Evansville-area food news: 9 bites 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.

New sports-themed pizza shop to open on Evansville's East Side

is the name of a new pizza shop that will be opening at 2900 Lincoln Ave. in 2024.

This building at 2900 Lincoln Ave. will soon be Casey's Dugout, a new sports-themed pizza restaurant coming to Evansville's East Side.
Be Happy Pie Company Expanding

The will be opening a second location on Evansville's East Side sometime early in 2024. The new shop will offer indoor and outdoor seating, breakfast items such as as scones, sweet rolls, coffee cake and individual quiche alongside tea and coffee beverages. Full size pies, miniature 5-inch pies, and pie slices will be available. Customers will have the option of picking up orders placed with Be Happy Pie Company at the East or West side location.

Be Happy Pie Company's second store will be at 6225 E Virginia St., Suite C.; (812) 449-7718

Market and chili cook off in Henderson

will happen in Henderson, Kentucky, on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Main Street near Central Park. Goods available will include antiques, food, arts and crafts and other handcrafted goods. are $12 and may be picked up at the office at 114 Main St. or at the Chamber tent on the day of the event.

The Longest Table

is bringing , a community dinner and discussion event, to Downtown Evansville on the Ohio River Scenic Byway on Sunday, Oct. 15, from 4-7 p.m. The goal is to bring community members from different backgrounds together to share a meal and celebrate . The meal is free but attendees must register at for a ticket, or at . The event also requires many sponsors and volunteers. Register at to sponsor or at to volunteer. Tickets are limited to 1000 people. Funds raised through the dinner will be used to further Feed Evansville's mission and projects.

The Lone Star Bar-B-Que and Soul Food restaurant is now open on Washington Avenue in Evansville.
Barb-B-Que and Soul Food restaurant opens

is now open on Washington Avenue in Ross Center. Look for favorites on the menu such as nachos, barbecued brisket, ribs, pulled pork, barbecued chicken and all the Southern sides including sweet potatoes, greens and banana pudding for dessert.

LoneStar Bar-B-Que and Soul Food is at 2403 Washington Ave. in Evansville; 812-647-1132.

Twilight farm-to-table dinner

will host a fall on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 6-10:30 p.m. A seasonal dinner will be provided by , with dessert from the students of the EVSC Culinary Arts Department. Also enjoy live entertainment, a half-pot and raffle. are $50. Proceeds support Seton Harvest Community Supported Agricultue and its commitment to donate 20% of farm produce each year to organizations serving people in need.

Seton Harvest is at 9400 New Harmony Road; 812-963-7692.

Wandering Owl in the Woods

will host the 13th annual on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 3-7 p.m. Enjoy beer, wine and food as you wander through the Bernhardt Family Bird Sanctuary and Welborn Baptist Foundation Nature Playscape. are $50 for Wesselman members and $60 for non-members. Proceeds help fund animal ambassadors, educational programming, and other projects. 

Wandering Owl will take place at 551 N. Boeke Road.

Eat, Drink and Be Scary

Willard Library will host Eat, Drink and be Scary on Friday, October 10 from 4-10 p.m. Food trucks Stuft and Hot Diggity Dog begin serving at 5 p.m., and at 6 p.m., beer from Haynie’s Corner Brewing Co. will be on tap. There will also be kids’ games and activities, live entertainment, a costume contest and a screening of "Ghostbusters."

Harvest Festival with food trucks, local beer

The inaugural will happen at on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 1-6 p.m. in Newburgh. Enjoy a corn maze, pumpkin patch, live entertainment, Myriad Brewing Company beer, food trucks, and more. are $28.

Your Farms is at 10011 Telephone Road, Newburgh, Indiana; 270-302-3162.