EVANSVILLE — We’re bringing you Tri-State restaurant happenings and food news you need to know. Here’s the latest.
Breakfast with Santa
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Zeta Zeta Omega and Tau Rho chapters will present Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9:30-11:30 am at the Zion Missionary Baptist Church. The free event includes breakfast for everyone, and children will receive gifts from Santa and can participate in arts and crafts. Adults may participate in workshops on mental health and literacy. Kids and adults are encouraged to wear their favorite holiday pajamas.
The Zion Missionary Baptist Church is at 1800 S. Governor St.; 812-423-1963.
Superfoods restaurant now open
Bowlify Superfoods is now open on Evansville’s East Side. The healthy foods café specializes in acai bowls with fresh fruit and granola, smoothies and avocado toast.
Bowlify Superfoods is at 250 N. Burkhardt Road.
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German Christmas dinner and pageant
The Evansville Germania Maennechor will host Christmas at Germania on Friday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 3, from 7-9 pm each night. The evening includes an original pageant, choral music from the Maennechor and Damenchor, and a German dinner. Tickets are$30.
The Germania Maennechor is at 916 N. Fulton Ave.; 812-422-1915.
Breakfast with St. Nicholas to benefit needy families with donations
Holy Rosary Catholic Church will host its 21st Annual Breakfast with St. Nicholas on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9-10:30 am at the Holy Rosary School Cafeteria. Enjoy breakfast, crafts and special story time with St. Nicholas. The event is $6 for adults and children 3 years and up. Kids 2 and under attend free. Donations of food and household items will be accepted to be given to families in need. Each child is encouraged to bring one item to donate. Please download a form and reserve no later than Wed, Nov. 30.
The Holy Rosary Catholic School is at 1303 S. Green River Road.
New barbecue restaurant open on Franklin Street
Kenny’s Smoke Shack BBQ is open on West Franklin Street. The long-awaited restaurant offers catering and is serving whole hog barbecue, pork butt, smoked turkey legs, sausage links, brisket, mutton, beef ribs and more.
Kenny’s Smoke Shack BBQ is at 901 W. Franklin St.; 812-303-0867.
Franklin Street to get the first Mexican restaurant
Noche is a new Mexican-theme restaurant that will be opening on West Franklin Street, tentatively, in 2023. By the owner of The Rooftop and Birdies, The Landings in Newburgh, and Pips PubNoche will specialize in tacos and a range of high-quality tequilas.
Noche will be at 2215 W. Franklin St.
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Ski lodge-theme dinners and photo ops downtown
NOCO PARK Will open its winter seasonal concept MOUNT NOCO on Friday, Dec. 2. The ski lodge-themed exhibit and dining experience will offer unique photo opportunities and your choice of igloos, a ski chalet tent or gondola for dining. Meals include charcuterie, one entree per person provided by The Bread Boule truck, one cocktail or other drink and one hot chocolate from the beverage menu. The experience is offered every Friday and Saturday of December, January and February from 5-9:30 pm Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for children. Sales tax and a 20% service fee will be added. Reservations are for 90 minutes. Walk-ins may be accommodated if space allows.
NOCO PARK is at 163 S. Third Ave.; 571-239-0971
Pancake fundraiser for Cub Scouts
A Pancake Breakfast fundraiser for local Cub Scout Pack 399 will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 7:30-11 am at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. On the menu are pancakes, locally sourced whole hog sausage and eggs. Tickets are $6. Proceeds go to fund pack youth activities. Call 812-618-2239 to purchase a ticket.
The Sacred Heart Catholic Church is at 2701 W. Franklin St.