While at the Convention & Visitors Bureau, the friendly young woman who was helping us, gave each of us a bag of Caramel Corn from Charlie's Caramel Corn & Candy Shop. She also suggested that we go there to try their candy. About four hours later, we just happened to see their sign as we were walking down North Second Street, so, naturally, we stopped in to "check it out"!
When we walked in the door, we could smell the combination of Caramel Corn and Chocolate....oh, what a treat for the senses!
I ask the girl if they had always been in this location, and she said, "Yes, we've been here for 54 years!. It is located in a two-story home. It is a family-run business.
Charlie's is open 7 days a week. They have over 100 items to select ....such as Caramel, Turtles, Caramels, Toffee, Chocolate/nut Clusters, Creams, Truffles, Crunch, Boxed Assortments, and lots of sugarless Candy. You can also purchase Gift basket combinations or tins of Caramel Corn.
Favorite Dish: We had already eaten one bag of the Caramel Corn that the lady at the Convention/Visitors Center had given us, and we were quite impressed. So, we decided to give the chocolate a try.
I love Dark Chocolate so I got Dark Chocolate Clusters...some with Walnuts, Some with Almonds, and some with Pecans. Wow! what flavor and texture...they melted, and the nuts were so fresh.
My sister order combinations of Dark and Milk Chocolates.
Needless to say, we were very pleased as we left behind Charlie's Caramel Corn & Candy Shop...a real landmark in Vincennes, Indiana.
Procopio's has the best pizza around, after all he is from Sicily so who would know better. The pasta dishes are delicious also. His spagetti and meatballs are second to none. Try to eat one of his Greek or Sicilian salads, you had better be hungry they are big. The stuffed pizza is unlike any you will ever eat. Best Italian food in Knox county!!!!!
Favorite Dish: Spagetti and meatballs are my favorite the sauce is great, and the meatballs are so good you will want to take some home with your leftover pizza.
After a morning of touring the George Rogers Clark Memorial, The Old Cathedral Complex, The Lincoln Memorial Bridge, my sister and I were ready for a rest stop, cold drink, and a light meal. While at the Visitor City, we had asked for suggestions. Without hesitation, we were told to go to Main Street to Zander's Ice Cream and Coffee.
What a great suggestion that turned out to be!
It's a huge building that seems to go on forever. It's divided up into smaller areas which makes it intimate within this huge area. As is evident in Photo #2, the areas seem to have a theme or atmosphere. The one that we sat in [as in the picture] had a lovely mural on one wall.
To order, you have to go to the center area...it's not easy to make a decision with all the choices available. There's a list of frozen treats, of ice cream, of gelato, of special coffee drinks, of sandwiches, soups, and salads.
The people who work here are quite friendly and very efficient.
After perusing the menu, we finally decided.
Favorite Dish: My sister had a hot coffee drink and a special ham/cheese sandwich. I selected a frozen mocha drink [yum] and an Italian Panini . Both of us enjoyed our drinks and sandwiches. They were just the right sizes, and the flavors and textures were delicious.
I noted that they have live music and presentations here sometimes in the evenings. Being a University town, I'm sure the students find Zanders a great spot to congregate to share music, good coffee or ice cream. We sure enjoyed it.
Nine varieties of chicken wings. Sports Bar themed. Locals hangout. Very affordable!!! Also long list of appetizers available.
Favorite Dish: All wing varieties are delicious. All are served with celery and blue cheese or ranch dressing.
Very good food served buffet style. Very affordable. This is a very mild mid-west barbecue not to be confused with Kansas City or Memphis style. Salad Bar, soups, breads and homemade desserts included in buffet.
Favorite Dish: Buffet usually has large assortment of meats including fried and barbecue chicken, pulled barbecue chicken, beef brisket, pulled and smoked pork, and sometimes fish. Desserts are also very good.