Evansville-area food news: 11 morsels 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.

Rockin Ramen

and the will host Rockin Ramen on Sunday, Nov. 12, from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at . There will be live music inside Warehouse 410, and 2nd Language and will be offering interesting and exotic foods and beverages for purchase. Tickets are $40 and include one drink ticket and three half pot tickets. Email the JD Sheth Foundation at to purchase a ticket.

2nd Language Ramen is at 401 NW Second St.; Warehouse 410 is at 410 Carpenter St.

2nd Language and Warehouse 410 are teaming up with the JD Sheth Foundation to offer a day of live music and creative food.
Lounge hosts bakers for dessert tasting party

will present a holiday dessert tasting with local bakers and vendors on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. are $20 and include a dessert sampler box, fondue fountain and two drink tickets. Guests may sample desserts and place orders with the baker. Attendees must be 21 or older.

7 Mile Lounge is at 915 Main St.; 812-550-1127.

Chili Cook-Off

will host the fourth annual Great Fire & Ice Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 5:30 p.m. at the school gymnasium. On the menu will be chili, hot dogs, chips56 and beverages. Adult beverages will be available for purchase and there will be a silent auction.  All proceeds benefit the K of C Backpacks for Kids program and other charitable causes.  For more information or to enter the chili contest call 812-589-0822.  Admission is $15; children 10 and under enter free. There is no entry fee for teams. 

The Christ the King gymnasium is at 3101 Bayard Park Drive.

Childcare benefit dinner and auction

will host a benefit dinner and auction at the on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $40. On the menu are smoked pork chops, all the fixings and a roll. Dinner and two drinks will be served. Call 812-838-3312 to reserve a seat, sponsor or donate.

The Posey County Community Event Center is at 111 Harmony Township Road, at the Posey County Fairgrounds, New Harmony, Indiana.

Seven-year-old Rainee Xiao decorates a sugar skull with icing while preparing for Evansville’s Dia de los Muertos at Montessori Academy Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 3, 2021.
Dia de los Muertos

A celebration will be presented by and on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. on the lawn of EVPL West Branch Library on West Franklin Street. The celebration will feature music and dancing, displays of ofrenda offerings, and food trucks serving authentic Mexican entrees. Activities will include sugar painting skulls, tortilla pressing, Mexican hot chocolate, face painting, crafts and a parade. The event is free to enter.

The EVPL West Branch Library is at 2000 W. Franklin St.

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Favorite Henderson restaurant sends truck to Evansville

Drive In food truck is now licensed to serve in Vanderburgh County and will soon be making stops in Evansville. On the menu are burgers, chicken strips, a "crack" chicken chimichanga, tenderloins, chicken wraps and fish sandwiches. Call 270-577-8854 or 812-205-5862 for more information.

Senior Day and Dinner

A will be hosted by and Young & Established on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 3-5 p.m. Guests will enjoy a free dinner served by the students of , music and games. Transportation will be provided if needed. Email or call SWIRCA 812-464-7800 to register.

SWIRCA & More is at 16 W. Virginia St.

New Japanese market opens

The Japanese grocery store has opened on Evansville's East Side, in the former Elbert's Health Food Store location. Stop in for packaged food and snacks, beverages, dishes, gifts and much more.

Tanuki Mart is at 5614 E. Virginia St.

Diners enjoy a meal at the new Thai Bistro & Bar restaurant.
New Thai restaurant opens

is now open on Evansville's East Side, in the former location of The Fox and Hound. The large menu contains classics such as pad Thai and some unusual dishes such as crisp breaded pork belly and fusion spaghetti with green curry.

The Thai Bistro and Bar is at 5416 E. Indiana St.; 812-303-3153.

Thanksgiving cookie decorating class

will host a cookie decorating class on Sunday, Nov. 5, from 2-4 p.m. at the North River Health Campus. Participants will learn to decorate six cookies and take them home, with recipes for cookies and icing. The class is for those age 13 and older. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to Chemo Buddies. RSVP by Nov. 1. Call 812-306-6185 for more information or to reserve a spot.

The North River Health Campus is at 811 E. Baseline Road.

Get a handmade bowl with chili for a cause

The will hold its annual on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on the East Terrace Lawn. For $10, guests receive a hand made ceramic bowl with chili. Larger bowls will be available for $15-$100. Proceeds will benefit a local food organization and the University of Evansville Clay Club. In case of bad weather the event will be held in Eykamp Hall, University Center.

The University of Evansville is at 1800 Lincoln Ave.