Cleo’s Bakery & Brown Bag Lunches
9 W. Jennings St., Newburgh, Ind. • 812-853-0500 • cleosbakerynewburgh.com
A tribute to their late mother, Cleo, sibling trio Susie Paradis, Jerry Brochin, and Jeannie Kellams named their new Newburgh, Ind., shop Cleo’s Bakery & Brown Bag Lunches. The gesture goes deeper than blood, as Cleo’s beloved baked recipes — including her Christmas rum cake, black and white brownies, and pies — have already attracted quite the following of regulars. In addition to desserts, the restaurant also offers lunch items including fresh deli sandwiches, homemade soup, and a delicious roasted pork loin on marbled rye bread.
1211 Tutor Lane • 812-402-6205 • www.pitapitusa.com
Inside the East Side’s former Briar & Bean Coffee Shop building, Pita Pit offers refreshingly healthy dishes from vegan- and vegetarian-friendly meals to, you guessed it, pita sandwiches. Originating all the way from Canada, this Tutor Lane restaurant is the fourth of its kind in Indiana, and it quickly is becoming a lunchtime hot spot throughout Evansville.
House of Como
2700 S. Kentucky Ave. • 812-422-0572 • Find them on Facebook
After a fire forced the beloved Evansville staple to close in May 2011, House of Como reopened in November, complete with favorite menu items such as the Arabian salad and famous steak dinners. Along with many former House of Como regulars, Tucker Publishing Group made the journey to Kentucky Avenue to express our cheerful fervor of the opening of this longtime city restaurant — known for its year-round Christmas décor and Greek and Mediterranean dishes. Our report: it was worth the more than year-and-a-half wait.