March / April 2021

Evansville Living

The Show Will Go On

One year ago, the world came to a halt. We stayed home. Restaurants closed their dining rooms. Our plans for concerts, travel, parties, and anything resembling a gathering were suddenly all canceled. Like many areas that connect with community and

Rooted in Community

The age-old question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” has never been hard to answer for Henderson, Kentucky, native Casey Todd. Since he bought Nick’s Shaved Ice from his older brother at 14 years old it

Planting a Future

Tucked on the edge of First Avenue, a local shop is transporting shoppers and gardeners to a green, jungle-like escape. Stuffed to the brim with house plants and accessories, Kiwi’s Garden Center is every plant lover’s dream. Opened at 100

For the Birds

If you frequent the Dexter neighborhood on the East Side, chances are you’ve seen Evansville native Susan Tromley peeking into yards and strolling through alleyways. But she isn’t a nosy neighbor— Susan Tromley is tracking owls. The unofficial owl-whisperer has

Harmony + Balance

An innovator, a trend setter, and a designer with a unique eye. When it comes to interior designer Harry Williams, he was far more than just a trailblazer in his profession — though the steps he took to start his


Evansville’s Starting Nine

Considering its size, Evansville has a remarkable record of producing Major League Baseball (MLB) talent. Roughly 50 big leaguers were either born, raised, or chose to reside in the River City. Several became American League (AL) or National League (NL)


A Lifetime in the Making

Connie Stambush’s “Untethered: A Woman’s Search for Self on the Edge of India” is a memoir highlighting the twists and turns of her solo, five-month motorcycle journey on the edge of India as she attempts to face down and overcome

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A Spring Chicken

The queen of chicken salad has come to Evansville. Chicken Salad Chick opened at 1414 Hirschland Road on May 12. Since then, this Southern-based chain has been packed for dine-in, to-go, and drive-thru orders. Of course, we couldn’t miss out

Funk, Bluegrass, and Walking for Dreams

Music and artistic expression are in the air in Evansville this weekend. See art from across the region at the spring art festival in Haynie’s Corner or chill on the rooftop art deck of the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana

T is for Thunderbolts

A newer addition to the Evansville sports scene, the Thunderbolts hockey team was started by local businessman and avid hockey fan Mike Hall, who secured an expansion team in the Southern Professional Hockey League in 2016. The team is named

Mega Margs

We think every season is margarita season, but the summer months are the perfect time for this light-flavored drink. Evansville serves its fair share of traditional margaritas, but several local bars are also offering delicious twists on this classic. Bar

Cowboys, Concerts, and a 250-year-old birthday party

Whether you’re partying in New Harmony, Indiana, or rocking out in Evansville, here are three events this weekend that will get you in the celebratory mood: River City Rodeo 4:30 p.m. May 14 and May 15 Vanderburgh County 4H Fair,

National Standout

Evansville is a city of national records — from the most LSTs produced during World War II to the home of Indiana’s first on-land casino, Tropicana. That list of accomplishments includes Evansville’s status as the first city in the nation

Sidewalk sales, reptile shows, and more!

Though rain is likely to strike Evansville this weekend, there are still fun events going on that you can enjoy — rain or shine. Third Annual River City 5 & 10 Miler 7 a.m. May 8 Garvin Park, 23 N.

R is for Riverfront

What would Evansville be without the Ohio River? Surely not the same — after all, we are nicknamed the River City. Integral to the founding and sustainability of the city, the river is Evansville’s greatest resource. It offers haven to

Pooches, Plants, and the Philharmonic — oh my!

It’s Thursday! — or as I like to call it, pre-Friday. Are you still searching for fun, local events to fill your weekend? Our mini calendar has got your back. Each week, we hand-pick some of the hottest Tri-State events,

¡Viva La Oreja!

Panaderia San Miguel is Evansville’s only Hispanic bakery, offering more than 15 Mexican and Salvadorian pastries at its shop at 2004 Washington Ave. Opened by Miguel Ochoa in 2018, the bakery has Mexican pastries, cookies, Mexican cheesecake, various freshly kneaded

Q is for Quill

Evansville has a long history of famous writers, novelists, and playwrights. From popular novels to hit television shows, here are four Evansville-born writers who embraced the power of the pen. Albion Fellows Bacon Largely remembered for her campaigns to improve

Domo Arigatou

We’re saying “thank you very much” to Domo Japanese Hibachi Grill, Sushi, and Ramen for serving delicious lunch and dinner time specials to the Tri-State for the past two years. The locally owned restaurant recently reopened on April 8 in

Dance the Night Away

Established in 1935 by Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Second New Deal, the Works Progress Administration was a Great Depression-era agency that worked to employ jobless Americans through public works projects. Evansville, like many U.S. cities, owes several of its major infrastructures

Celebrating Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day by exploring the 200-acre old growth forest at Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve tomorrow beginning at 9 a.m. Enjoy a full day of events lined up to observe nature and all its beauty with guided hikes, animal encounters,

Cuisine by the Sea

The weather outside is warming up and now is the perfect time to grab some fresh Mediterranean cuisine! From juicy kabobs to refreshing salads and falafels, we’ve rounded up four Mediterranean restaurants you need to visit this summer. After all,

P is for P-47 Thunderbolt

P-47 Thunderbolts are synonymous with Evansville. At the height of the World War II home front production effort, Republic Aviation in Evansville was the largest manufacturer of this fighter aircraft in the country, churning out 6,670 planes over the course

Blooming Business

The old saying “April showers bring May flowers” could not be truer in Evansville. As we move through the rainy, unpredictable weather of spring, many Evansvillians are prepping their indoor and outdoor gardens for new additions and updated decor. These

Saving the Arts

As we highlighted in the March/April issue of Evansville Living, the arts have felt the hard impact of the pandemic with many artists finding themselves at home with no shows or performances to complete. To help these artists get back

Arcade Craze

The popular 21 and up arcade bar High Score Saloon debuted their sister business on June 26, 2020. High Score Player Two is a blast from the past, all-ages arcade full of games from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Owners

Festival Fiasco

For many, warm weather means the return of outdoor concerts and musical festivals. Popular festivals, such as Bonnaroo held in Manchester, Tennessee, are returning in 2021 after being cancelled due to COVID-19 last year. Trying to live up to the

On Display

In “The Show Will Go On” feature story in the March/April issue of Evansville Living, we met artist and Twymon Art owner Billy Twymon. Through the gallery’s drum circle, Drums for Enlightenment, Twymon has led several new initiatives. Two gallery-affiliated

O is for Otters

Since 1995, the Otters professional baseball team have called Evansville home. The oldest team playing in the independent Frontier League, the Otters have earned several league honors, including participating in six championship series and winning it all in 2006 and

A Square Affair

The Thicc Zip has arrived at Azzip Pizza’s North Park location as a full-time menu item! The Sicilian-style dish is a 7-by-7-inch crispy, buttery crust with cheese that runs all the way down the edges. Choose from four square picks

Who let the dogs out?

Our pets like to have fun too! Who wouldn’t enjoy a day grabbing a bite to eat, staying at a hotel, or getting some exercise with their furry friends? We’ve found a few pet-friendly places across Evansville that don’t discriminate

A Walk to Remember

Evansville’s premier wedding event of the season is back! Superbride Sunday will be held April 11, 2021, at the Old National Events Plaza at 715 Locust St. This annual bridal show is every bride’s guide to local vendors. Attendees will

Spring into Swim Season

Spring has arrived in Evansville and that means swimming pool season is right around the corner! While you grab your towels and slap on some sunscreen, we looked back at a time when residents of the River City had access

One Meal at a Time

As COVID-19 restrictions ease across the country with the distribution of the vaccines, Matthew 25 AIDS Services, Inc. is bringing back one of their most popular and successful fundraising events. The Western Kentucky & Southern Indiana Dining Out For Life


There are many ways to give back to the Evansville community, but perhaps one of the most rewarding ways is through the Vanderburgh County CASA program. These Court Appointed Special Advocates serve an important role in our community, aiding children

N is for Nightlife

Nighlife attractions are a key component to any city and in Evansville, there’s lots to enjoy when the city’s bright lights are on. From bars to mini-golf to escape rooms, the River City rocks with plenty of entertaining attractions when

Bridging the Gaps

There are 157 bridges located within Vanderburgh County and many of them have been around for quite some time, dating back to the 19th century. More than just a mode of transportation, bridges in Evansville have a storied history and

Legendary Tricksters

From the most epic pranksters to failed amateurs, everyone gets in on the joking fun of April Fool’s Day every year on April 1. The city of Evansville is no stranger to the pranks and laughs of this holiday. Here

Easter Sunday

Happy Easter! Whether you’re celebrating with delicious food or an overly competitive egg hunt, we hope you enjoy the holiday. Like modern residents, Evansvillians have been enjoying Easter in unique ways for decades. In 1960, the Sears store at the