Southern Indiana Food Guide
From the farms of rural Harrison County, to the trendy dining in New Albany, from the authentic ethnic cuisine, to the local breweries and wineries, Southern Indiana has a lot to offer the palette. We’re tried to tell unique and interesting stories about the food and dining scene in Southern Indiana and those behind it. We hope you enjoy.
This project, published by The Horizon, is done in collaboration with the Multimedia Journalism class at IU Southeast.
Beaver Street Tap Room
Somewhere a college student, a musical duo, a winery tasting room manager, and two eccentric, extremely photogenic baristas share an atmosphere of ground espresso beans, vanilla extract, and just a hint of customary nostalgia. They sip their Americano, their mocha, their latte with skim milk, and for the non-coffee drinker, their Chai tea. Their atmosphere is created by that of Nathan Quillo, avid hunte...
The Overlook Restaurant
It all started with a little café and grocery store. After the little café became a Greyhound Bus stop, business began to pick up and the Overlook Restaurant was named by the locals and thus born. Since opening as a restaurant in 1948, the Overlook has been known for its breathtaking view of the “Horseshow Bend” area of the Ohio River. Just off of Indiana West State Road 62, the Overlook Res...
Now Trending: Coffee
Somewhere a young mother of two, a pair of managing twins, a roasting workaholic, a true blue New Albany native, and an eclectic, close-knit family and business owners share in the blend of ground espresso beans, vanilla extract, the flavor of the month, and just a pinch of success. They pour their Americanos, their mocha lattes, their special of the day, and for the Starlight customer and non-coff...
Gran Tako Food Truck
The Gran Tako taco truck serves up fresh tacos, burritos and other authentic Mexican foods at their Jeffersonville, Indiana location.
The Rise of Asian Cuisine
Southern Indiana, an area known for American, hole in the wall, mom and pop restaurants is now making room for various ethnic restaurants, introducing different tastes to people’s palates. Although the common meal of burgers, fries and a good milkshake are good, the palate will occasionally crave for something different. And by different, we don’t mean a box of pizza. In this case, we’re ta...
Brooklyn and the Butcher
SoIn Beer, Wine and Spirits Craft Beer
Best Vineyards Winery
As the craft beer scene continues to expand in Southern Indiana, which has seen four local breweries open since 2015, Otey and Donum Dei are carving out a niche by keeping many of their operations local.
A Taste of the Mediterranean in Southern Indiana
Aladdin’s Cafe offers a taste of the Middle East right here in New Albany. In 2013 Mike Sajaja, originally from Jordan, opened Aladdin’s Cafe with his family as a small cafe, offering only a few Mediterranean and Middle Eastern offerings. However, due to popular demand Aladdin’s soon expanded to full restaurant. “We thought we would have a very small business, because we thought most people had...
Floyd County Brewing Company
The Floyd County Brewing Company sits at the corner of 1st and Main Streets in downtown New Albany, Indiana, and is one of the breweries offering craft beer in the Southern Indiana area.
Pearl Street TapHouse
In downtown Jeffersonville, Indiana, Pearl Street TapHouse stands out. The welcoming atmosphere and extensive beer list make this bar a must-visit.
New Albanian Brewing Company
Permaculture Farming: What it is and Resources to Get Started
Permaculture is a term that probably seems foreign to someone outside of the farming, agriculture, or gardening business. The practice was created in mid-seventies, and is starting to gain more recognition and popularity in the United States.
Farming Techniques and the Southern Indiana Weather
Tis the season for farmer’s markets and business is steadily picking up according to local vendors. After an unusually mild winter several vendors from the farmer’s market in New Albany, Indiana talk about different farming techniques, and how the weather might affect them as it pertains to the methods they use.
Southern Indiana Farming Movements
Anna Hall, agriculture education major at Purdue University, was inspired by her father's fields as a small child.
The Entrepreneurial Market
Created by Katrina Pate, graduate student of organizational leadership and communication at IU Southeast, The Entrepreneurial Market is about how the spirit of commerce in the local farmers' market has affected businesses in Downtown New Albany, Indiana. Through the sale of local foods and crafts and the increase in the farm to table movement, Pate discovered business is booming.
De La Luna Creamery
De La Luna Creamery was founded on a passion for goats and creates homemade treats with Southern Indiana flare.
Buying Local in Southern Indiana
There are countless small businesses tucked away in Southern Indiana. Buying local can be possible for Southern Indiana residents.
Jugo: More than just Juice
Graciela Bisoso has always had a passion for preparing food. Growing up in Mexico City, a culture that is well known for their tasty and extensive cuisine, she learned how to cook a wide variety of traditional Mexican dishes. As an adult, Graciela’s passion for cooking extends far beyond that of just creating delicious meals – her real joy lies in the bond she forms with those whom she ...
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Turtle Run Winery
Tucked away down winding roads in Corydon, IN, Turtle Run Winery is a hidden gem that, if you blink, you will miss the attraction signs on the highway. The oldest vineyards in Harrison County reach across the landscape before you arrive at the location. The colorful hanging sign reading “Turtle Run Winery: Open” greets guests are they turn onto the gravel driveway. The signs with turtles and arrows guide you to the concrete pathway leading to the building that, from the outside, lo...
Living Roots EcoVillage
Living Roots EcoVillage is a tight-knit community of less than 20 people, located on the outskirts of French Lick, Indiana. Michael Hicks founded Living Roots on the dream of creating a simplified and self-sustainable lifestyle.
Located in Jeffersonville, Indiana, Star Sushi serves up fresh seafood and sushi and other Japanese favorites such as Teriyaki and Yakisoba.
Habana Blues: an immigrants story
As soon as you step into the kitchen of Habana Blues you start to smell the familiar scents of Hispanic and Latino cooking. White rice and black beans cooking, plantains being peeled and various herbs like cilantro that are traditionally used in Caribbean cuisine. Flavors that I remember from my childhood are reproduced in Southern Indiana. Habana Blues Tapas restaurant is the creation of immigrant...