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Hoosier Salon director, arts advocate, and artist Maggie Rapp learned creativity at an early age. Today the former teacher inspires patrons with Indiana art.

The Best of Evansville

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An eclectic array of urban dwellers call the recently renovated Audubon Apartments home.

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On the Cover The West Side Nut Club Fall Festival, now in its 92nd year, ranked Best Fest in Evansville. Photo by Jerry Butts.

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19 Creating Amy Musia’s prolific art 20 Encyclopedia Evansvillia A local historian resurrects a century-old project on our 16th president. 21 Evansville Centric The Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science expansion continues 21 By the Numbers Casino Aztar 22 Test Drive The healing powers of reflexology 23 Readers’ Poll What’s your New Year’s resolution? 23 First Person An amazing year through music

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24 Art Talk UE a cappella groups establish their talent 28 Travel Journal Sedona, Ariz.

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10 From the Editor Keep Calm and Don’t Fear the Year 12 Conversation 13 Contributors 14 Snapshots 136 Final Detail Instagram Inspiration

17 Style File Break a fashion rule: wear pink and red. 18 Model Citizens Jagoe Homes helps break the cycle of poverty 18 Shelf Life Three Indiana-authored books reviewed


41 What’s In Store The Rug Merchant’s wares 42 Get Inspired Reed your old magazines 43 Digging In Spring cleaning in the garden 43 On the Market Three unique homes currently on the market

92 Local Flavor Sara’s Harmony Way in New Harmony, Ind. 95 Dining Directory More than 300 restaurant listings

City Life 110 Social Life Giving and Creating 114 The Guide Where to go and what to do during January and February 116 On Display The Art Collective welcomes patrons and artists alike 125 Entertainment Center Blame the Radio brings new sound to favorites

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Local couples share what made their weddings special 79 Community Profile Special Advertising Section

Clark/Floyd county 80 New Year, Better You Special Advertising Section

Tips for staying focused on New Year’s resolutions for 2013


food & Drink 87 Restaurants We’re Trying Now 88 In the Kitchen Chef Eli Haddix brings us crème brûlée with a kick 88 Chew on This Tasty tidbits on the dining scene 89 Corks and Comments Wine Country 90 Hot Dish The Pub

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From the Editor



appy New Year! Welcome to 2013, the 13th year of publishing Evansville Living, and the 13th Best of Evansville issue. I hope you’ve not quit reading: if you have, perhaps you suffer from triskaidekaphobia — fear of the number 13. Since the turn of the year, the online buzz about this presumably irrational, but widely accepted, phobia has been strong. The Wall Street Journal (Saturday/Sunday, January 5-6) tracked the phobia in its weekly Sentiment Tracker, a computational analysis of conversation in social media. Seventy percent of the conversation, The Wall Street Journal reported, reflected “worried” sentiments; 9 percent were pleased; jokes about triskaidekaphobia represented 21 percent of the conversation. I particularly liked this quip the story cited: “I suffer from triscuitekaphobia, a fear of Triscuits.” Still reading? Please continue — our Best of Evansville issue always is one of the best-read issues of the year. In fact, last year “Favorites of the City” was the second most popular Evansville Living story online. (The #1 story online was “A Hopeful Cause,” March/April 2012 — Jackie and Nate Monroe’s hopeful story about calling Evansville home and creating a family.) Our Best of Evansville methodology remains the same: the awards and online ballot were announced in the September/October issue. Reader response was greater this year than any year before. It can’t be any surprise that the West Side Nut Club Fall Festival was voted Best Fest, giving us an opportunity to show its colorful midway on our cover. Of course, we think we know our city pretty well and we like to exercise our voice, so, as

in year’s past, we include a few editors’ picks. Whether you’ve lived in Evansville most of your life or are just now discovering our city, let the annual Best of Evansville be your go-to guide for amazing food, vibrant bars, super shops, awesome local people, and top-notch services.

The new year brings a few changes among our staff. We bid farewell to senior writer Trisha Weber, who departed at year-end to prepare for her upcoming wedding and relocation. (Read Trisha’s story about her free wedding dress in The Wedding Book, page 68.) We welcome as managing editor Victoria Grabner. Victoria joins Tucker Publishing Group with 14 years of experience in the print media business. She’s written for newspapers in Indiana, California, Massachusetts, and — most recently — Kentucky, where she spent 10 years as a general assignment reporter at The Henderson Gleaner. We’ve introduced Victoria’s voice right away — read her restaurant review on Sara’s Harmony Way (page 92) and our new wine column she is authoring, “Corks and Comments” (page 89), where she encourages us to think of sparkling wines all year long. That’s advice I can take! I wish 2013 to be a good year for you. As always, I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely,

Kristen K. Tucker Publisher & Editor

Letters to the editor can be sent to Read Kristen’s blog, “300 Words,” on our website each Monday.

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rational article about Darrell Ragland (“Fight of a Lifetime”) and his battle with cancer, along with the other “Thanks and Giving” section. We always enjoy your take on our historic past like the Mesker storefronts in “Face Behind the City” and Saint Benedict Cathedral in “The First 100 Years.” Also, we enjoyed the article about art director Heather Gray’s vintage ornament collection (“Ornamental Treasures”). Dennis & Margaret Haire, owners of Maggie’s Memories, Evansville

SamStrong It has truly been an honor and a pleasure working with you and your team from Tucker Publishing Group on SamStrong: Search for the Cure. When the team challenged Sam to expand his original vision of a small fundraiser, we quickly realized that we needed resources of a broader circle. You brought the team a new reach, and expanded professionalism, and a wealth of experience in working within the community. From Heather’s beautiful logo, to the really first-class program, to the media and financial support of Tucker Publishing Group, you have truly made a difference in the lives of children battling cancer. We are so grateful for the passion you brought to Sam’s vision. Sincerely, Andy, Tammy, Susan, & Sam Featherstone, Newburgh, Ind.

Sam Featherstone passed away on the morning of January 2, 2013. His legacy, vision, and good spirit will forever be in our thoughts.

Home Sweet Home Thank you, Evansville Living, for publishing Paul Leingang’s story

of Operation Pedro Pan. This story (“Home for the Innocent,” November/December 2012) is part of both U.S. and Evansville history. There were many Indiana citizens who cooperated with Catholic Welfare and cared for numerous Pedro Pan children until their parents were able to leave Communist Cuba and reunite. We like to call ourselves “Cuban Hoosiers.” Susy Rodriguez, Pedro Pan child, Evansville

Miracles Happen What a lovely article (“A Walking Miracle,” November/December 2012) about Laura Wasson-Ortiz. Laura is just now able to talk about the accident and I (her mother) still have a hard time just reading about it after three years. With Evansville Living’s help, hopefully “Make Miracles Happen” will be able to help others this holiday.

From the Knob We would like to to express to you how pleased we are with Evansville Living’s story and photos of our house on Knob Hill (“Well Grounded, November/December). You captured both the heart and

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soul of our home in the words and the beautiful pictures. We have had so many nice compliments on the article from our neighbors and friends. We were also impressed with the attention to detail shown by photographer Jerry Butts and the staging and creative work of Laura Mathis, creative director, during the day they spent at our home. They were exciting to watch and work with. Evansville Living is a valuable asset to the Tri-State area with interesting and timely articles about our city, local events, and our diverse and eclectic residents. We look forward to each issue. Thanks again for your interest in our home. You did a wonderful job. Michael and Felicia Rudolph, Evansville

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Contributors “I’ve always loved a good story. And to me, the best way to write a good story is to listen when people tell me one. That’s my goal here as managing editor of Tucker Publishing Group: to continue to inform, educate, and entertain our readers with true tales they never knew.”

Victoria Grabner Victoria Grabner has worked as a reporter for 14 years and has written for newspapers in Indiana, California, Massachusetts, and Kentucky. She spent the last decade with The Gleaner in Henderson, Ky., where she earned seven press awards. A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, she and her husband, Greg, live in Evansville.

“When I get excited about a topic I receive a tremendous degree of ‘psychic income’ hoping my articles will encourage people to experience what I am writing about. Evansville Living has been so welcoming with my proposals on architecture, travel, and art. I feel like I should move to Evansville.” 

Jim Winnerman Jim Winnerman Jim Winnerman spent 30 years as a marketing executive in St. Louis. After retirement 12 years ago he began writing travel articles so his grandchildren would be motivated to travel the world as he has. Recently, Jim expanded his writing to encompass artists who inspire him, like Evansville’s Amy Musia, and historically significant architecture. More than 600 of Jim’s articles have appeared in 50 publications throughout the U.S, Korea, and England.

“I am a lucky person; I was accused of loving my work throughout my working years in civil and structural engineering. After I retired in 2001, I was bored and began to research Evansville during the WWII years. I wanted to write a simple brochure about my father’s work at Republic Aviation, and quickly realized there was a great story to tell about Evansville during WWII. I had discovered something I wish I had worked with all my life. My “second life” of researching and writing history is pure delight. How lucky can a person be?”

Harold Morgan

Harold Morgan is a graduate of Reitz Memorial High School and attended Evansville College and Murray State University. Before retiring as a structural engineer, he worked throughout Paducah, Ky., Calvert City, Ky., and Mount Vernon, Ind. Harold also contributes monthly articles for the Maturity Journal in Newburgh, Ind., and has six published books. January | February 2013 13


5Y Evansville Living: Jennifer Scales-Stewart, owner of Y Factor Studio, shows her support of Evansville Living with the magazine and Tucker Publishing Group president Todd Tucker at her studio’s open house.

5New York, New York: In front of Ellen’s Stardust Diner in New York City, the North High School Concert Choir poses with Evansville Living. The group performed at St. Malachy’s Church, The Actors’ Chapel, near Broadway.

580 Years Young: Aboard a cruise ship to Paris, friends Bette Rice, Mary Ann Long, Pat Koch, and Faye Hagedorn, all of Santa Claus, Ind., celebrate Bette and Pat’s 80th birthdays with Evansville Living.

5Porch Bliss: Janeece and David Rohner of Darmstadt, Ind., enjoy Evansville Living on the porch of the Grand Hotel in Mackinac Island, Mich.

5Couples Retreat: All of Evansville, couples Jay and Christi Pagett and Crystal and Jason Thomas celebrate 5- and 10-year wedding anniversaries with Evansville Living in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

5Canadian Views: Overlooking Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada, Evansville natives Suzann Baehl and Luan Greubel share the view with hometown companion Evansville Living.

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5Lucky Ladies: With Evansville Living in hand, Mary Ann Bieker and daughter Elizabeth Conkling, both of Evansville, take in the scenery of Ladies View, located on the Ring of Kerry between Kenmare and Killarney, Ireland, in Killarney National Park. 4Four Women:

On a trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C., Evansvillearea friends Mary Ellen Klenck Ziliak, Mary Stofleth Leslie, Mary Baehl Schneider, and Wanda Schultz take time to read two issues of Evansville Living. In good humor, the women themed their trip “Three Marys and a Fish Called Wanda.�

5Old Friends: In Las Vegas to visit former classmate Bill Rettig from the Mater Dei High School class of 1955, Bill and Betty Goebel, Darlene and Al Weinzapfel, Janet and Tom Wilson, and Cherie and Maurice Berendes, all of Evansville, make a stop with Evansville Living inside Treasure Island Resort & Casino. 4In Communion:

On a family vacation to celebrate his first communion, Nico Brougham takes to the waters in Longboat Key, Fla., with Evansville Living.

5Crazy About Soccer: Ashley Keller, a Mater Dei High School student, and Evansville Living stand in the Rock Quarry in Land Between the Lakes, Ky. She and her brother, Brandon, painted the rock to represent Mater Dei soccer. 4Good Company: Longtime high school friends and families visit Live Bait Restaurant in Orange Beach, Ala., with Evansville Living. David, Julie, Haley, and Donnie Hart; Carol Schenk; Kitty Masoncup; Rick, Becky, and Brock Nance; Kendra Shadrick; and Lee and Cindy Weber, all of Evansville, as well as Tom and Karol Williams of Newburgh, Ind.

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Not Tacky — Tasteful! Didn’t your mother tell you not to wear your pink shirt

with your red shorts? (She also told you not to wear white before Memorial Day and after Labor Day, right?) Today fashion rules are meant to be broken. Experimenting with color combinations is a great way to break out of a fashion rut and wear more items in your closet. As Valentine’s Day approaches, we encourage you to rock the red and pink.

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Joseph Ribkoff fuschia dress, Wildflower Boutique, $204 Colorblock platform pumps, Charlotte Olympia, $199

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Scott and Bill Jagoe

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Building Hope It was a cool November morning

when the first piece of ground was pierced on a lot in Deer Valley subdivision. It is just another hole that will widen as the weeks go by, until eventually the foundation can be poured, the base flooring can be laid, and the drywall installed. Once the finishing touches are completed and the grass has grown back, the three-bedroom home will appear similar to other homes in the new Owensboro, Ky., neighborhood. But there is more to be said about the construction of this future 2,400-square-foot space being built by Owensboro construction company Jagoe Homes. Backed by nonprofit organization Homes for Hope, Jagoe teamed up with trade partners to construct the home for free and donate all profit and any additional contributions to charities fighting local poverty. Founded in 1998 by Pennsylvaniabased homebuilder Jeff Rutt, Homes for Hope is based on a concept called microfinance, in which small loans are given to individuals who will benefit from them most. The funding for these loans comes from special houses he builds and sells with the help of trade partners. Rather than collecting the profit from these homes, Rutt and his partners donate the money to Rutt’s charity, HOPE International, and distribute the money from there. When Jagoe owners Scott and Bill Jagoe learned about the program a year-and-a-

Charity provides a hand up, not a handout half ago, they knew they wanted to get involved. “It’s entrepreneurs helping entrepreneurs,” Scott says. “You’re not just donating as a handout. It’s more of a hand up. Somebody has an idea — they just need a monetary resource to fulfill their dreams.” Loan recipients receive money in order to fund their respective businesses. Roughly 85 percent of the loans go to women whose main goals are to educate their children and raise their families out of poverty through their work. While two-thirds of the profit from the Deer Valley home will go to Homes for Hope, the Jagoes are setting aside the remaining one-third for Aid the Homeless, Inc., an Owensboro-based charity geared toward preventing homelessness by donating money to local shelters. The Jagoes intend to build a house annually for Homes for Hope, and are planning to build in different cities, including Evansville next, followed by Bowling Green, Ky., and Louisville, Ky. According to the organization’s website, Homes for Hope already has built 80-plus homes and generated more than $10 million in revenue. Bill and Scott are excited about adding to this number, and so are their trade partners. “Our subcontractors and suppliers have stepped up very well,” Scott says. “They understood immediately what their impact was on it.” Once the house is sold, proceeds will

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be used to give small loans, averaging $114,000 to needy families. The loans are modest, but Scott insists that what may seem like a small amount to some people can be “life-altering” for others. The Deer Valley home is expected to impact 5,000 people in poverty, he adds. With lots of community support and the construction of the home underway, the Jagoes only lack one thing: a buyer. Though the home’s profit will go toward charity, the purchasing process will be just like purchasing any other home. “Whoever buys the home will have a special blessing,” says Bill. “They’ll know the home’s helping thousands of people out of poverty.” — Cara Schuster

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Shelf Life

The Mayhem: Roan’s Story For her novel The Mayhem: Roan’s Story, Newburgh, Ind., native Rebecca Pfettscher (also known by the pen name Meggie Tolkland) was nominated for Best Fiction in the worldwide Goodreads Readers’ Choice Awards. The first of her urban fantasy series, the book introduces demonic bad boy Roan Wynne, whose hyper-romantic nature and devilishly handsome appearance create a lot of mayhem for college professor Corey Reyman, who struggles to escape Roan’s power. Asteria Books 2012

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MS: Beyond The Red Door A debilitating autoimmune disease affecting the brain and spinal cord, multiple sclerosis can be devastating to its victims and their families. In their collaborative book, MS: Beyond the Red Door, Evansville-area health professionals Dr. Rick Yeager and Mary Ellen Ziliak, RN, discuss — with brutal honesty and a dose of humor — their own battles with MS. Tate Publishing and Enterprises 2012

No Greater Glory The No. 1 Civil War romance on Amazon since July, Cindy Nord’s No Greater Glory takes readers back to the late 1800s during the American Civil War. Following the lives of widower Emaline McDaniels and Yankee officer Reece Cutteridge, the Newburgh, Ind., native uses the timeless topic of forbidden love to captivate romance novel aficionados. Samhain Publishing 2012


Amy’s World Evansville’s Amy Musia may be

one of the most prolific artists in the United States. Producing art in the widest spectrum of media, she says it is her personal approach to her craft that requires diversity. “I believe selecting the correct medium, whether metal, wood, watercolor, or whatever, is important to the essence of the piece to keep it ‘living’ once it is complete,” she says. “Also, when I do not restrict myself to one medium, there are no limitations to what I can create.” Growing up on a farm outside the tiny town of Marfa, Texas, Musia always believed in her ability to achieve her goals. This characteristic serves her when working with new art materials. “I like being able to stretch those creative, problemsolving muscles,” she says. “I have the confidence in my ability to be able to get the product I want.” The 62-year-old is best known in Evansville for her outdoor, 175th celebration of the city sculpture “Bend in the River,” located on the riverfront along the Pigeon Creek Greenway. Meanwhile, her watercolors of lilies convey the sense that you could pick a flower out of the scene and wet your finger in the water. A series of 18 1/2- by-20 foot colorful, woven wall installations brings a sense of vitality to patients at Riley Hospital in Indianapolis. Her photographs of nature are National Geographic magazine caliber. And “Story Tools,” a pristine white, 8-by-3 1/2 foot wooden column with 24-karat gold and pure silver gilding for the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library, is topped with a sculpted montage representing the differentiating ways stories can be told.

Musia’s artistic talent surfaced as a head cheerleader in high school designing and painting banners for football games. Her brother contrived her a gift of pastels she used to replicate lithographs in natural history books, and the drawings garnered interest from Fab-Knit in Waco, Texas. That earned her an art director position for the company, which produced professional football logos and designs. The support of two McLennan Community College art instructors helped secure her a full scholarship from the prestigious Pratt Art Institute in New York City, but since her parents wanted her to remain nearby in Texas, the up-andcoming artist enrolled at the University of North Texas State in Denton. There, she majored in sculpture with a minor in plastics and bronze technology. She paid tuition by designing for Paul Osborne and Associates, a firm that makes life-size medium Magic // Evansville artist Amy Musia works puppets for theme parks and in a broad array of media, including watercolor, sculpture, theater backdrops out of Dallas. and metal. Musia’s “Bend in the River” (below) is located “That is where I learned I could between the Pagoda and the Evansville Museum of Arts, adapt my skills to any medium,” History, and Science. she says. “I stayed there several years after graduating.” In 1980, she followed a friend to to make a dog whistle. “I think I will carve Evansville, where she opened Musia Fine a scrimshaw scene into it and create a piece Art Studios on the West Side at 5625 Pearl of functional art,” she says, studying the Drive. Now, she creates art out of her prototype. “As whistles, they would make home on an 18-acre lake. memorable, one-of-a-kind gifts.” Musia believes she can always “go Musia attributes part of her success to farther and be better. Bring the idea or how intensely she studies the background problem to me, and I will solve it with art.” for each project. “I love to learn as much as I Recently, a friend, knowing her love of can about the reason a piece of art was comnature, gave her a rack of deer antlers. Bemissioned,” she says. “And knowing where it fore long, she had sawed off and polished a will be displayed helps me tie it all together.” tip, hollowed out the core and cut a notch — Jim Winnerman

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Abraham Lincoln, Pioneer Child With the help of two Indiana writers, a 100-year-long project about the childhood of an American president nears completion This short story was selected from a forth-

coming book that was written by George Honig, an Indiana author and artist who died in 1962 before he could publish the work. A native of Rockport, Ind., Honig is best known as the sculptor of the large figures displayed on the entrance to the Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Market Street. He began writing the book, titled Abraham Lincoln, Pioneer Child, in 1910, about his hometown’s most prized citizen, 16th president of the United States Abraham Lincoln. Nearly 100 years later, Evansville’s Harold Morgan was given the unpublished manuscript from Willard Library in 2008, making

subtle changes to accommodate today’s readers. “I liked his stories about Abraham’s boyhood years in Indiana,” says Morgan. “I changed the text from ‘frontier pidgin English’ to ‘Hoosier English.’” Still undergoing revisions, Morgan expects the book to be published in the spring of 2013. Here, read a sneak peek of Abraham Lincoln, Pioneer Child.

— Harold Morgan

Harold Morgan is a graduate of Reitz Memorial High School, and attended Evansville College and Murray State University. Before retiring as a structural engineer, he worked throughout Paducah, Ky., Calvert City, Ky., and Mount Vernon, Ind. Morgan also contributes monthly articles for the Maturity Journal in Newburgh, Ind., and has six published books.

Chapter 14: Abraham’s School Days, 1823 Abraham Lincoln attended school only a few weeks off and on in Kentucky. Or, as he put it, “I went to school little by little.” The Indiana school days were happy ones for Abraham. The first school that he and sister Sarah attended was only one and a half miles from the Lincoln cabin and was taught by Mr. Hazel Dorsey. The door was rather low, and with Abraham being six feet tall by 14 years old, he had to duck his head when he walked through. Mr. Andrew Crawford was the schoolmaster in the winter of 1822 to 1823 and taught in the same building. All the students looked up to Abraham, not only physically, but when they were stumped, as they expressed it, not being able to find the answer, they went to Abraham for help. It seemed he always knew the solution. Some of his schoolmates recalled later how he saved the day for them on one occasion. They were having a spelling match and were in line against the two opposite walls. The word was ‘defied’ and several had gone down. Mr. Crawford became annoyed, “Hadn’t nary a one studied the spelling words?” he asked. He then threatened to keep them there until someone correctly spelled the word, even until dark if need be. Abraham knew how to spell it but his heart sank, as did the others in the room as well. He was the last in the line.   Abraham’s mind was working and light came to his eyes. He looked across the room at the speller, Anne Roby. There she stood with her eyes rolled toward the ceiling, as if the answer would magically appear written among the rafters. She had gotten as far as ‘d-e-f’ but couldn’t make up her mind whether a ‘y’ or an ‘i’ came next. Her eyes came down from the roof as Mr. Crawford asked: “Do you give up?” She glanced, by chance, at Abraham and saw an odd gleam in his mischievous eyes. He was pointing to his eye and it was no accident.   Immediately she finished the word with ‘i-e-d.’ They were dismissed on scheduled time. Abraham had a high regard for this pretty little girl, Ann Roby, and was accused often of having a mash on her. It was his very good friend, Allen Gentry, who had the honor of making her his wife a few years later.

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Reaching for the stars, the Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science enters phase five of their expansion “We’re creating a more cohesive campus,” says Bower. EMTRAC, or the Evansville Museum Transportation Center, opened in 1999 to showcase the museum’s 1926 club car and 100-year-old caboose, as well as other transportation innovations collected from Evansville’s past. Along the Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage, adjacent to a new parking lot, will be an outdoor plaza that leads into a 2.5 story pavilion on the south side of the museum. “We are presenting the museum in an entirely different way,” Streetman says. Entering the second floor of the pavilion, visitors will find their way through phase four, the new and interactive Welborn Baptist Foundation Family Place — a hands-on science center with revolving science exhibits and a classroom — then through the rest of the museum. Looking forward, Bower says the museum has plans to update Rivertown USA, the replicate 19th century city street, through to the next century. An Evansville Home Front is expected to add to the World War II exhibit currently on display to show a more broad perspective of Evansville’s involvement in wartime manufacturing. As a general museum, Bower says, we meet a lot of community needs. “From our ‘Origins of a City’ exhibit (a visualized history of Evansville over a century) to

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the galleries, we have a little bit of a lot of things,” she says. That doesn’t mean their collections are lacking. The museum’s “Contemporary American Still Life” collection has been the largest in the area for 25 years, Bower says. Through March, the Mid-States Exhibition showcases local talent. The contest began in 1948, and is judged by a jury of arts professionals. With Streetman’s retirement in December, Bower plans to continue pursuing avenues of expansion and creative ways of preserving Evansville’s history. “We’ve been creating the dream facility,” Streetman says. “But that doesn’t mean we’ve ever wanted to stop improving.” The museum’s board of trustees expects Streetman’s legacy to remain strong: They unanimously named him director emeritus. — Brennan Girdler

For more information on exhibits and operating times, visit the Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science at A tribute to John Streetman’s contributions to the museum is on Friday, Jan. 18, at Casino Aztar. See our Guide, page 114, for more information.

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As a capstone to his 38 years as director for the Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, John Streetman retires with groundbreaking improvements and opportunities for accelerated programs and exhibitions for the museum. The renovation and expansion, “Reaching for the Stars,” began in 2008 with a $17 million capital campaign goal. “It’s an ambitious project for such a small museum,” Streetman says. “And when the bottom fell out at the end of 2008, we, consequently, had to scale back our plans to fit a $14.1 million goal. The footprint of the project has changed, but the mission hasn’t.” Campaign chairman Rita Eykamp is joined by other community benefactors, and with the close of 2012, four of five phases have been completed, and construction has broken ground on what will become a new plaza and immersive planetarium. With five video projectors, the full-dome theater offers a 180-degree, 40-foot in diameter seamless and vibrant vistas of the stars. The current dome — the first in any Indiana museum — is in its 60th year and seats only up to 72 visitors. The new planetarium will add more than one third of the seats currently available, and according to Mary Bower, the Virginia G. Shroeder curator of collections and interim director, may be operated independently and after standard museum hours. “It’s a multi-media project with the power to address the world around us,” says Streetman. Though, the planetarium is just one of the improvements the museum is realizing.

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SoUL of the Sole The healing powers of reflexology Certified reflexologist Kay Hummel works on a client in a reflexology session at Bodyworks Institute.

her findings. She explained she felt tension in my jaw (I have previously been treated for temporomandibular joint disorder, TMJ) and congestion in my sinuses (it is winter cold season). Hummel encouraged me to drink plenty of water and to take it easy for the rest of the day. I left feeling both rejuvenated and calm.

Are you curious about reflexology, but not sure what to expect or what it really is? Perhaps you’re intrigued by reflexology foot, hand, and head maps — diagrams that correlate pressure points with internal organs. I was and recently sought a 60-minute treatment by certified reflexologist Kay Hummel at Bodyworks Massage Institute. Reflexology is a method of affecting the internal organs and systems of the body by applying pressure to specific points on the hands or feet. It differs from an ordinary foot massage in that rather than working only on the muscles, tendons, fascia, and circulation, reflexology addresses other areas of the body. The Scoop

When I phoned Hummel for an appointment, she explained that during a 60-minute session she would focus on my feet; in 90-minute sessions, she also works on the client’s hands and head. She requested I dress in loose clothing, as reflexology is performed fully clothed, minus your shoes and socks. Arriving at my appointment, Hummel first talked with me about my general health history and explained she would use a combination of reflexology methods to meet my

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needs — which she would further assess during the treatment. I was invited to recline on a massage couch covered by a blanket; a bolster may be placed under your knees. The treatment itself is a specific form of foot massage that stimulates reflex points across the feet. It was not at all ticklish or painful — it was extremely relaxing. I particularly enjoyed the technique where Hummel gently stretched my heels, creating a lengthening I felt from my soles to my scalp. (I claim to have grown a quarterinch with yoga and I was tempted to measure myself after this!) I briefly fell asleep, as many clients do. The benefits of reflexology are realized even if you sleep through your treatment.

The Verdict

After the treatment, in Bodyworks’ attractive lobby that also is somewhat of a holistic resource library, Hummel gave me a glass of water and talked to me about

Kay Hummel, certified reflexologist and certified Reiki practitioner, offers reflexology at Bodyworks Institute, 2112 Maxwell Ave. A 45-minute session is $45; a 60-minute session is $60. Bodyworks offers six therapeutic sessions for $300. Most of Hummel’s clients see her for reflexology at least monthly; clients beginning treatment will benefit from more frequent sessions. — Kristen K. Tucker

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Time Travel Through Music Three iconic concerts take Julie Rosenbaum-Engelhardt through time Lately, I have been worrying about getting older. I watched a documentary on television this summer about the Beach Boys and the making of their album “Smile,” but it was mostly about the tortured mind of lead singer and songwriter Brian Wilson. Except for a few scattered dates, he had not played with the Beach Boys in decades because of his issues and strained relations with his bandmates. Danny Hutton, singer for the group Three Dog Night, appeared often in the documentary. Then, I heard that Brian was going to tour with the Beach Boys for their 50th reunion. Even more exciting news: they were coming to Cincinnati, easily within driving distance of Evansville. When I got my tickets, I was beyond euphoric. The moment Brian walked onstage and sat behind his white baby grand piano, I cried. He finally was healthy enough to tour with his group. Although Brian’s two brothers, Dennis and Carl, had long since passed away, originals Mike Love and Al Jardine were still with the band, performing with the same old magic. So many memories flooded my mind when I heard, “Surfer Girl,” “God Only Knows,” and “In My Room.” Everybody danced as they went into “Fun Fun Fun” and “Barbara Ann,” and everybody cried when they played tribute videos of Carl and Dennis. This experience was just the first of a wild, wonderful six-month musical dream come true for me. As a birthday gift, my son purchased tickets for my husband and me to see Barbra Streisand in Chicago. I know every song of hers and have seen all of her movies. Streisand rarely performs live and Chicago was one of a handful of dates on her latest tour. She sang so many of my favorite songs, including “Evergreen,” the love theme from “A Star Is Born,” “People,” “Guilty,” and dozens of others. Her son, Jason Gould, came on and did a couple of duets with his mother. It was readily evident that he inherited his mom’s golden vocal cords. I told my son that this gift was worth every hour of labor I went through (and there were many). Streisand’s voice still was the same magical instrument we have heard for decades. Dreams really do come true. The roll of musical entertainment was not about to end. Sir Paul McCartney was performing in just two American cities, Houston and St. Louis. When the tickets went on sale for the St. Louis show, my husband and I tried, tried, and tried again until we got through via phone. Now I was sure I had died and gone to Heaven. My first real crush on a singer was Paul, so it was only natural that my heart was racing on the Nov. 11 evening when we arrived in St. Louis. For people of my generation, the Beatles are the soundtrack to our lives. Every song transports me to a special time. As a matter of fact, John Lennon’s “In My Life” was the first song we danced to at our wedding.

Unlike the Beach Boys and Barbra, Paul didn’t need an intermission for his three-hour show. He closed the performance by racing through the mesmerizing three-song pop symphony from the second side of “Abbey Road.” After seeing these three legendary musical acts, I realize age does not have to slow you down or make you less appealing. It can make you as good as ever and sometimes even better. If somebody ever asks me what was the most amazing year of my life so far, I would say the year I got to be in the same venue as Brian Wilson, Barbra Streisand, and Paul McCartney. That would be a difficult year to repeat.

polling place It’s a quintessential American theme: The ability to start anew. Our ancestors did it when they came to this country, and every Jan. 1, millions of us seek to do the same by making New Year’s resolutions. Though, according to, only 8 percent of resolutions made are fulfilled. But in an effort to become better versions of ourselves, we asked our Facebook followers what they would most change about themselves in 2013. Here’s what you said:

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Art Talk

Ue a cappella singers

Amazing A Cappella Two UE a cappella groups wow audiences with unique music


many people began to realize a cappella is, in fact, pretty cool. Ladies in Pink, the campus’s a cappella group for women, was founded in 2004 by theatre majors Erika Haaland, of Boulder, Colo., Ashley Albertson Magnus, of Bedford, Ind., and Rebekah Hardeson, of Goshen, Ind. Originally, the group had no faculty advisor and was not an official student organization. “We were just a group of girls who wanted to sing,” Hardeson says. What started as three women with an idea grew into a group of 12 singers, allowing three voices each for songs that are split into four voice parts. The women gathered musical arrangements, and then, to the delight and surprise of their growing audiences, took to arranging some of their own songs. A few of the women even delved into vocal percussion (or beatboxing) to provide a driving

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cappella — no instruments, no software, just voices — is growing in popularity. Italian for “in the style of the chapel,” a cappella singing groups have been gradually raising their voices and garnering attention for the last 10 to 15 years. Groups like Straight No Chaser (founded at Indiana University in 1996) have won the hearts of millions of YouTube fans and live audiences across the country. The popular TV show “Glee” often presents high-energy singers who frequently perform show-stopping numbers in a cappella. Most recently, “Pitch Perfect,” a humorous movie about college a cappella groups, was met with generally enthusiastic reviews in October of 2012. At the University of Evansville, two established a cappella groups, Ladies in Pink and Trebles Without a Cause, have been pleasing crowds for years — long before

Making Music // The Ladies in Pink, dressed in their signature black with pink accents, sing a tune for a captive audience at their December 2012 concert.

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By Cara Schuster

Causing Treble // The men of Trebles

Without a Cause strike a pose and smile for the camera on a staircase in the Ridgway University Center on UE’s campus. The group held a concert in Ridgway honoring one-hit wonders in November 2012.

rhythm for the singers and extra entertainment for the fans. Today, Ladies in Pink has become an established student organization with a faculty advisor from the music department, Dr. Jon Truitt. The group has added one more to its ranks, topping off at lucky number 13. Junior theatre majors Jenève Dubé, of Clifton, N.J., and Lilli Hokama, of Denver, Colo., and senior theatre major Beccah Dowden, of Lewisville, Texas, lead the energetic group. Their musical backgrounds range from lots of high school and college experience to almost none. “The first time I ever sang was the University of Evansville theatre audition,” admits powerhouse vocalist Dowden. “The second time I ever sang was my audition

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for the UE theatre season. The third time Chris Grant, of Denton, Texas, and David Hudson, of Plano, Texas. Originally start— Ladies in Pink auditions.” The group typically practices twice a ed as a barbershop quartet with an addiweek — one hour on a week night, two tional two music majors, the group built hours on the weekend. These rehearsals up its repertoire, had a few concerts, and even hosted a holiday pops entail learning new muconcert. Its numbers grew to sic, perfecting musical dy- “We really want to namics, blending voices, make a show out of it. six by its fourth year, then dropped back to four after memorizing music, and We want people just some of the original members generally working as a graduated. The group disapteam to produce moving to have fun.” peared for several years until songs. Work isn’t limited — Ryan Rohtla senior theatre major Ryan to the rehearsal room. Outside rehearsals, the women are consis- Rohtla, of Novato, Calif., was encourtently looking over their parts, arranging aged by an upper classman to revive the new music from scratch, and performing group. By spring of 2011, Trebles Without in extra gigs. Despite the stress and worry a Cause was up and running again — 10 over each and every note, things always singers strong. seem to come together for the concerts The group of men today has grown to at the end of each semester. “Somehow include 18 charismatic singers, partly led, within those last moments, all those wor- partly wrangled, by Rohtla, junior theatre ries just fall away,” says Hokama. “It’s just major Nick Selting, of Laramie, Wyo., sophomore theatre major Reagan Wallace, about singing.” Trebles Without a Cause, the male of Dallas, Texas, and junior music major counterpart to Ladies in Pink, has exist- Josh Kight, of Evansville. All of the leaded on and off since the fall of 2003. The ers have strong musical backgrounds, and group was founded by two theatre majors, though they strive and succeed in produc-

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ing pleasing music, their ultimate goal is to entertain. “We really want to make a show out of it,” Rohtla says. “We want people just to have fun.” Since the group’s modest revival nearly two years ago, it has grown from an opening act for Ladies in Pink to a wellestablished group with its own fan base. The leaders proudly report that roughly 320 individuals attended the group’s last concert in November of last year. “It’s really validating for us,” says Selting. “When that many people walk through the door it makes it all worth it.” Like Ladies in Pink, Trebles Without a Cause practices twice a week, and though Selting admits that the large group can be “a little hard to contain,” the leaders always manage to get everyone on the same page while having their fair share of fun in the process. “We love music, we want to sing, and we just enjoy being with each other,” Rohtla says. “We make jabs at each other just as any group or family would, too.” All the leaders attest to the “family” feel of their groups. Ladies in Pink’s Hokama describes her group as “almost like a little sorority,” while Trebles’ Wallace says of his group, “It’s such a brotherly thing.” The groups support each other as well, attending one another’s concerts and occasionally collaborating to produce complex, powerful music. In spring of last year, Ladies in Pink and Trebles Without a Cause combined for a stirring rendition of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” singing the piece at both of their concerts and for UE President Tom Kazee’s birthday celebration. They have plans to collaborate again in the near future. With their fall semester concerts behind them, the groups now look toward the coming months with excitement. On Feb. 14, both groups will offer the special gift of singing Valentines. Available for purchase now, fans of a cappella music can delight their loved ones with a song entirely dedicated to them. In April they will each hold free concerts for anyone wishing to attend. They would also like music lovers to know one very important fact: “We’re hirable!” For more information on Ladies in Pink and Trebles Without a Cause, visit their Facebook pages. January | February 2013 27

Travel Journal

Sedona, Arizona

Red Rock Country The many shades of Sedona, Ariz. By Jim Winnerman • Photos by Barbara Winnerman

Take a Hike For me, spectacular hiking in perfect weather is the allure. A favorite is the Fey Canyon trail. Covered by a canopy of cottonwood trees, the route meanders along a dry creek

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painted Landscape// The writer looks out on the Cow Pies Vortex area in Sedona. Cobble-stoned walkways and courtyards define the arts and crafts shopping village of Tlaquepaque in Sedona. lists Sedona as #2 among the top ten best places in the world to view spectacular sunsets. Cathedral Rock from Red Rock Crossing is one of the most photographed scenes in Sedona.

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ed rock fever” is how visitors of Sedona, Ariz., describe their attitude toward returning to this high desert town, which has an elevation of 4,423 feet, a population of 10,000, and lies just two hours north of Phoenix. The inference is that a return visit to the spectacular red rock formations surrounding the community is the only remedy. In my case, an annual journey back for 12 straight years hasn’t cured me yet. I go in winter. Like the instinctual nature of birds escaping the cold by flying to warmer climates, Sedona pulls me back to the desert. A sunny, cloudless sky, daily winter temperatures of about 60 degrees, and single digit humidity complement the scenery. The redness of the stunning array of monoliths is from deposits of iron in the rock. Saturated by water 250 million years ago when the area was under the sea, the iron “rusted.” At that time, the area was the west coast of an emerging continent. Then, as the sea retreated, water and wind erosion sculpted the sandstone formations into the unusual shapes seen today. Each year, more than three million visitors come to hike, mountain bike, take a jeep tour into the wilderness, golf among the red rocks, or go for a biplane or hot air balloon adventure. For less active tourists, short paved trails lead to Native American ruins, scenic overlooks, and several National Monuments. Here are just a few of my favorite things to do in Sedona.

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Travel Journal bed between red, hoodoo-lined canyon walls. It leads to several ruins perched high above the valley and tucked into an overhang that doubles as an arch. Native American petroglyphs decorate the walls in a panoramic view, and the trailhead only is about 20 minutes outside Sedona. Another is Sacred Mountain, an unimpressive white mound rising alone from the desert floor without the slightest shade. Arriving at the top there seems to be nothing of interest. But after studying the mesquite and cactus covered plateau, the remains of a Native American village emerges before your eyes as if it were a brain teaser. Soon the outline of several rows of adobe dwellings and a u-shaped central courtyard can be discerned which were once a village of several hundred primitive people.

When the Sun Goes Down Each evening, every hue of cloud from pink to intense red is likely to appear in the sky, but the nightly spectacle also encompasses the ground. As the sun nears the horizon, the rocks turn vacillating shades of even deeper reds and oranges than they already are. A formation in shadow one moment may be brilliantly illuminated the next until the sun finally disappears. Then, the colors on the mountains slowly go dark as if hot embers in a dying fire.

Dawning of a New Age A different form of red rock fever lures New Age spiritualists, a subculture that strongly believes in the healing powers of meditation, holistic medicine, and psychic experience. Followers are attracted to Sedona’s many mystical vortexes, areas they feel are centers of concentrated magnetic energy that enhance feelings of spirituality and an appreciation of life. For thousands of years, Native Americans also have believed the area to have mystical qualities. “There is evidence they only ventured here for ceremonial reasons,� says Pete Sanders Jr., a Sedona resident and expert of spirituality. Most retail businesses sell guidebooks that explain the phenomenon and contain maps to the most popular vortexes. 30 January | February 2013 Evansville Living

Spiritualist or not, the grandeur of the red rock scenery never fails to create a sense of awe in anyone who visits. In fact, the name of Sedona’s five-star luxury resort and spa summarizes the experience best: Enchantment.

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These days, everyone’s an expert on the best and the brightest. But can you distinguish the enthusiasm from the hype? Readers of this magazine can, and each year for 13 years, you’ve shared your opinions on the best places to eat, the coolest places to drink, the most stylish places to shop, and the most interesting people to know. We, the editors of Evansville Living, also share a few of our go-to spots — after all, we live and breathe Evansville all year long, too. Here in the spotlight, we present the Best of Evansville. e d i t e d by e va n sv i l l e l i v i n g sta f f

*The Best of Evansville awards are not presented in rank or category order.

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West Side Nut Club Fall Festival Best Local Festival

Everyone looks forward to visiting Franklin Street during the first full week of October for that legendary annual food throwdown and charity fundraiser — the Fall Festival, now in its 92nd year. From deep-fried Oreos to chocolate-covered bacon, the smorgasbord of unhealthy eats — plus a few healthy ones — is like a national holiday for Evansvillians. Long live the deep fryer. The festival features live music, carnival rides, three parades, and amateur hour talent contests. Most folks set aside several evenings and lunch hours to enjoy the communal event.

Mike Blake

Best Local Celebrity With a distinctly deep voice likened to Barry White, a sincere on-air demeanor, and a genuinely friendly personality, it’s no wonder that Evansville’s favorite celebrity is 14WFIE news anchor Mike Blake, host of the popular “Midday with Mike” show. Blake has faithfully reported to the Tri-State for 42 years. “I want to be as good as anybody in the business,” he told us in our May/ June 2010 Evansville Living story “The Voice of 40 Years.” Twoand-a-half years later, he’s still striving for perfection.

Forever 21 New Chain Store

fall festival photo by Jerry Butts

Remember the days when shopping at Forever 21 meant planning a road trip? Now we don’t have to wander any further than Eastland Mall. Touting a spectacular selection of bold styles, shoppers love piecing together

spot-on outfits at affordable prices. Jewelry, shoes, cosmetics, and other accessories make this store a fabulous one-stop shop, and it seems the local scene has caught on to its charm.

Cheddar’s Casual Café Best Restaurant Opened in 2012

A chain of more than 80 restaurants nationwide, Cheddar’s (2100 N. Green River Road) offers an inviting neighborhood feel and serves completely madefrom-scratch dinners in its large, attractive freestanding building. Apparently that’s a trend worth catching on.

104.1 WIKY

Best Local Radio Station Founded in 1948, this fullservice/adult contemporary music radio station, operated by Evansville-based South Central Media and broadcasting from

the top of Mount Auburn Road, is an established favorite among Evansvillians. Almost 100,000 Tri-State listeners tune in to WIKY each week for great music, lively and informative on-air programs, and rewarding contests. And when most stations shut off the lights and go automated, WIKY is always staffed and ready to inform its audience about threatening weather and breaking news.

Bob’s Gym

Best Place to Get Fit No one knows better how hard it is to get in shape than someone who started a business from scratch. That’s what Bob Swallows did when he opened Bob’s Gym with his parents in 1991. The first location on the West Side has now grown to three more on the East Side, North Side, and in Newburgh. Through it all, Bob’s commitment to his customers has remained the same: Your rates will never change. Group

American Legacy Fishing Company Best Place to Lure You In

classes include yoga, aerobics, cycling, and Pilates. Personal trainers are available to help you reach your personal fitness goals and to help you plan meals. And since each location is open 24 hours a day, there’s always a reason to go to Bob’s Gym.

Ashley Furniture HomeStore

Best Place to Buy a Sofa Opened in Evansville in 2007, Ashley Furniture HomeStore (1441 N. Green River Road) is a community-minded chain store offering stylish, quality furniture for the entire home. Owner Dean Bosler, a veteran of 35 years in the furniture business, believes his and his staff’s experience has helped build sales: of the chain’s more than 400 independent stores, Evansville’s Ashley Furniture HomeStore has been ranked No. 1 in the nation in recent years with the largest increase in sales.

editors’ pick

With quality fishing gear galore and a 3,000-square-foot showroom complete with leather couches, an espresso machine, a flat-screen TV, and nifty, antique fishing-related prints, American Legacy Fishing Company (500-A N. Congress Ave.) is heaven on earth for dedicated anglers. Opened in August 2007 by fishing enthusiast Tom Ashby, the store offers everything G. Loomis, from fishing rods to every accessory a true fisherman could dream up. Let’s face it, when it comes to this store, we’ve taken the bait — hook, line, and sinker. January | February 2013 33


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Best Grocery Store

Best New Reason to Go to the Mall If shopping’s your thing, then head to Francesca’s Collection at Eastland Mall. From fun, flirty dresses to colorful stud earrings and trendy wedge shoes, this new store (opened Aug. 10) is all about being unique. You’ll see that in its turquoise bracelets, crossbody bags, and lace skirts, among other things. “That’s exciting!” store manager Brandi Hilborn says about the store’s selection as a “Best Of” winner. She adds that new products come in every day Monday through Friday, with only two of each size per item. Hilborn says her customers are varied, from teenagers to women in their 40s and 50s. Even men purchase gifts at the store.

St. Mary’s Medical Foundation Cornette Ball Best Black-Tie Event

The breathtaking West Baden Springs Hotel is the backdrop for the St. Mary’s Cornette Ball, named for the headwear that once adorned the Daughters of Charity. The annual ball allows hundreds to dance and mingle in what once was the largest domed building in the world — all to provide medical care for uninsured and underinsured residents in the Tri-State. Recently renovated, the West Baden Springs Hotel was named the Eighth Wonder of the World, before the Houston Astrodome took its place.

A staple in Evansville, Schnucks has grown over the years, now with four locations in Evansville and one in Newburgh. This St. Louis-based company may be a chain, though it has a neighborhood feel. Generations of families have walked its aisles for decades, reaching for the freshbaked blueberry bagels and fine selections of seasonal fruits and good-quality meats. Schnucks has a diverse cheese spread, such as the Somerdale Black Mountain (a type of white cheddar available at the Washington Avenue location) and the Bocconcini (small mozzarella balls). Its wine selections differ based on the branch, meaning you’ll have a greater chance of finding something you’ve never had before. And lunchtime shoppers know they can rely on Schnucks for its salad bar and fresh-made sandwiches.

V Barber Salon Best Barber Opened in December 2006, V Barber Salon (14 S.E. Third St.) — commonly referred to as Vbar — is an upscale, popular destination for men to tend to their grooming needs. With a bar for soda, coffee, tea, and water, a comfortable lounge area equipped for gaming, and sleek interior designing, Vbar makes even getting a simple haircut luxurious. Owner and operator Kale Viehe, a fourth-generation barber, has 18 years of experience and many satisfied customers to show for his hard work.

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Photo credits: francesca’s by heather gray. v barber salon by greg eans.

Francesca’s Collections

Evansville IceMen

Best Show at the Ford Center As Evansville’s only professional hockey team, the IceMen have become a family favorite — especially in the cooler months. The team began playing games at the Ford Center during the 2011-12 season, though they practice at Swonder Ice Rink. With more than 20 luxury suites and loge boxes, the Ford Center can seat 9,400 cheering hockey fans. That’s great news since there’s growing interest and enthusiasm in the IceMen team. Children who are in the Blizzard’s Buddies Kids Club can mingle with IceMen players and can win prizes at every home game.

Photo credits: evansville icemen by steinhaus fotographie. vivian ramos and bar louie by jerry butts.

Bar Louie

Best Bloody Mary

Vivian Ramos

A perennial “Best Of” favorite, this year Bar Louie (7700 Eagle Crest Blvd.) topped the list for its Bloody Marys, which come free with Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. But if you’re looking for a Bloody Mary upgrade, then try the Ultimate Bloody Louie, a triangle of spice, tang, and flavor. It’s made with Absolut Peppar, Guinness Stout, Tabasco, Bloody Mary mix, and the establishment’s signature garnish.

“I can’t imagine living without pets,” says Evansville’s favorite veterinarian, Vivian Ramos. A 1991 graduate of the veterinary school at the University of the Philippines, Ramos has dedicated her life to helping our favorite four-legged friends at the Banfield Pet Hospital (215 N. Burkhardt Rd.). Born in Florida and raised in California, Ramos found a new home in the Midwest in 1999 when she moved to Ferdinand, Ind. She joined Banfield in 2009, and she has been hard at work ever since. “It’s always been in me,” she says of her decision to become a veterinarian. She shares that as a child, she dissected goldfish when they died. Lucky for us, she’s taken this passion and honed it to become the best surgeon our furry family members could ask for.

Gigi’s Cupcakes Best Cupcakes

When Gigi’s Cupcakes opened its doors at 236 N. Burkhardt Rd. last January, word of its delicious cupcakes spread through the city like wildfire. Opened originally in Nashville, Tenn., by baker Gigi Butler, the cupcake franchise has grown into 60 locations in 23 states. Known for piling on the icing, Gigi’s cupcakes stand nearly four

Best Veterinarian

inches tall. The original flavors — midnight magic, hunka chunka banana love, and caramel sugar mama — have tickled taste buds throughout the Tri-State.

Lollipop Tree

Best Children’s Boutique You try to look your very best, and you hope your children will, too. That’s why the Lollipop Tree (5625 E. Virginia St.) offers such a wide range of boutique clothing

for infant children, boys (4-6X) and girls (4-12). Give that girl with the hot pink obsession the Peaches Hot Pink Coat. The boy who wants to be a fireman? Try the Kidorable Firetruck Raincoat. The Lollipop Tree also offers nursery gifts and diaper bags.

Diane Douglas

Best Morning Show Host Co-host of 104.1 WIKY’s popular morning show, Diane Douglas

began her career in radio as “the weekend girl” for a radio station in Madison, Wis. From there, she moved to Milwaukee, Wis., where she worked for an oldies station for five years before making the move to Evansville in 2000. After working for Hot 96 for several years, Douglas then turned her sights to WIKY (named Best Radio Station) in 2005, and has been charming Evansville listeners with her warm radio personality for more than 12 years. January | February 2013 35

Lamasco Bar & Grill

Dennis Au

Best Bar for Live Music Lamasco Bar & Grill (1331 W. Franklin St.) makes Evansville Living’s Best Of list for the second year in a row. Not that that’s a surprise, because this is the place for live local music. Want to be plied by piano? Then tune in to Andy Fulton, the keyboard player for Namaste. Or if you’re up for some blues, check out Boscoe France, a fixture on the Evansville music scene who was named Guitar Center’s 2012 Battle of the Blues Winner (Evansville Living, November/ December 2012). Other bands from around the country rotate through, as well, like Baltimorebased Bonepony and Kinetix from Denver, Colo.

Eye Mart

Best Place for Eyewear Even though the wait time for glasses is short at Eye Mart (6614 Logan Dr.), you may want to allow plenty of time to peruse the hundreds of frames offered from Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren,

Best Historic Preservationist

If you want to know about Evansville’s rich and varied history, then you need to talk to Dennis Au. He’s the historic preservation officer for the city of Evansville, but his interest in history isn’t just a job — it’s a hobby, too. Lately, he’s been focusing on a pictorial history of Evansville’s past, Evansville at Two Hundred: 1812-2012, which is set to release early this year.

Nine West, Lacoste, Harley Davidson, and more. Additionally, you need no appointment for an eye exam by an optometrist.

Just Rennie’s Best Catering

If you want to make that important office party the best it could possibly be, then give

Doug and Marla Rennie a call. From smoked salmon toast points with herb cream cheese, to chicken Dijonnaise, to pecanlaced cookies and coconut pies, Just Rennie’s (100 S.E. Fourth St.) has you covered — whether you want your meal to be held at the Old Post Office, Just Rennie’s Tuscan Wine Room, or clients’ own locations.

First Avenue Car Wash Best Car Wash

When you don’t have time to wash your car, it’s important to find a car wash that will make your ride look as good as you would if you did the work yourself. First Avenue Car Wash (2110 N. First Ave.) takes great pride in its clients’ vehicles and takes little time getting the job done. With a variety of packages for exterior and interior detailing, you can be sure that your car will look great inside and out without leaving a dent in your wallet.

Cork ‘n Cleaver

New Harmony Roofless Church Best Place to Get Married

In peaceful New Harmony, Ind., the Roofless Church embodies purity and unity. World-renowned American architect Philip Johnson, whose masterpieces include the Crystal Cathedral in Orange County, Calif., designed the Roofless Church, a standout among his other works. Green grass and flowing fountains inside the church’s encompassing tall brick wall lead to a towering and draping sculpture, which to some onlookers has the appearance of an inverted rose.

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With 30 years experience, Evansville restaurant Cork ‘n Cleaver (650 S. Hebron Ave.) knows a thing or two about dining out. With great attention to the details — perfectly seared steaks, an award-winning salad bar, and a matchless ambiance meant to fit any occasion, it’s no surprise our readers voted the steakhouse their favorite romantic dining spot in town.

Photo credits: roofless church by Chris Berneking. dennis au by will steward.

Best Romantic Restaurant

Gehlhausen Floral

Old Courthouse Best Historic Building

Best Holiday Décor Store

This iconic structure is the crown jewel of the Evansville skyline. Built over what was once a basin in the Wabash and Erie Canal, the Old Vanderburgh County Courthouse was erected in 1890 and housed county government until 1969, when the offices moved to the Civic Center. An architectural masterpiece, the Old Courthouse displays a wealth of Indiana limestone carvings, depicting revered human figures and area vegetation. Though its function has evolved, its 4,500-pound bell remains constant, tolling in time with the four 7.5-foot clock faces circling the tower.

If you’re looking for inspiration on home décor, just stop by Gehlhausen Floral (735 S. Green River Road). This boutique offers unique picture frames, decorative plates, candles, clocks, and pottery, to name just a few of the items on its shelves. Additionally, the experienced staff will work with you to design the perfect floral bouquet for a wedding or to celebrate the birth of a child. (Our editor asked their experts to design her Kentucky Derby hat.) Gehlhausen Floral also offers local delivery for bereavement gifts.

Chardonnay Jurmane

editors’ pick

Best Name of Local Bartender

“I think my mother should probably get this award, because she’s the one who named me,” says Chardonnay Jurmane, 23, who has worked at Bokeh Lounge (1007 Parrett St.) for a little over a year. Bartending, she says, has helped her grow as a person, and she loves her coworkers and the owners, Mike Millard and Dustin Barrows, whom she says are like family to her. The drink she mixes most often? That would be the Bokeh Breeze, a blend of Oliver Beanblossom hard apple cider, Mike’s Harder Blackberry Lemonade, and a splash of Italian sweet dessert red wine. “It’s quite fun to make, actually,” she says, “mainly because I like how it looks when you mix all the ingredients for it together.”

Two-Way Streets Downtown Photo credits: chardonnay jurmane by jerry butts. old courthouse by heather gray. penny lane by hannah jay. one-way street by jesse southerland.

Best Use of Taxpayer Dollars

Penny Lane Best Coffeehouse It’s not just that Penny Lane (600 S.E. Second St.) serves one of the most finely pulled espressos in town. What makes this the best coffeehouse in Evansville are its vegan dishes (organic blueberry muffins, anyone?), live music, the art on the walls, and its eclectic collection of books. Spend an afternoon in warm weather drinking a latte with friends on the coffeehouse patio on the corner of Second and Mulberry streets.

editors’ pick Though it has taken some time for drivers to adjust, the recent conversion of several one-way streets Downtown into two-way streets has been an excellent use of Evansville’s taxpayer dollars. In September 2011, sections of Sycamore, Vine, Third, and Fifth streets were all converted, and traffic flow on Main Street was reversed between Second Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard. For the most part, reactions have been good. “You can maneuver around town a little faster, especially in the Downtown area,” said Tony Kirkland, director of the Metropolitan Evansville Transit System. “It makes the Downtown area better.” January | February 2013 37

Café Arazu Best Place for Al Fresco Dining

Winner of “Best Restaurant Opened in 2010” in our January/ February 2011 issue, Café Arazu returns as the “Best Place for Al Fresco Dining.” This Newburgh, Ind., restaurant (17 W. Jennings St.) offers unique Persian, Indian, and Mediterranean dishes, giving hungry customers delicious food as well as diverse cultures. Arazu, which means wish or desire in Persian, is a driving force for restaurant owner Penny Nejad, who strives to offer a space where people of all backgrounds can unite. Along the banks of the Ohio River, the restaurant offers a river overlook too picturesque not to be a crowd favorite. As good food brings people together, so does a nice view from an outdoor patio.

Victoria National Golf Club E. Erickson Design & Antiques Best Antique Shop

Eddie Erickson is one of the most referenced sources for homeowners whose homes have been featured in Evansville Living. In fact, Erickson’s home in the Riverside Historic District was featured in the January/February 2007 issue of this magazine, where our writer noted: “Erickson is always in the mood to buy, and while he does sell much of what he obtains, he also has numerous acquisitions he would never part with.” Like his home, his showroom at 225 Main St. is filled with treasures. Thankfully for us, he is willing to sell his objects of desire — and to help clients select, then incorporate, unique finds in their own homes.

Best Kept Secret

editors’ pick

About 10 miles southwest of Mount Vernon, Ind., is perhaps the best-kept secret in the Tri-State: the Twin Swamps Nature Preserve. As the name implies, Twin Swamps is a wet, wooded preserve with two swamps. Visitors can follow trails through some of the preserve’s nearly 600 acres, which include rare views of bald cypress, swamp cottonwood, and overcup oak trees, as well as close glimpses of reptilian and amphibious wildlife. Just be sure to bring bug repellant in warmer months. 38 January | February 2013 Evansville Living

Nestled in 418 sprawling acres of rural Newburgh, Ind., Victoria National has a long list of accolades to match its even longer list of amenities. Ranked 35th in Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses,” this club has been voted best in the Tri-State. From world-class meals to an elegant yet cozy clubhouse to luxurious overnight cottages, the service, staff, and facilities at Victoria provide an unparalleled experience.

Best Family-Friendly Attraction

Any day you wish to visit the zoo, they’re ready for you — 365 days a year. With more than 700 animals on 50 beautifully laid-out acres, visitors can always make a new discovery. Ongoing educational programs and conservation projects create an array of opportunities for all ages to be part of the zoo’s mission to “celebrate the rich tapestry of life.” It’s located at 1545 Mesker Park Drive.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries Best Burger

When Five Guys opened on the East Side (5402 E. Indiana St.) in February 2011, it was an instant hit among our readers. Voted the “Best Restaurant Opened in 2011” in our January/February 2012 magazine, the eatery beat out longtime local favorites to win the title of “Best Burger” this year. The franchise, originally opened in Arlington, Va., in 1986, has grown to include more than 1,000 locations nationwide. With grilled-to-perfection burgers and 15 free topping choices, the chain is likely to just keep growing.

Eclipse Spanish Tapas Bar & Restaurant

Best Place for Small Plates Opened in July 2010, Eclipse remains a unique, tasty addition to Downtown Evansville (113 S.E. Fourth St.). Occupying a dramatically renovated space with brick and faux-painted walls as well as a beautiful tin ceiling, Eclipse is small, but comfortably so, and the same could be said of its small plates. Offering paella, salad, desserts, and, of course, many varieties of tapas, Eclipse is just the place to go when you need a little something to hit the spot.

Photo credits: e. erickson design and antiques by will steward. eclipse by hannah jay.

Twin Swamps Nature Preserve

Best Golf Course

Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden

Fusion Spa & Boutique Best Spa With its nine licensed massage therapists, seven licensed cosmetologists, and two estheticians, Fusion Spa & Boutique (7144 E. Virginia St.) is perfect for just you or a day with friends. Had a stressful week? Make an appointment for a deep tissue massage or a body scrub. Looking for jewelry and fashion accessories? Fusion Spa & Boutique sells colorful bracelets and watches. The spa also offers manicures, pedicures, and waxing, as well as haircuts, styling, and coloring.

Chad Fetscher and Erinn Jankowski (tie)

Best High School Teachers

Photo credits: fusion spa and boutique by greg eans. high school teachers by jerry butts.

This year, two teachers from Harrison High School top the list. English teacher Erinn Jankowski, 33, piloted the school’s Center for Family and Community Outreach, which helps students create technical documents and media for area nonprofit groups. She’s taught English at the high school for the last eight years. Meanwhile, Chad Fetscher, 35, is a teacher in the Randall T. Shepard Academy for Law and Social Justice. The two-year program at Harrison High School is for juniors and seniors in the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corp. who are interested in careers in law, politics, or social services.

Smitty’s Little Tavern, Gerst Haus, editors’ pick Winzerwald Winery Evansville Tasting Room, tin man Best Reason to Go to Franklin Street There’s no better place to bar hop than Franklin Street. Then again, if you just want to see some old friends, these four bars/restaurants are a good bet, too. From pizza at the tiny Smitty’s Little Tavern (2109 W. Franklin St.), to a worldwide selection of beer at the muchlarger Gerst Haus (2100 W. Franklin St.), Franklin Street is full of variety. Adding to the fun are two new establishments that opened in 2012: the Winzerwald Winery Evansville Tasting Room (2021 W. Franklin St.) and Tin Man Brewing Co. (1430 W. Franklin St.). The Tin Man offers Gunslinger’s BBQ to match its ever-changing selection of brews, while Winzerwald is more than willing to suggest pairings of its Indiana wines with food.

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Home Style What’s in Store

Under the Rug

Photos by Will Steward

The Rug Merchant encourages walking on art

There are a select few experts in the

world who can walk into a room, flip up the corner of a rug, and say more than “It’s old, woolen, black, and from India.” With more than three decades in the rug business, Evansville native Terry Lewis has become a trusted authority in the trade. Opening Midwest Carpet Supply in January 1970, Lewis found himself intrigued by the artistic aspect of oriental rugs. “There are only so many beige plushes you can look at until you fall asleep,” he says. That’s one reason he opened The Rug Merchant, a division of his original carpet store, in 1980. The Lincoln Avenue location has been open for 27 years, and with 9,500 square feet of inventory, it has rugs for any budget and purpose. If carpet is an inexpensive commodity you throw down on anything, Lewis says, rugs are more of a finished product. His wife, Lynne,

Orient Express // Terry and Lynne Lewis back home in their original Lincoln Avenue location. Opposite, Terry, one of about 75 certified oriental rug appraisers in the country, makes repairs on quality rugs in the store. January | February 2013 41

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What’s in Store

has been with The Rug Merchant for 15 years. “Rugs are artwork for your floor,” she says. “You want them to mirror your personality and taste, and also (to) make sure they fit your needs.” Knowing how a rug will perform at what price and quality is essential. “If you’re buying something for a guest bedroom that gets little traffic,” Lewis says, “you’re looking for something entirely different than a rug that will go under your dining room table.” Rugs can be identical when it comes to pattern and color, but what matters is the quality of the weave and material used. Wool, for example, is more expensive, but it has an advantage over synthetic nylons and sealed polypropylene. “Because wool is porous,” Lewis says, “a coffee spill will go through it, as will a cleaning solution.” Lewis

has 100-year-old rugs that look as clean as synthetic ones, but that doesn’t mean a good nylon material is better than poor wool. “You have to take the details into perspective,” he says. You can’t find a rug merchant on every corner, which is something Lewis found out when he started as an apprentice. “I had to search out good rug dealers, and eventually went to New York University for rug studies,” he says. He still does continuing education twice a year with the Oriental Rug Retailers of America in Richmond, Va., and has assisted teaching the appraisal exam for eight years at the rug appraisal school at the Atlanta Market, where rug experts from across the country take tests and seminars to garner their expertise to the point of telling which country, province, and village a

particular rug is from. As one of about 75 certified appraisers in the country, Lewis has the credibility to back up his skills and offers rug repair in his store. “The real way to learn about rugs is to start repairing them,” he says. “If you don’t know how to fix them, you have no business being in the business.” Whether a vacuum cleaner de-fringed a hall runner, or a rug needs restoration, Lewis says he owes it to his customers to take care of their purchases. — Brennan Girdler

The Rug Merchant is located on the East Side at 1019 Lincoln Ave. For more information, call the store at 812-423-2338 or visit

Get Inspired

Reed Your Old Magazines

skewer out of the reed a little at a time as you roll so you can still see the end of the skewer.

Make crafty use of magazines that continue to line your shelves by recycling bright colored pages and a frame that may need some sprucing up. The final product promises to be colorful and one-of-a-kind, especially if you use pages from an Evansville Living issue, which we did in our magazine reed version.

Frame photo by Jerry Butts. Step by step photos by Heather Gray.

Items needed: Magazine pages (25-50) Two bamboo skewers (the narrowest ones you can find) Glue stick

Paper craft glue Sharp, strong scissors Picture frame Mod Podge Sponge brush Directions: 1. Tear out magazine pages and fold them in half lengthwise. Cut the page in half and place it face down. Position a bamboo skewer at the bottom right corner of the page.


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2. Begin rolling the paper around the skewer. Pull the end of the


3. Once you’ve rolled the paper close to the opposite edges, spread some glue (using a glue stick) along the top edge of the paper on the right-hand side. 4. Continue rolling the reed over the glue. Apply stick glue again to the top and left edges of the paper. Finish rolling up the reed, making sure that the last tip of paper is securely glued down. To complete the reed, pull the skewer out once it is covered. 5. Once you have made a pile of reeds, apply a line of craft glue to the frame and press the reeds one by one into the glue in any design you choose. Place the reeds as close together as possible on the frame. Allow the glue to dry for an hour before trimming the excess flush to the frame. Then, apply two coats of Mod Podge with a sponge brush over the box (allowing it to dry between coats). Once the reeds are completely dry, place your favorite photo in the frame and display for everyone to see. Tip: Remove white margins on your magazine pages when creating reeds so it doesn’t cover up the colors. — Kaitlin Crane

On the Market

400 Beringer Drive

Listing Price: $650,000 Vitals: This spacious, North Side home features four bedrooms, a formal living and dining room, a large kitchen with custom cabinets and stainless steel appliances, and an exercise room. The master suite includes its own fireplace, sitting area, and a very large master bath with a separate shower and whirlpool tub and double vanities.

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Listing Agent: James Sutton, F.C. Tucker Emge Realtors, 812-760-2949

Spring Cleaning

14700 Nora Drive

Preparing your garden for springtime Late February and early March is the time to prepare for the coming spring. When temperatures begin to rise and the days begin to lengthen, it is a sign to rid your garden of any collected debris. Here are a few ways to prepare the outdoors for the approaching season.    Irrigation Maintenance Irrigation contractors get extremely busy in the spring; prepare early so that your system can be functioning before temperatures warm up. Turning on the irrigation system early will allow you to make adjustments and spot problems – areas not being irrigated, for example.   Lighting Maintenance There is a growing trend towards LED landscape lights that tend to require not much care, but for those who have older systems, there will always be the ongoing task of replacing light bulbs. While cleaning up the garden,

remember to check all light bulbs and reposition any fixtures that might have shifted throughout the year.    Pruning The early spring is the time to cut back any grasses or perennials that you left standing during the winter. By cutting back the dead, you rejuvenate the plant for new growth. Many trees and shrubs can also be trimmed back in the spring. It is important to know what plants you are pruning; if not careful, you can cut off the flower buds for spring flowering plants such as dogwoods, lilacs, rhododendrons, and azaleas. Many plants like roses, crape myrtles, butterfly bushes, and many evergreen shrubs can be cut back before they begin to grow for the year.   Fertilization Each year, it is a good idea to fertilize the plants in your landscape with a slow-release fertilizer. This will replenish

beneficial nutrients that may have leached out of the soil over the year. Pre-emergent Herbicide Products such as Preen or Treflan can be added early in the year to inhibit unwanted seed germination in the garden. This can drastically cut down on the amount of weeds that will grow in your landscape.   Mulch Once you have the general clean up and site maintenance done, it is time to mulch. There are many benefits to a properly mulched landscape. It helps to control weeds and moisture, and when mulch breaks down, beneficial nutrients are infused into the soil. Be sure to use a premium hardwood mulch because some lower-quality mulches have large chunks in them that look unsightly and are slow to break down. — Brian Wildeman 

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Split Personality The century-old Audubon Apartments suit a variety of Downtown dwellers By Cindy Rocyna Polverino Photos by Jerry Butts •

Rooms with a view // The Audubon, a 13-unit apartment building in Downtown Evansville at Southeast Riverside Drive and Adams Street. Blueprints for the building’s renovation are shown above.

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LIKE a scene from “Portlandia,” Audubon Apartment dwellers Jessica and Vincent

Pinnick embody the urban attitude of the popular sketch comedy set in quirky Portland, Ore. In fact, the couple’s television was tuned to the Peabody-award winning IFC show when I arrived to talk with them about their choice to live in Downtown Evansville, in one of the city’s most recently renovated historic apartment buildings. The Pinnicks, both 35, have lived at the Audubon for a year and a half with their three cats. Vincent is an environmental engineer and Jessica is an interior designer. Hoping to sell their prior home in Louisville, Ky., they currently enjoy third floor balcony views of the Ohio River. “We love it here so much that we are not planning to buy a house,” says Jessica. “This is perfect for us. We love the arts and the crafts/nouveau style.” Like many of the Audubon’s residents, the Pinnicks frequent neighborhood establish-

Urban Outfitters // Writer and public relations specialist Cindy Rocyna Polverino and her partner Richard Sellers, a copy editor and photographer, relocated to Evansville and downsized with their basement studio apartment at The Audubon, to which they were immediately attracted. With all rooms in view, the couple has streamlined their life and possessions.

Quality not Quantity // Mike Martin of Architectural Renovators infused each unit with quality details, like granite countertops, stainless steel fixtures, and stained concrete floors. Exposed pumpkin brick walls recall the building’s heritage. January | February 2013 45

ments like the Penny Lane Coffeehouse, Bokeh Lounge, and River City Food Co-op. Several Audubon residents have vegan diets and live green with mopeds and bicycles, and if you hear music overflowing from a balcony, it is more than likely jazz or someone playing their piano or guitar. The Pinnicks laughed with me about the similarities between the characters on “Portlandia” and Audubon dwellers. I moved to Evansville last year with what we could fit in the back of a two-seated sports car. The lure of a job in a tough market for my partner Richard Sellers brought us here on a shoestring and short notice. We left our five-bedroom home in Florida and jumped into a more simple way of life at the Audubon Apartments on Southeast Riverside Drive in the Haynie’s Corner Arts District. We knew we wanted to live in Downtown Evansville after viewing it on Google Earth, cruising up and down the streets via laptop and appreciating the beautiful historic homes. As soon as we spotted the Audubon building, we had to live there, and subsequently contacted Mike Martin — the owner of Architectural Renovators who renovated the property — to sign a pre-lease. We loved the basement lofts with the scored and stained concrete floors, and the old pumpkin brick walls had a great patina of old paint patches. The accents of stainless steel light fixtures as well as stainless gracious living // One of the Audu-

bon’s largest units is home to a retired couple married 42 years. Most of their traditional, elegant furnishings were brought with them from their previous 3,500 square-foot home. In contrast to the studio basement units, the upstairs apartments each feature balconies, large windows, and rooms with walls.

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designing woman // Interior designer Jessica Pinnick, who resides at The Audubon with her husband Vincent, an environmental engineer, enjoys Ohio River views from her third floor balcony. The couple relocated from Louisville, Ky., with plans to buy a home but now plan to stay in their apartment. “This is perfect for us,” Jessica Pinnick says. Modern, bright, and bold furnishings (left and below) define their rooms.

kitchen appliances, granite counter tops, and stylish cabinetry appealed to our eclectic tastes. The Audubon first caught Martin’s eye when he was 20 years old and working on his first restoration project on Sixth Street. He occasionally used the payphone on the corner of Southeast Second Street with much trepidation. The Audubon, built nearly 100 years ago, was then abandoned and heavily deteriorated when Martin was called in to re-roof the building.  Over the years, the leaking roof had caused plaster to peel from the walls and ceilings. There had been a fire in the 1990s. The basement was filled with rubbish, and trees occupied much of the space. There also was a structure next door that had to be demolished — a space that now serves as a courtyard and gated parking for the apartments. Despite the condition, Martin was compelled to purchase the building with its majestic stone entry and Brazilian brick and terra-cotta stained mortar. He was able to salvage many of the original architectural features such as some hardwood floors and moldings. The 140 brass doorknobs and plates had years of accumulated paint removed and were then polished. Doors were stripped to the original wood, and the staircases were restored. Spare space in the basement became an equipped exercise room and rentable storage closets. Each of the 13 apartments is unique because the building is not square, but angled. They range from one-room lofts with January | February 2013 47

The basement of the building was made into single-per-

son sleeping rooms in 1945 to accommodate the men working at the Evansville Shipyard, which was located along the riverfront and produced naval ships during World War II. about 500 square feet to three-bedroom, 1,100-square-foot luxury apartments, and all largely are occupied by professionals just like the original tenant list. “When it was originally built in 1914, it was billed as the Honeymoon House because many of the first residents were newlyweds,” says Dennis Au, Evansville’s historic preservation officer. The original dwellers were lawyers, doctors, businessmen, teachers, bankers, and a librarian. George C. Smith, founder of Evansvillebased Smith and Butterfield Stationary Co. who built the mansion-like apartments, was father-in-law to former famous resident Albion Fellows Bacon, says Au. According to a story in the Evansville Journal on Feb. 1, 1914, the Audubon replaced a large home “in one of the most exclusive residential areas of the city.” The article also says the apartments were ar-

ranged to have the privacy of a detached house and the advantages of an apartment. Residents Mark and Amanda Thompson observe they never see the other residents. Newlyweds themselves, Mark, director of operations for Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp., says, “The building is unique with its historic characteristics, if that is what you are seeking.” Amanda, an ICU nurse at Deaconess Hospital, adds that it’s not necessarily something that would appeal to their friends as a lifestyle, although it is “perfect for us.” Influential residents have historically spawned inspiration while living at the Audubon at 832 Riverside Drive. Albion Fellows Bacon, a poet, writer, and social worker, is best known for her efforts in major slum clearance projects along the riverfront. She was appointed by former President Herbert C. Hoover to the Conference on Home

Building and Home Ownership. Brenda Coultas, also a former resident, is now an award-winning Midwestern poet who has written several celebrated works, including The Marvelous Bones of Time: Excavations and Explanations and A Handmade Museum. She currently resides in New York City. Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke’s wife, Carol McClintock, lived at Audubon 25 years ago in one of the largest apartments, which now is a dwelling for semiretired empty nesters who downsized from their 3,500-square-foot home. Married 42 years, the couple decorated the space with pieces from their former house. The basement of the building was made into single-person sleeping rooms in 1945 to accommodate the men working at the Evansville Shipyard, which was located along the riverfront and produced naval ships during World War II. Martin did not originally intend to put apartments in the basement, which was a washroom, clothes drying room, and boiler room. (When I signed my lease, the hooks were still in the wall where the cords must have hung for drying clothes.)  In total, Martin spent more than $800,000 to restore the Audubon to its former glory. By his painstaking efforts and risks, he has helped to define a lifestyle in Evansville that was underrepresented. As he moves forward on his current project, the renovation of the Euclid Apartments on Third Street, the re-urbanization of Evansville will take yet another progressive step toward defining a turn in social profiling in a previously blighted area of crime and decay. Many are finding the Audubon’s location, history, and connection with the past to be a comfortable fit. As one tenant says, “I am not a things person; I am an experience person. You cannot buy things for peace and stillness; it is inside you.” Residents are finding that life at the Audubon is an experience.

Mike Martin’s current project is a nearby six-unit apartment building called The Euclid on Third Street. It’s slated for completion this spring. The one-bedroom units are all about 900 square feet. For more information on The Euclid or Audubon Apartments, call Architectural Renovators at 812-422-2215 or visit 48 January | February 2013 Evansville Living

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Contents 54 Wedding Timeline

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56 I Thee Wed

Three recently married couples offer inspiration for personal wedding touches.

68 Free Falling

Your perfect wedding need not break the bank

70 Wedding Snapshot

A future mother-in-law shares her son’s proposal with the help of Evansville Living

72 Make, Bake, and Decorate

The prettiest wedding cakes are anything but plain vanilla

74 A Dog in your Perfect Day

Your best friend can have a place at your wedding

75 Wedding Resource Guide ON THE COVER: Brooke and Edan Schultz married Sept. 15, 2012, at Brooke’s father’s home in Evansville. The couple’s dogs, Flurry, Frosty, and Fiona dressed for the ceremony. Left, Dr. Brett and Angie Weinzapfel married Nov. 9, 2012, in Evansville. Photographs by Daniel Knight, Studio B Photography

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4 months before:

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c Order favors

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c Book stylist/salon

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c Book hotel rooms for out-of-town guests c Order men’s attire c Purchase rings c Order cake c Order bridesmaids’ dresses c Reserve any rental items

2 months before:

c Consider marriage preparation options (workshops, premarital counseling, mentoring, etc.) and sign up

c Arrange rehearsal dinner

5 or more months before:

c Mail invitations

c Order invitations c Book caterer c Book florist

c Purchase little extras: guest book, toasting glasses, cake knife, ring pillow, unity candle, cake topper, etc. c Do trial runs of hair and makeup

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c Discuss ceremony with officiant

c Book honeymoon

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c Create and print ceremony programs c Begin writing thank-you notes for gifts c Finalize menu with caterer

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c Attend final dress fitting c Relax! Get a massage or facial c Coordinate day-of duties for wedding party, friends, or family members

The day before: c Give designated helpers the items for which they’re responsible (guest book, pen, etc.) c Relax and have fun at your rehearsal and rehearsal dinner c Pull together dress, accessories, and a last-minute emergency kit (safety pins, sewing kit, makeup, etc.)

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Brooke Lee Talley and Edan Jon Schultz of Carterville, Ill. (Brooke is formerly from Evansville and Edan is from Collegeville, Pa.)

Married Sept. 15, 2012, at Brooke’s father’s home where she grew up on the North Side of Evansville. (The home was featured in the story, “French Country in the City” in the inaugural March/April 2000 issue of Evansville Living.) Their reception was at Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden.

Their Story Brooke and Edan met on Sept. 11, 2009, through eHarmony, an online dating site that has helped millions of couples find love. “Since we have different career interests,” says Brooke, a graduate student at Southern Illinois University, “I don’t think our lives would have crossed without eHarmony, so I’m thankful for that vehicle.” Although she can’t remember exactly when she knew she wanted to marry him, Brooke does know it was before Edan, a senior news anchor at WSIL-TV in south-


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ern Illinois, knew he wanted to marry her. “He’s very cautious with big decisions, and I didn’t want to rush him or pressure him so I just waited until he caught up with me,” she says. “That patience seems to have paid off.”

Their Wedding The outdoor ceremony was nondenominational, the couple describes, and more spiritual than religious. “The vows were fairly traditional,” says Brooke, “but we included some special touches, including the warming of the rings by friends and family, and the binding of the bride and groom’s hands by the bridal party and parents — we literally tied the knot. We were also fortunate that a family friend, Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, officiated the ceremony.” Another unique element of the ceremony was the surprise appearance of a bagpiper, whom 58 January | February 2013 Evansville Living

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Brooke’s father arranged to emerge from the woods as the final blessing was read. “The bagpiper simply walked past the site of the ceremony and kept going off into the distance, like a ghost or an illusion,” says Brooke. “We never got a chance to meet the man or thank him – it was quite a memorable moment.” At the reception, vampire teeth were distributed to everyone as the True Blood theme song played. That was a surprise that Brooke planned, as Edan had no idea about it.

Most Memorable Moment For Edan, one of his favorite moments was seeing Brooke for the first time. “It was emotional and wonderful,” he says. “She looked so stunningly beautiful.” For Brooke, her moment was before the ceremony started, when her mom came into her room to tell her Edan and his groomsmen had arrived. “I just felt this sense of being whole knowing that my groom was nearby, on time, and ready to marry me,” she says.

“Don’t get me wrong: I never doubted that he would show up! But it was just great knowing the moment when he arrived.”

Advice to Engaged Couples “It’s your day, do what you want,” says Edan. “Do not feel like your wedding has to be bigger or more extravagant to be better. Try to keep it simple. Focus on making the day a true celebration of your love and your life together. It’s your relationship, your friends and family that count. The size or style or pageantry of your wedding is secondary.” Agreeing with her husband, Brooke adds, “It pays to be organized, but not too set in stone. Even if all your plans fall through, you’ll still be married at the end of the day. And that’s worth celebrating.” ◆

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traditional by any means,” says Angie. “Our very good friend from Cleveland married us, which was very special. Between the three of us we completely made up the ceremony.” It was a collaborative effort to decide what kind of music they wanted, what kind of ceremony they wanted, and what special things they wanted present, such as a poem written by the matron of honor and a special blessing at the end. “My mother-in-law was a tremendous part of the reception, the decorating, and everything else,” adds Angie. “It looked like a little fairy tale without being too big.”

A Memorable Moment Three weeks after the wedding, Angie’s father passed away very unexpectedly. “That really put a different spin on things,” she says. “We had a wonderful night, and it just became more meaningful because of that — because he was there and he had such a great time.” Specific moments stand out to her: “I remember walking down the aisle with my dad and looking at Brett and being thankful that I was marrying somebody that was the same way as he was.” And then came the father-daughter dance to “What a Wonderful World.” “It was perfect,” she says. “It’s a wonderful memory that I’ll always have. He loved that song.”

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Falling in love doesn’t have to break the bank By Trisha Weber As a daughter in the three-girl, one-boy lineup of children my parents have raised to adulthood, being economical is something that has been instilled in me since my childhood. I rarely pay full price for any item of clothing — I even opted to buy two different sized shoes (they were the only ones left) for New Year’s Eve just to get the $10 discount on top of the already discounted heels — and hand-medowns are still a luxury I cherish from my two slightly older sisters. So when my now fiancé proposed to me last April, my fourth thought — behind “Is this a real ring!?” “Are

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you serious!?” and “Of course I’ll marry you!” — was, “But let’s not spend $20,000 on our wedding.” It was only natural that I would cut corners when it came to my wedding attire. My siblings are my wedding heroes. All four of us were engaged in 2012, and with one wedding behind us, the rest of us have several leftover glass centerpieces, candles, tablecloths, and unused ideas for our own days. Luckiest for me, my sister, Tara, wed a U.S. Air Force airman, and during her resourceful wedding research, she found a nonprofit organization, Brides Across

America, that offers free wedding dresses to military brides. Engaged to a soldier boy myself, I hit the jackpot. The organization, which started in 2007 at a bridal boutique in New Hampshire, teams up with bridal salons across the U.S. to offer

a selection of gowns to brides who are either in the military or marrying into it. To date, the program has given away more than 5,000 brandname dresses. Though I don’t feel like I’ve done anything more deserving than any other “civilian” bride, I couldn’t pass such an opportunity. When I learned Rebecca’s Wedding Boutique in Louisville, Ky., was hosting the program last November, I was the first brideto-be at the salon’s doorstep — literally. I tried on four dresses of the more than 50 Rebecca’s had donated for the Brides Across America event, and in 20 minutes was out the door with No. 3 and a gift certificate for a manicure. Call me crazy, but it’s a much easier decision when it’s free. Still eight months out from our August 2013 wedding date, I can’t reveal too much about my free dress, though I’m confident it will fit right in next to my groom’s fancy Army service uniform. Getting my dress was like my shotgun start to begin heavy wedding planning. And like most brides who go for the church ceremony, open-bar reception, white gown, and honeymoon tradition, I’m realizing that $20,000 — which is well below the average price tag on modern-day weddings — is a difficult target to miss, even without the expense of a dress. Still, I’m sticking to my fourth instinct, and refuse to pay that much for a wedding. Call me crazy, but I’ve still got some tricks up my sleeve. My advice: Visit Pinterest. It has so many do-it-yourself ideas to help you save money. Also, be sure to research your options and use any resources you have, such as a crafty father who can build you your own photo booth (as my dad did for my sister) or a baker cousin who can do your wedding cake for half the price. ◆ — The dress Trisha is pictured trying on is not the wedding gown she selected.

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A future mother-in-law shares her son’s proposal with the help of Evansville Living

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I would like to tell you the story behind this picture. My son, U.S. Navy petty officer third class Kyle Bergman from Wadesville, Ind., is stationed in Yokosuka, Japan. He wanted to find the perfect way to propose to his girlfriend, Mallorie. She planned to visit Kyle in Japan so he asked her to bring a copy of Evansville Living so they could take a picture for your Snapshot section. We reminded her every time we talked so she wouldn’t forget – because it was to play an important role in the proposal – though Mallorie, from Bowling Green, Ky., didn’t realize this. As you can see, the magazine made it there. Kyle asked a friend to come along to take the picture for them. As Kyle was holding the maga-

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zine, he went down on one knee and proposed. Kyle would like to thank Evansville Living for helping him

with one of the most wonderful days in his life (besides his nieces being born, that is.) The photo was taken on Monkey Island (Sarushima) in Yokosuka, Japan, on Aug. 20, 2012. ◆ — Becki Lodwic, Wadesville, Ind.

Editor’s note: Wow! We could not be more flattered. Thank you! We offer our congratulations to the groom and best wishes to the bride, who were wed on Nov. 9, 2012.

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Inspiration comes from everywhere, and at Piece of Cake, owner Cate Sisco can harvest your ideas from Pinterest, magazines, and photos to create your dream cake. “Trends are always moving through,” she says. “Especially themed weddings.” Sisco says she once designed a fourtiered haunted castle cake, and for grooms’ cakes her bakery can create anything from 3D ducks for hunters to fire trucks. “We don’t use fondant in our decorating unless it’s for embellish-

ments,” she says. “Instead, we use a buttercream icing and can implement just about anything our brides want.” According to Sisco, right now colors like marigold yellow and charcoal grey are popular, along with chevron patterns and designs. “As nice as it is, you can’t always use every idea and have a cohesive cake,” she says.

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For variety and flare, Dawn Stuart with Gigi’s Cupcakes recommends cupcakes. “Because they’re separate from

a traditional three-layer cake, we can decorate them to whatever pleases the bride and groom,” she says. From chocolate salted to wedding white with buttercream, cupcake toppers are a popular idea because they can be grabbed easily and don’t need to be cut. (There are plenty of wedding reception jobs for your friend who would be cake cutter.) “It isn’t entirely traditional,” Stuart says. “But

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flavor for cake balls, cake pops, or regular and mini cupcakes, “We provide our brides with whatever they want,” she says. “The grooms, too — but they seem only to come in to taste the chocolate peanut butter cupcakes.” Some customers order as many as eight different flavors — from lemon and strawberry to candy bar and maple bacon. The Pacetre also makes crostatas, a very untraditional wrapped pie without a pan or fluted edges and crusted with cheddar cheese, for weddings.

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A Pinch of Sugar owner Dianne Miles uses marshmallow and powdered sugar fondant for smooth and pretty cakes decorated to the bride’s desire — with a complimentary cake tasting to make the decisions easier. Towering with up to seven layers, Miles says, many of today’s spot on cakes feature “bling,” with either real or decorated jewelry on the cake or its

ribbon. “We have a lot of requests for grooms’ cakes, too,” she says, often as a surprise from the bride. Styled for the groom, his cake can be anything from tackle boxes and football helmets to beer cans and plates of sushi. ◆

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A Dog in Your Perfect Day Your best friend(s) can have a place at your wedding Picture a Fido dressed in a miniature tux trotting down the aisle as the ring bearer — the image is nothing short of adorable. There are a few things to keep in mind before making this a reality. Here are some tips for pet parents to consider when including a furry friend in their wedding.

1. Personality Matters: It is important to consider your pet’s personality when making the decision to incorporate him into your wedding. If you have a free-spirited animal, he may resist walking down the aisle in a manner that you’d prefer. Assign someone to walk with him to avoid any mishaps. If your pet is nervous around strangers, limit his role and have him leave after the ceremony. Is your dog really friendly? Allow him to stay for the reception.

2. Training Day: Take your pup to the location of your wedding weeks in advance to

become acquainted with the area. Allow him to practice walking down the aisle and reward him with a treat afterward. This provides your pup with an incentive to behave on your big day.

3. No Dogs Allowed: Unfortunately, very few religious and indoor venues will allow dogs on location other than service animals. Be sure to check in advance that pets are allowed on the premises. An outdoor wedding may be easier.

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lergies, as a dog could make the experience of attending your wedding unpleasant.

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5. Doggy Chaperone: Don’t leave your pet unattended. Designate someone as the dog’s sitter.

6. Safety First: If you decide to dress up your dog, make sure that his costume does not constrict his breathing or movement in any way. A decorative leash is a great option for pets participating in weddings, as this is something that your pet is probably already accustomed to.

7. Feed Me: Have dog food and a bowl of fresh water handy at the reception to ensure that he is well fed. Make sure your pet doesn’t sample human food — a good rule at home, too. ◆

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An Indiana Escape Clark-Floyd counties have history to back them story and photos provided by Clark-Floyd Counties Convention—Tourism Bureau

— in Jeffersonville. Also downtown is shopping, dining, and Schimpff ’s Confectionery, a 120-yearold family candy shop complete with a very interesting candy memorabilia museum and demonstration area. If you’re considering a business retreat or reunion, check out Wooded Glen Conference Retreat Center in nearby Henryville, Ind. Complete with teambuilding activities, scrumptious food, and plenty of space, Wooded Glen is set against 500 acres of rolling hills like no place else in Indiana or Kentucky.

The Southern Indiana communities of Jeffersonville, Clarksville and New Albany, commonly known as the “Sunny Side of Louisville,” are part of the Louisville, Ky. metropolitan area. Located just across the Ohio River from downtown Louisville and easily accessible by I-64 from Evansville, the communities are part of the one million people who make up the “Falls Cities,” and the area’s historical significance is profound. Historically, the Falls of the Ohio was the only point along the length of the Ohio River that was not navigable. Its elevation dropped 25 feet in a series of cataract falls. Boats had to portage their cargo around the falls or take the risky trip through the “Indiana Chute.” Today, the area on the Indiana shoreline is the Falls of the Ohio State Park, which includes an Interpretive Center telling the story of the 500 million-yearold Devonian fossil beds. While all have read history books about the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the “fact” that it began in St. Louis is false. In actuality, William Clark was living with his older brother, General George Rogers Clark, in Clarksville, Ind. in 1803 when Meriwether Lewis came down the Ohio River in a keelboat and joined Clark on Oct. 5. They recruited the nucleus of the Corps of Discovery, known as the “Nine Young Men from Kentucky,” enlisted them in the military, trained, and then departed for St. Louis on Oct. 26, 1803, and ultimately returned to Clarksville in November of 1806. You can experience this history at the George Rogers Cabin site and the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Park and see a statue of Lewis and Clark shaking hands at the Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center. Celebrating its bicentennial in 2013, New Albany, Ind.’s “Fork in the Road” points the way to the delicious downtown restaurant district, including Mexican, Cuban, Italian, French, wineries, and more. Both the River City Winery and nearby Huber Orchard, Winery & Vineyards in Starlight, Ind., have plenty of character to share. The Jeffersonville, Ind., riverfront offers a spectacular view of the Louisville skyline — particularly striking at night along the city’s “Restaurant Row.” Consider a romantic getaway at the Market Street Inn — upscale luxury bed and breakfast

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A New Year, A Better You Wake Up with Makeup

One of the basics a fine artist learns is that color and position can change everything — the same is true for permanent makeup Provided by Kathy Winter

Permanent makeup artist, Kathy Winter, has been restoring eyebrows to that once beautiful shape and enhancing lips to a more youthful color and fullness for the past 18 years in Evansville. “Using state of the art digital equipment, colors stay much more true and the numbing is more effective,” she says. Although permanent makeup is cosmetic tattooing, permanent makeup colors

magine the ability tO lOOK gOOD 24 hOurs a Day•

Top Reasons foR peRmanenT makeup Convenience. You just need more time. • Sensitive skin or allergies. You wear glasses or contact lenses or have had Lasik surgery. Difficulty applying makeup or you don’t like the way it smears and disappears. • Arthritis or painful hands. • If you like a natural “no makeup” look. • Hair loss from alopecia, chemotherapy, accidents, burns or cosmetic surgery. • Color correction. Scar camouflage, breast areola loss, and cleft lip. • Aging changes brows, lips, eyes. • Active, outdoor lifestyles.

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are pigments and not inks. While the FDA doesn’t regulate the quality of the pigment, it does restrict ingredients known to cause allergic reactions in some people. Eyebrows are like a picture frame for the eyes. Where the brow starts, where the arch is and where it ends, can totally change a person’s appearance. “A nicely shaped brow can make a person look much younger,” Winter says. Eyeliner brightens the eyes and makes you look more alive, and can be played down to look like everyday liner or flared up for a more dramatic look. Lips, while the most advanced procedure, can add definition, color, and fullness.  The role of today’s typical woman is very demanding; she has a career, family, and home, and wants to look great throughout her average sixteenhour day. With permanent makeup this is no longer a fantasy. “Gone are the days of having to fill in your eyebrows every morning and hope they don’t rub off throughout the day,” Winter says. “Same with having your eyeliner disappear into the crease of your upper lid and smudged under your eye, or even reapplying lipstick every time you eat or drink. With permanent makeup you can look your best all day and ‘wake up with makeup.’”

Call Kathy Winter today at 812-4758887 for more information or to set up an appointment at Permanent Makeup at 3116 E. Morgan Ave., Suite C.

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Evansville’s Celebrity Experts Show You How To Make 2013 Your Healthiest and Best Year Ever! HOW TO MAKE 2013 YOUR HEALTHIEST AND BEST YEAR EVER! Dear Tri-state Resident,

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You are invited to attend the biggest, best and most important event of the year… free! Free to Attend! There is no charge to attend for you, your family, friends and guests. All we ask is a small $10 tax-deductible donation to the Boys and Girls Club of Evansville at the door when you arrive. (Optional, but encouraged.) That’s right, you can discover the healthy, wealthy and wise secrets of some of Evansville’s most successful and respected experts at this special event for nothing more than a small charitable donation of just $10 Boys and Girls Club representatives will be at the door to give you a tax receipt). Help yourself and help a worthy charitable cause at the same time! Help yourself by learning the strategies and secrets for making 2013 your healthiest and best year ever, and help a worthy local Charity at the same time. It’s a winner all the way around. In order to raise as much money for the Boys and Girls Club as we can, our experts are giving away over $150 in free gifts to you just for registering at Attend and WIN! Plus, when you attend the big show on February 6th at 6:30pm, on the 3rd floor of the Deaconess Women’s Hospital, you are eligible to win up to $1,000 in special healthy, wealthy and wise door prizes! So register now (space is limited) to discover how to make 2013 your healthiest and best year ever (and get your “best body blueprint”)...and help us raise money for the Boys and Girls Club. Get all the details and your $150 in free gifts here: (or call 812-437-2378)

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Fitting In

After his young son began participating in grade school running competitions, Curt Jones took up the sport as his own hobby. A former store manager of Gilles Cycling & Fitness, Jones’ lifetime love affair with fitness and his passion for running led him to open Ultimate Fit in 2010 with his wife, Cindy, who has been a personal trainer at the YMCA for 11 years. The athletic duo’s goal with their new business: to be Evansville’s premier running, walking, triathlon, and comfort specialty shoe store. Since its opening, Ultimate Fit has continued to expand its inventory with the latest and most innovative products. In 2012, it had the opportunity to add

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four new home fitness equipment brands to its lineup: Spirit, Xterra, Inspire, and Cybex. “We focus on cardio-based equipment,” says Jones, “including treadmills, elliptical trainers, e-glides, recumbent bikes, upright bikes, spin bikes, and air bikes.” One of the equipment’s attributes Jones is most proud of is the unmatched warranty. “They have incredible warranties,” he says. “The Spirit line, for example, offers lifetime frame warranty, lifetime motor warranty, 10 year parts warranty, and a one year labor warranty.” Acquiring a staff of health gurus helps the Joneses continue company growth. Ultimate Fit’s lineup of nine experienced and knowledgeable employees has the ability to help any fitness level customer. “Not only can they talk the equipment,” says Jones, “but they can show you how to use it to reach your goals.”


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The Diet Doc Evansville author claims twice the fat loss with the secret of metabolic positioning

Q: Wow — we need more time to discuss this. I’m out of column space, but can we extend this interview soon? A: I’d be happy to!

Joe Klemczewski, PhD

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Joe Klemczewski, PhD, founder of The Diet Doc is an international weightloss authority, and we caught up with him to ask the questions you want answers to: Q: Up to 98 percent of people who lose weight gain it back within two years — why can’t we get this right? A: I’ll split the blame equally between consumer and industry. The market is typically gimmick, quick-fix, and hype-driven. Even weight-loss clinics and programs promise easy meal plans — one size fits all. Q: Don’t we need a specific plan? A: Absolutely, but it has to fit your metabolic structure and it has to fit your lifestyle. Everyone is different genetically and socially. On the science side, studies show that you can lose weight up to 50 percent faster eating the same amount of food if you’re getting to the right metabolic position. On the “real life” side, we all need help learning to implement that flexibly. We need mentoring through the process for— Q: Excuse me; you said 50 percent body fat loss with the same amount of food? A: Yes, it’s true. I coined the term “Metabolic Positioning” to illustrate how you can steer your body with the food you eat and how you format your meals to use a greater percentage of body fat for energy without causing harm to your metabolism — and that is a big deal.

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Cooling Off Freeze your fat away

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Testimonials fill up the national CoolSculpting website: “I got half my closet back,” “I got the body I had in my 20s,” “I’m so happy when I look in the mirror.” Clients across the world are sharing their positive results with this noninvasive fat reduction procedure, which has become a growing trend in the industry since it was developed by Harvard scientists and FDA-approved in 2010. Without burning, shattering, or extracting fat cells like in other procedures that use laser, sonic waves, and surgery, CoolSculpting is a revolutionary nonsurgical contouring treatment that freezes stubborn fat, which then is naturally eliminated from your body. No needles, no special diet, no supplements, no surgery. And most importantly, no downtime. It’s safe, FDA-cleared, effective, and does exactly what it’s supposed to do. Wanting to bring this unique approach to Evansville, family physicians Hubert Reyes, MD, Mike Sebastian, MD, and Alex Dela-Llana, MD, and John Wathen, chief operating officer, teamed up to open the TriState’s very first CoolSculpting center, The Body Sculpting Center on Professional Boulevard. After a free consultation to determine a client’s qualification — must have a noticeable bulge, at least an inch of fat in the midsection, and should already be living a healthy lifestyle — the hour-long procedure is then scheduled. Thirty days after the first treatment, a second treatment can maximize the end results, which then take about 90 days to fully show. After the first treatment, says


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Emily Brand, certified CoolSculpting manager, a patient typically sees a 20 to 25 percent fat reduction in their midsection, and a 40 percent reduction after the second treatment. “Some may only need one treatment,” says Brand. “But the majority of clients come back for the second. For maximum results, we encourage people to maintain a healthy lifestyle.”

The Body Sculpting Center is located at 1401 Professional Blvd., Suite 102. For more information, call 812-471-2394 or visit Learn more about CoolSculpting at www.

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restaurants we’re trying now

Cleo’s Bakery & Brown Bag Lunches 9 W. Jennings St., Newburgh, Ind. • 812-853-0500

A tribute to their late mother, Cleo, sibling trio Susie Paradis, Jerry Brochin, and Jeannie Kellams named their new Newburgh, Ind., shop Cleo’s Bakery & Brown Bag Lunches. The gesture goes deeper than blood, as Cleo’s beloved baked recipes — including her Christmas rum cake, black and white brownies, and pies — have already attracted quite the following of regulars. In addition to desserts, the restaurant also offers lunch items including fresh deli sandwiches, homemade soup, and a delicious roasted pork loin on marbled rye bread.

Pita Pit

1211 Tutor Lane • 812-402-6205 Inside the East Side’s former Briar & Bean Coffee Shop building, Pita Pit offers refreshingly healthy dishes from vegan- and vegetarian-friendly meals to, you guessed it, pita sandwiches. Originating all the way from Canada, this Tutor Lane restaurant is the fourth of its kind in Indiana, and it quickly is becoming a lunchtime hot spot throughout Evansville.

House of Como

2700 S. Kentucky Ave. • 812-422-0572 Find them on Facebook After a fire forced the beloved Evansville staple to close in May 2011, House of Como reopened in November, complete with favorite menu items such as the Arabian salad and famous steak dinners. Along with many former House of Como regulars, Tucker Publishing Group made the journey to Kentucky Avenue to express our cheerful fervor of the opening of this longtime city restaurant — known for its year-round Christmas décor and Greek and Mediterranean dishes. Our report: it was worth the more than year-and-a-half wait. – Trisha Weber Photos by michael wheatley January | February 2013 87

Food & Drink

in the kitchen

I absolutely love making gourmet food simpler for the everyday cook. A dessert that has long been in my repertoire, but is usually daunting to most, is crème brûlée. The aesthetics are fantastic, and the texture simply decadent. For those unfamiliar with the dish, crème brûlée is custard with a caramelized sugar crust. The flavor combination possibilities are numerous, making this dish one of my favorites to experiment with. And of course I have no shortage of guinea pigs this time of year! This time around, I chose to give the combination of dark chocolate’s bitter creaminess and dried chili’s smoky pepper spice a try. Having experienced this mixture of flavors before in bars of chocolate and brownies, I was curious as to how successful it would be in custard. The results speak for themselves. So why not whip up a batch and let me know what you think? – Eli Haddix Equipment needed: • Whisk • Rubber spatula • Non-metal (this is important!) mixing bowl, preferably one with a pour spout. • 8-10 ceramic ramekins (available in most department store kitchen sections and at Schnucks)

Ingredients: • 1 cup sugar (plus extra for the crust) • 1 cup dark chocolate, finely chopped or grated • ¼ cup cocoa powder • 1 cinnamon stick • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract • 1 dried chili; stemmed and chopped (I prefer ancho for its smokiness)

• 1 quart heavy whipping cream • 5 eggs

DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine chili, cinnamon, and cream in a heavy saucepot and bring to a boil. Remove cinnamon carefully, reduce heat to low, add cocoa and chocolate, whisk until smooth. Remove chocolate mixture from the heat. In a large non-metal bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar, mixing well. Slowly whisk in the chocolate mixture. At this point, you’ll want to prep your baking dishes. Place the empty ramekins in the baking dishes and fill the space around them with water about halfway up their sides. Proceed to fill the ramekins with the custard. Essentially, what you’ve created is a water bath for the

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Crème BrÛlée

custard in order for it to cook evenly and thoroughly. If you forget this step, you’ll end up with chocolate scrambled eggs! Bake for approximately 40 minutes until the center has just begun to set. Refrigerate six to eight hours or overnight. When preparing to serve, use either a broiler or a torch. For safety reasons, I’ll stick with the broiler method even though I much prefer to use a torch (if you decide to go with the torch for caramelization process, do yourself a favor and just use a propane/ butane torch from the hardware store). Using about 1 tablespoon per serving, sprinkle sugar over the custard to coat the entire surface. Place the ramekins under the broiler for about two minutes until the sugar just begins to turn golden brown. Once chilled, enjoy this lovely chocolate favorite!

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Now Open

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Salad World (601 E. Boonville New Harmony Road) has opened a North Side location. The fourth Salad World installation, this lunch favorite serves soups, appetizers, wraps, grilled pitas, sandwiches, and full entrees.


commonwealth kitchen and Bar’s Quarter pound Kobe beef hot dog

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One of Evansville’s most popular restaurateurs, Jayson Munoz, owner of Kanpai Sushi & Asian Bistro, has teamed up with loyal customer and well-traveled foodie Dr. Mark Logan, a Henderson native and ear, nose,

and throat doctor practicing in the Tri-State, to open Commonwealth Kitchen and Bar, in Henderson, Ky. (108 Second St.). The gastro pub opening in mid-January serves pub food “with a bit of a twist,” Munoz says, and is best enjoyed with shared plates. Commonwealth Kitchen and Bar also offers a wine locker program for patrons. Stoney’s Restaurant (701 N.W. Riverside Drive) has closed. Wolf’s Restaurant & Tavern (31 N. Green St., Henderson, Ky.) has closed.

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Wine Country Some think of Champagne and sparkling wine as just the stuff of celebrations. But practice makes perfect, after all. If the bubbly you had on Dec. 31 didn’t quite make the cut, we have four suggestions for you. Each of these bottles can be purchased here in Evansville for prices ranging from about $15 to roughly $40. The key thing to know is that while all Champagne is bubbly wine, not all bubbly wine can call itself Champagne. Real Champagne must come from the Champagne region of France, about 90 miles northeast of Paris. According to Karen MacNeil’s The Wine Bible, the Champagne region covers roughly 85,000 acres as mapped out by the Institut National des Appellations d’Origine (INAO) in 1927. Of this, about 75,000 acres are now in production and less than 80,000 acres may legally be used to grow Champagne grapes, she says. Thus, all the vines of Champagne would easily fit into, say, the city limits of Denver, Colo. That’s not a lot of space for one of the most famous drinks in the world. And that begs the question: What makes Champagne so special anyway? Well, to be honest, it wasn’t always considered a treat — at first. In fact, MacNeil says, the clerical winemakers of the 17th century were initially frustrated by its tendency to foam. The Champenois were not amused, she writes. Wines that foamed were frightening. Worse, it seemed

that only the wines of Champagne behaved so strangely. Wines made in Burgundy — Champagne’s arch rival — never bubbled. Eventually, though, the residents of Champagne decided that maybe this sparkling wine wasn’t so bad. In fact, maybe that’s what made it so distinctive. So why does Champagne — or sparkling wine — have all that fizz? Well, the Champagne region is one of the coolest wine-producing areas in the world, MacNeil says. Back in the 17th century, wines were made in the fall and were left to settle over the winter. The cold temperatures would generally paralyze the yeasts, halting the fermentation before all of the grape sugar had been turned into alcohol, she says. Once spring arrived and the wines (and yeasts) warmed up, they would begin to referment — or sparkle. That said, only Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier grapes can be used to make Champagne. And two Champagnes and two bubblies we had recently used at least one of all three. For about $30 at Winetree on Weinbach Avenue, you can find the Piper-Heidsieck Brut Champagne. This is a combination of 55 percent Pinot Noir, 30 percent Pinot Meunier, and 15 percent Chardonnay. This non-vintage bottle is highly carbonated and very dry with bubbles that pull at the tip of your tongue. Yet at the same time, there’s a juicy mouthfeel. The Mumm Cordon Rouge Champagne, which is 60 percent Pinot Noir, 30 percent Chardonnay, and 10 percent Pinot Meunier, is about $40 at Winetree. This non-vintage wine is crisp, with very few bubbles. At least one person we shared it with said it was smoother than the Piper-Heidsieck. It’s a good fit for someone who gets overwhelmed by heavy carbonation. Both the Piper-Heidsieck and the Mumm have a dry toast flavor.

Then there are two sparkling wines for about $15 at Varsity Liquors and Winetree: The Gruet Winery Blanc de Noirs, which is 75 percent Pinot Noir and 25 percent Chardonnay, and the Rose, which is 100 percent Pinot Noir. Both of these are from Albuquerque, N.M. The Blanc de Noirs was a big hit at a recent gathering of our friends and family. The color was amber and it had a light carbonation. It was more aromatic, giving off faint scents of fruit. It also had a softer feel. The Rose, however, was unique because of its raspberry seltzer color, one of our guests said. It had a more long-lasting mousse, which is another word for that frothiness at the top of the glass. One person thought it was more tannic, or drying on the tongue, than the Blanc de Noirs. Meanwhile, regardless of which bottle you choose, there’s good news for those who like Champagne and/or sparkling wines. It turns out that certain compounds within Champagnes may protect the heart and the brain, according to a study led by David Vauzour and published in The Journal of Wine Research in 2011. Put simply, “The Potential Health Effects of Champagne Wine Consumption” suggests that moderate Champagne consumption may enhance microvascular blood flow for a sustained period. Champagne also significantly increased spatial working memory in aged animals that were more than 18 months old. So what does all this mean for the person who’s just looking to toast the New Year? From Tucker Publishing Group, at least, that’s easy: Health, happiness, and all our best wishes for 2013!

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Food & Drink

hot dish

When The Pub opened its doors at 1348 Division St. on the Ides of March in 1978, it quickly became a hotspot for hungry Evansvillians. Night after night, these lively patrons packed the restaurant and filled the air with a happy buzz of activity. More than 40 years later, after watching the Lloyd Expressway grow around it, The Pub still offers its comfortable, neighborly dedication to serving up good food. The Pub serves dishes typical to many pubs, but the food certainly is above average. The stout Pub Burger, for example, is considered by many to be the best burger in the city, and the beef gyros are among the best-selling dishes in the restaurant. However, if your taste buds crave something beyond pub staples, try a panini. With four large, savory paninis to choose from (all priced at $7.50), The Pub is bound to please any famished customer. I opted for the Pearl — a unique panini with roast pork loin, ham, applewood smoked bacon, caramelized apples, and smoked gouda cheese.

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The addition of the caramelized apples may seem like an odd choice, but the combined flavors make for a delicious panini with just a hint of sweetness. With potato chips on the side, this makes for a filling meal. Customers can also ask for half a panini plus a bowl For more information on The Pub, call 812-423-2121 of the soup of the or visit day for $7.95. Many of the but praise for her place of employment. dishes at The Pub are named for the staff’s “It’s a great place to work,” says Will, who loved ones; Tyler’s Chicken, for example, has been with the restaurant for five years. alludes to owner Bubbles Pollock’s son, “There are a lot of good people here.” Tyler. The Chocolate Marly references PolGood food, good atmosphere, and good lock’s daughter. Even the Pearl credits loyal people — what more could you want from customer Pat Costlett’s beloved pet pig, your local pub? Pearl. Veteran waitress Lisa Will has nothing – Cara Schuster

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Local Flavor

Sara’s Harmony Way

Making History A wine bar, brewpub, and antique store settles in a new location By Victoria Grabner • Photos by Michael Wheatley


ven on a misty day, when the fog hangs from the trees, charm clings to New Harmony, Ind. Sara Brown knows this. It’s why she makes the drive to this tiny, Posey County town every day — not only as a merchant, but as a friend and neighbor, too. “I have always been in love with the town,” says the 56-year-old owner of Sara’s Harmony Way. “I find it extremely spiritual. It’s always brought me a sense of peace. And I think it affects a lot of people like that.” While small, New Harmony is more than just a speck on the map of history. Led by Father George Rapp, roughly 800 German Lutheran immigrants made the town their home in 1814, carving out a 20,000acre village as part of the Harmonie Society before they moved to Pennsylvania 10 years later, selling the land to Robert Owen, a Welsh-born industrialist, and his business partner, William Maclure. Their plan was to create a model community out of New Harmony “where education and social equality would be realized.” While the utopian vision failed, New Harmony does have another place in history: The U.S. Geological Society and the Smithsonian Institution both have their roots here. Additionally, Jane Blaffer Owen, who died in 2010, worked to preserve the town’s history, restoring its homes and making it, once again, a spiritual and philosophical centerpiece. As a result, New Harmony continues to be a scene where artists and artistry thrive. But roots aren’t always formed at birth. That’s why Brown, a Carmi, Ill., resident, feels so connected to this town of less than 800 residents, where locals greet strangers and neighbors alike with a smile. Some, in fact, even offer a hug. “I’m so happy for you,” Denise Rapp, a New Harmony native who leads the catering side of Sara’s Harmony Way, says as she greets Brown with a warm embrace on a Friday in December. Rapp is the first of several to stop by that day, wanting to see how Brown’s new vision has shaped itself into reality. Brown’s first location opened on Main Street in 2010, then moved to Church Street in early January 2011. This past December, she shifted once again to the former Stephen Pace Gallery at 500 Church St. Now, with the proper space, the eatery includes a coffee shop serving various dishes such as a deliciously creamy clam chowder. In fact, you have to walk through that coffee shop to get to the heart of Sara’s Harmony Way, which locals know as a combination of a wine bar, brewpub, and antique store. “We are really glad Sara is here,” says Peggy Redwine, a regular customer who dropped by with her husband to take a look at the

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Sara’s Harmony Way sits in the far right portion of the building facing Church Street. The original Harmonist beer is a dark lager with a sweet honey finish. Brown sells muffins, soup, and several other tasty dishes, too. While customers eat and drink, they may also sit in, and purchase, the various antiques in the store.

fiery red wall, fully stocked wine cabinets, Moroccan-style hanging lamp, and antique couches. “This is a wonderful addition to New Harmony.” Brown’s staple selection is a blend of red, white, rose, and sparkling wines, most of which are sold by the glass and bottle. Consider the 2011 Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand, a grassy white wine with passion fruit and grapefruit overtones.

Way now occupies — isn’t lost Brown sells it for $6.25 a glass to the ages. Just ask Brown to and $22 a bottle. Those with a Location: 1500 B. tell you how Pace, the late insweet tooth may enjoy the Frost Church St., New ternationally recognized abBitten Ice Riesling from Yakima Harmony, Ind. stract expressionist, visited Valley, Wash., for $15. It offers Phone: 812-682-3274 Pablo Picasso, how he painted honey and a hint of lemon and Dining Hours: Noon-6 in New York City, and how he is the best-selling wine in the p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; until spent his summers in Maine. store. And then listen as she tells you “We just want wine to be 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat.; how she purchased a piece of fun, and to take the intimidation until 5 p.m. Sun. his artwork and then hung it out of it,” Rapp says. “We are do- Website: www. ing our best to elevate our cus- near the bar. “It was the right thing to tomers’ expertise. A lot of people Adult Beverages: Yes do,” she says. “It’s kind of like really don’t know what they like, Prices: $7 his spirit is still here.” so we offer tastings.” Reservations: Yes Also true to New Harmony’s Brown has met travelers Payment: Accepts all spirit: Sara’s Harmony Way sells here — a retired minister, a major credit cards the original Harmonist beer, couple on their way to tend to a dark lager brewed by Great horses in Lexington, Ky., a Polish Fulbright Scholar researching someone Crescent Brewery in Aurora, Ind. And then connected to the Owen family, and more. there’s the furniture — a prayer bench, a She’s had conversations that extend beyond courting chair, and a Romweber couch from the 1930s made in Batesville, Ind. wine, food, and furniture. One subject that’s etched into the walls, They are all for sale, in a town that that flows through the wind-swept streets, knows life is about much more than just is history. Even the former Stephen Pace business. Among the wine and the beer, Gallery — the space that Sara’s Harmony there are friends, too.

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Dining Directory

Arranged by Category


The Dining Directory is compiled by the editorial staff of Evansville Living and is not based on advertising. Evansville Living has made every attempt to present an accurate dining guide. Unless otherwise noted, restaurants are handicapped-accessible and accept major credit cards and checks. City and county ordinances prohibit smoking in many facilities. We suggest calling ahead to check which venues are exempt. All phone numbers are local (area code 812) unless specified. Please notify us of significant changes in restaurant’s management, hours, location, or menu.

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Private Clubs

CAVANAUGH’S: 421 N.W. Riverside Drive, 433-4333. Steaks, fresh seafood.

EVANSVILLE COUNTRY CLUB: 3810 Stringtown Road, 425-2243. Executive chef

Entertainment in piano bar. Meals $13-$50. Open 5-10 p.m. Sun.Thurs., 5-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Reservations OK. No checks. H Cork ’n Cleaver: (Romantic Restaurant, 2013) 650 S. Hebron Ave., 479-6974. Steak, prime rib, chicken, seafood. Salad bar, soup and sandwich lunches. Lunch $7-$9. Entrees $12-$18. Lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Dinner 4-9 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 4-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Reservations OK. Haub Steak House: Main and Haub streets (next to railroad tracks), Haubstadt, 768-6462 or 800-654-1158. A la carte menu. Steak, prime rib, seafood, chicken, pork, vegetable side dishes, desserts. Meals $18-$40. $10.75 early bird special 4-6 p.m. Open 4-10 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Reservations OK. Jimmy Jeng’s Szechwan CHINESE RESTAURANT: 669 N. Green River Road (in Eastland Place), 479-7600. Extensive Chinese menu. Lunch $4-$6. Dinner $8-$12. Open 4-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 4-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., closed Sun. Reservations OK. No checks. LORENZO’S Bakery & Bistro: 976 S. Hebron Ave., 475-9477. Chef-prepared bistro-style dining, fine wines. Deli-style salads, soups, pastas, daily specials. Lunch $6-$9. Dinner $14-$25. Lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m., light lunch 2-5 p.m., dinner 5-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Bakery open 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat. MA•T•888 BISTRO: 5636 Vogel Road, 475-2888. Specialties include lemongrass fish, Peking duck, and chicken lettuce wraps. Lunch $6-$8. Dinner $8. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tues.-Thurs. & Sun., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri-Sat. Closed Mon. Reservations OK. MADELEINE’S A FUSION RESTAURANT: 423 S.E. Second St., 491-8611. Appetizers, soups, salads, entrees including Roasted Monkfish with Peruvian Purple Potato Carpaccio and Dry-Aged Buffalo Steaks. Meals $14-$26. Open 4:30-10 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., 4:30-10:30 p.m. Fri.Sat. Brunch 11 a.m-3 p.m. Sun. Lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tues.-Fri. Catering also available. Reservations OK. Red Geranium: 408 North St., New Harmony, Ind., 682-4431. Contemporary American cuisine, extensive wine list. Lunch $7-$11. Dinner $17$30. Open 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. (Breakfast 7-11 a.m., lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m., dinner 4-9 p.m.) Reservations OK.

Upscale Casual Bonefish Grill: 6401 E. Lloyd Exp., 401-3474. Soup, salad, fish, steak.

Average meal $15. Open 4-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 4-11:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 4-10 p.m. Sun. Reservations OK. No checks. BLUSH ULTRALOUNGE: 615 N.W. Riverside Drive, 433-4700. Continental breakfast for hotel guests, $12. Served 6 a.m.-10 a.m. Mon.-Fri. Full bar available 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., until 3 a.m. Fri.-Sat. Must be 21 to enter after 4:30 p.m. EDGEWATER GRILLE: 1 E. Water St., Newburgh, Ind., 858-2443. Fantastic river view. Outside dining in season. Steaks, seafood, pasta, sandwiches, salads, daily specials. Wood-fired pizza oven. Music on weekends. Meals $7-$18. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., until 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; Sun. breakfast 8 a.m. Reservations OK for 8 or more. The Jungle: 415 Main St., 425-5282. Lunch and dinner menus of soups, salads, pasta, and coffee, as well as a chef tasting option that includes five sample dishes feeding up to three. The restaurant also serves bread by the loaf, from whole wheat to Hungarian salad. Cocktail bar on lower and main levels. Meals $20-$80. Lunch 11 a.m.2 p.m. Tues.-Fri., dinner 5-11 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Closed Sun. and Mon. Raffi’s: 1100 N. Burkhardt Road, 479-9166. Mediterranean, American, Italian specialties, pasta, chicken, seafood, steaks, lamb. Meals $10$16. Open 4-10 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Full bar service, wine list, outdoor dining, private party room. Reservations OK. SAFARI WINE & MARTINI BAR: 415 Main St. (upstairs of The Jungle), 4255282. Wines and spirits and a menu including seared tuna, beef filets, and desserts. Meal: $15-$35. Open 5 p.m.-midnight Thurs.-Sat. Private parties available any day for lunch or dinner. Western Ribeye & RIBS: 1401 N. Boeke Road, 476-5405. Soups, salads, sandwiches, daily specials. “Certified Angus Beef™ steaks, chicken, seafood, baby back ribs. Lunch $6-$10. Dinner $8-$20. Full service bar. Open 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Fri., 4-10:30 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Sun. Reservations gladly accepted. No checks.

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on staff. Diverse menu selection. Social membership includes dining.

Kennel Club: 5201 Kratzville Road, 422-1211. Executive chef on staff. American and European classic cuisine. Reservations OK.

Kirby’s private dining: 1119 Parrett St., 422-2230. Open by reservation

only to private parties, receptions for up to 250. Minimum $500 food tab. Menu arranged in advance with chef. Hours negotiable. OAK MEADOW GOLF CLUB: 11505 Browning Road, 867-1900. Executive chef on staff. Dining-only memberships are available. Breakfast, lunch and dinner menu selections. Casual veranda or grille seating and formal dining available. Receptions up to 300. ROLLING HILLS COUNTRY CLUB: 1666 Old Plank Road, Newburgh, Ind., 925-3336. Executive chef on staff. New and classic dishes including chicken, snapper, filets, pastas. Dining-only memberships are available with an initiation fee, plus monthly fee. Victoria National: 2000 Victoria National Blvd., Newburgh, Ind., 8588230. Chef-featured items weekly. Member-only dining.

Delis Bits and Bytes: 216 N.W. Fourth St., 423-5113. Breakfast, deli-style

sandwich lunches, desserts. Average meal $5. Open 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. No reservations. Emge’s Deli and Ice Cream: 206 Main St., 422-3026. Sandwiches, homemade deli salads, soups. Meals $5-$7. Open 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Mon.Fri. No reservations. FRESH HARVEST DELI: 101 N.W. First St., Ste. 114 (Old Post Office Place), 421-0407. Fresh soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts, daily specials. Meals $5-$7. Open 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Dine-in or carryout. No reservations. The Great American Bagel: 3910 E. Morgan Ave., 476-7212. Fresh-baked bagels, plus deli sandwiches, soups, and salads. Items $1-$5. Open 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Tues.-Sun., 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon. Great Harvest Bread Company: 423 Metro Ave., 476-4999. Fresh-baked bread, breakfast items, sandwiches, salads and homemade soups for lunch, gift baskets, and free samples. Limited seating available for coffee and bread. Breads $3.50 and up. Open 7 a.m.-6 p.m. MondayFriday; 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. JIMMY JOHN’S: 701 N. Burkhardt Road, 401-5400, open 8 a.m.-midnight Sun.-Thurs., 8 a.m.-4 a.m. Fri.-Sat.; 8680 Highland Drive, Newburgh, 490-7111, open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-midnight Fri.-Sat. Deli-style sandwiches, fresh-baked bread, vegetables prepared daily, cold cut meats. Delivery available. Average meal $5. Lic’s Deli and Ice Cream: 800 Diamond Ave., 424-4862; 4501 Lincoln Ave., 477-3131; 520 Mary St., 424-7699; 2311 W. Virginia St., 423-4173; 2001 Washington Ave., 473-0569; 504 N. Green River Road, 473-3428; 11 N.W. Fifth St., 422-2618; 8700 Ruffian Lane, Newburgh, 858-0022. Deli-style soups, salads, sandwiches, locally made ice cream, sorbets. Most meals under $5. Open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (summer hours to 11 p.m.) Mon.-Sun. No reservations. Panera Bread: 220 Burkhardt Road, 476-7477. Breads, sandwiches, paninis, soups, salads, specialty coffee drinks. Items $2-$6. Open 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun. Orders may be faxed to 476-7377. Penn Station East Coast Subs: 137 N. Burkhardt Road, 479-7366; 4827 Davis Lant Drive, 402-7366; 5310 Pearl Drive, 434-7366; 1111 Barrett Blvd., Henderson, Ky., 270-826-7361; 3525 Frederica St., Owensboro, Ky., 270-683-1515. Quick and casual, grilled, made fresh to order sub sandwiches, homemade hand-cut fries, fresh squeezed lemonade. Open 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. Carry-out available. QUIZNO’S SUBS: 5525 Pearl Drive, 422-5500; 900 Tutor Lane, 491-6800; 4222 Bell Road, Newburgh, 490-1144. Deli-style, oven-baked subs, homemade soups, fresh salads. Sandwiches $4-$5. Open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. Sun. No reservations. No checks. ROLY POLY SANDWICHES: 5702 E. Virginia St., 962-2326. Wide selection of hot and cold rolled sandwiches, soups, chips, party platters, box lunches, cookies. Sandwiches $3-$7. Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. Closed Sun. Delivery available. No checks.


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Dining Directory Schlotzsky’s Deli: 301 N. Green River Road, 471-4011. Deli-style soups,

salads, pizzas, hot sandwiches on homemade bread. Average meal $5. Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat., until 7 p.m. Sun. No reservations. No checks. SIXTH Street Deli: 10 N.W. Sixth St., 422-3644. Breakfast, deli-style soups, salads, sandwich lunches. Average meal $5. Open 7:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. No reservations. No credit cards. smiling moose Deli: 724 N. Burkhardt Road, 477-3354. Breakfast served all day as well as hot and cold sandwiches, wraps, and soups and salads. Meals: $6-$9. Open 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. Sun. Catering available. Twilight Bistro and Market: 221 Main St., 421-0606. Soups, salads, sandwiches, marinated chicken breast, pork chops, and more. Iced tea is always complimentary. Open 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Sat.; closed Sun. Victoria’s Tea Room: 123 S. Second St. (Second floor of the Village Mercantile), Boonville, 897-5687. Traditional deli food. Meals $5-$8. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. Catering, banquet room and carryout all available. Reservations OK.

Coffeehouses 4th Street Java: 410 E. Fourth St., Huntingburg, Ind., 683-5851. Espresso

bar, custom blended coffee, homemade muffins, fruit pie, cheesecake, brownies. Drinks $1-$4, desserts $2-$4. Open 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri., 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. Abbey Road Coffee Bean Emporium: 422 N. Main St., 402-0842. Full service espresso bar, drip coffees, smoothies, iced coffees, scones, and soup-and-sandwich lunches. Meals: under $10. Offers catering, drive-thru, and live music. Open 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. Closed Sunday. Beans & Baristas: Eastland Mall, 800 N. Green River Road, 475-8566. Full coffee bar, Italian sodas, and various pastry treats. Coffee price: $1.65 and up. Open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. BRIDGEVIEW COFFEE: 327 Second St., Henderson, Ky., 270-830-9494. Full coffee and espresso menu, baked goods, lunch menu including soup, paninis, and deli sandwiches. Drive-through only. Average meal $5$7. Open 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sat., 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sun. No checks. Cleo’s Bakery & Brown Bag Lunches: 9 W. Jennings St., Newburgh, Ind., 853-0500. A full bakery with cookies, scones, muffins, cupcakes,


Arranged by Category coffee, and more, and lunches that include signature sandwiches paired with choices of chips, cabbage slaw, and homemade soup. Bakery: $2.50-$4.50; Lunches: $8. Open 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. Coffee Cottage & Café: 612 Weinbach Ave., 401-1930. Fresh baked items, plate breakfasts, plate lunches, soups, sandwiches, casseroles. Breakfast $5.50; lunch $6.50. Open 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 6:30 a.m.-noon Sat. Donut Bank Bakery And Coffee Shop: 210 N. St. Joseph Ave., 426-1011; 2128 N. First Ave., 426-2311; 1031 E. Diamond Ave., 426-0011; 5 N. Green River Road, 479-0511; 1950 Washington Ave., 477-2711; 3988 SR 261, Newburgh, 858-9911; 1200 Lincoln Ave., 402-4111; 1209 W. Broadway St., Princeton, Ind., 812-385-3711. Donuts, coffee, cookies, other baked goods. Items $.55-$5. Open 5 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 5 a.m.-1 p.m. Sun. Drive through available. Fresh Baked by Tracy: 833 S. Ninth Ave., Haubstadt, Ind., 615-0072. Homemade cupcakes, cookies, brownies, breads, and cakes, as well as soups, salads, and sandwiches. Price: $1.15 and up. Open 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; 7 a.m.- 2 p.m. Sat. and Sun.; closed Mondays. LA SOMBRA: 318 Main St., 492-4567. Single-estate coffees freshly roasted, espresso drinks, smoothies, loose-leaf teas, freshly made pastries, plus soups, salads, and sandwiches. Catering available. Meals $5-$7. Open 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri., closed Sat.-Sun. McCAFE: Available at all participating McDonald’s. Mochas, lattes, and cappuccinos made with fresh espresso beans; hot chocolate; mocha and caramel frappes; and Real Fruit smoothies in strawberry banana and wild berry flavors. Pacetré Bake and Brew: 2734 Mt. Vernon Ave., 402-6005. Custom cupcakes with unique flavors for each day of the week including mimosa, snickerdoodle, and red velvet. $3. Open 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.Fri., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. Closed Sun. and Mon. Catering offered. H Penny Lane Coffeehouse: (Coffeehouse, 2013) 600 S.E. Second St., 421-8741. Fair trade organic espresso and espresso drinks, gourmet specialty coffees, Italian sodas, fresh baked pastries, vegetarian soups. Open 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Wed., 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs., 7 a.m.10 p.m. Fri., 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun. Reservations OK. PIECE OF CAKE: 210 Main St., 424-CAKE. Customized cakes, cookies, coffee, sodas, and more. Open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. Planter’s CoffeeHouse: 130 N. Main St., Henderson, Ky., 270-830-0927. Full service espresso bar, gourmet soups, salads, sandwiches, des-

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serts. Open 7 a.m.-3 p.m., 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 7 a.m.-3 p.m., 4 p.m.- 9 p.m. Fri. Carry out and catering available. STARBUCKS: Inside Barnes & Noble, 475-1054; 504 N. Green River Road, 476-7385; 6401 E. Lloyd Exp., Ste. 16, 401-1771; 4650 First Ave., 421-0461; 7755 Fruitwood Drive, Newburgh, 858-0234. Items $2-$10. Hours vary by location. All locations carry the full line of Starbucks coffees, cheesecakes, cookies, brownies. WIRED COFFEEHOUSE: 111 N. W. Fourth St., 962-4252. Muffins, rice crispy treats, candy, espressos, coffee. Meals $3. Open 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Pizzerias Big M’s Pizzeria: 1424 N. Main St., 434-6909. A traditional pizzeria with

strombolis, lasagna, breadsticks, and chicken wings. Offers carryout and delivery. Meals: Lunch $5 and dinner $10-$20. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., until midnight Fri. and Sat., and 2-10 p.m. Sun. (except during football season: Sun. hours are noon-10 p.m.). BOOGIE’S PIZZA: 506 E. Fourth St., Mount Vernon, Ind., 838-5000. Pizza, sandwiches, pasta, soups, and desserts. Average meal: $10. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri., 4-10 p.m. Sat. Closed Sun. Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe: 222 E. Columbia St., 425-2515. Soups, salads, sandwiches, double-decker pizzas. Meals $7-$10. Kitchen open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., noon to midnight Fri.-Sun. Reservations OK. Smoking facility. GREEK’S PIZZERIA: 240 S. Green River Road, 402-4733. Pizza, pasta, and sandwiches. Open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. HOMETOWN PIZZA: 403 W. Highway 68, Haubstadt, Ind., 753-1115. Specialty pizzas, pizzas made-to-order, stromboli, ham and cheese, calzones, hot wings, salad, ice cream. Lunch buffet 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon., Wed.-Fri., night buffet 4-10 p.m. Mon., Wed.-Fri., noon-10 p.m. Sat.-Sun. No credit cards. LITTLE CAESARS: 2007 Washington Ave., 471-5755. 7755 B Fruitwood Lane, Newburgh, Ind., 858-2984. A variety of pizzas and breads, including cheese bread, pepperoni cheese bread, and crazy bread. Large pizzas $5-$10. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., noon-10 p.m. Sun. MAMA ROMA’S PIZZA & WINGS EXPRESS: 2008 E. Morgan Ave., 422-1212. Pizza, wings, salad, other entrees. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Old Chicago: 6550 E. Lloyd Exp., 401-1400. Pizza, pasta, sandwiches, soups, World Beer Tour featuring 129 beers. Meals $9-$12. Carryout available. Open 11-2 a.m. Mon.-Sun. No checks. Papa John’s Pizza: 4814 W. Lloyd Exp. (West Side), 423-7272; 5436 E. Indiana St. (East Side), 473-5200; 3955 Haley Drive (Newburgh), 858-7272; 303 N. Weinbach Ave. (UE area), 477-7700; 4204 N. First Ave. (North Side), 425-2345; 2449 Frederica St. (Owensboro), 270-684-3300; 26 S. Green St. (Henderson), 270-826-4444. Pizza, cheese sticks, bread sticks, chicken strips, hot wings. Most meals $12. Carryout or delivery. Open 10 a.m.-12:30 a.m. Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-1:30 a.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-12 a.m. Sun. PAPA MURPHY’S: 5435 Pearl Drive, 401-9191; 4827 Davis Lant Drive, 4917272; 4202B N. First Ave., 437-6767; 779 S. Green River Road, 4028686; 4222 Bell Road, Newburgh, 853-7272. Rancher pizza, cowboy pizza, Hawaiian pizza, stuffed pizza, and more. Average meal: $10. Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Pizza Chef: Highway 261, at Newburgh Plaza, Ind., 853-3338. Pizza, baked Italian entrees, sandwiches, salad bar, hot food bar. Weekly specials. Most meals $5-$7. Open 3-10:30 p.m. Mon., 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., 10:30 a.m.-midnight Fri.-Sat., 3-10 p.m. Sun. Reservations for party room only. PIZZA KING: (dine-in facilities) 220 N. St. Joseph Ave., 424-7976, open 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; Highway 66 at Highway 261, Newburgh, 853-3368, open 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.Thurs., 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.; 1033 S. Weinbach Ave., 476-4941, open 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Tues., 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Wed.-Thurs., 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Pizza, baked strombolitype sandwiches. Pizza priced by size and toppings. Meals starting at $3.99. No reservations. PIZZA OVEN: 5806 Stringtown Road, 425-1455. Pizza, stromboli sandwiches, Texas barbecue sandwiches. Average pizza: $10.50. Open 4-9:30 p.m. daily. No orders taken after 9:25 p.m. Roca Bar and Pizza: 1618 S. Kentucky Ave., 422-7782. Sandwiches, salads, pasta entrees, pizza, steaks, chicken. Average meal $8.50. Open 4-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 4-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., closed Sun. Roca Bar North: 12301 Highway 41 N., 868-8898. Pizza, salad, sandwiches, and entrees. Average meal: $6-$15. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. Rounders Pizza: 510 W. Mill Road, 424-4960; 12731 N. Green River Road, 867-7172. Specialty pizzas including the Nameless Special, a pie with the tomato sauce on top, and the Bavarian, a pie served with a condiment, mustard. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tues.-Fri., noon-10 p.m. Sat., 4-10 p.m. Sun. Closed Mon. SAM’S PIZZERIA: 2011 W. Delaware St., 423-3160. Pizza, sandwiches, calzones, breadsticks. Open 11 a.m.-midnight Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Fri.-Sat., 4-10 p.m. Sun. No credit cards.

SAMUEL’S PLACE: 518 Main St., New Harmony, Ind., 682-3001. Italian-

inspired cuisine including hand-tossed pizza, pasta, calzones, sandwiches, salads. Meals: $5-$10. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Sandy’s Pizza: 609 S. Main St., Fort Branch, 753-3972. Pizza, strombolis, sandwiches, spaghetti. Open 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 4-11 p.m. Sat.-Sun. (10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. lunch buffet) Wednesday Smorgasbord. Reservations OK for parties. Dine-in, carryout and delivery. Spankey’s Una Pizza: 714 N. Sonntag Ave., 402-6776. A pizza joint with a variety of specialty pizzas such as The Westsider with an assortment of meat toppings, and the Alfredo Chicken Bacon. Prices: $5$12. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. TALK OF THE TOWN PIZZA: 1200 Edgar St., 402-8696. Pizza, adult beverages, and more. Meal price $8-$12. Open 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 4 p.m.-10:30 p.m. daily. The Slice: 2011 Lincoln Ave., 402-8518. Pizza by the slice or pie. Nontraditional varieties. Baked sandwiches, salads. Slices $1.25-$2.50; pies $8-$16. Open 11 a.m. daily. Reservations OK. Turoni’s Forget-Me-Not-Inn: 4 N. Weinbach Ave., 477-7500. Pizza, salads, sandwiches. Most meals under $10. Open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., until midnight Fri., noon-midnight Sat., 4-11 p.m. Sun. No weekend reservations. Turoni’s Pizzery and Brewery: 408 N. Main St., 424-9873; 8011 Bell Oaks Drive, Newburgh, 490-5555. Pizza, salads, sandwiches, fresh-brewed beers. Most meals under $10. Open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., until midnight Fri., noon-midnight Sat., 4-11 p.m. Sun. No weekend reservations.

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burgers, fries, and more. Meals $5. Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat., noon-8 p.m. Sun. CAFÉ 111: 111 S. Green River Road, 401-8111. Soups, salads, deli sandwiches, chicken salad, pasta salad. Lunch: $7.50. Open 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Mon.Fri. Closed Sat.-Sun. CAFÉ COURT (RIDGWAY UNIVERSITY CENTER): 1800 Lincoln Ave., 488-2951. Deli shop, SubConnection; hamburger joint, Grill 155; home-style stop, Charleston Market; international location, Fusion; Italian eatery, LaVincita; and smoothie place, Freshens. Meals $6.95. Open 7-9:30 a.m. (breakfast), 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (lunch), 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. (dinner) Mon.-Fri. The Carousel: 5115 Monroe Ave., 479-6388. Classic American cuisine. Average meal $6. Open 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sun. Reservations for large groups. The Carriage Inn: 103 Gibson St., Haubstadt, Ind., 768-6131. Plate lunches, sandwiches, soups, salads, steaks, assorted dinner entrees. Meals $2.50-$12. Open 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., until 10 p.m. Fri., 4-10 p.m. Sat. Closed Sun.-Mon. Reservations OK. Charlie & Barney’s: 1801 W. Franklin Ave., 423-5355. Grill items, burgers, soup, chili, plate lunches, daily specials. Meals $5-$10. Open 9 a.m.10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 9-midnight Fri.-Sat. H Cheddar’s: (Restaurant Opened in 2012, 2013) 2100 N. Green River Road, 491-9976. Garden-fresh salads, homemade soups, and varied entrée selections including pasta, lemon pepper chicken, and tilapia. Meals: $7-$12. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. CHEESEBURGER IN PARADISE: 8301 Eagle Lake Drive, 475-1074. Cheeseburger in Paradise burger, mushroom Swiss burger, Costa Rican steak wrap, jerk chicken wrap, and more. Meals $9-$15. Open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon-Thurs., 11 a.m.-midnight Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun. CHILI’s GRILL & BAR: 600 N. Green River Road, 475-1510. Big Mouth Burgers, baby back ribs, fajitas, steaks, sandwiches, salads, appetizers, desserts. Dine-in or carryout. Meals $5-$15. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Reservations OK. No checks. Cleavers: 5501 E Indiana St., 473-0001. A casual restaurant serving sandwiches including pulled pork, Chicago-style Italian beef, pork loin, and steak. Meals: $7. Seating up to 75 or carryout. Open 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs, until 1 a.m. Fri.-Sat., until 8 p.m. Sun. Serves breakfast from 7-11 a.m. Sat.-Sun.

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461-0100. Ice cream and frozen treats. Average item $4.39. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. noon-10 p.m. Sun. (Hours change by season.) No checks. Cracker Barrel: 8215 Eagle Lake Drive, 479-8788. Classic American cuisine. Most meals under $10. Open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., until 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. No reservations. Cross-Eyed Cricket: 2201 W. Lloyd Exp., 422-6464. Traditional American cuisine. Meals $5-$7. Open 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sun. No reservations. Culver’s: 1734 Hirschland Road, 437-3333. ButterBurgers and frozen custard. Meals $5-$8. Open 10:15 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. CUP & CHAUCER CAFÉ: 200 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 402-6631. Ready-to-go sandwiches, paninis, salads, snacks, coffee, and specialty beverages. Meals $6. Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.5 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sun. Daily’s Annex Bakery and Cafe: 701 N. Main St., 423-0320. Homemade soups, deli hot panini sandwiches, pastries galore. Meals: Under $7. Open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Lunch served 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Closed Sun. and Mon. DEF CAFÉ: 417 N. Weinbach Ave., 618-0219 (video phone), 491-6036. Espressos, lattes, cappuccinos, and mochas; plus a variety of teas, wraps, and breakfast foods. Meals $5. Open 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Tues. and Thurs.-Fri., until noon Wed. Denny’s Classic Diner: 5212 Weston Road, 424-4472; U.S. 41 N. at I-64, 867-7156. Classic American cuisine. Meals $3-$7. Open 24 hours. No reservations. Denny’s Restaurant: 351 N. Green River Road, 473-1063; 4310 U.S. 41 N., 423-9459. Classic American cuisine. Meals $4-$7. Open 24 hours. No reservations. Downtown Diner: 122 First St., Henderson, Ky., 270-827-9671. Classic American breakfasts, soups, salads, sandwiches, plate lunches. Breakfast $3. Lunch $5. Open 6 a.m.-2:30 p.m. daily. No reservations. Nonsmoking facility. Ellis Park: U.S. Highway 41 N., Henderson, Ky., 425-1456 or 800-333-8110. Clubhouse dining Thurs.-Sun. year-round. Sky Theatre open during live racing, July-September. Weekend reservations recommended during live racing. FEED MILL RESTAURANT & BAR: 3541 Highway 60 E., Morganfield, Ky., 270389-0047. Spicy Cajun turkey sandwich, homemade baked beans, catfish po-boy, baby-back ribs, cheeseburgers, and more. Average

meal $8. Open 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., until 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat.

Firehouse Subs: 1031 N. Green River Road, 477-2141. Hot and cold subs

with toppings such as smoked turkey, sliced chicken, veggie, and white chicken salad. Meal: $6-$8. Hours: 10:30 a.m-9 p.m. SundayThursday; until 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. H Five Guys Burgers and Fries: (Burger, 2013) 5402 E. Indiana St., 812401-1773. Burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, and Cajun fries. Meals: $5. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. every day. Skip the line and order online. FRANK JR.’S BARBEQUE & CATERING: 3012 Covert Ave., 475-9880. Barbecue, ribs, baked mac & cheese, chess pie. Average lunch: $4. Average dinner: $7. Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wed.-Sat., closed Sun.-Mon. Limited seating, carry-out, and lunch delivery available. No credit cards accepted. G.D. RITZY’S: Three Evansville locations: 4810 University Drive, 4258700; 4320 N. First Ave., 421-1300; 601 N. Green River Road, 474-6259. Grilled hamburgers, grilled chicken, chicken strips, kids meal, hot dogs, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, ultra-thin shoe-string style french fries, old-fashioned ice-cream, milk shakes. Average meal $5.25. Open 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., until 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. No checks. The Grand Buffet: 1356 N. Green River Road, 476-6666. An international buffet including Japanese, Chinese, and American cuisine. Open 11 a.m.- 9:30 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Gasthoff Amish Village: County Road 650 E., off Hwy. 50, Montgomery, Ind., 486-4900. Amish-style buffet. Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.Thurs., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. Reservations OK. GATOR’S HOT FISH HOUSE: 1203 N. Main St., 402-7775. Icelandic cod, catfish, pork chops, burgers. Meals $5-$8. Open 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri. No checks. GATTITOWN: 316 N. Green River Road, 473-3800. Buffet-style pizzas, pastas, salads, and desserts. Buffet with drink $9. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun. Gemeca Inn: 802 E. Locust St., Fort Branch, 753-4441. Steaks, chicken, seafood entrees, soups, salads, vegetable side dishes. Meals $12-$15. Open 4-10 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Reservations OK. Gene’s Restaurant and Barbecue: 1095 N. Green St., Henderson, Ky., 270-827-8576. Country breakfasts, soups, salads, sandwiches, plate lunches, fiddlers, barbecued pork, ribs, chicken, mutton, steak, chops. Average breakfast $4; average lunch and dinner $5.50. Open 5:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat., until 6 p.m. Sun. No reservations.

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Dining Directory Golden Corral Family Steak House: 130 N. Cross Pointe Blvd., 473-1095.

Delicious, fully-stocked buffet. Open 10:45 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mon.Thurs.; 7:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sun. 1770 S. Green St., Henderson, 270-869-9310. Large buffet selections, steaks, shrimp, chicken. Breakfast 7:30-11 a.m. Sat.-Sun., lunch 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; dinner 4-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 4-11 p.m. Sun. Breakfast and lunch $7.09, dinner during the week $9.59, dinner Fri.-Sun. $9.99. The Granola Jar Café & Bakery: 1033 Mount Pleasant Road, 437-1899. Specializes in housemade granola, breads, vegetarian, vegan options. Open 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri., closed Sat. and Sun. HARBOR BAY: 4428 N. First Ave., 423-0050; 4706 Morgan Ave., 402-5122. Seafood, steak, and chicken dishes including crab legs, oysters on the half shell, gumbo and chowder, and grilled and fried fish. Average meal $6-$13. Open 11 a.m. daily. HAWG ‘N’ SAUCE: 6580 Leonard Road, Mount Vernon, Ind., 838-5339. Barbecue entrees and home-style side dishes. Meal: $8. Open 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. The Hornet’s Nest: Old Petersburg Road (at Boonville-New Harmony Road), Earle, 867-2386. Soups, sandwiches, salads, daily lunch specials, steaks, seafood, chicken. Sunday buffet 11 a.m.-2 p.m., $9. Family-style meals for parties of 15 or more, weeknights only, $11. Meals $6-$13. Kitchen open 11 a.m. daily, closes 9 p.m. Mon.-Wed., 10 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m. Sun. Reservations OK. No checks. Hot Heads Burrito: 5625 Pearl Drive, 437-5010. Burritos, salad bowls, tacos, nachos, quesadillas to order with meat options including chicken, steak, pork, barbacoa, and taco meat. $7. 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Wed., until midnight Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun. House of Como: 2700 S. Kentucky Ave., 422-0572. Baked chicken dishes, lamb chops, fish entrees, and oversized steaks. $15. 4-9 p.m. Tues.Thurs.; until 9:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Inlumi Café & Bakery: 4833 State Road 261, Newburgh, Ind. Various international dishes plus traditional country-style breakfasts and contemporary lunches. Can host private events and parties of up to 70. Breakfast: $6-$8; Lunch: $8-$10. Open 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. J. Gumbo’s: 1211 N. Tutor Lane, 473-2951. Cajun and Creole classics such as gumbo, jambalaya, and bumblebee stew. Meals: $7. Open 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. Mon.- Sat. and noon-7 p.m. Sun. Jake’s Wayback Burgers: 115 Cross Pointe Blvd., 475-9272. Burgers, hot dogs, and hand-dipped thick milkshakes. Meals: $4-$6. Shakes: $3.

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Jeanne’s Gelato and More: 2003 Lincoln Ave., 479-8272. Variety of

gelato flavors: peanut butter, pumpkin, bubble gum, and more. Sandwiches, soups, salads, coffees, cookies, and smoothies. Meals: $5-$7. Open 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun. Just Rennie’s Cookie Co.: 102 S.E. Fourth St., 490-8098. Gourmet lunches, chicken salad sandwiches, club wraps, cookies. Meals $5-$7. Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri., closed Sat.-Sun. Knotty Pine Café: 500 N. Main St., 423-0014. Country cooking, fried chicken, chicken and dumplings, burgers, breakfast specials. Meals $4-$8. Open 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. Breakfast served all day except Sun. No credit cards. Checks OK. LIBBY AND MOM’S: 1307 N. Heidelbach Ave., 437-3040. Home-cooked meals for breakfast and lunch. Average meal $5. Open 5:30 a.m.- 8 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 5:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat., Closed Sun. Log Inn: Warrenton Road (at Old State Road), 867-3216. Fried chicken, ham, roast beef, fiddlers, served family-style for parties of three or more. Dinner $9.75 per person (children 4-12, $4.75). Open 4-9 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., until 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Reservations OK. No credit cards. Logan’s Roadhouse: 1 N. Burkhardt Road, 471-8403; 5645 Pearl Drive, 421-0908. American fare including handcut steaks, baby-back ribs, mesquite-grilled chicken, appetizers, salads, seafood. Average lunch $8. Average dinner $13. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Reservations OK. No checks. Logsdon’s Restaurant: 1206 E. Main St., Boonville, Ind., 897-8813. Casual, family dining with tasty, home-style dishes including barbecue pork chops, fried chicken, and chicken and dumplings. Completely smoke-free. Meals: $10. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri. and Sat.; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun. Longhorn Steakhouse: 320 N. Green River Road, 473-2400. Steak, chicken, ribs, seafood, sandwiches, burgers. Prices for entrees range from $12-$22. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri. and Sat. MAJOR MUNCH: 101 N.W. First St., 437-2363. Cheeseburgers, chili, grilled chicken sandwiches, grilled cheese, hot dogs. Meals: $5-$7. Open Mon.-Fri. for breakfast 7-10 a.m.; lunch 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., until 8 p.m. Fri. Marx BBQ: 3119 W. Maryland St., 425-1616. Barbecue chicken, pork, ribs. Weekday specials. Meals $5-$10. Open 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Tues.-Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. No reservations.

MAX & ERMA’S: 421 N.W. Riverside Drive (inside Casino Aztar), 433-4258.

Burgers, sandwiches, steaks, pasta dishes. Average dinner $12. Average lunch $6. Open 10:30 a.m.-midnight daily, bar open until 1 a.m. Fri.-Sat. No checks. Maxine’s Café and Bakery: 1322 N. Green River Road, 473-3663. Featuring gourmet salads, soups daily, vegan, vegetarian dishes and desserts. Average meal $7. Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat. No reservations. Merry-Go-Round Restaurant: 2101 Fares Ave., 423-6388. Traditional American cuisine. Lunch $5-$7. Dinner $6-$9. Open 6:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Mon.-Sat. No credit cards. Meals and More: 7801 Bussing Ave. (inside Evansville Regional Airport), 423-1113. Traditional American fare. Meals $5-$10. Open 5 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Sun. Weekend hours often extended. Mojo’s BoneYard Sports Bar & Grille: 4920 Bellemeade Ave., 4758593. Bar food including chicken wings, burgers, and strombolis. Meals: $5-$10. Open 4-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., until 1 a.m. Friday, noon-1 a.m. Saturday, and noon-11 p.m. Sunday. Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn: 2840 W. Parrish Ave., Owensboro, Ky., 800322-8989. Barbecue chicken, ribs, pork, mutton, beef, fiddlers, ham, burgoo, sandwiches. Dinner $7-$11. Open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., until 9:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. The New Harmony Inn & Conference Center: 504 North St., New Harmony, Ind., 682-4491 or 800-782-8605. Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. lunch, 5-9 p.m. dinner Mon.-Thurs.; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. lunch, 5-10 p.m. dinner Fri.; 7 a.m.-2 p.m. breakfast/lunch, 5-10 p.m. dinner Sat.; 7 a.m.-2 p.m. breakfast/lunch, 5-8 p.m. dinner Sun. Reservations OK. NISBET INN: 6701 Nisbet Station Road, Haubstadt, Ind., 963-9305. Homemade soups, desserts, barbecue. Lunch $6. Dinner $12. Open 10 a.m.9 p.m. Tues.-Sat., closed Sun.-Mon. Reservations OK. O’Charley’s: 7301 E. Indiana St., 479-6632; 5125 Pearl Drive (at Red Bank Road and Lloyd Expressway), 424-3348. Soups, salads, sandwiches, dinner entrees. Meals $8-$15. Open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun. No weekend reservations. Old Mill: 5031 New Harmony Road, 963-6000. Steaks, chicken, catchof-the-day, sandwiches, soups, salads. Meals $7-$14. Seafood buffet Fri., $13; Land and Sea buffet Sat., $14. Kitchen open 4-10 p.m. Mon.Thurs., 4-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun. Reservations OK. Orange Leaf: 701 N. Burkhardt Road, 401-5215. Up to 70 flavors of yogurt including gingerbread, eggnog, snickerdoodle, and red velvet. Pay by the weight. Open daily from 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

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Outback Steakhouse: 7201 E. Indiana St., 474-0005. Specialty steaks,

chicken, seafood entrees, salads, vegetable side dishes. Meals $14$18. Open 4-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 4-11 p.m. Fri., 3:30-11 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. Call ahead for seating. No checks. OV WATER SPORTS GRILL: 1801 Waterworks Road, 425-1912. Burgers, hot dogs, gyros, small pizzas, fish dishes, and cold drinks. Meal: $5. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sun. Open seasonally. Paradise Pavilion Restaurant: 6299 Oak Grove Road, Newburgh, 858-7931. Full bar and Friday night seafood buffet. Steak, seafood, chicken, soups, salads, dessert. Kids menu. Open daily at 5 p.m. The Pie Pan: 905 North Park Drive, 425-2261. Traditional American cuisine. Average breakfast $3. Plate lunch $4.25. Homemade pies sold by the slice and by the whole pie. Open 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat., until 2 p.m. Sun. No reservations. No credit cards. Pita Pit: 1211 Tutor Lane, 402-6205. Flatbread pita sandwiches with choices of chicken, steak, turkey, prime rib, gyro, ham, tuna, veggie, vegan, and more. $3.50-$6.75. 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; until 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. The Pointe: 830 LST Drive, 425-4840. Sandwiches, wraps, tacos, hot dogs, and ice cream. Average meal: $6-$7. Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. every day. Bar available from 4 p.m.-12 a.m. every day. POP’S GRILL AND OLD FASHIONED ICE CREAM SHOP: 516 S. Main St., New Harmony, Ind., 682-3880. 1950s and ’60s-inspired diner era fare: hot dogs, burgers, ice cream treats, and dinner specials. Average meal $5$15. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun-Mon. Rafferty’s: 1400 N. Green River Road, 471-0024. Soups, salads, sandwiches, dinner entrees. Lunch under $10. Dinner $7-$17. Open 11 a.m.10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., until 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. No reservations. No checks. Ralph’s Hickory Pit: 739 N. Green St., Henderson, Ky., 270-826-5656. Breakfast available daily. Barbecued mutton, pork, ribs, chicken, beef, turkey, ham, vegetable, salad side dishes. Open for breakfast 6 a.m. daily. Closes 7:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 7 p.m. Sun. Reservations OK. Red Lobster: 4605 Bellemeade Ave., 477-9227. Soups, salads, sandwiches, seafood entrees, fresh-catch, daily specials. Meals $8-$18. Open 11 a.m. daily. Closes 10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. No reservations. No checks. RED ROBIN: 6636 E. Lloyd Expressway, 473-4100. A variety of hamburgers including the “Banzai Burger,” the “Royal Red Robin Burger,” and the “Whiskey River BBQ Burger.” Full bar menu. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. The Red Wagon: 6950 Frontage Road, Poseyville, Ind., 874-2221. Catfish, oyster, shrimp scampi, and grilled salmon. Meals: $9. Open 6 a.m.9 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., until 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Bar open 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., until 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat.. Riverside Cookery: 421 N.W. Riverside Drive, 433-4227. Located in Casino Aztar’s Riverfront Pavilion and offers dishes including jambalaya, frog legs, and fresh Florida alligator. Meals: $8-$10. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., until 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. RIVERVIEW BY FIREFLY: 1 Main St., 464-8439. Located in Old National Bank. Southern fare and down-home country food. Meal: $5-$7. Open 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri. ROOKIES SPORTS BAR & RESTAURANT: 117 S. Second St., Henderson, Ky., 270-826-1106. Angus beef steaks, seafood, pasta, chicken, sandwiches, Arabian salad. Meals $9-$15. Kitchen open 4-10 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Reservations OK. Non-smoking facility. Salad World: 3311 N. Green River Road, 471-5083; 4951 W. Lloyd Exp., 467-7486; 200 Main St., 422-0777; 601 E. Boonville New Harmony Road, 867-2741. Soups, grilled appetizers, wraps, grilled pitas, sandwiches, full entrees. Average meal $5-$7. Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Closed Sun. No checks. Shoney’s: 2452 U.S. 41 N., Henderson, Ky., 270-826-2214. Breakfast buffet 6-11 a.m. Mon.-Fri., $5; until 2 p.m. Sat.-Sun., $6. Salad and hot bar open 11 a.m.-closing Mon.-Fri., until 2 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Late-night breakfast buffet open 9 p.m.-midnight Fri.-Sat. Lunch $5-$7. Dinner $7-$9. Restaurant closes 10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., midnight Fri.-Sat. Reservations OK. No checks. Show-Me’s Restaurant: 5501 Pearl Drive, 402-7100; 1700 Morgan Center Drive, 401-7469. Wings, burgers, chicken breasts, crab legs. Average meal $7. Open 11-3 a.m. daily. Shyler’s Bar-B-Q: 405 S. Green River Road, 476-4599. Memphis-style barbecue pork, chicken, beef, pork ribs. Lunches $4-$6, dinners $7$10. Open daily 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Catering available. No reservations. SILVER BELL RESTAURANT: 4424 St. Wendel Road, 963-0944. Sandwiches, salad bar, steaks, fiddlers, pizza, vegetable side dishes. Family-style fried chicken dinner specials. Meals $5-$10. Kitchen open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Sun. Reservations OK. Sirloin Stockade: 4610 Bellemeade Ave., 473-0300. Steakhouse and buffet. Prices under $10. Southern Ride BBQ: 1023 Church St., New Harmony, Ind., 682-4227. Barbecue nachos, pulled chicken, loaded potato soup, and delicious pork platters. For carry out, enjoy pulled pork, chicken, ribs, and beef by the pound. Meals: $7-$9. 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; until 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; until 7 p.m. Sunday.

SPUDZ-N-STUFF: 5225 Pearl Drive, 402-8287; 815 S. Green River Road, 888-

620-9687; 101 N.W. 1st St., 402-7555; 192 Gardenmile Road, Henderson, Ky., 270-212-1777. Steak potatoes, steak fajitas, chicken and mushroom potatoes, taco potatoes, pitas, and more. Meals $7. Open 10:30 a.m.9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs, 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun. Steak And Take Grill: 4946 State Highway 261, Newburgh, Ind., 8537500. All meats are butchered daily with dishes including a meatball sandwich, a 14-ounce rib-eye steak, salmon, and shrimp and beef kabobs. Meals: $9. Open 4-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, until 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Available for carry-out and delivery. Steak ‘N Shake: 7929 E. Lloyd Exp., 475-1400, open 6 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun.Thurs., until midnight Fri.-Sat.; 4850 W. Lloyd Exp., 424-8526, open 24 hours. Burgers, sandwiches, fries, chili, fried chicken strips, salads, desserts. Breakfast served midnight-11 a.m. daily. Average meal $5. No reservations. No checks. Steeplechase Restaurant: 4101 U.S. Highway 41 N. (at the Clarion Inn), 4246400. Full breakfast buffet and dinner. Open 6 a.m.-10 a.m. Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-11 a.m. Sat.-Sun., 5-10 p.m. Mon.-Sun. No lunch served on weekends. STEPTO’S BAR-B-Q SHACK: 4430 First Ave., 401-8BBQ. Ribs, pulled pork smoked barbecue, grilled chicken, variety of side dishes. Average lunch $5. Average dinner $8. Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.9 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun. No checks. Stoll’s Country Inn: 19820 Castle Creek Drive, 867-7730. Lunch buffet $7.50. Dinner buffet $8.50. Breakfast buffet (Sat.-Sun. only) $6.50. Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri., 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat., 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun. Sweet CeCe’s: 8680 High Pointe Drive, Newburgh, Ind., 853-5276; 4827 Davis Lant Road, Suite B, 477-5276. Custom creations made with a choice of eight frozen yogurt flavors, including fat-free, non-dairy, and low-sugar options. Toppings include candy, cookies, and fresh fruit. Priced by weight; average frozen yogurt dessert is $3-$4. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., noon-8 p.m. Sun. Temptations Buffet: 421 N.W. Riverside Drive, inside Casino Aztar Hotel, 433-6059. Breakfast served daily, 6-10:30 a.m.; lunch served daily, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Texas Roadhouse: 7900 Eagle Crest Blvd., 477-7427. Ribs, steaks, side items, fresh baked bread. Meals $9-$12. Catering services also available. Open 4-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun. No checks. TF Ice Cream: 1002 E. Walnut St., Boonville, Ind., 812-715-3367. Ice cream, sherbet, and more. Price: $0.75 baby cone-$1.75 large cake cone.

Open 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Mon.-Thurs. and Sun., 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. TGI Friday’s: 800 N. Green River Road (in Eastland Mall food court), 491-8443. Specialty salads, sandwiches, burgers, steaks, chicken, pasta, seafood entrees. Meals $6-$14. Open 11-midnight Sun.-Wed., 11-1 a.m. Thurs.-Sat. No reservations. No checks. THE TIN FISH: 300 W. Jennings St., inside Jennings Station in Newburgh, 490-7000. Fresh fish flown in daily, clam chowder, gumbo, salads, sandwiches. Open Mon.-Sun. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Average meal $10. No checks. The Trophy Club: at Indiana Downs, 5480 Indiana St., 473-8910. Sandwiches, soup, salads. Average meal $7. Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun.Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. No checks. TOUCH OF HOME CAFÉ: 209 E. Water St., on the riverfront in Mount Vernon, Ind., 831-3655. Unique sandwiches, specializing in the Cuban, Krispy Kreme Burger, soups and salads. Home cooked daily specials: salmon patties, Beef Manhattan, roasted pork loins, mini-meatloaves. Average meal: $6. Open 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Vecchio’s Italian Market and Delicatessen: 14 W. Jennings St., Newburgh, Ind., 490-7879. Italian sandwiches, imported cheeses and meats, Italian soups, and more. Meal: $6.50. Open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. Wiley’s Café and Bakery: 115 First St., Henderson, Ky., 270-827-1500. Breakfast and lunch items ranging from 1-inch thick quiche to a variety of salads and sandwiches. Most meals around $5. Café open 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Mon.-Fri. with takeout until 6 p.m. Open Sat. 8 a.m.4p.m. WILSON’S GENERAL STORE & CAFÉ: 11120 Broadway Ave., 985-0202. Smoky barbecue menu. 4-8 p.m. Wed.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.2 p.m. Sun. No checks. Wolf’s Barbecue: 6600 N. First Ave., 424-8891. Barbecued pork, chicken, beef, pork ribs, large variety of vegetable side dishes, homemade soup, chili. Lunch $6-$8. Dinner $8-$12. Open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.Thurs., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sun. Reservations OK. Wolf’s Restaurant & Tavern: 31 N. Green St., Henderson, Ky., 270212-1151. Steak, seafood, chicken, salads, sandwiches. Lunch $5-$10. Dinner $8-$12. Open 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Reservations OK. Nonsmoking facility. YWCA Tea Room by Mary and Martha’s: 118 Vine St., 422-6922. Soup, salad, and soda combos and daily hot specials that include Monday meatloaf, Tuesday pot roast, Wednesday roasted chicken with January | February 2013 101

Dining Directory mushroom gravy, Thursday smothered pork chop, and Friday fish. Meals: $7.99. Hours: 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. ZESTO: 102 W. Franklin St., 424-1416. Hamburgers, fish and chicken sandwiches, tenderloins, soups, and ice cream. Average meal $5. Open 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 9:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. Zoup! Fresh Soup Company: 6240 E. Virginia St., 477-2664; 4660 N. First Ave., 423-1800. Soups, salads, and desserts. Low-fat, vegetarian, dairy-free, and gluten-free options. Meals $6.50. Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. (until 7 p.m. at North Side location).

Ethnic Asian/Oriental CANTON INN: 947 North Park Drive, 428-6611. Appetizers, soups, poultry,

beef, pork, seafood dishes. Average lunch $6. Average dinner $8. Lunch buffet $5.83, Mon.-Sat. evening and Sun. $7.42. Lunch buffet 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.- 8:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Dinner buffet 5-8:30 p.m. Reservations OK. CHARLIE’S MONGOLIAN BARBEQUE: 315 E. Diamond Ave., 423-9897. Large selection of Asian-style vegetables and meats cooked on a hot griddle while you watch. Lunch $5. Dinner $6. Salad and dessert bar $2. Open 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. No checks. China King: 590 E. Diamond Ave., 423-1896. Traditional Chinese entrees. Average meal $6.50. Open 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.10 p.m. Sun. China Super Buffet: 127 N. Burkhardt Road, 476-8788. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Lunch: $6.75; Dinner: $8.99; Sunday: $8.99. China Village: 8423 Bell Oaks Center, Newburgh, Ind., 858-8238. Open Sun.-Sat. Lunch 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Dinner 5-8:30 p.m. Buffet $7.25. CHINATOWN BUFFET: 5435 Pearl Drive, 425-8146. Chinese buffet with several extras including mussels, dim sum, and sushi. Lunch 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sun., $5. Dinner 4-8:30 p.m. Sun.Thurs., until 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $7. Chopstick House Restaurant: 5412 E. Indiana St., 473-5551. Chinese buffet. Lunch $4.75. Dinner $7.25. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Sun. Crazy Buffet: 701 N. Burkhardt Road, 437-8803. Chinese buffet. Open for lunch 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Dinner: 3:30-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., until 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. FUJI YAMA: 915 North Park Drive, 962-4440. Soups, salads, noodles, rice, sushi, hand rolls, chicken, beef, shrimp dishes. Lunch $6-$10. Dinner $10-$15. Lunch 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Dinner 4-10 p.m. Mon.-Sun. Reservations OK. No checks. Ginmiya Asian Diner: 4827 Davis Lant Drive, Suite F, 471-8100. Asian cuisine includling hibachi dinners, sweet and sour chicken, sushi, and teriyaki dishes. 11 a.m.-10:15 p.m. Monday-Thursday; until 10:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday; until 10:15 p.m. Sunday. Golden Buddha: 3221 Taylor Ave., 473-4855; 5066 SR 261, Newburgh, 853-2680. Lunch $4.25. Dinner $7.25. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri., 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat., 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. GRACIE’S CHINESE CUISINE: 12500 U.S. Highway 41 N., 868-8888. Lunch buffet $5.25. Dinner buffet $7.45, $8.45 on weekends. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily. Reservations OK. IWATAYA JAPANESE RESTAURANT: 8401 N. Kentucky Ave. (at Mount Pleasant Road), 868-0830. Traditional Japanese dishes, sushi menu. Lunch $7-15. Lunch 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Dinner $11-$25. Dinner 5-9:20 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Reservations OK. No checks. Janbo Restaurant: 4500 W. Lloyd Exp., 422-8289. Hunan, Szechuan, Cantonese, Mandarin cuisine. Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun., Closed Mon. Jaya’s Restaurant: 119 S.E. Fourth St., 422-6667. Authentic Korean cui-

Arranged by Category sine and sushi. Lunch $5-$7. Dinner $7-$10. Lunch hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Dinner hours: 5-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., until 10 p.m. Fri.Sat. Closed Sun. Reservations OK. KanPai: 4593 Washington Ave., 471-7076. International fare, Japanese sushi bar, beer, wine, sake. Lunch $6-$9. Dinner $10-$20. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. No checks. Lincoln Garden: 2001 Lincoln Ave., 471-8881. Chinese appetizers, soups, lunch platters and entrees including crab Rangoon and General Tso’s chicken. Average price $6. Hours 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., until 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun.; lunch special $4.99. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sushi to go. Lucky Dragon Chinese Restaurant: 4313 E. Morgan Ave., 479-5006. Average meal $8. Open 4:30-8 p.m. Mon., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat., noon-8 p.m. Sun. No checks. MANDARIN GARDEN: 2013 N. Green River Road, 476-7088. Lunch buffet $5. Evening buffet $6-$8. Seafood buffet Fri.-Sat. Carryout, private parties available. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sun. Reservations OK. No checks. Nagasaki Inn, Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar: 5720 Virginia St., 473-1442. Meals $8-$14. Sushi priced separately. Open 4-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 4-10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 4-9:30 p.m. Sun. Lunch is served daily from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Reservations OK. No checks. Roppongi Japanese Steak & Sushi: 7221 E. Indiana St., 437-5824. Sushi, filet mignon, New York strips, and hibachi. Meals: $10 lunch; $15-$20 dinner. Lunch hours: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Dinner hours: 4-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; until 10:30 p.m. Fri. 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday.; until 9 p.m. Sunday. Full bar. Shing Lee: 215 Main St., 464-2769. Cantonese menu. Average lunch $4. Average dinner under $10. Lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri., dinner 4:30-8 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., until 9 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Reservations OK. No checks. Taste of China: 4579 University Drive, 422-1260. Open 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat., until 9 p.m. Sun. Lunch $3.95. Dinner $6.25. No checks. Teppanyaki Grill & Supreme Grill: 201 B. N. Green River Road, 4746660. Asian buffet. Lunch: $6.99; Dinner: $9.99. 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sun.-Thurs.; until 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Thai Chow, oriental foods: Route 1, Fort Branch, Ind., 753-3878. Classic Thai food. Meals $7-$10. Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri., until 6 p.m. Sat. Reservations OK. No credit cards. THAI PAPAYA CUISINE: 6240C E. Virginia St., 477-8424. Authentic Thai cuisine, including phad Thai, papaya salad, spicy prawn soup, and satay. Meals $8-$10. Open 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Free private dining now available to accommodate 25-30 people. TOKYO JAPAN RESTAURANT: 3000 N. Green River Road, 401-1020. Hibachi grill: chicken, beef, shrimp, and scallops. Meals $7-$10. Open 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Sun., 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., closed Tues. Triple Dragon Buffet: 7844 Highway 66 (Apple Center in Newburgh), Ind., 853-1900. Open 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 10:30-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Lunch buffet $6.95. Dinner buffet $9.95. Two Brothers: 3806 N. First Ave., 423-6188. Authentic Chinese food prepared in Cantonese, Hunan, Szechuan styles, buffet and menu items. Lunch under $6. Dinner under $10. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.Thurs., 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. No checks. VIETNAMESE CUISINE: 4602 Vogel Road, 479-8818. Vietnamese fare, including traditional noodle dishes. Meals $7-$10. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Tues., 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun. WOK ‘N’ ROLL: 311 S. Green River Road, 479-3118. Sweet and sour chicken, General Tso’s chicken, egg rolls, egg drop soup, crab Rangoon. Average meal: $5. Open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Closed Sun. YEN CHING: 406 S. Green River Road, 474-0181. Weekday lunch specials

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$4, evening menu items $7-$12. Sunday buffet 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $7.75. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., until 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., until 9 p.m. Sun. Reservations OK. No checks. ZUKI: JAPANESE HIBACHI GRILL & SUSHI LOUNGE: 448 N. Green River Road, 477-9854. Sushi and hibachi-grilled foods. Average meal $15. Lunch open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun.-Sat. Dinner open 4-9 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 4-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. No checks.

German H Gerst Haus: (Reason to Go to Franklin Street, 2013) 2100 W. Franklin St., 424-1420. Soups, salads, sandwiches, dinner entrees. Traditional German cuisine. Large imported beer list. Meals $7$14. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., until 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. No weekend reservations. Schnitzelbank Restaurant: 409 Third St., Jasper, 482-2640. Authentic German food. Prices range from $10-$20. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Sat.

Greek Acropolis Authentic Greek Cuisine & Spirits: 501 N. Green River

Road, 475-9193. Fine Greek dining, Greek-American cuisine, chicken, beef, lamb, salads. Will offer a portion of the menu at the Ford Center (1 S.E. Martin Luther King Blvd.). Average lunch $6. Dinner $10-$20. Open 11 a.m-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. Reservations OK.

Indian TAJ MAHAL: 900 Tutor Lane, 476-5000. Tandoori chicken, paneer tikka, panjabi curry, kadai paneer, and more. Lunch buffet daily. Around $8. All-day buffet Sun. Dinner $10-$14. Open 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5-10 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Sun.

Irish Rí Rá Irish Pub & Restaurant: 701-B Riverside Drive, 426-0000. Tra-

ditional Irish pub cuisine. Wide range of bottled and tap beers. Average meal $10-$13. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon., 11 a.m.- midnight Tues.-Wed., 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Thurs., 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Fri., 1 p.m.-3 a.m. Sat., noon-9 p.m. Sun. No checks. Discover not accepted.

Italian/Mediterranean ANGELO’S: 305 Main St., 428-6666. Pasta, chicken, seafood, veal,

pizzas. Lunch $4-$5. Dinner $10-$15. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.Thurs., until 10 p.m. Fri. 4-10 p.m. Sat. Closed Sun. Full bar. Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano: 6401 E. Lloyd Exp., 421-0800. Italian cuisine. Lunch $5-$10. Dinner $6-$16. Carryout available. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun., until 9:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., until 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Reservations OK. H Café Arazu: (Place for Al Fresco Dining, 2013) 17 W. Jennings St., Newburgh, 842-2200. Pitas, wraps, shish kebabs with lamb, chicken, and beef. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Closed Sun. DiLegge’s: 607 N. Main St., 428-3004. Plate lunches, soups, salads, sandwiches, pasta specialties. Lunch $5-$8. Dinners include pasta specialties, Italian veal, seafood, chicken entrees. Dinner $13-$18. Kitchen open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 4-10 p.m. Sat. (sandwiches and appetizers available to 11 p.m.). Closed Sun. Reservations OK. House of Como Restaurant: 2700 S. Kentucky Ave., 422-0572. American and Arabian specialties. Meals $8-$20. Open 4-9 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., 4-9:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. MANNA MEDITERRANEAN GRILL: 2913 Lincoln Ave., 473-7005. Stuffed grape leaves, gyros, shish kebabs. Meals $10-$15. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Closed Sun. MILANO’S ITALIAN CUISINE: 500 Main St., 484-2222. Pizzas, pasta, baked sandwiches, dinner entrees. Lunch $5. Dinner $10-$12. Lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Dinner 4:30-8:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., until 9:30 p.m. Fri. 4:30-9:30 p.m. Sat. Closed Sun. Reservations OK. No checks. Olive Garden: 1100 N. Green River Road, 473-2903. Soups, salads, pasta, luncheon entrees. Average lunch $6. Dinner adds larger portions to lunch menu. Dinner $8-$15. Opens daily 11 a.m. Closes 10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Reservations OK. PITA PAN: 4222 Bell Road, Newburgh, Ind., 853-9555. Gyros, pitaburgers, shish kebabs, baklava. Meals $5-$10. Open 7 a.m.-9 p.m. daily.

Latin American Los Alfaro Restaurant and Dance Club: 1704 S. Kentucky Ave.,

422-8070. Central and South American cuisine including fried yucca, Salvadorian chorizo, and grilled tilapia. Meals: $8-$12. Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Closed Sundays. Dance club open from 6-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

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Dining Directory chimidogs. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.Sat., 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun. No checks. EL CHARRO MEXICAN RESTAURANT: 720 N. Sonntag Ave., 421-1986. Occasional mariachi band performances. Specialties include paella and chimichangas. Meals $5-$8. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. Sun. EL RIO: 1919 N. Green River Road, 471-1400. Authentic Mexican dishes. Lunch starting at $3.50. Combos including soft drink $5.99. Dinner $6-$12. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. Reservations OK except Friday. No checks. Hacienda: 990 S. Green River Road, 474-1635; 711 N. First Ave., 4236355; 5044 Pearl Drive, 422-2055. Tex-Mex menu available all day. Average lunch $6, dinner $10-$12. Open 11 a.m. daily. Kitchen closes 10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Reservations OK. No checks. Jalisco Mexican Restaurant: 4044 Professional Lane, Newburgh, 490-2814. Authentic Mexican cuisine. Average meal $10-$15. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. No checks. LA CABAÑA: 821 S. Green River Road, 477-3351. Authentic Mexican entrees and seafood. Most lunches under $5. Most dinners under $8. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs. and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Reservations OK. La Paz Mexican Restaurant: 528 S. Main St., Henderson, Ky., 270826-3636. Traditional Mexican food. Average meal $10. Open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Reservations OK. Los Bravos: 3534 N. First Ave., 424-4101; 834 Tutor Lane, 474-9078; 4630 W. Lloyd Exp., 464-3163. Traditional Mexican menu. Most lunches under $5. Most dinners under $10. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., to 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Reservations OK. No checks. Los Portales Mexican Grill: 3339 Green River Road, 475-0566. Authentic Mexican dishes, grilled steak dinners, and more. Dine-in or carryout. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., until 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., until 9:30 p.m. Sun. LOS TORIBIO: 1647 S. Green St., Henderson, Ky., 270-831-2367; 2810 U.S. Hwy. 41 N., Henderson, 270-830-6610. Traditional Mexican cuisine. Lunches $4-$6. Dinners $6-$11. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.Thurs., until 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., closed Sun. Reservations OK. Los Tres Caminos: 12100 U.S. Highway 41 N., 868-8550. Authentic Mexican cuisine including chimichangas, burritos, Mexican pizza, and quesadillas. Meals: $8. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., until 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Moe’s Southwest Grill: 6401 E. Lloyd Exp. (inside The Evansville Pavilion), 491-6637. Fresh Mexican cuisine. Meals $4-$8. Beer, wine, margaritas. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sun. Qdoba Mexican Grill: 922 N. Burkhardt Road, 401-0800. Fresh Mexican cuisine, bottled beer, margaritas, and catering. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. No checks. Taco Tierra: 420 S. Green River Road, 402-8226. Mexican fast food. Open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. & Sat., 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. No checks. Tumbleweed Southwest Grill: 1868 U.S. Highway 41 N., Henderson, Ky., 270-869-9800. Southwestern-style meals, chicken, steak, fajitas, salads. Lunch $5-$7. Dinner $9-$12. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. No checks.

Spanish H ECLIPSE SPANISH TAPAS BAR AND RESTAURANT: (Place for Small Plates, 2013) 113 S.E. Fourth St., 463-6040. Cold and hot tapas including olives, nuts, cheeses, paella (saffron rice with seafood, chicken, and Spanish chorizo), and seafood dishes, plus Spanish wines, beers, and sangria. Tapas $5-$12. Lunch hours: 11:30-2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; dinner hours: 4:30-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 4:30-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Closed Sunday.

Tavern Food CORNER POCKET BAR & GRILL: 1819 N. Fulton Ave., 428-2255. Soups, salads, sandwiches, plate lunches, pizzas, stuffed baked potatoes and appetizers. Breakfast available all day. Plate lunches $5. Open 7 a.m.-2 a.m. Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-3 a.m. Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m.-3 a.m. Sun. Smoking facility, 18 and over. Live entertainment Sun. Darmstadt Inn: 13130 Darmstadt Road, 867-7300. Soups, salads, sandwiches, plate lunches. Dinner entrees include steaks, fried chicken, seafood. Most lunches under $6. Dinner $8-$12. Kitchen open 7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., sandwiches available until 10 p.m. daily except Sun. No reservations. DAVE’S SPORTSDEN PIZZA & PUB: 701 N. Weinbach Ave., #110, 479-8887. Lyleboli, TNT burger, Brew City fries. Meals $5. Open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. daily. Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe: 222 E. Columbia St., 425-2515. Soups, salads, sandwiches, double-decker pizzas. Meals $7-$10. Kitchen open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.midnight Sun. Reservations OK. Smoking facility. Fox and Hound English Pub and Grille: 5416 E. Indiana St., 473-

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5721. Appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, dinner entrees. Meals $5-$14. Kitchen open 11 a.m.-3 a.m. daily. Large beer list, pool tables. Reservations OK. No checks. Smoking facility. Fred’s Bar and Grill: 421 Read St., 423-8040. Bar and family room. Classic tavern menu. Meals $5-$8. Kitchen open 11-3 a.m. Mon.-Fri., 5 p.m.-3 a.m. Sat. Closed Sun. Reservations for large groups only. No checks. No credit cards. Smoking facility. Hickory Pit Stop: 1521 N. Main St., 422-6919. Barbecue chicken, turkey, pork, mutton, variety of side dishes. Average meal $6. Kitchen open 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun. Reservations for large groups only. Smoking facility. The Hilltop Inn: 1100 Harmony Way, 422-1757. Sandwiches including brains, fried bologna, fried fish, salad bar, steaks, chicken, seafood entrees. Meals $6-$14. Kitchen open 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., until 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. No weekend reservations. Hooters: 4620 Lincoln Ave., 475-0229. Appetizers, including cooked and raw oysters, soups, salads, sandwiches. Average meal $6. Open 11 a.m.-midnight Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun. Reservations for large groups only. No checks. Hornville Tavern: 2607 W. Baseline Road, 963-9318. Soups, salads, sandwiches, dinner entrees including 16-oz. smoked pork chops, fried chicken, steaks, daily specials. All items available all day. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. HOTT’S GRILL: 122 N. Weinbach Ave., 437-3377. Philly cheese steaks, strombolis, super cheese fries, specialty pizzas. Average meal: $6$10. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-midnight Fri.-Sat. K.C.’S TIME OUT LOUNGE & GRILL: 1121 Washington Square Mall, 437-9920. Shrimp jammers, loaded fries, fried ravioli, egg rolls, southwest burger, pulled pork sandwich, Italian beef and gravy, and more. $6$10. Open 11 a.m.-3 a.m. seven days a week. Kipplee’s Stadium Inn: 2350 Division St., 479-1542. Fried appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, pizza. All meals available all day. Average meal $6. Kitchen open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., until 1 a.m. Fri.-Sat. No reservations. No checks. Knob Hill Tavern: 1016 Highway 662 W., Newburgh, 853-9550. Soups, salads, sandwiches, dinner entrees including shrimp, steak, chicken, fiddlers, hand-tossed pizzas. Meals $8-$15. Kitchen open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., noon-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun. No reservations. Smoking facility. KT’S FIRE GRILL: 7247 Main St., Wadesville, Ind., 673-4996. Rib-eye and filet steaks, barbecued chicken, ribs, sandwiches, burgers, pizza, strombolis, and seafood. Average dinner price: $5-$8. Open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., until 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Saloon hours: 10 a.m.volume. H Lamasco Bar & Grill: (Bar for Live Music, 2013) 1331 W. Franklin St., 437-0171. Basic tavern menu including soups, salads, sandwiches. Meals $5-$9. Steak dinners available Fri.-Sat. Kitchen open 7 a.m.-3 a.m. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-3 a.m. Sun. Reservations OK. Smoking facility. MAIN GATE SPORTS BAR AND RESTAURANT: 518/520 Main St., 4287776/484-1066. Grilled pork tenderloin, hot ham and cheese on a hoagy, Greek salads, nachos and cheese. Average meal: $7-$10. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-close Fri.-Sat. O’BRIAN’S SPORTS BAR & GRILL: 1801 N. Green River Road, 401-4630. Irish tavern food, reubens, burgers, soup, salad. Lunch $5.45. Dinner $7.50. Open 11 a.m.-3 a.m. daily. No checks. OLLIE’S SPOrTS BAR & GRILL: 4920 Bellemeade Ave., 401-2125. Tavern food. Meals $5-$7. Open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Fri.Sat., closed Mon. except during football season. PEEPHOLE BAR & GRILL: 201 Main St., 423-5171. Cheeseburgers, onion rings, fries, and the splitter (a fried hot dog). Meals $5. Open 11 a.m.3 a.m. daily. The Pub: 1348 Division St., 423-2121. Burgers, gyros, specialty sandwiches, salads, pita pizzas, Greek pastries, dinner entrees. Meals $6-$11. Kitchen open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., until 11 p.m. Fri., 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun. Reservations OK. Sara’s Harmony Way: 610 B. Church St., New Harmony, Ind., 682-3611. Various wines, specialty beers, and an assortment of cheeses and salamis. Catering available. Open noon-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday; until 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; until 5 p.m. Sunday; limited hours in January and February. H SMITTY’S LITTLE TAVERN: (Reason to Go to Franklin Street, 2013) 2109 W. Franklin St., 423-6280. Pizza, sandwiches, chili, appetizers. Items $5-$12. Open 4-11 p.m. Bar open to midnight or later, Mon.-Thurs.; 11 a.m.-midnight, bar open to 3 a.m. Fri.-Sat.; noon-10 p.m. Sun. Reservations OK. SPORTSMAN’S BILLIARDS AND GRILLE: 2315 W. Franklin St., 422-0801. Hamburgers, chicken breasts, catfish plates. Meals $5-$10. Open 11 a.m.-3 a.m. daily. St. Joe Inn: 9515 St. Wendel Road, 963-9310. Soups, salads, sandwiches, plate lunch specials, fiddlers, steaks, fried chicken dinners. Meals $4-$7. Kitchen open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Reservations OK. No credit cards. Smoking facility. Not handicap accessible. St. Philip Inn: 11200 Upper Mount Vernon Road, 985-5558. Soups, salads, sandwiches, plate lunch specials. Dinner after 4 p.m. including fried chicken, steaks, shrimp, roast pork. Average lunch $5.50. Dinner $7-$8.

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Stockwell Inn: 4001 E. Eichel Ave., 476-2384. Plate lunches, home-

made soup, salads, sandwiches, steak, pork chops, fiddlers, brain sandwiches. Meals $5-$10. Bar open 11-3 a.m. Mon.-Sat. Kitchen open 11-1 a.m. Mon.-Sat. Reservations OK. Smoking facility. H Tin Man Brewing Company: (Reason to Go to Franklin Street, 2013) 1430 W. Franklin St., 618-3227. Kansas City-style barbeque with choice of sides, and craft beer including pilsner, red ale, IPA, stout, and porter. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.9 p.m. Sun. Yellow Tavern: 521 Church St., New Harmony, 682-3303. Must be 21 to enter. Traditional American food. Meals $9-$12. Carryout available. Open 11 a.m.- close Mon.-Sat. No credit cards.


475-9193. Fine Greek dining, Greek-American cuisine. On- and offsite catering. Restaurant includes 50-person banquet room. Acropolis Banquet Hall, 2508 Highway 41 N., caters up to 300 people. Bauerhaus Mobile Catering: 759-9000. Customized menus from simple party trays with gourmet hors d’oeuvres to elegant sevencourse meals. Specialize in private residential parties and grand corporate affairs with professional event coordination. Licensed bar services available. Exclusive caterer to The Pagoda Visitors Center. No party size limit. Cacao: 1218 Washington Square, 401-4044. No party limit. CATERING BY ROBYN: 453-2679. Complete meals to go, party appetizers, dinner parties, business luncheons. Cheryl Mochau, Personal Chef: 499-4631. Specializes in preparing and teaching others to prepare food for low-fat and special diets, including Atkins, salt-free, wheat-free, sugar-free, and others. Can cook for one to 12 people. Edgewater Grille Catering: 858-2443. Specializes in cooking Smoked Pork Jacqueline and Salmon Elizabeth. No party size limit. THE EVENT GALLERY BY MADELEINE’S: 956 Parrett St., 467-4255. Your first choice in banquet facilities. From intimate gatherings to receptions up to 400 guests. Frank’s Catering: 3012 Covert Ave., 475-9880 or 746-0214. Barbecue, ribs, baked macaroni and cheese, chess pie. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Sat.

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H Just Rennie’s Catering: (catering, 2013) 401-8098 or 455-7927. Specializes in fine foods. No party size limit. Kirby’s Private Dining: 1119 Parrett St., 422-2230. Open by reservation only to private parties, receptions up to 250. Minimum $500 food tab. Menu arranged in advance with chef. Hours negotiable. Kokies Food Service & Banquet Centers: 423-8229. Can prepare anything from tacos to lobster for clients. No limit to party size. Madeleine’s A Fusion Restaurant: 423 S.E. Second St., 491-8611. Specializing in unique ingredients to make one of a kind dishes. Private party rooms available or let Madeleine’s come to you. Mary & Martha’s Catering: 220 N.W. 4th St., Suite 202, 424-7200. Fullservice catering with dishes that include smothered pork chops, corn pudding, sauteed cabbage and onion, and chess pie for dessert. Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Scheduled catering on weekends). Call for pricing. Nagasaki Inn, Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar: 5720 Virginia St., 473-1442. Sushi and Asian cuisine. On and off-site catering. For special arrangements, call with plenty of time for planning. The New Harmony Inn & Conference Center: 682-4491 or 800-7828605. Caters within a 50-mile radius of New Harmony, Ind., and offers a variety of food from steaks to sandwiches. Will serve up to 500. The Old Post Office: 200 N.W. 2nd St, 253-2102. Caters up to 350 people for wedding receptions, banquets, holiday parties, and corporate entertainment. Choice of food from Acropolis or Just Rennie’s. Penn Station East Coast Subs: 137 N. Burkhardt Road, 479-7366; 4827 Davis Lant Drive, 402-7366; 5310 Pearl Drive, 434-7366; 1111 Barrett Blvd., Henderson, Ky., 270-826-7361; 3525 Frederica St., Owensboro, Ky., 270-683-1515. Off-site catering with free delivery. From 10-10,000 people. Perfect for business meetings, outings and showers. Choose from: boxed lunches, sandwich platters, and cookie platters. Tea and lemonade available by the gallon. Schnitzelbank Catering: 888-336-8233. Caters all types of food, including smoked pork chops, fried chicken, Schnitzelbank country biscuits with apple butter, potato casserole. On the spot with mobile kitchens. Party size range is 20-20,000 people. TOUCH OF HOME CATERING: 480-0310. Corporate lunches, weddings, special occasions. Home cooked food for groups of 15 to 500. VenuWorks: 515-232-5151. Offers catering and concessions, including all concession stands at the Ford Center (1 S.E. Martin Luther King Blvd.). Like us on Facebook

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15 Minutes

Maggie RapP

The artist’s avocation For this Hoosier Salon director, a flare for creativity launched a vocation and a hobby By Audrey Flagg


is the story for many, Maggie Rapp has a gift evident to her and others since she was very young. Often, the deciding factor lies in whether or not those with talent seek to keep their passion as a hobby or to follow it with full-force. Rapp, the gallery director for the Hoosier Salon New Harmony Gallery in New Harmony, Ind., chose the latter. The Hoosier Salon began in 1925 with its first exhibition at Marshall Fields and Company Galleries in Chicago. The high quality art was applauded by critics and the public alike and featured notable Indiana artists T.C. Steele, J. Ottis Adams, and Will Vawter.
In 1940 the annual exhibit moved from Chicago to Indianapolis. Now in its 88th year, the 2012 exhibit was held in mid-August at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick History Center. The Hoosier Salon galleries in Broad Ripple, New Harmony, and Wabash, host over 30 special shows each year.

When did you first become interested in art? I have loved drawing and painting since early childhood and have never had a time when I did not create art during my lifetime. Now that I am retired from teaching, I have more time to devote to my personal art.

What was the first piece that made you recognize your talent?

What made you want to be involved with Hoosier Salon? I was asked to become the director of the Hoosier Salon New Harmony Gallery in 2005. I enjoy working with my grandchildren and other children to teach them the joy of creativity. I am able to do this through the Hoosier Salon

Art in Harmony // Maggie

Rapp’s still life paintings evoke distinct Hoosier images: Above, her rendering of New Harmony’s Roofless Church nearing completion. Below, “Big Red” and “Old Brass and Persimmons.”

Art photos provided by Maggie Rapp

My mother always said that I could draw before I could walk, and

the proof was on the walls. In school, even though we did not have an art department, my teachers always encouraged my art. In junior high, I won a prize at an art show at the New Harmony Working Men’s Institute. I think this is why I am so eager to pass on the love of art to young people, and I am pleased that we have a children’s art program at the Hoosier Salon.

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summer art programs. I love sharing my art with family, friends, and neighbors, and I appreciate the opportunity to encourage other artists in their careers. For this work, I was recognized with the 2011 Arts Advocate of the Year Award by the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana.

Who is your biggest influence in the art world? I love the art of the old world masters, particularly the French Impressionists such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Claude Monet. Currently, I love and appreciate the work of Indiana artist C.W. Mundy.

How do you find inspiration? I believe artistic ability is a Godgiven gift, and my inspiration comes from the beauty of the natural world.

What’s been the proudest moment in your career? Two come to mind. One was when I was inducted into Signature Membership in the Indiana Watercolor Society, and the other was when two of my courthouse paintings were purchased for the permanent collection of the Indiana State Bar Association.

For more information about the Hoosier Salon New Harmony Gallery, visit or call 812-682-3970.

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Social Life

Giving & Creating

Tri-State Alliance’s Red Party Dec.


AIDS Resource Group care coordinator, Patrick Hennessy and AIDS Holiday Project chair, Wally Paynter

Jade Hall at the Red Party Illegally Blonde makeover event


Becky Brown, Lisa Newnum Queen, Shelley Kirk, Sabrina Stewart Thomas and Larry Miller

WNIN’s Cookies with Santa


WNIN Kids Club Member Katie Moore visits with Cat-in-the-Hat

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WNIN Intern Erica Brown welcomes Santa and his elves, Hannah and Emily Rodgers

Evansville Museum of Art, History, and Science Golden Guild Annual Gala



Michelle Fulcher, Museum Trustee Jacob Fulcher, Museum Board President Steve Krohn, and Susan Vaughn

Member of the Guild’s Original 1962 Board Marjorie Donovan, Museum trustee Tay Ruthenburg, Ashley Vezzoso, and Alice Morris

Current Guild President Libbie Au, Scott Wylie, Cennet Braun, Tim Black, and Guild Board Member Ashley Murray

Aurora’s Midwest Gingerbread House Competition



Cameron Tinker, first place professional winner, “The Gingerbird House”

Dianna Thorsen, Linda Mercer, Tonna Siebert, first place amateur winners, “Christmas at the Red Mill Inn”

Katie Stofleth, first place youth winner, “Cabin Fever”

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Social Life Women’s Fund of Vanderburgh County Annual Meeting Nov.


Patricia Kimberlin, Kendra Sutton, Shannon Vitale, Cookie Smith, and Jennifer Wethington represent the Women’s Fund of South Central Kentucky

Jan Davies, Amy Tank, and Pat Fischer

The Women’s Fund of Vanderburgh County presents a check to the Ozanam Family Shelter for $60,000. Pictured Susie Schach, Kristie Alexander, Kim Hale, Randy Bauer, Regina Denu, Donna Logan, and Gayle Gerling Pettinga

Tyrone Kirk, Tyra Kirk, and Nicky Tesh

Vicki Hubiak, Charlotte Kohlman, and Angela Noble

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The Guide A bimonthly calendar for those who think there’s nothing to do in (and around) Evansville and those who know better. ➤ January 1-6 Adam Long — Sculpture

Jan. 2-30. Utilizing natural and recycled pieces, Adam Long’s sculptures are about humanity and its connection with nature. A reception takes place Jan. 3 from 5-8 p.m. featuring Indian Creek Winery and musical guest Chris Schepers. Krempp Gallery Exhibit, Jasper Arts Center, 951 College Ave., Jasper, Ind. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. MondayFriday; until 7 p.m. Thursday; 12-3 p.m. Sunday. Free. 812-482-3070 or

Clean Evansville Initiative

Jan. 5-Dec. 7. Started last year by Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and nonprofit organization Keep Evansville Beautiful, the Clean Evansville Initiative takes place on the first Saturday of each month. Volunteers spend two hours picking up trash in designated areas throughout the city. Clean-ups are followed by a short speech from the mayor. Locations to be announced. 9-11 a.m. Free. 812-425-4461 or www.keepevansville

➤ January 7-13 Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam

Jan. 11-12. Sanctioned by the United States Hot Rod Association, Monster Jam is the most popular monster truck tour, performing to more than 4 million fans annually at the most prestigious arenas and stadiums throughout the world. Approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, monster trucks are custom-designed machines sitting atop 66-inch-tall tires and weighing a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Ford Center, 1 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday. $5-$20; prices increase $2 on day of event. 812-4221515 or

Art By Architects

Jan. 11. Join local artists and art lovers as the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana opens its new show Art By Architects. Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery, 318 Main St. 5-7:30 p.m. Free. 812-422-2111 or

West Side Story

Jan. 13. More than 50 years ago, one musical changed theater forever. Now it’s back, and mesmerizing audiences once again. From the first note to the final breath, West Side Story soars as the greatest love story of all time and remains as powerful, poignant, and timely as ever. The Centre, 715 Locust St. 7 p.m. $22-$57. 812-435-5770 or

Global Experiences Art Exhibition

in welcoming painter Cedric Hustace, photographer Jim McKinney, and ceramist David Rodenberg’s new exhibition on Sunday, Jan. 13 from 3-5 p.m. with wine and hors d’oeuvres. This marks the opening of the exhibition through Feb. 20. Melvin Peterson Gallery, UE, 1935 Lincoln Ave. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Free. 812-488-2043 or www.

➤ January 14-20 Luke Bryan’s “Dirt Road Diaries Tour”

Jan. 17. Luke Bryan’s “Dirt Road Diaries Tour” will kick off at the Ford Center with Thompson Square and Florida Georgia Line as the featured openers. The Ford Center, 1 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 7:30 p.m. $25.25-$50. 812-4221515 or

Adult Artist Retreat

Jan. 18-May 10. Beginning to advanced artists are invited to participate in all-day Artist Retreats once a month. Bring your own artwork and supplies. Lunch will be potluck. Special speakers and noon programs vary monthly. Pre-registration is required. John James Audubon Museum, 3100 U.S. Highway 41 N., Henderson, Ky. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $15. 270-827-1893 or

Personally Speaking Series

Jan. 18. The YWCA Personally Speaking Series welcomes Vanderburgh Superior Court’s Judge Wayne Trockman, who’s will present “The Changing War on Drugs.” YWCA Parlor, 118 Vine St. 12 p.m. $6 (special discounts from series tickets). 812-422-1191 or

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Orchid Escape Preview Breakfast: February 9, 8:00-9:00 a.m.

Members Only Orchid Escape Reception: February 23, 8:00-9:00 a.m.

This program is perfect for ages 5-12. Be the first to experience this year’s This event provides Zoo members with the Participants will learn about orchids, have breathtaking Orchid Escape exhibit. Enjoy an opportunity to tour Orchid Escape and speak fun creating a craft and enjoy an orchid-themed elegant breakfast in the Rainforest Grill and to orchid experts about the exhibit before the snack. Tickets for Zoo members discuss orchids with some of the area’s leading Zoo opens to the general public. Light are $10 or $15 for non-members. orchid experts. Tickets are $30 per person. refreshments and coffee will be provided. Tickets are $15 per person. See the Zoo’s popular Amazonia exhibit in a whole new light with beautiful varieties of orchids displayed throughout the exhibit.

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On Display

Art Collective

One Part Art Local art hub helps artists display their work and create a community By Brennan Girdler


assoing local artists to the Art Collective at Jennings Station in Newburgh, Ind., Donna Roberts created an environment both kind and welcoming to artist and art patron alike. With its grand opening in early December 2012, Roberts plans to bring together artists on a regular basis to exhibit art for a cause // Along with Martha Seal, director of membership and marketing for the Chamber of Comand sell their work. Roberts’ husband, Dr. merce of Southwest Indiana (middle), Pulmonary Fibrosis Partners executive director Carol Young (left) and board Michael Roberts, owns the chairperson Shirley Becker (right) show their support for building, and the 2,800 square the Art Collective at Jennings Station. foot space had been empty for three years. “It had been dark and empty down there,” Roberts says. “So I decided to brighten it up a bit, and decided to do it with arts and crafts.” Glass works, pottery, jew-

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elry, woodcarvings, and watercolors — an entire spectrum of art available to ogle and buy. Brizaida Medina was one of more than a dozen artists at the open house, and is a Puerto Rican artist now living in Evansville who has showcased her work at Ivy Tech. “Her pieces go for hundreds here, but, back home where she is well-renown, they go for thousands,” Roberts says. Alissa Young of Newburgh sold her jewelry from JewelTones, and Anne Begely, the featured artist from Owensboro, Ky., completed a watercolor during the open house. “I want a community where people can get to know an artist and see them work,” Roberts says. Roberts has established a low commission for artists displaying and selling at the Art Collective — 25 percent compared to the standard 30 to 35 percent — and part of that commission benefits the Pulmonary Fibrosis Partners, whose new headquarters are in the same building. Roberts plans to hold an event at least once a month where patrons can stroll in, enjoy wine and cheese, listen to music, and enjoy meeting artists. Roberts wants to keep her gallery accessible to artists. “I’m looking into co-ops for artists to look over the place and sell things during regular hours,” she says, and has plenty of room for private studios and event rentals. “A piece from somewhere you know by someone familiar is so much more personal and special than just buying something that catches your eye,” she says. But most of all, Roberts — who dabbles in crafting personalized picture frames and signs — knows how difficult art is, and hopes to keep the gallery colorful, affordable, and fun. E The Art Collective is having its next open house on Thursday, Feb. 7, from 5-8 p.m. Look for the Art Collective on Facebook, or see Jennings Station for yourself at 300 W. Jennings Station, Newburgh, Ind.

The Guide The Colors of My Life: A Tribute Celebration for John W. Streetman III

USI Varsity Club & Alumni Association Soup & Hot Dog Supper

10,000 Maniacs

Contemporary Chinese Painting and Design by Huili Yi

Jan. 18. Join the Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science for a dinner celebrating the career of John W. Streetman III, the museum’s executive director since 1975. Although he retired in December, Streetman will continue to serve the museum as emeritus director. A more public reception is at 2 p.m. on Jan. 20 at the museum, (411 S.E. Riverside Drive). Walnut Room, Casino Aztar, 421 N.W. Riverside Drive. 6:30 p.m. Call for more details. 812-425-2406 or Jan. 19. Writing and performing powerful and refreshingly original material, New York-based rock band 10,000 Maniacs (“These Are the Days”) is one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the past three decades. Jasper Arts Center, 951 College Ave., Jasper, Ind. 7:30 p.m. $35 for adults; $33 for seniors; $30 for students/children. 812-482-3070 or www.

Mostly Mozart: A Night in Vienna Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra

Jan. 19. Taking the audience to beautiful Vienna, the angelic voices of guest soloists with the Indianapolis Opera Ensemble — including Angela Gribble, soprano; Danielle Steele, soprano; Jon Jurgens, tenor; and Elliot Brown, baritone — perform music by greats Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss Jr. Victory Theatre, 600 Main St. 7 p.m. $16 and up. 812-425-5050 or

Get Your Skin Off Junk Food

Jan. 19. Alumni, friends, and families are invited to enjoy chili, vegetable soup, and hot dogs following the University of Southern Indiana vs. University of Indianapolis basketball games. The complimentary gathering is sponsored by the USI Alumni Association and USI Varsity Club. Physical Activities Center, Room 200, USI, 8600 University Blvd. 5:30 p.m. The women’s game begins at 1 p.m., followed by the men at 3:15 p.m. $10 for adults; $5 for children. 812464-1924 or

Jan. 19-March 17. Contemporary Chinese Painting and Design by Huili Yi, professor of art and dean of the Academy of Fine Arts of Minzu University of China (MUC) and an award-winning stamp designer, will be on display through March. A reception for the artist will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Jan. 19. University of Southern Indiana McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries, USI, 8600 University Blvd. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Free. 812-228-5006 or artcenter-galleries.

“Blood of My Ancestor” Open House

Jan. 19. Evansville author, Carolyn Howard, will be signing copies of her new book “Blood of My Ancestor” from 1—4 p.m. Come and go as you please. 812-476-3018. St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 2300 Washington Ave.

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The Guide Jan. 20. This seventh annual bridal show event, presented by local businesses including Davis Digital Photography and 106-1 KISS FM, showcases Tri-State wedding vendors to help bridesand grooms-to-be find the perfect businesses to use for their big day. Vanderburgh County 4-H Center, 201 E. Boonville New Harmony Road. Noon-4 p.m. Free. 812-449-4118 or www.

UE Brass Day

Jan. 20. An event featuring the Illinois Brass Quintet, the Shepard Brass Quintet, and composer Anthony Plog. Krannert Hall of Fine Arts and Neu Chapel, University of Evansville, 1800 Lincoln Ave. 12:30-9:30 p.m. Free. 812-4882236 or

tors, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ohio Valley offers an evening of camaraderie with a barbecue dinner and live and silent auctions. Bid on items from golf certificates at Victoria National Golf Club to college basketball tickets. Tin Man Brewing Co., 1430 W. Franklin St. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $30. 812-425-6076 or

Charlotte’s Web

Jan. 25. E.B. White’s loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte comes to life in this depiction of Charlotte’s Web. This treasured tale, featuring endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship. Aiken Theatre, The Centre, 715 Locust St. 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. $6. 812-435-5770 or

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➤ January 21-27 USI Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Luncheon

Jan. 21. University of Southern Indiana’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Luncheon features guest speaker Susan L. Taylor, editor-inchief of Essence magazine. The event includes lunch, entertainment, and the special speaker. University Center’s Carter Hall, USI, 8600 University Blvd. 11 a.m. $15. 812-465-7188 or

Faculty Recital

Jan. 22. Three Department of Music professors — Stacey Uthe, Greg Rike, and Jon Truitt — take the campus stage this evening at the University of Evansville. Wheeler Concert Hall, University of Evansville, 1800 Lincoln Ave. 7:30 pm. Free. 812-488-2754 or

Harlem Globetrotters “You Write the Rules” World Tour

Jan. 22. Known as innovators of basketball, the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters are taking participation and fun to a whole new level with the “You Write the Rules” World Tour. Vote online at for the rules you would like to see implemented in the game — from playing with two balls to getting double points for each basket made. Ford Center, 1 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 7 p.m. $22-$79. 812422-1515 or

Man Up for Mentoring

Jan. 24. To support mentoring programs and raise awareness about the need for male men-

Jan. 25. The Classical Guitar Society of Evansville returns to Wheeler Concert Hall with an exciting season of concerts featuring inspiring new artists from around the world. Wheeler Concert Hall, University of Evansville, 1800 Lincoln Ave. 7:30 p.m. $15 for adults; $5 for students; free for UE students with student ID. 812-488-2754 or

Honeybees: A Sweet Success

Jan. 26. Join Paul and Betsy Stone of Stone Hill Honey as they explain the journey of a successful honeybee in a two-part presentation, “The History and Biology of the Honeybee” by Betsy, followed by “Survival of the Honeybee and How We Can Help” by Paul. Samples of honey from around Kentucky will be available for tasting to show what the honeybees make in other areas, and how the taste is affected by the variety of nectar sources. John James Audubon Museum, 3100 U.S. Highway 41 N., Henderson, Ky. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. 270-826-2247 or

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Bach to Beethoven

“Walk on the Wild Side”: Nature Program for Toddlers

Jan. 25. These 45-minute to one-hour interactive programs explore what nature has to offer. With each new topic, toddlers discover how wildlife and nature shapes the world we live in. Each program will involve one or more of the following activities: games, crafts, live animal visits, hikes, or songs. Jan. 25 is the Groundhog Day Dilemma. Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow this year? Help the museum uncover the mystery behind this sleepy rodent. Pre-registration is required. Bird Observation Center, John James Audubon Museum, 3100 U.S. Highway 41 N., Henderson, Ky. 10 a.m. $2. 270-826-2247 or

BBBS Night with the Evansville IceMen

Jan. 26. Raising awareness of the Big Brothers Big Sisters mission, the organization’s Ohio Valley chapter offers its members a night with Evansville’s professional hockey team. Kids will get to sit as benchwarmers for the team, and then hit some pucks with the players after the game. Ford Center, 1 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 7:15 p.m. $12; two tickets for $20 by ordering in advance through Sallie Jung at 812-463-6394.

Musical talent is alive and ringing this season at the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. Aiming to promote, encourage, and nurture young Tri-State musical talent, the Musicians Club of Evansville and Margaret B. & Leo Heim Memorial Scholarship Fund sponsor a solo competition for eligible students in grades six through 12. Limited to a 100-mile radius of Evansville, the Jan. 27 performance takes place at the Victory Theatre Downtown. A grand, second, and third prize are awarded by a panel of professional regional musicians, with the grand prize winner receiving a solo appearance with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. “These are complicated pieces that the kids pour their hearts and souls into,” says Summer Bennett, Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra director of education. “It’s quite inspiring to see.” Other prizes are awarded to further music studies from music school academies to instruments and private lessons. The competition is free and open to the public. Students are encouraged to apply by Jan. 22 online at or by requesting an application through Bennett. — Sarah McCullum For more information on the Young Artist Competition, see our Guide, Page 120.

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The Guide Kentucky Reptile Expo

Jan. 26. The traveling Kentucky Reptile Expo features captive bred reptiles and supplies from some of the top breeders in the country. It is an excellent opportunity to see fascinating reptiles, amphibians, spiders, and insects, as well as take home your very own wild pets. Nearly all animals and products at the expo will be offered at wholesale prices, which can be as much as 50 percent lower than those of pet stores. The Centre, 715 Locust St. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $6; free for ages 6 and under. 812-435-5770 or www.

Spay-ghetti and No Balls Dinner

Jan. 26. Join in Vanderburgh Humane Society’s second annual dinner to raise funds for its spay/ neuter clinic. All you can eat spaghetti dinner includes salad, bread, drink, and dessert. Crescent Room, 621 S. Cullen Ave. 5 p.m. $10. 812-4262563, ext. 218/214 or


12th Annual WNIN Gala

Jan. 26. WNIN presents its 12th Annual Gala event with guest speaker Glynn Washington, host and producer of radio show Snap Judgment. Along with the speaker, WNIN offers hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and an auction to help raise funds to celebrate and sustain public broadcasting for the Tri-State community. Evansville Country Club, 3810 Stringtown Road. 5:30 p.m. $100. 812-423-2973, ext. 136 or

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Jan. 26. This incredible, four hand performance features works of Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Antonín Dvorak, and more. RappOwen Granary, 413 Granary St., New Harmony, Ind. 8 p.m. $28 single ticket; $15 student ticket. 812-682-3128 or

Mid-America Motorcycle Expo

Jan. 26-27. For the sixth consecutive year, the Mid-America Motorcycle Expo returns to Evansville at The Centre. A two-day event, the motorcycle trade show features new and used bike dealers, parts and accessory dealers, apparel dealers, and custom bikes and accessories on display. Last year, more than 70 vendors representing 13 states participated. Exhibit Hall, The Centre, 715 Locust St. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. $12 for both days; $8 for one day; free for ages 12 and under. 812-4355770 or

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Jan. 27. Tri-State students take to the stage in a musical competition between grades 6-12. Winner of the event receives a solo appearance with the professional Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. Contestant entry deadline is Jan. 22. Victory Theatre, 600 Main St. 1 p.m. Free to public. 812-425-5050 or www.evansville

➤ January 28-February 3 Audubon Museum, Traveling Exhibit

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Jan. 28-Feb. 10. As Audubon’s first display in the series of the “75th Anniversary Exhibits,” the museum welcomes home its traveling exhibit, which has traveled across the country for the past seven years, serving approximately 24 museums. JJA Meeting Room, John James Audubon Museum, 3100 U.S. Highway 41 N., Henderson, Ky. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Call for more details. 270827-1893 or January | February 2013 121

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The Guide Shrek: The Musical

Jan. 28. In a faraway kingdom, things get ugly in this Broadway adaptation of Shrek, a 2001 DreamWorks Animation film, when an unseemly ogre — not a handsome prince — shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Featuring a score of 19 all-new songs, the show promises big laughs, great dancing, and breathtaking scenery. RiverPark Center, 101 Daviess St., Owensboro, Ky. 7 p.m. $45.50-$59.50. 270-687-2770 or

Faculty Recital: Elizabeth Robertson, Oboe

Jan. 29. At this faculty recital, Elizabeth Robertson, consortium instructor of music, plays oboe. She has been principal oboe of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra since 1995 and principal oboe of the Lancaster Festival in Ohio since 2001. Wheeler Concert Hall, University of Evansville, 1800 Lincoln Ave. 7:30 pm. Free. 812-488-2754 or

Winter Jam 2013

Jan. 31. The Winter Jam 2013 Tour Spectacular will be headlined by Grammy-winning, multiplatinum recording artist TobyMac. The tour also features Christian artists Red, Matthew West, Jamie Grace, Sidewalk Prophets, and Royal Tailor, with a message from national speaker Nick Hall. As well, the Youth Music Vault Pre-Jam Party will include performances from Jason Castro and Capital Kings. Ford Center, 1 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 7 p.m. $10. 812-422-1515 or www.

“The Wonder of Learning: The Hundred Languages of Children” Exhibit

Jan. 31-June 14. In collaboration with the North American Reggio Emilia Alliance, Reggio Children, an organization promoting the rights of kids, presents this traveling exhibit to showcase the values and ideals of the Reggio Emilia approach to teaching youth. Making a stop in the Tri-State, the Audubon Area Community Services and Henderson Community College play host to this self-guided, interactive exhibit. Henderson Fine Arts Center, 2660 S. Green St., Henderson, Ky. For time and price, call 270-831-9805.

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Feb. 1. February’s Little Rembrandts theme will be “Hearts for Me & You?” The 2013 classes will be on the first Friday of every month with a different theme each time. Dress for a mess and discover the world of art with Miss Kim. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required. John James Audubon Museum, 3100 U.S. Highway 41 N., Henderson, Ky. 10:30-11:30 a.m. $5. 270-827-1893 or

USI College of Liberal Arts Faculty Colloquium

Feb. 1. An ongoing series in which University of Southern Indiana Liberal Arts faculty discuss current research, Eric von Fuhrmann, associate professor emeritus of English, is the guest speaker at this event. Liberal Arts Center, USI, 8600 University Blvd. 3-5 p.m. Free. 812-4657089 or

Jessica Burke — Graphite Drawings

Feb. 1-27. This series of graphite drawings functions as a meditation on identity and gender politics as influenced by popular culture. A reception takes place Feb. 7 from 5-8 p.m., featuring Blue Heron Winery and a musical guest. Krempp Gallery Exhibit, Jasper Arts Center, 951 College

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Rabbit Hole

Feb. 1-17. This Pulitzer Prize-winning drama presents a fearlessly honest portrait of a couple bravely holding on to their lives in the wake of a senseless tragedy. Genuine, touching, and surprisingly witty, this is a play about humanity and resilience. Trinity Theatre, Theatre Workshop of Owensboro, 407 W. Fifth St., Owensboro, Ky., 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $15 for adults; $10 for children; halfprice for members. 270-683-5333 or www.

16th Annual “A Chocolate Affair”

Feb. 2. Indulge in some of the most elegant chocolate desserts from Evansville’s finest restaurants and caterers — including Just Rennie’s and Piece of Cake — plus champagne, music, a silent auction, and dancing. All proceeds go to the services of Lampion Center, a counseling center for children and families. Old National Bank’s Wayne Henning Atrium, One Main St. 7-10 p.m. $75 per person. 812-471-1776 or

Cardinal Ball Masquerade in Red: A Mardi Gras Celebration

Feb. 2. Disaster assistance is just one of American Red Cross’ many services, which receives a boost from this black-tie-optional gala. The evening includes dinner and dancing, as well as silent and live auctions. Henderson Fine Arts Center, 2660 S. Green St., Henderson, Ky. 7 p.m. $75. 270-826-2775 or

21st Annual Holy Rosary Gala

Feb. 2. For the 21st year, Holy Rosary Catholic Church is hosting its much-anticipated gala to raise funding for its parish school, Holy Rosary Catholic School. The event, themed “Fire & Ice,” includes a catered dinner from Just Rennie’s, dancing, and live and silent auctions. Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 307 Market St. 5:30 p.m. $80. 812-477-8923 or

Mancini Magic

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Feb. 2-3. Experience the musical magic of one of America’s most beloved TV and film composers, Henry Mancini. A legend of romance and intrigue, Mancini’s hits, such as “Pink Panther,” “Peter Gunn,” and “Moon River,” will reverberate throughout the theater from the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus. Victory Theatre, 600 Main St. 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $16 and up. 812-425-5050 or

Super Bride Sunday

Feb. 3. Brides-to-be can enjoy the area’s largest bridal show and participate in a “cake dive” in search of valuable prizes. Donations from cake dive entrants benefit the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center. The Centre, 715 Locust St. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 812-424-8284 or www.

➤ February 4-10 First Tuesday Concert Series: Start Spreading the News

Feb. 5. Faculty perform selections of solo and chamber music inspired by New York City. From Lincoln Center to Times Square, hear pieces written in, around, or about the Big Apple.

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Blame the Radio

Turn up the Radio Local musicians with tenure are pleasing crowds and having fun By Brennan Girdler • Photo by Randy Land


rom Kelly Clarkson to David Bowie, Blame the Radio’s repertoire is a mix of everything — minus anything too heavy, says Matt Camp, who plays rhythm and lead guitar in the local cover band. Joined by Bruce Patten on guitar, Nick Wildeman on bass, Elvis Anthony as vocalist, and drummer Gregg Martin, the group is made up of several Evansville locals with prior projects under their belts. “If it’s more work than fun, then you’re not doing it right,” says Camp. “The way we have it now, we play music with who we like for people we like.” Nearly a year together in February, Blame the Radio has built an Evansville resume, playing to crowds at Deerhead, Casino Aztar, Hacienda, Bar Louie, Backstage Bar & Grill, and Club Royale. Sticking to covers, the band looks beyond tracks one, two, and three on hit albums. “Some of the songs we play may not be our favorites,” says Anthony, “but we try to play what’s fun for the listeners whenever we are performing.” While most of their set list is unique for cover bands, Camp admits they do perform some guilty pleasure songs, such as Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger,” “I can’t Go for That” by Hall and Oates, and some Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson tunes.

Who’s to Blame? // From left: Rhythm and lead guitarist Matt Camp, drummer Gregg Martin, vocalist Elvis Anthony, bassist Nick Wildeman, and guitar-shredding Bruce Patten make up Blame the Radio, a musical collective of tenured talent and taste.

Hence their name, they blame it on the radio. Booking about two gigs a month, the band members have day jobs, too. Wildeman is an auditor for Posey County, Patten is the sound technician for the Bethel Temple auditorium, and Anthony drives a beer truck. Camp and Martin are teachers for The Guitar Lab at 1010 S. Weinbach Ave. Camp began teaching guitar, mandolin, bass, and all styles of guitar in 2006, and Martin, a gradu-

ate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass., has been teaching drums for 26 years to students. Martin also teaches percussion to the Boonville middle and high schools. Spanning almost three decades, the group pulls inspiration from diverse musical backgrounds. Wildeman, for example, spent the early 90s

playing Iron Maiden in a barn, while Camp played in Plush, a Christian metal band. Between the five of them, they use their talent and professionalism to bring good, fresh music to venues around town. “It’s an uphill battle,” Camp says. “But we’re able to justify lugging our gear out of our homes by playing a good show.”

Find them on Facebook, and check out for more information on lessons. On Friday, Jan. 18, they’ll be at Deerhead, then the Backstage Bar & Grill on Saturday, Feb. 2. January | February 2013 125

The Guide Wheeler Concert Hall, University of Evansville, 1800 Lincoln Ave. 7:30 pm. Free. 812-4882754 or

Andiron Lecture: Matthew Knoester

Feb. 6. The University of Evansville’s monthly Andiron Lectures offer stimulating research, commentary, and reflection from many fields of study. February’s guest speaker is Matthew Knoester, UE assistant professor of education, presenting “International Struggles for Democratic Education.” Eykamp Hall (room 252), Ridgway University Center, University of Evansville, 1800 Lincoln Ave. 4 p.m. Free. 812-488-2589 or

Antique and Garden Show of Nashville Bus Trip

Feb. 8. The Reitz Home Museum has coordinated a chartered day trip to the Antique and Garden Show of Nashville again this year. Cost includes admission to the show, transportation, continental breakfast from Fresh Market, boxed dinner from The Mad Platter of Nashville, and beverages on the return trip. Includes an afternoon stop at The Mall at Green Hills, and a quick visit to Trader Joe’s before heading home. Leaves from parking lot of Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, 411 S.E. Riverside Drive. 7 a.m.-7 p.m. $85. 812-426-1871 or www.

Alan Jackson Concert

Feb. 8. Country superstar Alan Jackson brings his talent to Evansville with special guests Gloriana and Greg Bates. Jackson has sold nearly 60 million albums worldwide and has received some of music’s most prestigious awards. Ford Center, 1 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 7 p.m. $25-$100. 812-422-1515 or

USI Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Banquet

Feb. 8. The University of Southern Indiana’s Department of Athletics will induct its seventh Hall of Fame class at this induction ceremony and banquet. University Center’s Carter Hall, USI, 8600 University Blvd. 6 p.m. $25 (seating is limited). 812-465-1022 or

Three Days of Rain


Feb. 8-9, 15-17, and 22-24. A Pulitzer Prizewinning play, the most recent Broadway revival of Three Days of Rain featured actors Julia Roberts, Paul Rudd, and Bradley Cooper. In the performance, main character Walker discovers a journal written by his father and becomes obsessed with discovering what happened on

the cryptic “three days of rain” his father wrote about. Evansville Civic Theatre, 717 N. Fulton Ave. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $18 for adults; $16 for seniors (65 and over); $12 for students (21 and under). 812-4252800 or Feb. 9-March 16. When the temperature-controlled Amazonia debuted at Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden a few years ago, it created the perfect environment for a long-running event: the Orchid Escape. The orchid exhibit continues through March 16. Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden, 1545 Mesker Park Drive. Time and price to be announced. 812-435-6143 or www.

The Really Big Show 2013

Feb. 9. A community variety show featuring comedy, music, and dance performed by local residents, The Really Big Show is written, created, and produced by a nearly all volunteer cast and crew. Net proceeds from the performance benefit Evansville ARC, a nonprofit agency dedicated to advancing independent lives for individuals with disabilities. The Centre, 715 Locust St. 7 p.m. $20; $10 for ages 12 and under. 1-800-745-3000 or

Opening Reception for Teresa Paschke’s Textiles

Feb. 9. The opening reception for Teresa Paschke’s Textiles exhibition will be held in conjunction with the New Harmony Gallery Stroll from 4-7 p.m. The exhibition is on display through March 10 at the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, 506 Main St., New Harmony, Ind. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Free. 812-682-3156 or

USI Homecoming Alumni Party & Greek Alumni Reunion

Feb. 9. Join University of Southern Indiana alumni for an exciting homecoming celebration following the USI vs. Lewis University basketball game. The evening includes complimentary food sponsored by Sodexo Dining Services and live entertainment. Physical Activities Center, Room 200, USI, 8600 University Blvd. 5:30 p.m. Call for more details. 812-464-1924 or

USI Black Alumni Reception

Feb. 9. Members of University of Southern Indiana’s Black Alumni Society are invited to gather for a reception to be held before the men’s

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The Gruffalo

check it out // Jan. 31-June 14

In the early 1940s, Reggio Emilia, Italy, was a town devastated by World War II. Working to rebuild their community, the people of Reggio Emilia wanted a quick and communal way to teach their children. Teacher and psychologist Loris Malaguzzi began to implement a method based on individual respect and responsibility. The goal was to create a society where democracy was permanent and community was constant, encouraging children to work together and value individual perspective. This approach caught on, and in the early 1990s, schools in the United States began adopting the model. Reggio Children, a mixed public-private organization promoting the rights of children, in collaboration with the North American Reggio Emilia Alliance, created a traveling exhibit — “The Wonder of Learning: The Hundred Languages of Children” — to showcase the values and ideals of the Reggio Emilia approach. This year, Audubon Area Community Services, Inc. and Henderson Community College play host to the self-guided, interactive exhibit, recounting experience from infant-toddler centers, preschools, and primary schools in Reggio Emilia through audio, video, and photography. “The Wonder of Learning” will run Jan. 31 through June 14 at the Henderson Fine Arts Center located at 2660 S. Green St. in Henderson, Ky. A series of lectures are offered Feb. 1-2, March 14-15, and May 16-18. “Our goal is to help people understand what young children are capable of,” says Terry Green, child development manager of Audubon Area Community Services. “We welcome any and everyone who want to learn.” — Sarah McCullum For more information on The Wonder of Learning, see our Guide, Page 122. January | February 2013 127

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An Evening of Giving In one of its largest fundraisers of the year, Holy Rosary Catholic Church is hosting its 21st Annual Holy Rosary Gala on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Market Street. Each year, this ticketed gala is held to raise funds for Holy Rosary Catholic School, the parish school of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. The school is dedicated to providing its students a sound foundation of the Catholic faith, while instilling a deep sense of knowledge and education. The event features dinner, dancing, and a live and silent auction. Correlating with this year’s theme “Fire & Ice,” auction items — items donated by local restaurants, jewelers, and businesses — range from diamonds to refrigerators to fire pits. Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails are served between 5:30 and 7 p.m., with a buffet-style dinner by local caterer Just Rennie’s immediately following. Ticket reservations can be made through the Holy Rosary Parish Office, starting at $70 per person. After Dec. 31, ticket prices are $80 per person. “Because we only have two major fundraisers each year, this gala is extremely important to our school,” says Christine Gilles, development director Holy Rosary Catholic Church. — Sarah McCullum For more information on the Holy Rosary Gala, see our Guide, Page 124.

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The Guide basketball games. Complimentary refreshments will be offered. Location to be announced. 2-3 p.m. Call for more details. 812-465-7188 or

Second Annual Oak Hill World Bazaar

Feb. 9. On the second Saturday in February, Oak Hill School’s gym is transformed into a marketplace with Fair Trade booths, student art booths, American quilt displays, and kids’ craft tables. Children will receive a passport to visit different countries and try their hand at traditional cultural games. The event also includes an international food tasting, where local restaurant owners donate specialty menu items. Proceeds from the event go to local food pantries. Oak Hill Elementary School, 7700 Oak Hill Road. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For details on price, call 812-867-6426 or email Alice Work at alice.

Strawberries & Champagne Annual Scholarship Fundraiser and Silent Auction Centennial Gala

Feb. 9. Evansville-Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., hosts its signature scholarship fundraiser, the Strawberries & Champagne Centennial Gala and Silent Auction. Proceeds from the event go toward scholarships for local high school seniors. The evening will feature dinner and dancing with live entertainment. Evansville Country Club, 3810 Stringtown Road. 7 p.m. $55. 812-457-1148.

Shrek: The Musical

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➤ February 11-17 Journey

Feb. 12. Legendary rock band Journey returns to Evansville for the concert that was previously postponed due to lead singer Arnel Pineda’s illness. They will be joined by Canadian rock group Loverboy. Ford Center, 1 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 7 p.m. $49.50-$89.50. 812422-1515 or

Faculty Recital: Garnet Ungar, Piano

Feb. 12. Garnet Ungar, associate professor of piano at University of Evansville, takes the stage this evening. He has appeared throughout North America as piano soloist with orchestras, recitals, and on radio stations. Wheeler Concert Hall, UE, 1800 Lincoln Ave. 7:30 pm. Free. 812488-2754 or

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

Feb. 14-17, 22-23. Back Alley Musicals presents this Valentine’s Day-appropriate performance that chronicles the lives of more than 20 characters, played by four actors, as they face the trials and tribulations of dealing with the opposite sex. Pangea Center, 1320 Carter Road. 6:30 p.m. opening night; 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sunday. $18 advanced tickets; $20 general admission. 270-925-4963 or

Personally Speaking Series

Feb. 15. The YWCA Personally Speaking Series presents “Our Times: Creating a Community Newspaper” presented by Sondra Matthews, editor and publisher of Our Times Newspaper. YWCA Parlor, 118 Vine St. Noon. $6 (special discounts from series tickets). 812-422-1191 or

Art Educators

Feb. 15. Join local artists and art lovers as the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana opens its new show Art Educators. The Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery, 318 Main St. 5-7:30 p.m. Free. 812-422-2111 or

Night with the Icemen

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Feb. 15. Mended Little Hearts of Evansville, an organization that supports, educates, and encourages families of children with congenital heart defects, is hosting a family fun night at the Evansville IceMen game on Feb. 15. The professional hockey team will donate a portion of ticket sales to the organization. Ford Center, 1 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 7:15 p.m. $12.

USI International Food Expo

Feb. 15. Through the International Food Expo, University of Southern Indiana’s international students share their food and customs with the community. Entertainment includes dancing, traditional costumes, and other performances. The Food Expo is the culmination of USI’s International Week. USI, 8600 University Blvd. $10 in advance; $12 at the door. (Advance purchase recommended as this is a sell-out event.) 812465-1248 or


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The Heidi Chronicles

February 15-17, 21-24. Wendy Wasserstein, winner of the 1989 Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, presents this comedic and poignant play about the Baby Boom generation’s coming of age. The performance follows main character Heidi and her friends over 23 years, exploring the women’s rights movement and its effects on a maledominated world. Shanklin Theatre, University of Evansville, 1800 Lincoln Ave. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15-16, 21-23; 2 p.m. Feb. 17, 24. $14 for adults; $12 for senior citizens, UE faculty, and non-UE students. 812-488-2031 or

Beethoven’s Kings & Emperors

Feb. 16. Along with guest artist Norman Krieger on piano, the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra plays its rendition of Beethoven’s most beloved classics, including “King Stephen” Overture, Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Emperor”), and Symphony No. 7. Victory Theatre, 600 Main St. 7 p.m. $16 and up. 812-425-5050 or www.evansville

Marriage Insurance #1

Feb. 16. Marriage Insurance is the perfect way to prepare for your life after the wedding. So much time and money is spent on making the wedding day just right, but how much is spent on making the relationship just right? This Make It Last workshop gives couples the tools to strengthen their marriage. Discovery Lodge,

Burdette Park, 5301 Nurrenbern Road. 10 a.m.6 p.m. Free.

Audubon Adult Art Series – “Basic Design”

Feb. 16, 23. “Basic Design” is a class for beginning and intermediate artists, introducing the elements and principles of design, simple perspective, and basic compositional patterns. Bring a sack lunch and a drink. Pre-registration is required. John James Audubon Museum, 3100 U.S. Highway 41 N., Henderson, Ky. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $40. 270-827-1893 or

CMB Fundraising Banquet

Feb. 16. Come support the Community Marriage Builders while enjoying dinner from Biaggi’s as well as an inspirational speaker and a testimonial. Discovery Lodge, Burdette Park, 5301 Nurrenbern Road. 6:30 p.m. $20 per couple. 812-4772260 or

Rodney Carrington – “Laughter’s Good” Tour

Feb. 16. Texas native Rodney Carrington has been making audiences laugh for almost 20 years with his unique brand of stand-up comedy. The country music singer-songwriter has recorded eight major label comedy albums, which have sold more than two million copies. Carrington is also an actor, having starred in his own ABC sitcom, “Rodney.” Aiken Theatre, The Centre, 715 Locust St. 8 p.m. $43.75. 812-4355770 or

Montana Skies

Feb. 16. Montana Skies combines elements of classical technique, jazz improvisation, and the power and energy of rock n’ roll. While the

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music defies simple categorization, this fusion has been called everything from chamber rock to psychedelic strings. 8 p.m. $28 single ticket; $15 student ticket. 812-682-3128 or www.

The Gruffalo

Feb. 17. Based on the 1999 children’s book by Julia Donaldson, this cleverly told story fits well into the Jasper Community Arts’ Family Fun Series. The performance follows the life of a small mouse whose cunning wit helps him to evade danger while on a stroll through the woods. Jasper Arts Center, 951 College Ave., Jasper, Ind. 3:30 p.m. $15 for adults and seniors; $8 for students and children. 812-482-3070 or

check it out // Feb. 15

Heart GAmes At 35 years old, Julie Stucki already has endured four open-heart surgeries. Born with a congenital heart defect, Stucki, an Evansville native, co-founded the Evansville chapter of Mended Little Hearts, an organization that supports, educates, and encourages families with children who have congenital heart defects. “While my parents were immensely supportive, I didn’t grow up having someone who knew exactly what I was going through,” Stucki says. Through this organization, her goal is give hope to those children affected, and to show them that leading a normal life is possible. To end the 2013 national awareness campaign, Congenital Heart Defect Week, Mended Little Hearts of Evansville is hosting a family fun night at the Evansville IceMen game on Friday, Feb. 15 at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $12 through the Evansville IceMen ticket office at 530 Main St., and the professional hockey team will donate a portion of ticket sales to Mended Little Hearts. “We hope to raise awareness about congenital heart defects and heart disease in children,” says Amanda Elikofer, board of directors vice president for Mended Little Hearts, “and enjoy fellowship with our families.” — Sarah McCullum

Tickets start at just $16! Additional fees may apply.

Call or order online: (812) 425 - 5050

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For more information on Mended Little Hearts of Evansville, see our Guide, Page 130.

➤ February 18-24 Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Feb. 19. Ladysmith Black Mambazo — led by founder and front man Joseph Shabalala — celebrates 45 years of uplifting music that marries the intricate rhythms and harmonies of the band’s native South African musical traditions to the sounds and sentiments of Christian gospel music. Henderson Fine Arts Center, 2660 S. Green St., Henderson, Ky. 7:30 p.m. $21-$31. 270-826-5916 or

A Chorus Line

Feb. 20. In this 1975 musical, Broadway dancers audition for an opportunity to make it on a chorus line, the chance of a lifetime for these dancing queens who have trained all their lives to be stars on Broadway. The play is a winner of nine Tony Awards, including “Best Musical” and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The Centre, 715 Locust St. 7:30 p.m. $21-$52. 812-435-5770 or

USI College of Liberal Arts Community of Scholars Lecture

Feb. 21. Anthony Webster, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology at Southern Illinois University, will present “The Validity of Navajo is in its Sounds: The Poetics of Punning in Contemporary Navajo Aesthetic Traditions.” Kleymeyer Hall, Liberal Arts Center, University of Southern Indiana, 8600 University Blvd. 3-4 p.m. Call for more details. 812-465-7065 or

“Celebrating 75 Years of Audubon” Exhibit Feb. 21-April 7. Audubon State Park is hosting

an era of exhibits and events for 2013 celebrating its 75th year. “Celebrating 75 Years of Audubon” will be the first exhibit of the grand celebration. The invitational display is open to all members of the Audubon Arts Alliance, Tri-State Art Guild, Henderson Art Society, and the Owensboro Art Guild. John James Audubon Museum, 3100 U.S. Highway 41 N., Henderson, Ky. Opening reception Feb. 21 from 5-6:30 p.m. Free. 270-827-1893 or

Classical Guitar Society

Feb. 22. The Classical Guitar Society of Evansville returns to Wheeler Concert Hall with an exciting season of concerts featuring inspiring new artists from around the world. Wheeler Concert Hall, University of Evansville, 1800 Lincoln Ave. 7:30 p.m. $15 for adults; $5 for students; free for University of Evansville students with student ID. 812-488-2754 or

Sweetheart Weekend

Feb. 22-23. This faith-based weekend for married couples will use biblical principles to draw you closer as a couple and deepen your intimacy. It includes your room on Friday night, three meals (including lunch at the Red Geranium), and all your workshop materials. New Harmony Inn, 504 North St., New Harmony, Ind. 6:30 p.m. $199 per couple. 812-477-2260 or

Startup Weekend Evansville

Feb. 22-24. Come share ideas, form teams, and launch startups. After a successful Startup Weekend 2012 — the first to be held in this region — the University of Southern Indiana Col-

lege of Business is again hosting an opportunity for budding entrepreneurs to make their dreams a reality. Sponsors include Vectren, GAGE, MadStache, and Evansville Commerce Bank. Call for details on location, time, and price. 812-461-5257 or

USI Theatre presents “Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992”

Feb. 22-March 1. “Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992” by Anna Deavere Smith is a documentary drama based on eyewitness accounts of the 1992 Rodney King trial and verdict. Smith uses direct statements made by those who experienced the Los Angeles riots and the devastating human impact of the event. Mallette Studio Theatre, Liberal Arts Center, University of Southern Indiana, 8600 University Blvd. 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 2 p.m. Sunday. Call for more details. 812-465-1668 or www.usi. edu/theatre.

Letters for Literacy Scrabble Tournament

Feb. 23. Teams of three vie for the championship in the Letters for Literacy Scrabble Tournament. Two divisions, competitive or just for fun, attract a range of participants. Commons Area, Ivy Tech Community College, 3501 N. First Ave. 1 p.m. $50 per team of three. 812-429-1222 or

Evansville Day School Masquerade Ball

Feb. 23. Support the Evansville Day School at this annual gala event, which includes dinner, dancing, and an auction. Proceeds from the gala benefit technology and enrichment programs at the school. Evansville Country Club, 3810 Stringtown Road. Time to be announced. $80. 812-4763039. January | February 2013 133

The Guide Charity Ball

Feb. 23. Honoring one of the Junior League of Evansville’s biggest champions, former president Marge Donovan, this black tie soiree features silent and live auctions, an elegant winter dinner, signature “Once Upon a Tini” drinks, and dancing. Executive Conference Center, Casino Aztar, 421 N.W. Riverside Drive. 6 p.m. $125 per person; $150 per patron; $2,000 patron table of 8; $1,200 sponsor table of 8. 812-423-9127 or email or jleoffice@

Mountain Magic

Feb. 23. Mountain Magic brings music of Appalachia with Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring.” Concertmaster J. Patrick Rafferty presents a wonderful solo turn with the Kernis “Air for Violin” and the Beethoven Symphony No. 7, written in the mountains of Bohemia. RiverPark Center, 101 Daviess St., Owensboro, Ky. 7:30-9 p.m. $18.50-$40 for adults; $10.50 for students. 270-684-0661 or

Jazz Society Guest Artist Series

Feb. 24. The Evansville Jazz Society brings numerous well-known jazz artists to the Evansville community through this annual concert series. Past appearances include Pat Harbison, Jamey Aebersold, and Dick Sisto Quintet. Wheeler Concert Hall, University of Evansville, 1800 Lincoln Ave. 4 p.m. $5-$10. 812-488-2754 or

➤ February 26-March 3 University Symphony Orchestra

Feb. 26. An ensemble open to both music and non-music majors, the University Symphony Orchestra is composed of nearly 60 student musicians performing classic works to avantgarde masterpieces. Neu Chapel, University of Evansville, 1800 Lincoln Ave. 7:30 p.m. Free. 812-488-2754 or

IU Soul Revue

Feb. 26. University of Southern Indiana’s Black History Month Event features the IU Soul Revue from Indiana University-Bloomington. The IU Soul Revue exhibits the timeless sounds of R&B, soul, funk, and contemporary urban black popular music. Carter Hall, University Center, USI, 8600 University Blvd. 7 p.m. Free. 821-465-7188.

Breast Cancer: Ensuring Quality Care Symposium

Feb. 27. This one-day symposium for nurses, health professionals, and breast cancer survivors is co-provided by Evansville Tri-State Affiliate Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the University of Southern Indiana. National and regional expert physicians will provide a comprehensive update on the latest in breast cancer research, recent advances in diagnosis, surgery, and systemic therapy. Carter Hall, University Center, USI, 8600 University Blvd. 7:50 a.m.-4:30 p.m. If purchased by Feb. 13: $75 for the public; $25 for breast cancer survivor and graduate students; $15 for undergraduate students. 812-464-1989 or online at

RopeWalk Visiting Writers Reading Series

Feb. 28. Chad Simpson, a teacher at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., will read from his short fiction as a part of University of Southern Indiana’s RopeWalk Visiting Writers Reading Series. He is the winner of the 2012 John Simmons Short Fiction Award and a recipient of an Illinois Arts Council fellowship in prose. Traditions Lounge, University Center East, USI, 8600 University Blvd. 5-6:16 p.m. Call for more details. 812-4641916 or

USI College of Liberal Arts Faculty Colloquium

March 1. An ongoing series in which University of Southern Indiana Liberal Arts faculty discuss current research. Susan Spencer, instructor in criminal justice, will talk about her work. Kleymeyer Hall, Liberal Arts Center, USI, 8600 University Blvd. 3 p.m. Call for more details. 812-465-7089 or

Tiny Tots’ Art: “Little Rembrandts” — Funny Bunnies

March 1. Appropriate for ages 3 to 5, “Little Rembrandts” will meet the first Friday of every month with a different theme. March’s theme is Funny Bunnies Art, so dress for a mess and discover the world of Art with Miss Kim. All children must be accompanied by an adult, and preregistration is required. John James Audubon Museum, 3100 U.S. Highway 41 N., Henderson, Ky. 10:30-11:30 a.m. $5. 270-827-1893 or www.

Let your pet star in the new issue

Vanderburgh humane Society is again producing this popular book, first published for its 50th anniversary in 2007! Celebrate the special bond with your pet and lend a helping paw to homeless and abused pets by featuring your family or business in a beautiful commemorative coffee table book.

Four levels of participation are available, and each includes a professional photo shoot with you and your pets. For more details and pricing, contact the Vanderburgh Humane Society. Reserve your spot by March 31, 2013.

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Mardi Bras

March 1. Eclectic, classy and fun, Mardi Bras incorporates a unique style show that showcases the artistic endeavors of the southwestern Indiana arts community. Professionals and amateurs alike are welcome to participate in the juried show that features artwork in the form of corsets, brassieres, or eveningwear. Casino Aztar Conference Center, 421 N.W. Riverside Drive. 7:30 p.m. $25 general admission; $125 VIP paired seating; $500 VIP table (8 tickets). 812-421-0059 or

Symphony of Color Art Contest Exhibition

March 1-12. Encouraging creativity in local youth, the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra teamed up with the Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville and the Evansville Museum of Art, History & Science to showcase artwork from area students. The young pupils, grades 1-5, were given a song to listen to and then instructed to create a piece of art based on what they heard. Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville, 22 S.E. Fifth St. Museum hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Museum admission: $7. 812-425-5050 or

Youth Art Month — High Schools

March 1-13. This exhibit features the artwork of local high school students. An opening reception takes place March 3 from 5-8 p.m. Krempp Gallery Exhibit, Jasper Arts Center, 951 College Ave., Jasper, Ind. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.5 p.m. Monday-Friday; until 7 p.m. Thursday; 12-3 p.m. Sunday. Free. 812-482-3070 or

Old National Bank’s Maple Sugarbush Festival and Pancake Breakfast

March 2-3. This annual festival celebrates the maple sugar harvest from the trees of the Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve, and includes educational experiences for all ages. It also offers a hearty breakfast, including sausage, allyou-can-eat pancakes with pure maple syrup, and juice, milk, and/or coffee. Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve, 551 N. Boeke Road. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. $8 for adults; $5 for youth ages 4-12; free for children under 3. 812-479-0771 or

Trivia Tonight

March 2. Gather a team of four to eight to compete for the title of trivia champs. Trivia Tonight benefits Aurora and its mission to prevent and end homelessness in the Evansville area. Enjoy cocktails and dinner before the games begin. Evansville Country Club, 3810 Stringtown Road. 6-10 p.m. $75. 812-428-3246 or www.aurora

➤ March 4-10 Symphony Chorus Dinner Concert

March 4-5. Join the symphony chorus for its annual fundraiser dinner entitled “An Evening of Andrew Lloyd Webber.” Settle Memorial United Methodist Church, 201 E. Fourth St., Owensboro, Ky. 7-8 p.m. $20. 270-684-0661 or www.

Great Lakes Valley Conference Men’s and Women’s’ Basketball Tournament March 7-10. The Great Lakes Valley Conference Basketball Tournament makes its first

appearance in the Ford Center as it returns to Evansville this year. Ford Center, 1 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Call for time and price. 812422-1515 or

The Rat Pack Is Back!

March 8. What happens in Vegas all started with The Rat Pack. This spirited show recreates one of the famous “Summit at the Sands” nights with Vegas’ four favorite sons: Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, and Joey Bishop. The Rat Pack is Back! features uncanny vocal recreations, unbridled humor, and a live, 12-piece orchestra. RiverPark Center, 101 Daviess St., Owensboro, Ky. 7 p.m. $45.50-$55.50. 270-687-2770 or

Bowl for Kids’ Sake of Henderson County

March 9. Bowl for Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters largest national fundraiser, raising more than $20 million annually for children in need across the country. Because of Bowl for Kids’ Sake, more Bigs and Littles can be paired up, more friendships can be created, and improved outlooks on life can be started. Simply start a team of five or six members, secure sponsorships (a minimum of $100), and start bowling. Echo Lanes, 1896 Second St., Henderson, Ky. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. 812-425-6076 or

Tia Fuller

March 9. With her saxophones and flute accompanied by piano and bass, Tia Fuller brings a jazzy groove and energy that’s uniquely hers. It’s no surprise that artist Beyonce has chosen Fuller for her tours and recordings. Rapp-Owen Granary, 413 Granary St., New Harmony, Ind. 8 p.m. $28 single ticket; $15 student ticket. 812682-3128 or

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Final Detail Instagram Inspiration We filtered through your photos

In our last issue, we asked readers to share their favorite pictures with us on the social networking site Instagram. We received more than 100 submissions. Here we present our favorites. The next Evansville Living photo contest will feature food. Selected images will appear in our March/April issue also including the annual Flavors Dining and Menu Guide. To enter, tag your favorite food pictures with @evansvilleliving and use the hashtag #ELfoodphoto. We will accept submissions until February 15.




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1. Rainy view of a new record shop in town. Photo by David Rudibaugh (@therudibaughs). 2. The train’s a-comin’. Photo by David Rudibaugh (@ therudibaughs). 3. A lovely silhouette foils light and color, exuding depth and emotion. Photo by Hannah Evans (@hannahhhbananaz). 4. “My five-year-old’s favorite new record.” Photo by John Bugg (@heirloomrecords). 5. An everyday across-the-street view turned extraordinary by the sun’s perfect angle. Photo by Emily Nalin (@extraordinary_emz). 6. Boundless freedoms. Photo by Danielle Becker (@beckerdanielle). 7. Remembering age 14 through fun-loving cousins. Photo by Tara Nally (@tarapants). 8. An unmistakable Downtown Evansville icon. Photo by Justin Girdler (@jwg88). 9. “A giraffe and some zebras at #meskerparkzoo.” Photo by Whitney Sivad (@misskitty786).

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