November / December 2018

Evansville Living

Once Upon a Time

Zipping around in a two-seater sports car always is fun. It is more fun if it is with your first grade teacher — even more fun if she’s taking you around to see some of her favorite storybook homes in

Kings of the Court

If anyone disproves the common adage “Those who can’t do, teach,” it is the four head coaches for the men’s and women’s basketball programs at the University of Evansville and the University of Southern Indiana. In fact, the coaches do

A Home for Hosts

If plenty of space for entertaining is on your “must-have” list, this 6,751-square-foot home off Darmstadt Road will not disappoint. With more than 3 acres of land nestled against a 5-acre lake, the possibilities for outdoor adventures and family memories

No Finer Diner

For those on the hunt for a good item to fill your home with a one-of-a-kind story, Salvage Candy is right up your street. Their inventory is stocked with many aged antiquities (think doors, windows, and bars) dating back to

Trim the Tree

As the turkey and fixings are put away after Thanksgiving, many families dig straight into the Christmas spirit by purchasing one of the most festive decorating pieces of the season — a Christmas tree. And in Evansville on the West

Near and Deer

Chuck Johnson has been working in the restaurant industry for 26 years. His first restaurant job was at Turoni’s right before he turned 16, and now he is the owner of Deerhead Sidewalk Café. Deerhead itself was established 36 years

The Spice of Life

The rich aroma of Indian spices wafts through the air as the warm, sweet scent of curry engulfs the senses. These delectable smells and tastes can be found at Bombay Spice Bar and Grill, located off Diamond Avenue, an eatery

Cuppa Grog

While the chilly fall weather ushers in all things pumpkin spice, Donut Bank rolls out a coffee blend pulling inspiration from the Scottish Highlands. The Highlander Grog roasted coffee blend finds its way onto the menus of Donut Bank’s nine

Turkey Stack

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. I was raised

The Pie Plot

Nothing is sweeter than digging in to a giant slice of your favorite pie, so we gathered some of the nicest slices around town to make your dessert shopping easy as ... well, you get the picture.  1. Sweet Potato

Tidings of Joy

The small town of Santa Claus, Indiana, is known for family fun at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, but it also is beloved by children sending Christmas lists to Santa. The town receives more than 20,000 letters to Santa every

Real News

As a self-proclaimed book person, it is no surprise Keach Hagey wrote one of her own. Her new work “King of Content” explores the life and story of Sumner Redstone, majority-voting shareholder of media companies CBS Corporation and Viacom. Hagey

Homage to the Brave

Each November brings about a time of remembrance for those who fought and served in the U.S. armed forces. Throughout Evansville’s cemeteries, many markers can be found indicating a person’s service to our country, including markers made of marble and

Cultivating Care

Fifteen years ago the idea of a learning garden planted itself in the heads of Caze Elementary School faculty and Southwestern Indiana Master Gardeners Association members. Recently, the school set this plan into motion. “These kids need to know the

Chew On This

Chew On This

Mr. Bubble Tea, 503 N. Green River Road, now is open and pouring up Asian beverages like bubble tea and boba. The Wine Down, 8666 Ruffian Lane, Newburgh, IN, is open and offers a wide range of wine with appetizers,


A Historic Honor

Stanley Madison, founder and chairman of the Lyles Station Historic Preservation Group, recently recieved recognition for his long dedication to the Lyles Station Consolidated School. This fall, Indiana Landmarks bestowed Madison with the Williamson Prize for outstanding individual leadership in

Encyclopedia Evansvillia

Uphill Push

For years Thanksgiving Day has been linked with sports. In Evansville, that has not been an exception. On Nov. 11, 1911, the Courier reported “Evansville automobilists have something to look forward to on Thanksgiving Day besides satisfying their appetites. In


Seasoned Dancers

Evansville native Janet Stovall opened Jan’s School of Dance in 1959 when she was just 19 years old after graduating from Bosse High School. Since then, hundreds of dancers have been trained at the studio under various owners in styles


Joyfully Crafted

Joyse Rivers has given her creative touch to thousands of greeting cards since 2000. The long-time Evansville resident started Joy Designs with photographs from travels with her husband Nelson. Her dual inspiration came from viewing photo cards in a Santa


Home for the Holidays

When Dennis and Marcia Au purchased their Downtown Evansville home on Southeast Second Street in 1998, it was in complete disrepair. After extensive renovations and remodeling, however, the home will be a stop on the Old Evansville Historic Association Christmas