Since opening its doors in 1961, Schnitzelbank has preserved the Bavarian traditions of hearty cuisine and bountiful beer as one of southern Indiana's only German restaurants. The extensive menu builds transatlantic bridges with a cornucopia of traditional German specialties, American favorites, and an enormous supply of suspension cables. Limber chomping muscles for a marathon meal with the full Wunderbar salad bar or the chef's special kraut balls, which marry seasoned ground beef and pork with sauerkraut and cream cheese under a veil of toasty breadcrumbs ($7.95). In the beef rouladen, bacon, green peppers, onions, and mushrooms snuggle together in a sirloin-tip sleeping bag, while Wednesday and Saturday evenings delight guests with a two-inch thick hickory smoked pork chop slathered with a signature barbecue sauce ($21.95). Schnitzelbank's lunch menu presents traditional southern German and American dishes between curtains of fresh bread for a savory midday aside or bratwurst-inspired soliloquy. Customers can also feast from the Lenten seafood buffet on Friday's through Easter Sunday, April 24.
We've been around since 1971. The building was originally the Victory Theater that opened in 1942. Pizza has always been our mainstay, but we also specialize in a variety of appetizers, hoagies, sandwiches, and dinners. We also have a full service bar located in the original theater area.
The ambrosial architects at Bits & Pieces Premium Ice Cream & Desserts squelch the cries of sugar-craving sweet teeth with a menu of fresh, homemade desserts. Rotating flavors of ice cream, such as oatmeal raisin, no-bake cookie, and apple crisp, stuff waffle cones in one- ($2.99) or two-scoop ($3.65) increments. Eager tongues lap up creamy milkshakes ($3.45 for 16-ounce) or malts ($3.70 for 16-ounce), and bananas cower from taste buds and mouth ghosts under the banana split's double topping of frozen dairy ($3.75). Like a batch of edible diamonds but less common, specialty sundaes, available in Rockin' Reese, Awesome Oreo, or Butterfinger Blast ($4), keep tooth caves sparkling with saccharine delights. Encouraging customer ingenuity, the innovative proprietors at Bits & Pieces welcome flavor suggestions and have fabricated an array of creative concoctions from jalapeño chocolate to green tea.
Just as the name implies, Farmer’s Daughter Bakery and Cafe is family-owned-and-operated, serving up fresh portions of grains, soups, and salads straight from the garden. Every item on the menu is made in-house, and all processed foods are told to take a hike to see if a natural activity will help cleanse their system. Grab a friend or scurvy-plagued 18th-century merchant-sailor and double up lunchtime feasts with a bowl of the daily homemade-soup special coupled with a green salad (a $6 value each).
The two-bedroom, newly renovated farmhouse at Blue Heron Vineyards safeguards guests in a rural, picturesque setting amid turn-of-the-century barns and vintage outbuildings. Guests have their choice of enjoying a homemade breakfast in the farmhouse, from the tree house-like deck of the winery, or lakeside while served by a wait staff of bullfrogs trained at L'Ambroisie in Paris. Spend an afternoon casually strolling through the vineyard grounds spread across a high bluff near the Ohio River, or visit the property's large Celtic cross, carved from natural stone over a 23-month period by local sculptor Greg Harris. Visitors calm their outdoors obsessions by fishing and canoeing at the nearby Deer Creek or exploring the Hoosier National Forest along scenic hiking and biking trails teeming with towering trees, wildlife, and ringleted porridge thieves.