January / February 2017

Evansville Living

Love is in the Fare

You’re working long hours, no time to plan. You come home and the last thing on your mind is being romantic. You just want to de-stress. But wait — it’s Valentine’s Day! On a Tuesday? Fret not, my friends. In

Fight to the Finish

Cancer may have taken Nancy Koehler’s mobility and some of her hair, but she won’t let it steal her sense of humor. As executive director of the Deaconess Foundation, Koehler has been a driving force behind garnering donations for the

Big League

It was shortly after 6 p.m. on an August night in 2015 when Evansville native Jerad Eickhoff made his way onto a pitching mound in Miami, Florida. It was the first time he would pitch for the Philadelphia Phillies. “When I

Keep It Cool

My heart was racing. My knees were weak. I had a difficult time catching my breath. But three minutes later, I exited the chamber at Evansville Cryo feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and invigorated. Shanen Franklin, who owns Evansville Cryo at 3000

Relaxation and Recreation

In September, I accepted an invitation to visit Belterra Casino Resort & Spa in Florence, Indiana. With work underway on Tropicana Evansville’s $50-million investment to move the casino ashore, I was curious about what Indiana’s nine other casinos were doing.

Timeless Travel

What do you take for granted? When you are younger, the world is limitless. No place seems too far away to visit, if not now, at least in the future. But time takes its toll, making travel and daily life

Lager Legacy

Evansville left its mark on the brewing world long before Carson’s Brewery or Tin Man Brewing Co. made it big. The F.W. Cook Brewing Co. — famous for its Pilsner beer with a distinct taste and sparkling and foaming qualities

Best of the City 2017

Selected by the readers and editors of Evansville Living, these local businesses, restaurants, people, and events are the best of all our city has to offer. Donut Bank Bakery & Coffee  Readers’ Pick Best Bakery, Best Place for a Cup

Decorating Awareness

In business, if you have a good name, you stick with it. When times change, you evolve. Julie Keown, Pam Cardin, and Laura Smith have done just that with Gehlhausen Floral, 735 S. Green River Road. Founded in 1925 by

Pour Power

Clint Vaught situates a glass mug and a ceramic funnel onto a shiny white scale. He fits a filter into the mouth of the funnel and rinses it with hot water. Then comes the freshly ground coffee. Then more water

Method From Madness

“Chaos was the name of the game,“ says Amy Payne, who moved 11 times in 12 years and had three babies in the span of three-and-a-half years. “For my own sanity, I had to learn how to organize. I found

Bourbon, Neat

Walton’s International Comfort Food is not the only trendsetter occupying the former Packard dealership building on Parrett Street. In November, chef Tim Mills opened Fidel’s Bourbon Bar and Cigar Lounge in the upstairs floor of the restaurant. “Fidel’s, as of

Collision of Cultures

Before stepping inside Walton’s International Comfort Food, 956 Parrett St., patrons get a sense of just how different the restaurant is by simply looking at the building. A large movie-theater marquee advertises specials and events, while the front bumpers and

Hot and Heavy

If you want a dish that will warm you up on a cold winter day, then a trip to Spice Café for Creole jambalaya is a must. Created upon a base of what is referred to as the “holy trinity”

Editor's Letter

Snow Day!

What are the two best winter words? Without a doubt, for me, they are “spring’s coming.” But for school-aged children, the best two winter words are “snow day!” With a forecast of two to three inches of snow the day

Chew On This

Chew on This

Arazu on Main, 415 Main St., is now open for lunch and dinner Monday through Thursday, and dinner Friday and Saturday. Offerings include dishes with Mediterranean flair, including appetizers, flatbreads, salads, sandwiches and pita platters, kebobs, and dinner entrées featuring

Check It Out

Sweet Soirée

Go ahead and eat dessert first. And second. And last. At the 20th Annual Lampion Center’s A Chocolate Affair from 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 4 at St. Mary’s Manor, 3700 Washington Ave., guests are treated to the finest chocolates

Paws for a Cause

Take pause for this cause, as Another Chance for Animals hosts its third annual Paws for a Cause Big Show Extravaganza from 6 to 9 p.m. March 11 at Tropicana Evansville, 421 N.W. Riverside Drive. This year, the event is

Encyclopedia Evansvillia

First In Flight

Long lines, cramped seating, and screaming babies are common complaints for modern-day airline passengers. Things were quite different in the fall of 1928 when Interstate Airlines began flights in Evansville. Earlier that year, Evansville was located on the airmail route


The Living Record

With each passing year, we mourn and celebrate the lives lost of members of the community who made a difference in their places of work, to civic organizations, and to their families and others. We pored through death records and


Dance of Defiance

When Shen Yun dancers take the stage, their acrobatics defy more than just gravity. They also defy a Communist government that bans Shen Yun’s very performance. Shen Yun returns Feb. 25 and 26 to Aiken Theater in the Old National


Set Adrift

If there is one sure thing in Southern Indiana, it is that when the high winter waters of the Ohio River recede in the spring, views of the waterway include stacks of driftwood along the shores. Most people find little

Online Exclusives

First Stop Evansville

Miranda Lambert doesn’t need wind machines, outfit changes, or laser light technology to keep her crowd entertained. The strength of her songs and stage presence is enough. I couldn’t agree more when she sings “We Should Be Friends” — it’s

Link Up

To show how stories in the January/February 2017 issue of Evansville Living fit into the broader world, this edition of Link Up brings the Internet to you. In the first issue of 2017, Evansville Living talked to Jerad Eickhoff about