March / April 2012

Evansville Living

Designer Eggs

Deviled eggs — the staple of potlucks everywhere and an efficient use of dyed Easter eggs. It always seems like such a waste to peel off the pastel-colored shells, revealing the plain white beneath. Did you know you can color

Food for Any Mood

"What are you in the mood for?" We’ve all heard that before, but there’s simply no room for dining indecisiveness with so much to choose from. If spring has you feeling amorous, perhaps you’re in the mood for a daylong

Emotional Rollercoaster

When Evansville Living wrote about bipolar disorder in the September/October 2006 issue (“Bipolar Disorder,” p. 44), Edwina Kempf, whose son suffers from the condition, had granted money to the St. Mary’s Foundation for a bipolar wellness center. The facility offers

A Hopeful Cause

One look at the boisterous, 10-month-old twins and it’s hard not to be captivated by their bright blue eyes. Their chunky legs and curious nature disguise that they were born seven weeks early. Although it’s not a cakewalk for new

Concert Hall Acoustics

Add another entry to the long list of enticing reasons to visit the Hoosier capital: The Center for the Performing Arts in Indianapolis’ posh northern neighbor, Carmel. The 1,600-seat Palladium concert hall is the clear eye-catcher of the ambitious development,

Desserts with a Twist

Citrus fruits are praised for their significant benefits — reducing the risk of a stroke and providing rich doses of Vitamin C — for the body, mind, and soul. Completing the wellness trifecta, these tasty lemons, limes, tangerines, and oranges

Raising Future Foodies

I grew up a very picky eater and became anxious when invited to dinner at friends’ houses as a child. My husband, on the other hand, grew up in a very adventurous-eating family. Since we have been married, Andy’s great

Fair Share

The Fair Trade Market, once a quaint building that served as the offices of the Old North United Methodist Church next door, is now a unique market where the soft hum of ethnic music entertains customers as they browse a

Among Friends

“We consider this house to be the living room of the university,” says University of Evansville president Tom Kazee on a recent tour of the May House, the university-owned residence where he and his wife, Sharon, have lived for nearly

Get Some Gnocchi

Gnocchi (noh’-kee). Bite-size potato pasta. The essence of comfort food — potatoes and pasta — combined into a tasty pillow of deliciousness. Somewhat trendy, yet completely approachable by the do-it-yourself chef, it pairs nicely with a little bacon and the

Ring in Spring

Spring is here and chefs have plenty of fresh ingredients to choose from when planning and preparing their menus. We asked six chefs to inspire us with menu ideas just right for spring. Mike Kamiyama/ John Shimodaira, Nagasaki Inn Hanami,


Homemade soda is not only possible, it’s easy — in fact, you can add zing to your water while saving time, money, and the environment (no more plastic bottles to throw away). In fewer than 30 seconds, the lightweight aluminum

Dime Store Cakes

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the founding of Evansville, we’re devoting the back page of Evansville Living – the Final Detail – to historic photographs. Generations of Evansville children grew up celebrating birthdays with fluffy cakes from Woolworth’s bakery

Editor's Letter

The Right Ingredients

Much of my time at home is spent in the kitchen. I’m fortunate to have a large kitchen in my old home, thanks to renovations by the families who lived here before us, and improvements we have made, as well.

Chew On This

Chew On This

Spankey’s Una Pizza (714 N. Sonntag Ave.) has opened on Evansville’s West Side. The pizza joint offers a variety of specialty pizzas including The Greek, with spinach, feta, garlic, tomatoes, black olives, and artichoke hearts, and The Happy Couple, which

Check It Out

Homes of Note Tour

The Evansville Philharmonic Guild, now in its 58th year, has spent the past six decades supporting the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, including a number of specific EPO projects, such as Helen McKinney’s Young People’s Concerts and the Lollipop Concerts. For the

Go Green

For six years, the Wesselman Nature Preserve Society has dedicated a day to the recognition and celebration of the River City’s natural environments — Evansville Earth Day. The free, outdoor event, held April 21, will move from the Howell Wetlands

No Ordinary Circus Act

In 1980s Quebec, the French-speaking region of Canada, a pair of street performers decided to take their skills from the pavement to the stage, creating entertainment company Cirque du Soleil. With a mix of circus-esque and street acts, this international

A Girlfriends’ Getaway

Deaconess Women’s Hospital will host their third Women’s Weekend Away at the New Harmony Inn and Conference Center the first weekend in May. This entertaining event gets Tri-State women out of the daily grind and into a relaxing environment, focusing

Everyone’s a Winner

In 2009, the fundraising committee and board members of St. Vincent Center for Children and Families proposed a fundraiser that would pair local community leaders with trained dancers in a show much like TV favorite “Dancing With The Stars.” The

Encyclopedia Evansvillia

A Sweet Tradition

What do Lucy Himstedt, Katie Couric, Jean Brubeck, Hillary Clinton, and the late Isabella Fine all have in common? They are all great women, and they all were Girl Scouts. The organization celebrates 100 years in March, and here in

Evansville Centric

Picture Perfect

Below the “Aiken Theatre” sign in the lobby of The Centre’s auditorium now resides an energetic portrait of a smiling Larry Aiken, the colorful entertainment promoter, civic and political leader, and the late namesake of the auditorium. Created by graphic

Comfort Zone

Strength in Numbers

I did not ask Christy Rolley if she likes the Beatles. We talked about her sledding accident, the long coming renovations to the Newburgh, Ind., home of her family of six, and the schedules of her active grade-school-aged children. We

Digging In

A Good Impression

We’ve all heard “image is everything.” I was raised to believe this statement isn’t completely true, but as a designer, I know image is a big part of the way others perceive us – especially when it comes to our home

Art Talk

Speed of Life

At the Owensboro National Guard Armory on Feb. 18, Aaron Kizer stood on stage, bent down to dip his brushes in paint, then straightened up, drew his brushes a few times lightly across his pants, and deftly began to weave


Three-Point Play

Luke Zeller wasn’t much different than any typical oldest brother. He liked to rag on younger siblings Tyler and Cody every chance he got. If he could show them up on the basketball court outside the family home in Washington,

Adventures In Travel Gastronomy

Culinary vacations are all the rage; they’ve become true gastronomic adventures for hands-on learning or pure entertainment. Here, we present three trips focused nearly entirely on dining: Franklin County, Fla., where you’ll dine from the nursery bed of the Gulf


The Funny Guy Returns

The actor who appeared wearing a Castle Knights T-shirt in the January/February 2007 issue of this magazine has returned to his old stomping grounds to make his first feature film. Michael Rosenbaum, best known for his role as Lex Luthor

Artful Living

The Key to Happiness

Michael Key’s in-home gallery displays a unique mix of Picasso abstract meets Matisse Fauvism depicting pets, human portraits, and landscapes in nearly every color palette. The self-proclaimed colorist isn’t interested in moody, dark artwork; his style is positive and smile


A Cut Above

While many businesses, managers, and even bakers may take the cookie cutter approach to business — doing things the same way over and over again — Cathy Webb approaches each cookie she bakes individually. Admittedly, her passion for baking and

Case Closed

His Cheating Heart

Evansvillians old enough to remember Oct. 18, 1977, will recall the day our sheltered city experienced its brush with the Mob. A car bomb exploded outside of Olympia Health Spa (on Bellemeade Avenue just east of Green River Road) shortly

Online Exclusives

Comes the Director

Since graduating from the University of Evansville and moving to New York City in 2003, freelance director and co-owner of Slant Theatre Project Wes Grantom has remained close with John David Lutz, director of theatre at UE. Lutz, who taught

Link Up

To show how stories in our March/April 2012 issue fit into the broader context of world events, this edition of Link Up brings the Internet to you. No Google search required. Let the Hunt Begin Before offering a creative recipe