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Good Eats ’n ‘ Meats

The Extol Team headed to Sellersburg and found two SoIN establishments we love

JUST OFF OLD STATE ROAD 60 IN SELLERSBURG, YOU’LL FIND TWO OF OUR FAVORITE LOCALES: PREFERRED MEATS AND CRICKET’S CAFE.
NESTLED NEAR ONE ANOTHER, THEY BOTH HAVE UNIQUE OFFERINGS. HERE’S WHY WE DIG THEM AND THINK YOU SHOULD, TOO.

BY THE EXTOL TEAM | PHOTOS BY CHRISTIAN WATSON

PREFERRED MEATS

What we love: Owner Samantha “Sam” Huber and her staff hand-select, hand-cut and freshly-grind meats on the daily. You won’t find that at any big-box stores.

What you will love: Unsure of what you want to order? Sam and her staff are knowledgeable and eager to assist.

Don’t miss this: With a name like Preferred Meats, we don’t blame you for thinking this is a shop just for carnivores. But you’d be wrong. The store carries fresh produce, sides, seafood, beverages and just about anything you need, including all your grilling must-haves.

Oh, and you’ll love this, too: Holidays mean specials like bunny-shaped butter (Easter), baked hams and turkeys, corned beef, heart-shaped meats and more. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for seasonal offerings.


Preferred Meats

7617 Old State Road 60
Unit 3
Sellersburg
812.246.5930
Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday,
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
Facebook: @preferredmeatsinc
preferredmeatsinc.com


CRICKET’S CAFE

What we love: Owner Cheryl Koetter and her team are up ’n‘ at ‘em early six days a week and offer fresh food served fast and with a smile. Want to hold a meeting with your colleagues? You’re more than welcome. Have a birthday or anniversary you want to celebrate? This is the place.

What you will love: The menu caters to everyone, and the staff aims to please. Plus, you can order breakfast all day.

Don’t miss this: Try the special of the day and the desserts. Trust us. And don’t forget to take time to read the dozens of signs throughout the restaurant, including in the loo. You just might find the inspiration or laugh you didn’t know you needed.

Oh, and you’ll love this, too: Cricket’s isn’t just a restaurant. You can order catering or enjoy the drive-thru.


Cricket’s Cafe

7613 Old State Road 60
Sellersburg
812.246.9339
Open 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday;
7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
Facebook: @cricketscafeIN
cricketscateringcafe.com

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Business 101 | Cheryl “Cricket” Koetter

screen-shot-2018-10-08-at-9-55-13-amCheryl “Cricket” Koetter

Owner/Operator

Cricket’s Cafe

 

Boards, volunteer or community work:

I’ve volunteered in many platforms, but most recently, I’m the founder of the Bryson A. Melton Forward Foundation, which is dedicated to helping families in financial need after experiencing medical emergencies or tragic circumstances; chaired several Our Lady of Perpetual Help fundraisers; raised money for, performed in and won the 2016 Dancing with Our Southern Indiana Stars event benefiting Hosparus Health and judged the 2018 competition.

 

In terms of growth and economic development, where would you like to see Southern Indiana in 10 years?

I know the question was about Southern Indiana, but I feel like most of our area is moving forward in these aspects. However, I feel like our lack of a better high school here in town is holding back growth and development. Don’t mistake what I am saying. I love this community and the people in it! However, I feel like our local school needs an overhaul. I grew up here, I live here, I work and own my business here. Our high school needs major attention. Somehow, we all need to let whatever needs to be done get done. I’m unsure as to why we can’t get it together enough to proceed forward.

 

Who or what motivates you?

Success motivates me. Not monetary success, but success of people I love bettering the

community and helping other people to succeed.

 

What habits/routines have helped with your success?

I am an early riser. My bed is made every day and no laying around in or on it later in the day either. I’m very strong-willed, sometimes to a fault. Most importantly, I have a very strong work ethic. This was ingrained in me long, long ago. I was taught that education was important but most important was the fire in your belly and how hungry you were for success! This helped me become a registered nurse (RN) at an early age and move on to business endeavors later in my 30s.

 

What pushes you through your most difficult times?

Faith and the will to push myself even just five more minutes when I desperately want to throw in the towel.

 

What are you most proud of professionally?

Professionally, I am most proud of the trail I am blazing. I am proud to be an RN, and I loved, loved, loved helping to care for and educate people in the medical setting. However, I am also proud of the companies we have built in our community and giving people a place to come to and enjoy a great breakfast or lunch while seeing their neighbors, friends and family. I feel like Cricket’s has finally made itself a name and is recognized more and more but still holds the mom-and-pop shop persona.

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THEY HAVE THE MEATS – AND MORE

screen-shot-2018-06-05-at-11-44-10-amPhoto by Christian Watson

     Fans of Preferred Meats in Sellersburg swear by the shop’s fresh, hand-cut selection – but they also know the local establishment carries far more. In addition to meats for every taste, this family-owned business also has everything from vegetables to spices, sides, sauces, craft beer ’n‘ wine and charcoal, too. It’s become one of the Extol Team’s go-to places for deli meat and anything you’d want to throw on the grill. Preferred Meats is located at 7617 Old Hwy 60 #3 in Sellersburg. The one-stop-shop is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Follow @preferredmeatsinc on Facebook.


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