New Mexican restaurants, cafe, pizza

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – We bring you Tri-State restaurant events and food news you need to know. Here is the latest.

2nd Language opens a pizzeria in the city center

2nd language will add a pizzeria to the Downtown restaurant in the former pastry sector. A Neo-Neapolitan pizza similar to that served at partner restaurant Pangea Kitchen will be served, but in a user-friendly format that is baked in a special deck oven that allows the pizza to be larger and with a crispier crust. Packaged pints of gelato from Pangea Kitchen will also be available. The opening is scheduled for the end of the summer.

2nd Language is at 401 NW Second St; 812-401-2500.

The Evansville Country Orchard postponed this weekend’s farm-to-table dinner due to inclement weather and will host it instead on Saturday, June 11. The menu will include barbecue and other dishes prepared with local ingredients, and will be open to all ages. Strawberry and cherry picking is expected to take place at the same time, weather cooperating, and local artisans will showcase wares. Follow for more details as the day approaches.

The Evansville Country Orchard is at 16800 Old Petersburg Road; 812-490-9559.

Insomnia Cookies will open in Evansville

Insomnia cookies finalized a lease at Innovation Pointe in downtown Evansville. The company is known for delivering hot cookies late into the night. The opening date has not been announced.

Innovation Pointe is at 318 Main Street.

It’s an Urban Vibe Workspace and Open Cafe

It’s a Vibe Urban CoWork workspace and cafe is now open. On the menu are coffee and espresso drinks, mushroom coffee, teas including hibiscus and green tea, flavored lemonades and pastries from Moochies Cakes. The cafe is open to the public. Meeting rooms and workspaces are available for rent or through membership.

It’s a Vibe is at 1030 Washington Ave.

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A chicken salad sandwich on marbled rye with fries at the new East Side granola pot on Friday, February 11, 2022.

Granola Bar opens in Newburgh

The granola jar The Newburgh Restaurant is now open. This is the third location for deli, bakery and coffee. Look for homemade granola, lots of delicious cookies and baked goods, rolls, deli salads, freshly made sandwiches and green salads.

Granola Jar Newburgh is located at 333 State St. Suite A, Newburgh, Indiana; 812-568-8876.

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New shops in the old Schnuck building

The sign is in place for the Guanajuato Market and Taqueria’s Mexican cuisine in Schnuck’s old building at Green River Road and Washington Avenue. This will be the fourth location for The Taqueria, a fast and authentic Mexican restaurant also in the Eastland Mall, Bowling Green, Ky. and on First Avenue, although this location will have a slightly different menu with additional Central Mexican specialties. Remodeling is underway and no opening date has been shared.

Guanajuato Market and Taqueria will be at 4600 Washington Ave.

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Jalisco Taqueria now open

The Jalisco Taqueria is now open on Logan Avenue near Lowe’s, behind White Castle, in the former location of Mele’s Diner. The restaurant is owned by the owners of Jalisco Mexican Restaurant in Newburgh and offers authentic Mexican dishes such as street tacos, torta sandwiches, chicken and beef soups and daily specials such as menudo and a ‘guiso del dia “. Some favorites from the Jalisco restaurant menu such as chicken on the beach, paella rice and buffalo wings will also be available, as will a children’s menu with a cheeseburger and chicken nuggets.

Jalisco Taqueria is at 6840 Logan Drive; 812-602-3042.

John's Smokin' BBQ in Oakland City is now commissioning a barbecue and Tex-Mex taco truck.

BBQ Food Truck in Oakland City

John’s smoldering barbecue in Oakland City, Indiana, now has an active food truck in Evansville that serves barbecue and tex-mex treats with ground beef and chicken such as tacos, walking tacos, fries and tex-mex nachos as well as slushies and desserts in season. Watch the Facebook page for upcoming trips to Vanderburgh County or call 812-749-9227 for more information.

Fort Branch Mother Truckers Pizzeria Open

Mother Truckers Pizzeria trailer is now open in Fort Branch, Indiana. It is part of the R’z Café and Catering Company the empire with Flora June Shop Scoop and the Brickhouse shop. Mother Truckers will serve stone-baked pizzas, salads and other goodies next to Flora June’s. The outdoor courtyard will often host live music, family events and more.

Mother Truckers Pizzeria is located at 100 E Locust St., Fort Branch.

Myriad Brewing Company organizes a vegan food truck

the Myriad Brewing Company will host the Vuture food truck on Tuesday, May 3 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Vuture (future vegan) is an LA concept that sends food trucks peddling extreme “vegan junk food” all over the country. Expect to see huge loaded crispy chick sandwiches, loaded fries and more. The specific menu will be announced on the day of the event.

The Myriad Brewing Company is located at 101 SE First St.

This crispy chicn'n sandwich is one of Vuture's extreme examples of vegan food.

Enter to win a charcuterie contest

Sicilian charcuterie hosts a Charcuterie Queen Contest Saturday, May 7. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and competition begins at 6 p.m. For the $85 entry fee, each team of two receives a bottle of wine to drink while working, a charcuterie set with meat, cheese, fruit, vegetables and dips, and an artisanal charcuterie board. The winning team receives $150 and a charcuterie gift basket.

Siciliano Charcuterie is at 2015 W. Franklin St.; 812-455-8713.

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