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Features 28 March/April 2012 • Vol. 13, Issue 2


Three-Point Play


Strong family ties, a competitive spirit, and natural talent put the Zeller boys at the top of their game.

Among Friends


An outpouring of generosity from the community makes the University of Evansville president’s home feel welcoming for Tom and Sharon Kazee.


Food for any mood


Despite Evansville’s many dining offerings, it still is easy to fall into a “What are you in the mood for?” rut. For those uninspired evenings when work has drained all energy, those early mornings that need an extra kick-start, and those weekends when you want to try something new, consider our recommendations of mouthwatering meals (and drinks) right here in the River City. 4 MAR | APR 2012 Evansville Living

On the Cover Spring cuisine at Madeleine’s: A Fusion Restaurant by Jordan Barclay

Dear Friends,

I want to thank you for your faith and continued confidence in Evansville Commerce Bank. We just recently completed our capital drive during a challenging economic climate and it is heartening and motivating to know Evansville will support their own. As a locally focused bank, we couldn’t do anything without our shareholders and customers…so we do everything we can to serve our community and our shareholders’ interests. We are pleased to announce that Evansville Commerce Bank has hired Diana Couch and Paula Calvert, two very well-known mortgage lenders in our market, to lead our mortgage division. Moving forward, residential mortgage banking will be a major focus for our bank and we are quite fortunate to gain two experienced professionals who understand the need for outstanding service and that saving time means saving money. Diana Couch has been hired as the department’s vice president and will be responsible for the overall growth of the division. Paula Calvert is assuming the role of mortgage assistant vice president and will assist Couch in the running of the department and facilitating the customer loan process. Couch has 23 years of mortgage lending experience in Indiana, working the last 16 years in Evansville, and Calvert’s Evansville mortgage career dates back 21 years. Both mortgage experts have an excellent track record of helping people live their dreams, and are very well-respected by realtors and builders throughout the Evansville area. We expect that they will quickly increase our bank’s reputation among those who appreciate their efficiency, speed and strong communication skills associated with closing home loans. I’m excited to add their enthusiasm and strong work ethic to the Evansville Commerce family. Sincerely, Thomas L. Austerman, President & CEO BUSINESS BANKING • PERSONAL BANKING • MORTGAGE BANKING • CASH MANAGEMENT Mar | apr 2012 5

69 Chew on This Tasty tidbits on the dining scene 113 Dining Directory More than 300 restaurant listings

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136 22 By the Numbers How we weather the weather 23 Comfort Zone Christy Rolley’s village and her fight to thrive




More Inside In Every Issue 10 From the Editor The Right Ingredients 12 Conversation 13 Epilogue 14 Snapshots 160 Final Detail Dime Store Cakes and a Bus Station Diner

Good Living 17 Encyclopedia Evansvillia One-hundred years of Girl Scouts

18 Likes What we really like right now 19 The Doctor is In Bipolar Disorder myths 19 Shelf Life Three locally authored books reviewed 20 Model Citizens One couple’s road to parenthood 21 Worth the Drive A WorldClass venue for entertainment in Carmel, Ind. 22 Evansville Centric A tribute to Evansville icon, Larry Aiken


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24 Case Closed Evansville’s run-in with the mob 34 Travel Journal Ready your map for these culinary destinations

49 Swatch Watch Tangerine Tango 50 Digging In Enhancing curb appeal 50 On the Market 51 What’s In Store Fair Trade 52 Collectibles Not your standard cookie cutter 52 Sell This House An HGTV makeover 53 Artful Living A local colorist finds his niche in décor painting

Food & Drink 65 Now That’s Sweet Citrus treats with a twist 66 In the Kitchen Gnocchi Carbonara 66 Cooking Secrets Herb garden and grill 67 Chefs’ Spring Meals Local chefs talk spring food favorites 68 Kid’s Meal Raising culinary prodigies 69 To Try The prettiest deviled eggs 69 Kitchen Gadget Homemade soda

136 Fifteen Minutes A master speed painter stays humble 138 Social Life Wintry Mixers 140 Entertainment Center Funny guy Michael Rosenbaum comes home to make a movie 143 The Guide The definitive source on where to go and what to do 146 Check It Out Noteworthy homes 149 Check It Out An earthwide extravaganza 150 Check It Out A whole new world 155 Check It Out Girlfriends unite 157 Check It Out Let the dancing begin

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The Right Ingredients


uch of my time at home is spent in the kitchen. I’m fortunate to have a large kitchen in my old home, thanks to renovations by the families who lived here before us, and improvements we have made, as well. The cabinetry is custom, local, and my appliances all are of good quality, though some now are fairly old. I have a nice gas stovetop with a hooded vent. My kitchen gets a workout, which I know is a familiar sentiment. I grew up knowing a bit about preparing good meals. My parents both were good cooks. My Granny was a great Southern cook, and my Grandma Gunther and great-grandmother Mother Mac in Iowa served solid Midwestern and Northern fare. Of course, my cooking has evolved through more than two decades of marriage and family life. My children say I’m a good cook, though they’d like more variety. Decreasing home time in the evening due to school activities and sports often means a serviceable but uninspired dinner — some grilled protein, a starch, and a salad. My family teases me about collecting recipes and cookbooks they think I rarely use. They’re wrong; I do use recipes — for inspiration as I create my own meals, doctoring up dishes with what I have on hand or with what I think will work nicely.

Inspire is what we aim to do with this issue of Evansville Living — the issue of the year with the greatest focus on food. After page 64 of this issue, you’ll find the Flavors Dining Guide highlighting menus of popular eateries around town. Also in Flavors, six local chefs imagine a menu endued with the brightness of spring. We know food is fun, too, and that’s what we had putting together the feature, “Food for Any Mood” (page 40). Try our daylong themes like a progressive dinner party or our mood food suggestions to create your own day of culinary adventure.

I’m very pleased to present in this issue an excerpt of Herb Marynell’s and Steve Bagbey’s manuscript, The Mob Murder of America’s Greatest Gambler. In the story “Case Closed” (page 24), we present a chapter from the book revealing Ray Ryan, the Evansville oilman killed by a car bomb at an East Side health club in 1977, as a fast living, bookie cheating, Hollywood insider. This is a fascinating piece of Evansville history for those who remember or felt the explosion that killed Ryan and knocked out power on the city’s Southeast Side 35 years ago, and for newcomers who are not yet familiar with the lore of Evansville’s brush with the mob. I hope you enjoy this issue! As always, I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely,

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Conversation Fine Job Thank you for your kind note with the enclosure of the 2012 City View magazine. Despite having so little to work with, in me, I commend you on doing such a fine job with the feature story (“Call Him Chuck,” City View 2012). Most Reverend Charles C. Thompson Bishop of the Diocese of Evansville

An Artistic Compliment What a stunning article (“Arts Smarts,” City View 2012)! I was so pleased. It was a pleasure working with you, and I appreciate the press for the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana. I have received many, many compliments — great job! Nola F. Wright

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Another Food Find Via the latest issue of Evansville Living, my husband and I learned about a new food place, the Steak and Take Grill. I had no idea this food find was located on the parking lot of where the old Wesselman’s Grocery Store (at Newburgh Plaza) used to be. Once again, thanks for keeping us informed. Patricia Jackson, Evansville

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In “Out of the Sky” (January/February 2012) we reported that the death of James Gibson Jr., who worked the scene of the Feb. 6, 1992, Kentucky Air National Guard C130B Hercules crash, was ruled a suicide just weeks after the tragedy, though the family disputed the coroner’s ruling. In fact, the succeeding coroner overturned the original ruling and declared James Gibson Jr.’s death an accident. We apologize to the family of James Gibson Jr. for this error. 12 MAR | APR 2012 Evansville Living

“Sharon and Tom (Kazee) feel like life in Evansville is the perfect blend of Midwestern spirit and Southern hospitality. As someone who has also recently moved here from a southern state, I heartily agree.”

Sharon Mosley

While visiting with Tom and Sharon Kazee for this issue’s feature on the May House, Sharon Mosley was impressed with the couple’s friendliness and their willingness to share their newly

renovated home. Mosley and her husband Scott, who are from Little Rock, Ark., now live in the Riverwalk Condominiums overlooking the Ohio River in Newburgh, Ind. Mosley writes a weekly fashion column and home and lifestyle articles for Los Angeles-based company Creators Syndicate. She is also an adjunct instructor of English at the University of Southern Indiana.

“To say it’s a unique story might be the understatement of all sports understatements. Unprecedented is a better word. Steve and Lorri Zeller had a better chance of winning Powerball than pulling this off.”

Michael Pointer

Michael Pointer has been a sports writer for the Indianapolis Star since 1998, but he looks back fondly at seven years spent at the Evansville Courier & Press before that. One of the main reasons – besides meeting his wife here and the birth of his son at Deaconess Hospital – was covering area high school basketball. He jumped at a chance to profile the Zeller basketball family of Washington, Ind., and its three famous sons, Luke, Tyler, and Cody.


THE GOODWILL CONTINUES ing first interviewed John Hull, a former Gibson County farmer living in the municipality of Tizimin in the Yucatan state of Mexico, trying to improve the lives of those who live there through better medical care (“Don John: The Man, the Myth, the Legend,” March/April 2009). A follow up in the fall of 2010 revealed the difficulties of shipping large equipment into foreign countries (“A Big Hull,” October/November 2010). American Medical Response held an ambulance for nearly one and a half years while the Rotary Club of Evansville struggled through procedures to get the vehicle to the Yucatan. As of February 2012, challenges remain and friendships have been strengthened. A team of six, including former Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel and his wife Patricia, returned to Tizimin in early February to celebrate the start of the Rotary Club of Tizimin and to establish a sister

Evansville. Weinzapfel signed the sister-city documents and spoke on behalf of the city of Evansville, expressing pleasure with the arrangement and anticipation of cultural exchange programs. Jeffrey Berger, president-elect of Evansville’s Rotary Club, spoke on behalf of the civic organization. Mayor Lloyd Winnecke also provided a letter of encouragement regarding the relationship. “You could tell the people at the banquet were greatly honored,” says John Whinrey, a local attorney who made the trip. “Many people were anxious to have their pictures taken with the Weinzapfels and the Evansville Rotarians.” It appeared this might be the extent of the trip — it was discovered that the small hospital the group hoped to reopen in the village of Colonia, Yucatan, was owned by a federal social service agency, the IMSS (Institute of Mexican Social Security). The

cultural exchange // A delegation of

Evansville Rotary Club members and former Evansville mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel and his wife Patricia established a sister-city relationship between Evansville and Tizimin in Yucatan, Mexico in February. The group also plans to support the medically underserved region by reopening a small hospital in the village of Colonia.

agency was hesitant to trade it for a different building owned by the municipality; however, after deliberation, Mexican President Felipe Calderon agreed. After the funding for renovations is determined — a split between the municipality, the state government, and the federal government — the hospital will likely open in about a year. The Evansville Rotarians also have a second ambulance for Tizimin, as well as equipment amassed by the Rotary Club of Owensboro, Ky. They hope to deliver the donations by the end of June. — Wendy Hudson

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of Boonville, Ind., Jane Shoulders of Newburgh, Ind., and Joan and Clyde Fardig of Boonville, Ind., stood with Evansville Living at Luau Kalamaku.

Evansville read their copy of Evansville Living while aboard the M/S River Allegro on their way from Prague, Czech Republic, to Hamburg, Germany.

5Three & A Half Women: Four generations of Evansville women — Eden Richards, Eryn Pinnell, Kathy Blair, and great granny Sharon File — spent quality time with Evansville Living in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

5Good Company: While cruising through Glacier Bay, Alaska, aboard the Island Princess, Sara and Ken Hart of Evansville stood with Evansville Living and 16 friends: Tom and Janet Moore, Mike and Jenny Head, Connie Mesker, Marilee Hartman, Mel and Cookie Singer, Stan and Shirley Elfreich, Gilbert and Rosie Adler, Mark and Jane Elfreich, Ken and Sara Hart, and Doug and Melissa DeMoss.

5Locally Represented: At the 2011 Educational Forum and Meeting for the International Association of Administrative Professionals in Montreal, Canada, Sharon Katterjohn, president of Evansville’s IAAP chapter, and Misty Embry, the corresponding secretary, brought Evansville Living as a third local representative.

5 Tee Time: Longtime friends enjoyed Christmas break with Evansville Living on the links in Hilton Head, S.C. Adam Schenk of Vincennes, Ind., plays golf for Purdue University; David Mills of Evansville plays for Indiana University; and Max Bowling of Evansville plays for the University of Indianapolis.

5Aloha: On a trip to Kauai, Hawaii, Kay Carter

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5Travel Buddies: Enjoying retirement, Ron and Tess Grimm traveled to Ridgway, Colo., for a visit with Les and Susan Watson, formerly of Evansville. The couples took Evansville Living with them to the Animas Forks mine in Silverton, Colo.

5Avid Swimmers: At the Now Jade Riviera Cancun resort in Mexico, Randy and Jennifer Moore of Evansville, Susie Dreiman of Monroe City, Ind., and Tye Waldroup of Evansville swam with Evansville Living.

5Cultured: Posing with their tour guides, Mann

and Vikram, in Agra, India, friends from the Evansville area stand with Evansville Living at the Taj Mahal: Missie Carrigan, Cecile Martin, Laura Stucki, Cory Mills, John Nugent, Daniel Knight, Pamela Rhodes, Allie Boyles, and J.P. Nugent.

5Making a Difference: Members of the Evansville Egyptian Band — a unit of the Daughters of the Nile, an organization that raises funds for Shriners’ hospitals — traveled to Tampa, Fla., with Evansville Living for the Daughters of the Nile Supreme Session.

4Alaskan Adventure: For two weeks, Evansville Living spent time in Alaska along with Evansville friends Mike and Elaine Will, Randy and Kathy Fehrenbacher, Falcon and Sonji Luigs, and Dave and Pat Greenwell.

4Quality Time: While vacationing with his grandmother Charlotte Hatfield of Evansville, Zion Cole stopped to pose with Evansville Living on the Disney Cruise ship. Hatfield takes each of her grandchildren on a cruise for some quality one-on-one time.

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preserved notes following that first sale reported only eight boxes left over. In early 1937, as flood waters covered much of Evansville, Girl Scouts rallied to the community’s needs and served countless hours in the local Red Cross headquarters making bandages, tending to infants and small children left homeless, and assisting in gathering dry clothes for flood-ravaged citizens citywide. During World War II, local Girl Scouts worked in area hospitals and helped out at the USO stations, serving donuts to soldiers en route to Europe and the Pacific. Today, no longer just the Raintree Council, the organization is called Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana. CEO Jan Davies says the new name reflects the “geographic anchor” of its territory in the local area. The organization serves almost 10,000 people every day through the work of 5,600 girls and 1,500 adult volunteers. And those cookies? Locally, more than 450,000 Dressed to Serve // Though it has evolved over a boxes were sold in 2011, century of service, the Girl Scout uniform still today identifies members. The 1940s-era uniforms of the late Isabella Fine (above) representing 60 percent of and the uniform of Marjorie Soyugenc, the former Executive the local council’s budget. Director and CEO of Welborn Baptist Foundation (bottom left), Beginning March will be on exhibit at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and 16, an exhibit will be on Science. Also on exhibit is Girl Scout memorabilia the Girl Scouts display at the Evansville of Southwest Indiana have amassed through the years. Museum of Arts, History and Science to commemorate the 100th anniversary, and will include the uniform worn by Isabella Fine among other treasures of the Girl Scouts. ­— Kelley Coures

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Brubeck, Hillary Clinton, and the late Isabella Fine all have in common? They are all great women, and they all were Girl Scouts. The organization celebrates 100 years in March, and here in Southwest Indiana, their good works (and delicious cookies) keep going. Founded by Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low in Savannah, Ga., in 1912, the Girl Scouts of the United States reached the Tri-State area in about 1923. The early history of the local troops is not entirely clear. Lone troops sprung up around the area from 1923 until 1932 when officially recognized troops were recorded — the first in Jasper, Ind. A Brownie troop organized at St. Benedict Cathedral in Evansville that year, and the newspapers reported interest in Girl Scouting had grown so prevalent that more than 250 members were on the rosters by summer. That year, the first rally — held to bring the troops together — took place in Evansville. It drew 285 in attendance at the Agoga Tabernacle (a Bible study congregation located on Fourth Street). In 1933, the official Girl Scout Committee began supervising the local troops’ activity. The late Evaline Karges, wife of Edwin Karges Sr. (son of Karges Furniture founder Albert Karges) and chair of the committee, began an important tradition that fall: she contacted the Century Biscuit Company in Indianapolis to produce 3,750 dozen cookies to sell as a fundraiser. Her carefully

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Emotional Rollercoaster A local physician uncovers common misconceptions of bipolar disorder When Evansville Living wrote about

bipolar disorder in the September/October 2006 issue (“Bipolar Disorder,” p. 44), Edwina Kempf, whose son suffers from the condition, had granted money to the St. Mary’s Foundation for a bipolar wellness center. The facility offers several services including a support group and workshops for patients, families, and friends. Dr. Juan C. Cabrera Jr., an adult and geriatric psychiatrist at St. Mary’s Health System, helps patients who suffer from the condition, which the National Institute of Mental Health says affects 2.6 percent of the United States adult population. Here, Cabrera clears up myths about bipolar disorder.

Myth: Bipolar disorder is just a fancy name for mood swings. Anyone can have a mood swing, but that doesn’t make them bipolar. Bipolar I is the occurrence of a manic episode, and Bipolar II is a hypomanic episode. In a manic episode, you get into trouble somehow — with work, relationships, financially, or legally.

With a hypomanic episode, you have similar symptoms, but you don’t get into the trouble. A manic episode has to last a week, and you have to have had other symptoms, too — a decreased need for sleep, racing thoughts, you’re distractible, or do potentially dangerous things like spending a lot of money or having sexual indiscretions. You have to have at least three of these manic symptoms, along with the mood problems, to receive a manic diagnosis.

child shows similar problems, then I can see where that diagnosis can be made or looked at strongly.

Myth: Bipolar disorder is a debilitating disease.

Like any other illness, there’s a spectrum of severity. My bipolar patients can be professionals in medicine, law, or are very successful entrepreneurs. If you look at people who Dr. Juan C. Cabrera Jr. have been diagnosed with Myth: Children can have bipolar disorder, many bipolar disorder. of them are very famous in the arts and sciences — Ernest Hemingway, Jane It’s not really until the mid-20s when one’s Pauley, Thomas Edison. They can use first manic episode occurs. That’s really when I can give the diagnosis of bipolar disorder. So, these manic states to fuel their creativity and productivity. Even though there are technically, unless the child has shown a manic some very severe and sad cases, it doesn’t episode, they can’t be diagnosed with bipolar necessarily have to disorder. A 5-year-old won’t spend a bank acbe that way. count or have sex. However, if there’s a strong — Trisha Weber history of bipolar disorder in the family and the

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Death Rides the Sky: The Story of the 1925 Tri-State Tornado More than 80 years have passed since a 1925 tornado left its mark on the central United States. From southeastern Missouri to southern Illinois and then through southwestern Indiana, entire cities were destroyed and nearly 700 people were killed — more than 70 in Indiana. In her book Death Rides the Sky, Angela Mason has compiled stories from survivors, each with a story of how they were touched by the deadliest tornado in U.S. history. Black Oak Media 2011

Create Your Own Luck After years studying some of the luckiest people around the world — their habits, choices, and beliefs — Susan Hyatt discovered the one thing they all had in common: Lucky people think lucky thoughts. In her book Create Your Own Luck, Hyatt, a master certified life coach from Evansville, gives readers seven key steps to help them become their own lucky stars. Journey Grrrl Publishing 2011

The Reluctant General In his autobiography, The Reluctant General, Brig. General Billy R. Cooper shares personal anecdotes with quick wit and honesty. After a 33-year Army career, Cooper retired to Newburgh, Ind., last year to work for Earle C. Clements Job Corps Center in Morganfield, Ky. Finally, the general had time to write his story, starting with his childhood in Texas and progressing through his years in the military. Xlibris Corporation 2011 Mar | apr 2012 19

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A Hopeful Cause Jackie and Nate Monroe’s once quiet home is now overflowing with the sounds of parenthood One look at the boisterous,

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10-month-old twins and it’s hard not to be captivated by their bright blue eyes. Their chunky legs and curious nature disguise that they were born seven weeks early. Although it’s not a cakewalk for new parents Jackie and Nate Monroe, the chaotic and loud life that Jude and Ava bring them is a breath of fresh air. The Monroes — longtime supporters of nonprofit organization March of Dimes, and one of this year’s signature families at the annual walk — have endured a painful journey to parenthood. “It was a long road,” says Nate. “And we didn’t know if it was going to happen.”

Moving to Evansville seven years ago, the Minnesota natives entertained the idea of having a family. Nate, an Army veteran, had just finished a tour in Iraq, and Jackie, now an anchor for 14 WFIE, landed a job with WTVW-Fox 7, bringing them to Indiana. They realized quickly that Evansville was the kind of community they wanted to call home, says Jackie. “We decided to get out of the rat race and put down some roots.” Before they knew it, Jackie was pregnant with their first son. Harrison had spent 33 weeks in his mother’s womb before he was born. He was seven weeks from being full-term and

had been thriving. On Nov. 11, 2009, the day they welcomed Harrison Crew Monroe into the world, Jackie and Nate did what all new parents do; they took countless photos, obsessed over his long, beautiful eyelashes, and cried as they told their baby boy how much they loved him. The only difference: their tears were of sadness rather than joy. The day before, at a routine check-up, the nurse couldn’t find Harrison’s heartbeat. “It didn’t dawn on me until the nurse said, ‘I’m sorry,’ that he was gone,” says Jackie. “And then it was like time stood still.” Harrison had a condition called Velamentous Cord Insertion,

which means the umbilical cord wasn’t attached properly. Jackie was induced the next day. “We didn’t see it coming,” she says. About four months later, Jackie became pregnant with twins, but lost them early in her pregnancy. “It was a dark time when we lost the first set of twins,” Nate says. “Probably the darkest time in our lives.” Frustrated with Mother Nature, the couple took a step back to mourn. After another four months, they tried again. Excitement set in when they learned of the third pregnancy, but so did the fear. At 20 weeks, Jackie went into early labor, spending the rest of her pregnancy in and out of the hospital. When she reached 33 weeks, on the exact day in her pregnancy that Harrison was born, Jackie gave birth to Jude and Ava, naming her son after the patron saint of hopeless causes, St. Jude. The twins spent a month in the NICU at Deaconess Women’s Hospital — and now are right on track with other children their age. On April 28, the Monroes will share their story at the March of Dimes walk, advocating for an organization that gave hope to their hopeless cause. “Harrison is still very much a part of our lives,” Jackie says. “There’s a part of our heart that is forever missing and will never be replaced. But we approach things differently now. It inspired us to continue on with the March of Dimes.” — Trisha Weber

Raising Babies // After a long road to parenthood, Nate and Jackie Monroe are thankful for their 10-month-old twins, Ava and Jude.

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To find out more about the March of Dimes Walk, see our guide, page 157.

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enticing reasons to visit the Hoosier capital: The Center for the Performing Arts in Indianapolis’ posh northern neighbor, Carmel. The 1,600-seat Palladium concert hall is the clear eye-catcher of the ambitious development, the crown jewel of Carmel’s Center for the Performing Arts, inspired by architect Andrea Palladio’s Villa Capra “La Rotonda” (1566). In addition to the 154,000-square-foot Palladium, the Center for the Performing Arts includes the Studio Theater, a flexible black box theater that opened last March, and the Tarkington, a 500-seat theater that opened last August. The performing arts complex is the cornerstone of Carmel City Center, a $300 million mixed-use redevelopment championed by longtime Carmel Mayor James Brainard. City Center is a pedestrian-oriented city-within-a-city designed to offer cultural and civic programming, a center green, residential apartments, office space, a boutique hotel, and numerous restaurant and retail venues. The Palladium also is the new home of the Feinstein Foundation for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook, making the Foundation’s museum-quality archive of American popular songs available as never before to scholars and the public. (The Great American Songbook is a hypothetical construct representing the best American songs of the 20th century.) With the Indiana roots of legendary songwriters such as Cole Porter and Hoagy Carmichael, as well as the Center’s artistic director Michael Feinstein’s own Midwest roots, the Foundation’s relocation to Carmel is something of a homecoming for this trove of American music. The inaugural season of the Center for the Performing Arts (January-June 2011) offered 20 concerts representing five distinct series: Classics, Great American Songbook, Jazz Roots, Country, and Dance. Highlights included classical concerts by the Vienna Boys Choir, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Cleveland Orchestra; the Jazz Roots series’ performance showcasing divas Diane Reeves, Jane Monheit, and Nikki Yanofsky; and a Great American Songbook series with the platinum-selling crooner Michael Feinstein, Broadway

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When You Go: legend Marvin Hamlisch, and vocalist Debbie Boone. The Country series brought Vince Gill and Clint Black to the Palladium stage. My husband and I were completely impressed when we enjoyed a concert by American pop/rock musician Chris Isaak at The Palladium last December. Isaak was equally impressed with the venue, remarking on its grandeur and acoustics during his performance. — Kristen K. Tucker

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Picture Perfect In the summer of 2011, Aiken Theatre was furnished with a lively portrait of a longtime Evansville entertainment icon Below the “Aiken Theatre” sign in the

lobby of The Centre’s auditorium now resides an energetic portrait of a smiling Larry Aiken, the colorful entertainment promoter, civic and political leader, and the late namesake of the auditorium. Created by graphic designer and Larry’s old friend Tom Trebing, the vibrant portrait captures the “pop-art” feel that Trebing and Larry’s wife Suzanne wanted, with stylized purples, yellows, and oranges. Suzanne Aiken recalls she knew exactly what she wanted in the portrait. “It needed to be colorful,” she says. “Dull and bland wasn’t going to say ‘Larry.’ That wasn’t his personality.” Trebing agrees. “(Larry) was not a formal man,” he says. “He was a harddriving, highly creative, in-your-face kind of guy.” Trebing suggested pop art, and it was settled. No other medium would better represent the man they knew. “Put bell-bottom

pants on him, his feet up on the desk, that’s Larry,” Trebing says. It was also important to both Suzanne and Trebing that Larry was portrayed before his heart attack in 2001. Suzanne provided Trebing with different photographs before they chose a grainy newspaper picture from the mid-’80s, which Trebing recreated and colored using Adobe Illustrator. In February 2009, Larry’s friends organized a roast in his honor: “An Evening with Lonesome Larry” (referencing a nickname that dated back to Larry’s high school job as a DJ for WEOA). The roast concluded with the announcement that the Centre’s auditorium would be named after Larry. Surprised by the honor, Larry chose the name “Aiken Theatre” and helped create the sign’s format. Almost a year later, in February 2010, Larry died from health problems related to his longtime smoking habit, which he abandoned after his heart attack. In April that same year, Aiken Theatre was dedicated. At that time, Suzanne realized a portrait was needed. While in touch with Trebing to finalize the portrait, Suzanne worked with The Centre for permission to hang the picture in the lobby. It was finally displayed toward the end of summer in 2011. Suzanne says the portrait is a great way to embody Larry’s work in Evansville, which began when he was just 14 years old. The couple dated in high school and married in 1963 when they were both 22 years old. Suzanne was with Larry throughout his entire career, during which he managed nearly 1,500 shows. He retired in 1999.

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Visit our website to read our conversation with Larry Aiken in the February/March 2009 issue of Evansville Business.

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And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make. —Paul McCartney, “The End”

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I did not ask Christy Rolley if she likes the Beatles. We talked about her sledding accident, the long coming renovations to the Newburgh, Ind., home of her family of six, and the schedules of her active grade-schoolaged children. We discussed her upcoming chemotherapy treatments, the vicious infection she battled after her double mastectomy, the style the former hair stylist might try with her wig, and the amazing network of lifelong and new friends, family, area businesses, churches, and educators who have lent support to the Rolleys — first when Christy was paralyzed, and continuing through her diagnosis of breast cancer last fall. As we talked, I was reminded of the Beatles tune about love being given and received in equal measure. “Christy never complains,” says friend Lisa Keith of Henderson, Ky. “Christy is the same person she always was,” echoes friend Jill Lucy of Newburgh, Ind. “Christy is one of a kind,” says friend Angela Hammelman, also of Newburgh, Ind. “She didn’t change a bit.” Christy says, “I feel like I took from them once, and here I’m back now, with even stronger needs.” On Jan. 31, 2010, Christy, now 46, was in a sledding accident at Helfrich Hills Golf

Course on the city’s West Side. A slow moving winter storm had left Evansville with eight inches of snow, and like many families, the Rolleys headed to the hills for fun. Christy and her four children — William, Ellen, Isaac, The Rolley Family: Randy and Christy; Sam, 8; and Sam — were sledding with Christwins Isaac and Ellen, 10; and William, 12. ty’s sister, Cathy, and her two children, Jacob and Emma. Late that afternoon, his son, Jeremy, and home remodeler Ron Christy struck a tree while sledding on a Shekell, the master bedroom and bath are tube with Emma. In a split-second reflex, now on the first floor, an elevator transports Christy threw Emma from the tube and she Christy to the upstairs bedrooms of her was not injured. Christy, however, struck her children, and the former kitchen has been head and back. She was transported to Deagutted and rebuilt as handicap accessible. coness Hospital, where an MRI confirmed The home renovations were underway she fractured her T8 and T9 vertebrae and on Oct. 18 last year when Christy discovered sustained a spinal injury, paralyzing her from a lump in her breast. Cancer was confirmed, her sternum down. Later that week, Christy underwent a six-hour stabilization surgery to and Christy underwent a double mastectomy. Before reconstruction surgery could be repair the broken vertebrae. scheduled, a serious infection set in at the On Feb. 12, Christy was flown to Shepsurgical site. Christy says that was the worst herd Spinal Center in Atlanta to begin three she ever had felt. months of therapy. Her lifelong friend Jill She now receives chemotherapy treatKeepes traveled with her. While Christy was at the Shepherd Center, ments, which conclude in May. her husband of 16 years (they dated for 10 years “Christy is so positive; such a fighter,” before they married), Randy, an Evansville na- says Lucy. “The breast cancer was such a blow, though, because all she has is her upper tive and pharmaceutical sales representative, and a network of friends began organizing the body, and then to have a double mastectomy and a serious infection, and now chemodaunting tasks ahead of the family. Among therapy. Nothing is easy for Christy, but this them was navigating woman will get there.” the federal vocational rehabilitation services Christy, a native of Tell City, Ind., has no memory of the sledding accident. Her family program that eventutalks about sledding, and if the winter had ally, more than two presented enough snow, she suspects her years later, helped children would have enjoyed sledding. “They provide the extensive are not fearful,” she says. home renovations Her head now is shaved. Son Sam helped necessary to accomhis mom cut her hair — in the special salon modate Christy. sink installed at waist level — and buzzed his Today, thanks to a own hair in a sweet show of support. wide circle of people “It takes a village,” Christy says. “And I who have pitched in, have a wonderful village.” including builders John Mattingly and — Kristen K. Tucker

Unaltered Support // With the consistent support of friends and family, Christy Rolley is equipped to face any battle. Back row, left to right: Rolley’s sisters Carla Harris and Cathy Fuchs, Angela Hammelman, Julie Greer, mother-in-law Kay Rolley, Christie Hargis, and Amy Strobel. On the sofa, left to right: Lisa Keith, Susan Porter, Amy McDowell, Christy Rolley, Jill Keepes, and Jill Lucy.

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the murder of ray ryan

His Cheating Heart Nearly 35 years ago, fast living and a run-in with the Mob cost Evansville oilman Ray Ryan his life in a car bombing that clearly pointed to organized crime Excerpt by Steve Bagbey and Herb Marynell

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vansvillians old enough to remember Oct. 18, 1977, will recall the day our sheltered city experienced its brush with the Mob. A car bomb exploded outside of Olympia Health Spa (on Bellemeade Avenue just east of Green River Road) shortly after 1 p.m., damaging a nearby apartment building, hurling debris nearly a football field away, knocking out power on the Southeast Side of town, and killing the Lincoln Continental Mark V’s occupant, local oilman Ray Ryan. Ryan, described by some as a “larger than life character,” traveled often and lived the lifestyle of the rich and deceptive, the former earning him friendships with some of Hollywood’s greatest star power of the day — Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope — and the latter connecting him with gangsters such as Frank Costello and Frank Erickson. These relationships were further strengthened through his partnership with actor William Holden to develop the Mount Kenya Safari Club in east Africa, a playground for the rich and famous and high-ranking members of organized crime. Ryan’s murder intrigued Steve Bagbey, a 29-year-old patrolman working in the detective office who arrived on the scene that afternoon. Bagbey would eventually become the lead investigator in the case, heading across the country and back in search of answers (“Ray Ryan Unsolved,” Evansville Living, November/December 2004). In a 2002 interview with Evansville Courier & Press reporter Herb Marynell, Bagbey said, “Raymond John Ryan from Watertown, Wis., was one of the most fascinating guys I never met.” In their manuscript The Mob Murder of America’s Greatest Gambler, Herb Marynell

Celebrity Status // Ray Ryan’s acclaim brought him status among celebrities from Palm Springs, Calif., to Miami. Clockwise from top left: Ryan and his wife Helen with their daughter Rae Jean in Miami. At the El Mirador Hotel in Palm Springs (top right), the Ryans celebrated with friends, including Bing Crosby and his son, Lindsay, prior to Bing and Lindsay’s ocean voyage to France. Above, sunbathing with the actor Bruce Cabot, and left, Ryan, middle, is photographed and Steve Bagbey reveal Ray Ryan’s wager- with actors William Holden and John Wayne.

ing penchant.

Chapter 38: Cheating Bookies Ray Ryan already had headed west in the late 1940s to Los Angeles, Hollywood, Las Vegas, and Palm Springs. In LA, he rented a suite at the Beverly-Wilshire Hotel for extended periods. Old and newly acquired friends stopped by. Card-playing went on all hours of the day, and he was betting heavily on horse racing. No one could miss him.

Allen Smiley, always looking for the next rich “sucker” to take for a bundle, heard of Ryan’s heavy betting and asked about him. Smiley once chaperoned a wealthy oilman to the New Orleans-area Beverly Club owned by Frank Costello and Philip “Dandy Phil” Kastel, then to a Las Vegas casino, and finally a gambling den in the Midwest. In the process, the oilman lost “a small fortune” of $100,000 or more in each place. Smiley hoped Ryan might be his next victim.

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Tommy Guinan, whose sister was Prohi- Another scam involved his frequent bition-era actress and New York nightclub lunches with bookies, who never turned hostess Texas Guinan, knew Ryan betted as down a meal with one of their biggest betmuch as $125,000 a day, but warned Smiley tors. They’d meet before the races began to stay away from him. Ryan liked to place and never were out of each other’s sight large bets at post time and often made a kill- before lunch. As the waiter passed out the menus, ining when he could get a bet down. side Ryan’s was a piece of paper Ryan, hoping an unsuspectlisting the winners of the first two ing bookie might be willing to His enormous or three races. Ryan pretended to accept his bets after post time, personal appeal scan the menu while memorizing developed elaborate schemes the note. He earlier had slipped the to learn the race winners. One also brought him scam was to sequester himself into contact with waiter $500 to pass the informain the shower in his hotel suite movie stars, studio tion to him. During lunch, the men talked while his friends — gamblers executives, and about a lot of things, and eventuand bookies — waited in the producers in LA living room to go to the track. and Palm Springs. ally Ryan casually mentioned he’d like to place bets on the early races Meanwhile, Ryan sneaked in at the track. Some bookies never a phone call to a spotter at the suspected anything, believing he couldn’t track to find out who had won the first race. When he left the bedroom, Ryan apolo- know which horses won because he was with gized for making the guys miss the first race, them the entire time. Bookies who took the adding he really had a favorite horse he want- bets of $10,000 or more on each race soon ed to bet on. Usually one of the waiting book- discovered lunch was a costly affair. ies — certain Ryan had no idea who actually That wasn’t cheating to Ryan. It was won — accepted his bet on the race. Ryan just being smart enough to get the edge on picked up thousands of dollars in the process. the next guy — something they were trying

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to do to him. Early on, he managed to pull off the charade numerous times, but later most bookies shied away from taking his bets after post time regardless of whether they had been with Ryan the entire day. He never bet huge bundles of cash on the scams ($10,000 wasn’t a large bet for Ryan) because he considered it a practical joke rather than a money-making scheme. He loved to amuse his friends with stories of how he put one over on a bookie. His enormous personal appeal also brought him into contact with movie stars, studio executives, and producers in LA and Palm Springs. Hollywood folks flocked to Palm Springs to get away from prying eyes and the hubbub of sprawling LA. The pace in Palm Springs was slower, the weather milder, and no one cared what anyone did behind the walls and iron gates of the mansions. Ryan relished being around movie stars and executive moguls, cementing friendships with Johnny Rosselli (an influential mobster) and other hoods who made California their empire and Palm Springs their pleasure palace, and drawing into his sphere of influence wealthy businessmen in the relaxed atmosphere of dinners and galas in Palm Springs and LA. Ryan would collect hundreds of photographs of himself with movie stars and other new friends.

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and Ray Ryan excelled at both, notes retired police investigator Steve Bagbey (opposite, right), who together with retired newspaper writer Herb Marynell (left), has authored a book on Ryan’s death, excerpted here.

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WILDCATTER // Oil and gambling do mix,

One of Ryan’s famous acquaintances was Phil Regan, a well-known tenor who had appeared in two dozen motion pictures in the 1930s and 1940s. Regan had just starred in the role of Lucky Ryan in the 1946 movie “Sweetheart of Sigma Chi” when they met. Born in 1906, Regan grew up in a cold-water flat in Brooklyn, the son of Irish immigrants. He later joined the New York City Police Department, and at a party given by a vaudeville producer, he went to a piano and sang. A radio executive hired him and his career as the “singing cop” began. Through Regan, Ryan would meet young multimillionaire Chicago businessman Ralph E. Stolkin, and that partnership would lead to one of the largest oil strikes in West Texas, the financial backing of a Dean Martin/Jerry Lewis movie, and going headto-head with Howard Hughes for ownership of a major Hollywood studio.

Editor’s Note: Herb Marynell and Steve Bagbey currently are seeking a publisher for the 309-page manuscipt.

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Team Zeller

Three-point Play Photo of Luke Zeller by Marcus Snowden, University of Notre Dame. Photo of Tyler Zeller by Jeffrey A. Camarati, University of North Carolina. Photo of Cody Zeller provided by Indiana University Media Relations.

Strong family ties, a competitive spirit, and natural talent put the Zeller boys at the top of their game By Michael Pointer


uke Zeller wasn’t much different than any typical oldest brother. He liked to rag on younger siblings Tyler and Cody every chance he got. If he could show them up on the basketball court outside the family home in Washington, Ind., so much the better. But he also had to live by the No. 1 canon from his father Steve, who learned it from his father while growing up in smalltown Iowa in the 1970s. “Grandpa’s rule was that you could pick on each other or mess with each other all you want,” says Luke, the 2005 Indiana Mr. Basketball winner as a player at Washington High School. “It shows you guys are close to each other and comfortable with each other. But if I ever hear you didn’t stick up for your brothers, you’ve got to answer to me when you get home.” The three Zeller boys got their share of blessings: all of them standing at least 6 feet 10 inches tall surely helped on the court. But something in addition to talent turned Steve and Lorri Zeller’s home into one of

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the most significant in Indiana’s rich basketball history. Maybe it simply was the fact that they had each other’s backs, or that the oldest would provide the proper example for the next in line. “They were always competitive growing up,” Lorri says. “We might have pizza for supper, and they would turn it into a contest as to who could eat the most slices. And I definitely think they looked to Luke and what he did and fed off that.” Luke, Tyler, and Cody all won Mr. Basketball honors. They all led the hometown Hatchets to Class 3A state titles and were ranked in the top five of their respective classes as seniors. They all went on to excel at the highest levels of college basketball — Luke, now 25, at the University of Notre Dame; Tyler, 22, at the University of North Carolina, where he is wrapping up his senior season; and Cody, 19, one of the nation’s top freshmen this season playing at Indiana University. “They’ve got great character about them,” Washington coach Gene Miiller

Why They Play: Though none were born in Indiana, the Zeller brothers epitomize Hoosier basketball legends. Luke (left photo) played for Notre Dame University and graduated with a degree in management entrepreneurship. Tyler (middle photo), a senior at University of North Carolina, scored 12 points in UNC’s Dec. 6, 2011, 97-48 non-conference victory over the University of Evansville.  Cody (right photo), a Freshman at Indiana University, dunks for two of his 11 points in IU’s 73-72 buzzer beater over University of Kentucky, Dec. 10, 2011.

says. “They’re humble. They just have great values and they’re not ashamed to live those values.” None of the three Zeller sons are Hoosier natives. Steve and Lorri were high school sweethearts while growing up in Springville, Iowa (population: 1,074). He stood 6 foot 4 inches tall and played three sports on the prep level before graduating from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. She was a 6-foot basketball and softball player at NCAA Division III Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Al Eberhard, her older brother, was an all-

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instilled in Luke, Tyler, and Cody Zeller that although they may pick on each other, they will always stand up for one another. Through their college basketball careers, they’ve been each other’s biggest fans.

full-time starter at Notre Dame. His career highest scoring average was 4.9 points per game his senior season. He graduated with a degree in management entrepreneurship and now plays for the Austin Toros of the NBA’s Developmental League. He also is the founder and president of DistinXion, a nonprofit organization that uses sports to teach character and leadership development. (DistinXion will host a camp at the Downtown YMCA August 10-12.) “He was the leader,” says Lorri, noting he was the valedictorian of his senior class at Washington. “Luke is a real social person. If he walks into a room full of people, he will have shaken hands with everyone there and learned something about every one of them.” Tyler won the ’08 Mr. Basketball award while leading the Hatchets to another state title. He was slowed by wrist and foot injuries during his first two years at North Carolina, but capped a superb junior season by averaging 25.8 points and 8.8 rebounds in four NCAA Tournament games and also earning first academic all-American honors last year. Lorri calls Tyler the most focused of the three. Miiller, who took over at Washington in June 2005, before Tyler’s sophomore season there, says his success was probably the least expected. “He had a nice game against Barr-Reeve in our first game of his sophomore season, and some lady comes up to Lorri and says, ‘I didn’t know you had a middle son,’” Miiller says with a laugh. “He didn’t have all that publicity. Everyone talked about Luke in junior high. Everyone talked about Cody. No one talked about Tyler. That little chip on his shoulder made him work harder to be a Mar | apr 2012 31

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Culinary Destinations

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made sarsaparilla root beer and homemade vanilla ice cream presented in a float. At Tamara’s Café, also in Apalachicola, zesty Latin flavors perk up the menu. House specialties include pecan-crusted grouper, taste of Apalachicola stew, Cuban black bean soup, and a Caribbean banana split — a fried banana topped with vanilla ice cream, fruit compote, and drizzled with chocolate syrup.

ulinary vacations are all the rage; they’ve become true gastronomic adventures for hands-on learning or pure entertainment. Here, we present three trips focused nearly entirely on dining: Franklin County, Fla., where you’ll dine from

the nursery bed of the Gulf of Mexico; Elkhart Lake, Wis., a resort lake community where restaurants innovate with locally-sourced bounty; and a tightly edited Manhattan food lovers’ trip. Ready your maps!

We’re Salty! By Kristen K. Tucker

plain that extends from the Gulf of Mexico to the mountains of North Georgia, Franklin County, Fla. — home to Apalachicola and St. George Island — truly offers the bounty of the bay in dining. Erik Lovestrand, acting manager of the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, emphasizes the importance of Franklin County to Florida’s culinary flavor: 90 percent of the state’s oyster crop is produced there. Harvest your own oyster breakfast fresh from the bay with an experienced oyster-

man who also will invite you to shuck them, and eat the oysters on crackers, dashed with hot sauce. If you’d rather a chef handle your oysters, visit Up the Creek Raw Bar in Apalachicola, where Chef Brett Gormley infuses his menu with exciting culinary trends. Oysters are prepared in tasty variations; clams, locally grown, are steamed with white wine and seasoned with unsalted butter — Asiago cheese bread sops up the addictive broth; and grouper is delectably wrapped in bacon. Not always on the menu but worth inquiring about: home-

BOUNTY OF THE BAY // The rich estuarine waters surrounding Franklin County, Fla., make Apalachicola and St. George Island (pictured here) a fresh-seafood lovers’ paradise. Top, an oysterman shucks his daily haul for customers; below, bacon-wrapped grilled grouper from Up the Creek Raw Bar.

Photos by Kristen K. Tucker

Benefiting from the richness of the flood

When you go to Franklin County, Fla: Franklin County Tourist Development Council

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Up the Creek Raw Bar Sweet Serenity // Clockwise from top left: The Arlington Hotel in Downtown Hot Springs; original stained glassed ceiling in the Fordyce Bathhouse turned museum; Maurice Bathhouse; Anthony Chapel in Garvan Woodland Gardens; and houseboating on Lake Ouachita.

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Northern Culinary Exposure By Kristen K. Tucker

Escaping our sweltering Southern Indiana summers is a decade-long tradition for many local families, and a handful have sought cooler breezes in Elkhart Lake, Wis., about an hour north of Milwaukee. Alan and Sandy Newman of Evansville have spent summers in Elkhart Lake, and neighboring Sheboygan for nearly four decades; Bob and Candy Shetler have spent summers there for 46 years, though Candy’s family began visiting in 1955. “This laid-back lake community has been a favorite destination of ours for many years,” Newman says. “Elkhart Lake is a close-knit area that offers golf, water sports, and dining that are all a real cut above. “The restaurants all are homegrown; no chains, and the food is outstanding,” Newman adds. “Whether brunch or dessert at Seibkens (an Elkhart Lake family institution right out of “Dirty Dancing”) or a double Johnsonville brat (right from the local plant), you are reminded what a special place Elkhart Lake is to visit. There are more upscale restaurants in Sheboygan and Elkhart Lake than you might imagine based on the size of these quaint communities.” According to village board president Alan Rudnick, a friend of the Newmans, “Elkhart Lake is a village of 967 residents that can boast having 16 restaurants.” A favorite dining spot of the Newmans is the Paddock Club, known for its hanger steak. Chef Lynn Chisholm presents wellmade, simple food. Half portions of handmade fresh pasta are offered so you can sample more dishes. The Shetlers enjoy the charming delicatessen and coffee shop Off the Rail (it literally is), featuring an impressive lineup of sandwiches including the Freight Train: Nine-grain bread filled with turkey, havarti cheese, bacon, sprouts, onion, tomato, and creamy horseradish. It tastes like summer.

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Other notable dining experiences in Elkart Lake include: Lake Street Café: Behind the familystyle pizzeria and friendly bar is a cozy dining room with white linen, candles, an excellent wine list, notable martinis, and a tempting California bistro style menu. Back Porch Bistro: Located in Victorian Village Resort, a beautifully restored vintage resort on the lake, the Back Porch Bistro uses local produce, artisanal Wisconsin cheese, and only the best ingredients in

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its seasonally-changing menu. Summers get lively at Victorian Village with its Barefoot Tiki Bar. The Osthoff Resort: Elkhart Lake’s premier resort, the AAA Four Diamond Osthoff Resort, is home to a French cooking school, L’ecole de la Maison, offering guests single and multi-day courses on artisan breads, chocolate desserts, specialty pastas and sauces, and a five-course holiday dinner. Lola’s on the Lake, with panoramic views of the water, offers an eclectic lunch and dinner menu. Set aside your concerns over a rich meal and enjoy Black Angus carpaccio or duck risotto fritter, Lola’s soup trio, veal ragout with chestnut potato gnocchi, or osso buco Milanese. Save room for vanilla crème brulee. Siebkens Resort/Stop-Inn Tavern and Restaurant: Internationally known as the “best bar on the racing circuit” (a reference to the area’s racing history and Road America), the Stop-Inn is a favorite with locals and tourists. Stop in, and you’ll see why.

RESORT FARE // Anchoring the resort village of Elkhart Lake, Wis., The Osthoff (above) was recognized by Condé Nast Traveler in its 2011 Reader’s Choice Awards as a Top Mainland U.S. Large Resort. Left, chianti-braised veal osso bucco from The Paddock Club and a toasted panini sandwich from Off The Rail. Below, grand views and an eclectic, French-influenced menu are offered at Lola’s on the Lake in The Osthoff.

When you go to Elkhart Lake, Wis.: Wisconsin’s Elkhart Lake The Osthoff Resort L’ecole de la Maison Lake Street Café Off the Rail Café Paddock Club Siebkens Resort/Stop-Inn Tavern & Restaurant Back Porch Bistro Road America

Savor the City By Trisha Weber

Embarking on a visit to The Nation’s

other Manhattan locations (Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Financial District, Penn Quarter, and in the Nauti Mobile, a traveling Luke’s Lobster truck), the East 7th Street restaurant sits right beside another dining delicacy, Caracus Arepa Bar. This is important. Sprinkled with lemon butter and topped with secret spices, the lobster roll at Luke’s Lobster is flavorful enough to turn any seafood pessimist into a believer. Inside a toasted New England-style, split-top bun, the chilled lobster — or crab, or shrimp, or all three — offers the perfect combination of hot and cold. The best part: the seafood comes straight from Maine, where founder Luke Holden grew up lobstering on the coast, and is processed immediately after

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Greatest City can seem overwhelming. New York City attracts more than 40 million guests each year. At peak time, sidewalks are filled with high-heeled women carrying knock-off Gucci handbags, suited businessmen, hippies, and tourists. For the latter, blending in with the others often seems impossible. It’s OK. Enjoy the touristy hotspots such as Times Square and the 9/11 Memorial — you’d be missing out if you didn’t. Marvel at the tall buildings while taking as many photographs as you like. The faux pas is playing it safe on the dining scene. Don’t fall into the Hard Rock Café rut. Manhattan has so much more to offer; live like the locals. Head to Luke’s Lobster in the East Village. Although this gem also resides in five

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Double Dipping // In

New York City’s East Village sit two restaurants with two very different menus. As next-door neighbors, the restaurants share clients who often save room for the meat and bean filled arepas from Caracus Arepa Bar (above) after enjoying a fresh lobster, shrimp, or crab roll (left) from Luke’s Lobster. Mar | apr 2012 37

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Travel Journal the boat docks. The website says it best: “It doesn’t take a master chef to make a great lobster roll; it takes great lobster.” You will be asked to add a soda or beer, chips, and a pickle to your roll — don’t. Save room for an arepa from next-door neighbor Caracus Arepa Bar. “Double-dipping” between restaurants is a common practice among locals, for good reason. The small interior is only one reason a line is inevitable at this popular restaurant; the other is the corn flour, pita-like “sandwiches” that come filled with a variety of meat, vegetables, and beans. Called arepas, this unique dish hails from Venezuela, where its versatility — and deliciousness — often makes it the center of every meal. For a more let’s-take-our-time-andstay-for-a-while approach to dining, New York’s Mulberry Street staple Le Mela Ristorante in Little Italy has been delivering for 25 years. Recommending one item from Le Mela’s menu doesn’t do the restaurant justice; it’s best to bring a large group to experience the three, five, or seven-course family-style dinners boasting several choices of appetizers and antipasti (baked clams, fried calamari, asparagus parmigiana); pastas (gnocchi, tortellini, rigatoni pomodoro); main dishes (veal francaise, chicken scarpariello, shrimp marinara); and desserts (tartufo, cannoli, tiramisu). Although single dishes come just as beautifully and delicately presented, Le Mela’s is best experienced in the good company of many.

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When you walk into American Senior Communities, the difference is clear: there is a passion our people bring to their work that you simply won’t find in any other senior healthcare community. When someone chooses to live in one of our communities, we become an extension of their family. We take the time to get to know each of our residents and their families on a personal level. Our communities are made up of individuals and with that in mind, we focus on serving individual needs.

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We’ve all heard that before, but there’s simply no room for dining indecisiveness with so much to choose from. If spring has you feeling amorous, perhaps you’re in the mood for a daylong romantic menu extravaganza. Breakfast isn’t just for breakfast, of course — sometimes we crave it all day. Perhaps you want to give meatless a try. Whatever your food mood, we have a day planned for you. We’ve taste tested our way through a variety of cuisine. Stay in your dining comfort zone or try something new. Let our Food for Any Mood recommendations be your guide to good eating.

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Granola Cookie

The Granola Jar Café & Bakery

This cakey congregation of all-vegan ingredients can pull a double shift, serving as breakfast or dessert. The Granola Jar’s signature blend of cranberries, raisins, walnuts, sunflower seeds, oats, and a dash of cinnamon packs the cookie, made with a healthy blend of soy yogurt and canola-oil butter, with flavor. 1033 E. Mount Pleasant Road • 812-437-1899 •

Pear Salad

Café 111

This savory salad of fresh baby field greens, crumbled Gorgonzola cheese, candied spiced walnuts, and crisp, fanned pear slices is sure to make your mouth water. The homemade pear vinaigrette dressing features roasted, fresh pears and is the secret to this dish’s delectable flavor. 111 S. Green River Road • 812-401-8111 •é-111.html

String Beans with Pancakes

Jimmy Jeng’s Szechuan Chinese Restaurant One of Jimmy Jeng’s “top 10” dishes, the string beans with pancakes can be found in the light and healthy menu section — pancake is synonymous with tortilla. Garlic sautéed green beans are prepared and then quickly wrapped in four tortillas as part of the meal presentation. Dinner and a show. 669 N. Green River Road • 812-479-7600 •

Spinach and Feta Pizza

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The Slice

For his master’s degree in professional studies at Cornell University in Cornell, N.Y., Eric Weber’s thesis was a business plan for By the Slice Pizza. Known now as The Slice, Weber’s pizza joint near the University of Evansville is revered for its thin, crispy slices of pie. Going meatless is easy with a slice topped with spinach and feta, drizzled with olive oil, and punctuated with garlic — simple perfection. 2011 Lincoln Ave. • 812-402-8518

White Rabbit Coffee Beverage Penny Lane Coffeehouse

While it’s hard to go wrong with any syrup-based coffee beverage, this indulgent blend of coffee, white chocolate, and almond is better than what you might get from the well-known franchise competitor. Top it off with whipped cream; you’re already betraying your diet. If you’re going to cheat, cheat well. 600 S.E. Second St. • 812-421-8741. • Mar | apr 2012 41

Volcano Roll Sushi Lunch Bento Nagasaki Inn

Remember unpacking your lunchbox as a kid? Consider this the lunchbox reinvented. Arriving in a well-organized tray is the Volcano Roll, bursting with fresh salmon, spicy tuna, and cream cheese, and drizzled with spicy mayonnaise. Accompanying the savory main attraction is a cup of warm miso soup, a fresh green salad, crisp egg roll, and the “chef’s special” appetizer of the day. 5720 E. Virginia St. • 812-473-1442. •

Garlic Chicken

First impressions count, and this elegant chicken dish, including sliced onions, mushrooms, and carrots in a tangy brown sauce, arrives at the table aside fresh, shredded lettuce topped with a beautifully-carved radish rose. Of course, the proof is in the taste, and the vegetables are cooked to just the right tender-crispness before receiving the glaze of perfectly seasoned, mildly spicy sauce. 5636 Vogel Road • 812-475-2888 •

Bavarian Apfel Strudel The Gerst Haus

Germany is known for its hearty, flavorful cuisine: frankfurters, beer, and warm apple strudel. This dessert — warm, baked apples seasoned with cinnamon in a flaky crust, topped with two generous scoops of frosty vanilla ice-cream and a tantalizing homemade rum sauce — bolsters the country’s reputation as a solid culinary contender. Guten appétit! 2100 W. Franklin St. • 812-424-1420 •

Turkish Coffee

Manna Mediterranean Grill Try Turkish coffee at Manna Mediterranean Grill if you don’t plan to go to bed early. This very strong coffee is made by bringing finely ground coffee, spices such as cardamom, cinnamon, and nutmeg, sugar, and water to a boil three times, allowing it to cool very briefly between boilings. Manna Grill offers its Turkish coffee in a special long-handled copper pot and serves in tiny cups. The bubbly froth that forms on the coffee’s surface is thought to be a sign of good fortune for anyone who gets some in their cup. 2913 Lincoln Ave. • 812-473-7005 •

Huevos Rancheros

El Maguey Grill Mexican Restaurant A traditional Mexican medley is a must-have American breakfast. Two eggs, any style, arrive smothered in warm salsa and share the plate with Spanish rice and refried beans. Accompanying the dish are four steamy flour tortillas for a quad of createyour-own breakfast burritos. Or use the last tortilla to soak up the remaining salsa — it’s too good to waste. 3225 Warrick Drive, Boonville, Ind. • 812-897-6666

Montadito de Queso and Meil Eclipse Spanish Tapas Bar and Restaurant

If you are familiar with the childhood treat of whole-wheat toast smothered with cream cheese and drizzled with honey, you’ll enjoy this flavorful dish that easily one-ups the homemade creation, remaining true to the delightful flavor combination. Goat cheese tops four slices of toasted whole-wheat bread. The combination is then sprinkled with almonds and drizzled with honey. Save this dessert-like dish for last. 113 S.E. Fourth St. • 812-463-6040 42 MAR | APR 2012 Evansville Living

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Fit Frappe Donut Bank

Being fit never tasted so good. This frosty treat packs a hefty 20 grams of protein, while slipping in only 3.5 grams of fat, one gram of sugar, and a mere 130 calories. The “shake” comes in three tasty flavors — vanilla latte, mocha, and espresso — and boasts a fuller, creamier flavor than other “light” frozen coffee beverages, even if you forgo the optional whipped topping. With or without a delicious donut, this is a must-try for breakfast or a snack on the run. Eight locations in Evansville, Newburgh, Ind., and Princeton, Ind. •

Steel-Cut Oatmeal Coffee Cottage & Café

With a medium-sized house blend coffee, a cup of steel-cut oatmeal from the Coffee Cottage & Café is an energy-boosting wake-up call. Steel-cut oats are chewier and nuttier in taste than rolled oats, resulting in a hearty breakfast. If you prefer a little extra flavor, blueberries with a sprinkle or two of brown sugar should meet the need. 612 S. Weinbach Ave. • 812-401-1930

Nutella Crepes IHOP

Quiche du Jour

Faint flavors are not IHOP’s style. The fresh strawberries and fruity glaze that adorn this dish’s light and fluffy crepes get right to the point: a delicious breakfast. The Nutella crepes feature banana slices and a generous helping of the sweet hazelnut spread. Top it all off with whipped cream and add the fact that IHOP is open 24/7, and you know you’ll never be without a sweet, satisfying dining option. 601 N. Burkhardt Road • 812-471-0510 •

Lorenzo’s Bistro & Bakery

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Go ahead and take for granted the menu’s description of the quiche du jour as “extra tall.” It’s layer upon layer of daily specials, such as meatballs with Swiss cheese and cherry tomatoes, and constants: eggs and cheese in a flaky puff pastry. The salad on the side is rich with fresh veggies and greens, and serves as the perfect companion for the towering quiche. 972 S. Hebron Ave. • 812-475-9477

Fried Louie Burger Bar Louie

Circled on the menu as a Bar Louie specialty, the Fried Louie Burger promises to deliver a unique flavor agreed upon by loyal patrons. What sets this burger apart from others served with lettuce, bacon, and cheddar cheese is one small, taste-altering ingredient: a fried egg. Without dominating the tasty carnivore delight, the egg offers a glimpse of breakfast for those morning cravings at night. Don’t pair it with orange juice — but maybe a Havana Classic Mojito. 7700 Eagle Crest Blvd. • 812-476-7069 Mar | apr 2012 43


Carousel Family Dining The Carousel’s short stack, offered all day, allows you to enjoy pancakes for breakfast or dessert. Three pancakes arrive golden, fluffy, and stacked neatly on a plate that leaves little room for the overflow of syrup. A pallet of butter atop the stack melts instantly, and the hot maple syrup seeps through each layer for a sweet, sugary taste from start to finish. The bottom pancake soaked in syrup is the best — melt-in-your-mouth, true comfort food. 5115 Monroe Ave. • 812-479-6388

Shyler’s Wood Fired Grill Don’t worry if you can’t see the tender, shredded barbeque pork or chicken on your plate. It’s there — and plenty of it, smothered by a melted layer of Jack and cheddar cheeses. Keep your fork — you’ll need it if you run out of tortilla chips while there’s still a generous amount of barbeque and cheese left over. Until then, leave it on the table. The best way to enjoy this appetizer is with your fingers. Jalapenos on the side add just the right kick, and ranch dressing is a crowd-favorite cool down. 405 S. Green River Road • 812-476-4599 •

Pork Tenderloin and French Fries Stockwell Inn

Ready to get your meal on? This is your combination. The generously portioned, battered, deep-fried-to-perfection tenderloin overtakes its soft, white bun and is dressed to perfection with your choice of lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise. Not to be overlooked, the golden, crinkle-cut fries are the perfect sidebar to this meal-sized sandwich. 4001 E. Eichel Ave. • 812-476-2384

Lobster Bisque

Zoup! Fresh Soup Company Comfort in a bowl is what we sought at Zoup!, a popular franchise restaurant with two locations in Evansville. We found it in a bowl of lobster bisque. This steaming soup made traditionally with lobster chunks, butter, and a touch of sherry rivals lobster bisque offered at fine dining establishments. 6240 E. Virginia St. • 812-477-2664 4660 N. First Ave. • 812-423-1800 • 44 MAR | APR 2012 Evansville Living

West Bay Blueberry Crumb Pie Grand Traverse Pie Company

If you have a passion for real fruit filling surrounded by a golden pastry crust, this is your pie. Not only is it packed with plump, juicy blueberries, the crumb topping gives the impression of a cobbler the way it melds with the fruit beneath it. Order à la mode. 6245 Vogel Road • 812-477-7437 •

Hot Caramel Apple Cider

La Sombra Coffee Roasting Co. & Cafe The menu board lists only apple cider, but La Sombra is happy to add caramel to your steaming hot beverage to satisfy your craving for that little something extra. As a flavorful start to your morning or as a comforting afternoon pick-me-up, this cup of goodness is best served with the optional whipped cream topping. 318 Main St. • 812-492-4567

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Knob Hill Tavern For a restaurant known for its hot, sizzling fiddlers, the 20-ounce, arctic-frosted mug of beer is just as satisfying. Choose from any of 10 tapped beers — from a premium Stella to a domestic Budweiser. We suggest pairing the menu’s catfish with a Three Floyds; grilled salmon and tuna with a Bell’s lager; and steak with a Rogue stout. Anticipate a refreshingly smooth finish — just don’t be surprised if there are ice chips in your last gulp. 1016 State Route 662 W. , Newburgh, Ind. • 812-853-9550 •

Raspberry Bellini-Tini Edgewater Grille

A light, raspberry-infused cocktail that is perfectly pink and goes down smooth. The refreshingly fruity blend of raspberry champagne and raspberry vodka, with just the right splashes of lime and Sprite, give each sip a tart and semi-sweet finish. While the drink can accompany a meal, it certainly stands alone. 1 E. Water St., Newburgh, Ind. • 812-858-2443 •

Portuguese Potato Chowder Cafe Arazu

The aroma of semi-sweet, creamy broth is mouthwatering. Tender chunks of potato, sausage, and chicken stock add thickness to each spoonful, and the colorful assortment of chopped ingredients — spinach, carrots, white pepper, onions, celery, fennel, and kale — create an interesting variation of flavors that don’t stop until the last spoonful. 17 W. Jennings St., Newburgh, Ind. • 812-842-2200


Vecchio’s Italian Market

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A square-cut, rich and hearty Italian favorite that boasts textured layers of Italian sausage, ground beef, thick tomato sauce, and ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan cheeses, all pressed between blankets of smooth lasagna noodles. Its top layer of sprinkled mozzarella arrives bubbling, and each bite brings along a string of cheese.  14 W. Jennings St., Newburgh, Ind. • 812-490-7879

Crabcakes The Tin Fish

Order these crab cakes for a taste of Maryland. Fresh, white crab meat is blended with celery, onions, breadcrumbs, spices, and Old Bay seafood seasoning, and hand formed into round patties. Lightly breaded, the cakes are flaky and golden brown and share the plate with fries and coleslaw. If you want to turn the spice up a notch, request horseradish. Homemade cocktail and tartar sauces always are available. 300 W. Jennings St., Newburgh, Ind. • 812-490-7000

Caramel Apple French Toast Taste of Perfection

The single portion of this delicious breakfast boasts two pieces of white bread, dipped in egg, grilled to a golden hue, and blanketed with cooked cinnamon apples in a warm, buttery caramel sauce. The accompanying maple syrup simply is not necessary. Pass it to someone with pancakes. 8133 Rose Hill Road, Newburgh, Ind. • 812-853-8443 Mar | apr 2012 45

Salt-seasoned Sea Bass Madeleine’s: A Fusion Restaurant

This salt-seasoned sea bass with broccoli rabe and saffron risotto on the side spells romance. The risotto is toasted to bring out a nutty flavor, and the additions of saffron, rice, and sautéed onions are all brought together with Parmesan cheese. A strawberry-orange gastrique (think classic French sweet and sour sauce) with white wine, a touch of rice wine vinegar, and sugar offers a sweet and drizzly finish. 423 S.E. Second St. • 812-491-8611 •

Gorgonzola Walnut Salad and Olympian Pasta Acropolis Restaurant

Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano

No need to compromise savory or sweet with these juicy dates wrapped in not-too-chewy but not-too-crispy folds of bacon. The toothpick-speared fruits sit in a bowl of hot, syrupy balsamic glaze and are served straight from the oven. Save a couple for dessert and eat them with vanilla ice cream. You’ll be pleasantly surprised. 6401 E. Lloyd Expressway • 812-421-0800

Eggs Benedict

Truffles Eatery & Catering Because the original breakfast sandwich isn’t widely found on local menus, it’s a real treat to begin the morning of a special day with eggs Benedict at Truffles Eatery & Catering in Newburgh, Ind. As pretty to look at as it is good to eat, Truffles’ eggs Benedict is classically prepared: perfectly poached eggs atop Canadian bacon on lightly toasted English muffins and dashed with a light, lemony Hollandaise sauce. You have a fun day ahead; make your eyes bright with a Truffles’ mimosa or Bloody Mary. 4833 State Route 261, Newburgh, Ind. 812-490-6070 •

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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Martini Blush Ultralounge

On the bar inside the modern, sleek ultralounge, Le Merigot’s Blush, sits an impressive menu of dessert-like drink selections, including the Triple Chocolate Truffle, Espresso Martini, and Snickertini. Although any of the 10 dessert drinks are worth trying, the Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Martini is an attention getter. A combination of Van Gogh vanilla and coconut vodka, pineapple juice, and a dash of grenadine syrup, this delicious cocktail accurately delivers its promised flavor. Don’t let the tasty title fool you; any martini packs an alcohol punch. One and done (or maybe two). 615 N.W. Riverside Drive • 812-433-4700

Crème Brulee Bonefish Grill

The literal meaning of crème brulee is “burnt cream,” which doesn’t sound as appealing as the silky vanilla-infused custard it is. Served slightly chilled and garnished with whipped cream and a sprinkling of fresh, plump blueberries, the creamy dessert boasts a thin, crisp top of caramelized sugar that glistens and then cracks with a tap of your spoon to reveal the smooth, creamy custard beneath. 6401 E. Lloyd Expressway • 812-401-3474 •

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Bacon-wrapped Dates

The crisp romaine lettuce and spring mix salad blend, heavily dotted by glazed walnuts and sun-dried cranberries and sprinkled with flavorful Gorgonzola cheese, is easily shared with a friend. A drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette adds just the right amount of tang to complement the sweetness of the berries and candied nuts. The salad serves as the perfect introduction to the tri-colored penne sautéed in an aromatic pesto sauce with pungent sundried tomatoes. The only thing missing is the Athenian sunset. 501 N. Green River Road • 812-475-9320 •

Croissant Egg & Cheese Sandwich The Pie Pan

The Kilcooly

Most of us don’t have time to cook a full-on breakfast of all the essentials — bacon, eggs, and biscuits or croissants. At the Pie Pan Family Restaurant, the Croissant Egg and Cheese sandwich encompasses all that is good in a home-cooked breakfast, including melted cheese over an egg, topped with bacon, nestled inside a buttery, mouthwatering croissant. 905 North Park Drive • 812-425-2261 •

Rí Rá Irish Pub

The Kilcooly sandwich at Rí Rá Irish Pub proves its popularity derives from more than its place as a “safe bet” on the menu. Layered with perfectly crispy smoked bacon, melted cheddar, sliced apple, and a creamy cranberry mayo, the deli turkey has a refreshing kick in every bite. Recommended side: German Potato Salad. 701-B N.W. Riverside Drive • 812-426-0000 •

Floppy Disk Bits-N-Bytes Deli

This atypical turkey sandwich has been around since the Downtown deli’s opening in 1986. A fresh pita round is topped with a heaping mound of shaved deli meat, crisp alfalfa sprouts, and strips of fresh Colby Jack cheese for a wide-mouth bite. Their secret sauce? Request it. This garlicky, ranch spread pairs nicely with deli meat and is a must for a delectable Floppy finish.  216 N.W. Fourth St. • 812-423-5113

Cheeseburger Sliders Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill

This tiny-yet-tasty trio consists of three grilled-to-perfection burgers, complemented with American cheese, a pile of grilled onions, and tangy sauce sandwiched between lightly toasted, yet doughy buns. There’s an option to add bacon for 50 cents. Since when is “do you want bacon” even a question? 5100 E. Morgan Ave. • 812-471-0929 5727 Pearl Drive • 812-426-2006 •

Lic’s Chip Ice Cream Sandwich

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Lic’s Deli & Ice Cream

Chocolate chip cookies are the quintessential treat. What could make them better? Adding premium ice cream between two of them and calling it a sandwich. For this sweet treat, large baked-from-scratch cookies hug a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream studded with mini chocolate chips. 10 locations in Evansville, Newburgh, Ind., Hopkinsville, Ky., and Owensboro, Ky. •

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collectibles Cookie Cutters // what’s in store Fair Trade Market // Among Friends The May House

Home Style Vintage Blossom Persimmon Pillow —, $72

Design*Sponge at Home —, $22.43 Wise Ol’ Canister —, $128 Room Essentials Large Red Floral Tumbler —, $1.99

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Tango with Tangerine Tangerine Tango — a vivacious reddish-orange — is Pantone’s 2012 Color of the Year. Blending the vigor of red with the friendly warmth of yellow yields this energetic color that is sure to raise spirits and improve the mood of any room.

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Parlour Atomic Orange Chair —, $699

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Home Style

Digging In

A Good Impression Landscape maintenance boosts curb appeal and image Unique Plants There are plants as unique as you or your business. Look for uncommon or character plants with a unique growth habit or flower or a colorful leaf or berry. Like a piece of jewelry, look for something that excites you and shows off your personality.  

Try Something Different

Don’t get stuck in a rut with your lawn, doing what you have always done or what everyone else does. Do something different. Photo by Brian Wildeman

— Brian Wildeman is a designer with Landscapes by Dallas Foster

We’ve all heard “image is everything.” I was raised to believe this statement isn’t

completely true, but as a designer, I know image is a big part of the way others perceive us – especially when it comes to our home or business.   Landscaping is more than sprinkling a few plants around a building. It is creating a welcoming environment that draws people in and leaves a positive impression. It showcases your personality and pride in your home or business.    As seasons change, often we don’t consider that a landscape is ever changing as well. Plants grow, plants die; a landscape stagnates and needs refreshing. Our landscapes and yards must be tended. You only have to take a quick drive around town to notice the negative effects of neglected landscapes. Maintaining your landscape investment can be challenging, but with a few simple tips, you can enhance your curb appeal.

Weeds and Litter Pulling weeds and picking up litter has a major impact. A messy, littered environment creates a bad impression and sends the message that you don’t care or take pride in yourself or your work.  


Re-mulching on a regular basis enhances the look of a landscape. It adds beneficial nutrients and protects the plants while reducing the number of weeds.    


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Trimming Trim overgrown plants or develop a maintenance program to manage the landscape throughout the year so it doesn’t become unsightly.

Add Color

Annual flowers add a pop of color and excitement to the landscape. Use your favorite colors or flowers to really draw attention to your style.   


Planters can be used to enhance entrances, patios, or to soften an area where in-ground plantings aren’t possible. This simple investment can make an otherwise bland area attractive.  

On the Market 3109 E. Blackford Ave. Listing Price: $389,900 Vitals: Beyond the professionally landscaped yard, this four-bedroom home is almost new again, with completely remodeled baths, new Pella windows, and recently replaced interior doors. A gourmet kitchen with a custom island and a sunroom complete this East Side gem. For Sale By Owner: Randy and Chandra Hobson, 812-459-3231

What’s in store

Fair Share

A local shop offers wares from around the world to help ease global poverty saris (apparel worn by women throughout the global south). Other products include silver jewelry from Thailand, wooden puzzle boxes from India, pastel wind chimes from Bali, handmade finger puppets from Peru, and Sri Lankan stationery made from 50 percent recycled elephant dung. The shop also offers Equal Exchange organic coffee, tea, and chocolate. Anne Wright, board chairman, stocks the store from independently certified fair trade companies such as Global Mommas, Imani Workshops, and Handmade Expressions. “These items are not pity products,” says Ferguson. “They aren’t low quality items.” Most goods come from impoverished areas such as India, Kenya, and Guatemala; most are made in cooperative businesses that provide a fair wage and safe working conditions for their employees, while a small number are created for a fair wage by small village groups. In May the shop will celebrate World Fair Trade Day with guest speakers, lunch, and various activities (last year’s event featured a style show). Spreading the word of the fair trade movement to the community is a major part of their mission. “Because we’re affiliated with a United Methodist church,” says Ferguson, “we believe this is our modern day application of some of the justice issues that are in the Bible.” — Natalie Greer

414 S.E. First St.

612 N. Main St., Henderson, Ky.

Listing Price: $475,000

Listing Price: $799,000

Vitals: With eight unique fireplaces and woodwork that outshines that of most homes in the area, this four-bedroom, threebath home is an incredible example of Evansville’s Downtown historic homes; in fact, the McJohntson-Orr home was featured in the November/December 2011 issue of Evansville Living. The home features many recent updates, as well as a three-car garage.

Vitals: This three-story, five-bedroom home’s claim to fame is its appearance in A League of their Own, filmed in Evansville and starring Tom Hanks and Madonna. The Victorian home on Henderson, Ky.’s, Main Street also offers a completely restored ballroom, an old-fashioned bar, and a poker room.

Listing Agent: Jim Keck, Prudential Indiana Realty, 812-483-4894

Listing Agent: Paula Johnston, F.C. Tucker Emge Realtors, 270-827-1131

Photos by Natalie Greer

The Fair Trade Market, once a quaint building that served as the offices of the Old North United Methodist Church next door, is now a unique market where the soft hum of ethnic music entertains customers as they browse a cozy room filled with vibrant and handcrafted items produced in third-world countries. Board members at Old North were inspired to open an Evansville market in January 2010 after learning of a similar market in Mount Vernon, Ind. Five months later, they were in business. According to board member and education coordinator Ann Ferguson, one of 16 volunteers who operate the store three days a week, the business is “an ethical way of supporting justice issues that the church cares about.” Customers of Fair Trade receive “a double dose of thoughtful spending” — producers earn a profit when Fair Trade purchases their wares, and when Fair Trade sells the items in the market, the proceeds are donated to missions supported by the church. Inside the shop, hand-woven market baskets from Ghana dot the floor, and metal art sculpted from recycled oil drums in Haiti adorn walls. Deep hues and patterns of purples, reds, and oranges make up an assortment of items — clutches, coin purses, belts, dog leashes, and aprons — and most are created from recycled

Fair Trade Market 4201 Stringtown Road. Hours: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday; 2-6 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. 812-453-7240. Mar | apr 2012 51

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A Cut Above

Hundreds of cookie cutters are one baker’s tools of the trade

Photos by Natalie Greer

While many businesses, managers, and even bakers may take the cookie cutter approach to business — doing things the same way over and over again — Cathy Webb approaches each cookie she bakes individually. Admittedly, her passion for baking and ornate hand-decorating fuels her obsession with cookie cutters. “As a photographer would collect lenses,” she says, “I collect cookie cutters.” Over a lifetime, Webb has amassed an assortment of nearly 1,300 cutters — enough to create almost any size or shape of cookie imaginable, from Santa, bikinis, and flowers to baby grand pianos, fish, and oil rigs. No matter what the order, Webb is likely to have the cutter.

Webb’s background is in fine art and sculpture, and her skills are best executed in the kitchen, painting intricate cookie designs, molding fondant and gum paste, and mixing unique icing hues from her color wheel. For nearly a decade, she worked with a marketing team delivering cookies and catering lunches for Tri-State businesses before launching her own online business, Cathy’s Designer Cookies, in 2005. A few months later, she began to teach cookie classes at Evansville’s Kitchen Affairs (which is currently for sale and will close at the end of the year if not purchased) and continues to instruct in Viking Cooking Schools in St. Louis, Chicago, Louisville, Ky., and Nashville, Tenn. Webb enjoys occasionally seeking out cookie cutters in antique stores, boutiques, and cooking stores, though she searches online in those rare instances she doesn’t have a shape or size requested by a client. Her vast collection includes old, new, handmade, plastic, copper, and tin cutters, and is organized in plastic storage bins according to seasons and holidays. Within a bin, Webb groups like cutters in dozens of plastic storage bags — the spring bin includes Easter, and the Easter collection includes cutters shaped as chicks, tulips, eggs, and bunnies. In addition, Webb has multiple variations of a shape. “I probably have about 30 apples,” she says. “I may use one with a stem, one without a stem, or one with a bite out of it.” One of her favorite cutters, the Eiffel Tower, produces the most difficult shape to decorate and ship, and some of her antique cookie cutters are more than 75 years old. After use, Webb hand washes her cutters and lets them dry at least 24 hours to prevent rusting. From Cathy’s Designer Cookies to her group and private classes, Webb sees herself accumulating more cookie cutters. “I’m always looking for them,” she says, “and I may forget what I have, so I’m going to buy it just in case.”

— Natalie Greer

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Artful Living

The Key to Happiness Michael Key finds joy in reinvention

a young person,” he says, “but I’m a young painter.” While he would like to make a living from his artwork, that’s not what it’s about to him. “It’s a goal,” he says, “but I’m not interested in being a starving artist.” Finding a passion has given Key a new perspective on success. “I’m living my dream being able to do that,” he says. “One of the greatest joys in life is reinventing yourself.” — Trisha Weber

Color Key // Michael Key’s paintings are consistently colorful. His

abstract/fauvism approach explores a range of color-infused artwork, including his city landscape that hangs inside the Bower-Surheinrich Foundation Gallery on Main Street (above), a family portrait (left) for Bonnie Funke, and décor art like the matching black, white, and red pieces (below) in Karen Eastridge’s home.

Photos by Jerry Butts

Michael Key’s in-home gallery displays a unique mix of Picasso abstract meets Matisse Fauvism depicting pets, human portraits, and landscapes in nearly every color palette. The self-proclaimed colorist isn’t interested in moody, dark artwork; his style is positive and smile evoking. “Some of the most fun things I’ve done have been work for nurseries and kid’s rooms,” he says. “I think my style contributes well to that kind of work because I’m very into colors and how they work together.” Only seven years ago, the Evansville native found he had a knack for painting. Previously, Key owned The Walkway Antique Mall (now Main Gate Bar and Grill) on Main Street where he sold other people’s artwork. He owned the shop for eight years before picking up a paintbrush, something he hadn’t done since childhood, and was surprised how fast he grew to love it. “You can always come back to things you loved doing when you were young,” he says. On a whim, Key put a couple of his paintings in his shop, unsigned, and watched for a reaction from customers to confirm whether or not he should pursue his art. Turns out, he should — and did. After a few successful sales and encouragement from friends, Key closed his antique store in 2007 to focus more on painting. Since then, the artist has been growing his client base, which includes a slowly but steadily expanding group of loyal clients who can’t seem to get enough of his colorful approach. Local resident Karen Eastridge has accumulated about 40 paintings of Key’s — several for herself, some for her kids, and others for out-of-town family members. Even with this loyalty, Key, a server at Cracker Barrel, still is paying his dues as an artist. “I’m not

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Friends An outpouring of generosity from the community makes the University of Evansville May House feel like home for Tom and Sharon Kazee By Sharon Mosley • Photos by Jerry Butts

Legacy Home // Donated to the University of Evansville in 1982 by Guthrie May to serve as the president’s home, the 1941-built house on Lombard Avenue now is home to Tom and Sharon Kazee. As stewards of the property, the Kazees recently oversaw a renovation that restored oak hardwood floors in the living room. Sharon especially enjoys the bright sunroom.

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Exterior Photo by Krsiten K.Tucker

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“We consider this house

to be the living room of the university,” says University of Evansville president Tom Kazee on a recent tour of the May House, the university-owned residence where he and his wife, Sharon, have lived for nearly two years. Located 14 blocks east of the UE campus in a historic East Side neighborhood, the spacious home at 654 Lombard Ave. is convenient for hosting university functions of all sizes. “We’ve had everything

from lunch for one person in the kitchen to an ice cream social in the backyard for 600 freshmen,” says Sharon Kazee. But the Kazees, who moved from Greenville, S.C., where Tom served as provost and executive vice president of Furman University and Sharon was dean and vice president for arts and academics at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, agree that their home in Evansville is not only perfect for entertaining guests, but is a comfortable, livable space. “We find that it’s the best of both worlds,” says Sharon. “It’s a great blend of the formal and informal. It’s very welcoming.” The home’s ties to the university date back to 1982, when longtime Evansville

service Kitchen // The Kazees host many

events and parties at their home, ranging from an ice cream social for hundreds of freshmen to fundraisers for local charities. An outdated and ill-configured kitchen created service challenges. The redesigned kitchen and freshly painted adjoining butler’s pantry (opposite) are ready for entertaining. The dining room showcases student and faculty art, sterling flatware, crystal, and china donated by local patrons. Sharon is particularly fond of the Herend Rothschild bird pattern china donated by Susan Enlow of Newburgh, Ind. The pattern is recreated in the stained glass window — part of a creative solution to a load-bearing kitchen wall — by Sue Morrison of Sunburst Stained Glass Co. in Newburgh. Mar | apr 2012 57




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developer Guthrie May and his wife, Alice — both alumni of Evansville College (now UE) — donated the 1941-built home to UE to serve as the president’s home. (The former president’s residence at the corner of Lincoln and Rotherwood avenues, known as the Igleheart Building, now houses the university’s development staff and Office of Alumni and Parent Relations.) “The Mays were very generous to UE and the community, so it is quite an honor to live in their home,” says Sharon. “We’ve been so lucky to have so many people support recent improvements to the home,” she adds, noting the advice and support of UE Board of Trustees members Rita Eykamp and Barbara Price. “The home was in great shape structurally,” Tom says. “All it really needed was some updating.” The renovation projects undertaken by the Kazees on the May House included refinishing oak hardwood floors hidden under carpet, converting windows to energy efficient models, painting several rooms, and gutting and modernizing the kitchen. The Kazees started at the entrance of the two-story home, warming up the ground

green with envy // Not everything in the May home received a lift recently. The original 1941 bathroom, boasting original vitreous glass tiles, was proclaimed by the Kazees to be “cool and retro” and left alone.

level with new paint colors by Benjamin Moore. “The walls were cream-colored,” says Sharon, “and we added some darker color to make the white woodwork pop.” However, many historic touches were left intact, including the mint green Art Deco-style bathroom. “We thought the bathroom was so cool and retro. We wanted to leave it just like it was,” says Sharon. The downstairs also functions as a showcase for the UE art community — students, professors, and alumni. “Living with all of this artwork has been one of our greatest joys,” says Sharon. Soon after the Kazees arrived in Evansville in 2010, Bill Brown, former chair of UE’s Department of Art, worked with them to select appropriate pieces for the home. Above the mantel in the living room is a large watercolor painting by artist Jerry Baum depicting Harlaxton College, a Victorian manor and popular study abroad destination that serves as the British campus of the University of Evansville. Many of the small ceramic bowls throughout the room were purchased at UE’s annual Chili Bowl Sale, held every November. In

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the adjoining formal dining room, Brown’s pen and ink drawings line one wall, while students’ still lifes are highlighted on the opposite wall. The crown jewel of the May House renovation is the kitchen, redesigned by Lynda Wilhelmus of Lensing Home Consultants Center and transformed by the UE facilities department and Arc Construction, which donated professional services. With the installation of new cabinetry and a new island that bisects the room at a striking diagonal angle, “we really started over with the kitchen,” says Sharon, who acknowledges that only the original 1940s brass hardware was recycled. A decorative piece of glass, created by UE alumna Sue Morrison of Sunburst Stained Glass in Newburgh, is the new focal point of the kitchen. The elegant design echoes the Rothschild bird pattern in a collection of Herend china donated by Susan Enlow. “My understanding is that Mrs. May loved birds, so we thought the bird pattern was especially appropriate for that space,” says Sharon.

With five bedrooms, two of which are now used as offices, the Kazees have plenty of space to incorporate their own sense of style into the May House. While they lived in a more contemporary home in South Carolina, they brought some of their own furniture to Evansville and dispersed the rest to a beach house on the East Coast and to their grown children. (Their daughter, Nicole, is the director of health policy and programs for the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Science System; their son, Geoffrey, is an assistant superintendent at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Maryland.) A few of their favorite treasures in the May House include Sharon’s grandmother’s Victrola in the living room and the Duncan Phyfe dining room set in the butler’s pantry. “When I stand in any space in the May House, I feel as though I am surrounded by friends because so many people have been so generous,” says Sharon, “and I think of them whenever I see their treasured gifts. This is the university’s home, but everyone in Evansville has made us feel right at home here, too.”

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Sell this house special promotion

Super Agent HGTV’s Terry Haas brings excitement and promise to Evansville’s real estate market By Trisha Weber

Over the past few years, real estate

has been sluggish. Although it had been on the decline prior, the 2008 economic crisis slowed the industry as fewer families could afford to buy or sell homes. The struggle has been tiresome for real estate agents, but fortunately, 2012 is off to a great start. For some local agents, the fun they once found in their job was deteriorating. Then, Evansville met Terry Haas. Last April, when F.C. Tucker Emge REALTORS was introduced to the energetic Haas, a real estate expert on HGTV’s “Design to Sell,” at the Courier and Press Heritage Federal Credit Union home show, sparks were flying. “We fell in love with her,” says F.C. Tucker Emge’s marketing director Gretchen Muchnick. “We asked her to come back for our annual sales kick off. She said, ‘Well, if I’m coming, why don’t we have fun with it?” In December, after accumulating a list

of local sponsors, including Old National Bank and King’s Great Buys Plus, F.C. Tucker Emge and Haas launched “Sell This House,” a contest that would give one local household a televised home makeover by Haas. Throughout the month, 38 area homes, all F.C. Tucker Emge listed, entered the contest and more than 3,500 people voted. In a big city that wouldn’t be a lot, says Haas, but in Evansville, Ind., that’s huge. “That just shows the sense of community that is around here. Everyone was excited and on board and looking forward to seeing what a little bit of teamwork can do.” On behalf of King’s Great Buys Plus, John G. Steinhauer with Oswald Communications Inc./Barefoot Productions & Studios, explains the excitement of sponsoring such an event. “Our client was thrilled with the opportunity to be a sponsor of the ‘Sell this House’ promotion. It gave King’s tremendous exposure to a new market,” says Steinhauer. “We found working with Terry Haas from HGTV a wonderful experience, and the entire promotion a success from beginning to end.”

Before With the help of HGTV’s real estate expert Terry Haas, this 1,802-squarefoot Newburgh, Ind., home received a drastic makeover as the winner of F.C. Tucker Emge’s Sell This House competition in January. Updates include freshly painted walls in several rooms, new garage doors, all new light fixtures, and new countertop in the kitchen. 62 MAR | APR 2012 Evansville Living



Before photos by Jen Varner Terry Haas and After photos by Jerry Butts


Before After narrowing down the entries, a winner finally was chosen: 5011 Tippecanoe Drive, Newburgh, Ind. The 1,802-squarefoot home began its weeklong redesign on Jan. 2, with a host of sponsors and laborers ready to work. “You have 7-10 seconds to make an impression on curb appeal,” says Haas. “It’s like a first date. If you have ugly teeth, you’re not getting a second date.” With this in mind, the exterior received the initial dose of TLC — from new landscaping to a brand new garage door from Evansville Garage Doors. “These guys love garage doors,” Haas says about EGD. “They are so passionate. They understand what an impact garage doors make, especially with front facing garages.” Inside, the once-peach-colored walls in the foyer and living room are now a soft latte hue. With such an open floor plan, Haas felt the walls needed a neutral color to make everything flow together. The master bathroom, too, received this treatment, going from a lime green (including the doors) to beige. “One of the cheapest ways you can dramatically and instantly change the look,” says Haas, “is with paint.” For both the paint and the carpet, Muchnick and Haas praise Mark Handlon of Paint & Carpet Depot. “Mark took care of all the paint and rugs, making a dramatic difference in this home,” says Muchnick. Haas adds, “You shouldn’t put your house on the market if it needs new carpet; you should take care of the carpet first. Mark Handlon can take care of it fast.” The kitchen received its own subtle changes, including a brand new granite countertop, new handles on the cabinets to replace the outdated brass knobs, the same latte paint as the living room, and new light fixtures. (The entire house received new light fixtures from Ferguson Enterprises, Inc.) The renovations were all things that real people can do, says Haas. One person can paint, one person can change light fixtures, and one person can change the knobs on a cabinet. Another important way to get



Before a house ready to sell, she adds, is by getting rid of clutter — an improvement that comes free of charge save for a bit of time and labor. Go Mini’s, a local mini-storage company and one of the event’s sponsors, is a convenient resource in this part of the selling process. Haas recommends boxing up half of the things inside a home. “You’re moving,” she says. “Pack it up. Whatever season you’re in, you don’t need the other three seasons’ clothes.” When it comes to selling a vacant home, which proves to sell slower than a furnished home (and 50 percent less often), providing a vision for potential buyers is key. Haas says it doesn’t need to be completely filled with couches and beds and accessories, but it does need to have certain items that tell the purpose of each room. Most importantly, she says, it needs to have a comfortable place to sit to write the contract. In addition, a homeowner

needs to hit all five senses: Get the pets out, use Febreeze, and bake some cookies; play soft, calming music; straighten up rooms and turn on a colorful movie such as Finding Nemo for vibrancy. It’s an emotional experience, says Haas. A house is where families spend intimate moments, celebrate holidays, and raise their children. For Haas, the emotional part of it is her favorite, and it’s been a continual theme throughout her time in Evansville: “It’s become an emotional week. Being a real estate agent right now is not all roses and fun; everybody needed excitement and this group of people allowed me to boost morale and tell them how exciting it is and how you can change things.” Old National Bank, another title sponsor, agrees. “This event was something new for the area,” says Mark Wezet, a mortgage loan officer. ”It was exciting and good exposure for Evansville’s real estate market.”

Sell this house sponsors Title sponsors: Old National Bank and King’s Great Buys Plus Platinum sponsors: Evansville Garage Doors, Ferguson Enterprises, Paint & Carpet Depot, Go Mini’s, and Tucker Publishing Group Laborers: L.E. Raley Electric Co. (electrician), Hoffman Plumbing (plumbing), Greg Kuhlman (painting), Steve Briscoe (contractor), and Steve Dunlap (general laborer/carpentry) Mar | apr 2012 63


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2012 Dining & Menu Guide

Treats with a

Local Chefs Ring in Spring Raising Your Kids to Be Foodies

Orange cream stuffed French toast from Truffles Eatery & Catering in Newburgh, Ind.



Q. What is Steel Cook? a. Evansville’s Steel Cook Competition took place on Feb. 19 in Casino Aztar’s Executive Conference Center. Area chefs squared off in a cooking competition, similar to those on the Food Network. Eight teams battled in two heats to determine Evansville’s Top Chef! The dishes were judged on taste, presentation, and the use of a secret ingredient.

Q. How did it feel to win Evansville’s Steel Cook?

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a. It is such an honor to win the 2012 Steel Cook, competing against seven other top local restaurants. It was a great event for the local food scene in Evansville. I was privileged to be a part of it and better yet to be the winner of it!

Q. We heard the secret ingredient in the final round was mushrooms and that you made a dessert with it? a. Yes, I made a portabello mushroom dessert eggroll with fried cremini mushroom donuts.

Q. Can we get the Steel Cook to come cook at our house? a. Yes, I do a lot of private parties for foodies who want a cool dinner experience in the privacy of their own home.

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Q. You’re celebrating your second year of ownership at Kanpai. What do you think of the response so far? a. I am so pleased with the strong support we’ve been shown. Two years ago it was a dream for me to open a restaurant in this great city. I’ve met so many awesome people and have had the opportunity to serve them. I love my job due to the fact that I basically get to hang out and cook for my friends. I look forward to help grow the food scene in Evansville and seeing new faces at Kanpai. Thank you, Evansville! I Am Evansville.

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Now that’s Sweet

Citrus fruits are praised for their significant benefits — reducing the risk of a stroke and providing rich doses of Vitamin C — for the body, mind, and soul. Completing the wellness trifecta, these tasty lemons, limes, tangerines, and oranges put the perfect tang in all your favorite spring desserts. We’ve spotted the trend all over town — from lemon tower cake at Biaggi’s to orange freeze milkshakes at Steak ‘n Shake. At Maxine’s Café and Bakery, we sampled lemon charlotte, a lemon mousse dessert with ladyfingers surrounding a heavy cream filling, and lemon bars, shortbread crusted squares with a lemon filling. The 23-year-old treatery also offers an occasional citrus cheesecake with orange and lemon zest and a graham cracker crust. Other notable cheesecakes include Piece of Cake’s lemon chiffon, which is layered with lemon cake and topped with lemon custard and whipped cream, and Grand Traverse Pie Company’s key lime cheesecake with graham cracker crumbs sprinkled on top. Panera Bread offers orange scones, deriving their flavor from an orange peel zest and a drizzle of orange icing. Each of Lic’s Deli & Ice Cream’s six Evansville locations offers a fat-free orange sunrise sorbet treat for those preferring lighter fare. For breakfast, Truffles Eatery & Catering in Newburgh, Ind., serves a divine platter of orange cream stuffed French toast: Challah bread filled with orange marmalade and cream cheese and topped with caramelized pecans and maple syrup. — Trisha Weber

Photo from Maxine’s cafe and Bakery by Heather Gray Flavors cover photo of orange cream stuffed french toast at Truffles Eatery & Catering by Jordan Barclay

Tangy Treats // Citrus cheesecake, lemon charlotte, and lemon bars from Maxine’s Café and Bakery. Mar | apr 2012 65

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In the Kitchen

Get Some Gnocchi Gnocchi (noh’-kee). Bite-size potato pasta. The essence of

comfort food — potatoes and pasta — combined into a tasty pillow of deliciousness. Somewhat trendy, yet completely approachable by the do-it-yourself chef, it pairs nicely with a little bacon and the most friendly (to cook and to the palate) cream sauce I’ve ever tried. Call it lunch. Call it dinner. I call it homemade gnocchi carbonara. I also call it my new favorite dish. I misunderstood gnocchi to be somewhat daunting and time-consuming. However, it is fairly simple and very versatile, complementing nearly any sauce — pesto, marinara, Alfredo, or even a light herb/oil base. I chose carbonara for its rich, buttery taste and hearty texture. Melded with the potatoes, you get a little bit of everything in one bite. Enjoy! — Eli Haddix

Gnocchi: 4 large potatoes (preferably Russet) 1 large egg salt and pepper to taste ¾-1 cup of all-purpose flour Carbonara: ½ lb. bacon (preferably thick-sliced) 1 ½ cups half and half (whole milk will work, but the more milk fat the creamier the sauce) ¼-½ cup Parmesan cheese (the more you add, the thicker the sauce) 4 tablespoons real unsalted butter salt and pepper to taste (I like mine a bit peppery to complement the flavor of the bacon) 1 large egg (local and cage-free if possible; it makes a difference)

Directions: Gnocchi: For the potatoes to be completely malleable and the right consistency, they must be partially cooked. While there is not much difference in taste, I prefer the texture and ease of baked over boiled. Poke your potatoes 8 times each, and microwave them until just the ends are tender, 8 minutes or so. Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Carefully peel your potatoes, place in a baking dish, and transfer them to the oven. Bake for 10-15 minutes. When done, a toothpick should pierce through the entire potato with ease. Scrape the sides of the potatoes with a fork to mash them as finely as possible. Cool slightly before proceeding.

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Gently whip the egg in a small bowl until it is uniformly colored. Pour it over the mashed potatoes and knead by hand until fully distributed. Work in flour to a doughy consistency. Break the potato dough ball into 8 pieces. Roll each to a 1-inch thickness and cut it into 1-1 ½-inch pieces. You may continue cooking or freeze the gnocchi for later use if you wish. Carbonara Sauce:

cooking secrets

Cook your bacon in the same large pot you will use for the cream and gnocchi. When almost crisp, remove bacon from pan and discard or set aside all but 1/3 of the grease. Bring the half and half to a boil. Meanwhile, add the butter, salt, pepper, and garlic (if gnocchi is frozen, add it now). When at a rolling boil (boiling across the entire pan), stir the mix until it calms down. (This is the only time the cream will rise to that level; don’t worry!) Let it continue to boil for about 2 minutes, adding the gnocchi now if it is fresh), and remove from the heat. Add the egg and cheese, and fold in gently. When you feel the sauce begin to thicken, it’s ready to serve!

Double Duty Grow herbs and grill resourcefully We learned of this nifty product from the folks at Dwell magazine.

The Hot-Pot BBQ from Black and Blum, a London based company, offers a terracotta pot that conceals a charcoal grill underneath. Season your chicken thighs with rosemary grown atop this terra-cotta-and-steel twofer. We want one! $124.00.

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Chefs’ Spring Meals Photo provided by Nagasaki Inn

Ring in Spring Spring is here and chefs have plenty of fresh ingredients to choose from when planning and preparing their menus. We asked six chefs to inspire us with menu ideas just right for spring. Josh Armstrong, Riverview by Firefly

A spring meal has a brightness and

freshness that is missing from fall and winter food. I would love to start with a small portion of pasta handkerchiefs, sautéed fresh morel mushrooms, and wild leeks with a little butter, salt and pepper, and shaved Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Pair with a main course of very small lamb, which reminds me of Easter dinner growing up, a drizzle of olive oil, and a squeeze of lemon. No mint. My favorite lemon dessert is a lemon tiramisu: Italian ladyfingers soaked in a lemon simple syrup, layered with mascarpone cheese whipped with powdered sugar, lemon zest, and a little cream. Top with some crumbled Girl Scout Lemonade cookies for a little crunch.

Ben Jutzi, Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano

There are few things I enjoy more than the taste of whole roasted

Photos of Amjad Manna and Penny Nejad by Natalie Greer All other photos provided by indviduals

or grilled chicken. I like to brine the chicken overnight in a simple salt, sugar, and water mixture. Sometimes I’ll add additional flavors, such as citrus, bay leaf, or dry whole spices. The next day I’ll stuff it with fresh herbs, such as rosemary and thyme, aromatics of carrot, celery, onion, and garlic, and also juniper berry. I then tie up the legs, season the skin with light olive oil, kosher salt, and fresh ground black pepper. Potatoes and asparagus I simply season with olive oil, salt, and pepper. I use indirect grilling to control the temperature and slow the cook time a bit.

Amjad Manna, Manna Mediterranean Grille

Spring to me is tabbouleh and Greek salads.  They both have a fresh flavor with dark greens; I call them light and happy dishes.  The Greek salad is a color mix of red and green peppers, cucumbers, bright yellow banana peppers, and white feta cheese.  Tabbouleh is seasoned with chopped parsley greens, onions, tomatoes, cracked wheat, olive oil, and a spritz of lemon juice.

Mike Kamiyama/ John Shimodaira, Nagasaki Inn

Hanami, which means “cherry blossom viewing party,” is a Japanese custom. We go to see “sakura” (the cherry blossoms) and have food and drinks under the tree. The traditional dish for viewing cherry blossoms is a chicken breast Florentine with carrots, burdock asparagus, green onions, Japanese peppers, and shrimp on spring cabbage. On the side is a Breath of Spring salad with okra, grape tomatoes, bean sprouts, and sweet potatoes. Add a Chikuzen vegetable stew with baby zucchini, squash, and pouzu dressing. To drink, we blend cherries with Calpico and shochu (Japanese vodka).

Penny Nejad, Café Arazu

People tend to eat light in the spring, and I really like a mandarin salad with coconut, mandarin oranges, shrimp, tomatoes, wonton noodles, and finely chopped spinach and iceberg lettuce. The salad is topped with a creamy house dressing. I also think spring means lamb. Our lamb is marinated for 24 hours in lemon, onion, and various spices, and is then grilled.  The dish arrives with summer squash and other vegetables, a tomato, and a side of rice. 

Ivan Davila, Eclipse Spanish Tapas Bar and Restaurant

Bacalao reminds me of spring because it’s colorful and full of amazing flavors. We have a family recipe for our codfish. Bacalao a la Vizcaina is a dish originally from the Cantabria Coast in the northern region of Spain, and ingredients include codfish, olives, onions, garlic, pimiento peppers, bell peppers, tomatoes, cumin, rosemary, Spanish paprika, and potatoes. Mar | apr 2012 67

Food & Drink

Kid’s Meal

Raising Future Foodies

A Wadesville, Ind., couple find that it’s never too early to develop good taste and culinary skills By Carrie Rudolph

I grew up a very picky eater and became anxious when invited to dinner at friends’ houses as a child. My husband, on the other hand, grew up in a very adventurous-eating family. Since we have been married, Andy’s great cooking skills have changed my eating habits, and now we make a hobby of trying new foods and unique restaurants. We look forward to including our sons, Lucas (4 years old) and Adam (3 years old) on these culinary adventures. Here are three helpful hints that we have gathered from various sources to grow our boys into future foodies! 1. Spice up the food that you serve.

Why shouldn’t infants and toddlers get to enjoy food the way adults do? Spices and herbs bring out the flavors in food and enhance the overall eating experience. We made our own baby food and added cinnamon to sweet potatoes, lime juice to avocados, and the “Rudolph family seasoning blend” to grilled veggies. Today, we add maple syrup to butternut squash and balsamic vinegar to mushrooms to make these items more palatable to our boys’ young, impressionable taste buds.

2. Let children help in the kitchen.

Since they were able to sit up, we’ve included our boys in the preparation of our family meals. As infants, they would take in the sounds and smells of dinner cooking. Today, they both know the ingredients to their favorite dishes, and they get to help us cook. This involvement gives the boys ownership in what they are eating and creates excitement around trying new dishes. We encourage the boys to taste and smell the individual ingredients as we put together dishes. This helps them develop a sense of what flavors they like paired together and how these combinations change the individual flavors of raw ingredients.

3. Involve children in the growing and purchasing of the ingredients.

Photos provided by Carrie Rudolph

I find the boys get really excited about eating produce they help plant, water, and harvest. They love helping take care of our herbs, fruit trees, and vegetable garden. The boys also get excited about going to the grocery and helping us make our purchases for the week. Why not give them a say at the grocery store on what will be on the menu this week? If your kids learn to appreciate healthy foods, they will make good choices and feel like they have some control over what they are eating.

Hands-on // A crucial element to developing a child’s interest in food is involvement. Carrie and Andy Rudolph have found that the more their sons, Lucas and Adam, participate in food preparation, the more excited they get about eating it. 68 MAR | APR 2012 Evansville Living

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Kitchen Gadget


Designer Eggs

Brew Your Own Beverage

A little color brings new life to a standard side dish

Homemade soda is not only

Deviled eggs — the staple of potlucks everywhere and an efficient use of dyed Easter eggs. It always seems like such a waste to peel off the pastel-colored shells, revealing the plain white beneath. Did you know you can color the whites and keep the party going all the way to the dinner table? Here, step-bystep instructions:


10 hard-boiled eggs ½ cup mayonnaise Food coloring (preferably primary red, yellow, green, and blue) Four-plus teaspoons cider vinegar Choice of extras (mustard, minced chives, bacon bits) Paprika Servings: 20

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Directions: Place eggs in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15 minutes. Remove pot from stove and cool eggs by running cold water directly into pot for a few minutes; drain. Peel eggs and cut in half, scooping out yolks and placing into a separate bowl. Fill at least four glasses to half with water (more glasses if you plan to make secondary

colors). Add 1 teaspoon vinegar to each glass and 3 drops of food coloring. Place eggs in food coloring mixture. Remove eggs when they develop a pastel hue. Drain upside down on a paper towel. Meanwhile, mash yolks with a fork. When uniformly crumbly, add the mayonnaise ¼ cup at a time. When creamy, add desired extras such as mustard, minced chives, or bacon bits. Set egg halves right-side-up on a plate. Fill eggs with yolk mixture by teaspoonfuls or with a pastry bag. Add a little to each egg so you don’t run out, then go back and add more. Garnish with paprika.

— Hilary Scheller

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Chew on this

Now Open:

Spankey’s Una Pizza (714 N. Sonntag Ave.) has opened on Evansville’s West Side. The pizza joint offers a variety of specialty pizzas including The Greek, with spinach, feta, garlic, tomatoes, black olives, and artichoke hearts, and The Happy Couple, which includes half meat and half veggies. All pizzas are served on a thin cracker crust. Roppongi Japanese Steak and Sushi (7221 E. Indiana St.) opened between Outback and O’Charleys along the Lloyd Expressway. The Asian restaurant offers a delectable menu that includes sushi, filet mignon, and hibachi.


Lorenzo’s Bistro & Bakery (972 S. Hebron Ave.) is now under new ownership. Bob and DeAnne Lahmann bought the restaurant from previous owner Roger Griffin, with plans to lower prices and make slight improvements to the menu. YWCA Tea Room (118 Vine St.) is changing ownership and will be closed until further notice.

Dearly Departed:

Pita Pan has closed its two Evansville locations: 1375 Washington Ave. and 800 N. Green River Road. The Newburgh, Ind., location remains open at 4222 Bell Road, Newburgh, Ind. Mar | apr 2012 69

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Fiesta Acapulco

Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano

Owners, Melvin & Blanca Ortez

Photo by Jordan Barclay

Come experience authentic Mexican cuisine. ed fresh We use only the finest ingredients, and meals are prepar specials, dinner and lunch , salads of on daily. We offer a wide selecti the children and kids’ meals. Enjoy our nice outdoor patio and let the last have fun in our indoor playroom. Celebrate with us on mances and Thursday of every month with mariachi band perfor great drink specials. 8480 High Pointe Drive • Newburgh (812) 858-7777 • (812) 858-7779

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Fresh. Relaxed. Delicious. Visit Biaggi’s and enjoy large portions of affordably-priced pastas, soups & salads, pizza, seafoo d, steaks and desserts prepared with the freshest ingredients available in a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere. Our private event room and wine room are perfect for making your next gathering an event to remember. Lunch and dinner served daily. For more inform ation, visit

6401 E. Lloyd Expressway • Evansville (812) 421-0800 •

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Jacquie Schen

Gigi’s Cupcakes

Imagine you’re on vacation at the best five-star resort. Imagine the ambiance and beauty of a California or New Orleans setting on the water. The sunsets on the water are vibrant and breathtaking.

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Grille Owner and Operator of Edgewater

backyard at the Don’t imagine anymore; it’s right in your own to freshly prepared e hom — River Edgewater Grille on the Ohio dable prices. affor at s dient ingre ty quali st highe the food with La Veranda Established in 1998, the Edgewater Grille and flavors for with menu rary mpo Banquet Room offer a conte ty are priorities. quali and taste in pride e wher , buds all taste share world experiences Chef Jacquie Schen and her dedicated staff to Italian. All menu bean Carib to rn Easte and flavors from Middle h and vegetable. We starc of e choic a and salad with d serve are entrees our delicious cuisine taste e Com diet. ced believe in a completely balan and stay for the view. Winner of Historic Newburgh Inc.’s Business of the Year Award 1 E. Water St. • Newburgh (812) 858-2443 • www.edgewatergrill

Harbor Bay

Three locations: North, East, and Princeton Seafood at a reasonable price. Wide variety of seafood : or steamed Oysters, freshly shucked on the half shell, baked, fried Clam Strips • ps Scallo Sea • Mahi Mahi • Shrimp • Legs Crab • Salmon Crab cakes • North Atlantic Cod • Tilapia • Catfish er Group • y Rough e Orang Burgers, Also serving Steaks, Prime Rib, Pasta, Sandwiches and Soup and Salads. t Karaoke every Friday and Saturday night 8 p.m.-midnigh . North and East at North: 4428 First Ave. • (812) 423-0050 East: 4706 Morgan Ave. • (812) 402-5122 57 Princeton: 2691 W. Broadway St. • (812) 635-00 This delectable new franchise is owned and operated by local owner Lauren Nicholson. Gigi’s Cupcakes are made daily from scratch in our kitchen, conveniently located on Burkhardt Road near Panera Bread and Wine Styles. Gigi’s Cupcakes was originally opened in Nashville, Tenn., after Gigi Butler received a call from her brother in New York about the impending cupcake craze. Since the women in her family were already known to be premier bakers, and Gigi herself not being one to shy away from adventure, she opened her first store with tried and true family recipes and went to work with her moth er creating some fantastic new ones. Now, four years later, Gigi’s Cupc akes is spreading love one cupcake at a time in more than 60 locations in 18 states across the country.

236 N. Burkhardt Road • Evansville (812) 437-9149 • www.gigiscupcakes

Jayson Munoz

Owner, Kanpai

Jayson Munoz took ownership at Kanpai in mid-April 2010. From the service to the food, Jayson immediately started making new and exciting changes. One exception: The sushi that Evansville has loved for over 14 years remains. Now, people can come to a locally owned sushi place with a big-city Winner of the 2012 atmosphere and fresh fusion cooking. Steel Cook Competition Whether it be sushi or a new beer, we want people to come where we know your name and assist you in trying new things. We also want to do this while keeping everything at moder ate prices. We want you to have an affordable, fast, and health y choice at lunch. Our four-course bento box lunch is totally custom izable. We use organic vegetables, free-range chicken, and grass-f ed beef. Wednesday night is Ladies’ Night at Kanpai. It’s a night when ladies can come out, kick back, and relax with live music and $8 bottles of wine. We also host parties and will even bring our sushi artist to your home for private parties. Whatever the occasion may be, Kanpai will work with you.

4593 Washington Ave. • Evansville (812) 471-7076 • Mar | apr 2012 71

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Old Chicago

Penn Station East Coast Subs Old Chicago is a traditional, casual dining restaurant specializing in Chicago-style, made-from-scratch pizzas, pastas, calzones, burgers and more. Nothing complements our pizza better than beer! Old Chicago offers 110 different brews from around the world with over 30 on draft. True beer connoisseurs can join Old Chicago’s famous World Beer Tour and sample all 110 brews, earning both bragging rights and great prizes along the way. its first location in Boulder, Established in 1976 Old Chicago opened ated on a few basic oper Colo. From the start, the restaurant was , have the best pizza ted -craf hand ious, delic principles: Serve up Guest like every treat ys lineup of cold beers in town and alwa neighborhood a still is ago Chic Old later, years family. Now, over 35 le family who the that ent favorite, offering a fun, casual environm can enjoy. 6550 E. Lloyd Expressway • Evansville (812) 401-1400 •

Roppongi Japanese Steak & Sushi Roppongi is a district of Minato, Tokyo, Japan, famous home to the rich Roppongi Hills area with an active nightclub scene. Many foreign embassies are located in Roppongi, and the nightlife is popular with locals and foreigners alike. The name “Roppongi” appears to have been coined around 1660, and literally means “six trees.” Roppongi was not exStarting in tensively populated until after the Meiji Restoration. Japanese the g amon ar popul e the late 1960s, Roppongi becam ted many attrac which , scene disco its for s visitor and e peopl received of Tokyo’s entertainment elites. The Roppongi area Garden Izumi the when 2003 2002in boost mic econo a major were lexes comp ise high-r Tower and the Roppongi Hills and completed. These projects brought high-end office The time. first the for ngi condominium space to Roppo includes Tokyo Midtown project was completed in 2006 and . Hotel the first Tokyo Ritz-Carlton

7221 E. Indiana St. • Evansville (812) 437-5824

72 MAR | APR 2012 Evansville Living Penn Station East Coast Subs was founded in 1985. Twentyseven years later, there are over 225 locations, and all seven locations in the Evansville region are locally owned and operated by owners Jeff and Kendra Kelsey and business partner Greg Hardt. In 2008, Mr. Kelsey was named Franchisee of the Year for the Penn Station franchise system.

Penn Station Chef Profile

At Penn Station, your freshgrilled sub sandwiches, fresh-cut hom emade french fries, and fresh-squeezed lemonade are made fresh to order. Our catering program features boxed lunches, cate ring trays of fresh sub sandwiches, and gallons of iced tea and fresh-squeezed lemonade. Check out the local website for Penn Statio n at

Evansville: 2 Eastside Locations, West side Kentucky: Henderson, Owensboro, Elizabethtown, Radcliff

Marvin Abadicio

Zuki Japanese Hibachi Grille & Lounge Meet Chef Marvin at Zuki for sushi… a casual but classy, affordable Japanese restaurant located in the heart of Evansville. If your craving is for a healthy, savory dish you’ll want to visit the hibachi grill where skilled chefs entertain as they cook. In our sushi lounge you will have a choice of more than 50 different mouthwatering specialty sushi rolls. There’s something for everyone. For some added excitement, join us in the yakitori bar and dining area where there is live entertainment every Wednesday. Guests have a wide variety to choose from with our new menu, created to satisfy your delicate taste in Japanese cuisine. Trained by a Japanese chef in Manila, Marvin continued to gain tenure and experience when he worked at the Marrio tt Hotel in Bermuda for 5 years. He also worked as a chef/consult ant for Benihana. Four years ago, he reunited with longtime friend, Joe Ibay, who owned several restaurants in Virginia before movin g to Fort Branch with his wife. Marvin’s talent and creativity is exemplified by sushi rolls named after loyal customers such as “Holly roll”, “Kenny’s specia l roll” and the famous “Dancing Mama.” 1448 N. Green River Road • Evansville (812) 477-ZUKI •

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Anthony’s Heavenly Cheesecake (812) 470-7763 204 Main St. Evansville

BITS & BYTES DELI (812) 423-5113 216 N.W. Fourth St. Evansville

(812) 842-2200 17 W. Jennings St. Newburgh

China Super Buffet (812) 476-8788 127 N. Burkhardt Road Evansville

Pineapple Almond Cheesecake — Anthony’s Favorite Remember the flavor of pineapple upside-down cake? Imagine it with the creamy texture of cheesecake with an almond crust and toasted almonds atop. Each slice is accented with a maraschino cherry. Don’t miss the chance to try out Anthony’s personal favorite flavor of cheesecake.

Try our house specialty “The Floppy Disk.” This sandwich includes your choice of shaved roast beef, turkey, or ham served on pita bread, topped with Cojack cheese, alfalfa sprouts, and our own special sauce. Add some homemade cookies for dessert.

In addition to the traditional tasty golden fried chick–pea patties served with a lemony Tahini sauce, we have devised a Cafe Arazu version featuring black bean patties with our signature Chipotle sauce. The tasty falafel platter is fun to share with dinner guests.

Since opening in 1998, China Super Buffet proudly serves the freshest and most delicious Chinese and American food in the finest tradition. An extensive renovation was completed in 2009 on the entire restaurant including the main dining room and party room. We cater to families, businesses, and dining for all occasions. China Super Buffet invites you to dine in our clean and friendly chinese restaurant.

(812) 437-8833 701 N. Burkhardt Road Evansville

(812) 463-6040 113 S.E. Fourth St. Evansville

Check out our sushi bar for delicious selections, including: salmon, tuna, spicy crab, eel, tilapia, California rolls, and more. Our sushi chef will create your requests.

Try our Racion, a combination of two tapas, our flaked cod fish with tomatoes, onions, peppers, olives, garlic, and saffron and our grilled salmon. Experience authentic Spanish Tapas dishes and the intimacy of our relaxed and romantic dining atmosphere. Our philosophy is to provide the freshest ingredients and impeccable service for lunch and dinner.

Gerst Bavarian Haus (812) 424-1420 2100 W. Franklin St. Evansville If you are a beer lover, this is the place to be. Twenty-nine beers on tap that change regularly. Our selection of German and American food will be sure to satisfy many palates.

House of Como (812) 422-0572 2700 S. Kentucky Ave. Evansville

Try our signature Arabian salad and homemade pita bread, made fresh daily for more than 50 years. The salad includes crisp lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and green peppers with our special blend of dressing made with Arabian herbs and spices. Mar | apr 2012 73

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(812) 868-0830 8401 N. Kentucky Ave., Suite J. Evansville

(812) 473-2951 1211 N. Tudor Lane, Ste. A Evansville

Iwataya knows the key ingredient to good sushi is fresh fish. By utilizing the best ingredients Iwataya proves you can experience great sushi in Evansville. Enjoy Iwataya’s large Bento Box for a good variety of all they have to offer.

Bringing Louisiana to Indiana Traditional Creole-style jambalaya with tender chicken, sausage, and the “trinity” (bell pepper, onion, and celery).

(812) 473-1442 5720 E. Virginia St. Evansville

(812) 423-6280 2109 W. Franklin St. Evansville

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SUSHI LUNCH BENTO – This traditional Japanese dish is available with sashimi, sushi, chicken, or pork. You also may choose a vegetarian version. Miso soup and salad are included. Now you can choose your favorite sushi roll to complete the lunch box. Ask server for details.

Welcome to the newest member of the Gerst Haus, Sportsman’s family. Smitty’s Italian Steakhouse brings the finest Italian dishes made from old family recipes.


(812) 473-7005 2913 Lincoln Ave. Evansville

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a portal to our Authentic Mexican Cuisine

Come and try our authentic Mexican Grill. Our food is made fresh every day. Try our house specialties: Fajita Los Portales, Fajita Jalisco, and our traditional Fajita. We serve fresh, healthy food at an affordable price!

Manna’s mission is to serve fresh, healthy food at an affordable price. Come and judge for yourself. Left: Manna’s Mediterranean Salad with Chicken, less than 300 calories. A fresh bed of chopped lettuce with chicken, tomatoes, cucumbers, and green onions with lemon dressing.

(812) 422-0801 2315 W. Franklin St. Evansville

• On West Franklin Street for over 20 years • Local bar with an old fashioned feel • Great place to relax with friends over a game of pool or to watch your favorite sports teams on TV • Lively late night atmosphere

“Legendary Food, Legendary Service.®”

(812) 477-7427 7900 Eagle Crest Blvd. Evansville

Our recipes use only the finest ingredients and all of our recipes are made from scratch every day! Our slow cooked Fall-off-the-Bone Ribs and Homemade Texas Red Chili have won awards all over America. We also lay claim to some of the most flavorful, freshly cut steaks anywhere.

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(812) 490-7000 300 W. JENNINGS ST. NEWBURGH

Come enjoy the freshest seafood in the area along with one of our many great cocktails including: hand muddled lemon drops, mojitos with fresh mint straight from our garden, and dirty martinis. Our fresh oysters are plump and fresh, and straight from the bay with fresh ground horseradish on every order.

Menus: Table of Contents Double Page Menus Fiesta Acapulco. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76-77 Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano. . . . . . . . . . . . . 78-79 Gigi’s Cupcakes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80-81 Harbor Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82-83 Old Chicago. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84-85

(812) 424-9871 408 N. Main St. • Evansville (812) 477-7500 4 N. Weinbach Ave. • Evansville (812) 490-5555 8011 Bell Oaks Drive • Newburgh

Try our specialty gourmet pizzas. We serve Lots-A-Meat, Cousin Hazel’s Famous Meatball, Veggie Dream, Mexican Fiesta, Greek, and Vinny’s Pepper Planet to name a few. Cousin Hazel’s Famous Meatball, pictured, is made with homemade spicy meatballs, garlic, pizza sauce, onions, green peppers and mozzarella cheese. 

Penn Station East Coast Subs. . . . . . . . . 86-87 Roppongi Japanese Steak & Sushi. . . . . 88-89 Zuki. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90-91 Single Page Menus Anthony’s Heavenly Cheesecake. . . . . . . . . 92 Bits & Bytes Deli. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Café Arazu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 China Super Buffet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Crazy Buffet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96

The Yellow Tavern (812) 682-3303 521 Church St. New Harmony

Eclipse Spanish Tapas Bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 The Yellow Tavern proudly presents bread pudding as our signature dessert. Made with french bread, the dish is topped with pecans and a mild whiskey sauce.  During the week, we also serve a variety of homemade pies in addition to a creamy refrigerated cheesecake.

Gerst Bavarian Haus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 House of Como . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Iwataya Japanese Restaurant. . . . . . . . . . . . 100 J. Gumbo’s Cajun Joint. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Kanpai. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Los Portales Mexican Grill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Manna Mediterranean Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Nagasaki Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

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Biaggi’s RistoRante italiano 6401 E. LLoyd ExprEssway EvansviLLE (812) 421-0800

Hours: Mon.-thurs. 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. House Specialties: Bruschetta, fettuccini with lobster, white chocolate bread pudding

For a complete menu visit APPETIZERS

SOUP / SALAD Tuscan Minestrone


Stuffed and seasoned with Italian sausage, spinach, garlic, white wine and herbed butter.

Sherry Tomato


Chicken Florentine


Calamari Fritti

Lobster Corn Chowder


Stuffed Mushrooms



Tender calamari, lightly breaded, fried and served with fresh tomato sauce and Italian salsa.

Bruschetta Classico


Oven-toasted Italian bread topped with plum tomatoes, sweet basil, garlic and fresh mozzarella drizzled with a balsamic vinegar glaze.

Crab and Lobster Dip


A rich and creamy blend of crab and lobster baked with spinach, artichoke and mascarpone cheese. Served with herbed flat bread for dipping.

Fried Ravioli


Homemade spinach and ricotta cheese filled ravioli, lightly fried and served with a scallion cream sauce.

Tomato Mozzarella Caprese


House Salad

$4.99 / 7.99

Caesar Salad

$5.99 / 8.99

Spinach Salad


Wedge Salad


A wedge of crisp iceberg lettuce topped with our homemade blue cheese dressing, crispy bacon, diced tomatoes and red onion.

Beet Salad

Messina Salad

Chopped Chicken Salad

Credit Cards: MC, Visa, amEx, Discover

Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes

Filet Mignon Salad

Dress: Casual

Bacon Wrapped Dates

Average Entrée: Dinner: $12-$22 Lunch Menu: Yes


Two freshly prepared jumbo lump crab cakes with basil breadcrumbs and a red pepper aioli.


Applewood smoked bacon wrapped dates oven-roasted with a maple balsamic glaze.


Field greens, sliced cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, capers, red onion and feta cheese splashed with red wine vinegar and olive oil.

Sliced beefsteak tomatoes, imported buffalo mozzarella, red onion, basil and cured black olives splashed with extra virgin olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar.

Atmosphere: Relaxed, Casual


Balsamic vinegar and honey-marinated beets, arugula, avocado, sun-dried cherries and spicy walnut crusted Montchevré goat cheese.


Iceberg lettuce, grilled chicken, tomatoes, avocado, Gorgonzola cheese, crispy bacon and red onion tossed in our special house dressing.

$14.99 L / 15.99 D

Three grilled petite filet medallions served with mixed greens, Gorgonzola cheese, grilled vegetables and cherry tomatoes tossed in a red wine vinaigrette.



All sandwiches are served with our oldfashioned cucumber and onion salad and your choice of French fries, sweet potato fries or Biaggi’s homemade potato chips.

Banquet Facilities: Yes

Spicy grilled chicken, smoked bacon, leeks, Montchevré goat cheese and our Italian cheese blend.

Children’s Menu: Yes


Carry-Out: Yes

Italian sausage, tomato sauce, caramelized onion and our Italian cheese blend.

Smoked turkey, Swiss cheese, applewood smoked bacon, alfalfa sprouts and sun-dried tomato aioli on sunflower cranberry bread.


Smoked Turkey and Avocado

Reservations: Yes Liquor: Yes Handicapped Access: Yes Catering: Yes

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Vegetarian with red and green peppers, onion, mushrooms, black olives and our Italian cheese blend.



Pepperoni, fresh tomato sauce and our Italian cheese blend.



Traditional preparation with fresh tomato sauce, basil and our Italian cheese blend.

Biaggi’s Club



Smoked turkey, avocado, Swiss cheese, red onion, lettuce, tomato and our special house dressing. Served warm on a fresh ciabatta bread.

Smoked Turkey Panini


Smoked turkey, smoked Gouda cheese, applewood smoked bacon and fresh green onion. Served warm on grilled Italian bread.

Tenderloin Sliders


Two “mini-burgers” of grilled filet mignon medallions, caramelized onions, arugula, Gorgonzola cheese and Dijon aioli.

PASTA Lasagna Bolognese

$10.99 L / 13.99 D

Pasta layered with our hearty bolognese and a three-cheese cream sauce baked until golden.

Fettuccini with Lobster

$12.99 L / 15.99 D

Black fettuccini tossed with lobster, wild mushrooms and a homemade lobster cream sauce.

Ziti al Forno

$11.99 L / 14.99 D

Savory shrimp and chicken baked in a lobster cream sauce with Italian cured ham, red onion and our Italian cheese blend.

Penne Sardi

$10.99 L / 13.99 D

Penne pasta tossed with grilled chicken, wild mushrooms, caramelized onions and a sundried tomato cream sauce. Finished in the oven with a topping of crispy garlic and oregano seasoned breadcrumbs.

Chicken Cannelloni

$10.99 / 14.99 D

Fresh pasta filled with roasted chicken, fresh ricotta cheese and spinach. Finished with Alfredo and a touch of tomato sauce.

Shrimp and Crab Cannelloni

$12.99 L / 16.99 D

Spinach pasta filled with shrimp, crab meat, ricotta cheese and fresh spinach. Baked in a rich lobster-tomato cream sauce.

Capellini di Mare

$12.99 L / 16.99 D

Angel hair pasta, large shrimp, scallops and calamari sautéed in a spicy tomato-vegetable sauce and topped with mussels and Little Neck clams.

Butternut Squash Ravioli $11.99 L / 13.99 D Roasted butternut squash-filled ravioli tossed in a brown-butter-sage sauce with toasted walnuts, diced butternut squash and Parmesan cheese.

Farfalle Alfredo

$10.99 L / 13.99 D

Grilled chicken, bowtie pasta, roasted peppers, crispy Italian cured ham, sautéed red onion and peas tossed in our Alfredo sauce with Asiago cheese.

Spaghetti and Meatballs $10.99 L / 12.99 D Spaghetti with homemade meatballs and fresh marinara sauce.

Rigatoni alla Toscana

$10.99 L / 13.99 D

Large tube pasta sautéed with Italian sausage, roasted peppers, onion and tomato sauce. Topped with imported Montchevré goat cheese and basil.


Filet Mignon*

Chicken Parmesan

An 8 oz. filet mignon grilled to perfection and served with a sun-dried tomato cream sauce, sautéed mushrooms, asparagus, oven-roasted tomatoes and garlic mashed potatoes.

$11.99 L / 14.99 D

Breast of chicken delicately breaded, lightly fried and baked with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. Served with spaghetti topped with our garlic Alfredo sauce.

Eggplant Parmesan

$10.99 L / 14.99 D

Parmesan-breaded eggplant, lightly fried and baked with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. Served with spaghetti topped with our garlic Alfredo sauce.

$10.99 L / 14.99 D

Tender fillet of tilapia lightly pan sautéed with a potato-Parmesan crust. Served with vegetable couscous and a lemon-basil butter sauce.

Stuffed Pork Loin

$10.99 L / 15.99 D

$12.99 L / 17.99 D


Oven-roasted shrimp in an oregano and garlic breadcrumb crust. Served with capellini tossed in a fresh tomato-basil butter sauce.

FROM THE GRILL Chicken Marsala*



A decadent interpretation of the classic made with rich, buttery brioche bread.


Two large pastry shells filled with sweet ricotta and finished with shaved chocolate and pistachios.


Delicate banana-filled crepes topped with caramel rum sauce and almond biscotti. Served with vanilla ice cream.

Lemon Tower Cake


Three layers of moist lemon cake with a creamy lemon frosting. Served with our homemade vanilla-lemon cream sauce and garnished with fresh strawberries.

Sticky Toffee Pudding


Homemade with richly flavored brioche bread and imported chopped Medjool dates. Served with warm caramel-butterscotch sauce and topped with vanilla bean ice cream.

Warm Apple Crostata


Marinated chicken breast with sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onion and a marsala wine sauce. Served with garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach.

Sauteed apples with cinnamon and raisins baked in a flaky pastry crust. Served with vanilla ice cream and homemade caramel rum sauce.

Grilled Chicken Pietro*

New York Style Cheesecake


Grilled chicken breast marinated in balsamic vinegar, dijon mustard, rosemary, garlic and a touch of honey. Served with roasted portabello mushrooms and seasonal vegetables.

Chicken Piemontese*


Ravioli Quattro Formaggi $10.99 L /13.99 D

Grilled Pork Chops*

Homemade ravioli filled with a blend of ricotta, Parmesan, romano and blue cheeses. Tossed in our four-cheese cream sauce with a touch of fresh basil and pine nut pesto and served over our fresh tomato sauce.

White Chocolate Bread Pudding

Bananas Foster

Fresh fillet of fennel seed/black peppercorn crusted salmon seared on iron. Served with large grilled shrimp, creamy Italian rice with asparagus and saffron and a lemon-basil butter sauce.


Our homemade Florida key lime pie with a crumbled almond biscotti crust. Served with raspberry sauce and whipped cream.

Salmon & Shrimp Milanese

Garlic Shrimp Oreganata*


Espresso and liqueur-soaked ladyfingers layered with a mascarpone mousse.


Large tube pasta tossed with our hearty meat sauce, Italian sausage and a touch of cream.

$10.99 L / 13.99 D

Tirami Su

Pan-seared pork loin stuffed with Italian cured meats and cheeses and finished with a Sicilian tomato sauce. Served with garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed asparagus.

Grilled chicken breast stuffed with imported Italian ham and smoked provolone and Gouda cheeses. Topped with a lemon-basil butter sauce and served with sautéed asparagus and roasted herb potatoes.

Rigatoni alla Bolognese


Key Lime Pie


Crusted Tilapia



Served with fresh strawberries and whipped cream.

Torta Cioccolata


A chocolate lover’s dream — dense chocolate cake served warm with vanilla ice cream.

* Available after 4 p.m.


Marinated pork chops grilled and topped with a mild Parmesean-Gorgonzola butter. Served with vegetable couscous, garlic mashed potatoes and a roasted garlic demi-glace. Mar | apr 2012 77


Fiesta acapulco 8480 HigH pointe drive newburgH (812) 858-7777

Fajitas Specials

Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily Atmosphere: Relaxed, casual Credit Cards: mc, Visa, amex, Discover

Mon., Wed., Sat.: 99-cent margaritas and domestic beer tueSdayS: $4.99 Beer buckets (5 bottles) healthy SeleCtionS are Starred *

Salads * CanCun Salad Six delicious grilled shrimp on top of lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes and shredded cheese. 7.25

Dress: casual

* ChiCken Salad Fresh grilled chicken on top of lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and shredded cheese. 6.99

Average Entrée: Dinner: $7-$12

* Fajita taCo Salad Grilled chicken steak or mix cooked with onions, tomatoes and bell peppers topped with lettuce, guacamole, sour cream, cheddar cheese and tomatoes. 9.99

Banquet Facilities: Yes Carry-Out: Yes Reservations: Sun.-Thurs. Liquor: Yes Handicapped Access: Yes Catering: Yes

* toSSed Salad Lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes and shredded cheese. 4.49

Side Orders Chori QueSo Fundido Chihuahua cheese topped with Mexican sausage. Delicious. Mucho bueno. 5.99 * to your heart Very good grilled chicken cooked with ham, bell peppers, onions and mushrooms. Served with lettuce, cheese, chunks of avocado and tomatoes. It’s good for you! 7.99 taCoS Carne aSada Three delicious grilled steak tacos served with pico de gallo, onions, cilantro, lime rice and beans. 10.99 ChiMiChanga Chicken or beef toped with cheese sauce and served with rice, beans, lettuce, guacamole, sour cream and pico de gallo. Lunch 7.25 Dinner 8.99 With Shrimp 10.49

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* FieSta plate Grilled shrimp, steak and chicken breast cooked with onions and served with rice, lettuce, guacamole, sour cream and pico de gallo. 11.49

* ShriMp FajitaS Big shrimp cooked with zucchini, squash, mushrooms, onions and tomatoes. Served with rice, beans, lettuce, sour cream, pico de gallo, guacamole and three tortillas. For One 12.49 For Two 23.49 Lunch for One 7.99 * ShriMp & SCallopS FajitaS Big shrimp and scallops cooked with zucchini, squash, mushrooms, onions and tomatoes. Served with rice, beans, lettuce, sour cream, pico de gallo, guacamole and three tortillas. For One 12.25 For Two 23.49 Lunch 8.25 * Veggie FajitaS Fresh grilled squash, zucchini, onions, red, yellow and green bell peppers, tomatoes and mushrooms. Accompanied with rice, beans, lettuce, sour cream, pico de gallo and three tortillas. For One 9.25 For Two 18.99 Lunch for One 6.99 * FiSh FajitaS Fish cooked with zucchini, squash, mushrooms, onions and tomatoes. Served with rice, beans, lettuce, sour cream, pico de gallo, guacamole and three tortillas. For One (2 pieces) 12.49 For Two (3 pieces) 23.49 Lunch for One 7.99 *parrillada aCapulCo Grilled shrimp, chicken and steak cooked with onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, mushrooms and asparagus. Served with rice, beans, lettuce, sour cream, guacamole, pico de gallo and three tortillas. 12.99

Chicken * Willi’S ChiCken Juicy marinated grilled chicken breast cooked with squash, zucchini, onions, mushroom, red and yellow bell peppers, broccoli and asparagus. Served with rice, lettuce and tomato. Lunch 6.99 Dinner 10.99 * pollo SinaloenSe Grilled chicken topped with grilled zucchini, squash, red and yellow bell peppers, onions and mushrooms. Served with rice, beans and three tortillas. Lunch 6.75 Dinner 10.75 * hot pollo piCoSo Delicious marinated grilled chicken cooked with jalapenos and onions and topped with shredded cheese. Served with rice, beans and three tortillas. Lunch 6.75 Dinner 10.75

Fish and Shrimp Steak & ShriMp 10 oz. of tender steak plus four big juicy grilled shrimp topped with grilled onions, bell peppers and tomatoes. Served with rice, beans and three tortillas. 12.99 * yuCatan FiSh Grilled catfish cooked with zucchini, squash, red and yellow bell peppers, mushrooms and onions. Served with rice, lettuce, tomatoes, guacamole and sour cream. Lunch 7.25 Dinner 11.99 * aCapulCo SpeCial riCe Grilled shrimp cooked with yellow, red and green bell peppers, onions and rice. Served with lettuce, guacamole, sour cream and tomatoes. Lunch 7.25 Dinner 11.99 * yuCatan CaMaron Big juicy grilled shrimp cooked with zucchini, squash, red and yellow bell peppers, onions and mushrooms. Served with lettuce, tomatoes, guacamole, sour cream and rice. Lunch 7.25 Dinner 11.99 * MexiCano ShriMp Grilled shrimp topped with cheese sauce and ranchero sauce. Served with rice and beans. Lunch 7.25 Dinner 11.99 * MariSCoS landia Healthy plate. Can’t beat it! Grilled shrimp and grilled catfish cooked with zucchini, squash, red and yellow bell peppers and onions. Served with rice, lettuce, guacamole, tomatoes and sour cream. Lunch 7.25 Dinner 11.99

Vegetarian Vegetarian QueSadilla Delicious fresh grilled veggies – squash, zucchini, bell peppers, onions, tomatoes and mushrooms – topped with cheese sauce. Served with lettuce, guacamole, sour cream and pico de gallo. 8.99 MuShrooM QueSadilla One 3.99 Two 5.99 Vegetarian CoMboS 8.99 All topped with red sauce Add cheese dip for 99 cents.

Kid’s Plates

Desserts Fried iCe CreaM MexiCan Flan ChurroS CaraMel CheeSeCake triple ChoColate Cake Mango Cake ChoColate MouSSe

hot CakeS Seven hot cakes topped with blueberries and whipped cream. 4.49

CheeSeburger Delicious double cheeseburger with five smiling Mister Potato faces and tomato. 4.49 ChiCken StripS Chicken fingers with five smiling Mister Potato faces. 4.49 hot dog


SinCronizada Flour tortilla stuffed with cheese and ham. Served with beans, lettuce and tomato. 4.49




Hours: Mon.-sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Yellow cake with a vanilla filling, banana buttercream frosting, crushed vanilla wafers & a wafer on top

House Specialties: Gigi’s Cupcakes offers a different special six days a week

Pie Birthday Surprise Banana Cream Caramel a vanilla White cake with fluffy,Yellow cake with Sugar Mama

Birthday Carrot SurpriseCake


White cake with fluffy, Carrot cake topped with a Sugar Mam filling, banana pink buttercream pink buttercream cream cheese frosting,Caramel cake topp Caramel cake topped with buttercream frosting, frosting & colorful frosting & colorful decorative orange icing &a caramel butter a caramel buttercream crushed vanilla wafers & sprinkles sprinkles green sugar crystals frosting, drizzled frosting, a wafer on topdrizzled with ® caramel & Sugar caramel & Sugar Babies

Atmosphere: a Chic Cupcakery Credit Cards: MC, Visa, amex, Discover Average Entrée: $3.25 per cupcake after a dozen $3 per cupcake

Coconut Cream Pie Coconut cake filled with coconut cream filling, topped with coconut cream cheese frosting & graham cracker crumbs

Cream Pie Hot Fudge Sundae Hot Fudge SundaeCoconut Hummingbird Hunka Chunka cake filled withcake with Devil’s food cake withLove Devil’s food cake with CoconutHummingbird Banana


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Online Ordering: Yes Catering: Yes

Mellow Cream Devil’s food cake with dark chocolate chips, filled with marshmallow cream, dipped in chocolate ganache & topped with buttercream

Southern Comfort Pecan pie cupcake topped with a rich caramel frosting & dusted with powdered sugar

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Strawberry Wedding Cake

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Soups Add a side salad to any soup.

Harbor bay

New England Clam Chowder Louisiana Chicken Gumbo Ask about our soup of the day!

4428 First Ave. (812) 423-0050 4706 MorgAn Ave. (812) 402-5122 Princeton 2691 W. BroAdWAy st. (812) 635-0057

Sandwiches & Burgers Appetizers Boom-Boom Shrimp Calamari Parmesan Cheesy Spinach Crab Dip Coconut Shrimp Crab Stuffed Shrooms Shrimp Cocktail Fried Shrimp

Also try grilled with fresh Pico!

Hours: North Side Mon.-Sun. open at 11 a.m. east Side Mon.-fri. open at 3 p.m. Sat.-Sun. open at 11:00 a.m. Princeton Wed.-Sun. open at 11:00 a.m. Closed Mon. and Tues. House Specialties: full Seafood menu, steaks, frog legs, and oysters

Frog Legs Boneless Wings

**Check out our new oyster menu

Fried Mushrooms Bacon Wrapped Scallops Crab Cakes Fried Pickles Chips and Salsa Onion Rings Clam Strips Mozzarella Stix Popcorn Shrimp Classic Sampler

Atmosphere: Casual

Mozz stix, fried pickles, boneless wings, and mushrooms served with traditional sauces.

Credit Cards: MC, Visa, amex, discover


Dress: Casual

House Salad Caesar Salad

Average Entrée: $10-$13 Children’s Menu: Yes Reservations and Carry-Out: Yes Liquor: Yes, full Bar

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Crispy Chicken Salad Also try grilled or Buffalo! Chicken Caesar Salad Sub shrimp 1.00 Asian Shrimp Salad Black and Blue Islander Salad Also try with Mahi or chicken! Turkey Cob Salad Soup & Salad Combo Your choice of soup served with either a house salad or a Caesar salad. Add a ½ Turkey Club

All sandwiches and burgers are served dressed with seasoned fries. Fried Grouper Norwegian Salmon Fried Catfish Chicken Parmesan Mahi-Mahi Fried Atlantic Cod Deluxe Chicken Buffalo Chicken Hawaiian Chicken Pork Tenderloin Rib-eye Sandwich Philly Prime & Cheese Hot Brown Double Decker Club Cheeseburger A USDA burger served w/ your choice of cheese. Harbor Burger Cheddar cheese, bacon, onion rings, and bar-b-q sauce. Bay Melt Sautéed button mushrooms and Spanish onion, topped with Swiss cheese. Fire House Burger Toasted banana peppers, jalapenos, and our fire house seasoning topped with pepper jack cheese, served with Wasabi sauce. Black and Blue A Blackened USDA burger stuffed with chopped thick-cut bacon and Blue cheese crumbles.

Wraps All wraps served in a flour tortilla with French fries.


Lemon Pepper Salmon Chicken Bacon Ranch Tossed in Buffalo or Boom-Boom for .50 Buffalo Shrimp Hawaiian Mahi Asian Shrimp Chicken Caesar

Chocolate Peanut butter Brownie Bistro style Cheesecake

Pastas Penne Pasta served with a side salad and fresh rolls. Louisiana Chicken Pasta Chicken Alfredo Chicken Parmesan

Steaks 8oz.New York Strip 8oz. Delmonico 5oz. Filet Mignon 5oz. Filet wrapped in thick bacon, seasoned and char broiled. Blue Cheese Mushrooms Onion Bourbon Glazed Live Maine Lobster Stuffed Maine Lobster

Mini Apple Pie Mini Carmel Pie Turtle Brownie Ice Cream Sundae Ice Cream (per scoop)

Sides • Roasted Red Potatoes • Mashed Potatoes • Corn on the Cob • Rice Pilaf • French Fries • Sweet Vinaigrette Slaw • Hush Puppies • Green Beans • Baked Potato (Loaded add .75) • Vegetable Medley

• Side House Salad

• Onion Rings

• Side Caesar Salad

** A Gratuity of 18% will be added to parties of 8 or more

Fresh Oysters ½ Dozen / Dozen Oysters On the ½ shell Fried Oysters Garlic Parmesan Alfredo Rockafella Baked in a creamy spinach alfredo sauce, our twist on an oyster classic. Tex Mex Blue Point oysters topped with fresh Pico de Gallo, Shredded, cheese, and our special blend of Mexican spices. Steamed Perfectly steamed oysters served with cocktail, horseradish, lemons, and saltines. Cheesy Baked Seafood Smothered in a crab and shrimp cheesy spinach mix and baked to perfection. Spicy Cajun Baked with Andouille sausage, banana peppers, and Cajun crème sauce topped with traditional spices. Sampler Platter Choose any three types of oysters! Try One! Fried or Raw / Baked **Consumption of raw or uncooked proteins may result in illness

Specialties Specialties are served with rolls and two sides. (Blackened and/or Lemon pepper on all grilled fish .50 ) Bacon Wrapped Scallops North Atlantic Cod Fried only!

Coconut Shrimp Chicken Teriyaki Hickory Smoked Chops Hickory smoked pork chops served over griddled apples. Bourbon Glazed Salmon 6oz. of Wild caught Norwegian Salmon char broiled and smothered in our rich Bourbon glaze. Citrus Orange Roughy Sea Scallops Tiger Shrimp Mango Mahi-Mahi Breaded Clam Strips Old Fashioned Catfish Oven Roasted Chicken Jumbo Frog Legs Fried Grouper Maryland Crab Cakes Two homemade crab cakes Chicken Strips Monterey Bay Tilapia Oyster Platter 6 Hand-shucked oysters lightly breaded or on the ½ shell served with horseradish, cocktail, hot sauce, and lemons. Snow Crab Legs Popcorn Shrimp Fish and Shrimp Fish and Oysters Fish and Clams Harbor Bay Combo 6oz. of Atlantic Cod, 2oysters, 2shrimp, and 4oz of clams. Prime Rib 8oz. / 12oz. Slow roasted for over five hours and seasoned with our signature Cajun style rub. Served with homemade au jus. Starting every Friday at 5 p.m. while it lasts!

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Old ChiCagO EvansvillE 6550 E. LLoyd ExprEssway EvansviLLE (812) 401-1400

Hours: Daily 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Happy Hour: Mon.-thurs. 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Daily Happy Hour: 10 p.m.-Close House Specialties: Pizza, beer, and full bar Atmosphere: Casual Credit Cards: MC, Visa, amEx, Discover Dress: Casual Average Entrée: $8 Children’s Menu: Yes Online Ordering: Yes Lunch Menu: Yes Outside Patio: Yes Carry-Out: Yes

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Penn Station eaSt CoaSt SubS EvansvillE

137 n. Burkhardt Road (812) 479-PEnn (7366) north Green River Road 4827 Davis lant Drive (812) 402-PEnn (7366) 5310 Pearl Drive (812) 434-PEnn (7366)


Henderson 1111 Barrett Blvd. (270) 826-7361 Owensboro 3525 Frederica st. (270) 683-1515 Elizabethtown 1811 n. Dixie Highway (270) 360-0377 Radcliff 1945 n. Dixie Blvd. (270) 351-PEnn (7366)


MONTHLY SPECIAL Includes sandwich, fresh-cut fries and fountain beverage



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

6”, 8”, 10”, 12” Subs Available





100% U.S.D.A. Choice steak, provolone. YOUR CHOICE: sautéed onions, fresh mushrooms, banana peppers, spicy-brown mustard, mayo, pizza sauce


Smoked ham, oven-roasted turkey breast, applesmoked bacon, swiss, lettuce, tomatoes, honey mustard, mayo


Slow-roasted corned beef, sauerkraut, swiss. YOUR CHOICE: Thousand Island dressing

Chicken breast, swiss, teriyaki sauce. YOUR CHOICE: sautéed onions, fresh mushrooms


Chicken breast, provolone, parmesan, oregano, pizza sauce. YOUR CHOICE: sautéed onions, fresh mushrooms


Chicken breast, smoked ham, swiss, lettuce, tomatoes, honey mustard, mayo





Pepperoni, smoked ham, provolone, parmesan, pizza sauce. YOUR CHOICE: sautéed onions, fresh mushrooms (also add Sweet Italian Sausage – it’s za best)


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


Sweet Italian sausage, provolone YOUR CHOICE: sautéed onions, fresh green peppers, pizza sauce

Artichoke hearts, provolone, oregano, parmesan, mayo. YOUR CHOICE: fresh mushrooms


Chicken or tuna salad, provolone, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles


Create your own grilled veggie sandwich – same as the Dagwood without the meats. YOUR CHOICE: teriyaki

CREATE YOUR OWN Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. House Specialties: Made fresh to order sub sandwiches; homemade, hand-cut fries; and fresh squeezed lemonade.

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


Credit Cards: MC, Visa, Amex


Catering: Yes, off-site with free delivery, from 10-10,000.


Hand-cut Idaho potatoes flash-fried in cholesterol-free peanut oil


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MEATS: smoked ham, salami, pepperoni, oven-roasted turkey, slow-roasted corned beef CHEESES: provolone, swiss, american, parmesan TOPPINGS: lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, peppers, pickles CONDIMENTS: spicy-brown mustard, honey mustard, mayo, olive oil & red wine vinegar, salt & pepper, oregano


Authentic, hearth-baked bread topped with provolone, parmesan, oregano. YOUR CHOICE: pizza sauce







Enjoy any of our cold Deli Classics (Club, Italian, Dagwood, Chicken Salad, Tuna Salad) along with chips, Chocolate Chunk Cookie Bite and a mint, in a convenient stackable container. Box lunches can be prepared with a variety of sub sizes. Available in 6”, 8”, 10”


Ask about our chip selection when you order

FRESH-BAKED COOKIES If you’re looking for sweet endings, we offer fresh-baked Chocolate Chunk Cookies. Choose either our tasty 4-ounce size, or get a tray of 80 (just as tasty) 1-ounce Bites.

ORDERING IS AS EASY AS 1, 2, MMMMMM. 1. SIZE UP YOUR ORDER. Got a lot of hungry people? Our Party Sub Trays are genuine crowd pleasers, while our Box Lunches are individually delicious options for meetings and office functions.

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

2. GET YOUR CRUNCH ON. Add Chips and our fresh-baked Chocolate Chunk Cookies to your order. Lucky order. 3. ORDER YOUR DRINKS. Don’t forget Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade and Fresh-Brewed Iced Tea – available by the gallon. ASK ABOUT FREE DELIVERY AND CATERING REWARDS!

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

CREATE YOUR OWN MEATS: smoked ham, salami, pepperoni, oven-roasted turkey, slow-roasted corned beef CHEESES: provolone, swiss, American, parmesan TOPPINGS: lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, peppers, pickles CONDIMENTS: spicy-brown mustard, honey mustard, mayo, olive oil & red wine vinegar, salt & pepper, oregano Mar | apr 2012 87



Hours: Lunch: Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dinner: Mon.-Thurs. 4 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Fri. 4 p.m.-10:30 p.m., sat. 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m., sun. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.



SHRIMP COCKTAIL. 5.95 GYOZA (8 pcs)...................................................6.95 YAKATORI.............................................................4.95 SPRING ROLL...................................................... 4.95 SHUMAI.................................................................5.00 CHICKEN TEMPURA........................................4.95 SHRIMP TEMPURA............................................6.95 VEGETABLE TEMPURA...................................4.95 CALAMARI............................................................6.95 TOFU-JEON..........................................................3.95 FRIED OYSTER...................................................5.50 ASIAN MEATBALL.............................................4.95 SOUP (miso or chicken base).......................1.50 HOUSE SALAD (ginger dressing)...............1.50 STEAMED RICE..................................................1.50 FRIED RICE...........................................................3.00 -with chicken....................................6.00 -with shrimp.....................................7.00 -combo...............................................8.00


House Specialties: Derby roll, dynamite roll, fire scallop, 007, sunset, chili tai, red bull, highlander

CUCUMBER SALAD.........................................4.00 AVOCADO SALAD............................................4.00 BABY OCTOPUS SALAD................................7.00 SQUID SALAD.....................................................5.00 SEAWEED SALAD............................................. 4.50 SASHIMI APPETIZER......................................12.00 TUNA TATAKI...................................................14.00 EDAMAME...........................................................4.50

Atmosphere: Casual

Sushi & sashimi appetizer dinner plate available at teppan tables

Credit Cards: MC, Visa, amex, Discover


Dress: Casual Average Entrée: Lunch $8-$12 Dinner $12-$30 Lunch Menu: Yes Carry-Out: Yes Reservations: Call ahead Liquor: Yes Children’s Menu: Yes Follow us on Facebook!

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Prepared and served before your very eyes by experts. Dinners include: Onion Broth Soup, Fresh Green Salad with our Special House Dressing, Hibachi Shrimp Appetizer & Sauteed Garden Fresh Vegetables. Noodle Fried Rice additional $2.50 TERIYAKI CHICKEN......................................14.95 FILET MIGNON................................................21.95 KUBOTO NEW YORK STRIP.......................20.95 SUKIYAKI STEAK............................................19.95 HIBACHI SCALLOPS......................................21.95 HIBACHI SHRIMP............................................21.95 TERIYAKI SALMON........................................18.95 LOBSTER LOVER.............................................31.95 VEGETARIAN DINNER...................................11.95


GINJA DINNER.................................................22.95 GEISHA SPECIAL.............................................21.95 STEAK & SCALLOPS.....................................22.95 SHRIMP & CHICKEN.....................................20.95 SHRIMP & SCALLOPS...................................23.95 FILET MIGNON & CHICKEN.....................22.95 FILET MIGNON & SCALLOPS...................24.95 STEAK & LOBSTER TAIL.............................29.95 FILET MIGNON & LOBSTER TAIL............31.95 ROPPONGI IMPERIAL...................................34.95 SEAFOOD DELIGHT......................................34.95 ROPPONGI SPECIAL.....................................27.95 CHEF’S SPECIAL..............................................28.95

WASHOKO eNTReeS All entrees include: Miso Soup, Salad and Steamed Rice

TERIYAKI TOFU w/VEGETABLES.............12.95 CHICKEN TERIYAKI.......................................13.95 ROPPONGI STLE SHORT RIBS..................15.95 SHRIMP TERIYAKI...........................................17.95 TEMPURA...........................................................14.95 TONKATSU (or CHICKEN KATSU).........12.95 SALMON TERIYAKI.........................................16.95 UNADON.............................................................14.95 BENTO BOX A..................................................18.95 BENTO BOX B..................................................21.95


(No soup or salad) UDON.....................................................................8.95 TEMPURA UDON............................................10.95 CHICKEN YAKI-SOBA...................................11.95 SHRIMP YAKI-SOBA.......................................14.95

ADDITIONAL ORDeRS (Only with Entree)

SHRIMP OR SCALLOPS..................................8.95 VEGETABLES.......................................................4.00 CHICKEN A LA CARTE...................................6.95 N.Y. STEAK A LA CARTE.................................9.50 FILET MIGNON A LA CARTE.....................10.50 LOBSTER TAIL A LA CARTE.......................13.95 FRIED RICE...........................................................3.00


* Indicates cooked sushi MAKI (roll) Sushi grade seafood and/or other ingredients usually rolled in seaweed and seasoned rice NIGIRI A piece of sushi grade seafood pressed onto a bed of seasoned rice SASHIMI Sushi grade seafood sliced and served only with dipping sauce and a light garnish REGULAR MAKI (ROLL) ALASKAN...............................................................5.95 * CALIFORNIA.....................................................4.25 * CRUNCH SHRIMP...........................................6.95 * SPIDER ROLL (softshell crab)...................7.95 * EEL ROLL...........................................................6.25 NEGI HAMA (scallion & yellow tail)...........5.50 PHILADELPHIA....................................................6.95 SALMON (sake)..................................................5.00 * SALMON SKIN..................................................4.50 * SPICY CALIFORNIA.......................................5.95

SPICY SALMON..............................................................5.95 SPICY TUNA..................................................................... 5.95 SPICY YELLOW TAIL................................................... 6.95 TUNA (tekka)..................................................................5.00 * YUM YUM......................................................................5.95

* CRUNCH MUNCH ROLL....................................... 9.95 DAISY ROLL................................................................. 12.50 * DERBY ROLL.............................................................. 8.95 * DRAGON ROLL....................................................... 12.95 DYNAMITE ROLL...................................................... 10.95 * FIRE SCALLOP............................................................. 8.95 * FRIED FLUKE............................................................... 7.95 * HIGHLANDER ROLL................................................. 8.95 * LOBSTER ROLL....................................................... 10.95 007 ROLL...................................................................... 12.50 * MOON ROLL............................................................. 11.95 PLAYBOY ROLL.......................................................... 12.50 RAINBOW ROLL........................................................... 9.95 * RED BULL ROLL........................................................11.95 ROCK & ROLL.............................................................. 8.95 ROOKIE ROLL............................................................... 9.95 ROPPONGI ROLL...................................................... 11.11 SPICY TRIO.................................................................. 10.95 * SUNDAY MORNING.................................................. 6.95 SUNSET.......................................................................... 11.95 SUNSHINE ROLL.......................................................... 8.95 * TIGER ROLL................................................................. 9.50 * TEMPURA ROLL........................................................ 8.95 VIP ROLL ....................................................................... 13.95 RED EYE ROLL.............................................................. 8.95 WHITE CASTLE............................................................. 8.95 * ZIG ZAG ROLL........................................................ 10.95

ROPPONGI SUSHI & SASHImI * Indicates cooked sushi


REGULAR....................................................................... 15.00 SPECIAL.......................................................................... 20.00 DELUXE.......................................................................... 28.00


ASPARAGUS.................................................................... 3.50 AVOCADO....................................................................... 3.50 KAMPYO (dried squash)............................................ 3.25 KAPPA (cucumber)..................................................... 3.25 OSHINKO (japanese pickles).................................. 3.25 VEGETABLE ROLL....................................................... 5.25 FUTO MAKI.................................................................... 6.95

NIGIRI (2 pcs) & SASHImI (3 pcs)

CRAB (kani)........................................... 3.95............. 4.95 EGG (tamago)...................................... 2.95............. 3.95 FATTY TUNA (toro)............................ mkt.............. mkt FLUKE (hirame).................................... 4.95............. 6.95 FLY FISH ROE (tobiko)..................... 3.95............. 5.95 FRESH WATER EEL (unagi)..............4.95............. 6.95 OCTOPUS (tako).................................. 3.95.............. 4.95 MACKEREL (saba).............................. 3.95............. 4.95 QUAIL EGG (uzura)........................... 2.50............. 2.50 RED SNAPPER (tai)............................ 3.95............. 4.95 SALMON (sake)................................... 4.95............. 6.95 SALMON ROE (ikura)....................... 4.25............. 5.25 SALT WATER EEL (anago)............. 4.50............. 6.50 SCALLOPS (hotate).......................... 4.95............. 6.95 SEA BASS (suzuki)............................. 4.50............. 6.25 SEA URCHIN (uni)............................. 6.95............. 8.95 SHRIMP (ebi)....................................... 3.95............ 5.95 SMELT ROE (masago)...................... 3.95............. 4.95 SMOKED SALMON (sm. sake)...... 4.50............. 6.50 SQUID (ika)............................................ 3.95............. 4.95 SURF CLAM (hokigai)....................... 3.95............. 4.95 SUPER WHITE TUNA.......................... 4.50............. 6.50 SWEET SHRIMP (amaebi)................. 5.95............. 7.95 TOFU SKIN (inari)................................ 2.95............. 3.95 TUNA (maguro)................................... 4.95............. 6.95 WHITE TUNA (albacor)..................... 4.50............. 6.50 YELLOW TAIL (hamachi).................. 5.25............. 7.25



chili Tai



CHIRASHI...................................................................... 17.00 REGULAR (6 pc. nigiri, 6 pc. sashimi)............... 18.00 SPECIAL (9 pc. nigiri, 9 pc. sashimi).................. 25.00 DELUXE (12 pc. nigiri, 12 pc. sashimi)............. 35.00


REGULAR (12 pc)...................................................... 18.00 SPECIAL (18 pc)........................................................ 25.00 DELUXE (26 pc)......................................................... 35.00


ATLANTA ROLL.......................................................... 10.95 BIG MOUTH ROLL ..................................................... 8.95 BOSTON ROLL............................................................. 8.95 * CALIFORNIA CREAM............................................... 5.95 * CARDINAL ROLL........................................................ 8.95 * CATERPILLAR ROLL................................................. 9.95 CHILI TAI ROLL.......................................................... 10.95 CRUISIN........................................................................... 9.95

Red Bull


Domestic Beer, Import Beer, Japanese Beer, Sake, Wine, Premium Cocktails, Shochu Soda, Geisha Saketini, Roppongi Style Mojito, Homemade Sangria


VANILLA ICE CREAM................................................. 2.50 GREEN TEA ICE CREAM.......................................... 3.00 TEMPURA BANANA.................................................... 3.50 FRIED ICE CREAM...................................................... 5.95 CHEESECAKE.............................................................. 3.50 BIRTHDAY CAKE......................................................... 2.00


salad, fried rice and side vegetables


Steak and Calamari 14 Steak and Chicken 14 Steak and Shrimp 16 Chicken and Calamari 12 Chicken and Shrimp 14 Shrimp and Calamari 14



Hours: Lunch Mon.-sun. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dinner sun.-Thurs. 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Fri.-sat. 4 p.m.-10 p.m. House Specialties: Dancing mama sushi roll, hibachi steak & seafood, recently added new menu items Atmosphere: Casual, but classy Credit Cards: MC, Visa, amex, Discover Dress: Casual Average Entrée: $10 Private Room Available: Yes

Chicken 7 Shrimp 8 Lobster 17 Salmon 10 Fried Rice 2 Filet Mignon 14 House Salad 2 Hibachi Vegetable 6 Japanese Steamed Rice 1.50 Hibachi / Miso Soup 2 Sirloin / Calamari Steak 10/8



served with soup and salad as well as two sides, choose from fried banana, eggroll, steamed rice, fried rice or grilled vegetables Chicken Teriyaki Box 10 Beef Teriyaki Box 10 Salmon Box 10 Special Sushi Roll Box 11 Sashimi Box 12 Grilled Calamari Box 10

ZUKI SIZZLING all 10 served with soup, grilled vegetables and fried rice Calamari Beef Chicken Salmon Shrimp Pork

NOODLE SOUP all 10 Beef Ramen Chicken Ramen Gyoza Ramen pot sticker Pork Ramen

Entertainment: every Wednesday 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. featuring Bob Ballard

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Shrimp 6 Salmon 5 Scallop with bacon 6 Baby octopus 6 Cuttlefish 4 Calamari 4

GRILLED VEGETABLES Asparagus 5 Zucchini 5 Napa cabbage 5


Roasted miso salmon over mushroom rice 14 Zuki’s sizzling sweet and spicy marinated short ribs 15 comes with soup or salad, fried rice and hibachi vegetables: zucchini, mushrooms & onion

Carry-Out and Delivery: Yes

Liquor: Full bar with a large selection of sake

Beef 5 Pork 5 White / Dark 5 meat chicken Duck breast 6 Beef tongue 5


Children’s Menu: Yes

Reservations: Yes



Stir-fried noodles (served with soup and salad) Grilled Chicken Yakisoba 10 Grilled Pork Yakisoba 10

ZUKI RICE TOPPINGS all 10 served with soup & salad (Donburimono) Chicken Beef Shrimp Pork Duck Breast

Chicken 10 Shrimp 11 Salmon 10 Scallop 12 Yakisoba 12 Calamari Steak 10 Zuki Sirloin Steak 12 Teriyaki Sirloin Steak 14 Filet Mignon 14 Teriyaki Chicken 11 Japanese noodles with vegetables, chicken, shrimp and beef




Sushi Tower 10 Tuna Carpaccio 11 Seafood Ceviche 10 Hamachi Usuzukuri 10 thinly sliced yellow tail with jalapeno and pon-zu sauce Marguro Natto 11 fresh tuna with processed soy beans and seaweeds Beef Tataki 8 Hiyayako 4 chilled tofu with bonito flakes and scallions Tuna Ceviche 11


Zuki Fried Shrimp 8 Kake Butter-Yaki 8 seared fresh oysters with lemon butter sauce Fire Scallops 9 Shrimp Tempura 7 Vegetable Tempura 4 Eggroll 4 Tatasuta Chicken 5 Gyoza 5 steamed and seared Japanese pot stickers Edamame 4 Negimaki 7 beef spring onion roll with

teriyaki sauce Ika Maruyaki 7 grilled squid Kake Fry 8 deep-fried oysters Agedashi Tofu 4 Sishamo 6 grilled saltwater fish smelt


Mango Tango 10 Indian Roll 10 Caterpillar Roll 10 Zuki Roll 10

Dancing Mama 10 EW Roll 11 Small Mouth Roll 10 Spider Roll 10 Dragon Roll 9 Fried Lobster Roll 11 Nevada Maki 9 Fancy Roll 9 Yum Yum Roll 8 Zig Zag Roll 10 Holly Roll 10 Las Vegas Roll 9 Thai Roll 10 No. 10 9 Kamikase 9 Sunset Roll 10 Oriental Roll 8 Crunchy Shrimp Roll 9 Fried Oyster Roll 9 Pretty in Pink 8 Philadelphia Roll 8


Let’s Get Crazy Roll 11 Sayuri Roll 11 Kenny’s Special 11 Tiger Eye Roll 11 Halloween Roll 11 Rainbow Roll 11 Sunrise Roll 10 Volcano Roll 10 Mello Yellow 8 White Albacore Delight 11 Spicy Tuna Crunch 9 Sushi Pizza 12 Spicy Tuna Sandwich 12

RAW AND COOKED OMG Roll 12 Spicy Albacore Roll 11 Hot Dragon 10 Rising Sun 11 American Dream 10 Jayne Roll 11 J Flo 11 Salmon Roll 11

Ebi Kyoto Roll 11


Futo Maki 7 AAC Roll 4 Fried Asparagus Roll 5 Avocado Roll 4 Sweet Potato Roll 4

FAST LUNCH Lunch in less than 1 hour or your meal is FREE!! (Monday through Friday Only) LUNCH BOX SPECIAL 11 Choice Of Specialty (Full) Roll Soup & Salad Included Choice of 2 Sides: Fried Rice, Grilled Veggie, Eggroll, Steamed Rice, Banana Tempura


Tropical Salad 8 Sashimi Salad 10 Seaweed Salad 4 Kimuchi 4 spicy vegetable salad Suno-mono 4 cucumber salad with crab Tuna Tataki Salad 10 Tako Butsu 7 sliced steamed octopus salad Ika Sansai 8 marinated squid salad Tuna Salad 12 Sushi Salad 4


SUSHI OR SASHIMI served with salad & miso soup

Sushi Dinner 20 Sashimi Dinner 20 Chirashi 20 Zuki Love Boat 52 Serves 2 Zuki Big Boat 75 Serves 3 or 4


deep fried egg battered, served with soup, salad and steamed rice Shrimp and Vegetable Tempura Chicken and Vegetable Tempura Squid and Vegetable Tempura Combination Vegetable Tempura


19 18 18 15

Deep Fried Breaded served with soup, salad and steamed rice Tonkatsu 12 pork cutlets Chicken Katsu 11 chicken cutlets


served with soup, salad, shrimp tempura, eggroll, California roll and steamed rice Beef Teriyaki Box 20 Chicken Teriyaki Box 20 Calamari Teriyaki Box 17 Salmon Teriyaki Box 20



Sizzling Squid 18 calamari Sizzling Chicken 18 Sizzling Beef 20 Sizzling Salmon 18 Sizzling Pork 18 Sizzling Shrimp 18

Scallop 21 Swordfish 7 Shrimp 21 Lobster 29 Chicken 14 Salmon 18 Zuki Sirloin Steak 21 Teriyaki Sirloin Steak 22 Zuki Filet Mignon 23 Yakiniku Steak 20 Hibachi Vegetables 11

served with soup, salad, grilled vegetables and fried rice, your choice of gravy or teriyaki sauce


served with soup and salad Tendon 14 shrimp and vegetable tempura on rice Katsudon 14 deep-fried breaded pork cooked with egg Oyakodon 14 sliced chicken cooked with egg Unadon 15 barbequed eel on rice


Roasted Miso Salmon over Mushroom Rice 14 Zuki’s Sizzling Sweet and Spicy Marinated Short Ribs 15

served with soup, salad, fried rice and hibachi vegetables


served with soup, salad, fried rice and hibachi vegetables Emperor’s Choice 21 chicken and steak Geisha’s Choice 21 chicken and shrimp Zuki Special 32 steak and lobster Land and Sea 23 steak and shrimp Steak and Scallop 24 Shrimp and Calamari 23 Steak and Calamari 23 Seafood Combination 25

Sweets &More




Ice Cream 4 vanilla, green tea, red bean Zuki Specialty Ice Cream 5 fruit salad, mango, yam, coconut Fried Ice Cream 5 strawberry or chocolate sauce

Zuki Champon 12 Ramen 11 Nabeyaki Udon 14 Niku Udon or Soba 11 Kake Udon or Soba 11 Zaru Soba 11 Tenzaru Soba 12 Beef Fried Rice 5 Chicken Fried Rice 4 Shrimp Fried Rice 5 Pork Fried Rice 5 Vegetable Fried Rice 4 Combination Fried Rice 7

Banana Tempura 4 Mochi Ice Cream 4

Full bar with domestic beer, import beer and Japanese beer available. LARGE SELECTION OF SAKE. Pepsi products served.


Anthony’s Heavenly Cheesecake

ANTHONY’S HEAVENLY CHEESECAKE 204 Main St. EVanSViLLE (812) 470-7763 ahchEESEcakE.coM


caLL in ordErS WELcoME!

Cajun Smoked Sausage Vienna Beef Brat Nathan’s Hot Dog Extreme Frito Chili Pie Pork BBQ Sandwich Hawaiian Chicken Tamales with Chili & Cheese

Hours: mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

(Combos include side and drink) SINGLE COMBO


House Specialties: 40 and counting cheesecake flavors including: turtle, red velvet, butter pecan.

Banana Nut

chicago style hot dogs, cincinnati chili.


Atmosphere: casual Credit Cards: mc, Visa, Discover

Key Lime

Pumpkin Swirl Créme Brulee

Caramel Apple

• Raspberry Lemon • Arizona Sunset

Chocolate Extreme

Oreo Cookie Very Cherry

• Pineapple Almond • White Chocolate Pistachio


Chips Coleslaw Potato Salad Baked Beans

.99 .99 .99 .99

*Coffee, tea & soft drinks*

* Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Reduced Sugar Options Available *

Dress: casual Average Entrée: $5-$9 Carry-Out: Yes Online Ordering For Cheesecakes: Cheesecakes are perfect for weddings, parties, and special events.

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Regular Size 9” Anthony’s Original 30.00 Specialty 35.00 A dozen 2” minis all one flavor 20.00

5.99 5.59





2.99 3.99






*More than 20 toppings to choose from.*

Snickers Bar

3.99 3.59

Small Size 6” Anthony’s Original 15.00 Specialty 20.00

Cheesecake By the Slice Anthony’s Original $3.50 • Swirl Flavors $3.95 Specialty Flavors $4.50


Bits & Bytes Deli BreAKFAst


Toast 1.00 Muffins, Donuts, Rolls Market Two Eggs with Toast 2.40 Two Eggs, Bacon or Sausage Link or Patty with Toast 3.25 Hash Brown 1.00 Cereal with Milk 1.60 Omelets (Served with Toast) Cheese 3.15 Cheese & Vegetable 3.70 Cheese, Veg. & Ham 4.05 Cheese & Ham 3.70 1 Egg Sandwich 1.90 2 Egg Sandwich 2.40

Combination Chef Dip Salad Extra Dressings Fruit Cup Potato Macaroni Cole Slaw Jello Pasta Stuffed Tomato

1.70 3.60

2.30 4.80 2.00 .40 1.70 1.10 1.10 1.10 1.10 1.20 1.75 Market Price

Bowl 2.00

Atmosphere: Casual Relaxed

sANDWICHes Our House Specialty “The Floppy Disk”

Your choice of shaved Roast Beef, Turkey or Ham served on pita bread, topped with Cojack cheese, alfalfa sprouts and our own special sauce. whole

half sandwiches

Roast Beef 4.10 2.45 Turkey 4.10 2.45 Ham 4.10 2.45 Vegetarian 4.10 2.45 Sandwiches served with your choice of breads. whole


Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. House Specialties: Floppy disk

sOUPs – CHILI Cup 1.25

216 N.W. Fourth St. EvaNSvillE (812) 423-5113

Credit Cards: MC, Visa, Amex, discover Dress: Casual Average Entrée: dinner: $5-$8



Gyros 4.10 N/A Peanut Butter/Jelly 2.00 N/A Roast Beef 3.80 2.25 Chicken Salad 3.70 2.25 Turkey 3.80 2.25 Tuna Salad 3.35 1.90 Turkey Club 4.50 N/A Ham Salad 3.35 1.90 Pastrami 4.00 2.45 Pimento Cheese 3.35 1.90 Corn Beef 4.00 2.45 Cheese American 2.40 1.60 Reuben 4.75 N/A Swiss 2.40 1.60 Ham 3.80 2.25 Colby 2.40 1.60 German Bologna 2.75 1.75 Cojack 2.40 1.60 Bologna 2.75 1.75 Pepper 2.40 1.60 Braunschweiger 2.75 1.75 Cheddar 2.40 1.60 Grilled 2.90 N/A Submarine 3.80 N/A 2.85 N/A Summer Sausage 2.85 1.85 Polish Sausage 2.10 N/A Salami 2.75 1.75 Hot Dog 2.80 N/A B.L.T. 2.80 3.75 N/A Chili Dog Kraut Add .30 Cheese Add .30 Grilled Sandwiches Add .50 Sandwiches on Croissants Add .60

Banquet Facilities: Small private dining up to 14 Children’s Menu: Yes Carry-Out: Yes Liquor: No Handicapped Access: Yes Catering: Yes

Desserts Pie 2.25 and up Ice Cream Dip 1.00 Shake 2.50 Cake 1.90 and up Cookies .45 each or 3 for 1.25, 4.75 per dozen Prices subject to change Mar | apr 2012 93

Middle eastern

CafÉ arazu APPETIZERS 17 W. Jennings st. neWburgh (812) 842-2200

Shepherd Salad Platter

Hours: Mon.-thurs. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri.-sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. House Specialties: signature kabobs, tandoori butter chicken, Mediterranean shrimp couscous, pita platters and wraps Atmosphere: Casual elegant Credit Cards: MC, Visa, discover Dress: Casual Average Entrée: $9.95-$15.95 Lunch Menu: Yes Reservations: Yes Carry-Out: Yes Liquor: Yes, Full service Visit Restaurant for Full Menu


Kalamata Olives, chunks of creamy white feta, and a trio of Shirazy Salsa, Hummus and Muhammara, served with fresh herbs and warm pita points.

Shrimp Arazu (for two: 9.95)


Falafel Platter


Hot, crunchy, and spicy, served on a bed of crisp salad greens.

In addition to the traditional tasty golden fried chick–pea patties served with a lemony Tahini sauce, we have devised an Arazu version featuring black bean patties with our signature Chipotle sauce.



Tomatoes, whole grains, fresh herbs, red peppers and scallions Served in crisp romaine lettuce wraps.

Persian Cutlet


Savory beef and potato cutlets served hot with lavosh and crisp fresh vegetables and pickles.

Persian Eggplant Dip and Pita


Flame Roasted eggplant layered with a savory mix of lentil, ground beef, and caramelized onion; topped with a tangy yogurt sauce. VEGETARIAN OPTION AVAILABLE (DINNER ONLY)


Includes Fries, a lunch side salad, or a side of Red Cabbage and Nappa Slaw .

Curry Chicken Salad


Chicken Shwarma


“J” Street, NewBurgher


Spinach and Artichoke Wraps


Chicken, Spinach and Artichoke Wraps




Golden Curry, toasted almonds, and sweet raisons give new life to this traditional favorite. Served with a flaky croissant and fresh salad greens. Tender morsels of marinated chicken breast grilled and wrapped with pickle, shoestring potatoes, and garlic aioli . Fully dressed with lettuce, tomato, red pickled onion, and creamy habanera sauce. Add cheddar cheese: $.50

Portabella mushrooms, goat cheese, roasted red peppers, and spinach pesto wrapped in golden grilled lavosh.


Ben’s Signature Kebobs - Served with your choice of basmati rice, (white or one of our pilaf blends) as well as dill or mint cucumber yogurt. Add a grilled tomato or grilled vegetables for $2.00

Chicken Kabob (Joojeh-kabob)




Beef Kabobs (Chelow-kabab)


Lamb (Sheesh-leek)


Sultani (fit for a sultan)


Tandoori Butter Chicken


Moroccan Chicken Tagine


Mustard-Crusted Salmon


Tender boneless chicken marinated in Middle Eastern spices and flame broiled to perfection. Served along side our fresh grilled vegetables.

Two skewers of flame broiled minced beef and lamb mixed with seasonings and grated onions. Beef tenderloin marinated in a regional spice mix and flame broiled.

Marinated rack of lamb with Middle Eastern spices skewered and flame-broiled. One skewer each of Kubideh and Beef kabobs. Succulent pieces of chicken in creamy, vibrant Tandoori sauce served with white, long grained rice and Shirazy Salsa. Tender Breasts Slow cooked Chicken stewed in a savory apricot sauce served over couscous or rice.

Our whole-grain white wine mustard coating brings out the natural goodness of fresh broiled salmon.

Mediterranean Shrimp Couscous 12.95

Sautéed in Diavalo Sauce with zucchini, scallions, and roasted red peppers; served over couscous. VEGETARIAN OPTION AVAILABLE

Kansas City Bone-In Strip

Hand cut bone-in Kansas City Strip topped with a Bleu Cheese Alfredo Sauce and crispy onion tangles and served with crisp seasoned potato wedges.

Tomatoes, spinach, artichokes, and feta; all tossed with a creamy cheese sauce and wrapped in toasted lavosh.

Grilled chicken, tomatoes, and feta; all wrapped with creamy spinach-artichoke sauce cheese in grilled lavosh. 94 MAR | APR 2012 Evansville Living


Portabella Pesto and Goat Cheese Wraps

Soups and salads are available.

Authentic blend of beef and lamb served on grilled pita bread w/ lettuce, tomato, onions, and taziki sauce.

Soup and salad combos are available for lunch and dinner.



Since 1998

China Super Buffet




Vegetable Egg Roll Cheese Potato Chicken Wings Chicken on Stick Dumplings Crab Rangoon Boneless Spare Ribs

Vegetable Fried Rice Beef / Shrimp Fried Rice Combination Fried Rice Chicken/Pork Fried Rice

MEI FUN House Special Mei Fun Singapore Mei Fun

SEAFOOD Salt & Pepper Shrimp Butter Shrimp House Special Frog Legs Baked Seafood Shrimp with Broccoli Fried Catfish Coconut Shrimp Baked Salmon

PORK Mongolian Pork

CHICKEN Chicken with Mushroom Chicken with Broccoli Chicken with Mixed Vegetables in Garlic Sauce Chicken with Peanut Butter Sauce Salt & Pepper Chicken Teriyaki Chicken Sesame Chicken Black Pepper Chicken General Tao’s Chicken Sweet & Sour Chicken Kong Po Chicken

Vegetable Lo Mein Chicken or Pork Lo Mein Beef or Shrimp Lo Mein Combination Lo Mein

VEGETABLE House Special Tofu String Bean Broccoli with Garlic Sauce Mixed Vegetables

SOUP Wonton Soup Egg Drop Soup Hot & Sour Soup Wonton Egg Drop Soup

DESSERT Ice Cream Pudding

BEEF Pepper Steak with Onion Mongolian Beef Beef with Broccoli


Crab legs available for dinner every Friday and Saturday night. Additional

charges apply.

An extensive variety of sushi is available on our buffet every day.


Children 5 and under eat free. Children 9 and under $1.99 with Adult buffet purchase.

Hours: sun.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Fri.-sat. 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. House Specialties: salad bar, creme brulee, coconut shrimp, frog legs, crab legs, salt & pepper shrimp Atmosphere: casual Credit Cards: Mc, Visa, Amex, Discover no checks Dress: casual Average Entrée: Under $10 Banquet Facilities: Private room holds up to 65 Carry-Out: Yes Children’s Buffet: Yes Party Trays Available for Personal Parties and Corporate Events

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chinese/AsiAn Snow Crab Legs (Fri.-Sat.) 4-10 p.m. Extra $4.99 Adult/$2.99 Children

Crazy Buffet 701 N. Burkhardt road (IN froNt of Sam’S CluB) EvaNSvIllE (812) 437-8833

Hours: Lunch Buffet $6.95 Mon.-sat. 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Dinner Buffet $9.95 Mon.-Thurs. 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Fri. & sat. 4 p.m.-10 p.m. sunday Buffet 11 a.m.-9 p.m. House Specialties: sushi, Mongolian BBQ, snow crab legs, General Tso’s chicken, shrimp and scallops with garlic sauce, salad bar, etc. Atmosphere: casual Family Dining Credit Cards: Mc, Visa, Amex, Discover Dress: casual Average Entrée: $6.95-$9.95 sunday Buffet $8.95 Prices subject to change Banquet Facilities: Yes, at no extra charge! Perfect for parties, showers and meetings. Carry-Out: Yes Reservations: Yes Liquor: Yes Children’s Menu: Yes 96 MAR | APR 2012 Evansville Living

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t e F o un tai n

The Biggest and Finest Chinese and Sushi Buffet in Town. We serve more than 200 Items Daily with Chinese, American, Italian and Japanese selections – we’re truly an international buffet. Mongolian BBQ – Choose your favorite meats, vegetables, ingredients and sauces. Our chef will prepare your dish right in front of you, just the way you want it. Sushi – A variety of fresh and delicious sushi. • Salmon • Tuna • Spicy • Tuna • Spicy Crab • Eel • Tilapia • California Roll, etc.

Salad Bar – There is a wide selection of fresh ingredients to make your own salad. We also have a variety of prepared salads to choose from. Fresh Fruit – Everyday we’re serving a variety of seasonal fruit. Desserts – “We’ve got it all.” Choose from an assortment of cakes, cookies, puddings, jellos and soft serve ice cream. At Crazy Buffet we prepare our food with only the finest ingredients.

We offer our Old World concept of eating and


sharing great and fresh Spanish Mediterranean cuisine, one of the healthiest in the world.

Come in and share great flavors, great wines and a cultural experience in Historic Downtown Evansville, only one block from the Ford Center.



1. Gambas Eclipse

Sautéed shrimp, lightly breaded in a spicy crème sauce.

28. Montaditos de Carne

Four slices of bread topped with grilled mini hamburgers and queso fresco

29. pan Catalán

2. Cazuela de Mariscos

Toasted bread rubbed with romesco spread and topped with Spanish manchego cheese.

3. Tomato-saffron sauce

31. Bocadillo de Jamon serrano y Queso Manchego

Mussels, shrimp and fish in our house saffron-tomato broth. Fried crispy calamari with alioli** sauce or tomato saffron sauce.

Spanish sandwich with sliced cured, aged Spanish Serrano ham** and manchego cheese with alioli** spread.

4. Vieiras al ajillo**

90. Bacalao a la Vizcaina

Sautéed 4 oz. scallops with Spanish paprika and garlic butter sauce.

5. Caracoles de la Casa

Sautéed escargot in a tomato-saffron sauce.

6. albondigas

Spanish meatballs stuffed with cheese & spinach in our house saffron-tomato sauce.

7. parrillada

91. Espinaca y Garbanzo

Sauté spinach, garbanzo beans, onions and manchego cheese.

92. pollo Romesco

Grilled chicken breast spinach and creamy romesco sauce.

93. Carne al Jerez

4 oz. filet mignon in a Spanish sherry reduction sauce.

8. pollo España

Grilled shrimp, chicken and Spanish chorizo with onions and peppers.

9. Esparragos (seasonal)

Grilled asparagus in alioli** sauce. Add Serrano Ham.

94. Mar y Tierra


Sliced roasted potatoes in our spicy tomato saffron sauce.

10. patatas Bravas

Traditional Spanish rice with saffron dish, originating from the fields of Valencia, eastern Spain.

11. Tortilla Española

18. paella Mixta

12. Empanada de Espinaca con Queso

20. paella de Carne

13. Mejillones Vascos


Spanish style omelet with potatoes, onions and asparagus. Classic Spanish stuffed pastry shell with spinach and manchego cheese.

Mussels in our spicy tomato sauce.

14. salmón** a la parrilla*

Rice with saffron, mixed seafood, chicken, and Spanish chorizo. Rice with saffron with chicken and Spanish chorizo.

21. Tomate Fresco

Grilled salmon, spinach and creamy romesco sauce.

Slices of tomato and queso fresco topped with our house vinaigrette dressing.

15. Berenjena Madrid (seasonal)

22. Ensalada de la Casa

16. Cordero** a la parrilla*

23. Ensalada de Judias Verdes

Spanish style eggplant with crumbled goat cheese in our spicy tomato saffron sauce. Rack of lamb ribs grilled with rosemary and garlic.

17. setas Rellenas

Wild mushroom stuffed with onions, garlic, spinach, celery, and breadcrumbs.

25. Montadito de salchicha

Four slices of toasted bread topped with grilled sausage and alioli** sauce.

26. Montadito de Queso & Miel

Lettuce bed, tomato, asparagus and garbanzo beans topped with our house vinaigrette dressing. Sautéed green beans in a buttery-lemon dressing covered with roasted almonds.

OTRas COsas

Hours: Lunch: Tues.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Dinner Tues., Wed., and Thurs.: 5:30-9 p.m. Fri. & sat. 5-10:30 p.m. SOON Opening on Sundays (Currently opening during special events at Ford Center, Victory Theatre or The Centre.) House Specialties: paella, meatballs, assortment of spanish cheeses, gourmet olives and serrano ham, bacalao, escargot, montaditos, salmon, empanadas, eggplant Specialty Drinks: Great selection of wines, sangria, and hibiscus Martinis Atmosphere: Casual Elegant Credit Cards: MC, Visa, amEx, Discover Average Entrée: $7-$15

24. Tabla Fria

Carry-Out & Reservations: Yes

95. Olivas Mixtas

Liquor: Yes, Full service

Variety of Spanish cheeses, mixed Spanish olives and sliced cured Jamon Serrano.

Four slices of toasted bread topped with goat cheese, honey and almonds.

Mixture of artisan gourmet Spanish tapas olives in extra virgin olive oil.

27. MontaditosDe Jamon y Queso

*Salmon, Scallops and Cordero are cooked medium rare. **May contain cured, raw or undercooked ingredients. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness especially if you have certain medical conditions.

Four slices of bread topped with manchego cheese wedges and thinly sliced Jamon Serrano.

113 S.E. Fourth St. Downtown EvanSvillE (812) 463-6040

Flaked cod fish with tomatoes, onions, peppers, olives, garlic and saffron.

Grilled beef, chicken and Spanish chorizo with onions and peppers. Sauté chicken breast in garlic-lemon sauce.

EclipsE spanish Tapas Bar & rEsTauranT

Catering: Yes Mar | apr 2012 97

frieD oySter BaSKet ................................ 11.50

German & american

fresh from the gulf, hand breaded, served with cocktail sauce, fries, slaw, crackers and lemon

Bavarian Kraut BaLLS .............................. 8.50 ground beef, pork, sauerkraut and seasonings mixed with cream cheese, rolled in bread crumbs and fried, served with our own horseradish sauce

Gerst Bavarian Haus

pig KnuCKLe ..................................................... 7.99 marinated and simmered until very tender, served with sauerkraut, rye bread and our own german mustard

roSti potato panCaKe ............................... 6.99 (Kartoffelpfannkuchen) with apple sauce and sour cream

2100 W. Franklin St. EvanSvillE (812) 424-1420

german frieD piCKLeS ............................... 6.99 (fritierte gurken) served with ranch dressing

Lunch Specials from $7.50 and up Dinner Specials from $10.99 and up

ClassicDinners Hours: mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. House Specialties: German & american dinners 29 Draft Beers 130 Bottle Beers Atmosphere: casual, family dining Smoking allowed on patio Patio seating opens in april Credit Cards: mc, Visa, amex, Discover Dress: casual

SampLe 3 Different traDitionaL oLD worLD gerSt favoriteS .................. 19.99 Bratwurst (charbroiled pork sausage) Kasseler rippchen (smoked pork chop) Knackwurst (pork & beef sausage) Kielbase (charbroiled smoked sausage) Beef Stroganoff wiener Schnitzel (pan-fried breaded veal) goulash with spaetzle Schweine Schnitzel (pan fried pork) Sauerbraten (roasted marinated beef)

Combination dinners served with choice of 2 side items, fresh rye bread and butter. add House Salad .......... 3.75

wiener SCHnitzeL ............................... 17.75 choice veal, hand trimmed for tenderness, specially seasoned and lightly breaded, prepared to order, served with 2 sides and fresh rye bread

Jager SCHnitzeL .................................. 18.75

wiener Schnitzel topped with sauteed mushrooms and a brown wine sauce, served with 2 sides and fresh rye bread

SauerBraten ......................................... 16.75

tender, lean beef marinated and slow roasted for a European flavor, complimented by a special wine sauce, served with 2 sides and fresh rye bread

Average EntrĂŠe: Dinner: $10-$15

pig KnuCKLeS ......................................... 13.75

Banquet Facilities & Catering : no

BratwurSt Dinner ............................. 13.75

Carry- Out: Yes Reservations: Yes (not on Fri. & Sat.) Liquor: Yes Handicapped Access: Yes

pork knuckles, steaming hot, a gerst Haus tradition, served with 2 sides and fresh rye bread

lightly spiced pork sausage, charbroiled, served with 2 sides, fresh rye bread and a garnish of sauerkraut

Sandwiches Bavarian BratwurSt .......................... 8.50 lightly spiced pork sausage, charbroiled, on grilled hoagie roll with a garnish of sauerkraut

reuBen (Beef or turKey) ................. 9.50 corned beef or hand sliced turkey, swiss cheese, sauerkraut and special sauce on grilled rye bread

german frieD BoLogna .................... 9.50 thick-cut with pepperjack cheese and onion on a grilled bun, served with side

Appetizers gerSt SampLer ...................................... 11.99

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ham rolls, kraut balls, potato pancake and fried oysters

Salads originaL DreSSingS prepareD DaiLy

Bleu Cheese, red & Blue, french, ranch, Honey mustard, italian, thousand island, oil & vinegar, Hickory Honey (Low fat), Balsamic Dijon vinaigrette

CHarBroiLeD or frieD CHiCKen SaLaD ............................................. 10.99 garden fresh greens topped with charbroiled or fried chicken tenders, cheddar and monterey jack cheeses, walnuts and choice of dressing

CHarBroiLeD SaLmon SaLaD ................12.99 fresh salmon on top of fresh mixed greens with capers, red onions, black olives, sliced boiled egg and our balsamic vinaigrette

HomemadeSoups kettle-fresh soup-of-the-day Cup with cornbread ........................................................... 3.75 Bowl with cornbread ......................................................... 4.75

SideItems german potato Salad (hot or cold), german fries, french fries, mashed potatoes & gravy, Baked potato (loaded add $1), Spaetzle, Baked Beans, white Beans, Sauerkraut, red Cabbage, Creamy Coleslaw, Cucumbers & onions, Cottage Cheese, apple Sauce, Cornbread Cakes, macaroni & Cheese, fruit Cup (seasonal) ....................... 2.75 vegetable plate (4 vegetables & cornbread) .................... 8.99

BeerList aSK Server aBout Beer of tHe montH monDay: gerSt fiSHBowLS ...................... 2.20 tueSDay: moSt import pintS & miCroBrewS ..................................................................... 3.00 weDneSDay: DomeStiC fiSHBowLS ...... 1.75 tHurSDay: warSteiner 33 oz. Boot..... 6.50

DraughtBeer Stone Seasonal Bass ale Bell’s Seasonal Blue moon Bud Light Budweiser Busch Light Coors Banquet Coors Light frank Hef weisse guinness Hacker-pschorr weisse Sierra nevada Seasonal

Hoegaarden michelob amber Bock miller Lite newcastle nut Brown pabst Blue ribbon paulaner Seasonal Sam adams Seasonal Schneider weisse Spaten Seasonal tripel Karmeliet warsteiner gerst new Belgium Seasonal

We also offer a wide selection of american sandwiches and dinners.

middle eastern/lebanese

House of Como


House of Como

Arabian Food t

Shish KaBob

Beef, onion, pepper, tomato Marinated in Brandy, on skewer; Served with rice.


Eggplant casserole with Meat; Served with rice.


Rolled cabbage leaves w/ meat; Served with rice.


Seneya Betinjin Yebra Malfoof Kibi Nea


Raw ground beef and wheat as an appetizer.

Kibi Seneya

Baked fine ground meat and wheat; Served with rice.


Baked chicken with meat, rice, pine nut stuffing.

12.00 14.00 1.00


All white.

Arabian Bread

Steaks and Chops Lamb Chops Two or Four Market Price Rack of Lamb Market Price 1/2 Rack of Lamb Market Price Filet Mignon Small 21.00

All white.

Large 25.00 Market Price Market Price 11.00 23.00 12.00 14.00

Como Italian Specialties t

Adena Italian (baked chicken) All white.

Lasagna Como Italian Spaghetti half order

Ravioli - a blend of five cheeses

12.00 14.00 12.00 9.00 6.00 10.50

Your choice of one with Como Italian Spaghetti: Meat Sauce, Tomato Sauce, Butter, Oil and Garlic Sauce

For an extra treat with your Como Italian Specialties: Meatballs 3.00 extra Mushroom Sauce 3.00 extra


(served on Tues., Wed. and Thurs. only) t Small Medium Large 12.00

Hours: tues.-thurs. 4-9 p.m. Fri.-sat. 4-9:30 p.m.



New York Strip T-Bone Steak Ground Sirloin Pork Chops - Two Thick Cut Buttered Chicken - Baked

2700 S. KentucKy Ave. evAnSville (812) 422-0572

18.00 20.00 Add $3.00 for loaded pizza

t Arabian Salad Combination Salad Italian Salad Sliced Tomatoes Italian Special Salad (with meats and cheeses)

3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 8.00


t French Fried Shrimp 12.00 Salmon - Blackened or Grilled 15.00 Orange Roughy - Blackened or Grilled 15.00 Shrimp A La Como - with Rice or Pasta 16.00 Shrimp Cocktail 8.00

Sides t

Baked Potato American Fried Potatoes Lyonnaise Loubia (green beans) Hummus

Atmosphere: eclectic Credit Cards: no Dress: Casual Average EntrĂŠe: $9-$12 Entertainment: no Banquet Facilities: no Carry-Out: Yes

3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 7.00


Reservations: Yes Liquor: Yes Catering: no

t Chocolate Molten Lava Cake Baklava Cheesecake

4.25 4.00

with strawberries or chocolate sauce


no smoking

Bread Pudding/Whiskey Sauce 4.00 Mar | apr 2012 99



Hours: Tues.-sat. Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. hi Entrées Dinner: 5-9 p.m. .00 Makunouchi A................................$28.00 sun. 4:30-8 roll. Chef selected sashimi,p.m. 5 pieces of nigiri sushi, tempura and salmon teriyaki. .00 Closed Monday Makunouchi B................................$19.00








Sushi Moriawase


Makunouchi A


Jo Sushi Moriawase


Makunouchi B


Sashimi Teishoku

A variety of selected thinly sliced fresh fish.


Chef selected shrimp shumai, beef asparagus roll wrapped in thinly sliced beef in a teriyaki sauce, shrimp and vegetable tempura with ginger flavored soy dipping sauce.

Jo Sashimi Teishoku


Sushi and Tempura




Sushi and Sashimi


Selected nigiri sushi (8-9 pieces) and tuna roll.

Specially selected nigiri sushi (10 pieces) and tuna roll.

A variety of premium selected thinly sliced fresh fish. A variety of chef selected thinly sliced fish on top of sushi rice.

Tekka Don

Atmosphere: Traditional japanese decor Sushi and Tempura ........................$26.00 Chef’s choice of 5 pieces of nigiri sushi, tuna roll, shrimp and vegetable tempura

with ginger flavored soy dipping sauce. Credit Cards: Sushi and Sashimi ........................ $29.00 MC, Visa, amex, Discover Chef ’s choice of selected sashimi and 7 pieces of nigiri sushi.


Average Entrée: $7-$15 Tofu & Tomato$13-$28 Salad Dinner: With original miso dressing.

Small ........................................................$4.50 Large ........................................................$6.50

Party Room: Salad of IWATAYA This salad is selected monthly. Yes, make reservations for six or more adults Drinks Carry-Out: Yes • Beringer Stone Cellars


• Merlot • Chardonnay • White Zinfandel • Monkey Bay Sauvignon Blanc • Estancia Pinot • Trimbach Grewurztraminer • Bonny Doon Pacific Rim Riesling • Fuki Plum wine • Cho ya Umeshu (Plum wine)

Reservations: Yes

Liquor: Yes sake, sho-chu, and wine Handicapped Access: Yes


Chef’s choice of 5 pieces of nigiri sushi, tuna roll, shrimp and vegetable tempura with ginger flavored soy dipping sauce. Chef’s choice of selected sashimi and 7 pieces of nigiri sushi.

Dinner Entrées Unagi Box


Beef Tenderloin Steak (6 oz) $23.00

Tempura Moriawase


Seafood Tempura Moriawase


Grilled Scallop and Vegetable Skewer


Vegetable Tempura


Ginger Pork


Yakiniku Beef


BBQ and marinated eel served on top of steamed white rice in a traditional Japanese Box. Selected shrimp and chef ’s choice seasonal vegetables with ginger flavored light soy dipping sauce.

Shrimp Tempura


Six pieces of Tempura shrimp with ginger flavored light soy dipping sauce.

Salmon Teriyaki


Grilled Swordfish


Grilled chicken (8 oz)


Shrimp Teriyaki


Grilled salmon with teriyaki sauce.

With your choice of yuzu soy butter sauce or teriyaki sauce. With your choice of wasabi pepper sauce or teriyaki sauce.

Grilled tenderloin with sauteed mushrooms and asparagus with your choice of balsamic soy garlic reduction or teriyaki sauce.

Shrimp, scallops, eel, kisu, and soft shell crab with ginger flavored light soy dipping sauce.

Large sea scallop and chef ’s choice seasonal fresh vegetable with yuzu soy butter sauce. Chef ’s choice seasonal fresh vegetable with ginger flavored light soy dipping sauce. Pan sauteed thinly sliced pork and onion served with original ginger soy sauce.

Eight pieces of grilled shrimp with teriyaki sauce and chef ’s choice vegetable.

Pan sauteed thinly sliced beef and onion served with original garlic sesame soy sauce.

Grilled New York Strip (8 oz) $19.00

Tonkatsu or Chicken Katsu $13.00

Choice of Daikon radish soy sauce or teriyaki sauce with roasted red potatoes.

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Chef selected sashimi, 5 pieces of nigiri sushi,tempura and salmon teriyaki.

Thinly sliced fresh tuna served on top of sushi rice.

Chef selected shrimp shumai, beef asparagus roll wrapped in thinly sliced beef in a teriyaki sauce, shrimp and vegetable tempura with ginger flavored soy dipping sauce.

Dress: Casual

4.00 6.00

Sushi Entrées

Panko breaded, deep fried pork cutlet served with shredded cabbage and selected vegetable.


J. Gumbo’s CaJun Joint

Etouffée Your choice of crawfish or shrimp in our hearty golden roux sauce with onions and celery and a dash of red, white and black pepper.

1211 N. Tudor LaNe SuiTe a evaNSviLLe (812) 473-2951

Bumblebee Stew (v) A blend of yellow corn, stewed tomatoes, onions and black beans in a creamy sweet and spicy butter sauce.

Bringing Louisiana to Indiana

For $1 more add another entrée Red Beans & Rice Slow-cooked red beans with yellow onion, smoked sausage and Cajun spices.

White Chili (v) Cajun white bean chili with stewed tomatoes, onion, cilantro, jalapeno and a hint of dill.

Jambalaya Traditional Creole-style jambalaya with tender chicken, sausage and the “trinity” (bell pepper, onion and celery). Bourbon Street Chicken Tender chicken slow-cooked in a lightly sweet butter-hoisin sauce. Perfect for those who like it on the mild-side. Creole Ratatouille Classic French tomato stew with New Orleans flare! Our stew features zucchini, squash, okra and bell peppers! Gumbo Our home-style soup starts with a deep brown roux, onions and bell peppers and is slow-cooked for over 4 hours and served with tender chicken and smoked sausage.

Drunken Chicken Tender chicken with garlic, olive oil, stewed tomatoes and Cajun spices slowcooked with beer. Voodoo Chicken Slow-cooked chicken in a spicy Cajun tomato sauce with garlic and crushed red pepper, sprinkled with our Voodoo Sauce. Chicken Red Hot Shredded chicken in a tangy Cajun buffalo sauce with red onions and celery. Topped with Bleu Cheese crumbles upon request! Jean Lafitte Bowl Our famous Bumblebee Stew and Voodoo Chicken served over a flour tortilla and topped with shredded cheese and sour cream. Heat. Think you can handle it? Gluten Free (v) Vegetarian Option

Hours: Mon.-Sat.: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun.: 12-7 p.m. House Specialties: Etouffée, jambalaya, drunken chicken po’ boy, gumbo Atmosphere: new Orleans Credit Cards: MC, Visa, amEx, Discover Dress: Casual Average Entrée: Dinner: $7 Children’s Menu: Yes Carry-Out: Yes

Crawfish Cheese Dip Our Crawfish Etouffée blended with dark red chili powder, cheddar cheese and served with tortilla chips. Black & Bleu Dip Our famous Bumblebee Stew sprinkled with bleu cheese and served with tortilla chips. NOLA Nachos Crisp tortilla chips smothered in our Drunken Chicken and White Chili with cheddar cheese, jalapeno and sour cream. Voodoo Nachos Crisp tortilla chips smothered in our Voodoo Chicken with cheddar cheese, jalapeno and sour cream, sprinkled with our Voodoo Sauce.

Drunken Chicken Po’ Boy French bread or a wrap loaded with our famous Drunken Chicken and sprinkled with green onions. Voodoo Chicken Po’ Boy Our spicy Voodoo Chicken served on a French bread or a wrap with green onions and a dusting of our secret Voodoo Spice! Jean Lafitte Po’ Boy A sweet and spicy blend of our Bumblebee Stew and Voodoo Chicken topped with shredded cheddar cheese, jalapenos and sour cream served open-face on bread or as a wrap. A pirate’s bounty of a sandwich. Chicken Red Hot Po’ Boy Shredded chicken in a tangy Cajun buffalo sauce with red onions and celery and topped with bleu cheese crumbles, served open-face or as a wrap.

Handicapped Access: Yes Catering: Yes Text jgumbos to 90210 to receive coupons, specials, and contests. Mar | apr 2012 101

asian bistro

Kanpai 4593 Washington ave. evansville (812) 471-7076

Hours: Mon.-sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. sun. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. House Specialties: Cumin encrusted ahi tuna with avocado, cilantro, and roasted jalapeno salsa; godzilla roll; yum yum roll; sushi pizza Atmosphere: Casual Credit Cards: MC, Visa, amEx, Discover

Bento Lunch ..............$8.64

Includes four course meal, drink, and tax.

Choose one

chicken & vegetables beef & vegetables shrimp & vegetables (add $1.08) general tso's chicken thai sweet & sour chicken chicken chop chae (add $2.16) Choose one

miso soup kanpai salad nobu salad (add $3.24) seaweed salad (add $3.24)

Dress: Casual Average Entrée: $12

Choose one

Children’s Menu: Yes Carry-Out: Yes Online Ordering: Yes Lunch Menu: Yes Beer and Wine: Yes Catering: Yes, private chef available Entertainment: Weekly on Wednesday night 102 MAR | APR 2012 Evansville Living

2 courses (average cost) ..........$6.99 Drink (average cost) .................$2.29 Purchase of a drink for the second half of your day (average cost) .............................. $.89 Total ................................... $10.17 Tax ......................................... $.82 Grand ToTal ................$10.99 with 2 courses less

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white rice brown rice fried rice

Banquet Facilities: Holds up to 42 for Private Parties

What you’re paying for lunch at another restaurant:

half california roll one egg roll two crab rangoon two gyoza half spicy tuna crunch roll (add $3.24) half s.o.b. roll (add $3.24) half godzilla roll (add $3.24) signature Appetizer: Cumin Tuna

“We truly want to become your lunch place. We will give you a 4-course meal with everything included (even a drink to go that you can enjoy the second half of your day) for $8.64. Give us a chance to earn your lunch business. I’m Jayson Munoz, the owner, and if something’s not right, we’ll make it right. I look forward to seeing you soon!” I AM EVANSVILLE


a portal to our Authentic Mexican Cuisine

house S pec i a lt i es chimichanga Deep fried chicken or beef burrito. Served with rice, beans, lettuce, guacamole, sour cream and pico de gallo. 7.49 enchilaDaS SupremaS a combination of one chicken, one bean, one cheese and one beef enchilada topped with enchilada sauce, lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream. 7.99 TaquiToS mexicanoS Four fried corn taquitos-two beef and two chicken. Served with lettuce, guacamole, tomato and sour cream. 7.49 nachoS SupremoS nachos topped with chicken, beef, beans and cheese. Served with lettuce, guacamole, sour cream and tomatoes. 7.99 el combo one chalupa, one chile relleno, one enchilada, one beef taco and one burrito. Served with rice and beans. 11.49

SEA FOOD Shrimp a la mexicana Deliciously grilled shrimp in ranchero sauce. Served with rice and beans and topped with cheese sauce. 10.99 camaroneS a la Diabla eight shrimp cooked in spicy red sauce, served with rice and beans. 10.99 FiSh TacoS Three soft wrapped, flour tortillas filled with flaky grilled fish. Accompanied with delicious chipotle sauce. Served with lettuce, tomato, pico de gallo and rice and beans. 9.99

CHICKEN arroz con pollo grilled chicken strips over a layer or mexican rice, topped with cheese dip and special ranchero sauce served with a side of lettuce, sour cream and guacamole. 8.99

steak TacoS De carne aSaDa Three soft wrapped, flour tortillas, filled with grilled steak. Served with rice, beans and pico de gallo. 8.99 carne aSaDa grilled thin sliced mexican style steak. Served with beans, guacamole, salad and three tortillas. 8.99 STeak acapulco grilled T-bone steak with onions, tomatoes and bell peppers. Served with rice, beans and tortillas. 10.99 STeak ranchero grilled T-bone steak served with 2 eggs, rice, beans and tortillas. 11.99 rib-eye grilled rib-eye steak served with French fries, lettuce, tomato and flour tortillas. 10.99 STeak Tampiqueno T-bone steak accompanied with rice, beans and tortillas. 10.99 STeak anD Shrimp rib-eye steak with four big and juicy shrimp topped with grilled onions, bell peppers and tomatoes. Served with rice, beans and tortillas. 11.99

Hours: mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

burriTo De carne aSaDa One wrapped flour tortilla, stuffed with grilled steak, tomato, onions, peppers and guacamole. 6.99 STeak anD cheeSe burriTo A flour tortilla stuffed with grilled steak or chicken or mixed, pico de gallo and lettuce. Topped with cheese sauce and served with rice and beans. 8.99

Atmosphere: casual

FAJ I TA S all fajitas come with three tortillas per person, lettuce, guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream, rice and beans. FaJiTaS JaliSco We use our tender beef, chicken and shrimp sauteed with onions, bell peppers and tomatoes. For one. 11.99 For two. 21.99 FaJiTaS loS porTaleS beef, chicken and chorizo, sauteed with onions, bell peppers, cilantro and tomatoes. For one. 12.99 For two. 22.99 FaJiTaS Del mar large and juicy grilled shrimp and scallops cooked with yellow squash, zucchini, yellow and red bell peppers, green onions and mushrooms. For one. 12.99 For two. 22.99

chori pollo Juicy chicken breast topped with mexican sausage and cheese sauce. Served with rice, beans and three tortillas. 8.99

FaJiTaS camaron - Shrimp FaJiTaS large and juicy grilled shrimp cooked with yellow squash, zucchini, yellow and red bell peppers, green onions and mushrooms. For one. 12.99 For two. 23.99

pollo Sinaloa Deliciously grilled chicken breast topped with yellow squash, zucchini, yellow and red bell peppers, green onions and mushrooms. Served with rice, beans and three tortillas. 8.99


House Specialties: Burrito california, enchiladas supremas, chimichanga, steak and shrimp

enchilaDaS Del barrio Three grilled chicken enchiladas topped with enchilada sauce and cheese dip. Served with lettuce, pico de gallo and sour cream. 8.99

pollo ranchero Juicy chicken breast topped with onions, mushrooms, ranchero sauce and cheese. Served with rice, beans and three tortillas. 8.99


FaJiTaS De peScaDo - FiSh FaJiTaS Delicious fish fillet served with yellow squash, zucchini,yellow and red bell peppers, green onions and mushrooms. For one. 12.99 For two. 22.99 TraDiTional FaJiTaS Delicious beef, chicken or mixed. For one. 10.99 For two. 19.99 VegeTarian FaJiTaS Delicious yellow squash, zucchini, yellow and red bell peppers, green onions and mushrooms perfectly grilled fajita style. For one. 9.99 For two. 18.99

Visit our website for the complete menu.

Credit Cards: mc, Visa, amex, Discover Average EntrĂŠe: $6-$12 Lunch Menu: Yes Carry-Out: Yes Reservations: Yes Liquor: Full bar specializing in tequila drinks Catering: Yes A portal to our Authentic Mexican Cuisine Gift Cards Available Mar | apr 2012 103


Manna Mediterranean Grill

ken Shish Kabobs

2913 LincoLn Ave. evAnsviLLe (812) 473-7005

Hours: mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Closed Sunday Atmosphere: Casual relaxed Credit Cards: mC, Visa, amex, discover Dress: Casual Average EntrÊe: $7+ Children’s Menu: Yes Carry-Out: Yes Handicapped Access: Yes Catering: Yes

Mediterranean Our Popular Salad with Chicken Gyro Plate

Chicken Shawarma Plate

Less than 300 Calories

Drive Thru: Call ahead for quicker service at drive thru

Beef and Chicken Shish Kabobs

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5720 E. Virginia St. • Evansville • (812) 473-1442 • 1982-2012

Nagasaki iNN iN EvaNsvillE


All entrées come with soup, salad, and steamed rice. Shrimp appetizer and stir-fried vegetables (mushroom, onion, squash, and cabbage or bean sprout) are also served with the meal. Our Teppanyaki chef highly suggests our special fried rice for $2.50 Chicken | Teriyaki chicken | Shrimp Scallops | Hibachi Sirloin Steak | Teriyaki Sirloin Steak | Filet Mignon | Lobster Vegetable | Sukiyaki Steak Salmon


and Shrimp and Shrimp • Geisha Dinner: Chicken and Steak • Nagasaki Special: Lobster and Steak • Seafood Combination: Lobster, Scallops, Shrimp • Chicken


Sukiyaki $14.95 • Beef Sukiyaki $18.95 • Special Beef Sukiyaki (for two) cook your own sukiyaki at table • Special shabu shabu (for two) cook your own shabu shabu at table • Yosenabe (for two) variety of seafood and vegetables plus noodles cooked at your table • Chicken

Please visit our Website for the complete menu.


American Dream Roll Alaska Roll Bermuda Roll Big Mouth Roll Crazy Maki Crunchy Roll Crystal Roll Dragon Roll Dynamite Roll Fancy Maki Fire Dragon Golden Dragon Grilled Salmon Roll Hawaiian Roll Holly Roll Land N Sea Roll Las Vegas Roll

Hours: Lunch Mon.-sun. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Dinner sun.-Thurs. 4-9 p.m. Fri.-sat. 4-10 p.m. Lobster Roll Manhattan Roll Mello Yellow Nagasaki Roll Nagasaki Special Roll Norway Roll Philly Roll Rising Sun Rock N Roll Sakura Roll Spicy Fire Roll Thai Roll Volcano Roll Zig Zag Roll And More...





Tempura lightly buttered, deep-fried seafood, meat, and vegetables Udon Japanese wheat noodles Soba Japanese buckwheat noodles Vegetarian Selections

House Specialties: Traditional Japanese food. Large selection of sushi, seafood, steak, and hibachi Atmosphere: Casual elegance, Families welcome Credit Cards: MC, Visa, amex, Discover Dress: Casual Average Entrée: Lunch: starting at $6.95 Dinner: starting at $9.95 Banquet Facilities: Yes Children’s Menu: Yes Carry-Out: Yes Reservations: Yes Liquor: Yes, Full Bar Handicapped Access: Yes Catering: Yes Mar | apr 2012 105

ItalIan FamIly dInIng

Smitty’S italian SteakhouSe 2109 w. Franklin St. EvanSvillE (812) 423-6280

chicken ParMigiana


Minestrone, italian style Vegetable, Pasta Fagioli, Pasta and bean


bruschetta baked garlic toast topped with Fresh tomatoes, basil, balsamic Vinegar and Parmesan cheese garlic cheese toast

Hours: mon.-Fri. 3:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. 11:00 a.m. (Kitchen closes at 10 p.m. each night, except Fri.-Sat. at 11 p.m.) House Specialties: Steaks, pasta, Italian dishes Atmosphere: Casual, outside patio available Credit Cards: mC, Visa, amEx, discover Dress: Casual Average Entrée: dinner: $15-$20 Banquet Facilities: yes Carry-Out: yes Reservations: yes Liquor: yes Handicapped Access: yes

Mozzarella Marinara breaded Mozzarella, served with Marinara sauce


italian tossed salad Mixed greens with tomatoes, onions and garbanzo beans tossed in italian Vinaigrette Mozzarella caPrese Vine-ripened tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella and basil leaves drizzled with olive oil and balsamic Vinegar


our signature steaks are u.s.d.a. choice, selected from the Finest corn-fed, Midwestern beef. Meats are aged 3 to 4 weeks to ensure the most Flavorful, Juicy and tender cuts. seasoned with our famous butter zip sauce.

italian sausage and PePPers roasted Peppers and caramelized onions all italian FaVorites include salad and choice oF Potato or cheF’s daily Pasta


hoMeMade baked lasagna six layers, Meat Filled with Meat and cream sauce Manicotti ricotta cheese-filled, baked in tomato cream sauce sPaghetti with Marinara or Meat sauce alla bolognese Fettuccini alFredo Flat noodles with creamy alfredo sauce and Parmesan cheese all Pasta entrees include souP or house salad

Children’s Menu

sPaghetti, Fettuccini alFredo, Meatballs, cheese Pizza, chicken, haMburger


VesuVio Potatoes, garlic Mashed Potatoes, baked Potato, French Fries, creaMed sPinach, green Peas, Marinara, alFredo, Meat sauce, sausage, Meatballs


ribeye steak 12 oz. 16 oz. new york striP steak 22 oz. 28 oz. the king of steaks sirloin steak 6 oz. 9 oz. 12 oz. 20 oz. Porterhouse steak best of both worlds, you get the n.y. strip and Filet on the bone


white Fish Piccata Pan Fried with lemon-caper beurre blanc sauce bourbon glazed salMon grilled Filet of salmon

Italian Favorites

chicken Marsala

Veal Marsala sautéed with Mushrooms 106 MAR | APR 2012 Evansville Living

Veal ParMigiana Pan Fried with seasoned bread crumbs, baked with Marinara sauce and Mozzarella cheese

tiraMisu ladyfingers soaked in dark rum and espresso, layered with sweet Mascarpone cheese, topped with whipped cream and cocoa bread Pudding with Praline sauce italian creaM cake Pecans and cream cheese Frosting chocolate Fudge nut brownie sundae Fresh baked brownie topped with ice cream and hot Fudge sauce sPuMoni ice creaM combination of chocolate, cherry and Pistachio ice cream


Featuring: Moscato, chianti, Pinot noir, Pinot grigio, cabernet, sauvignon blanc

Lunch menu available Sat. - Sun.

AmericAn clAssic

PORTSMAN’S SanDWicheS Daily SpecialS MonDay & SaturDay

Hamburger & One Side Item.... $7.45

9 oz. Hamburger....................... $7.95 6 oz. Hamburger....................... $5.95 6 oz. Cheeseburger.................... $6.65 Mini Burgers...... (1) $1.20, (3) $3.50 (6) $6.00

Cheese, add 25¢ each, all burgers hand pattied


Grilled or Breaded Tenderloin & One Side Item...................... $8.25 WeDneSDay

Ribeye Steak Sandwich & One Side Item...................... $9.45 thurSDay

Grilled Chicken Breast & One Side Item...................... $8.25 FriDay

Catfish Plate with Two Side Items........................ $9.85 Catfish Sandwich & One Side Item...................... $8.25 FriDay & SaturDay

16 oz. T-Bone with Fries........ $10.99

1/2 off sandwich by itself from 2:00-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

SiDeS Fresh Cut French Fries, German Fries, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Garden Salad................. (each) $2.50 Cup of Soup............................. $3.25

Soup & SalaD Bowl of Soup............................ $3.75

Chicken Breast Salad............... $9.50

5 hDtV’S anD all Major SportS packaGeS!

Ribeye Steak Sandwich.............. $7.95 Grilled or Hand Breaded Tenderloin Sandwich.................................... $6.75 Sausage Sandwich...................... $5.95 German Bologna Sandwich....... $5.95 Catfish Sandwich, Hand Breaded............... $6.75 Chicken Breast Sandwich.......... $6.75 Chicken Salad Sandwich............ $5.50 Grilled Cheese........................... $3.75

appetiZerS Jalapeno Poppers........................ $6.95 Cheese Stix................................ $6.95 Cheese Balls............................... $6.95 Combo Platter.......................... $15.50 Hand Breaded Fresh Onion Rings........ $4.95 Fresh Mushrooms......... $6.95 Chicken Fingers......................... $7.75 Chicken Fingers & Fries............ $9.25 Ravioli........................................ $6.95 Peeled and De-Veined Shrimp, Sautéed or Chilled..........$6.95 Hand Breaded Catfish Bites...... $5.75 Hot Wings (7)........................... $7.95

*** Daily Drink Specials *** 1 Hour of FREE Pool with Lunch Purchase! Monday thru Friday 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

11 beers on tap including our own Gerst Beer!

SportSman’S BilliardS & Grille 2315 W. Franklin St. EvanSvillE (812) 422-0801

Hours: mon.-sun. 11 a.m.-3 a.m. House Specialties: Hand pattied burgers, fresh cut fries Atmosphere: casual (must be 21 to enter) Patio seating available Credit Cards: mc, Visa, Amex, Discover Dress: casual Average Entrée: lunch/Dinner: $8 Banquet Facilities: no Carry-Out: Yes Reservations: no Liquor: Yes Lunch Menu: Yes Catering: no Mar | apr 2012 107



Each plate served with your choice of two sides.


Texas Roadhouse

USDA Choice Sirloin* 6 oz. 9.99 / 8 oz. 10.99 11 oz. Hearty Cut 14.79 16 oz. Cowboy Cut 17.99 New York Strip* 12 oz. 16.49 / 16 oz. 19.99

7900 EaglE CrEst Blvd. EvansvillE (812) 477-7427 tExasroadhousE.Com

chicken specialties Country Fried Chicken - Tender, all white meat chicken breast, hand-battered, golden-fried, and topped with madefrom-scratch cream gravy 10.49 Grilled BBQ Chicken - Marinated 1/2 lb. breast basted in our BBQ sauce 9.99

Hours: mon.-Thurs. 4-10 p.m. Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. House Specialties: ribs, steaks, side items, fresh baked bread Atmosphere: casual family dining Credit Cards: mc, Visa, amex, Discover Dress: casual Average Entrée: Dinner: $9.99-$13.99 Children’s Menu: Yes Carry-Out: Yes Reservations: Yes Liquor: Yes

Bone-In Ribeye* - 20 oz. Our largest and most flavorful steak, hand-cut to perfection 20.99 Texas T-Bone* 18 oz. 19.99 Dallas Filet* 6 oz. 16.49 / 8 oz. 18.99

Oven Roasted Chicken - Half chicken trimmed, uniquely seasoned and slow roasted to the perfect tenderness 9.99

Filet Medallions* - Three tender filets (9 oz. total) topped with choice of Peppercorn or Portobello Mushroom sauce and served over seasoned rice 17.99

Chicken Critters® - All white meat chicken strips, handdipped in signature batter and fried to a crispy golden brown 9.99

Road Kill* - 10 oz. Chopped steak smothered with sautéed onions, sautéed mushrooms and jack cheese 9.49

Smothered Chicken - Grilled, marinated chicken breast with sautéed onions, sautéed mushrooms and made-fromscratch cream gravy or jack cheese 10.99

Sirloin Kabob* - Marinated sirloin with onion, mushroom, tomato, red pepper, and green pepper served on a bed of seasoned rice (choice of one side) 10.49

Portobello Mushroom Chicken - Marinated chicken breast grilled and topped with Portobello Mushroom sauce, jack cheese and fresh parmesan 10.99

Please ask us about availability. Horseradish upon request.

country dinners Grilled Pork Chops - Fresh, hand-cut, boneless chops seasoned, grilled, and served with Peppercorn sauce Single Chop 8.99 Double Chop 12.99 Pulled Pork Dinner - Tender, slow-cooked pork covered in our signature BBQ sauce and served with toasted fresh-baked bread 8.99 Sirloin Beef Tips* - Tender sirloin pieces, sautéed mushrooms, onions, brown gravy and sour cream served over seasoned rice or mashed potatoes (choice of one side) 10.99 Country Fried Sirloin - Hand-battered, fresh-cut sirloin served crispy and golden, topped with made-from-scratch cream gravy 10.79 Country Veg Plate - Choose a total of 4 side items (one salad only, please) 8.99

legendary sides • Baked Potato • Sweet Potato • Cup of Chili • Buttered Corn • House Salad • Caesar Salad • Potato Soup

• Apple Sauce • Steak Fries • Fresh Vegetables • Mashed Potatoes • Seasoned Rice • Green Beans

LOAD YOUR POTATO FOR $.99 (BAked, SweeT, MASHed Or FrieS) 108 MAR | APR 2012 Evansville Living

Ft. Worth Ribeye* 10 oz. 14.49 / 12 oz. 15.99 /16 oz. 18.99

Prime Rib* 10 oz.14.99 / 12 oz.16.49 / 16 oz.19.49 Smother Your Steak - Sautéed mushrooms, sautéed onions and choice of brown gravy or jack cheese 1.99

Fall-off-The-Bone RiBs Half Slab 12.49

Full Slab 17.49

Our “blue ribbon” winning ribs are slow cooked with a unique blend of seasonings and our signature BBQ sauce.

Texas Size Combos Pulled Pork with BBQ Chicken 12.99 with Ribs 14.49 with Grilled Shrimp 14.49

Sirloin Steak* with BBQ Chicken 15.99 with Ribs 16.99 with Grilled Shrimp 16.99

BBQ Chicken with Ribs 15.99 with Grilled Shrimp 15.99

Ribeye Steak* with Ribs 19.49 with Grilled Shrimp 19.49

Dockside Favorites eACH PLATe WITH YOUR CHOICe OF TWO SIDeS. Grilled Salmon - A fillet salmon steak, grilled moist and tender and topped with our special lemon pepper butter 13.49 Fried Catfish - U.S. farm-raised catfish, lightly breaded in southern cornmeal, deep-fried, and served with Creole Mustard sauce 3-Piece 10.99 4-Piece 13.99 Grilled Shrimp - Two skewers of shrimp, seasoned and grilled, then drizzled with garlic lemon pepper butter and served over a bed of seasoned rice 13.99

* May be cooked to order. consuMing raw or undercooked Meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs May increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain Medical conditions.



APPETIZERS Served with lemon, cocktail & tartar sauce Chips & Salsa (Diva’s) ........................ 3.45 / 5.00 Mini Crab Cakes (4) 2 oz. cakes...........................7.50 Raw Oysters on the Half Shell ......6 / 12 Mkt Price Fried Calamari (10 oz.)..........................................9.50 Fried Pickles .............................................................4.50 Crab Stuffed Mushrooms ....................................4.75 Onion Rings (fresh cut) .................Sm 2.50 / Lg 4.95 SALADS House Salad ...................................Sm 2.50 / 6.75 Caesar Salad ................................... Sm 3.95 / 5.95 Grilled Fish Salad (your choice) ............................12.95 Chicken on Salad........................................... 9.95 Shrimp on Salad........................................... 14.95 PO’ BOY SANDWICHES Served with cole slaw, tartar & hot sauce Oyster, Shrimp, Clam or Crab Cake ........... 9.99 Jumbo Fish PO’ Boy ...................................... 9.99 FRIED PLATTERS Served with crisscut fries, cole slaw, tartar & cocktail sauce Fish & Chips............... (3 pcs) 8.25 / (6 pcs) 15.25 Jumbo Shrimp (8 pcs) .................................. 13.95 Calamari (10 oz) ............................................11.95 Catfish Filet (8 oz) ........................................12.95 Walleye (8 oz fillet) ...................................... 14.95 Tilapia (10 oz) ................................................ 13.95 Mahi-Mahi (8 oz) ......................................... 13.95 Oyster (8 pcs) .................................................15.75 Scallops (6 oz) ............................................... 16.50 GRILLED PLATTERS Served with cole slaw, tartar & cocktail sauce Add crisscut fries for $2.00 Salmon (8 oz) ................................................12.95 Shrimp (10 pcs) ............................................. 13.95 Catfish Filet (8 oz) ....................................... 10.95 Mahi-Mahi (8 oz) .........................................12.95 Walleye (8 oz) ................................................ 13.95 Orange Roughy (10 oz)................................. 13.95 Tilapia (10 oz) ................................................11.95 Mixed Fish Grill (12 oz): ..............................15.95 Swordfish, Salmon & Mahi-Mahi Mixed Seafood Grill (12 oz): .......................17.25 Salmon, Swordfish, Mahi-Mahi, Shrimp & Scallops Grilled Scallop Plate .................................... 16.50

FRIED COMBOS Served with crisscut fries, cole slaw & tartar sauce Tin Fish Combo:.......................................... 14.95 Fish, Shrimp, Scallops & Calamari Fish & Shrimp: .............................................12.95 3 fish, 5 shrimp Fish & Clams:................................................11.95 3 fish, 4 oz clam strips Fish & Oysters:..............................................15.95 3 fish, 5 oysters Fish, Shrimp & Crab Cake: ....................... 14.95 3 fish, 2 shrimp & 1 Crab Cake CHICKEN Served with crisscut fries & cole slaw Chicken Tenders ....... (5 pcs) 7.75 / (10 pcs) 12.95 Chicken Taco ...................................................5.75 Chicken Taco Plate ........................................ 8.50 Chicken Sandwich.......................................... 8.95 Chicken Burrito ..............................................9.95 BURGERS Served with cole slaw & crisscut fries Hamburger ......................................................7.25 Cheeseburger ...................................................8.25 Bacon Cheeseburger .......................................9.25 TACOS Plate includes cole slaw & crisscut fries Choose your style: Tin Fish Original: fresh pico de gallo, white sauce, hot sauce Tio Chico: fresh papaya salsa, fresh cilantro, and lime Each / Plate Fried Cod ............................................. 4.59 / 7.50 Fried Calamari: .................................. 4.59 / 7.50 Grilled or Fried Tilapia ....................................................5.57 / 7.95 Shrimp .................................................. 5.97 / 8.97 Merluza ................................................ 5.97 / 8.97 Salmon ................................................. 5.97 / 8.97 Scallop .................................................. 5.99 / 8.99 Mahi-Mahi .......................................... 5.99 / 8.99 Walleye ...................................................6.37 /9.29

Make your taco plate into a double for only $3.79 BURRITOS Includes cole slaw and crisscut fries Stuffed with shredded cabbage, cheddar cheese, fresh salsa, white sauce and hot sauce. Fried Cod .........................................................9.95 Calamari ........................................................ 10.95 Salmon ...........................................................11.95 Mahi-Mahi ....................................................11.95 Garlic Shrimp ................................................12.95

We’ll make any burrito as spicy as you like it!


Hours: 7 days, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. House Specialties: fish tacos, crab cakes, clam chowder, raw Chesapeake oysters Atmosphere: Casual Credit Cards: MC, Visa, amex, discover Dress: Casual Average Entrée: dinner: $6-$10 Banquet Facilities: Two private rooms accommodating up to 50. Call to reserve your space. Children’s Menu: Yes Carry-Out: Yes Reservations: for parties of eight or more Liquor: full Bar: extensive wine list and large selection of beer Entertainment: every friday & saturday 5:30-8:30 p.m. Mar | apr 2012 109


AwArd-winning, HAnd-CrAfted Beers

Turoni’s 408 Main St. EvanSvillE (812) 424-9873 4 n. WEinbach avE. EvanSvillE (812) 477-7500

Year Round Beers

Our hoppiest beer always on tap. This amber brew showcases Cascade hops from the American Northwest.

A dark amber ale brewed as a German-styled Alt beer. Alt beer is one of the few German ales.

* Will occasionally be replaced with Moose Squared, an Imperial IPA.

8011 bEll OakS DrivE nEWburgh (812) 490-5555 WWW.turOniS.cOM Our lightest flavored beer in both malt & hops. Indiana wildflower honey adds subtle sweetness.

Hours: Mon. - Thurs. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri. 11 a.m.-12 a.m. Sat. 12 p.m.-12 a.m. Sun. 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Newburgh: Sun. 12-11 p.m.

Seasonal Beers

Atmosphere: Casual


Credit Cards: MC, Visa, amEx, Discover Dress: Casual Average Meal: $15 for 2-topping large pizza

This pilsner style lager is lighter than the Honey Blonde in color, but with a hoppier profile.

Stop by for special Dark Beer tap options!

January MacVinnie’s Scottish Ale – An 80-shilling Scottish ale with lots of malty flavor. Newburgh Nut Brown Ale – Roasted wheat adds a nutty character to the flavor of this brown ale.

March Monk’s Dubbel – Belgian Trappist yeast strains contribute most flavors & aromas in this malty Belgian-styled ale.

May Hellesbock – Also known as Maibock, a lighter colored version of a traditional German bock. Bock beers are malty lagers.

Banquet Facilities: Yes


Carry-Out: Yes

Wit’s Up – A Belgian-styled wheat beer that has a light citrusy flavor and a hazy appearance. It is brewed with coriander, ginger & orange peels.

Delivery: No


Reservations: Yes, taken Sun. thru Thurs. Fri. and Sat. until 4 p.m. Liquor: Yes Handicapped Access: Yes Entertainment: No 110 MAR | APR 2012 Evansville Living

Hefeweizen – A German-styled wheat beer. It also has a cloudy appearance and fruity, spicy flavors.

september Octoberfest – Known as a Marzen when served in the spring, this amber, malty lager is traditionally served during the fall harvest festivals.

October/november Vinnie’s Pumpkin Ale – An amber ale highlighted with cinnamon, nutmeg & cloves. It is not your granny’s pumpkin pie.


Rudolph’s Revenge – A Belgian-styled dark strong ale, this holiday brew or winter warmer is sweet and malty.

tavern food The Yellow Tavern follows on the tradition of the historic Yellow Tavern formerly located at the southwest corner of Main and Tavern streets. The name Yellow Tavern was first used during the Owen Community days. The original Tavern was built in 1815 and destroyed by fire in 1908.

A La Carte Salads

Breaded Chicken Salad 6.95 Breaded chicken tenders over tossed greens, with fresh vegetables and cheese Grilled Chicken Salad 6.95 Grilled boneless chicken breast over fresh tossed greens, with fresh vegetables and cheese House Salad Cole Slaw German Potato Salad

3.25 2.75 3.25

Side Orders

Hot Wings French Fries Baked Potato Breaded Zucchini Jalapeno Popper Chicken Tenders Onion Rings Breaded Mushrooms Breaded Cauliflower Mozzarella Sticks Veggie Combo Platter

Pizza Beef Sausage Mushroom Pepperoni Green Peppers Onion Cheese Loaded Extra Items

8.75 2.75 3.00 5.25 5.95 6.95 4.95 5.25 5.25 4.50 8.95



10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 9.00 9.00 9.00 13.50 1.50

12.75 12.75 12.75 12.75 11.50 11.50 11.50 17.25 1.75

Steaks and Chops are hand trimmed. Add Grilled Mushrooms Grilled Onion Green Peppers T-Bone 12 oz T-Bone 16 oz Pork Chops Breaded Shrimp

1.75 1.25 1.25 14.95 17.95 13.95 12.95


Add to any sandwich: American / Swiss / Pepper cheese Bacon .75 Grilled Onion Green Peppers 1.25 Grilled Mushrooms Hamburger Grilled Tenderloin Grilled Chicken Breast Brain Grilled Cheese German Bologna Cheeseburger Breaded Tenderloin Barbecue Pork Cod Fish Ham Bratwurst Reuben Rib Eye Steak


Bread Pudding Cheesecake

.50 1.25 1.75 4.00 5.95 6.50 5.95 3.95 4.25 4.50 5.95 7.75 5.25 5.25 5.95 6.95 7.75

4.25 4.00

The YeLLOW TAVeRN 521 CHURCH ST. NEW HARMONY (812) 682-3303

Hours: Mon.-thurs. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. House Specialties: Pizza, cheeseburgers, grilled tenderloins, bread pudding Atmosphere: Casual Credit Cards: no We have an atM on premise Dress: Casual Average Entrée: $7-$15 Banquet Facilities: no Carry-Out: Yes Liquor: full bar Must be 21 to enter Mar | apr 2012 111

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

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

Entertainment in piano bar. Meals $13-$50. Open 5-10 p.m. Sun.Thurs., 5-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Reservations OK. No checks. Cork ’n Cleaver: 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. 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.

chef 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 sand-

wich 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 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 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, gift baskets, free samples. Limited seating available for coffee and bread. Breads $3.50 and up. Open 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. 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, sor-

bets. 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. Schlotzsky’s Deli: 301 N. Green River Road, 471-4011. Deli-style soups, salads, pizzas, hot sandwiches on homemade bread. Average meal

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Dining Directory $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. Monday-Saturday; 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. Sunday. Catering available. 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. Saturday. Closed Sunday. 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. 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

Arranged by Category baked goods. Items $.55-$5. Open 5 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 5 a.m.-1 p.m. Sun. Drive through available. 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. Penny Lane Coffeehouse: 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, desserts. 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



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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. Geronte’s: 4706 Vogel Road, 474-1700. Chicago-style pizza, baked Italian entrees, sandwiches, salads. Meals $8-$11. Open daily at 4 p.m. Wine tasting on Wednesdays. No reservations. 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. H Old Chicago: (Beer Menu, 2012) 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), 8587272; 303 N. Weinbach Ave. (UE area), 477-7700; 4204 N. First Ave. (North Side), 425-2345; 2449 Frederica St. (Owensboro), 270-6843300; 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.; 2411 Stringtown Road, 401-1060, open 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.Sat. Pizza, baked stromboli-type 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. Italianinspired 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, freshbrewed 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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Croissants with chicken or tuna salad, sliced ham or turkey, two soups every day, desserts, gourmet coffees, fruit smoothies. Average meal $6. Open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. 329 MAIN STREET GRILLE: 329 Main St., 484-9649. Hot, extreme, fire, hot sweet, and sticky wings. Fish tacos, five-alarm fries, pork po’boy, gas house burger, Steak-umm cheese, and more. Meal: $7. Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 5-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Delivery only Sun. AMERICAN PIT BOSSES: 1113 E. Riverside Drive, 425-5908. “Indiana-style” barbecue. Meals $5-$10. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Anthony’s Heavenly Cheesecake: 204 Main St., 470-7763. An eclectic blend of 40-plus cheesecake flavors including turtle, red velvet, peanut butter chocolate, strawberries and cream, and a lunch menu that includes Cajun smoked sausage, Chicago style hot dogs, and pork BBQ. Cheesecake slice: $4.50; meals: $3.99. Open 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Applebee’s: 5100 E. Morgan Ave., 471-0929; 5727 Pearl Drive, 426-2006; 1950 U.S. Hwy. 41 N., Henderson, Ky., 270-826-9427; 5120 Frederica St., Owensboro, 270-926-3472. Soups, sandwiches, salads, varied dinner entrees. Lunch under $10. Average dinner $15. Open 11 a.m.-midnight daily. No reservations. No checks. ARCHIE & CLYDE’S RESTAURANT & BAR: 8309 Bell Oaks Drive, Newburgh, 490-7778. Pizza, fried cheese ravioli, hot taco sticks, wraps, salads,


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Dining Directory soups, gyros, barbecue. Meals $8-$12. Open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon.Thurs., 11 a.m.-midnight Fri.-Sat., noon-9 p.m. Sun. The Bar-B-Q Barn: 1003 E. Diamond Ave., 491-9868. Wood-smoked BarB-Q, walk-in and carry-out. Prices under $10. Open 11 a.m. -7 p.m. Mon.-Wed., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. H Bar Louie: (Suburban Hot Spot, 2012) 7700 Eagle Crest Blvd., 4767069. Full bar with large signature drinks, expansive menu with mini Kobe hot dogs, the Luigi sandwich with shaved ribeye, and large hamburger selection. Meals $9-$12. Open 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-midnight Sun. for brunch. No checks. Big Mama’s Café: 1802 Stringtown Road, 422-3350. Old-fashioned burgers and homemade pies, catfish fiddler Fridays. Average meal $5.95$7.95. Open 5 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon-Sat., 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. BIG TOP DRIVE-IN: 1213 W. Maryland St., 424-7442. Sandwiches, chicken strips, 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., 2-8 p.m. Sun. BLACK BUGGY RESTAURANT: 4920 Davis Lant Drive, 473-0012. Amishstyle buffet with large selection or plated meals available. Meals: $5-$12. Open 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 7

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5100. “Homestyle” American menu. Average meal $5. Open 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., until 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. No reservations. No checks. Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza: 3911 Venetian Drive, Newburgh, Ind., 8533400. Ribs, pizza, seafood, pasta, burgers, and sandwiches. Prices range from $6-$13 for entrees and $8-$20 for pizzas. Open 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Mon.-Sat. and 11 a.m.-midnight on Sun. Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar: 713 N. Green River Road (in Eastland Place), 471-9464; 5405 Pearl Drive, just off Lloyd Expressway, 423-9464. Chicken wings cooked with various seasonings, burgers, salads, and chicken. Meals $4-$7. Open 11-1 a.m. Mon.-Thurs., until 2 a.m. Fri.-Sat., until midnight Sun. No reservations. BURGER BANK: 1617 S. Weinbach Ave., 475-2265. Mini-burgers, cheeseburgers, 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.

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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. Cheddars: 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. SundayThursday; 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. Cold Stone Creamery: 6401 E. Lloyd Exp., 437-2653; 5435 Pearl Drive, 4610100. 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. H Cross-Eyed Cricket: (Survivor, 2012) 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. Readyto-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. Tuesday-Saturday. Lunch served 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday. 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. Diner 41: 4301 U.S. Highway 41 N., 424-2881. Greek dishes, pasta meals, seafood plates, and more. Open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. Downtown Diner: 122 First St., Henderson, Ind., 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. Non-smoking facility. Ellis Park: U.S. Highway 41 N., Henderson, 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., 270-3890047. Spicy Cajun turkey sandwich, homemade baked beans, catfish poboy, 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.. H Five Guys Burgers and Fries: (Restaurant Opened in 2011, 2012) 5402 E. Indiana St., 812-401-1773. 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. 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Dining Directory meal, hot dogs, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, ultra-thin shoestring 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, 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. Golden Corral Family Steak House: 5301 Pearl Drive (Lloyd Expressway at Red Bank Road), 423-4930; 130 Cross Pointe Blvd., 473-1095; 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. GRAND TRAVERSE PIE COMPANY: 6245 Vogel Road, 477-7437. More than 50 pie favorites, sandwiches, quesadillas, and wraps. Meals $7. Open 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. 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.

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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. 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. 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. Lone Star SteakHouse and Saloon: 943 N. Green River Road, 473-5468. Steakhouse-style menu for lunch and dinner. Meals $7-$11. Lunch 11 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Dinner 4-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., until 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Reservations OK for 12 or more. No checks.

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., 475-8593. Bar food including chicken wings, burgers, and strombolis. Meals: $5$10. Open 4-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 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, 800-322-8989. 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, 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, 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

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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, catch-ofthe-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. H Orange Leaf: (Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt, 2012) 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. 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. Pacetré Bake and Brew: 2734 Mt. Vernon Ave., 420-6005. 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. Paradise Pavilion Restaurant: 6299 Oak Grove Road, Newburgh, 8587931. 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. 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, 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. 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. H Shyler’s Bar-B-Q: (Barbecue, 2012) 405 S. Green River Road, 4764599. 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. SPUDZ-N-STUFF: 5225 Pearl Drive, 402-8287; 815 S. Green River Road, 888620-9687; 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,

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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. TRUFFLES EATERY & CATERING: 4833 State Road 261, Newburgh, 4906070. Breakfast entrees including grits with spiced apples, pumpkin stuffed French toast, a cremini mushroom and pepper omelet, and corned beef hash and eggs. Meal: $7. Open 6-10:30 a.m. Mon.-Sat. TWILIGHT BISTRO: 221 Main St., 421-0606. Breakfast served all-day, spinach chicken crepes, biscuits and gravy, omelets. Lunch buffets, roasted pork loin, black chicken breast, baked fish. Dinner, marinated chicken breast, steak, tilapia. Average meal $8. Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. lunch, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. dinner Mon.-Sat. 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

Arranged by Category 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. 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 Sunday $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 $5.25, Dinner $7.25, Sun. $7.25.

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. Golden Buddha: 3221 Taylor Ave., 473-4855; 5066 SR 261, Newburgh, 8532680. 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 cuisine 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. H KanPai: (Fresh Ideas, 2012) 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.

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Lucky Dragon Chinese Restaurant: 4313 E. Morgan Ave., 479-5006. Aver-

age 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. Monday-Friday. Dinner hours: 4-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; until 10:30 p.m. Friday. 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. 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. H YEN CHING: (Chinese Restaurant, 2012) 406 S. Green River Road, 474-0181. Weekday lunch specials $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. H ZUKI: JAPANESE HIBACHI GRILL & SUSHI LOUNGE: (Sushi 2012) 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 Gerst Haus: 2100 W. Franklin St., 424-1420. Soups, salads, sandwiches, din-

ner 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, pan-

jabi 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 H Rí Rá Irish Pub & Restaurant: (Downtown Hot Spot, 2012) 701-B Riverside Drive, 426-0000. Traditional 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. H Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano: (Service, 2012) 6401 E. Lloyd Exp., 4210800. 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. Café Arazu: 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.

Mexican/Tex Mex ACAPULCO: 8480 High Pointe Drive, Newburgh, 858-7777. 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. CANCUN MEXICAN RESTAURANT: 10604 State Road 662, Newburgh, 4909936. Fajitas, quesadillas, nacho platters, taco salads, and 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., 423-6355; 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., 270-8263636. 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,

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Tavern Food CORNER POCKET BAR & GRILL: 1819 N. Fulton Ave., 428-2255. Soups, sal-

ads, 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. FAST EDDY’S: 507 N.W. Riverside Drive, 424-7625. Must be 21 to enter. Half-pound burgers ($2.99), peel-and-eat shrimp (3/$1), half-pound French fries ($1.50), steak kebabs ($4.99), pork and chicken kebabs ($2.69). Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Tues., 11 a.m.-midnight Wed., 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Thurs.-Fri., noon-3 a.m. Sat., noon-1 a.m. Sun. No reservations. No checks. Smoking facility. Fox and Hound English Pub and Grille: 5416 E. Indiana St., 473-5721. 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: (Plate Lunch, Place for Live Music, 2012) 1331 W. Franklin St., 437-0171. Basic tavern menu including soups, salads, sandwiches. Meals $5-$9. Steak dinners available Fri.-Sat. Kitchen

Arranged by Category 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. SMITTY’S LITTLE TAVERN: 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. Kitchen open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily except Sun. Smoking facility. Stockwell Inn: 4001 E. Eichel Ave., 476-2384. Plate lunches, homemade 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. 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. Black Buggy Restaurant: 4920 Davis Lant Drive, 473-0012. Choose from meats, side salads, homemade bread, and more. Three style catering; buffet, cafeteria, and full-service. Carry-out and delivery options available. Will service groups from 15-2,500 guests. 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. Dinner For You: Scot Mangold, Personal Chef. 204-5906. Specializing in fresh foods that meet your taste and style. Also catering for inhome private parties up to 30 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. FIREFLY SOUTHERN GRILL: 402-2354. From box lunches to full service events, the upscale, down-home comfort food restaurant caters groups from 10 to 400. Licensed bar services available. Just Rennie’s Catering: 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., 4731442. 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 1010,000 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. TRUFFLES EATERY & CATERING: 490-6070. Corporate or casual events, private parties, and lunch or dinner groups. VenuWorks: 515-232-5151. Offers catering and concessions, including all concession stands at the Ford Center (1 S.E. Martin Luther King Blvd.). Mar | apr 2012 123


501 N. Green River Rd. • 812.475.9320 •

There’s a lot of excitement going on at the Acropolis Cyprus, Greece, native Doros Hadjisavva is in his prime as both a passionate chef and a restaurateur. On July 1, 2011, Doros and his wife Ellada became the sole owners of Greek restaurant Acropolis (501 N. Green River Road). With a zest for life and a passion for what they do, the couple loves sharing that winning combination with the people of Evansville. Doros and Ellada personally invite you to experience their rich tradition at the Acropolis restaurant by tasting their authentic Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. You can now enjoy the same delicious food from their restaurant by visiting the Acropolis Express at the New Ford Center during games and concerts. “Be Unique” by the Acropolis, their catering division, is expanding to further serve all of their customers’ needs. Now in addition to their classic Greek fare, you can enjoy menu items from fried chicken to prime rib for your dinner parties and large gatherings. Customized box lunches are great for business meetings. With options like chicken tortellini pasta, roast pork loin, and sandwich wraps, there is something for everyone. The Acropolis is now booking events at the Old Post Office Plaza Banquet Hall as one of two exclusive catering providers.   Acropolis diners love the restaurant, voting them platinum award winners for best caterer, best lunch menu, best service, and best wine list in the Courier and Press – 2012 Reader’s Choice Awards. With the recent additions of the Acropolis Express at the Ford Center, the catering capabilities at the Old Post Office Plaza Banquet Hall, and the new menu offerings from “Be Unique,”  Acropolis enthusiasts can get their cravings satisfied in a variety of settings and situations. 

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Think NuLu


If you’re planning a Kentucky Derby visit, don’t miss the burgeoning NuLu neighborhood

NuLu (New Louisville), also known

as the East Market District, is situated along Market Street on the outskirts of downtown Louisville. Because of its proximity, it suffered the same fate as downtown after the 1960s and ‘70s suburbia boom left the once-thriving areas to fall into disrepair. Nearly two decades later, artisans rediscovered the area and began to open art galleries throughout the neighborhood. Many studios, such as the Zephyr Gallery and Paul Paletti Gallery, are still open today. Within the last five years, NuLu expanded to include home furnishing and gift retail stores like Red Tree and Scout, and dining options like Cake Flour and Toast on Market. The area is experiencing a full renaissance.


One of the top questions on visitors’ minds is, “Where should we eat?” A daunting question given Louisville’s culinary prowess, but the offerings of some creative restaurateurs who have set up shop in NuLu in the last year should make it a little easier. Garage Bar, housed in an old auto garage with décor to match, serves up a list of Kentucky Bourbons, beers, and quirky vintage sodas, while the food harkens to Chef Michael Paley’s Italian roots, specializing in wood-fired brick oven pizzas and a ham bar. Like Paley’s home restaurant in the art hotel 21c, Garage Bar boasts a few artistic touches, including a sculpture and a slow-motion automobile collision set in front of the restaurant. Harvest is a locally grown restaurant that has become a stand-out in Louisville’s flourishing culinary scene. Farmer Ivor Chodkowski, local leader in the farm-to-table movement, continues to put local farmfresh foods on the tables. Mayan Café is one of NuLu’s original dining spots, and an indigenously-inspired farm-to-table restaurant. Chef Bruce Ucan’s cuisine draws on his Yucatan heritage, including his famous Tok-sel lima beans and savory salbutes (tostadas). Rye on Market is NuLu’s newest restaurant. Located in a renovated brownstone, this dark and cozy spot offers meat and cheese plates with half a dozen entrees (in-

cluding a whole roasted pig) that change regularly, and twists on classic cocktails, such as the Manhattan and Old Fashioned. Keep your eyes open — Rye doesn’t have a sign. Just look for the eager diners spilling out of the front door. When dining at Derby time, remember many restaurants switch to “reservations only” and pre-cooked meals to accommodate the hungry masses. Call ahead early to save your spot. If you don’t have time for a sit-down dinner, Taco Punk’s quick service gourmet tacos are the answer. It’s “fast food, local food” with homemade tortillas and salsas and standard fresh Mexican fare, all from local sources. Or try Please & Thank You, where you can grab a coffee and a sweet treat or a toasted Panini while browsing vintage records. You also can get counter service at Ghyslain; enjoy a glass

of wine and a chocolate creation at a café table indoors or out.


You’ll find some unique items to help you dress for the Derby, or at least find something to commemorate it at Gifthorse, a boutique that sells local handmade and artisan clothing, jewelry, and accessories (like men’s ties and Derby hats); or Scout, offering an array of modern eclectic jewelry, handbags, scarves featuring Derby-appropriate roses, and Louisville’s signature fleur-de-lis. ♦

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the vision of New Harmony


Approaching 200 years of history, New Harmony organizes plans for a bicentennial celebration A logo design submitted by freelance graphic designer Rita Davis of rural Posey County has been selected as the official mark for the 2014 bicentennial celebration in historic New Harmony, Ind. Davis’s design was chosen from a dozen or so entries in a contest sponsored by the New Harmony Bicentennial Commission. Maggie Rapp, director of the Hoosier Salon New Harmony Gallery, and Erika Myers-Bromwell, director of the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, were judges for the competition. Davis’s design utilizes one-half of a labyrinth to form tree branches which spread, symbolically, to encompass New Harmony’s illustrious history. According to Davis, the cutaway bottom half of the labyrinth invites people to enter and represents the town’s attempt to be accessible to all. Davis describes the tree roots as embedded in New Harmony’s strength of past and present and its hope for a splendid future. Inscribed with the dates 1814 – 2014 and the words “New

Harmony” at its base, the logo’s background color is gold, referring to New Harmony’s famous golden rain trees and depicting the distinct richness of the community’s past. “As an artist and graphic designer, I entered the logo contest feeling I could capture the essence of New Harmony after being a resident of this extraordinary town for many years,” Davis says. The Bicentennial Commission’s Steering Committee, co-chaired by Connie Weinzapfel, director of the University of Southern Indiana’s Historic New Harmony, and Raymond McConnell, a community volunteer, admired Davis’s symbolic use of the labyrinth and acknowledged the significance such a design could bring to New Harmony’s bicentennial celebration, since the town is the site of two notable labyrinths. The original Harmonist labyrinth consisted of shrubs and flowering plants, such as currant and hazel bushes, dogwood trees, and a variety of flowers. The current maze

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The 1938 interpretation of the Harmonie Society’s labyrinth is one of the most recognized symbols of New Harmony today. Photo by John Busch.

was created near the South Main Street site of this original maze in 1939, by the New Harmony Memorial Commission, and was recently redesigned to reflect the original Harmonist layout. This privet hedge labyrinth, with a small temple at its center, has delighted visitors for decades. In the 1990s, a second labyrinth was commissioned by the late Jane Blaffer Owen, New Harmony’s beloved patron. Dedicated

A Fine Art Gallery Located in historic New Harmony Presents the 14th Annual First Brush of Spring Paint Out

April 19-21, watch plein air artists Above: President Taft riding in the Centennial Parade on Main Street. Left: Mumford Building on Main Street during the Centennial. Photos provided by University of Southern Indiana/ Archives & Special Collections/Blair Collection

New Harmony, Indiana

in 1997 by Francois Legaux, Canon of The Cathedral of Chartres, France, this rose granite unicursal labyrinth, a close replica of the Chartres Cathedral Labyrinth, is located on North Street. Davis’s creative designs have enhanced numerous other special events in New Harmony. For three consecutive years, her graphics have graced printed materials to promote the Arts in Harmony art fair. She has participated in the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art Print Invitational for several years and has just recently completed a suite of products for Sara Brown of Sara’s Harmonie Way, a new antiques emporium and wine/beer tasting shop in town. The New Harmony Bicentennial Commission is a 24-member body, appointed by the New Harmony Town Council to represent the community’s various organizational groups. Currently, the Commission meets quarterly to plan the celebration, which will mark the community’s 200th year in 2014. — Provided by Connie Weinzapfel Historic New Harmony

Located in Southwestern Indiana, New Harmony was founded in 1814 by a group of 800 Pietists from Wurttemburg, Germany. The Harmonie Society, led by Johann Georg Rapp, arrived in the United States in 1804, seeking religious freedom and establishing a community in Butler County, Penn. After 10 years in Pennsylvania, the Harmonists purchased 20,000 acres on the Wabash River banks in the Indiana Territory, where they prospered. Around 1824, when the Society decided to move back to Pennsylvania, they sold the land and buildings to Robert Owen, the Welsh utopian thinker and social reformer. Owen recruited residents to the town in an attempt to establish an egalitarian community. New Harmony has been a center for culture and learning ever since. The town has been described as a vacationer’s dream and a researcher’s paradise, with many original community buildings and architecture from 1775 to the present, including a library, museums, galleries, and theater. Within the context of the historic community, a unique assemblage of contemporary buildings offers the comforts of city living in a rural setting. Today, visitors from all over the world come to experience New Harmony’s legacy of creative endeavor, which has spanned nearly 200 years. They discover a distinctive small town where the simple wooden structures of the Harmonists blend with modern architectural masterpieces on quiet, tree-lined streets.

SPeciAl eventS: • April 18, 5-7 p.m. Field to Finish exhibit Reception Hoosier Salon Gallery Refreshments Served • April 19, 5:30-6:45 p.m. Quick Draw; 7 p.m. Reception & Awards at Holy Angels community center • April 21, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Art Sale at Ribeyre Gym • April 21, 2:30 p.m., competition Display & Awards at Holy Angels community center contact: Maggie Rapp, 812-459-9851 Mar | apr 2012 127

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Just for Kids Just for Kids Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Sean Cook, DDS, MSD How old should your child be when you stop brushing their teeth for them? Parents should begin to wipe a child’s gums with a moist washcloth before teeth erupt to clean the gums and get the child used to having their gums cleaned. When teeth begin to erupt, parents should use a moist toothbrush with or without non-fluoride toothpaste two times per day. We recommend that a parent assist with brushing until the child either can write in cursive or tie their shoes. Until that time, they do not have the dexterity to brush on their own.

Custom Recreation

Ken Jones, Owner

How has partnering with Woodplay allowed you to better service your customers? Our customers are seeing higher quality swing sets at a lower price. In addition, Woodplay is locally owned by Escalade Sports, which means we sometimes get to pass along special deals (like half-priced wood roofs during the Home Show). After carrying Woodplay for a full year, we couldn’t be happier with our decision to switch swing set suppliers.  The product is very high quality, and the team at Woodplay was very helpful getting us through the transition.

How many products do you carry that are made by Escalade Sports? We carry Woodplay swing sets (redwood with a lifetime warranty), Childlife swing sets (imported cedar with a 10-year warranty), Goalrilla basketball systems, and Stiga table tennis.

What was it like to win Goalrilla Dealer of the Year?

What are your basic objectives when creating high-end playgrounds, swing sets, etc.?

We were very honored to win Goalrilla Dealer of the Year. We really pushed hard last year to capture not only local Goalrilla sales but also nationwide business. Goalrilla makes fantastic basketball systems and it’s a pleasure to be able to carry their line of goals.

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top notch. Since Woodplay is a subsidiary of Escalade Sports we are able to offer better pricing than our closest competitor.

The Lollipop Tree

Ashley Carroll and Courtney Martin, Owners What is your favorite clothing line at the Lollipop Tree this spring, and what makes it a great purchase?

Who cares for your child while you’re at work? Is it a grandparent, aunt, uncle, or other family member? Is it your friend or neighbor?

4C’s Play & Learn Playgroups are free, fun learning opportunities. ▶ For ages 0-5 with adult participation ▶ 90-minute sessions at various locations around Evansville ▶ Play time activities, arts & crafts, stories & music ▶ Take home activities & materials to extend the fun at home ▶ Meet other adults who care for children

We feel there are too many great lines this spring to choose just one. When we set out to find our spring assortment, we focused on functional and unique items and brands that would make a little girl feel special and meet the needs of her everyday world, as well as those significant days in her life.  Persnickety, Pixie Girl, and Mustard Pie are three of our favorite lines this spring. Persnickety is a vintage inspired line focusing on details and embellishments. Pixie Girl is a beautiful cotton line that is focused on comfort and style.  Finally, Mustard Pie is one of the most creative lines we’ve carried — it’s full of color and patterns. We are so excited to offer such a great assortment this spring season.

Strengthening Youth & Families Since 1973

Do you want to make a difference or do you want to be the difference?

Since 1973, Youth Service Bureau, Inc. (YSB) has provided quality, innovative services to our area youth and families. Collaborating with the juvenile court system and area schools, YSB provides school presentations addressing sexting and the law, school and cyber bullying, aggression, theft, substance prevention and out patient counseling. In addition, YSB offers prevention-based after school and summer programming, a 24-hour emergency crisis line, and a Healthy Families home visiting program providing parents of children ages 0-3 education regarding all areas of healthy development. Our success is a result of those who champion the cause of making a difference in the lives of our future generation.

If you would like to help us with your tax deductible donation, please contact me personally, Lisa Bosley, Executive Director, at 423-5816 ext. 13 or 130 MAR | APR 2012 Evansville Living

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Walther’s Golf & Fun

Kara Grangier, Director of Operations What game/activity is the most popular at Walther’s?

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Mini golf is always a classic familyfriendly activity for all ages, but laser tag is where the new action is. We have just upgraded our arena with new obstacles and challenges. Laser tag is a fun, interactive game in which kids and adults love to compete! We also have an indoor playground, golf range, and a full arcade room; and the best thing about a party at Walther’s is we take care of everything!

4C of Southern Indiana

Jennifer Gronotte, Executive Director In this day and age where both parents work outside the home, more businesses are implementing work/ family policies. What are some services you provide that help businesses in that process? Employers increasingly recognize that smart family policies are highly beneficial to their businesses. Employers and parents struggle with child care issues resulting in reduced concentration and productivity, tardiness, absenteeism and turnover. 4C provides many free resources to help employers promote quality child care. 4C offers brochures, newsletters, paycheck stuffers, web links, lunch & learn presentations, parenting workshops, and Q & A sessions. We also offer onsite consultation to help employers develop smart family policies for their business.

What are the key indicators of quality that parents should look for in a child care business? Choosing child care is one of the most important decisions a parent will make for their child. Because several types of legally operating child care are recognized in Indiana it can be hard for parents to un-

derstand and compare programs. Parents should consider quality indicators such as supervision, discipline policies, caregiver training, and staff/child ratios as well as numerous other aspects of each program. Paths to QUALITY™ is a rating tool families can use to identify and compare child care programs. Parents may contact 4C for free referrals to participating Paths to QUALITY providers.

Youth Service Bureau

Lisa Bosley, Executive Director Why is it important for families to get involved with Youth Service Bureau, and how do children benefit? Nothing is more important for a child than to be surrounded by a loving, caring, and nurturing family. But the truth is, sometimes this relationship falters and needs a little help.  That is where Youth Service Bureau can be of assistance. YSB provides programs that target youth who have issues with substance use, aggression, truancy, theft, or who need individual outpatient counseling. When the family gets involved in a child’s life and provides appropriate intervention, nurturing, and support, the child is ultimately empowered to utilize skills learned at YSB. v

Every child should have a dental home by age 1.

David M. Miller, DDS Sean L. Cook, DDS, MSD Dentistry for infants, children & adolescents.

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IT’S THE SUMMER TO DISCOVER We have the camp that is right for you! • Camps for children ages 3-13 • The promise of adventure, field trips four days a week • Six camp locations • As role models, staff are selected for sound judgment, maturity, experience, enthusiasm and creativity

Visit to find out more information about: • Day Camp Locations • Theme Camps • Preschool Camps • Leadership Camp (age 11-13) Downtown YMCA: 812.423.9622 Our Mission: The YMCA of Southwestern Indiana, Inc., following the example of Jesus Christ, responds to community needs by serving all people especially youth, through relationships and activities that promote healthy spirit, mind, and body.

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TIME DETECTIVES ARchAEOLOgy DAy cAMP SERIES Get down and dirty exploring the greatest empires of the ancient world! Learn to live off the land, explore the great tombs of Egypt, fight in epic battles, and visit the Parthenon temple in Nashville, TN. Open to ages 6-12. Mound Mayhem, June 11-15 Extreme Egypt, June 25-29

Groovy Gladiators, July 9-13 Go Greek, July 23-27

Time: 9 a.m. -4 p.m., extended care available. Each camp features: mock excavations, games, cultural activities, and a Friday feast of cultural cuisine. $120 or $105 for early registrations by May 15, multiple registrations, or members of the Friends of Angel Mounds or Indiana State Museum. Includes FREE t-shirt, photo cd, snacks, and lunch on Friday.

(812) 853-3956

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D’Alto Studio of Performing Arts: Dream It! We’ll Help You Do It! • A range of affordable camps, mini-camps and workshops • June and July • Music, Acting, Dance, Creative Writing • Full Day Camps: Let’s Put on a Show and Broadway Boot Camp ages 6-17

• Mini Camps: Twinkle Stars for ages 3-5 • Workshops: School of rock: Musicians and Vocalists ages 12-17 • Master Classes: Acting or Songwriting ages 12-17 • Visit our website for information, pictures and forms

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Come join the fun this summer at Evansville Day School. Children currently in Jr. Pre K–grade 4 are invited to take part in a dynamic experience that promotes creativity, exploration, and individual expression. Through the use of art and discovery, children will be engaged in activities designed to spark their natural curiosity. Field trips and Water Day are also included in the weekly fun. Dates: June 4-8 and June 11-15 Time: 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. • Weekly activities will be different – sign up for one week or both. • Camp will be held daily at Evansville Day School. • Children should bring a lunch and drink daily. • Snacks, t shirts, and all other camp supplies will be provided.

(812) 476-3039

SwonDer SuMMer DAy CAMp Swonder Summer Day Camp is for children ages 6-12. Session 1 begins May 29th, 2012. Swonder will offer 12 sessions of camp. Most sessions are 5-day sessions but we will also offer 4-day sessions on the holiday weeks as well as a back to school 2-day session the week school starts. We offer a multi-child discount. Campers can participate in a wide variety of activities including: sports, crafts, and games, and have the opportunity to sign up for lessons in martial arts, tumbling, ice skating, hockey, swimming, comic art drawing, and so much more. All at no additional charge! Lunch and a snack are provided. For more information on session dates, please visit our website at (812) 479-0989 134 MAR | APR 2012 Evansville Living

EvAnsvIllE vAnDERBuRGh PuBlIc lIBRARy SuMMER REading PRogRaM Bubbles. Animals. Events. Giveaways and cash prizes! You can DREAM BIG during Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library’s Summer Reading program! Fun, entertainment and new discoveries for all ages. Kickoff Celebration Sunday, May 20 Central Library, 1-4:30 p.m. Special giveaways to the first participants to pick up their reading log at Kickoff. (Quantities limited) Busy on Kickoff day? Register at any EVPL location after May 20. Program ends July 30. Central Library: 200 S.E.Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. • Evansville (812) 428-8200 •

WESSElMAN NAturE SOCiEty’S OutdOOr dAy CAMpS Destination Discovery, March 26-30 Spend spring break discovering Evansville’s premier camp destinations. Ages 5-11. ECO Academy, June 18-22 Every Child gets Outside to explore, discover, play and learn among nature all around them. Ages 6-12. Junior Naturalist Camp, July 9-13 Learn about Indiana’s Natural Heritage and become certified as a Junior Indiana Master Naturalist. Ages 9-12. Camp Out And About, July 23-27 Get active in creative play at different outdoor destinations each day, and conclude the week with a camp out at Wesselman Woods. Ages 6-12. (812) 479-0771

Art talk Aaron Kizer // Entertainment center Michael Rosenbaum’s “Old Days” // The Guide Area Events

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City Life

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Art Talk

Aaron Kizer

Speed of Life Determination and a sense of purpose drive an artist to his canvas By Andrew Fendrich

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the Owensboro National Guard Armory on Feb. 18, Aaron Kizer stood on stage, bent down to dip his brushes in paint, then straightened up, drew his brushes a few times lightly across his pants, and deftly began to weave precise strokes upon the canvas. Incredibly, Kizer painted the soon-to-be portrait upside-down to enhance suspense. I had no idea it was John F. Kennedy until just five minutes later when Kizer flipped it over to vigorous applause. It was a perfect likeness. A master of the niche art of speed painting, Kizer remains modest. “After a show, people tell me I’m talented or gifted, but I don’t believe that at all,” he says. “I’m just determined.” Introduced to the craft while watching Denny Dent, Kizer, an Owensboro native and a graphic designer by trade, undertook the task of repetition. He painted portraits of Albert Einstein and Jimi Hendrix over and over until they became methodical shapes and precise lines. “Once it becomes a repetitive thing, you get a feel for what goes where,” he says. “It’s like writing. Once you learn to write your name, you know it forever.” Shortly after he began speed painting, his father was diagnosed with cancer, and Kizer started to sell his paintings to raise money for treatments. At the same time, the shows he participated in garnered a rising interest in his portraits, which now sell for $2,000 to $5,000. Approximately 80 percent of his shows benefit charities. Kizer’s approach to art reflects his humble beginnings. To him, the paintings aren’t as significant as what they represent. His favorite painting is of his father, who recently lost his battle with cancer. Beyond that particular piece, it’s not about the paintings. “I can paint anybody,” he says. “I’d rather my artwork not

be on canvas. When I die, I’d rather my life be the artwork.” Life and its brevity drive Kizer to do what he does. He finds inspiration in everyday people, especially those who fight sickness and cancer. “I know we’ll die, and that’s what pushes me to paint,” he says. “If you know you’ll die, and you put that in front of yourself every day, you’ll have a timeline. And when you have a timeline, you get things done.”

Method Madness // Aaron Kizer’s

signature move, painting upside-down and finishing with a flip that reveals the celebrity subject (like Ray Charles, above), is more than a suspense-builder. According to Kizer, it helps him focus on the specific lines and shapes he needs to paint. For his portrait (right), a long-exposure was used as he “painted” with a flashlight. Mar | apr 2012 137

Social Life

Wintry Mixers feb.


Amos Morris, Steve Bohleber, Ella Johnson-Watson, and Mayor Lloyd Winnecke

Misty and Larry Minar

Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden Orchid Escape Preview Party feb.


Richard Day

Janet Day with Claire and Andrew Hawkins

Tales & Scales New Orleans Style Brunch feb.


Davie Sue Wallace

John Wesley Gallery and Methodist Commemorative Collection Dedication at the University of Evansville From left to right: Laurel Vaughn (president of UE’s Neu Chapel Society), UE chaplain Tammy Gieselman, UE president Tom Kazee, Sally Perkins, UE professor emeritus Wayne Perkins, UE vice president for institutional advancement Jack Barner, and Founders Day keynote speaker Tex Sample

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University of Southern Indiana Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Luncheon jan.



Jamie and Carrie Newman of the Evansville Swing Cats Pamela F. Hopson, director of USI’s Multicultural Center, Judge Glenda Hatchett and Kacheyta K. W. McClellan

WNIN 11th Annual Gala

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Right: Lynne Miller-Pease, Scott Wylie, guest speaker Carl Kasell, Barbara Dial, and David Dial, president of WNIN. Bottom right: Joni Matthews and Scott VanSickle. Bottom left: Lauren and Beau Dial


The Women’s Hospital Day of Dance



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Entertainment Center

Old Days

The Funny Guy Returns Michael and Eric Rosenbaum come home to make a comedy feature film By Kristen K. Tucker


he actor who appeared wearing a Castle Knights T-shirt in the January/February 2007 issue of this magazine has returned to his old stomping grounds to make his first feature film. Michael Rosenbaum, best known for his role as Lex Luthor on the drama “Smallville” from 2001 to 2008, is making “Old Days” in his hometown of Newburgh, Ind., this month. Two years ago, the 39-year-old Rosenbaum formed Rose and Bomb Productions with the mission to make films that appeal to him and his brother; 33-year-old Eric Rosenbaum left his career in the pharmaceutical industry and joined the company as producing partner. Already, the brothers have made a horror short, “Fade Into You,” in post production, and also wrote and produced a festivalcircuit award-winning fantasy short, “Ghild,” in 2010. Michael stole a moment away from production planning in late February to talk to Evansville Living about “Old Days.”

EL: What’s it like taking on the task of a full-length film? MR: It’s a tremendous amount of work and also very rewarding. Our team is working around the clock because there’s so much to get done and so little time. Casting, producing, production design, editing, cinematography, props, makeup, wardrobe — making a movie is really a machine. And if any part of the machine breaks down, you have to fix it pretty fast or things can fall apart quickly. As a director, every day 50 people come up to you and they all have many questions. And as a director you have to listen to each and every one. With my ADD, that isn’t always

easy! Most of the great directors I’ve read about, have worked with, or admire hire people they know they can just leave alone to do their job. It’s all about trust. Allowing your crew to have a freedom with their job is the best way to go. Let them bring you ideas. Directing a feature film and starring in it is everything I thought it would be plus 10 times as hard, but I never stop having fun. It’s the most adversity I’ve ever faced, and I’m absolutely loving it!

EL: Was “Old Days” a project you’ve been planning for a long time? MR: I wrote “Old Days” 10 years ago, and when another one of my movies fell

What’s it All About? Jim Owens is an actor whose only claim to fame is starring in a nationwide insurance commercial. Discouraged with the way his career is going, he decides to go back to the small town where he grew up in Indiana, for the holidays and his 15-year high school reunion. Eager to reunite with his old buddies and relive the glory days, Jim bumps into his high school sweetheart and is surprised to find that he still has feelings for her, even though she is getting married in a week. After getting all of his friends in hot water with their wives and with his ex-girlfriend’s wedding day approaching, Jim must make a decision that will change his life forever.

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apart I was determined to get this project done. I didn’t care how — I just made a decision that it was going to get made. It’s always been a passion project of mine, and when I teamed up with my producer Kim Waltrip, she showed the same passion and helped me get the ball rolling. She recently produced a movie I did with Bradley Cooper, Dax Shepard, and Kristen Bell (“Outrun,” scheduled for release this summer). I truly believe that the only way to get anything done in this business or any business is to do it yourself. No question about it. You can’t wait around for people to cast you in the role you want or hand you money to make the movie you want. You really have to do it yourself or your chance might never come. This is my chance to do it my way. I want to make something special.

EL: What is the shooting schedule and anticipated release date? MR: We start early March with principal photography. One month of prep and one month of shooting. I honestly think this movie has a real chance of not only making money and having a wide release, but more importantly becoming a movie people can really enjoy and relate to. I want to make movies that people don’t really have to think about too much. They can just go to

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Michael and Eric Rosenbaum

the theater and have a real laugh — enjoy themselves. Most movies take themselves too seriously. If I’m not laughing every day on set, I’m doing something very wrong.

and I’m very grateful for all my success, but nothing beats a whiffleball game with all your boys and a few beers on a beautiful Indiana day.

EL: “Old Days” is about a Hollywood “star” (though unsuccessful) returning to his small hometown in Indiana. How personal is this film? MR: It’s very personal. But the beauty

EL: Tell us about the cast MR: Female lead Morena Baccarin

about this film is that it’s simple. I think there’s a little bit of the character I’m playing in everyone. We all miss home and we all want things to be as easy as they might have been when we were kids. And the truth is, there’s no reason why they can’t be. And I think that’s what sets “Old Days” apart from other films. I haven’t seen many movies where the lead character comes back home for his reunion and actually embraces his hometown. My character, Jim Owens, falls in love with the town he ran away from so many years ago. I think people like to exploit these small towns and make fun of them. I’m doing just the opposite. Sure, there will be craziness and absurdities — we are making a comedy, but I want people to see how beautiful Newburgh and Evansville really are.  I miss going to Kramer’s Lake back in the day. Or having a stromboli at Pizza King. Or cutting through backyards with my friends and drinking from garden hoses.  Those were the days.  Don’t get me wrong — I have a lot of fun in Los Angeles

(“Homeland” and “V”) is not only beautiful and charming, but very funny. And like me, she has a big sci-fi following. Sci-fi fans are the best fans there are. Loyal as hell. Sarah Colonna (“Chelsea Lately”) is a stand-up comedian. Her book, “Life As I Blow It: Tales of Love, Life & Sex . . . Not Necessarily in That Order,” is on the New York Times Best Seller list, and she’s one of the funniest people I’ve ever met. Harland Williams (“Dumb and Dumber,” “There’s Something about Mary,” and “Half Baked”) is the funniest person I’ve ever met. Just look the guy up. You’ll see him and instantly laugh. Nick Swardson (“Grandma’s Boy,” “30 Minutes or Less” and most of Adam Sandler’s films) is another talent that we are just lucky to have. He can say just about anything and I’m laughing. Mike Haggerty (“Seinfeld,” “Friends,” and tons of movies) is a character actor who is playing our crazed princi-

pal. He has so much energy and talent, and we are delighted to have him. Kristoffer Polaha (“Ringer”) is a really fine actor and is a southern boy who really brings a lot of authenticity to this movie. Jay Ferguson (“Madmen”) is a true pro and a very talented actor. We’ve known each other a very long time. This movie is moving full speed ahead. We have two weeks to go and then the magic really begins. Overall, the cast consists mostly of actor friends of mine and actors our casting director, Annie McCarthy, in Los Angeles has suggested and helped me cast. Our Indiana casting director and local casting director Lori Lynn also has worked incredibly hard. She has given me so much to choose from. And believe it or not, Evansville has some really talented actors. I’m very happy with all of my choices.

EL: You’ve said the community has been very helpful. Who would you like to thank? MR: I’d like to take the time to thank the City of Evansville and Town of Newburgh and everyone who has been so supportive on this project. It’s truly unbelievable. Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and former Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel have been so helpful in making this dream of mine come true. Not to mention countless business owners and friends. I can’t tell you how many people have offered a helping hand. From Castle High School Principal Andy Byers to my friends Kent Brenneman and Dave Clark, Sheriff Eric Williams, and the list goes on. We’ve had help getting RVs for actors, and generators, gym memberships from Bob’s Gym for the cast and crew, use of cars from Town and Country Ford, signage from Signs by Design, catering by Beef O’Brady’s, Pizza King, and accommodations at The Comfort Inn and Le Merigot. I couldn’t be more impressed by my hometown. You’d never see this in Los Angeles. I may actually move back here. I’ve certainly entertained it enough.

Visit to read the January/February 2007 story, “Funny Guy.” Watch the trailers for “Ghild” and “Fade into You” on YouTube. For more information on “Old Days,” go to Mar | apr 2012 141


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Thursday, April 12, 2012 Silent Auction: 5:00 p.m. Live Auction: 7:00 p.m. St. Mary’s Manor Auditorium No admission charge – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – Presented by:

Auction items include: • A foursome in Ozzie Smith’s charity Golf Tournament at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis • Ellen DeGeneres Show Tickets

• Lou Brock, Jamie Carroll and many more autographed sports memorabilia items • Toby Keith, Vince Gill and Martina McBride autographed mini-guitars

• A personal batting lesson with Don Mattingly • A week stay at a Hilton Head home with views of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course

• Vince Gill Cincinnati concert tickets and a backstage meet and greet • Gift certificates, gift baskets and more!

To rsVP, please call (812) 421-8336 ext. 0 or email For more information visit our website at 142 MAR | APR 2012 Evansville Living

The Guide A bimonthly calendar for those who think there’s nothing to do in (and around) Evansville and those who know better. ➤ March 9-15 The Foreigner

March 9-11. Activities Building, Gibson County Fairgrounds, 709 N. Embree St., Princeton, Ind. In this performance from the Gibson County Theatre Company, British demolition expert “Froggy” LeSeuer holds occasional training sessions at an Army base in Georgia. When he brings his friend Charlie, who is extremely shy, LeSeuer tells his audience that his friend is from a foreign country and speaks no English, putting his fear of conversing with strangers at ease. When Charlie overhears some secrets unintended for the English-speaking ear, things get complicated. 7 p.m. March 9-10; 2 p.m. March 11. $10. 812-779-6994 or www.gibsoncounty


March 9-10. Washington Square Mall, 1216 S. Green River Road. This international effort brings teams of architects, contractors, engineers, students, and others to build and design a structure completely out of canned goods. Their work is impressive and typically involves more than 20,000 cans. The event benefits the Tri-State Food Bank. Building begins at 3:30 p.m. March 9; closing ceremony at 10 a.m. March 10. Free. 812-422-4187 or

A Call to Purity Weekend

March 9-10. Crossroads Christian Church, 10800 Lincoln Ave., Newburgh, Ind. In an effort to help Christians defeat sexual temptations, Crossroads Christian Church has created an informative weekend dedicated to the topic of purity. According to the church’s website, 50 percent of professing Christian men and 20 percent of women are addicted to pornography. Further, the fastest growing age group of Internet porn users is 12-17. 7-9 p.m. Friday; 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. $25 per person; $40 per couple. 812858-8668 or

The Miss Firecracker Contest

March 9-24. Theatre Workshop of Owensboro, 407 W. Fifth St., Owensboro, Ky. Follow the comical journey of a young girl with high hopes to be the Fourth of July Miss Firecracker in a small Mississippi town. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $10-$15. 270-6835333 or

A Murder in Baptisttown

March 10. Eykamp Auditorium, Ridgway University Center, University of Evansville. The Evansville African American Museum presents the story of the assassination of Evansville black leader Ernest Tidrington in 1930. Authored by local writer Kelley Coures, the dinner theater production features local community leaders such as Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and Vanderburgh County Treasurer Rick Davis. Dinner 7 p.m.; performance 7:30 p.m. $25 EAAM members; $30 non-members. 812-423-5188.

Time with your family, is there anything more important? Don’t miss your opportunity to live in one of southern Indiana’s most sought-after locations. • Only 7 lots left in • Waterfront lots available • Take advantage of the highly-rated Castle school district • Parks nearby, adjacent to Victoria National Golf Club • Golf memberships available with purchase of lot

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The Guide Kinobe & the African Sensation

March 10. Rapp-Owen Granary, 413 Granary St., New Harmony, Ind. Kinobe, a multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter, brings the band African Sensation to perform under the beams. The Ugandan musicians play traditional instruments to express ideas of their African roots and culture. 8 p.m. $15-$28. 812-682-3128 or www.

8th Annual Winstead’s Charity Show

March 10. Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Coliseum, 307 Market St. Rolling Thunder of Evansville is a group dedicated to aiding veterans, and this variety show brings in an Elvis impersonator, local bands, and comedians. The lineup: Gina Moore, Downfall Rock Band, Tomb Stones, Scott Winstead, and the Van-Dells. 6:30 p.m. $10 in advance at any Heritage Federal Credit Union; $15 at the door. 812-452-0799.

Trout Fishing in America

March 10. Jasper Arts Center, 951 College Ave., Jasper, Ind. When musicians Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet met in Texas in a folk rock band in the 1970s, they began a decades-long collaboration, Trout Fishing in America, which has produced 15 albums and four Grammy Award nominations. 3:30 p.m. $8-$15. 812-482-3070 or www.

Audubon Adult Art Series “Pastels”

March 10, 17, 24. John James Audubon State Museum, 3100 U.S. Highway 41 N., Henderson, Ky. In the Audubon Adult series for ages 14 and up, students are invited to join the three-week series of “Pastels” by instructor Kelly Gilbert. A supply list will be given at the mandatory preregistration. 10 a.m.-noon. $45 (3 weeks) or $20 per class. 270-827-1893 or

Girl Scout Exhibit

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March 11-July 1. Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science, 411 S.E. Riverside Drive. For 100 years, the Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana have helped girls become women. This longrunning exhibit, “A Century of Service: The Girl Scouts of America,” at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science, reveals how this organization changed the River City. The exhibit includes a cocktail party at the museum where 100 honorary Girl Scouts are named on March 16. Regular museum admission and times. 812421-4970 or

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March 12. Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana, 223 N.W. Second St. With a century of scouting in Evansville, the Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana host an open house. Enjoy some cookies while touring the council office. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Free. 812-421-4970 or

Domestic Violence Training

March 14-15. Ivy Tech Community College, 3501 N. First Ave. Law enforcement officers unite with nonprofit leaders for a day dedicated to ending domestic violence. Russell Strand, a nationally known domestic violence-training expert, is the keynote speaker. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 812-422-9372 or www.albionfellows

Young People’s Concerts

March 14-16. Victory Theatre, 600 Main St. Each March, local teachers are encouraged to introduce their students to the beauty found in music. The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra does this by offering six free concerts for area children in

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in its 58th year, has spent the past six decades supporting the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, including a number of specific EPO projects, such as Helen McKinney’s Young People’s Concerts and the Lollipop Concerts. For the 14th straight year, the Guild hosts the EPO Homes of Note Tour, a celebration of some of Evansville’s finest homes, to be held on April 21. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., ticket-holders may visit the tour’s five locations (10 Chandler Ave., 618 S.E. Riverside Drive, 10 Park Place, 654 S. Lombard Ave., and 400 Scenic Drive). Upon arrival at the first house of their choice, participants receive information about the homes — beyond that, says Tour chairman Diane Wessel, “it’s self-guided. You may peruse at your leisure.” Tour guides in the homes will answer any questions. Two of the homes (400

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Scenic Drive and 10 Chandler Ave.) boast flourishing gardens to enjoy. Wessel, in her second year as chairman, is excited about the event. “I too enjoy seeing other peoples’ homes,” she says. Among many other benefits of touring local houses, Wessel notes the tour gives guests ideas for their own home decorating. The money raised by the tour will support the Guild’s commitment to the EPO. In 2011, the tour drew approximately 500 participants. — Andrew Fendrich

For more information on the Home of Note Tour, see our Guide, page 155.

grades 3-5. A teacher’s guide is given to participating schools in order to prepare their students for the performances, which are conducted by Alfred Savia, EPO music director. 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. each day. Free. 812-425-5050 or

Green Tea

March 15. Home of Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Wright, 420 S.E. Riverside Drive. Sponsored by Madeleine’s, Mulberry Jeans Accents, and Deaconess Hospital, Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Wright welcome guests to their home for lunch, green tea sampling, and a chance to win gardenscapes from various local decorators including Cinda Vote Design, Kip Farmer Design, and Tay Ruthenburg of Evaline Karges Interiors. RSVP by March 13. 
11 a.m.–1 p.m. $40. 812-479-0771, ext. 107 or

Celebration of Leadership Awards

March 15. The Centre, 715 Locust St. This evening celebrates and recognizes volunteers and professionals who have been nominated for their significant, collaborative contributions to the community. 6 p.m. $15 for adults; $5 for students. 812-425-3828 or www.leadership

RopeWalk Reading Series

March 15. Carter Hall, University of Southern Indiana, 8600 University Blvd. With four published books of poetry, Danville, Ky., native Maurice Manning comes to the University of Southern Indiana’s RopeWalk Reading Series with plenty of knowledge on the art of writing. His latest, The Common Man, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2011, and in 2009, he won the Hanes Poetry Prize by The Fellowship of Southern Writers. Currently, Manning teaches at Indiana University and in the program for writers at Warren Wilson College. 5 p.m. Free. 812-464-1916 or

➤ March 16-24 Personally Speaking Series

March 16. YWCA, 118 Vine St. Julie Mallory is a gold level master gardener and a newspaper garden columnist. She brings her green thumb to the YWCA for the lecture: “Do You Really Need That Flower?” Noon. $6. 812-422-1191 or

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March 16-18. Lake Barkley Lodge, 3500 State Park Road., Cadiz, Ky. Get away for the weekend with your better half as you both go through marriage building workshops put on by the Community Marriage Builders on beautiful Lake Barkley. Call for times and prices. 812-4772260 or

The Rimers of Eldritch

March 16-22. May Studio Theatre, University of Evansville, 1800 Lincoln Ave. In a performance of The Rimers of Eldritch, theater students from the University of Evansville take the stage to explore the struggles of a Bible Belt Missouri town in the mid-20th century. 7:30 p.m. every day, except 2 p.m. March 18. $8-$10. 812-4882747 or

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March 17. St. John’s Catholic Church, 625 Frame Road, Newburgh, Ind. At the St. Patrick’s Day Run of Luck, wear green and bring gently used pairs of shoes to donate to Soles4Souls, a nonprofit organization providing shoes to people in

need all over the world. 9 a.m. $35. 812-5899982 or

Pictures at an Exhibition

March 17. Victory Theatre, 600 Main St. Aaron Copland paints a vivid, musical landscape in “Three Latin-American Sketches.” James Beckel presents the lively and rhythmic “The Mind’s Eye: Images for Horns and Orchestra.” Mussorgsky’s masterpiece, “Pictures at an Exhibition,” rounds out the performance. 7 p.m. $15-$53. 812-4255050 or

Heritage Federal Credit Union Home Show

March 17-18. Ford Center, 1 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. With 200-plus indoor/outdoor displays, live demonstrations from local and national experts, and thousands of dollars in giveaways, this home show event has all the tools to help you spruce up your home. 9 a.m.6 p.m. both days. Call for price. 812-422-1515 or

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March 18. Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science, 411 S.E. Riverside Drive. In his lecture — the third lecture that celebrates Evansville’s Bicentennial — Dr. Darrel E. Bigham, a professor emeritus of history at the University of Southern Indiana, examines how Evansville stayed vibrant and grew while other communities failed. 2 p.m. Free. 812-425-2406 or www. Mar | apr 2012 147

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March 19. The Centre, 715 Locust St. Henry & Mudge, based on the best-selling series of books by Cynthia Rylant, is a musical adventure about the true challenges of moving from the city to a new house in the country. 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. $10 and up. 812-435-5770 or www.smg

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March 20. Ford Center, 1 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Prepare to be thrilled as showman extraordinaire Elton John and his band perform hits that span five decades, including fan favorites such as “Benny and the Jets,” “Philadelphia Freedom,” “Crocodile Rock,” and “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me.” 8 p.m. $40-$140.1-800-745-3000 or

Wise Women Lecture Series

March 20. Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science, 411 S.E. Riverside Drive. Pat Koch is a well-known figure of fun. The matriarch of Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari presents “The Art of Living.” 6 p.m. Free. 812-842-4571 or www.

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March 20-April 1. Mallette Studio, University of Southern Indiana, 8600 Univeristy Blvd. The Shakespearean classic All’s Well that Ends Well and Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice rotate in this repertory project. It’s a demanding set for the actors but a wonderful experience for the audience. 7:30 p.m., except for Sundays at 2 p.m. $12-$18. 812-465-1668 or

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March 21. Carter Hall, University Center, University of Southern Indiana, 8600 University Blvd. With a doctorate in genetics, Ricki Lewis is a science writer with the impeccable gift to translate complicated subject matter into compelling and engaging stories. The author speaks on her book The Forever Fix about an 8-year-old boy who was cured of hereditary blindness in 2008 just four days after undergoing gene therapy. 7 p.m. Free. 812-465-1084 or

Damn Yankees

March 21. The Centre, 715 Locust St. Damn Yankees is a musical comedy about a 1950s middleaged baseball fanatic who trades his soul to the devil for a chance to lead his favorite team against the New York Yankees. 7:30 p.m. $47.50 and up. 812-435-5770 or

Classical Guitar Society Guest Artist Series

March 23. Wheeler Concert Hall, University of Evansville, 1800 Lincoln Ave. Spreading the knowledge and interest in the guitar and its music, the Classical Guitar Society will take the stage at the Wheeler Concert Hall at the University of Evansville. 7:30 p.m. $15; students $5; UE students free with ID. 812-488-2457 or

The Magical Music of Disney

March 24. RiverPark Center, 101 Daviess St., Owensboro, Ky. The Owensboro Symphony Orchestra presents a night filled with selections from The Magical Music of Disney. This performance is for your kids — and the kid in you. 7:30 p.m. $10.50$40. 270-687-2787 or

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For six years, the Wesselman Nature Preserve Society has dedicated a day to the recognition and celebration of the River City’s natural environments — Evansville Earth Day. The free, outdoor event, held April 21, will move from the Howell Wetlands to the 200-acre Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve to accommodate the anticipated 1,800-plus attendees, local organizations, and performers. There are plenty of educational activities that focus on the preservation of Evansville’s premier urban green space. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., kids can interact with wildlife, race through an obstacle course of recyclables, build a nest, go on a scavenger hunt, and more. Families are encouraged to take a guided nature hike, learn how to “go green” around the home, and watch eco-friendly demonstrations. The festival is a “community-wide celebration,” says Lauren Preske, coordinator of Earth Day and director of education of the Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve Society. “This year it’s centrally localized so everyone can attend.” Guests can anticipate entertainment from the Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, D’ Alto School of Performing Arts, Tales & Scales, and more, and activities created by Evansville Children’s Museum, Mesker Park Zoo, and Angel Mounds. “This is a great way to enjoy a leisurely day with your family and celebrate all that we have in this community,” says Preske. “You can take a hike, do an activity with your kids, or just relax and absorb the beauty of the woods and its spring debut.” — Natalie Greer For more information on the Earth Day event, see our Guide, page 154.

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No Ordinary Circus Act

200 years in existence, the City of Evansville is more lively than ever. This 200th birthday celebration started 100 days prior to March 27 — the actual birthday — and will last 100 days afterward. This reception includes light hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, and a cash bar, as well as a cutting of a “birthday” cake by Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Free. 812-421-2200 or

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In 1980s Quebec, the French-speaking region of Canada, a pair of street performers decided to take their skills from the pavement to the stage, creating entertainment company Cirque du Soleil. With a mix of circus-esque and street acts, this international traveling group of performers consistently pushes the limits of the human body in each of its 21 acrobatic shows. Since its inception, Cirque has entertained millions of spectators, and currently employs nearly 5,000 performers and crewmembers. This April, Cirque Du Soleil comes to Evansville with its show Quidam. Since 1996, this tale of a young girl, Zoe, who creates an imaginary world to escape the boredom she faces in reality, has traveled the globe as a big-top show in major cities. To bring the world of Quidam to smaller towns, the show downsized to an arena format in 2010. The 52 performing acrobats, musicians, and singers, 22 full-time technicians, 20 support staff, six caterers, and three truck drivers — from 23 different countries — will arrive in Evansville a few days prior to performance days, April 26-29 at the Ford Center. “It’s a pretty cool

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experience,” says Jessica Leboeuf, Quidam’s publicist. “Quidam’s storyline is left open for your interpretation. You can just be entertained, or go deeper.” In Latin, quidam means “anonymous passerby,” which relates to the show’s premise. As young Zoe, who lives an ordinary life, journeys her way through her dreams, she encounters characters who show her how to live freely and find happiness. Throughout the show, Leboeuf says the performers represent the everyday man. “They could be anyone,” she says. “And then they show you something amazing.” — Trisha Weber

For more information on Quidam, see our guide, page 155.

March 29. Melvin Peterson Gallery, University of Evansville, 1800 Lincoln Ave. Patricia Henley has written two novels, In the River Sweet and Hummingbird House. She also is the author of four collections of short stories. Henley, professor in the MFA Creative Writing Program at Purdue University, stops by the University of Evansville to talk about her craft. 4 p.m. Free. 812-488-2963 or creativewriting.

Singles Weekend

March 30-31. New Harmony Inn, 504 North St., New Harmony, Ind. Tired of being single? Take a trip to nearby New Harmony, Ind., for this weekend-long workshop, put on by the Community Marriage Builders, on how to separate all the jerks or jerkettes from the ones worth holding on to. Call for times. Free. 812477-2260 or

PC Pound Puppies Spring Craft and Gift Show

March 31. Posey County 4-H Center, 111 Harmony Township Road, New Harmony, Ind. While trying to raise money for the sheltering and medical care of stray dogs, PC Pound Puppies, Posey County’s canine rescue organization, brings a fun craft and gift show just as spring approaches. Festivities include a high-end style show from Glitters and Traditions, a vintage car show, and pictures with the Easter Bunny. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 812-963-3890 or www.

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March 31-April 1. University of Southern Indiana, 8600 University Blvd. Cancer never sleeps, and neither do the volunteers at this overnight event. Team members take shifts to walk or run in celebration of cancer survivors, in memory of loved ones lost, and in support of efforts to fight the disease. 6 p.m.-6 a.m. Door donations. 812-475-9244 or

42nd Annual USI Juried Student Art Exhibition

April 1-29. McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries, University of Southern Indiana, 8600 University Blvd. Fueled by creative passion, University of Southern Indiana students take to the gallery to display their work. The crossdisciplines at USI — studio art, graphic design, art education, and art history — bring stunning work to the West Side. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. MondayFriday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Free. 812-228-5006 or

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April 3. Wheeler Concert Hall, University of Evansville, 1800 Lincoln Ave. Through exploring works by Schubert, Bach, and Cage, the multiple facets of well-known melodies will be an inspiration to all. 7:30 p.m. Free. 812-4882754 or

Andiron Lecture Series: John Mosbo

April 4. Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170), Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building, University of Evansville, 1800 Lincoln Ave. To conclude this year’s Andiron Lecture Series, John Mosbo will share “UE 20112012: A Review of the Year and a Perspective of the Future” to observe the past year’s achievements and difficulties and look into the years ahead for the University of Evansville. 4 p.m. Free. 812-488-2457 or

An Evening with Roger Stoller

April 5. Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science, 411 S.E. Riverside Drive. Roger Stoller, a California artist, was chosen to complete a public work of art for Evansville’s new arena, the Ford Center. The piece, scheduled to be completed in 2012, should shine on the Downtown facility’s new facade. He comes to the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science to speak about his work. 7-8 p.m. Regular museum admission. 812-425-2406 or

Father-Daughter Art Exhibit and Book Signing

April 5. Riverwind Gallery, 10400 State Route 662 W., Newburgh, Ind. Paintings by Fred Eilers and his daughter, Nancy Eilers Peters, are on display at this art exhibit. In honor of her late father, Peters comes to the show with her recently published book, The Art, Wit, and Wisdom of A. Fred Eilers, which includes art instruction written by Eilers and a collection of photographs of his paintings. 1-3 p.m. Free. 812-8532537 or

Easter at the Ford Center

April 8. Ford Center, 1 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. To observe this Christian holiday, Crossroads Christian Church brings together a worship service with a 200-member choir and a 70-piece orchestra. 10 a.m. Free. 812-8588668 or

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence

April 10. University of Southern Indiana, 8600 University Blvd. Men don a pair of high heels. The gesture brings issues of rape and gender violence into daily conversations. 5 p.m. Free. 812-422-9372 or

Damn Yankees

April 10. RiverPark Center, 101 Daviess St., Owensboro, Ky. A story of a man who would do anything, even sell his soul to the devil, in order to beat the professional baseball juggernaut, the New York Yankees. 7 p.m. $40 and up. 270687-2787 or

Crick Lecture Series

April 11. Koch Center for Engineering and Science (Room 100), University of Evansville, 1800 Lincoln Ave. At this lecture, Dr. Anthony Beavers, a professor of philosophy, the director of cognitive science, and the director of the digital humanity laboratory at the University of Evansville, discusses “Complexity and Cognition: Circuits Not Software.” 4-5 p.m. Free. 812-479-2682 or

➤ April 12-20 Passport to Adventure Benefit Auction

April 12. St. Mary’s Manor Auditorium, 3700 Washington Ave. The Passport to Adventure Benefit Auction is an adventure-themed auction featuring signed celebrity memorabilia, vacations, and more to support Youth First, an award-winning nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping children from substance abuse. 5-7 p.m. silent auction; 7-8:30 p.m. live auction. Free. 812-421-8336 or

Professional Bull Riders

April 13-14. Ford Center, 1 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Each year, nearly 100 million viewers across the world tune in to watch professional bull riders take their stab at an eight-second ride. Over its 20-year existence, PBR, the world’s premier bull riding organization, has awarded more than $100 million in prize money, and 24 riders have earned more than that amount. This is your chance to watch the riders live at the Ford Center. 7:30 p.m. both nights. $13-$53. 1-800-745-3000 or www.


April 13-14. University of Southern Indiana, 8600 University Blvd. To welcome the spring season, students from the University of Southern Indiana sponsor this two-day, outdoor event that includes food and music for both the campus and local community. Call for times. Free. 812-464-8600 or Mar | apr 2012 151

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April 13-14. Vanderburgh County 4-H Center, 201 Boonville-New Harmony Road. The SIC SLAM is a two-day festival surrounding the Southern Indiana Classic Marathon, Half Marathon, and 8K. The all-you-can-eat-and-drink event honors members of the military. On tap for fun: live entertainment, bierstubes, and five bouncy houses. 4-11 p.m. Friday; 7:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Saturday. Call for prices of each race. 812867-6217 or

Once in a Lifetime

April 13-22. Shanklin Theatre, University of Evansville, 1800 Lincoln Ave. The University of Evansville’s renowned theater program ends its 2011-2012 season with Once in a Lifetime. This comedy revolves around the demise of the golden age of silent movies. A trio of faltering vaudeville performers pose as experts to train actors to talk on screen. 7:30 p.m. ThursdaySaturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $12. 812-488-2031 or

USI Day at the Zoo

April 14. Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden, 1545 Mesker Park Drive. The number of alumni from the University of Southern Indiana has surged past 30,000, and this special day comes from their hard work. The USI alumni tent at Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden has refreshments and craft booths for children sponsored by the USI Alumni Association. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $6.50 for adults; $5.50 for children ages three to 14. 812-464-1928 or

Albion Fellows Bacon Center’s 5th Annual Gala

April 14. St. Mary’s Manor, 3700 Washington Ave. The services of the Albion Fellows Bacon Center reach a population in need: victims of domestic and sexual violence. The dinner and raffles tonight support those services. 6 p.m. $75 per person; $800 per table. 812-422-9372 or

Under the Beams Concert Series: Karrin Allyson

April 14. Rapp-Owen Granary, 413 Granary St., New Harmony, Ind. Karrin Allyson is a Grammy Award-nominated singer, songwriter, pianist, composer, and bandleader. Her music style focuses on traditional blues and jazz with French and Brazilian rhythms. 8 p.m. $28; $15 for students. 812-682-3128 or www.under

Spring Fair

April 14. TTT Center, corner of BoonvilleNew Harmony Road and U.S. Highway 41 N. Organizers of the Weekday Christian Education program work with Vanderburgh County schools to provide Christian education for third and fourth grade students. The 60-year-old nonprofit organization finds support with this giant rummage sale. 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. 812425-3524 or

Broadway Rocks

April 14-15. Victory Theatre, 600 Main St. Three Broadway stars collaborate with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra to perform Broadway blockbusters from hits such as Rent, Hairspray, Jesus Christ Superstar, Mamma Mia!,

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Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera, and more. 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $25 and up. 812425-5050 or

12th Annual Walk MS: River Valley

April 14. Civic Center Courtyard, Locust Street Downtown. Multiple sclerosis affects more than 10,000 Hoosiers every year. Join others to raise funds for research and care. 9 a.m. Donations. 1-800-344-4867, opt. 2 or www.national

Easter Seals Telethon

April 15. Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center, 3701 Bellemeade Ave. This year’s annual Easter Seals Telethon, hosted by WEHT local anchors, features children and adults served by the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center on a day filled with clowns, costumed characters, games, and a cruise-in from Evansville’s Iron Street Rod Club. Noon-6 p.m. Donations. 812-437-2627 or

Moving through the Past: Evansville’s Early Transportation History

April 15. Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science, 411 S.E. Riverside Drive. Stan Schmitt, an avid researcher of Evansville history, presents an overview of early transportation in Evansville. This presentation marks the fourth lecture of the five-lecture series commemorating Evansville’s Bicentennial Celebration. 2 p.m. Free. 812-425-2406 or

32nd Annual Taste of Southern Indiana

April 15. Cambridge Golf Club, 1034 Beacon Hill. This longtime event moves to Sunday this year, and a loaded auction comes with the change. Expect the usual delicious cuisine and remember the good cause: reducing drug and alcohol abuse in our community. 7-9 p.m. $25 prior to event; $35 at the door. 812-422-0626 or

The Rainbow Fish

April 17. The Centre, 715 Locust St. The Rainbow Fish is a delightful and touching musical dealing with the value and importance of sharing true friendship with others, based on the bestselling book by Marcus Pfister. 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. $6 and up. 812-435-5770 or www.smg

Wise Women Lecture Series

April 17. Conference rooms, Deaconess Gateway Hospital, 4011 Gateway Blvd., Newburgh, Ind. Dr. Mark Morrison, a physician and a founding partner of Women’s Health Center, presents “Hype of Hope: Bioidentical Hormones and HCG Medical Weight Loss.” Involving hormones, the HCG diet plan is geared toward individuals 45 and older. 6 p.m. Free. 812-842-2000 or www.

University Symphony Orchestra

April 17. Neu Chapel, University of Evansville, 1800 Lincoln Ave. Composed of about 60 student musicians, the University Symphony Orchestra presents an impressive show of varying genres. Anticipate amazing solos and guest artists. 7:30 p.m. Free. 812-488-2457 or music.

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April 18-20. Atheneum, 401 N. Arthur St., New Harmony, Ind. New Harmony was founded on the idea that the small town could be a utopia. It has since become a haven for brilliant art. Showing their work in the nearby city this week: artisans of soap making, hat making, beekeeping,

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Field to Finish Exhibit Opening

April 18-May 30. Hoosier Salon New Harmony, 507 Church St., New Harmony, Ind. A little more than a decade ago, Dr. George Rapp thought artists from Southwest Indiana needed better representation in the state, so the art enthusiast founded a satellite gallery for Indianapolis’ longrunning Hoosier Salon in nearby New Harmony. His legacy lives on with the opening reception of “Field to Finish,” the latest exhibition. 5-7 p.m. Free. 812-682-3970 or

Vanderburgh Medical Alliance’s 25th Annual Style Show

April 19. Holiday Inn Evansville Airport Hotel, 7101 U.S. Highway 41 N. The newest, hottest trends for women and men move down the runway at the 25th annual style show. This event benefits local charities. 10 a.m. $40. 812-746-7327.

Right to Life of Southwest Indiana’s Annual Banquet

April 19. The Centre, 715 Locust St. This annual banquet has a history of bringing big names to Evansville: Former vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin and Pam Tebow, mother of NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, have both spoken at the annual event. Doors open at 5 p.m. Dinner at 6 p.m. $36.90 until Feb. 22; then $39.90. 812-474-3195 or www.

Auction Preview Party

April 20. WNIN, 405 Carpenter St. In the 1950s, public broadcasting launched in Evansville, and today WNIN is an award-winning TV and radio station. The preview party benefits the station’s civic mission. The auction broadcasts April 17-21 and 24-28. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. 812-423-2973 or www.

Personally Speaking Series

April 20. YWCA, 118 Vine St. The YWCA Personally Speaking Series presents “Women’s Rights: A Conversation among Susan B. Anthony, Robert Owen and Sojourner Truth,” a dramatic portrayal featuring local performers Sue Schriber, Steve Small, and Emily Baxter. Noon. $6. 812-422-1191 or

Civic Dinner Concert Series: Gina Moore

April 20. Germania Maennerchor, 916 N. Fulton Ave. As one half of the award-winning, gospelsinging duo The Browne Sisters, Gina Moore is no stranger to the spotlight. She takes the stage at Germania Maennerchor for a performance, brought to you by the Evansville Civic Theatre. 6:30 p.m. $20. 812-425-2800 or www.civic.

Tri-State Idol

April 20. Clarion Inn, 4101 U.S. Highway 41 N. This evening’s entertainment comes from the finalists of February’s Tri-State Idol competition. Three budding singers perform while raising funds for Marian Educational Outreach, an organization lending financial support to the diocesan schools. Cocktails, 6 p.m.; dinner, 7 p.m. $75. 812-760-4115 or

25th Annual Tri-Fest

April 20-22. Downtown Henderson, Ky. How has the event changed after a quarter of a century? See for yourself in downtown Henderson, Ky. The three-day Tri-Fest is three times the fun with food, rides, and entertainment. Call for start times. Free. 270-831-1527 or Mar | apr 2012 153

The Guide ➤ April 21-29 This is It

April 21. Ivy Tech Community College, 3501 First Ave. The Ivy Tech Foundation’s first annual gala, This is IT, raises money for student scholarships and faculty development. The gala includes dinner and dancing. Seating is limited. 6 p.m. $150 per person; $100 is a charitable contribution to the Ivy Tech Foundation. 812-429-1408 or www.ivytech. edu/southwest.

Spring Pancake Extravaganza

April 21. Patchwork Central, 100 Washington Ave. Flapjacks are the fun at this annual event benefiting the neighborhood outreach efforts of Patchwork Central, an urban ministry serving atrisk youth and families in need. 7:30-11:30 a.m. $5 for adults; $3 for children. 812-424-2735 or www.

Evansville Earth Event

April 21. Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve, 551 N. Boeke Road. With interactive displays, eco-friendly product demonstrations, guided hikes, crafts, themed shows, and live music, there’s plenty for the entire family to enjoy. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Free. 812-479-0771, ext. 102 or

Rockin’ River City Ride

April 21. Evansville Riverfront/Sunset Park. Walk or run a 5K or ride a bike 100K in this Junior League of Evansville event. Along the way are rest stops, food booths, merchant vendors, live music, and a park with games and giveaways. 8 a.m. $10$35. 812-423-9127 or www.juniorleague

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Evansville Philharmonic Guild Homes of Note Tour

April 21. This annual house tour raises funds for the Evansville Philharmonic Guild with proceeds going to the Philharmonic Orchestra and the young peoples concerts. The homes included are located at 654 S. Lombard Ave., 10 Chandler Ave., 618 S.E. Riverside Drive, and 10 Park Place. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Purchase tickets from Schnucks Groceries, Wild Flower Boutique, and the Evansville Philharmonic Office. 812-4016483 or

Guns & Hoses

April 21. Ford Center, 1 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Local police officers and firefighters square off in 15 boxing matches at this charity event put on by nonprofit organization 911 Gives Hope, which raises money for disabled children. The team with the most wins takes home the traveling Guns & Hoses Championship Belt. 7 p.m. $15-$30. 1-800-745-3000 or www.

Ohio Valley Birding Festival

April 21-22 and April 25-29. Various locations. Sponsored by the Evansville Audubon Society, the Ohio Valley Birding Festival features guided spring migratory bird watching and hikes in Southwestern Indiana and Western Kentucky. Some sites include Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area, Bluegrass Fish and Wildlife Area, Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve, Eagle Slough Natural Area, John James Audubon State Park, and Lincoln State Park. Various times. Free. 812-479-0771, ext. 100 or www.ohiovalley

Symphony Tea

April 22. Evansville Country Club, 3810 Stringtown Road. The Evansville Philharmonic Crescendo Club hosts the Symphony Tea, a benefit for the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra that includes tea tasting and other culinary delights such as sandwiches and desserts. 5 p.m. $35 for adults; $25 for children 12 and under. 812-4255050 or

Brim and Rim Event

April 25. Evansville Country Club, 3810 Stringtown Road. A classy lunch and a fashion show join forces with an auction of hand-painted work by local artists. The event benefits the Friends of Mental Health, an organization dedicated to helping those afflicted with mental health problems. 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Call for pricing. 812-436-4221 or www.

Cirque du Soleil Presents Quidam

April 26-29. Ford Center, 1 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. A newly redesigned show in the Cirque du Soleil family, Quidam tells of a young girl who creates an imaginary life to escape her boring reality. The made-up world, Quidam, comes equipped with acrobats, musicians, singers, and other characters who help young Zoe free her soul. 7:30 p.m. April 26-28; 3:30 p.m. April 28; 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. April 29. $30-$100. 812-422-1515 or

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April 21. RiverPark Center, 101 Daviess St., Owensboro, Ky. For the finale of the 2011-2012 season, the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra performs selections from three masters: Emmanuel Chabrier, Francis Poulenc, and Gloria Hector Berlioz. 7:30 p.m. $10.50-$40. 270687-2787 or

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The Guide St. Mary’s Auxiliary Style Show

April 26. St. Mary’s Manor Auditorium, 3700 Washington Ave. Benefiting the Auxiliary Scholarship program, the St. Mary’s Foundation hosts a style show, “Under the Boardwalk,” featuring women’s fashions by Christopher & Banks and men’s fashions by Stein Mart. 10:30 a.m. silent auction; lunch at noon. $30. 812-485-4936 or

Take Back the Night

April 26. Evansville Riverfront, beginning at the Casino Aztar Pavilion, 421 N.W. Riverside Drive. In honor of survivors of rape, incest, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and sexual violence, the 16th annual event Take Back the Night will begin at the Casino Aztar Pavilion. Participants will be screaming out loud to inspire people in our community to break the silence and stand up against violent crimes. 5:30 p.m. Free. 812422-9372 or

The Philadelphia Story

April 27-May 5. Theatre Workshop of Owensboro, 418 Frederica St., Owensboro, Ky. A wedding always is complicated, but for Tracy Lord, it is a complete mess. Before her second marriage, her first husband and a handsome, cynical reporter appear to unsteady her planned perfect day. 7:30 p.m.; 2 p.m. April 29. $10-$15. 270-683-5333 or

Night of Adventure: Going Green

April 27. Evansville Country Club, 3810 Stringtown Road. At this fun and interactive fundraising event for the Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana, learn about all of the ways the Girl

Scout’s serve the community, while also enjoying a silent auction and a delicious meal. 6-9 p.m. $45. 812-421-4970 or

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

April 27-May 6. Pangea Theatre, 1320 Carter Road, Owensboro, Ky. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a classic, revived and revived again. This time, Back Alley Musicals tells the story of the Roman slave’s attempts to win his freedom. 6 p.m. April 27; 7:30 p.m. April 28 and May 4-5; 2 p.m. April 29 and May 6. $41 on opening night (includes dinner); $18 regular price. 270-925-4963 or

OVAL Kitchen Tour

April 28. Event takes place at five kitchens; see back of tickets for map. Tour five Henderson, Ky., kitchens while watching a chef in each prepare a food sampling for participants. Stephen Lee, an author and expert on herbs, is the featured chef. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $25. 270-8601930 or

Spring Commencement

April 27-28. PAC 200, University of Southern Indiana, 8600 University Blvd. Every year, the number of alumni of the University of Southern Indiana grows by leaps and bounds. The public university with more than 70 majors has a full house for this annual rite of passage. 6:30 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Free. 812-4641930 or

Third Annual Spring Art Festival

April 28. Haynie’s Corner (the corner of S.E.

Second Street and Adams Avenue). In the heart of the Haynie’s Corner Arts District, Funk in the City features more then 100 artists and artisans from Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois. The event supports not only those dedicated to the arts but also the Boys & Girls Club of Evansville. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $5; kids free. 812-575-9138 or www.

March of Dimes Walk

April 28. Sunrise Park, Riverside Drive and Waterworks Road. After the loss of their first child during the 33rd week of pregnancy, Jackie and Nate Monroe were devastated. It took a lot of courage to try again, and when their second pregnancy hit that 33rd week, the couple had every right to be concerned. Their twins were coming prematurely. Thanks to research conducted by the March of Dimes, Jude and Ava arrived home after four weeks in the NICU. Now with healthy babies, the Monroes, along with countless parents who share similar stories, welcome you to the March of Dimes 3-mile walk to raise funds to save more babies’ lives. 9 a.m. registration. Donations. 812-473-3300 or

The Titan

April 28. Victory Theatre, 600 Main St. The finale of the classics series has arrived, and the performance boasts a surge of optimistic and triumphant music. Members of the Philharmonic Chorus perform Leonard Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms.” 7 p.m. $15 and up. 812425-5050 or

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Everyone’s a Winner

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In 2009,

the fundraising committee and board members of St. Vincent Center for Children and Families proposed a fundraiser that would pair local community Julie Stucki and leaders with Brandon Sears trained dancers in a show much like TV favorite “Dancing With The Stars.” The show’s success inspired the St. Vincent development team to unveil Dancing With Our Stars, Evansville-Style. Now the annual event, sponsored this year by Accuride Corporation and South Central Media, has outgrown St. Mary’s Manor and will relocate on May 5 to The Centre’s ballroom. With a new venue comes new rules: winning is less about votes and more about what the dancers bring to the stage. This year’s judges — Jack Schriber, Deena Laska-Lewis, and Sr. Brenda Fritz, executive director — will rate each performance from 1-5, and the audience will choose a crowd favorite. The 10 celebrities from local businesses have been training since last November; they’re given about three minutes on stage. Event cochair Patti Wittgen says this year they’re giving contestants a “fighting chance” to win the title. “A couple may lack votes,” she says, “but they may win with the audience and judges.” Revenue from tickets, votes, and sponsorships directly support the day-today operations of St. Vincent. The event has grown well beyond the $25,000 raised in 2009 to this year’s goal of $100,000, allowing St. Vincent to provide one full year of nationally accredited early childhood education for 48 of Evansville’s poorest children. “While we do honor dancing ‘winners’ that evening,” Fritz says, “the real winners are the children and families we serve each day.” — Natalie Greer

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The Guide Spring Fun Fair and Victims’ Rights Week

April 29. Holly’s House, 750 North Park Drive. This annual event — a day filled with games, bouncy houses, prizes, and more — kicks off Victims’ Rights Week, a joint effort with the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office. The mayor’s proclamation will be read, and victims will share their stories. 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Free. 812-437-7233 or

Eric Church: The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour April 29. Ford Center, 1 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. After three albums, a Top New Vocalist of the Year award in 2011 by the Academy of Country Music, and a No. 1 spot on the country singles chart with his song “Drink in My Hand,” Eric Church brings his talent to Evansville for his Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour. 7:30 p.m. $34.75$42.50. 1-800-745-3000 or www.theford

Young Frankenstein

April 29. The Centre, 715 Locust St. Mel Brooks made classic, hysterical movies, and when those films transform on stage, all hilarity breaks loose. Young Frankenstein is no exception. 7 p.m. $50. 812-435-5770 or

Brown Bag Lunchtime Performance Series

Through April. The Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery, 318 Main St. Every Wednesday from October to April, bring your lunch to the Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery and enjoy performances and activities: instrumental and vocal music, jazz, opera, dance, and more. 12-1 p.m. Free. 812-422-2111 or www.artswin.

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Let your pet star in the new issue of Happy Tails! Vanderburgh Humane Society is again producing

this popular book, first published for its 50th anniversary in 2007! Feature your family and pets in a portrait by local photographers, presented in a glossy high quality coffee table book. For information on how you and your pets can appear in Happy Tails, and for pricing, contact the Vanderburgh Humane Society. Corporate and organizational sponsorship opportunities also are available.

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Final Detail

Dime Store Cakes and a bus station Diner

Photos provided by donahue studios

A long tradition of Evansville’s good food

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the founding of Evansville, we’re devoting the back page of Evansville Living – the Final Detail – to historic photographs. Generations of Evansville children grew up celebrating birthdays with fluffy cakes from Woolworth’s bakery department, shown above in this 1957 photo from Donahue. A 1990 fire claimed the Woolworth’s building. Alton Brown would have been impressed if he’d seen this diner image (right) in April 2006, when he visited Evansville’s historic Greyhound station for an episode of Food Network’s “Feasting on Asphalt.” He rode into town in search of regional specialties (brain sandwiches at Hilltop Inn) and vending machine food (at the Greyhound). The Greyhound station diner is shown in this 1960 photo from Donahue Studio archives. The last bus rolled out of the station in 2006. Today, Greyhound offers service from the METS terminal, and the Art Moderne terminal awaits restoration by Indiana Landmarks. 160 MAR | APR 2012 Evansville Living

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