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March / April 2014

Evansville Living

Have Your Beer and Eat it, Too

Charisa Perkins started serving at Tin Man Brewing Co. a year ago, but when the owners discovered she had a culinary degree, they “pulled me into the kitchen.” A 2009 graduate of Sullivan University in Louisville, Ky., with a culinary

For the Love of Wine

Does it surprise you that we live in the second-largest wine appellation in the U.S.? Or that the country’s first successful winemaking business was in the Indiana Territory? Wineries, each with a distinctive style, dot our rural landscape. Tasting rooms,

Time Capsule

When Kristen and Paul Gubbins toured their future home for the first time, the real estate agent apologized profusely. As they walked through the rooms with newspapers in the windows, no electricity or running water in parts of the home,

Tee It Up

What’s more comfortable than a T-shirt? Not much. And when you add in a little Midwestern style, it becomes the perfect weekend attire. These companies help keep you stylish with a look all their own. United State of Indiana The

Power Play

Whether it’s looking for a lost tooth on the ice or aiding a player with a bloody nose, Brian Patafie says it’s all part of the job. After all, Patafie is an athletic therapist/coordinator of injury management for the Evansville

New Harmony turns 200

On May 10, 1814, George Rapp wrote to the Harmonists living in Harmony, Penn., telling them he’d found a suitable place in the Indiana Territory to establish a new town. On that spot along the Wabash River, Rapp set about

Thyme to Savor

Thyme in the Kitchen chef April Boeke admits her hatred for measuring cups in front of 13 women at the start of class. When Boeke began her culinary career, she recalls she was a “dump cooker” — someone who throws

Seeing Stars

Mitch Luman is director of science experiences at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science. He has worked at the museum for nearly 30 years. On Feb. 7, the museum opened the Koch Immersive Theater, a $14.1 million replacement

A House for a POTUS

Home to the first bank in Indiana, the first college, the state’s first Catholic church, the first — well, everything, it seems. Indiana’s first city, Vincennes, has character and charm nurtured by residents who believe in the city’s past and

Love at First Bite

Azzip Pizza 5225 Pearl Dr., 812-401-3572, azzippizza.me Little Zip: I chose a pizza base of fresh tossed 8” dough topped with Italian red pizza sauce, garlic butter, grilled chicken pieces, and melted provolone cheese. I then topped it with my

Perfectly Fresh

For the last decade, Bob Swallows, founder and owner of all four locations of Bob’s Gym in the Evansville and Newburgh, Ind., area, has wanted to change the way people eat by cooking and offering healthy meals. About a month

Dessert for Dinner

Signs of Girl Scout cookie addiction: You have a mini refrigerator at work to store your arsenal of Thin Mints or you smuggle a sleeve of Peanut Butter Sandwiches in your purse to work and guard them like a pit

All Framed Up

Tom Bippus and Jill Isaac, siblings and third-generation owners of Bippus Frame Shop in Evansville, have yet to be given a framing challenge they couldn’t solve. “Haven’t found it yet,” says Jill, standing in the stucco, terracotta-colored shop on the

Dye Hard

This year finds Ukraine in a state of political and civil unrest, though my recent experience with the country comes in an art form representing hope and life. I don’t remember the first time I saw a Ukrainian Easter egg,

Cookie Craze

From chocolate chip to macarons, take your pick of favorite cookie using this roundup of the delicious treats and sweets available around Evansville. Hump Cookies Just Rennie’s Cookie Company - 812-401-8091, justrennies.com Why We Crave It: The deliciousness of raw

Lights, Camera, Kitchen

Life happens in the kitchen. That’s what independent producer Jane Owen is discovering through working with WNIN on a program called “Evansville’s Great Kitchens,” which features kitchens from around the Tri-State, including Evansville, Jasper, Ind., and Henderson and Owensboro, Ky.

Center of Attention

Rising from the Fall

When Evansville native Terri “Detroit” Hughes was approached about being a part of the major motion picture “The Soloist,” she was told there was no acting involved. She just needed to be herself — living on Los Angeles’ Skid Row,

Editor's Letter

Creativity Counts

As I edited this issue, I saw a theme of exploration taking shape. That’s what we aim to do with each issue of Evansville Living and its sister publication, the annual City View — encourage readers to explore their city.

Chew On This

Chew On This

Azzip Pizza (5225 Pearl Drive), 812-421-3572 has opened on Evansville’s West Side. The pizza joint offers all personal-sized pizzas (8-inch or 11-inch) made with one meat and all the vegetable toppings included. Thin and crispy pizza is baked in two

Check It Out

Pop Onto Main Street

 Celebrate what Downtown Evansville has to offer with the Pop Up Evansville event along Main Street on Saturday, March 29 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event, Pop Up Main Street, coincides with the Division II Elite Eight NCAA

Sing Your Heart Out

Inspired by the popular TV show “American Idol,” the fourth annual Marian Educational Outreach Tri-State IDOL Gala will take place on Friday, April 25 at the Clarion Inn Conference Center on U.S. Highway 41-N. in Evansville. “The first year we

Notable Homes

Visitors to the 16th Evansville Philharmonic Guild Homes of Note Tour will have the unique opportunity to view one of the newly renovated Lockmaster Cottages overlooking Old Lock and Dam Park and the Ohio River in Newburgh, Ind. The cottage,

Encyclopedia Evansvillia

Then and Now

Fourth Street in Downtown Evansville has been an important corridor since the earliest days of the city’s history. For many years, farmers brought their produce to a very crowded stretch of Fourth between Walnut and Main streets. The outdoor farmers

Digging In

Fear the Frost

After the long and cold winter we have had this year, many of us are anxious to get out of the house and back to playing in our gardens. Especially with the unpredictable winter we’ve had, it is important to


Two Fore the Road

This is the first winter in memory that I haven’t been on a golf course at least once a week. In fact, I’ve not wandered onto a course all season. However, I’ve seen guys on Prides Creek Golf Course in

Happy Campers

All kinds of images come to mind with the word “camp.” For some, it evokes thoughts of marshmallows, campfire songs, or roughing it. But at YMCA Camp Carson, which celebrates its 75th summer June 7, “camp” carries much more significance.

Something for Every Season

Shhh…! As a long-time Colorado resident, I hesitated a bit writing this. An avid skier, I’d never before skied anywhere but my own state. But, as a travel writer, I must divulge the truth. On a recent trip to Park


Need for Speed

University of Evansville freshman Roberto Lorena admits that before he first set foot on a racetrack, he couldn’t see the intrigue of auto racing. “I thought, what’s the point of watching cars go around and around for two hours?” he

The Art of Healing

When St. Mary’s planned its new Epworth Crossing outpatient center, it was designed to heal mind, body, and spirit. Since research has shown that environmental factors like light, color, and artwork can have a significant impact on stress levels, great


Music on His Mind

Two summers ago, a nervous Art Woodward sat across from Nashville songwriting bigwigs Kerry Kurt Phillips and Jason Matthews at the Sandy Lee Watkins Songwriters Festival in Henderson, Ky., Woodward picked up his guitar and performed an original tune about

Artful Living

The Colors of Spring

For gardeners, spring is time to get back outside and plant colorful flowers. But for artist Joanne Scott Massey, the flowers are of a different sort. Massey is an Evansville artist known for the delicate details in her lush floral


Down the Stretch

The story of my Kentucky Derby glass collection isn’t about the great lengths I’ve gone to find each year from 1961 to 2013. It’s about my friends, family, and even old boyfriends who have given me a mint julep cup

Online Exclusives

Wine Defined

From A to Z, the most important wine terms to know. Acidic: The sour or tart taste of a wine due to very high acid levels. Aeration: Allowing air to permeate a wine to improve its quality. Aftertaste: Flavors that