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January 10, 2012

The Pub Crawl

Heading south to Newburgh

NEWBURGH, Ind. — This week I thought we might head south from Daviess County toward Evansville. Everyone knows that Castle High School is one of the longest road trips sports fans in Daviess County have to make. However, maybe this will make that trip a little more pleasant. In all honesty, Newburgh is not really a “funky-off -the-beaten-path-BBQ-kind-of-town.” It’s more of a “just-been-to-the-GAP-ready-for-a- Starbucks-kind-of-town.” However, if Starbucks is your cup of cappachino, then know that if you turn left on the Lloyd Expressway you will certainly pass one before making the turn up to Castle North, South or High School. Also on the Lloyd is Boston’s Pizza and Pub. It is a small chain that is a little upscale from an Applebees. In all honesty, the pizza is very good, with a lot of gourmet varieties like Hawaiian or Thai chicken.  There are plenty of appetizers, as well as burgers, pasta and ribs. They have a decent beer selection, as well as several margaritas specials. Another choice just off the Lloyd is Turoni’s Pizza. This is not the main location, which is in downtown Evansville. However, it is the same thin-crust pizza and same microbrewery ale. The Brew Pub is downtown and features, red, blonde and India Pale Ale along with seasonal brews. I believe the next specialty brew is Helles Bock which comes out in the spring. If you have Castle on the schedule, then there is a pretty good chance you are going to have to make a trip to Boonville as well at some point. If so, then you might  want to try Yesterdaze Tavern right on the square. I was there before soccer sectional this year. The sandwiches and appetizers were very good and they also had a nice selection of desserts available, along with having Derr’s Soda, which is also made in Boonville. These are old-fashioned sodas, with flavors like pineapple-orange, and strawberry and cream.  Just about any trip south means a trip through Petersburg. I have been to many little league and youth basketball tourneys at Pike Central and Petersburg and it always included a stop at Dairy Queen, however, sadly, the DQ is no more.  Another change down there includes the relocation of Joe Mama’s Pizza to a location further south on 57. Not a lot of choice, but not a bad place to take 12 little leaguers. As always, let me know if you find a neat little spot somewhere.

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