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Now Open:

Chava’s Mexican Grill (4202 N. First Ave.) is now open on Evansville’s North Side.


Tom + Chee, a new restaurant coming to Evansville, is being constructed on N. Green River Road. The shop specializes in grilled cheese and tomato soup. The Jungle Restaurant (415 Main St.) has been purchased by Penny Nejad, owner of Café Arazu (17 W. Jennings St., Newburgh, IN). Plans are to change the menu at The Jungle to reflect the Middle Eastern cuisine offered at Café Arazu. Eclipse Bistro, Tapas & More! (113 S.E. Fourth St.) had a grand opening for its new patio and introduced new lunch items to their menu on April 15. New choices include panini, salads, and more. Bliss Artisan Ice Cream (610 Church St., New Harmony, IN) has now partnered with Woody’s Pizzeria (518 S. Main St., New Harmony, IN) to add pizzas to their menu. The Pub (1348 E. Division St.) has been sold. The new owners are committed to providing the same great atmosphere, food, and drinks. The sale also brings changes for Carne Asada, which will relocate to the remodeled east side of The Pub location. Sandy’s Pizza has announced a new store at 111 E. Broadway in Princeton, Indiana. The business will offer carry out and delivery only. The Lunchbox food truck is currently serving Evansville from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays at various locations. Another local food truck, NOM, serves Gastropub cuisine around Evansville. The Duffy Shuffle food truck also is now out and about in Evansville. You can find all three trucks on Facebook for daily locations. The Evansville’s Main Course Restaurant Challenge committee has decided funds from the contest will now go to open a new eatery in the old Greyhound Terminal (Downtown Evansville). The decision came after the winner decided not to proceed with his Mexican restaurant.

Dearly Departed:

White Squirrel Donuts (311 Main St., Rockport, IN) closed its doors. The Smiling Moose Deli (724 N. Burkhardt Road) is now closed. La Cabana (821 S. Green River Road) has closed.

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