boasts the largest oysters in the area that come fresh from the Chesapeake Bay. Morgan Close and her staff strive to make the service as friendly and impeccable as the atmosphere. So, come in, eat, drink and event take in some live music on the patio. What ever your interest is, find them – it’s worth it! SPANISH Eclipse Tapas Bar & Restaurant 113 SE 4th St. 463-6040 Under $10/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/ Checks Accepted/VISA/MC

The Tapas style of using little plates is making a big impression on Downtown Evansville! Authentic Spanish cuisine graces these little plates and diners

Haub Steak House (Haubstadt) 101 E. Haub St. 812-768-6462 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Recommended/ Checks Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Hornet’s Nest 11845 Old Petersburg Rd. 812-867-2386 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Longhorn Steakhouse 320 N. Green River Rd. 473-2400 $10-$15/Casual/Call Ahead Seating/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar Outback Steakhouse 7201 Indiana St. 474-0005 $10-$15/Casual/No Reservations/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Sirloin Stockade 4610 Bellemeade Ave. 473-0300 Under $10/Casual/No Reservations/No Alcohol/ VISA/MC/DSCVR

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Harbor Bay Seafood (Next to Showplace Cinemas) (East) 4706 Morgan Ave. 402-5122 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Major Credit Cards (North) 4428 N. First Ave. (In the North Park Shopping Center) 426-0133 $10-15/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards

Tin Fish 300 W. Jennings Station, Newburgh 490-7000 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

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Gator’s Hot Fish 1203 N. Main St. 402-7775 Under $10/Casual

Texas Roadhouse 7900 Eagle Crest Blvd. 477-7427 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ No Reservations/No Checks/ VISA/MC/DSCVR Western Rib-Eye & Ribs 1401 N. Boeke Rd. 476-5405 $12-$18/Casual/ Reservations/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

House of Como 2700 S. Kentucky St. 422-0572 $10-$20/Casual/Checks Accepted/Cash/Full Bar Logan’s Roadhouse Steakhouse (East) 1 N. Burkhardt Rd. 471-8403 (West) 5645 Pearl Dr. 421-0908 Under $10/Casual/No Reservations/Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon 934 N. Green River Rd. 473-5468 $10-$15/Casual/ No Reservations/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

A down-home atmosphere and a perfectly cooked steak make this the beef lover’s mecca. And, since they serve only Certified Angus Beef steaks – you can be sure the quality is top-notch . If you aren’t in the mood for beef, a full menu including fresh lobster will curb the appetite of any member of your party. Be sure to create your own flavors here, at one of the largest, freshest and most delectable salad bars in the area. www.EvansvilleDining.com • 57 •


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TAVERNS Bob’s Lounge 907 N. Fares Ave. 425-4929 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar Brett & Rhonda’s Place 763 W. Lincoln, Chandler, IN 812-588-1010 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/VISA/MC Buck’s Tavern 1015 N. Fulton Ave. 429-0055 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/No Checks/ All Major Credit Cards Cricket’s 518 W. Main, Newburgh, IN 858-2782 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar Corner Pocket 1819 Fulton Ave. 428-BALL Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Darmstadt Inn 13130 Darmstadt Rd. 812-867-7300 Under $10/Casual/MC/ VISA/Full Bar Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe 222 E. Columbia St. 425-2515 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/ Full Service Bar/All Major Credit Cards Accepted Diamond Lanes 2400 Hwy 41 N. 424-4677 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Major Credit Cards Doc’s Nightclub 1305 Stringtown Rd. 401-1201 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards • 58 • www.EvansvilleDining.com

Duck Inn 4100 Pollack Ave. 479-8050 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ No Checks/All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar Ford’s Bar 1404 E. Morgan Ave. 425-7729 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/Cash Only Fred’s Bar & Grill 421 Read St. 423-8040 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/ Cash Only/Full Bar Gloria’s Corral Club 3101 N. Kratzville Rd. 423-0138 Under $10/Casual/ Cash Only/Full Bar Hornville Tavern & Catering 2607 Baseline Rd. 812-963-9318 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Checks Accepted The Knob Hill Tavern 1016 Hwy. 662 West, Newburgh, IN 812-853-9550 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/Full Bar/ Credit Cards Legends (Inside River City Recreation) 1050 S. Weinbach Ave. 476-74444 Under $10/Casual/ Major Credit Cards/Full Bar Lyle & Bills Sports Zone 1404 E. Morgan Ave. 425-7729 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/VISA/MC/Full Bar The Peephole Bar & Grill 201 Main St. 423-5171 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Checks/MC/VISA, DSCVR

Rick’s 718 Bar & Grill 718 3rd Ave. 423-0872 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

T.J.’s Stockyard Inn 1217 Baker Ave. 402-9273 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/Cash Only

Sam & Jimmy’s Hobo Jungle 1323 S. Barker Ave. 491-6229 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Yellow Tavern 521 Church St., New Harmony, IN 812-682-3303 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/Checks Accepted/ Credit & Debit Not Accepted

711 Tavern 711 Virginia St. 422-0904 Under $10/Cash Only/ Full Bar She Lounge 1104 Diamond Ave. 423-0814 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards St. Phillips Inn 11200 Upper Mt. Vernon Rd., Mt. Vernon, IN 812-985-5558 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Recommended/ Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/Credit Cards Smitty’s Little Tavern 2109 W. Franklin St. 423-6280 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Accepted Sportsman’s Billiards & Grille 2315 W. Franklin St. 422-0801 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

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Thai Papaya Cuisine 6240 E. Virginia St. 477-8424 Under $10/ All Major Credit Cards/Online ordering available – www. thaipapayacuisine.com powered by Click4AMeal

Thai Papaya offers some of the area’s only Thai dining. Thai is widely known for their low-fat selections as well as food that is good for your digestive tract. While at Thai Papaya, sample some Singha (Thai Beer) or one of their contemporary wines. Not everything is spicy, so try something new! VIETNAMESE Vietnamese Cuisine 4602 Vogel Rd. 491-1884 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ VISA/MC

Stockwell Inn 4001 E. Eichel Ave. 476-2384 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Cash Only/Full Bar What’s Cookin’! 2011-2012


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The Basics of Cookin’ With Wine

ine is not only good with food; it’s good in food. It can add another dimension, additional layers of flavor, and can help tenderize less expensive cuts of meat. Wine is also excellent for de-glazing a pan, dissolving the fond. That’s the brown bits stuck to the bottom from browning or searing meat. When shopping for wines to cook with, there are two important things to remember. Keep it medium-light, but not wimpy, and avoid oaked wines. For most uses you’ll also want the wine to be dry. As an addition to a recipe or when used in a sauce or reduction, oakey vino turns somewhat bitter and harsh. Oak is a treatment to be avoided in both red and white wines used in cooking. Among whites, the lighter wines such as Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc are reliable choices, but steer away from highly acidic wines. Box wines are a wise choice because the collapsing bladder keeps oxygen away allowing the remaining wine a longer life. One brilliant alternative is inexpensive dry Vermouth. It keeps well and serves all but the most demanding uses. In the realm of reds, medium-bodied, un-oaked, dry wines are the safest choice. Blends tend to work very well, the different grapes working together to provide a rich, well-rounded flavor. One wants a decent, drinkable wine, but it need not be at all expensive.

Wines from France’s Rhône Valley or the Languedoc, the United States and Australia are all suitable, especially when made from blends of Grenache , Syrah/Shiraz, Mouverdre, Merlot and similar varieties with good fruit flavors. While you can safely de-glaze that hot skillet with a dry white wine, reds seem to prefer a more delicate treatment. Lower temperatures and slower simmering allows the flavors of red wine to concentrate and integrate without breaking down and becoming sour and muddy. Slow and low is the way to go, just like Bar-B-Q. Need help with your selection? Come in to the Winetree and let us offer you some excellent options. – Ron Hull

Specializing in Fine Wines, Spirits, Craft & Import Beer

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We carry the largest selection of hard to find wines, champagnes, Ports, Madieras and Sherries from all over the World • We carry over 400 craft and imported • Knowledgeable Staff that can help you select the perfect bottle of wine. beers that hail from Indiana as well as across the world. • Weekly wine tastings at all stores • Want to try a new beer? We have every week from Labor Day through monthly beer tasting at our East side store Memorial Day on the last Saturday of each month from • Large variety of vodka, gin, scotch, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. tequila, whiskey and rums. • Looking for the hard to find wine, spirit • We make gift baskets for any occasion! or ale? We probably have it. If not, we can Craft beer baskets, wine, scotch... we can order it for you at no additional charge. make it! Winetree East | 1951 Washington Ave., (812) 476-8141 Winetree North | 4201 First Ave., (812) 425-2010 Winetree Darmstadt | 13301 Darmstadt Rd., (812) 867-2403 What’s Cookin’! 2011-2012

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5 Guys Burgers 5402 E. Indiana St. 401-1773 Acapulco Mexican 3339 N. Green River Rd. 475-0566

Dave’s Sports Den Pizza & Pub 701 N. Weinbach Ave. 479-8887

Hacienda Mexican Restaurant 990 S. Green River Rd. 474-1635

Carousel Restaurant 5115 Monroe Ave. 479-6388

Denny’s Restaurant 351 N. Green River Rd. 473-1063

Harbor Bay Seafood 4706 Morgan Ave. 402-5122

Charzad 519 N. Green River Rd. 473-2849

Bar Louie 7000 Eagle Crest Blvd. 476-7069

Chili’s Grill & Bar 600 N. Green River Rd. 475-1510 $10-$15/

Black Buggy Restaurant 4920 Davis Lant Dr. 473-0012

China Super Buffet 127 N. Burkhardt Rd. 476-8788

Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano 16401 E. Lloyd Expwy. 421-0800

Cici’s Pizza 101-B N. Green River Rd. 477-2424

Bob Evans Restaurant 1125 N. Green River Rd. 473-9022

Cleavers Restaurant 5501 E. Indiana St. 473-0001

Bonefish Grill 6401 E. Lloyd Expwy. 401-3474

Cork ‘N Cleaver 650 S. Hebron Ave. 479-6974

Boston’s - The Gourmet Pizza 3911 Venetian Dr. 812-853-3400

Cracker Barrel 8215 Eagle Lake Dr. 479-8788

Buffalo Wild Wings (BW3) 713 N. Green River Rd. 471-9464 Burger Bank 1617 S. Weinbach Ave. 475-2265

Crazy Buffet 701 N. Burkhardt Rd. 437-8833 Culver’s Frozen Custard Butter Burgers 1734 Hirschland Rd. 437-3333

Hott’s Grill 122 N. Weinbach Ave. 437-3377

Duck Inn 4100 Pollack Ave. 479-8050

House of Como 2700 S. Kentucky St. 422-0572

El Rio 1919 Green River Rd. 812-471-1400

IHOP 601 N. Burkhardt Rd. 471-0510

Fox & Hound English Pub and Grille 5416 E. Indiana St. 473-5721

Jeanne’s Gelato 2003 Lincoln Ave. 479-8272

Ginny’s Place 1602 Vann Ave. 477-0789 Golden Buddha 3221 Taylor Ave. 473-4855 Golden Corral 130 Cross Point Blvd. 473-1095 Grand Buffet Mongolian Grill 1356 N. Green River Rd. 476-6666 The Great American Bagel 3901 Morgan Ave. 476-7212 Geronte’s Pizza 4706 Vogel Rd. 474-1700 Greeks Pizza 240 S. Green River Rd. 402-4733

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Hooters 4620 Lincoln Ave. 475-0229

Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches 701 N. Burkhardt Rd. Ste. C 401-5400 K.C.’s Time Out Lounge & Grill 1121 S. Green River Rd. 437-9920 Kanpai Sushi & Asian Bistro 4593 Washington Ave. 471-7076 Kipplee’s Stadium Inn 2350 Division St. 479-1542 Kippleville (Kipplee’s Partyhouse) 2322 Division St. 476-1936 La Cabana 821 S. Green River Rd. 477-3351

Lincoln Garden 2001 Lincoln Ave. 471-88881 Logan’s Roadhouse Steakhouse 1 N. Burkhardt Rd. 471-8403 Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon 934 N. Green River Rd. 473-5468 Longhorn Steakhouse 320 N. Green River Rd. 473-2400 Lorenzo’s Bistro & Bakery 972 S. Hebron Ave. 475-9477

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Applebee’s Bar & Grill 5100 E. Morgan Ave. 471-0929

Cheeseburger in Paradise 8301 Eagle Lake Dr. 475-1074 $10-$15/Casual/

Donut Bank Bakery & Coffee Shop 5 N. Green River Rd. 479-0511 1950 Washington Ave. 477-2711 1200 Lincoln Ave. 402-4111

Legends (Inside River City Recreation) 1050 S. Weinbach Ave. 476-74444

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The Acropolis - Fine Greek Cuisine & Spirits 501 N. Green River Rd. 475-9320

Café 111 111 S. Green River Rd. #D 401-8111

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Los Bravos 834 Tutor Ln. 474-9078 Lucky Dragon Chinese Restaurant 4313 E. Morgan Ave. 479-5006 Mama Roma’s Pizza & Wings 2008 E. Morgan Ave. 422-1212 Mandarin Garden Chinese Restaurant 2013 N. Green River Rd. 476-7088 Manna Mediterranean 2913 Lincoln Ave. 473-7005 The Marigold Bar 2112 S. Weinbach Ave. 475-8780 MAT. 888 China Bistro 5636 Vogel Rd. 475-2888 www.EvansvilleDining.com • 61 •


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Maxine’s Cafe & Bakery 1322 N. Green River Rd. 473-3663 Moe’s Southwest Grill 6401 E. Lloyd Expwy. 491-6637 Nagasaki Inn 5720 Virginia St. 473-1442 Noble Roman’s Pizza 2403 Washington Ave. (Ross Center) 477-5347 O’Brian’s Sports Bar & Grill 1801 N. Green River Rd. 401-4630 O’Charley’s 7301 E. Indiana St. 479-6632 Old Chicago Pasta & Pizza 6550 E. Lloyd Expwy. 401-1400 The Olive Garden Italian Restaurant 1100 N. Green River Rd. 473-2903 Outback Steakhouse 7201 Indiana St. 474-0005 Panera Bread 220 Burkhardt Rd. 476-7477 Penn Station East Coast Subs 137 N. Burkhardt Rd. 479-PENN (7366) Pita Pan 1375 Washington Ave. 476-1111

Pizza King 1033 S. Weinbach Ave. 476-9441 Qdoba Mexican Grill 922 Burkhardt Rd. 401-0800 Red Lobster 4605 Bellemeade Ave. 477-9227 Rafferty’s 1400 N. Green River Rd. 471-0024

Spudz –N– Stuff 812 S. Green River Rd. 401-7783 Stockwell Inn 4001 E. Eichel Ave. 476-2384 Stoll’s Country Inn 19820 Castle Creek Dr. 812-867-7730 Sweets Deli & Cafe 6245 Vogel Rd. 477-7437

Raffi’s Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine 1100 N. Burkhardt Rd. 479-9166

Szechwan Chinese Restaurant 669 N. Green River Rd. 479-7600

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 6636 E. Lloyd Exp. 473-4100

T.G.I. Friday’s (In Eastland Mall) 800 N. Green River Rd. 491-8443

Roly Poly Sandwiches 5702 E. Virginia St. 962-2326

Taco Tierra 420 S. Green River Rd. 402-8226

Rounder’s Pizza 12731 N. Green River Rd. 867-7172

Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine 900 Tutor Ln. 476-5000

Schlotzsky’s Deli 301 N. Green River Rd. 471-4011

Texas Roadhouse 7900 Eagle Crest Blvd. 477-7427

Show-Me’s 1700 Morgan Ctr. Dr. 401-SHOW

Thai Papaya Cuisine 6240 E. Virginia St. 477-8424

Shyler’s Bar-B-Q 405 S. Green River Rd. 476-4599 The Slice 2011 Lincoln Ave. 476-8518 Sirloin Stockade 4610 Bellemeade Ave. 473-0300 Smiling Moose Deli 724 N. Burkhardt Rd. 477-3354

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Tokyo Japan 3000 N. Green River Rd. 401-1020 Trophy Club Lounge & Dining Room (Inside Indiana Downs) 5480 E. Indiana St. 473-8910 Turoni’s ForgetMe-Not-Inn 4 N. Weinbach Ave. 477-7500

Vietnamese Cuisine 4602 Vogel Rd. 491-1884 Western Rib-Eye & Ribs 1401 N. Boeke Rd. 476-5405 Windmill Donuts & Pizza 3030 N. Green River Rd. 437-6444 Wok ‘N’ Roll 311 S. Green River Rd. 474-0181 Yen Ching Chinese Restaurant 406 S. Green River Rd. 474-0181 Zoup Fresh Soup Co. 6240 E. Virginia St. 477-2664 Zuki Japanese Grill & Sushi Lounge 1448 N. Green River Rd. 477-9854

DOWNTOWN

American Pit Bosses BBQ 1113 Riverside Dr. 425-5908 Angelo’s 305 Main St. 428-6666

Blush Ultra Lounge & Tapas Bar 615 N.W. Riverside Dr. 433-4700 Cavanaugh’s Casino Aztar (Pavilion Level 2) 421 N.W. Riverside Dr. 433-4333

Corky’s Ribs & Barbecue Casino Aztar (Pavilion Level 1) 421 N.W. Riverside Dr. 433-4227 Diamond Deli 421 Riverside Dr. (Casion Aztar, pavilion level 1) 433-6122 Dilegge’s Italian 607 N. Main St. 428-3004 Eclipse Tapas Bar & Restaurant 113 SE 4th St. 463-6040 Emge’s Deli & Ice Cream 206-208 Main St. 422-3026/422-7030 Fast Eddy’s Burgers & Beer 507 N.W. Riverside Dr. 424-ROCK Fresh Harvest Deli 101 N.W. 1st St. 421-0407 Hadi Shrine 6 Walnut St. 423-4285 Jaya’s 119 S.E. 4th St. 422-6667 Jazzy Grooves 217 Main St. 812-604-1936 The Jungle Restaurant 415 Main St. 425-5282 Just Rennie’s Catering 100 S.E. 4th St. 401-8098 Kirby’s 1113-1119 Parrett St. 422-2230 What’s Cookin’! 2011-2012


La Sombra Coffee Company 318 Main St. 492-4567 Madeleine’s Restaurant 423 S.E. 2nd St. 491-8611 Main Gate Sports Bar 518 Main St. 484-1066 Major Munch (Old Post Office Place, Downtown Evansville) 437-2363 Max & Erma’s Casino Aztar (Pavilion Level 1) 421 N.W. Riverside Dr. 433-4258 Milano’s Italian Cuisine 500 Main St. 484-2222 The Peephole Bar & Grill 201 Main St. 423-5171 Piece of Cake 210 Main St. 424-2253 The Pointe Sports Bar 830 LST Dr. 425-4840 The Red Fez 6 Walnut St. 423-4285 Ri Ra Irish Pub 701 N.W. Riverside Dr. 426-0000

Riverview by Firefly (In Old National Bank Place) 1 Main St. 464-VIEW Penny Lane Coffeehouse 600 S.E. 2nd St. 421-8741 Spudz –N– Stuff 101 N.W. 1st St. 402-7555 Temptations Buffet Casino Aztar (Pavilion Level 2) 421 Riverside Dr. 433-4000 Turoni’s Pizzeria & Brewery 408 N. Main St. 812-424-9871 Twilight Bistro 221 Main St. 421-0606

CENTRAL/ SOUTH

Abby Road Coffee Bean Emporium 422 N. Main St. 402-0842 Bar-B-Q Barn 1003 E. Diamond Ave. 491-9868 Big M’s Pizzeria 1424 N. Main St. 434-6909

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C.J.’s Party Place (Inside Willow Lanes) Virginia & Hwy. 41 Choo Choo Café & Deli 915 Main St. 429-0283 Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe 222 E. Columbia St. 425-2515 Doc’s 1305 Stringtown Rd. 401-1201 Fred’s Bar & Grill 421 Read St. 423-8040 Gator’s Hot Fish 1203 N. Main St. 402-7775 Hickory Pit Stop 1521 N. Main St. 422-6919 The Pub 1348 Division St. 423-2121 Rick’s 718 Bar & Grill 718 3rd Ave. 423-0872 Roca Bar 1618 S. Kentucky Ave. 422-7782 Shing-Lee Chinese Restaurant 215 Main St. 464-2769 T.J.’s Stockyard Inn 1217 Baker Ave. 402-9273 Talk of the Town Pizza 1200 Edgar St. 402-8696

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NEARBY

Archie & Clyde’s Restaurant 8309 Bell Oaks Dr., Newburgh, IN 490-7778

The Knob Hill Tavern 1016 Hwy. 662 West, Newburgh, IN 812-853-9550

Jalisco Mexican Restaurant 4044 Professional Ln., Newburgh, IN 490-2814

Acapulco Mexican 8480 High Pointe Dr., Newburgh, IN 812-858-7777

El Maguey 601 W. State Rd. 62, Boonville, IN 812-897-2028 3250 Warrick Dr. 812-897-6666

Beef O’Brady’s 8177 Bell Oaks Dr., Newburgh, IN 490-9464

Ellis Park-Clubhouse Hwy. 41 North, Henderson, KY 800-333-8110

Brett & Rhonda’s Place 763 W. Lincoln, Chandler, IN 812-588-1010

Firedome Pizza & Wings 2046 Hwy. 41 N., Henderson, KY 270-830-7700

Los Toribio’s 2810 U.S. 41 N., Henderson, KY 270-830-6610 1647 S. Green St. 270-831-2367

Frontier Restaurant & Bar 12945 Hwy. 57 812-867-6786

Mr. B’s Pizza & Wings 2611 Hwy. 41 N., Henderson, KY 270-826-1111

Gardo’s Italian Oven 13220 Darmstadt Rd. 812-868-8071

Patio Bar & Grill 104 N. Water St., Henderson, KY 270-831-9955

Cancun Mexican 341 S. Green St., Henderson, KY 270-826-0067 10640 Newburgh Rd., Newburgh, IN 812-490-9936 Café Arazu 117 W. Jennings St., Newburgh, IN 812-842-2200 Cricket’s 518 W. Main St., Newburgh, IN 812-858-2782 Darmstadt Inn 13130 Darmstadt Rd. 812-867-7300 Denny’s Classic Diner 19501 Elpers Rd. 812-867-7156 Donut Bank Bakery & Coffee Shop 3988 SR 261 812-858-9911 The Edgewater Grille 1 E. Water St., Newburgh, IN 812-858-2443

Golden Buddha 5066 S.R. 261 , Newburgh, IN 812-853-2680 Golden Corral 1770 S. Green St. Henderson, KY 270-869-9310 Haub Steak House 101 E. Haub St. , Haubstadt, IN 812-768-6462 Hawg ‘N’ Sauce 1600 Leonard Rd., Mt. Vernon, IN 812-838-5339 Hornet’s Nest 11845 Old Petersburg Rd. 812-867-2386

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Koodie-Hoo’s 231 W. 2nd St., Mt. Vernon, IN 812-838-5202 Log Inn 12491 S. 200 E. , Haubstadt, IN 812-867-3216

Penn Station East Coast Subs 1111 Barrett Rd. 270-826-7361 Pizza Chef 938 SR 261, Newburgh, IN 812-853-3338 Pizza King Hwy. 66 & 261 , Newburgh, IN 812-853-3368 Planter’s Coffee House 130 N. Main St., Henderson, KY 270-830-0927 Pop’s Grill 516 S. Main St., New Harmony, IN 812-682-3880

Red Geranium 504 N. St., New Harmony, IN 812-682-4431 Rookie’s Sports Bar 117 Second St., Henderson, KY 270-826-1106 St. Phillips Inn 11200 Upper Mt. Vernon Rd., Mt. Vernon, IN 812-985-5558 Samuel’s Place 518 Main. St., New Harmony, IN 812-682-3001 Sandy’s Pizza 609 S. Main St., Ft. Branch, IN 812-759-3972 Southern Ride BBQ 1023 B Church St., New Harmony, IN 812-682-4227 Spudz –N– Stuff 192 Garden Mile Rd., Henderson, KY Taste of Perfection 838 State St., Newburgh, IN 812-853-8443 Tequila’s 408 Southwind Plaza, Mt. Vernon, IN 812-838-2392 Thomason’s 701 Atkinson St., Henderson, KY 270-826-0654 Tin Fish 300 W. Jennings Station, Newburgh 490-7000 Truffles Eatery & Catering 4833 State Rd., Newburgh, IN 490-6070

Turoni’s Pizzeria & Brewery 8011 Bell Oaks Rd. 490-5555, Newburgh, IN Vecchio’s Italian Market & Delicatessen 14 W. Jennings St. Newburgh, IN 490-7879 Wolf’s Tavern & Restaurant 31 N. Green St., Henderson, KY 270-212-1151 Yellow Tavern 521 Church St., New Harmony, IN 812-682-3303

WEST SIDE

Applebee’s Bar & Grill 5727 Pearl Dr. 426-2006 Bob Evans Restaurant 5201 Pearl Dr. 812-425-5100 Buffalo Wild Wings (BW3) 5404 Pearl Dr. 471-9464 Buck’s Tavern 1015 N. Fulton Ave. 429-0055 Charlie & Barney’s 1801 W. Franklin St. 423-5355 Cici’s Pizza 5625 Pearl Dr. Ste. G 812-962-0034 China Town Buffet 5435 Pearl Dr. 425-8146 Chilly Willy’s Pub 3039 Claremont Ave. 423-0726 Corner Pocket 1819 Fulton Ave. 428-BALL What’s Cookin’! 2011-2012


Denny’s Classic Diner 5212 Weston Rd. 424-4472

O’Charley’s 5125 Pearl Dr. 424-3348

Donut Bank Bakery & Coffee Shop 210 N. St. Joseph Ave. 426-1011

The Old Mill 503 New Harmony Rd. 812-963-6000

El Charro 720 N. Sonntag Ave. 421-1986 Gerst Bavarian Haus 2100 W. Franklin St. 424-1420 Hacienda Mexican Restaurant 5440 Pearl Dr. 422-2055 The Hilltop Inn 1100 Harmony Way 422-1757 Hornville Tavern 2607 W. Baseline Rd. 812-963-0967 Janbo Restaurant 4500 W. Lloyd Expwy. 422-8289 Lamasco Bar & Grill 1331 W. Franklin St. 437-0171

Parkway Pizza 3911 Broadway Ave. 423-3339 Penn Station East Coast Subs 5310 Pearl Dr. 434-PENN Pizza King W. Franklin St. 424-7976 The Pizza Stop 1200 W. Columbia St. 402-5711 Rounder’s Pizza 510 W. Mill Rd. 424-4960 Sportsman’s Billiards & Grille 2315 W. Franklin St. 422-0801 Spudz –N– Stuff 5225 Pearl Dr. 402-8287

Landmark BBQ 3901 Broadway Ave. 401-7427

Show-Me’s 5501 Pearl Dr. 402-7100

Logan’s Roadhouse Steakhouse 5645 Pearl Dr. 421-0908

Smitty’s Little Tavern 2109 W. Franklin St. 423-6280

Los Bravos 4630 W. Lloyd Expwy. 464-3136

Sportsman’s Billiards & Grille 2315 W. Franklin St. 422-0801

Marx Barbeque & Catering Service 3119 W. Maryland St. 425-1616

West Siders Restaurant 4220 Broadway Ave. 423-5844

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Wilson’s General Store, Café & BBQ 11120 Broadway Ave. 812-985-0202 Zesto’s 102 W. Franklin St. 424-1416

NORTH SIDE

Bob’s Lounge 907 N. Fares Ave. 425-4929

Canton Inn Restaurant 947 North Park Dr. 428-6611 Charlie’s Mongolian BBQ 315 E. Diamond Ave. 423-9897 China King 590 E. Diamond Ave. 423-1896 Chopstick House Restaurant 5412 E. Indiana St. 473-5551 D.C.’s Pub 900 W. Buena Vista 401-6425 Denny’s Restaurant 4301 Hwy. 41 N. 423-9459 Diner 41 4301 Hwy. 41 North 424-2881 Diamond Lanes 2400 Hwy 41 N. 424-4677 Doc’s Nightclub 1305 Stringtown Rd. 401-1201 Donut Bank Bakery & Coffee Shop 2128 N. 1st Ave. 4262311 1031 E. Diamond Ave. 426-0011

Enjoy It! Catering 919 North Park Drive 425-6569

Los Bravos 3534 First Ave. 424-4101

Flying Saucer Café (Inside the Airport) 7801 Bussing Dr. 423-1113

Los Tres Caminos 12100 Hwy. 41 N. 868-8550 Merry-Go-Round Restaurant 2101 Old Business 41 423-6388

Fujiyama Japanese Steakhouse 917 North Park Dr. 812-962-4440 Gloria’s Corral Club 3101 N. Kratzville Rd. 423-0138

The Nisbet Inn 6701 Nisbet Rd. Haubstadt, IN 812-963-9305

Gracie’s Chinese Cuisine 12500 N. Hwy. 41 812-868-8888

Penn Station East Coast Subs 4827 David Lant 402-PENN

The Granola Jar 1033 Mt. Pleasant Rd. 437-1899

The Pie Pan 905 North Park Dr. 425-2261

Hacienda Mexican Restaurant 711 N. 1st. Ave. 423-6355

Pizza Depot 11845 Old Petersburgh 812-867-9131

GUIDES

Noble Roman’s Pizza 4807 W. Lloyd Expwy. 424-0996

listing by location

Cross-Eyed Cricket 2101 Pennsylvania St. 422-6464

Pizza King 2411 Stringtown Rd. 401-1060

Harbor Bay Seafood (In the North Park Shopping Center) 4428 N. First Ave. 426-0133

Roca Bar - North 12301 Hwy. 41 N. 812-868-8898

Heady’s Pizza 4120 N. First Ave. 437-4343

Steeplechase Café (Clarion Inn Airport) 4101 Hwy. 41 N. 424-6400

Highland Pizza Shop 6669 Kratzville Rd. 402-8900

Stepto’s Bar-B-Q Shack 4430 1st Ave. 401-8227

Hornville Tavern & Catering 2607 Baseline Rd. 812-963-9318

Two Brothers 3806 N. 1st Ave. 423-6188

Iwataya Japanese Restaurant 8401 N. Kentucky Ave. 868-0830 Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches 8680 Highpoint Dr. 491-7111

Wolf’s Bar-B-Q 6000 First Ave. 424-8891 Zoup Fresh Soup Co. 4660 N. 1st Ave. 423-1800

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menu directory page 67 | Acropolis Greek Cuisine page 68 | Big M’s Pizzeria page 69 | Black Buggy page 70 | Cancun Mexican Restaurant page 72 | Clarion Inn page 73 | Cleaver’s page 74 | Harbor Bay Seafood page 75 | K.C.’s Timeout Lounge page 76 | Kanpai Sushi & Asian Bistro page 78 | Nagasaki Inn page 80 | Old Chicago page 82 | Penn Station page 84 | Rí Rá Irish Pub page 86 | Roca Bar page 88 | Smiling Moose Deli page 89 | Spudz -N- Stuff page 90 | Taj Mahal page 91 | Thai Papaya Cuisine page 92 | Turoni’s Pizza page 93 | Windmill Donuts & Pizza page 94 | Wolf’s Bar-B-Q • 66 • www.EvansvilleDining.com

Blue-Eyed Moose IPA Beer Submitted by: Jack Frey, Head Brewer, Turoni’s Main Street Brewery

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authentic greek

Appetizers – Hot

Mixed Grille- $10.49 Dolmades - $7.39 Garlic Mushrooms - $7.39 Fillo Classic - $8.49 Spinach, Artichoke & Feta Dip - $6.75 Stuffed Mushrooms - $7.39 Waleed’s Shrimp - $8.99 Calamari - $7.49 Gyro Meatballs - $6.75 Saganaki - $7.89

Appetizers – Cold

Pikilia Kria - $7.99 Hummus - $5.99 Tzatziki - $5.99

Soups

Avgolemono Tomato Florentine Chef’s Daily Special Cup $2.75, Bowl $3.75

Kebobs

Kotopoulo (chicken) - $12.49 Arni (lamb) - $16.79 Vodino (filet of beef) - $15.69 Lahanika (vegetable) - $9.79 Garithes (shrimp) - $14.79

Fresh Salads

Greek Salad - $7.50 Horiatiki - $8.50 Caesar of Troy Salad - $7.50 Spinach Salad - $7.50 Gorgonzola Walnut Salad - $8.50 Add these toppings: Chicken $3.49, Shrimp $4.99, Salmon $5.59, Gyro $3.79 Chicken Tenders - $3.29

Pastas

Pasta Athena - $12.79 Vegetarian Pasta - $10.69 Chicken Gorgonzola - $12.79 Seafood Spinach - $15.49 Shrimp Scampi - $14.99 Tortellini - $12.59 Gorgonzola - $12.79

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Chicken

Baked Half Chicken - $10.49 Chicken Fileto - $10.49 Christina’s Chicken - $12.79 Chicken Lemonati - $13.89 Stuffed Greek Chicken - $14.79

House Specialty

Seafood

Mediterranean Salmon - $11.49 Solomos - $14.99 Filet a la Cyprus - $13.89 Shrimp or Scallops Acropolis $15.99

Steaks and Chops

Rack of Lamb - Market Price Zeus - $18.89 Steak Dianne - $17.49 Pepper Steak - $17.49 Pork Chops - $17.89 Ribeye Athena (10 oz) - $15.39 Apollo (16 oz) - $21.79 Pork Oso Bucco - $16.59 Steak Parnassus - $15.99 Lamb Ribs - $15.79 Sirloin - $10.99

Regional Greek Specialties

Mousaka - $12.49 Stifado - $11.39 Tyropita or Spanakopita - $10.79 Gyros Platter - $11.29 Pork Commandaria - $16.95 Dolmades - $12.39 Lamb Shanks - $18.79 Athenean Burger - $8.29

Sides

Roasted Potatoes Seasoned Rice Sauteéd Green Beans French Fries Tabbouleh Red Pickled Beets Three Bean Salad Seasonal Vegetable

Take Your Time and Enjoy! Enjoy a combination of dishes. *Requires at least two people. Prices listed per person. Appetizers (Choose two)

• Hummus • Tzatziki • Calamari Rings • Dolmades • Waleed’s shrimp • Stuffed Mushrooms Sides

(Choose two sides)

Greek Salad Included Entrees

Choose Two - $15 Three - $20 Four - $25 Five - $30

• Chicken Lemonati • Stifado • Christina’s Chicken • Gyros & Garnishes • Lamb Ribs • Gyro or Chicken Gorgonzola Pasta • Shrimp Acropolis • Filet a la Cyprus • Pasta Athena Dessert • Baklava

Acropolis Greek Cuisine & Spirits Address: 501 N. Green River Rd. Phone: (812) 475-9320 Online: AcropolisEVV.com Online Ordering: AcropolisEVV.com Hours: Mon.-Thur. 11a.m. - 9 p.m. Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Credit Cards Accepted: All Major Cards Children’s Menu: Available Reservations: Accepted Bar Selection: Full Bar Outdoor Seating: Not Available Catering: Available Smoking Section: Not Available Live Entertainment: No Banquet Facilities: Available

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family casual

Dine-In, Carry-Out, Free Delivery

Big M PIZZAS BIg M’s Pizzeria Address: 1424 N. Main Street

(One block South of Bosse Field)

Phone: (812) 434-6909 Online: Not listed Online Ordering: Not Available Hours: Mon.-Thur. 11a.m. - 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m. - 12 a.m. Sun. 2 p.m. - 9 p.m. Credit Cards Accepted: All Major Cards Children’s Menu: Not Available Reservations: Not Required Bar Selection: No Alchohol Outdoor Seating: Patio Available Catering: Delivery Available Smoking Section: Patio only Live Entertainment: No Banquet Facilities: Not Available

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Cheese 1 Topping 2 Topping 3 Topping 4 Topping Specialty

Mini 10” $6.55 $6.80 $7.05 $7.30 $7.55 $8.80

Small 12” $8.80 $9.30 $9.80 $10.30 $10.80 $12.30

Medium 14” $11.05 $11.80 $12.55 $13.30 $14.05 $15.80

Large 16” $13.30 $14.30 $15.30 $16.30 $17.30 $19.30

X-Large 20” $17.30 $18.30 $19.30 $20.30 $21.30 $23.30

Toppings:

Bacon, Pepperoni, Sausage, Ground Beef, Ham, Onions, Mushrooms, Bell Peppers, Black Olives, Tomatoes, Pineapple, Green Olives, Jalapeños, Pepper Rings

Pizzas

Supreme Meatlovers Veggie Lovers Texas BBQ Pepperoni Lovers

BaconJalapeno Cheeseburger Crustbuster Big MFr ($29.95)

$5.00 Lunch Combo (11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Daily)

1) 6” 1-Topping Pizza with choice of side and soda. 2) 6” Sandwich with choice of side and soda 3) 8 oz. Lasagna with choice of side and soda

App’Zers Breadsticks Garlic Cheese Bread Italian Salad

Nachos Wings Big M’s Skins

Sandwiches -

Half, $4.25; Whole, $6.85

Stromboli, Ham & Cheese, Texas BBQ, Chicken Salad Club, Crispy Chicken Club, Big Philly

$8.00 Dinner Combo (Available 4 p.m. - close Nightly)

1) 10” 1-Topping Pizza with choice of side and soda. 2) 10” Sandwich with choice of side and soda 3) 16 oz. Lasagna with choice of side and soda

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amish homestyle

Monday - FridayAM PM SaturdayAM PM SundayAM PM Reservations Accepted

Grand Buffet

sHot Buffet Large Selection of Meats, Vegetables & Casseroles sSoup & Salad Bar 5 Soups Daily & Homemade Salads sDessert Bar 25 Different Homemade Pies, Cakes, Cobblers & More

Plated Meals

sDaily Special sMeat + 2 Sides sMeat + 3 Sides

We Cater!

sWe’ll customize any menu to fit your needs and budget! sCheck out our website for more information at blackbuggy.com!

Banquets & More

s0RIVATE"ANQUET2OOMS for up to 150 people s,ARGE'ROUP$ISCOUNTS s-EAT#HEESE4RAYS s0ASTRY4RAYS s&RUIT6EGETABLE4RAYS s"OXED,UNCHES s#USTOM#AKESFOR All Occasions, Including Weddings s$ELI !MISH-EATS & Cheeses s"AKERY &RESH"AKED 'OODS$AILY s$RIVE 4HRUAND #ARRY /UT!VAILABLE

Black Buggy Address: 4920 Davis Land Dr.

Located at the corner of Lynch & Green River Road

Phone: (812) 473-0012 Online: blackbuggy.com Online Ordering: Available! blackbuggy.com Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10:30am-8:30pm Sat. 7:00am-8:30pm Sun. 7:00am- 6:30pm Credit Cards Accepted: All Major Cards Children’s Menu: Available Reservations: Accepted Bar Selection: Not Available Outdoor Seating: Not Available Catering: Available! (812) 759-8091 Smoking Section: Not Available Live Entertainment: Not Available Banquet Facilities: Available! (812) 759-8801

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mexican

Appetizers

Cancun Mexican Restaurants Address: 341 S. Green St. Henderson, KY Highway 662 Newburgh, IN Phone: KY (270) 826-0067 IN (812) 490-9936 Online: CancunHenderson.com CancunNewburgh.com Online Ordering: Available Hours: Mon.-Thur. 11:00am-9:00pm Fri.-Sat. 11:00am-10:00pm Sun. 11:00am-8:00pm Credit Cards Accepted: All Major Credit Cards Children’s Menu: Available Reservations: Accepted Bar Selection: Full Bar Outdoor Seating: Available Catering: Available Smoking Section: Not Available Live Entertainment: Mariachi on select dates, Henderson only Banquet Facilities: Available • 70 • www.EvansvilleDining.com

All Appetizers...$3.99 Cheese Nachos Bean Nachos Beef and Bean Nachos

Salads

Tossed Salad…$2.25 Guacamole Salad…$2.99 Fiesta Chicken…$4.75 Cancun’s Salad…$4.99

Burritos

Fiesta Burrito…$6.50 Burritos Locos…$6.75 Burrito Kentucky…$8.25 Burrito Mexicano…$6.50

Chicken Nachos Beef Nachos Nachos Fiesta…$6.99

Vegetarian Combos Dishes $6.99 A. Chalupa, cheese enchilada & rice.

B. Two bean burritos, nachos cheese & rice. C. Bean burrito, cheese enchilada, bean tostada with cheese. D. Bean burrito, quesadilla & a chalupa

E. Potato burrito, bean enchilada & rice.

F. Vegetarian Fajita…$8.25

Quesadillas

Quesadilla Fajitas…$6.99 Quesadilla con Camarones…$8.75 Quesadilla Rellena…$5.50 Quesadilla Roja…$6.50 Quesadilla Vegetariana…$6.99 Cheese Quesadillas…$2.25

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Cancun Specialties

Chimichanga…$6.75 Paella…$10.99 Fajitas Taco Salad…$7.25 Chiles Poblanos…$7.50 Dinner Grande…$10.25

Nachos Fajita...$7.25 Flautas Mexicanas...$6.50 Taco Salad...$6.25 Cancun’s Cheeseburger...$4.75

Make Your Own Combination

Make Your Own Combination Choose up to three of your favorite entrée items! Includes rice and beans…$6.50 Taco, Enchilada, Burrito, Chile Relleno, Tamal, Quesadilla and your choice of ground meat, shredded chicken, shredded chicken, shredded beef or cheese. Mexican Style Steaks…$9.95 Carne Asada Tacos de Asada Steak Gringo Steak Toluca Steak Ranchero Steak Mexicano Chile Colorado Tacos El Grande Seafood Camarones a la Diabla…$9.95 Camaron a la Plancha…$7.99 Fiesta Seafood…$9.99 Cancun Fish…$9.99 Rio Grande…$8.99 Chicken Pollo Loco…$7.50 Pollo Guadalajara…$7.50

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Arroz con Pollo…$8.25 Chori Pollo…$8.25 Pollo Toluca…$8.25 Pollo Bandido…$8.25 Pollo Cancun…$8.25

Famous Fajitas

We use our special recipe to cook tender strips of marinated chicken breast or strips of steak with sautéed onions and bell peppers. Single Order (Beef, Chicken or Mixed)…$9.99 Double Order (Beef, Chicken or Mixed)… $16.99 Fajitas Toluca (Beef, Chicken or Chorizo)…$9.99 Fajitas Jalisco (Beef, Chicken & Shrimp)…$12.25 Double… $18.50 Fajitas de Camaron (Shrimp Fajitas)…$12.50 Double…$20.00 Fajitas Presidente (Beef, Chicken, Shrimp & Chorizo)…$12.25 Double…$18.50

Enchiladas Enchiladas Supremas…$6.75 Enchiladas Verdes...$6.75 Enchiladas Cancun…$6.75

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family / casual

Starters Classic Shrimp Cocktail $9 Greek Pesto Pita $8 Gnocchi Bolognese $7 Bacon Wrapped Tiger Shrimp $8

Clarion Inn Conference Center Steeplechase Café Address: 4101 Hwy. 41 North Phone: (812) 424-6400, Ext. 301 Online: ClarionEvansville.com Online Ordering: Not Available Hours: Polo Lounge - 4:00-10:00pm Steeplechase Café: 5:00-10:00pm Credit Cards Accepted: All Major Credit Cards Children’s Menu: Available Reservations: Accepted Bar Selection: Full Bar Outdoor Seating: Not Available Catering: Available Smoking Section: Not Available

Salads

Side Garden Salad $3 Side Caesar Salad $4 Spinach Salad $7 Add to entrée for $2 Greek Salad $7 Chef Salad $7 Add A Grilled Chicken Breast: $5 Add 5 Grilled Shrimp for: $7

Soups

Prime Rib & Vegetable Soup cup $2.50...bowl $4 French Onion au Gratin crock $5 Soup D’Jour cup $2.50...bowl $4

Side Items

Vegetables Steamed Asparagus Sautéed Spinach Italian Green Beans Sugar Snap Peas Italian Blend Vegetables Starches Seasoned Waffle Fries Pomme Frites Baked Potato Orzo Risotto Rice Pilaf Lighter Side Cottage Cheese Creamy Coleslaw Fresh Fruit Cup Applesauce Yogurt

Stuffed Mushrooms $8 Spinach Artichoke Dip $8 Buffalo Wings $7 Hot Chips $7

Entrées

Entrees are served with a choice of a house salad, classic Caesar salad or cup of soup as well as warm homemade knot rolls and our signature pesto. Shrimp Stuffed Tilapia with Lobster Sauce $17 Lemon Dill Salmon $19 Blackened Tilapia $15 Filet Mignon $28 Char-Grilled Cowboy Rib Eye $21 Char-Grilled New York Strip $21 Creamy Chardonnay Capone’ $16 Grilled Marinated Chicken Breast $16 Rosemary Grilled Pork Loin $15

Pastas

Pasta dishes are served with a choice of a house salad, classic Caesar salad or cup of soup as well as our warm homemade knot rolls and our signature pesto.

Burgers, Sandwiches and Such

All sandwiches and burgers are served with your choice of pomme frites, seasoned waffle fries, creamy coleslaw, cottage cheese or fruit cup. Grilled Chicken Bistro Sandwich $8 Classic Club Sandwich $8 Smoked Turkey Wrap $8 Cajun Catfish Filet $7 Char-Grilled Black Angus Cheeseburger $8 Greek Pesto Burger $8 Dragon Burger $9 Chicken Quesadilla $9

Sweet Tooth

Vanilla Bean Crème Brulée $6 Chocolate Luvin Spoon Cake $7 Apple Strudel a la mode $7 Chocolate Lava Cake $6 Sicillian Cannoli $7

Garlic Shrimp Alfredo $16 Gnocchi Bolognese $12 Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto with Grilled Chicken $13

Live Entertainment: Not Available Banquet Facilities: 20,000+ sq.ft. Tropical Pavillion, Grand Isle & Terrace Ballrooms • 72 • www.EvansvilleDining.com

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deli

SANDWICHES

All sandwiches come with fries. Dinners come with two choices of sides.

Corned Beef Sandwich

16oz Pork Chop

Hamburger

Grilled and marinated, roll

16oz Pork Tenderloin Grilled, soft French bread

Pulled Pork Sandwich Pulled Pork, bread, onion, pickles

10oz Steak Sandwich Ribeye steak, garlic bread, onions, mushrooms, cheese optional

Italian Beef Beef, sweet or hot peppers, cheese

Italian Sausage Sausage, sweet or hot peppers, cheese

Combo Beef, sausage, sweet or hot peppers, cheese

10oz Chicken Sandwich Grilled chicken, onion roll, mayo, lettuce, tomato, onion

10oz Cajun Chicken Sandwich Grilled Cajun chicken, onion roll, Cajun sauce, lettuce, tomato, onion

10oz BBQ Chicken Sandwich

Corned beef, rye bread, mustard

1/2 pound burger, lettuce, onion, pickle, tomato, ketchup, mayo

Cheese Burger 1/2 pound burger, lettuce, onion, pickle, tomato, ketchup, mayo

Double Ham Burger Two 1/2 pound burgers, lettuce, onion, pickle, tomato, ketchup, mayo

Double Cheese Burger Two 1/2 pound burgers, lettuce, onion, pickle, tomato, ketchup, mayo

Patty Melt 1/2 pound burger, rye bread, grilled onions, cheese

Chicago Style Hot Dog Mustard, onion, tomato, pickle, relish, celery salt

Maxwell Street Polish Polish Sausage, grilled onions, mustard

Brat Mustard, sauerkraut

Gyros

Grilled chicken, onion roll, BBQ sauce, onion, cheddar cheese, bacon

Gyro meat, pita bread, onion, tomato, feta cheese, tzatziki sauce

8oz Ham and Cheese

Roast Beef

Sliced country ham, American Cheese, French Bread

Sliced roast beef, roll, with au jus

Pastrami Sandwich

Chicken Tenders

Pastrami, rye bread, mustard

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4 pieces, handbreaded

HOMEMADE SALADS Chef Salad Turkey, ham, cheddar cheese, bacon, eggs, tomatoes, red onions, green peppers, black olives

Caesar Salad Romaine lettuce, croutons, parmesan cheese, caesar dressing

House Salad Tomato, red onion, carrots, cheddar cheese, croutons

Greek Salad Kalamata olives, green pepper, red onion, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, feta cheese, olive oil dressing

HOMEMADE SALAD DRESSINGS Caesar, Garlic, Thousand Island, Italian, Blue Cheese, Ranch, French, Honey Mustard

HOMEMADE SOUPS

Cream of Chicken and Rice Soup of the Day

SIDES

French Fries, Potato Salad Coleslaw, Applesauce Baked Beans, Garlic Potatoes

DESSERT

Cheesecake Strawberry & Seasonal Flavors

Cleaver’s Address: 6501 E. Indiana St. Phone: (812) 473-0001 Online: Not Available Online Ordering: Not Available Hours: Mon.-Thur. 10:30a.m. - 10:00p.m. Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 a.m. Sun. 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. Credit Cards Accepted: All Major Cards Children’s Menu: Not Available Reservations: Not Accepted Bar Selection: Not Available Outdoor Seating: Available Catering: Available Smoking Section: Outdoor Live Entertainment: Not Available Banquet Facilities: Not Available

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seafood

Harbor Bay Seafood Address: East: 4706 Morgan Ave. North: 4428 First Ave. Phone: East: (812) 402-5122 North: (812) 423-0050 Online: HarborBayRestaurant.com Online Ordering: Not Available Hours: East: Mon.-Thurs. 3pm - Close Fri. - Sun. 11am - Close North: Mon.-Thurs. 3pm - Close Fri. - Sun. 11am - Close Credit Cards Accepted: All Major Credit Cards Children’s Menu: Available Reservations: Accepted Bar Selection: Full Bar Outdoor Seating: Available Catering: Available Smoking Section: Available Live Entertainment: Available Banquet Facilities: Available

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Appetizers

Boom-Boom Shrimp $6.25 Calamari Parmesan $6.95 Spinach Crab Dip $6.95 Coconut Shrimp $7.25 Chicken Wings Six $5.95, Twelve $10.95 Crab Stuffed Mushrooms $6.25 Shrimp Cocktail Six $5.95, Twelve $9.95 Fried Shrimp $5.95 Oysters on the Half Shell Four $8.95, Eight $10.99 Chicken Tenders $5.95 Fried Mushrooms $4.95 Bacon Wrapped Scallops $8.00 Crab Cakes $6.95 Fried Pickles $5.25 Chips and Salsa $4.95 Onion Rings $4.95 Clam Strips $5.95 Mozzarella Stix $4.95 Classic Sampler $13.95

Sandwiches

Norwegian Salmon $6.95 Mahi-Mahi $6.95 North Atlantic Cod $5.49 Deluxe Chicken $6.95

Pastas

Substitute Shrimp for $2.00, Add Shrimp for $2.95 Louisiana Chicken Pasta $8.95 Chicken Fra Diablo $8.95 Chicken Alfredo $8.95 Chicken Parmesan $8.95 Bang Bang Chicken $8.95

Tacos

A flour tortilla with cabbage, cheddar, Pico and topped with Wasabi ranch, served with fries. Norwegian Salmon, Mahi-Mahi, North Atlantic Cod, Chicken or Tiger Shrimp - $5.95

Burgers

A 1/4 pound, USDA burger served with your choice of cheese and fries. Cheeseburger $5.25 Harbor Burger $6.25 Bay Melt $6.25 Fire House Burger $5.95 Black and Blue Burger $6.25 Fiesta Burger $6.25

Soups

New England Clam Chowder Cup $2.95, Bowl $3.95 Gator Gumbo Cup $2.95, Bowl $3.95

Wraps

A flour or tomato basil wrap with lettuce, cheddar, Pico and ranch served with fries. Norwegian Salmon, Mahi-Mahi, Tiger Shrimp, North Atlantic Cod and Chicken $6.95

Steaks

8oz. New York Strip - $12.99 8oz. Delmonico - $11.99 4oz. Filet Mignon - $10.95

Lobster

Live Maine Lobster – Market Price Stuffed Main Lobster – $4.00 Plus Market Price

Crab Legs

Snow Crab Legs - $10.95 Dungeness Crab Legs $13.95

Specialties

Bacon Wrapped Scallops $11.00 Chicken Teriyaki $8.95 Smoked Pork Chops $8.95 Bar-B-Q Riblets $8.95

Platters

Bourbon Glazed Salmon $10.95 Citrus Orange Roughy $12.95 Pecan Encrusted Tilapia $8.95 Trout Almandine $8.95 Sea Scallops $11.99 Zesty Tiger Shrimp $8.99 Fish and Chips $6.95 Mango Mahi-Mahi $9.95 Old Fashioned Catfish $6.95 Jumbo Frog Legs $7.95 Maryland Crab Cakes $7.95 Calamari Parmesan $7.95 Breaded Clam Strips $7.95 Chicken Strips $7.95 Coconut Shrimp $8.95

Sides

Mashed Potatoes $1.50 Baked Potato $1.50 Loaded Add .75 Rice Pilaf $1.50 Onion Rings $1.95 French Fries $1.50 Sweet Vinaigrette Slaw $1.50 Hush Puppies $1.50 Green Beans $1.50 Sweet Corn $1.50 Vegetable Medley $1.95 Side House Salad $3.00 Side Caesar Salad $3.00

Salads

House Salad $6.75 Caesar Salad $6.75 Asian Crab Salad Half $6.75, Full $9.50 Black and Blue Salad Half $6.95, Full $9.95 Classic Chicken Caesar $8.50 Islander Mahi Salad Half $6.95, Full $9.95 Crispy Chicken Salad $8.50 Santa Fe Salmon Salad Half $ 6.95, Full $9.95 Consumption of raw or uncooked proteins may result in illness.

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tavern

Appetizers Shrimp Jammers Breaded & stuffed with mozzarella. Served with cocktail sauce…$5.95 Tri Color Cheese Queso Sticks Queso sticks, breaded and served with tri-color tortilla chips with salsa…$4.95 Black & Tan Onion Rings Crisp premium beer battered onion rings drizzled with stout dark beer stripes…$3.95

Buffalo Wings Fiery, jumbo chicken wings with your choice of mild, hot or blazin’ buffalo. Half dozen…$5.95, One dozen…$8.95, Two dozen…$14.95 Southwest Chicken Egg Rolls Chipotle Aioli…$5.95

Pork Potstickers Steam fried Asian pork dumplings with Kalbi glaze…$4.95

K.C.’s Time Out Lounge

Spicy Pub Pickles Battered with chipotle Aioli…$4.95

Address: 1121 Washington Square Mall

Chicken Tenders Choice of dipping sauce…$6.95

K.C.’s Loaded Fries Crispy fries loaded with Cheddar cheese and bacon…$4.95

Soups & Salads Chili or the Soup of the Day

Lounge Salad…$3.95 Chicken Salad…$6.95

Desserts

Sandwiches

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie…$3.95 Key Lime Pie…$3.95

All sandwiches dressed with lettuce, tomato, onion and served with chips. Sub fries for $1.50. Breaded Pork Tenderloin...$7.95 Hot Ham & Cheese Half $5.95, Whole $7.95 Buffalo Style Chicken Wrap…$6.95 Stromboli Half…$5.95, Whole...$7.95 Pulled Pork Sandwich…$5.95 Marinated Grilled Chicken Sandwich...$6.95

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Italian Beef & Gravy Thinly sliced roast beef simmered in au jus topped with cheese on a French loaf…Half...$6.95, Whole...$8.95 Greek Gyro Shaved and seasoned lamb wrapped with tomato, onion and tzaziki sauce…$6.95 Grilled Chicken Panini Roasted red peppers, basil pesto, chicken, mozzarella and provolone cheese on a hoagie roll…$7.95

Certified Angus Beef Burgers Classic American…$5.95 Southwest Burger Mesquite grilled and topped with Pepperjack and chipotle aioli…$6.95 K.C.’s Krazy Burger Our classic burger topped with a fresh fried egg…$7.95

Phone: (812) 437-9920 Online: Facebook.com Online Ordering: Not Available Hours: Monday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 3 a.m. Credit Cards Accepted: Visa and Mastercard

Double Cheese Two patties and two slices of cheese, dressed…$8.95 Bacon BBQ Crispy bacon, Cheddar cheese and Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce…$7.95

Pita Pizza

7 inch – 1 topping…$4.95

Build your own pizza, up to 5 toppings…$5.95

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sushi & asian bistro

Bento Lunch

Includes four course meal, drink and tax…$8.64

Kanpai Address: 4593 Washington Ave. Phone: (812) 471-7076 Online: www.MyKanpai.com Online Ordering: Available Hours: Mon. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Credit Cards Accepted: All Major Cards

Choose One… Chicken & Vegetables Beef & Vegetables Shrimp & Vegetables (add $1.08) General Tso’s Chicken Thai Sweet and Sour Chicken Chicken Chop Chae (add $2.16) Choose One… Miso Soup Kanpai Salad Nobu Salad (add $3.24) Seaweed Salad (add $3.24)

Choose One… White Rice Brown Rice Fried Rice Choose One… Half California Roll One Egg Roll Two Crab Rangoon Two Gyoza Half Spicy Tuna Crunch Roll (add $3.24) Half S.O.B. Roll (add $3.24) Half Godzilla Roll (add $3.24)

Children’s Menu: Available Reservations: Accepted Bar Selection: Full Bar Outdoor Seating: Not Available Catering: Private Chef Available Smoking Section: Not Available Live Entertainment: Wednesday Evenings Banquet Facilities: Private Parties, up to 42

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Sushi Menu Nigiri Egg…$3.00 White Tuna…$4.00 Tuna…$4.00 Yellowtail…$4.00 Salmon…$4.00 Shrimp…$4.00

BBQ Eel…$4.00 Squid…$4.00 Octopus…$4.00 Crab…$4.00 Flying Fish Roe…$4.00 Spicy Scallop…$5.00

Maki Rolls Egg (Tamago) Roll…$5.00 Avacado Roll…$5.00 Cucumber Roll…$5.00 Salmon Roll…$5.00 Tuna Roll…$5.00 Spicy Tuna Roll…$5.00 Eel Unagi Roll…$5.00

Yellowtail & Scallions…$5.00 Tuna & Scallions…$5.00 Shrimp & Scallions…$5.00 California Roll (sesame or tobiko) …$5.00 California Crunch…$6.00

Hand Rolls Shrimp Crunch Handroll…$6.00 Eel Handroll…$6.00 Scallop Crunch Handroll…$6.00 Spicy Tuna Handroll…$6.00 Combination Sushi Combination B…$15.00 Combination A…$17.00 Sashimi…$17.00 Philadephia Roll California roll with cream cheese rolled in sesame…$7.00 Boston Roll Salmon and cream cheese rolled in tobiko…$7.00 Veggie Roll Bean sprouts, spinach and carrots...$7.00 Avacado Special Acacado roll topped with avocado…$7.00 Spicy Crab Crab with spicy Japanese mayo…$7.00

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Tempura Shrimp (Spicy/Regular) Tempura shrimp and scallions, spicy/regular mayo…$7.00 C.B. Roll Yellowtail, scallions, cucumber, mayo and crunch rolled in tobiko…$7.00 Dragon Roll BBQ eel, avocado and cucumber, rolled in tobiko…$7.00 Summer Roll Shrimp, crab, cucumber and tomato rolled in soy paper with sesame and tobiko…$7.00 Spicy Tuna Crunch Tuna, spicy mayo, scallions, cucumber and crunch rolled in soy paper with tobiko…$8.00 Salmon Crunch Salmon, cream cheese, scallions and crunch rolled in soy paper…$8.00 Eel Crunch Eel, cream cheese and crunch rolled in sesame topped with a sweet soy sauce…$8.00

Salmon Skin Roll Fred salmon skin, salmon, spicy mayo and scallions…$8.00 Caterpillar Roll Crab and cucumber rolled in tobiko topped with BBQ eel and avocado…$8.00 S.O.B. Roll Tuna, cilantro, onions, jalapeno, spicy mayo and lime…$8.00 Spicy Tako (Octopus) Roll Octopus, cucumber and spicy mayo rolled in tobiko…$8.00

Godzilla Roll Tuna, spicy mayo and scallions deep fried tin tempura batter and topped with special sauce…$9.00

Hot Tuna Sandwich Tuna, spicy mayo, scallions and tobiko made into a sandwich with sesame…$10.00

FDR Salmon, crunch, scallions and hot sauce rolled in tobiko…$8.00

Yum Yum Roll Tempura shrimp and cream cheese deep fried in tempura batter topped with shrimp and crab with yum yum and eel sauce…$13.00

Volcano Roll Crab, scallions, crunch and Japanese mayo chopped and topped on a roll then toasted…$9.00 Spider Roll (spicy/regular) Softshell crab, sesame and cucumber…$9.50

Dynamite Roll Tuna, scallions, avocado, two chili peppers, spicy mayo and hot sauce…$8.00

Zig-Zag Roll Crunch, scallions, spicy mayo and softshell crab chopped and topped on a roll…$10.00

Shrimp Crunch Roll Shrimp, scallions, Japanese mayo and crunch…$7.00

Tiger Roll Shrimp tempura topped with spicy crab…$10.00

Kanpai Sushi Pizza Shrimp, crab, Japanese mayo and crunch heated up and topped with avocado and tobiko…$9.00

Fire Dragon California roll topped with tuna…$10.00 Samurai Roll California roll topped with spicy tuna & sweet crab…$10.00

Big Shrimp Roll Tempura shrimp, Japanese mayo and scallions rolled in tobiko and topped with shrimp…$13.00 Piano Roll Asparagus deep fried in tempura batter topped with white tuna and tobiko…$13.00 Three Spicy Roll Tempura asparagus roll topped with tuna, yellowtail, salmon and spicy mayo…$13.00 Rainbow Roll Big California roll topped with sashimi…$14.00

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japanese steak & sushi

Nagasaki Inn Address: 5720 E. Virginia St. Phone: (812) 473-1442 Online: www.TheNagasakiInn.com Online Ordering: Not Available

hot & cold appetizers

Edamame $4.25 Agedashi Tofu $4.50 Gyoza $4.95 Spring Roll $4.50 Yasai Itame $4.50 Kushikatsu $5.25 Tatshta Chicken $4.25 Shrimp Tempura $7.95 Vegetable Tempura $6.50 Ika Tempura $5.50 Ika Maruyaki $7.95 Kushi Yaki $5.25 Yaki Tori $5.25

Negimaki $6.50 Saba Shioyaki $6.95 Samma Shioyaki $5.95 Unage Kabayaki $10.50 NAGASKAI Sampler $7.50

Hours: Lunch Mon. - Sun. 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Dinner Mon. - Thur. 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. Fri. - Sat. 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. Sun. 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Sunomono $3.50 Tsukemono $4.00 Hiyayakko $3.50 Kimuchi $3.50

Credit Cards Accepted: All Major Cards Children’s Menu: Available Reservations: Accepted Bar Selection: Full Bar Outdoor Seating: Not Available Catering: Available Smoking Section: Not Available Live Entertainment: Not Available

ENJOY OUR FULL SELECTION SUSHI BAR! NAGASAKI SPECIAL MENU Inazuma $7.50 Mt. Fuji Onion Tempura $5.50 Japanese Potato Salad $4.00 Cocktail Fried Shrimp $8.50 Samurai Steak $17.50

Shogun Dinner $29.00 Katana Fish $16.00 Ninja Dinner $22.00 Karate Cho~p! Steak $13.50

Banquet Facilities: Available

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DINNERS sushi/sashimi

Sushi Dinner $19.95 Sashimi Dinner $19.95 Nagasaki Combo $30.00 Chirashi $20.00 & Up NAGASAKI Boat $58.00

noodles

Udoh or Soba Kake $6.95 Kitsune $7.95 Niku $8.95 Tempura $9.50 Nabeyaki $12.95 Ramen $7.95 Yaki Soba $12.95 NAGASAKI Champion $12.95

COMBINATION

Tempura and Chicken $17.95 Tempura and Beef $19.95 Sushi or Sashimi and Tempura $19.95 NAGASAKI Special A.B.C. $23.95 Makunouchi $20.00

GRILLED

Yakizakana Teishoku $12.95 Chicken Teriyaki $13.95 Beef Teriyaki $16.95 Negimaki Teriyaki $16.95

FRIED RICE

DEEP FRIED

Shrimp and Vegetables $14.95 Chicken and Vegetables $12.95 Combination Vegetables $9.95 Tonkatsu $13.95 Chicken Katsu $12.95

dessert

Ice Cream $3.50 Green Tea Red Bean Vanilla Tempura Ice Cream Chef Special Dessert

Plain, Shrimp, Beef, Chicken, Pork, Combination $3.50 - $5.95

HABACHI DINNER/ COMBINATION Chicken $15.95 Shrimp $22.95 Scallop $23.95 Ny Strip Steak $19.95 Filet Mignon $24.95 Salmon $18.95 Vegetable $11.95

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Steak and Shrimp $23.95 Chicken and Shrimp $22.95 Geisha Dinner $22.95 NAGASAKI Special $32.95 Seafood Combination $36.95

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pizza / sandwiches

Old Chicago Address: 6550 E. Lloyd Expwy. Phone: (812) 401-1400 Online: EvansvilleOldChicago.com Online Ordering: Available Hours: Mon.-Sat. 11:00am-2:00am Sun. 11:00am-12:00am Credit Cards Accepted: All Major Credit Cards Children’s Menu: Available Reservations: Not Accepted Bar Selection: Full Bar Outdoor Seating: Yes, Seasonal Patio Catering: Not Available Smoking Section: Yes, In The Bar Live Entertainment: Select week nights in our bar we have acoustic music Banquet Facilities: Not Available

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sandwiches

6”, 8”, 10” and 12”

CLASSIC SUBS

Customize with your dressing and toppings.

PHILADELPHIA CHEESESTEAK 100% USDA Choice steak, provolone. CLUB Smoked ham, turkey breast, applesmoked bacon, Swiss, lettuce, tomatoes, honey mustard, mayo.

Penn Station East Coast Subs Address: East: 137 N. Burkhardt Rd. North: 4827 Davis Lant Dr. West: 5310 Pearl Dr. Henderson: 1111 Barret Blvd. Owensboro: 3525 Frederica Elizabethtown: 1811 N. Dixie Hwy. #107 Radcliff: 1960 N. Dixie Blvd. Phone: East: (812) 479-7366 North: (812) 402-7366 West: (812) 434-7366 Henderson: (270) 826-7361 Owensboro: (270) 402-7366 Elizabethtown: (270) 360-0377 Radcliff: (270) 351-7366 Online: PSEvansville.com Online Ordering: Not Available Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10:30am-10:00pm Sun. 11:00am-9:00pm Credit Cards Accepted: Mastercard, Visa, AmEx Children’s Menu: Available Reservations: Not Available Bar Selection: Not Available Outdoor Seating: N. Green River Rd. Location Only Catering: Available Smoking Section: Not Available Live Entertainment: Not Available Banquet Facilities: Not Available

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CHICKEN Customize with your dressing and toppings.

REUBEN Slow-roasted corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss.

CREATE YOUR OWN DAGWOOD

CHICKEN TERIYAKI

Chicken breast, Swiss, teriyaki sauce.

CHICKEN PARMESAN

Chicken breast, provolone, parmesan, oregano, pizza sauce

CHICKEN CORDON BLEU

Chicken Breast, ham, Swiss, lettuce, tomatoes, honey mustard, mayo

ITALIAN Customize with your dressing and toppings.

PIZZA

Pepperoni, ham, provolone, parmesan, oregano, pizza sauce

ITALIAN

Smoked ham, hard salami, pepperoni, provolone, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, banana peppers, olive oil and red wine vinegar, salt and pepper, oregano, mayo.

SAUSAGE

Sweet Italian sausage, provolone

LIGHTER OPTIONS GRILLED ARTICHOKE

Artichoke hearts, provolone, oregano, parmesan, mayo

CHICKEN OR TUNA SALAD

Tuna or chicken salad, provolone, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles

GRILLED VEGETARIAN

Try it “East Coast” style. Your choice of meats, provolone, lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, banana peppers, oil and vinegar, salt and pepper, oregano, mayo.

Meats: smoked ham, salami, pepperoni, ovenroasted turkey, slow-roasted corned beef Cheeses: provolone, Swiss, American, parmesan Toppings: lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, peppers, pickles Condiments: spicy-brown mustard, honey mustard, mayo, olive oil and red wine vinegar, salt and pepper, oregano

KID’S MEAL

4“ size sandwich, half size fresh cut fries, kiddie cup beverage, lollipop

EXTRAS FRESH-CUT FRIES

Hand cut Idaho potatoes flash fried in cholesterol-free peanut oil. Small, Medium and Large

CHEESEBREAD

Authentic, hearth-baked bread topped with provolone, parmesan, oregano 6”, 8”, 10” and 12” CHIPS, ETC. CHOCOLATE CHUNK COOKIE EXTRA MEAT OR CHEESE

Create your own grilled veggie sandwich – same as the Dagwood without meats.

BEVERAGES FRESH-SQUEEZED LEMONADE hand squeezed daily REGULAR AND LARGE

FRESH BREWED ICED TEA REGULAR AND LARGE FOUNTAIN SOFT DRINKS REGULAR AND LARGE Menu items subject to change without notice. What’s Cookin’! 2011-2012


CATERING AND BOX LUNCH MENUS Call for Pricing. Free Delivery Available!

PARTY SUB TRAYS

Looking for a real crowd pleaser? Our Party Sub Trays are packed with 30 specially made party sized cold Deli Subs – very handy when you’ve got a lot of hungry people to feed. Choose from Smoked Ham, Oven-Roasted Turkey Breast, Chicken or Tuna Salad. Or, create your own (was we call a Dagwood). Want additional subs or trays? Speak with a manager to match the number of subs to the number of guests.

CREATE YOUR OWN Meats: smoked ham, salami, pepperoni, oven-roasted turkey, slow-roasted corned beef. Cheeses: provolone, Swiss, American, parmesan. Toppings: lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, peppers, pickles Condiments: spicy-brown mustard, honey mustard, mayo, olive oil and red wine vinegar, salt and pepper, oregano

BOX LUNCHES

Enjoy any of our subs along with chips, Chocolate chunk cookie bites and a mint in a convenient stackable container. Box lunches can be prepared with 6” or 8” subs.

CRUNCHY CHIPS

Get your crunch on with individual bags of delicious chips – selections may vary.

FRESH-BAKED COOKIES

If you’re looking for sweet endings, we offer fresh baked Chocolate Chunk Cookies. Choose either our tasty 4 oz. size or get a try of 80 1 oz. bites.

DRINKS BY THE GALLON

Handle a crowd’s thirst with gallons of our signature Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade or Fresh-Brewed Iced Tea. Each gallon serves about 8-10 thirsty folks.

ORDERING IS AS EASY AS 1, 2, MMMMMM. 1. SIZE UP YOUR ORDER.

Got a lot of hungry people? We offer our Party Sub Trays or box Lunches.

2. GET YOUR CRUNCH ON.

Add our chips and cookies to your order.

3. ORDER YOUR DRINKS.

Our Fresh-Squeezed and Fresh-Brewed drinks available by the gallon.

INVOICING AND PRE-PAYMENT ACCOUNTS AVAILABLE.

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irish pub

STARTERS

RiRa Irish Pub Address: 701-B N.W. Riverside Dr. Phone: (812) 426-0000 Online: Rira.com Online Ordering: Not Available Hours: Lunch: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Brunch: Sat. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Sun. 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Dinner: Mon. - Thur. 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. Fri. - Sat. 4 p.m. - 11 p.m. Sun. 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. Credit Cards Accepted: VISA, MC & AMEX Children’s Menu: Available Reservations: Accepted Bar Selection: Full Bar Outdoor Seating: Patio/Deck Szzeating Catering: Available Smoking Section: Upstairs Only Live Entertainment: Every weekend

IRISH POTATO CAKES pan seared, savory sour cream, balsamic glaze $7.95 BAKED SPINACH DIP marinated artichoke hearts, baby spinach, cream cheese, onion, garlic, toasted baguette $8.95 HUMMUS PLATE roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, cucumbers, tomatoes, celery, kalamata olives, pita crisps $9.95 SPICY GARLIC CALAMARI crispy rings, marinara, sliced cherry peppers, garlic, balsamic reduction $9.95

GUINNESS BBQ MEATBALLS malt vinegar mayonnaise + spicy ranch $9.95 FRIED PICKLE CHIPS garlic mayo + spicy ranch $9.95 CRISPY CHICKEN TENDERS hand breaded, honey dijon dipping sauce $8.95 + wing sauce, bleu cheese or ranch dip +$1 PUB WINGS Guinness BBQ sauce, Jameson honey glaze, mild, wild or volcanic; bleu cheese or ranch dip $9.95/16.95 PUB NACHOS homemade chili, melted cheddar & jack cheese, fresh jalapeños, pico de gallo, savory sour cream $9.95

CHOP CHOP SALADS TOP CHOP crispy bacon, avocado, tomatoes, red onions, bleu cheese, mustard vinaigrette $10.95 BISTRO goat cheese, toasted walnuts, green apple, red grapes, champagne vinaigrette $8.95 CAPRESE fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, onions, croutons, roasted red peppers, white balsamic vinaigrette $11.95 CAESAR crisp romaine heart, shaved parmesan cheese, crouton, classic Caesar dressing $9.95 GREEK feta cheese, kalamata olives, red onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, white balsamic vinaigrette $10.95 + GRILLED CHICKEN $3 + BABY SHRIMP $3 + STEAK $3

Banquet Facilities: Available

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PUBLICANS REUBEN house brined corned beef brisket, sauerkraut, melted swiss, marie rose sauce, grilled rye $10.95/$15.95 THE KILCOOLY deli turkey, smoked bacon, melted cheddar cheese, sliced apple, cranberry mayo, grilled sourdough $9.95 BALLYMALOE CHICKEN SANDWICH goat cheese, roasted red peppers, grilled portabella, Ballymaloe relish, toasted bun $9.95 with bacon $10.95

SANDWICH BAR

PUB BURGER our house ground beef - swiss, cheddar, crumbled bleu, fresh mozzarella or smoked gouda $9.95 with smoked bacon or grilled Irish rasher $10.95 GUINNESS BBQ BURGER house ground beef, tangy Guinness BBQ sauce, melted cheddar cheese, crispy onion rings $9.95

THE Rí Rá BURGER house ground beef, cracked pepper, grilled Irish rasher, melted swiss, crispy onion rings $9.95 DUBLINER BURGER ground lamb + rosemary patty, grilled red onion, crumbled goat cheese, curry mayonnaise $10.95 Rí Rá VEGGIE BURGER house made white bean patty, crumbled goat cheese sundried tomato pesto, cucumber, caramelized onions, toasted wheat $10.95

ALL DAY IRISH BREAKFAST

A PROPER FRY UP 2 eggs, Irish sausages & rashers, black + white puddings, grilled tomato, sautéed mushrooms $11.95

PRIME RIB CARVERY --- KING OR QUEEN CUT

$21.95/$17.95 garlic creamed spinach mashed potatoes + gravy Guinness au jus available nightly while supplies last

DINNER ENTREES

SALMON BBQ crispy skin-on grilled salmon, country potato salad, marinated tomatoes + cucumbers $18.95

PORK CHOP & APPLE SAUCE pan seared thick cut chop, homemade chunky apple sauce, crispy colcannon cake $13.95

BACON WRAPPED HADDOCK crispy bacon, lemon-garlic aioli, sautéed broccolini, pub mashed potatoes $18.95

RASHER & LEEK CHICKEN grilled rasher, leek + cheddar filled chicken, champ, broccolini, Irish parsley sauce $17.95

SUN DRIED TOMATO TORTELLINI cheese tortellini, grilled zucchini, yellow squash, red bell peppers, portabella mushrooms, fresh herbs, sun dried tomato pesto $12.95 with chicken or shrimp $16.95

STEAK & CHIPS 12oz NY Strip, roasted mushrooms + onions, hand cut chips, Gaelic steak sauce $22.95 GRILLED VEGETABLE & GOAT CHEESE TART spicy tomato jam, balsamic tossed greens $11.95

FISH & CHIPS beer battered North Atlantic Haddock, hand cut chips, tartar sauce or Irish Remoulade - reg$13.95 large $16.95 SHEPHERD’S PIE ground lamb, carrots, peas, onions, fresh herbs, savory lamb gravy, mashed potato crust $13.95 EMIGRANT’S CORNED BEEF & CABBAGE house brined brisket, braised cabbage, mashed potatoes, Irish parsley sauce $13.95 BEEF & GUINNESS STEW Guinness simmered beef, carrots, onions, mashed potatoes, fresh soda bread $13.95

WEEKEND BRUNCH

SATURDAY + SUNDAY - 10 AM TO 4 PM

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family / pizza / sandwiches

The Original Roca Bar!

Evansville’s 1st and Still the Finest! Roca Bar North & Original Address: North: 12301 Hwy. 41 N. South: 1618 S. Kentucky Ave. Phone: North: (812) 868-8898 South: (812) 422-7782 Online: North: RocaBarNorth.com South: RocaBarPizza.com Online Ordering: North location only Hours: North: Mon. - Thur. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. South: Mon.- Thur.: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. Fri. - Sat. 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. Credit Cards Accepted: All Major Credit Cards Children’s Menu: Available Reservations: Accepted Bar Selection: Full Bar Available Outdoor Seating: North Side Only Catering: Available Smoking Section: Available Live Entertainment: North Side Only

The first pizza served in Evansville was made at the Roca Bar in 1953. It is our policy that all pizzas are made by using the finest ingredients available.

Salads

Roca Bar’s Italian Salad • Chef Salad • Fried Chicken Salad Grilled Chicken Salad • Combination Salad

Appetizers

Choice of dipping sauces: Garlic Butter, Pizza Sauce, Nacho Cheese, Honey Mustard, BBQ & Ranch. Cheesy Bacon Fries Bosco Mozzarella Filled Bread Sticks Toasted Ravioli Potato Teasers Fried Mushrooms Corn Nuggets Breaded Cheddar Cheese Cubes Cheddar Cheese Poppers (6) Shrimp Basket with Fires Breaded Cheddar Cheese Brew City Beer Battered Onion Rings

Sandwiches

Roca Boli Ham & Cheese Smoked Turkey & Cheese 1/3 lb. Angus Beef Rounder Breaded Fish Sandwich Grilled or Breaded Tenderloin Marinated Chicken Breast Grilled Bologna Grilled Cheese BLT Jerry’s Club

Loaf of Pull-a-Part Cheesy Bread Chicken Bites (Hot, Honey BBQ or Breaded) Combo Basket (Toasted chicken ravioli, fried mushrooms, fried cheese cubes and onion rings.)

Mozzarella Sticks Brew City Hot & Spicy Combo La Nova Chicken Wings (Hot or BBQ) La Nova Chicken Bites (Hot or BBQ) Shrimp Basket

Italian Salad

Famous Pizzas

Try one of our specialty pizzas or build your own! Round the World Special Veggie Taco Pizza Roca Fredo Roca Pesto Roca Garden Margherita Pizza BBQ Chicken Pizza Mega Meat

"Around the World" Pizza

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Appetizers Mozzarella Sticks…$4.95 Garlic Cheese Bread…$4.95 “DUBL R” Onion Rings…$6.50 Large Soft Pretzel/Queso…$5.95 Homemade Potato Chips…$5.25 Chicken Wings…$5.95 Chicken Tenders…$5.95 Brushetta…$6.95 Twice Baked Potato Skin Pie Pizza…$6.25 Breaded Mushrooms...$4.95

Cheese Sticks...$5.95 Cheese Cubes...$4.95 Cheesy Bacon Fries...$5.95 Soup & Salad Italian Salad…$4.99, $8.99, $14.50 Chef Salad…$8.50 Cobb Salad…$8.50 Grilled or Fried Chicken Salad…$8.50 Soup of the Day…$4.50

Roca Bar Pizzas Round the World

9” $10.65

12” $14.75

16” $20.15

Special

$9.95

$14.25

$19.15

Veggie

$9.25

$13.25

$17.95

Garden

$9.95

$14.25

$18.95

Meaty Delight

$10.65

$14.75

$20.15

Taco Pizza

$9.95

$14.25

$18.95

. Roca Fredo

$10.65

$14.75

$19.95

Chicken BBQ

$9.25

$13.25

$16.95

Aloha Special

$9.99

$14.50

$18.75

$8.75

$12.15

$17.25

$6.95 $8.45 $9.95 $1.50

$9.60 $11.60 $13.60 $2.00

$12.95 $15.45 $17.95 $2.50

(Beef, sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, green peppers, onions and tomatoes)

(Beef, mushrooms, green peppers, onions and tomatoes)

(Mushrooms, black olives, green peppers, onions and tomatoes)

(Pesto sauce, broccoli, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, onions, black olives and artichokes)

(Sausage, beef, bacon, pepperoni, ham and chicken)

(Taco sauce, beef, onions, Cheddar cheese blend, lettuce, tomatoes, jalapeños, sour cream and salsa)

(Alfredo sauce, chicken, broccoli, sun-dried tomatoes, black olives and onions)

(BBQ sauce, chicken, red onions and jalapeños)

(Ham, pineapple and brown sugar)

Margherita Pizza

(Olive oil, mozzarella cheese, tomatoes and basil)

Build Your Own Pizza Cheese 1-Topping 2-Topping Extra Toppings

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Sandwiches Roca Boli....$5.25, $7.95 Italian Beef…$7.95 1/3 lb. Pizza Burger…$7.25 Italian Panini…$7.95 Chicken Parmesan Panini…$7.50 Ham or Turkey Panini…$7.50 Chicken Pesto Panini…$7.95 Club Panini…$7.95 Grilled Cheese with Bacon…$6.25 Entrees Sesame-Teriyaki Grilled Chicken…$11.50 Italian Spaghetti…$13.95 Homemade Lasagna…$13.95 10 oz. Rib-Eye Steak…$15.95 8 oz. Petite Filet Steak…$15.95 Fettuccini Alfredo…$11.95 Angry Pasta…$11.95

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deli

Fresh Baked Goods and New Espresso Drinks! Ask about our Gluten-Free Menu. Breakfast Sandwiches & Burritos Served All Day! Smiling Moose Deli Address: 724 N. Burkhardt Rd. Ste. 700 Phone: (812) 477-3354 (Deli) Online: www.SmilingMooseDeli.com Online Ordering: Not Available Hours: Mon.-Sat. 7 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sun. 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Credit Cards Accepted: All Major Credit Cards Children’s Menu: Available Reservations: Not Accepted Bar Selection: Not Available Outdoor Seating: Not Available Catering: Available, call 477-3354 Smoking Section: Not Available Live Entertainment: Not Available Banquet Facilities: Not Available

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Hot Sandwiches

Regular - $6.69 / Large - $8.79

Hot Italiano – Ham, salami, capicola, pepperoni, provolone, green peppers, black olives, red onions, lettuce, tomatoes. The Bambino – Pastrami, Swiss, lettuce, tomatoes, spicy mustard. Bayou Chicken – Grilled chicken breast, provolone, avocado, tomatoes, mayo and our own spicy Bayou sauce. NYC Roast Beef – Roast beef, Cheddar, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, creamy horseradish or bleu cheese dressing Hot Turkey Club – Roasted turkey, bacon, Swiss, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, pesto mayo.

Green Thumb – Spinach, artichokes, roasted red peppers, black olives, tomatoes, mushrooms, sunflower seeds, melted Swiss, pesto mayo. Phil E. Turkey – Turkey, provolone, grilled onions, green peppers, mayo. Parisian – Grilled chicken breast, Brie, avocado, sundried tomatoes, pesto mayo Minturn Mile – Ham, turkey, roast beef, bacon, Swiss, Cheddar, lettuce, tomatoes, banana peppers. Liz’s Reuben – Pastrami, Swiss. Meta-Balla – Meatballs.

Home of the Mighty Mo! Mini - $5.99 / Mighty - $8.79

The Mighty Mo! – Our cheeseburger grinder – ½ lb. chopped sirloin with melted American cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, banana peppers, mayo, oil and vinegar, salt and pepper. Southwest Mo! – A spicy version of our Cheeseburger Grinder. Sloppy Mo! – Smothered in BBQ. Veggie Mo! – Black bean Boca burger.

Soups

Cup - $3.69, Bowl - $5.59, 4-Pack - $12.99

Choice of: Cream of Tomato, Basil, Chicken Noodle, Hearty Vegetable, Spicy Chicken Enchilada.

Cold Sandwiches

Chicken/Tuna Salad – Homestyle with lettuce, tomatoes and mayo $4.99/$7.99 The Sidecar – Turkey, Swiss, roasted red peppers, lettuce and pesto mayo. $5.99/$8.79 Mo’s Picnic – Turkey, roast beef, provolone, coleslaw, tomatoes, banana peppers and 1000 Island dressing $5.99/$8.79 Hippie Chick P. – Roasted red pepper, hummus, Cheddar, avocado, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and cilantro. - $5.69/$8.49 Pallavicini – Sliced roast beef, pepper jack, lettuce, jalapenos, roasted red peppers and chipotle mayo. $5.99/$8.79

Wraps

Your choice of tortilla - $6.99

Harvest Wrap – Grilled chicken breast. Rock Pile – Roast turkey, bacon, Cheddar. Chicken Caesar – Grilled chicken breast, Parmesan. Mile-Hi Thai – Grilled chicken breast, caggage mix. Lodo Veggie

Salad - $7.49 Hail Caesar David the Greek House Harvest Italiano Ty Cobb

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deli

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Spudz (Baked Potatoes) Chicken Spudz Chicken Bacon Ranch – 5.99 Buffalo Chicken Spud – 6.25 Chicken -N- Broccoli – 5.99 Chicken -N- Salsa – 5.75 BBQ Chicken – 5.99 Chicken -N- Mushroom – 5.75 Ham Spudz Ham -N- Cheese – 5.50 Ham -N- Bacon - 5.75 Ham -N- Broccoli – 5.99 Ham -N- Shroom – 5.75 Steak Spudz A-1 Steak – 7.25 Steak -N- Shroom – 7.25 Steak Fajita – 7.25 Steak -N- Potato – 6.48 Steak -N- Broccoli – 6.75 Saladz Taco Salad – 5.95 Chef’s Salad – 6.50 Steak or Chicken Fajita – 5.95 Grilled Chicken - 5.65 Grilled Ham – 4.95 Garden – 4.95 Side Salad - 1.99 Just for Kidz Chicken Quesadilla – 3.65 Mac -N- Cheese – 3.25 Chicken Bacon Mac & Cheese – 4.25 What’s Cookin’! 2011-2012

Vegetarian Spudz Broccoli -N- Shroom – 5.50 Cheesy Cheese - 3.99 Cali Blend – 4.99 Salsa -N- Cheese – 4.99 Fajita Pepper – 5.50 Shroom -N- Cheese – 4.99 Garden Tater – 5.75 More Spudz!?! BBQ Pulled Pork – 5.99 Broccoli -N- Cheese – 5.65 Loaded – 5.25 Bacon -N- Cheese – 4.99 Taco – 6.50 Philly Cheese Steak - 6.99 Plain Spud - 2.50

Cheeseburger Spudz All American - 5.99 Jalapeno Ranch - 6.25 Bacon BBQ - 6.75 Hungry Man Spudz Original Hungry Man – 7.99 Homestyle Hungry Man – 8.25 The Blazin’ Tater – 7.65 The Steak-N-Bacon Mushroom Melt – 7.99 Pitaz & Subz BBQ Chicken -N- Bacon - 4.95 Chicken -N- Salsa - 4.95 Steak or Chicken Fajita - 5.25 Kickin’ Chicken - 4.95 Chicken Bacon Ranch - 4.95 Gyro - 5.55

We also make brownie platters for Parties, Birthdays, Weddings, or just because!

Spudz -N- Stuff Address: East: 815 S. Green River Rd. West: 5225 Pearl Dr. Downtown: 101 NW 1st St. Henderson: 192 Garden Mile Rd. Phone: East: (812) 402-7783 West: (812) 402-8287 Downtown: (812) 402-7555 Online: SpudzNStuff.com Online Ordering: Available Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10:30am-9:00pm Sun. 11:00am-7:00pm Credit Cards Accepted: All Major Credit Cards Children’s Menu: Available Reservations: Not Accepted Bar Selection: Not Available Outdoor Seating: Not Available Catering: Available Smoking Section: Not Available Live Entertainment: Not Available

Buffalo Chicken Spud Pictured

Banquet Facilities: Not Available

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indian cuisine

Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine Address: 900 Tutor Ln. Ste.#101 Phone: (812) 476-5000 Online: www.TajMahalIndianCuisine.net Online Ordering: Available Hours: Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Credit Cards Accepted: All Major Credit Cards Children’s Menu: Not Available Reservations: Accepted Bar Selection: Beer & Wine Outdoor Seating: Not Available Catering: Available Smoking Section: Not Available Live Entertainment: Not Available Banquet Facilities: Available, up to 100

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Appetizers

VEGETABLE SAMOSA Deep fried crisp pastries stuffed with mildly spiced potatoes, green peas, and ground Indian spices. $3.99 VEGETABLE PAKORA Fresh vegetables dipped in a thick besan flour batter and deep fried. $3.99

Leavened Soft Breads

NAAN Plain bread baked in tandoor. $2.49 ONION NAAN Naan stuffed with chopped onion. $ 3.99

Soups

TOMATO SOUP Tomato extract in a light and creamy sauce. $2.99 LENTIL SOUP Lentil soup mildly spiced. $2.99

Salads

HOUSE SALAD Fresh tossed greens with herbs and lemon. $3.99 INDIAN SALAD Slices of onions and tomatoes. $1.99 CUCUMBER SALAD Diced Cucumber and chopped tomato salad. $2.99

Chicken

CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA Clay pot roasted, soft chunks of boneless chicken cooked in tangy creamy tomato sauce spiced to taste. $11.99 BUTTER CHICKEN Savory tandoori grilled boneless chicken simmered in a makhani onion and tomato cream sauce, seasoned to taste. $11.99

Vegetable

TADKA DAL Split lentil cooked with turmeric, tomato, and spices. $9.99 CHANNA MASALA Tender garbanzo beans cooked with onion, tomato & spices. $9.99

Lamb

LAMB VINDALOO Lamb cooked with vinegar & potatoes in a spicy sauce. $12.99 LAMB KHORMA Lamb in creamy gravy, cashews and raisins. $12.99

Tandori Kababs CHICKEN TIKKA Boneless chicken marinated with yogurt herbs & spices. $12.99 TANDOORI SHRIMP Jumbo shrimp marinated and cooked in a clay oven. $13.99

Seafood

FISH OR SHRIMP MASALA Your choice Fish or Shrimp sautéed in a creamy tomato sauce with a blend of onions, ginger, and garlic. $13.99 FISH OR SHRIMP VINDALOO Your choice fish or shrimp cooked with potato cubes in a spicy tomato and onion sauce with a touch of vinegar. $13.99 What’s Cookin’! 2011-2012


thai cuisinie

LUNCH SPECIALS LS1. Kao Phad Gra Prow LS2. Kao Pad Choice of chicken, pork, or beef sauteed with garlic, and basil served over rice $8.50 Add $1.00 for brown or sticky rice

LS3. Phad Thai

(Fried Rice Thai Style) Choice of chicken, pork, or beef stir fried rice, with onion, tomatoes, garlic, served with spring roll, curry wonton, with cilantro and cucumber on the side. $8.50

(Fried Noodles) Choice of chicken, pork, or beef stir fried noodles with bean sprouts, onions, sweet turnips, tofu, egg, and peanut on the side served with spring roll, curry wonton and cucumber sauce. $8.50

DINNERS MC1. Green Curry

Chicken, Pork, or Beef. Choice of meat in green curry paste, coconut milk, eggplant, carrots, zucchini, sweet peppers, and basil served with white rice. $10.95

MC2. Panang

Chicken, Pork or Beef. Choice of tender meat sauteéd in panang curry paste, coconut cream, kaffir leaf, basil, carrots, zucchini, and sweet peppers, served with white rice. $10.95

ND3. Phad See Iew

(Noodle with Broccoli) Stir fried big noodles with pork, chicken or beef, broccoli, carrots, cabbage, sweet black soy sauce and egg. $10.95

MC6. Kao Phad

Stir fried rice. Choice of pork, chicken or beef, egg, tomatoes, onions, green onions, with cilantro and cucumber on the side. $10.95

MC10. Phla Lard Phrig

Deep fried tilapia with chili garlic sauce, red onion, cilantro, green onion, cashews and roasted chilies, served with white rice. $13.95

MC11. Chicken or Pork Garlic

Choice or meat sauteed in fresh garlic and black pepper, with cucumber, tomatoes, cilantro and green onion served on MC7. Phad Gra Prow the side with white rice. $10.95 Ground chicken, pork, or beef sauteéd with MC3. Yellow Curry garlic, chili, green beans, MC12. Chicken Chicken or Beef. Chicken carrots, sweet peppers, Cashews or beef in yellow curry and basil, served with Sauteed chicken with paste, coconut milk, white rice. $10.95 cashews, onion, white potatoes, carrots, egg, sweet peppers, zucchini, sweet peppers, MC8. Panang Salmon roasted chilis, and served with white rice. seasoning sauce, served Charbroiled salmon, $10.95 with white rice. $11.50 sauteed with panang curry, zucchini, carrots, sweet peppers, basil and MC13. Masman ND1. Phad Thai (Chicken, Pork, or Beef) coconut milk, served with Curry white rice. $14.95 Choice of chicken, Fried rice noodles with pork, beef, or tofu in choice of meat, masman curry, coconut MC9. Red Curry tofu, egg, sweet turnip, milk, potatoes, carrots, bean sprouts and Chicken, Pork, or Beef. special sweet tamarind Choice of meat, red curry sweet pepper, peanut and onion with white sauce, served with paste, bamboo shoots, rice. $11.95 lime juice and peanuts on carrots, sweet peppers, the side. basil, and zucchini, served $10.95 with white rice. $10.95

Thai Papaya Cuisine MC14. Spicy Fried Rice Fried rice with choice of chicken, pork, beef or tofu with egg, green bean, bamboo shoot, mushroom, sweet pepper, basil, chili and garlic. $10.95

MC15. Phad Ta-lay

Combination seafood sauteéd in chili paste and herbs, served with white rice. $14.95

ND4. Phad Kee Mao

(Noodle with Basil) Fried big rice noodles with pork, chicken or beef, tomatoes, broccoli, carrots, garlic, chili, basil and Thai sauce. $10.95

MC17. Phad PakRuam-Mit

Mixed vegetables stir fried broccoli, zucchini, carrot, sweet pepper, and mushrooms, served with white rice. $10.95

MC18. Jungle Curry

Gang Pah. Red curry country style with choice of chicken, pork or beef, bamboo shot, egg plant, green bean, sweet pepper, mushrooms, and herbs, served with white rice. $10.95

Address: 6240C E. Virginia St. Phone: (812) 477-8424 (812) 477-3159 Online: ThaiPapayaCuisine.com Online Ordering: ThaiPapayaCuisine.com Hours: Mon.-Thur. 11a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Credit Cards Accepted: All Major Cards Children’s Menu: Available Reservations: Available Bar Selection: Beer & Wine Outdoor Seating: Not Available Catering: Available Smoking Section: Not Available Live Entertainment: Not Available Banquet Facilities: Available

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american pub-style

Fresh Draught Beer Our Handcrafted Beer Selection Brewed Right Here In Our Own Micro Brewery! Vinny’s Lager - An All Malt German Style Pilsner Honey Blond Ale - An English Style Ale Thunderbolt Red Ale - A German Style Medium Altbier Blue Eyed Moose - India Pale Ale, The Favorite of Craft Brew Lovers!

Beer Pricing: 16oz, Pitcher, ½ Gal. Growler Uncle Vinny’s Specials (Available Sun - Thu) 16oz, Pitcher

See on-table display for current and seasonal beer selections. Brewski Tray: Five 3oz samples of our handcrafted, award-winning custom brews!

Turoni’s

Address: North: 408 N. Main St. East: 4 N. Weinbach Newburgh: 8011 Bell Oaks Dr. Phone: North: (812) 424-9873 East: (812) 477-7500 Newburgh: (812) 490-5555 Online: Turonis.com Online Ordering: Not Available Hours: Mon.-Thur. 11:00am-11:00pm Fri. 11:00am-12:00am Sat. 12:00pm-12:00am Sun. 4:00pm-11:00pm Credit Cards Accepted: All Major Credit Cards Children’s Menu: Available Reservations: Sun.-Thurs.: All day Fri.-Sat.: Until 4:00pm

Small 9” (Serves 1-2) Cheese Only 1 Topping 2 Toppings 3 Toppings 4 Toppings Extra Cheese House Special House Special No Meat

Medium 12” (Serves 2-3) Cheese Only 1 Topping 2 Toppings 3 Toppings 4 Toppings Extra Cheese House Special House Special No Meat

Large 15” (Serves 3-4) Cheese Only 1 Topping 2 Toppings 3 Toppings 4 Toppings Extra Cheese House Special House Special No Meat

Giant 29” (Serves 10-15) Cheese Only 1 Topping 2 Toppings 3 Toppings 4 Toppings Extra Cheese House Special House Special No Meat

TOPPINGS

APPETEEZERS

VEGGIES: Fresh Zucchini, Yellow Pepper,*Pepperoncinis, Artichoke Hearts, Imported Green Olives, *Fresh Sliced Mushrooms, *Fresh Sliced Green Peppers, Fresh Broccoli, Fresh Sweet Red Pepper, Mild Pepper Rings, Jalapenos, Fresh Spinach, *Fresh Sliced Tomatoes, *Imported Black Olives, *Fresh Sliced Onions, Fresh Cauliflower CHEESES: *Part Skim/Mozzarella, Monterey Jack, Feta Cheese, Cheddar MEATS: *Turoni’s Fresh Ground Italian Sausage, *Pepperoni, Bacon, Italian Chicken Breast, Fresh Ground Beef, Smoked Ham

Garlic Cheez Toast Bread Stix Supreme Nachos Jalapeno Poppers Grilled Cheez-Eze Home-Made Chili - Cup or Bowl Cheez Fries

*(Indicates House Specialty items)

*Sandwich bread made fresh in our bakery daily! All sandwiches served with chips & pickle.

Chargrilled Steak Sandwich Veggie Roll Stromboli - Half or Whole Brewmaster Burger

Bar Selection: Full Bar & Microbrew

Turoni’s Pizzaburger Cousin Hazel’s Meatball Sub - Half or Whole Vinny’s Rockin’ Turkey Club 1/4lb. Turoni Dog

Outdoor Seating: Not Available Catering: Not Available Smoking Section: Available Live Entertainment: Not Available Banquet Facilities: Not Available

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These pizzas cannot be made on ½ of pizza.

SMALL

MEDIUM

Lots a Meat Cousin Hazel’s Famous Meatball Vinny’s Pepper Planet Veggie Dream Chicken Fajita Mexican Fiesta

LARGE

Buffalo Chicken BBQ Chicken Greek Vincenzios Masterpiece “A” Hawaiian Delight Cheezy-Cheez Iron Man What’s Cookin’! 2011-2012


donuts & pizza

Windmill Pizza

Cheese, Pepperoni, Sausage, Beef, Ground Sausage, Onion, Mushroom and Green Pepper, Jalapeno, Black Olives, Green Olives and Pineapple

10� Pizza:

1-2 Toppings $6.50 and 3-6 Toppings $7.50

16� Pizza:

1-2 Toppings $13.00 and 3-6 Toppings $15.00

All You Can Eat Pizza, Salads and Donuts 11am-2pm Daily! Windmill Sandwiches

Hot Ham & Cheese – Half $4.00 and Whole $7.50 Stromboli – Half $4.00 and Whole $7.50

Sides:

Chips - .75¢, Garlic Bread Sticks - $3.00, Cheese Bread - $4.00, Extra Ingredients - .75¢, Pepperoncini - $1.50

Baked Pastries

Windmill Donuts .75¢ Each or $6.99 Dozen Cake, Yeast Glazed or Long Johns

Specialty Donuts .89¢ Each

Filled Long Johns, Jelly Filled, Twists, Apple Fritter, Cinnamon Honey Bun and Chocolate Honey Bun

Signature Long Johns t Cookies & Cream

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Windmill Coffee

$1.29 Each

Danish, Pecan Rolls, Cinnamon Roll with Cream Cheese Icing and Muffins (Banana Nut, Blueberry and Carrot Cake)

Donut Holes

.20¢ Each, Half Dozen .99¢ or a Dozen $1.99

Fresh Baked Cookies

.49¢ Each or a Dozen $4.79 Chocolate Chip or Oatmeal Raisin

Regular $1.49, Large $1.69 or Dine-In Coffee $.99 House Blend or Dark Roast

Instant Cappuccino Regular $1.49, Large $1.69 or Dine-In Coffee $.99 French Vanilla, Hot Chocolate

Windmill Iced Tea & Fountain Drinks

Regular $1.49 or Large $1.69

Bagels .89¢ Each

Plain, Blueberry and Cinnamon Sugar

Order Online! WindmillDonutsAndPizza.com

What’s Cookin’! 2011-2012

Windmill Donuts & Pizza Address: 3030 N. Green River Rd. Phone: (812) 437-6444 Online: WindmillDonutsAndPizza.com Online Ordering: Available Hours: Mon. - Sat. 5am - 9pm Sun. 6am - 8pm Pizza Buffet 11am-2pm Credit Cards Accepted: All Major Credit Cards Children’s Menu: Not Available Reservations: Not Accepted Bar Selection: Not Available Outdoor Seating: Not Available Catering: Not Available Smoking Section: Not Available Live Entertainment: Not Available Banquet Facilities: Not Available

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family style / bar-b-q

Deluxe BBQ Platters All Dinners Except Ala Carte Include Bread, Pickle, Onion and Two Sides. Wolf’s Bar-B-Q Sampler A sampling of our most popular items, BBQ Spare Rib, BBQ Pork Pit, BBQ Chicken, with American Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Bread, Pickle and Onion.

Wolf’s Bar-B-Q & Highland Pizza Shop

Address: Wolf’s: 6000 First Ave Highland: 6669 Kratzville Rd. Phone: Wolf’s: (812) 424-8891 Highland: (812) 402-8900 Online: Wolf’s: WolfsBarBQ.com Highland: Facebook.com Online Ordering: Wolf’s: Available Highland: Not Available Hours: Wolf’s: Mon. Closed, Tues. - Sun. 11am-9pm Highland: Mon. 4pm-9pm, Tues. Thurs 11am-9pm, Fri. 11am-11pm, Sat. 11am-10pm, Sun. 4pm-9pm Credit Cards Accepted: Wolf’s: Available Highland: Available Children’s Menu: Wolf’s: Available Highland: Available Reservations: Wolf’s: Available Highland: Available Bar Selection: Wolf’s: Not Available Highland: Available Outdoor Seating: Wolf’s: Not Available Highland: Not Available Catering: Wolf’s: Available Highland: Available Smoking Section: Wolf’s: Not Available Highland: Not Available Live Entertainment: Wolf’s: Not Available Highland: Not Available Banquet Facilities: Wolf’s: Available Highland: Available • 94 • www.EvansvilleDining.com

BBQ Chicken

Slow smoked halves of fresh chicken, basted with Wolf’s Original BBQ Sauce.

Simmered Boneless BBQ Chicken Simmered in a tangy sauce.

BBQ Spare Ribs Slow smoked to the right tenderness then basted with Wolf’s Original BBQ.

Wolf’s Deluxe Bar-B-Q Dinner Large portions of BBQ Spare Ribs, BBQ Pork Pit, BBQ Chicken and BBQ Beef Brisket, Bread, Pickle, Onion and your choice of two sides.

Baby Back Ribs

Rubbed with our special seasoning, slow cooked for tenderness then basted with Wolf’s special Baby Back Rib Sauce. Full and Half Rack.

Fish & Chicken

Catfish Filet Dinner, Deep Fried Chicken Tender Dinner and Fried Chicken Dinner

Ala Carte BBQ Selections Ala Carte selections include bread, pickle and onion.

BBQ Pork Pit 6oz, BBQ Beef Brisket 6oz, BBQ Chicken Quarter and Simmered Chicken 6oz

Sandwiches Served with one side dish.

Pork Pit, Beef Brisket, Simmered Pork and Simmered Chicken

Special Sandwiches

Catfish Filet, Grilled or Crispy Chicken, Turkey Club and Hot Ham & Cheese

BBQ Pork Pit Smoked Pork basted with Wolf’s Original BBQ Sauce. BBQ Beef Brisket Slow cooked for over ten hours.

Burgers

Hamburger, Chucks BBQ Burger and Double Cheeseburger

Sides

American Potato Salad, German Potato Salad, Homestyle Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Macaroni Salad, Cottage Cheese, Creamy Slaw, Sweet and Sour Slaw, German Fries and French Fries

Look For Us On

PIZZA Dine-In or Carryout Appetizers Garlic Cheese Toast (8 pcs.) $3.99 Garlic Bread Sticks (4pcs.) $3.99 Hot Wings (10 pcs.) $6.99 Loaded Nachos $7.99 Italian or Greek Salad $4.29 Single, $8.99 Family Size

Cheese Pizza

Small (10”)

Medium (14”)

Large (16”)

$7.99

$9.99

$12.99

Add for Each Extra Topping

$1.10

$1.50

$1.85

House Special

$9.49

$14.99

$18.25

Sausage, Beef, Pepperoni, Red Onion, Green Pepper, Mushroom, Tomato, Black & Green Olive & Cheese

Veggie Delight

$8.99

$14.69

$17.95

Red Onions, Green Pepper, Mushroom, Black Olive, Sliced Roma Tomato and Cheese

Meat Lovers

$9.89

$15.49

$18.99

Sausage, Beef, Pepperoni, Smoked Ham, Bacon and Cheese

Flat Breads Chicken Parmesan Flat Bread $7.99 Bacon and Tomato $7.99 Buffalo Chicken $7.99

Hawaiian Delight

Sandwiches Stromboli $3.99 Half, $6.99 Whole Loaded Stromboli $4.99, Whole $7.95 Meat Loves Stromboli $5.49, Whole $8.49 Veggie Stromboli $4.89 Half, $7.89 Whole Hot Ham & Cheese $4.99 Half, $7.95 Whole Hot Turkey & Cheese $4.99 Half, $7.95 Whole Highland Texas Bar-B-Q $4.99 Half, $7.99 Whole

BBQ/Buffalo Chicken

$9.49

$14.99

$18.25

Smoked Ham, Pineapple, Blended Cheeses and Topped with Bacon Bits

Taco Pizza

$9.49

$14.99

$18.25

Queso Cheese, Taco-Seasoned Meat, Blended Cheeses, Red Onions, Lettuce and Tomatoes

$9.49

$14.99

$18.25

Smoky BBQ or Buffalo Sauce, Diced Chicken, Blended Cheese, Red Onion and Special Seasonings

Beef Green Peppers Tomatoes Italian Sausage Banana Peppers

Pizza Toppings Pineapple Mild Sausage Red Onions Pepperoni Ham

Mushrooms Grilled Chicken Bacon Bits Green & Black Olives Jalapeno Peppers

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What's Cookin'! 2011-2012