January / February 2018

Evansville Living

Pasta the Eggplant!

Carlos Jawabrah is passionate about cooking — a love that benefits him greatly at his restaurant Little Italy, located at 4430 N. First Ave. “I love food so much,” he says with a smile. “I’m always cooking, always creating. I

Best of the City 2018

Take a bite out of Evansville! From juicy burgers and delectable pies to local artisans and shops, we present this year’s Best of the City, selected by the readers and editors of Evansville Living. Eye-Mart  Reader's Pick Place to Buy Eyewear

Nissan’s Obakemono

Simply put, the Nissan GT-R sports car is a beast. It may not turn as many heads as a Chevy Corvette or Dodge Challenger with its looks, says Kale Viehe, owner of InterPro Barbers in Downtown Evansville, but the performance

Charm and History

Around here talk of Columbus most often refers to Columbus, Indiana, known for its modern architecture, the 2017 movie “Columbus,” and as the headquarters of Cummins, Inc. But the 14th largest city in the nation, Columbus, Ohio (Indianapolis is the

Somber Speech

On the night of April 4, 1968, Robert F. Kennedy arrived in Indianapolis for a scheduled presidential primary campaign rally. But as he reached the largely black crowd gathered at 17th and Broadway, he disregarded his speechwriter’s notes. Dr. Martin

Red, Repurposed

Three motorized dollies straddled the centerline of Newburgh’s Water Street one cloudy December morning. On top of the dolly rig was a series of metal beams, and on top of them was the Little Red Brick House. People poured out

Precious Petals

If you’re looking to do a little treasure hunting in Evansville, one of the top spots is Goldman’s Pawn Shop, 107 S.E. Fourth St. The selections at the 120-year-old store range from fine jewelry, musical instruments, collector’s pieces, and more.

A Bird of a Different Feather

It all started with soap, says Cary Gray. While visiting Nashville, Tennessee, she and her husband Michael — who own Rare Bird Uncommon Gifts and Gray Photography — were browsing an arts market when they came across a woman selling

Be Their Guest

There is no denying traveling has its pros — exploring unknown places, tasting exotic foods, learning a foreign culture and language. For a lot of adventurers, though, traveling also comes with its cons — being away from the comforts of

Superbowl Soup

Editor's note: Chef Eli Haddix passed away in May 2021. Eli contributed several recipes to Evansville Living over the years, and we continue to share his work as a tribute to this beloved friend of the magazine. If you’re anything

A Fetching Brew

It’s a partnership that likely will set some tails wagging in excitement. In December, Carson’s Brewery and It Takes a Village No-Kill Rescue launched a specialty brew to help raise funds for the shelter and support local businesses and restaurants.

Old Meets New

While most people looked at the former home of the Farmer’s Daughter at Third and Main streets and only saw a dilapidated, old building, Joshua and Kali Tudela saw a thrilling opportunity. “When my wife and I saw this building,

Committing to Memory

Robert Hartman fought in the German Rhine Valley during World War II, published a children’s book, and invented the crushed ice dispenser during his long career at Whirlpool, but one of his proudest accomplishments during his 92 years is a

Center of Attention

Top of the World

Olivia Taylor took her first dance class when she was 2 years old. The 12 year old has been dancing ever since. “I started out taking one hour of dance per week, and then just kept adding more and more,”

Editor's Letter

Better and Best

Welcome to the New Year! Whether you view 2017 as a stellar year, or if from your vantage point it is a year best seen in the rear view mirror, most of us hope for a better next year. At

Chew On This

Chew on This

Hacienda, 600 E. Boonville New Harmony Road, opened its fourth Evansville location, joining the other Mexican restaurants on South Green River, First Avenue, and Pearl Drive. The Rooftop, 112 N.W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., has opened with full bar

Check It Out

Challenging Minds and Changing Hearts

Christian Picciolini, an award-winning television producer, public speaker, author, peace advocate, and a reformed violent extremist will give a free talk about his life and transformation from a white nationalist and skinhead. His appearance is presented by One God One

The Arc’s Super Show

Tri-State’s best performers will gather together at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Old National Events Plaza to wow an audience with comedy, music, and dance. Hosted again by 14News Chief Meteorologist Jeff Lyons, alongside Marc Scott, The ARC of

Sugar Rush

Looking for a sugary maple syrup fix? The Maple Sugarbush Festival and Pancake Breakfast at Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve provides a remedy. During this annual event March 3 and 4, now in its 40th year, guests are invited to dine

Encyclopedia Evansvillia

VanderBurgh Turns 200

January 7, 2018, marked the 200th anniversary of the formation of Vanderburgh County. The creation of the county was the result of Warrick County being too large to be governed effectively and the need for area politicians to maintain their


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


Carved in Stone

Art always has been Sara Rappee’s passion, whether molding a lump of clay or working with metal. But jewelry making wasn’t exactly in her career plans. “I decided art was my passion and what I was good at, so even

Crystal Clear

Throughout the existence of the University of Southern Indiana, many friends and donors to the school have left their mark on the campus. None of them, however, shine quite like Trudy Mitchell’s. Her sparkling collection of crystal pieces was a

Online Exclusives

The Key of E

We spied with our little eyes lots of e’s around Evansville. And we hope you did, too. For this year’s cover of Social Datebook, we gathered snapshots of the letter e from distinctive places around the city to create an

Link Up

To show how stories in the January/February 2018 issue of Evansville Living fit into the broader world, this edition of Link Up brings the Internet to you. From venues and menus to rings and things, the 2018 Wedding Book offers inspiration

That Bread Dough

For our January/February issue, chef Eli Haddix cooked up a delicious tomato soup in an instant pot to help chase away the winter chill. But no tomato soup is worth its bowl without a warm grilled cheese sandwich to go