DQYD Top 5: Close to Home

This week's "DQYD Top 5"  is inspired by our guest Heather. If you haven't listened to the episode yet, Heather is an entrepreneur and owner of the local shop: River City, so we set out to make our top 5 lists very Evansville-based.

Do you agree with our picks? Let us know in the comments below, and feel free to add your own top 5 lists!

 

Nathan's Top 5 Historic Evansville Locations

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Pick 5: USS LST 325

Recently getting a cameo in the new Call of Duty, the World War 2 naval ship resides peacefully in the city it was built. 

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Pick 4: Angel Mounds

It's easy for cities to forget what was there before a single building was constructed and luckily Evansville has held on to a piece of that history. Located on the southeast side of town is a Native American museum with many reconstructed buildings and items from what stood there in the past.

Pick 3: Willard Library

Every city has a potentially haunted library in the middle of it, right? 

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Pick 2: Reitz Home

From tours to small jazz parties, this house is the surest way to get transferred back into the early 1900's there is.

Pick 1: Bosse Field

Not even a baseball fan and I can sense the "magic" of Bosse field. Oh and scenes from "A League of Their Own" were filmed here. Just don't ask Madonna what she thought of our city.

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Farrin's Top 5 Favorite Evansville Bars

Evansville has a plethora of libation stations, and I’m going to pick my top 5.

Pick 5: Peephole

Small in space, but great in personality, the Peephole will help you wet your whistle on the cheap. While you’re at it, get a grilled cheese and some tots!

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Pick 4: Gerst Haus

Evansville’s German roots are in full feature at the Gersthaus (Gerst Bavarian Haus). If you want some sauerkraut, bratwurst, and a good beer, trinken bei Gersthaus!

 

Pick 3: Fidel's

One of the more unique and equally delicious restaurants, Walton’s, holds in its high towers the wonderful whiskey bar, Fidel’s. So classy up there! And it gets better, they have shuffleboard!...TRY TO BEAT ME NATHAN!

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Pick 2: Lamasco/Bokeh Lounge

I couldn’t decide on which place I wanted to be at number two, so I picked Lamasco and Bokeh Lounge. They both have awesome live music and a fantastic atmosphere, so you can’t go wrong with either!

Pick 1: Mo's House

My number one drinking hole in Evansville shouldn’t be called a hole at all, but a place of pure fun, Mo’s House! Back in the day it was was Haynie’s Corner Pub which was a blast, but Mo came in and turned it up to 11! It’s cozy, it’s live, it’s fun, and the staff is the bomb!

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(Honorable mention has to go to High Score Saloon! It’s not open officially yet as of this post, but come on, it’s a barcade!)

 

Drew's Top 5 Evansville Resturaunts

Food is something we all do, and here in Evansville, we do it well. Condensing a list of my favorite local eateries down to just 5 was harder than I thought it'd be. Food & drink run very parallel with each other, and in the end, I ended up leaving two fantastic local places off the list (Walton's & Gerst Haus) purely to split away from Farrin's top 5.

Pick 5: Franklin street pizza factory

Who doesn't like pizza? Communists, that's who. While there are no shortages of pizza places in Evansville, FPF has some seriously good eats

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Pick 4: Pangea Kitchen

If you haven't been to Pangea yet, do yourself a favor and go there now.  With a menu full of tastes from around the world, there's definitely something for everyone to enjoy.

Pick 3: The Hornet's Nest

The Hornet's nest was a name that I'd heard again and again throughout the years. Only recently did I actually make my way out there to see if it lived up to the hype. All I have to say is: Driving out to the middle of nowhere never tasted so good.

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Pick 2: Turoni's

What, you thought Turoni's wasn't going to be on the list? C'mon, son! 
Turoni's is one of the most iconic eateries in the area, and one of the first places that I'll recommend to anyone asking for good places to eat.

Pick 1: Charlie's Mongolian bbq/big bang

Basically, whenever there's a meal choice left up to me, you better believe that I'm going to one of these two places nine out of ten times. There's just something about building every component of your meal and watching it get cooked in front of you that I love.

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