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July / August 2020

Evansville Living

Dine Out!

Editor's Note: Since this article was published in July 2020, Roca Bar North and Read St. BBQ have closed. Emge's Deli, Pizza, and Ice Cream has moved to 3848 N. First Ave. Acropolis Restaurant and Catering has closed at 501

Mominee Made

Connections, community, and placemaking all speak to Nathan and Noelle Mominees’ values as owners of Mominee Design Build. When the opportunity arose to help develop the Haynie’s Corner Arts District, it was a perfect fit. “Getting to revive a neighborhood

City Stalwart

The Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Coliseum has stood at the end of Third Street across from the Old Vanderburgh County Courthouse since 1917. The Coliseum was built as a tribute to the men of Vanderburgh County who served in the

A Sundae Treat

A celebration isn’t needed to dive into the ice cream scooped up at Lic’s Deli & Ice Cream. But in case you have something to celebrate, the local shop has the perfect treat. The Celebration Sundae was introduced by the

Dinner is Served

A quick, easy meal or a fresh, homecooked dinner — Chef Doug Rennie, owner of Just Rennie’s Catering, Café, and Cookie Co. is proving you can have both with the café’s new Chef Doug’s TV Dinners. The single-serve meals packaged

Michelada Mood

For a spicy twist on your summer drink list, the Mexican beverage michelada is a perfect combination of savory and hot.  Maxwell Tucker, 22-year-old son of Evansville Living owners Kristen and Todd Tucker, considers himself a cocktail enthusiast and loves

At Home

A spot along Franklin Street — that was the goal for Tracy Watson six years ago when she opened up her home décor shop, Tracy’s (formerly Tracy’s Attic). Three years later, she finally realized her wish, moving her shop to

The Glory of One-Story

With 6,711 square feet, including four bedrooms, four baths, and a second master suite on the main level, the home at 421 Scenic Drive has space for the whole family. “My favorite aspect of the home, in addition to its

A Helping Hand

As COVID-19 continues to spread, innovators like Heather and Clint Vaught, owners of River City Coffee and Goods and Vaught Made, are taking the opportunity to get creative. During quarantine Clint created his no-touch Hook Keychain in his backyard workshop,

Thuman’s Cross

Oak Hill Cemetery draws many visitors simply for its beauty. Toward the back of the cemetery, in section 40, a grave marker stands out with its square pillar topped with a Celtic-like cross. The monument is carved with the name

Food Resilience

The COVID-19 pandemic slowed down many things, but Evansville organization Urban Seeds continued going strong. During the quarantine, the group saw an increase in local food and nutrient insecurity. The Urban Seeds team, led by executive director Robin Mallery, pivoted

The Bee’s Knees

For three years, JCs Wildlife has responded to the world’s bee population crisis by offering hand-crafted poly lumber and pine mason bee houses. “Our bee houses are certainly good for your garden and the environment,” says Jennifer Briggs, co-founder and

Modern Comforts

Japandi style is a popular home design trend that combines Japanese and Scandinavian aesthetics. It is minimal but warm, clean but calming. It essentially encapsulates the 2020 Idea Home. The Idea Home homeowners Drs. Hubert and Maricel Reyes have worked


Stay Cool

In the March/April issue of Evansville Living, we caught up with 10 area kids who were doing spectacular things, from winning state swimming competitions to the world’s largest pre-college science competition, in the feature story “Cool Kids.” Since profiling them

Encyclopedia Evansvillia

Lasting Effect

As Evansville copes with COVID-19, taking a look back more than 100 years ago, we can see the effects of the last pandemic on the city. Evansville had come out of the first wave of the 1918 epidemic relatively untouched


Lifting Black Voices

It’s time to listen. Evansville Living has and always will be a platform to celebrate the good things about our city. Now, with the current climate of Black Lives Matter protests and learning about and fighting against systemic racism, we

Shore Duty

On Oct. 31, 1942, Evansville’s shipyard rolled out its first landing ship, tank, otherwise known as the LST. These compact but maneuverable water vessels were to be a key element in the oncoming Normandy Beach operation. It’s a well-known story


Fashion Forward

Joan Fraser believes she might have been born with a pencil and paper in hand. Fraser has incorporated artistry into a variety of jobs throughout her life, but now the 66-year-old has turned her passion for art into a business.

Come Together

When the Beatles first hit the scene, Mike Mitchell thought they were the only band. The Beatles were it, he says. Today, Mitchell and the four other members of the tribute band the BackBeats still have the same passion and

Curb Appeal

Yard Art

The Happy House. It’s the unofficial name given to Nancy Kelley’s home along Bayard Park Drive, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. “My house is a little on the whimsical side,” she says. “I’m the teacher at school

Anatomy of a Dish

Supreme Sandwich

After moving to Evansville from Miami, David and Danielle Hodge noticed there was a lack of mom-and-pop sub shops in Evansville. About one year ago, Danielle combined her Italian and Cuban roots with David’s hometown love and opened Siciliano Subs

As Told To

Need for Speed

Elberfeld, Indiana, native and self-described country boy Vernie Menke had never been to New York City, but sightseeing wasn’t what brought him to the Red Ball Garage in downtown Manhattan in April 1975. He was with his teammates Tom Morton,