Every city has its hidden spots — artifacts, historic landmarks, little-known events, and secret food items that make up the fabric of a town. Evansville is teeming with special spots, items of history, and quirky bits, and we’ve strayed from the beaten path to bring you some of our favorites. Whether you’ve lived in Evansville your entire life or just for a few months, trust us when we say there still are some secrets to discover.
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Ask an Evansville resident what foods make them think of home and one dish prevails — the tenderloin. A quick Wikipedia search of “pork tenderloin sandwich” specifically calls out Hoosiers’ love of the dish — “popular in the Midwest region of the United States, especially in the state of Indiana.” In Evansville, customers would be hard pressed to find a local tavern, diner, or family-style restaurant that doesn’t have tenderloin on the menu.
Emily Nejad (Chicago) A graduate of Signature School, Nejad has made a name for herself with her colorful confections at her bakery, Bon Vivant Cakes.
River City residents dug into their heritage and brushed up their foreign language skills last summer as they welcomed a delegation from Evansville’s sister city Osnabrück, Germany. The group of 18 people included the city’s Lord Mayor Wolfgang Griesert and the region’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce CEO Marco Graf. Evansville, one of Osnabrück’s 11 sister cities, has had a relationship with the German city for 26 years and mainly is tied by educational exchanges, says Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke.
East Side — The Promenade of Evansville continues to grow on Evansville’s East Side with its most recent addition of the grocery chain Fresh Thyme Farmers Market in January. The development also will welcome retailer Costco within the year.
Evansville is home to many high schools — both public and private — that educate, coach, and guide thousands of students. To help celebrate the success of Evansville’s high schools in 2017, we’ve gathered the highlights to showcase the accomplishments of our students; here’s to even more success in 2018! REITZ MEMORIAL
Joshua Claybourn Evansville is far more unique and has far more character than many natives realize or admit to themselves,” says Claybourn.
A photo of a young boy with a shovel of dirt is displayed in the lobby at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana (TMMI) plant in Princeton, Indiana. It depicts the 1996 groundbreaking of the automotive assembly plant, where local elementary school children were invited to help welcome the new facility. While it may seem like just another picture in the 20-year history of TMMI, president Millie Marshall says it is a perfect illustration of one of the ways Toyota has impacted the region.