Start Your Summer List

Photo by Antonio Pantoja So maybe it’s not quite warm enough to hit the beach or local pool, but it’s the perfect time to start making plans for how you’ll spend the summer. What to include on your list? Atlantis Water Park in Clarksville, the Charlestown Family Activities Park, River Run Family Water Park in…Read More


Derby Dinner Does It Right

By JD Dotson | Photos by Christian Watson & JD Dotson Open for nearly 45 years, Derby Dinner Playhouse remains the only dinner theater of its type in the Louisville/Southern Indiana region. The theater in the round setup immerses the audience in the action. There is not a bad seat in the house, with actors…Read More


Deam Lake Dip

By JD Dotson For th e past few wi nters, I have been asked off and on by my friends Jenna and Kara to join them and a small group for a winter dip in the lake. Every Sunday from November through April these two will trek to Deam Lake – and sometimes Blue River…Read More


River City Winery Crab Cakes

By Angie Fenton Photo by Josh Keown One of my favorite date or girls night spots is River City Winery, which is located in the historic Baer Building in downtown New Albany. Owner Gary Humphrey restored the building and opened to the public in 2009 – and there are plenty of reasons why his business…Read More

Pork Carnitas Lettuce Wrap

Instant Cooking: A Blessing for Our Busy Kitchen

By Adam & Kristin Kleinert If you’ve read our column before in the now-tabled Extol Sports (Extol Magazine’s sister publication), you’ve probably heard about our enthusiasm for our Instant Cooker. It’s worked its way into our dynamic and is quickly becoming a dear family member. This month, we wanted to share a handful of our go-…Read More


Not Throwing Away My Shot

My experience auditioning for Derby Dinner Playhouse BY REMY SISK | PHOTOS BY CHRISTIAN WATSON AS A MUSICAL THEATRE ACTOR in Kentuckiana, I have often wondered what it would be like to be on the stage of Derby Dinner Playhouse, the region’s preeminent dinner theatre. The quality of Derby productions is always top-notch, from their…Read More


MESA Continues To Heat Up Downtown New Albany

  “So You Think You Can Cook?” Competition Garners Big Response, Helps Others BY ANGIE FENTON | PHOTOS BY CHRISTIAN WATSON IF YOU HAVEN’T EXPERIENCED MESA, a Collaborative Kitchen, you’re missing out. The New Albany hotspot continues to garner rave reviews and churn out memorable experiences for foodies of all ages with events and experiences…Read More


Tucker’s American Favorites

Much More Than A Sports Bar By Angie Fenton | Photos by Jason Applegate OK, there’s no denying Tucker’s American Favorites is the perfect place to watch sports. The restaurant – which is located at 2441 State St. in New Albany – boasts three 118” big screen TVs and flat screens nearly everywhere you look,…Read More


Mesa Means Table. Table Means Eat.

A new concept coming to New Albany will pair hungry diners with local chefs eager to experiment and to explain. Story by Steve Kaufman & Photo by Danny Alexander Just imagine you sit down to a dinner prepared by Scott Dickinson, executive chef at The Exchange Pub + Kitchen. And you have a question about…Read More