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Foodie Favorites

Might we suggest a few of our favorite Southern Indiana eats?
In honor of Extol’s fifth anniversary, we’ve created this round-up featuring five of our foodie favorites:

Worth the Wait
ExtolMag_31_Final_Page_17_Image_0001There’s a reason why Wild Eggs, 1450 Veterans Parkway in Jeffersonville, often has a brief wait shortly after the doors open: Everything on the menu is delicious. Try the House-Made Cinnamon Roll, Everything Muffin, Wild Mushroom and Roasted Garlic Scramble, Country Fried Steak and Eggs, POP’s Poppin’ Egg Salad or the #MOPOWERBOWL. The Bloody Mary’s are fire, too. (NOTE: If you arrive and there’s a line, don’t let that deter you. The staff is adept at quick seating. Regardless, it’s always worth the wait.)

Meat Market
ExtolMag_31_Final_Page_18_Image_0001Long-time customers know the best place to get meats – and more – is Preferred Meats, 7617 Old State Road 60 in Sellersburg. The shop, owned by Samantha Huber, regularly features unexpected items (like Wagyu beef) as well as popular picks (fresh, locally-sourced, hand-cut and -ground meats; vegetables; deli meats; sides; beer and wine). Forget milk, eggs or charcoal on the way home? Preferred Meats carries those staples, too. Unsure how to cook a particular cut, want a suggestion for your next purchase or have a question about where the meats come from? Just ask. The staff is knowledgeable and super friendly. Pop in and we’re pretty sure this will be your new go-to meat market for sure. Follow @ preferredmeatsinc on Facebook.

Olde World Awesome
ExtolMag_31_Final_Page_19_Image_0001Family-owned and -operated, Schnitzelbank Restaurant serves up “olde world” German fare that’s perfect any time of year, but if you’re specifically looking for stick-to-your ribs goodness, try the Goulash, Sauerbraten or the Grüne Spinat Casserole. The historic eatery is located at 393 3rd Ave. in Jasper.

Big Buzz
ExtolMag_31_Final_Page_20_Image_0001It’s no surprise that 1816 Modern Kitchen & Drinks, 100 E. Chestnut St. in Corydon, has continued to garner much buzz since opening last year. Chef Scott Dickenson heads up the kitchen with what he calls “southern comfort fusions.” Try the Brussels Sprouts (we love the inclusion of a touch of local honey), Smoked Gouda Stuffed Meatloaf or one of the Sweet Potato Biscuits.

Membership Has Its Merits
ExtolMag_31_Final_Page_20_Image_0002Late last fall, we highlighted Board and You, a then-new business in New Albany that quickly gained a massive social media following and super fans of their custom charcuterie boards (pick up or delivery). Fast forward a few months, and now the business is expanding to Indiana, offers boards of all sizes (including gigantic tables filled with incredible edibles), and is slated to open Board and You Bistro downtown New Albany in May. Don’t want to wait? New to the concept? Like a little bit of exclusivity? The bistro, owned by Zack Flanagan and Sean Lara, is currently offering exclusive memberships that include a variety of benefits over a twelve month period, including the prominent display of your name – or your business name – in the restaurant, discounts, complimentary bottles of wine, exclusive invitations and more. Memberships range from Silver ($250) to Gold ($500) to Platinum ($1,500). For more information, contact Zack at 502.777.6516 or zack@boardandyou.com.

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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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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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