Evansville-area food news: 8 bites of food news for you this week

Aimee Blume
Evansville Courier & Press
German Christmas gift market and food

The will host its annual Cristkindlmarkt on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Shop local, handmade crafts and enjoy a menu of German sausage chowder, beef barley soup, chicken noodle & brat soup plus bean soup, German potato salad, fried German bologna, bratwursts and more. Get a commemorative mug with hot cocoa, hot cider or Glühwein, a warm German wine with spices. There will be kids' crafts and pictures with Santa from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

The Germania Maennerchor is located at 916 N. Fulton Ave.

Day-after-Thanksgiving brunch in Henderson

Winery and restaurant will host a on Friday, Nov. 24, from noon-3 p.m. The menu is a la carte and tickets aren't required. The regular menu will begin to be served at 4 p.m.

The Farmer & Frenchman is at 12522 U.S. 41 South, Robards, Ky.; 270-748-1856.

Sports bar reopens on Evansville's East Side

on Vann Avenue, which closed during COVID, has reopened with new owners and a menu of pub grub including fried appetizers, salad, chili, wings, burgers and sandwiches.

J's Sportsbar & Grill is at 1602 Vann Ave.; 812-909-0033.

Cajun pop-up

is a new Cajun pop-up restaurant serving seafood gumbo; chicken, okra and Andouille sausage gumbo; and spicy chili in individual, shareable, or family-sized portions. The pop up events will fund further business expansion. Watch the for future times and locations of service.

Kenny's Smoke Shack will be going mobile in the near future with smoked meats such as this mouthwatering smoked turkey breast.
Barbecue restaurant becoming a food truck

has announced that the barbecue business, which opened in October 2022, will be changing to a catering and food truck format. The current building on West Franklin street will be sold, but Kenny's will offer holiday catering from the building until then. The food truck should be operational by late Marche of 2024. Follow the for updates on the food truck, how to order catering, and dates and times of service. For more information on catering, call 812-304-7048.

New owners for old tavern

The has been purchased by the Strassweg family from Jim and Becky Harl, who have run the restaurant and tavern for 19 years. The sale and transfer should be complete by the end of the year.

The Nisbet Inn is at 6701 Nisbet Road; 812-963-9305.

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From left, Sharon Melton, Ruth Lammers and Mark Lammers enjoy lunch and dessert at the Nesbit Inn on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. The historic tavern and restaurant has been purchased by the Strassweg family.
Dinner on the Bridge

will be hosting a on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 7-9:30 p.m. On the menu are baked Brie cheese, grilled vegetable salad with pomegranate dressing, smoked duck with haricot vert green beans and mushroom rice, and stone fruit and honeycomb donut bread pudding. Each course will be paired with a complementary wine from . are $99 person. Seating is limited.

The Old National Events Plaza is at 715 Locust St.

New era for Newburgh ice cream and sandwich shop

The in Newburgh has been sold to Adam Wathen, the owner of the and trucks. The business is closed for the season and will open in the spring as usual. Wathen has promised on social media to serve “same great ice cream” customers look forward to.

The Rivertown Ice Cream and Grill is at 521 State St., Newburgh, Ind.