Since 1987, the bakers at Just Cookies have tirelessly dreamt up new variations of their made-from-scratch namesake. Those brainstorming sessions have resulted in eclectic flavors that range from white peanut butter and blueberry muffin to preservative-free sugar cookies topped with handmade icing. But they have also yielded alternative cooking methods, such as the popular no-bake chocolate oatmeal and no-bake peanut butter cookies. Despite the cookie stand’s name, its baking team dabbles in other sweet treats, including cookie cakes and made-from-scratch brownies. To accompany each sugary bite, Just Cookies stocks a diverse selection of soft drinks, including freshly brewed tea and energy drinks.
Each day at his candy shop, Mike Libs simmers sugar, cream, and butter in a vat before pouring the syrupy mix onto a steel slab and kneading it into fudge. He mastered this old-fashioned candy-making technique under the tutelage of his parents, who opened their chocolate store, Libs Chocolates, in downtown Evansville in 1950. Now at his own shop, Mike upholds his family's legacy by preparing classic treats such as peanut brittle, cream-filled chocolates, and edible busts of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Similarly, his sunlit storefront nabs motifs from his parents' candy shop, with red- and white-striped display cases to match servers' bright-red aprons.
Indulge in the selection of tasty treats at Maxine's Cafe and Bakery — this bakery is located in Evansville's Evansville neighborhood.
Low-fat foods are not on the menu at Maxine's Cafe and Bakery, though, so plan to indulge a bit.
Score quick and easy seating for groups of any size at Maxine's Cafe and Bakery.
No need to be formal, business casual will pass.
Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and Maxine's Cafe and Bakery will ensure that it is delicious.
Drivers can access the parking lot next door.
A typical meal at Maxine's Cafe and Bakery will set you back less than $30.
From behind a frozen granite slab, the staff of Cold Stone Creamery uses twin spatulas to blend custom servings of ice cream and creative mix-ins to fit customers’ exact specifications. Founded by Donald and Susan Sutherland in 1988, Cold Stone began under the hot Arizona sun, eventually spreading its frosty fingers to encompass more than 1,400 locations worldwide. Despite the size of the company, each location’s staff keeps up the handcrafted quality, making ice cream onsite every day and using those signature spatulas to create delicious pointillist art against the freezer wall.
Opened in 1949 as Zesto Drive-In, Zesto flips, fries, and scoops a variety of bun- and cone-moored treats. Succulent hamburgers with pickle and onion luxuriate between the crispy edges of their buns ($1.04), and jumbo, double- and triple-jumbo cheeseburgers ($1.78–$3.75) test the structure of meat and carbohydrate architecture. The quarter-pound Big Hug burger meal embraces cheese, mayo, bun, and the nearest weeping child to murmur words of delicious comfort alongside a medium fry and drink ($5.32). Crispy seasoned fries await cheddar cheese ($2.89) and chili ($3.89), and refreshing soft-serve ice cream cascades into cones ($0.75–$1.78) and swirls itself into shakes ($2.10–$4.44). When called upon by helpless citizens, the Zesto menu strips away its burger exterior to reveal an armory of hot dogs, sandwiches, slushies, and sundaes.
The vision for Jeanne's Gelato & More began when Valerie Ewers, who co-owns the caf? with her sisters, made a fateful trip to California and tasted gelato for the first time. She recalls, "I was pretty blown away? it was really different from everything else." Following this gustatory awakening, Valerie conferred with her sisters, and together they decided to set up a shop of their own inside a cheery yellow-walled caf?. The sisters offer a rotating cast of the creamy treat, eschewing artificial flavors in favor of seasonal ingredients such as watermelon and mango, and more off-the-wall infusions of wine, beer, and honeysuckle from real flowers. They also offer holiday flavors including pumpkin, pecan pie, and salted caramel for Thanksgiving and peppermint mocha and eggnog for Christmas.
In addition to making their own gelato, the sisters use their mother's recipes to prepare fresh homemade soups, grilled panini sandwiches, and french chocolate cake. And for clients looking to pair their treats with drinks, Ewers emphasizes her coffee: "best lattes around,? she says, ?'cause I like my coffee." In addition, gelato pies are available for purchase as well as gift certificates for stocking stuffers.