Experience

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BOARD AND YOU – AND FOR US, TOO

Local charcuterie board company brings flavor to the table. IT’S A TREND that’s been sweeping both coasts and taking Instagram by storm: stunning charcuterie boards filled with premium cuts of meat like prosciutto and capocollo, hand rolled and surrounded by blueberry goat cheese, brie, hummus, multi-grain crackers, fresh grapes and chocolate-covered strawberries. Thanks to Board…Read More

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On the Sunny Side…with Wild Eggs

Popular mainstay continues ‘eggs-ellence’ at breakfast and lunch, offers catering, too  BY LAURA ROSS | COURTESY PHOTOS “If you build it, they will come.”      As the classic film Field of Dreams melted that phrase into our collective consciousness, so too, have entrepreneurs taken that command to heart.  When J.D. Rothberg and Shane Hall…Read More

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Spirits of French Lick

COURTESY INFORMATION | PHOTOS BY CHRISTIAN WATSON   Gamblers and gangsters, artists and architects, frontiersmen and businessmen, heroes of sport and especially the wayward backwoods distillers that kept the social castes, well, sociable, these ethereal inhabitants of French Lick’s past were truly a restless bunch. The legends alone would be enough to guarantee a place…Read More

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THE FAMILY COMPOUND: WHY IT WORKS FOR US

Our resident family explores a close-knit life We’ve mentioned before that we live very near our extended family. The word “near” may be an understatement in our case. You see, in reality, it’s something closer to “on top of” or even “all up in the business” of that family. Some of our friends think we’re…Read More

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Let Us Entertain You

Derby Dinner Playhouse Celebrates 45 Years BY LAURA ROSS | PHOTOS COURTESY DERBY DINNER PLAYHOUSE LEE BUCKHOLZ, producer and artistic director at Clarksville’s Derby Dinner Playhouse, surveyed the darkened theatre-in-the-round he’s called home for more than 30 years. “Forty-five years is a long time for any theatre to succeed,” he mused. “But we have not…Read More

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‘Every Day Is A Good Day’

  Exploring like an Angel We sent our Explorer JD Dotson to Angel’s Envy in Louisville PHOTOS & STORY BY JD DOTSON Every day is a good day for a bourbon distillery tour in Kentucky. Angel’s Envy is a heavenly one. The urban distillery, which is located in downtown Louisville, brings something new and wonderful…Read More

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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…Read More

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Cox’s Hot Chicken & Sports

Chicken, sports, beer, memories of South Side and more BY D. TODD APPLEGATE | PHOTOS BY CHRISTIAN WATSON Normally, I try not to set expectations when I review a restaurant, especially a new one. But with my latest assignment, Cox’s Hot Chicken & Sports in New Albany, this mindset was challenged. First, I knew it…Read More

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Experience The Olivet

Gourmet shop’s move is great for Southern Indiana By JD Dotson The Olivet has brought something truly unique and wonderful to Southern Indiana.   The former space in the Underground Station in New Albany housed gourmet olive oils and balsamic vinegars along with a small selection of bath ‘n’ body products and food and spice…Read More

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UP FOR DEBATE

Photo by Jason Applegate Kentucky is known for its hot brown. And fried chicken. And bourbon. In Maine, it’s all about lobsters, Maryland’s crabs and crab cakes reign supreme, Massachusetts claims the best clam chowder and you can’t beat a New York bagel or find a more flavorful green chile than you can in New…Read More