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Evansville-area food news: 5 nuggets of food news for you this week

Aimee Blume
Evansville Courier & Press

EVANSVILLE − We're bringing you Tri-State restaurant happenings and food news you need to know. Here's the latest.

Drink mocktails and shop for a cause

will happen on Thursday, Oct. 5, from 5-8 p.m. in Downtown Newburgh. , , , , and will introduce their fall 2023 clothing collections with a specially created mocktail at each store. are $25 and attendees will receive 10% off clothing purchases and a copper mule mug to take home. Proceeds benefit Warrick County CASA.

Oktoberfest at Newburgh Tavern

will begin serving its yearly Oktoberfest German specials menu on Monday, Oct. 2 and continue through the month. Look for dishes including bratwurst, knockwurst and braunschweiger sandwiches; sauerbraten with sweet and sour wine gravy; schweineschnitzel breaded pork cutlets with mushroom gravy; Oktoberfest pizza with corned beef, kraut, and Mozzarella; and much more.

The Knob Hill Tavern is at 1016 Indiana 662 West, Newburgh, Indiana; 812-853-9550.

A cook griddles tortillas at the 2015 Fiesta Evansville. Photo by TJ Thompson.
Fiesta Evansville

will happen on Sunday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Wesselman Park. The yearly Latino festival is one of the region's largest with live entertainment, cultural exhibits and of course food booths from countries all over central and South America and the Latin Caribbean as well as Mexico. There is no entry fee.

Wesselman Park is at 551 N. Boeke Road.

Fall wine pairing dinner at Schymik's Kitchen

and n will be co-hosting a wine pairing dinner at Schymik's Kitchen on Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 4-6 p.m. On the menu are feta cheese mousse with pita points; octopus carpaccio with citrus vinaigrette, arugula and cherry tomatoes; bucatini al'Amatriciana pasta with pancetta, onion, tomato sauce and Pecorino Romano cheese; grilled hangar steak with green harissa sauce and marinated vegetables; and pumpkin pie bread pudding with caramel sauce and egg cream. Each course will be paired with a complementary wine. are $99 plus fees.

Schymik's Kitchen is at 1112 Parrett St.; 812-401-3333.

Fall Festival begins

The will run from Monday, Oct. 2 - Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Over 125 food booths will be selling apple pies, zucchini fries and everything in between. There's a brand-new this year, and four new food booths: with tea and coffee drinks; with BBQ nachos, caramel apple cheesecake dip; the , with breakfast biscuit entrees and a Mexican egg burrito; and , with Pelmeni beef and chicken dumplings, chicken shish kebab with grilled vegetables, chebureki fried beef hand pies, jumbo torpedo smoked sausage, burgers, hot dogs, and French fries.

The West Side Fall Festival will take place on West Franklin Street between Wabash and St. Joseph Avenues.