Tri State Oktoberfest: Getting in Touch with Evansville’s German Roots

Recently featured on 14News, Evansville Courier & Press, and this blog, Dishcrawl, a national startup founded on the premise that communities can be brought together through good food and good company is putting on their leighderhosen! Our international Battledish event on Franklin Street was a huge success and this event will follow in its footsteps, working with the Evansville Germania Maennerchor.

“Joining with Germania will give us the opportunity to bring four restaurants under one house to feature good food, music, and celebrate our region's heritage,” says Michael Armanno, Dishcrawl Evansville Community Manager.

On Tuesday Oct. 22, Dishcrawl will explore Evansville’s German Heritage. For only $45, food lovers can join in and eat signature German dishes from four restaurants in one night. Tickets can be purchased online, and use the code "downtownchamber" to receive $10 off.

Part of the fun is the mystery aspect. Participating restaurants are kept a secret until 48 hours before the event at which time they are revealed to ticket holders.

Battledish Event in Evansville to Pit Chef Against Chef

Evansville is adding to its culinary environment with an event this Saturday. If you're in the area, check it out. Your tastebuds will thank you. A release from Michael Armanno, Evansville Dishcrawl community manager, has the details:

Battledish, an international chef competition, comes to the River City this fall!  Chefs across the world take their turn to compete for various titles such as most delicious, most creative, best modern, best cocktail, and most authentic.

Battledish will kick off Fall Festival season with the first ever competition in Evansville with six lucky chefs on Saturday October 5th at 2pm.  All ticket holders will have a chance to vote for their favorites in the competition along with an esteemed panel of featured guest judges.  Only one chef will emerge King of Battledish!

Chefs, details, and more to be unveiled weekly!  More info and registration at

Time for a New Dining Experience in Evansville

Summer is a great time to try a new restaurant and a new experience. You can do both by attending Evansville’s first Dishcrawl on Tuesday, July 9.

Join other food lovers to sample specialties and meet owners and chefs at four restaurants on Franklin Street. Participating restaurants are a secret. Hints, however, are being given via Twitter @DishcrawlEvansv.

Beginning at 7:30 p.m., ticketholders will meet at the first location (provided 48 hours in advance via email) to start their dining experience. After sampling cuisine at the initial restaurant, they will then travel by foot to enjoy the fare at the three remaining locations.

Dishcrawl started in San Jose, but has grown to host events across the nation in cities such as San Francisco, New York, Washington D.C., and more. Its mission is to show food lovers the best dishes in local restaurants.

There are a limited number of tickets (regular price $45, with Chamber members and blog readers eligible for a 15% discount by using the code chamberfranklin for the Evansville event). Purchase online.  

Questions about the event can be directed to the Evansville Dishcrawl Ambassador Michael Armanno via email at [email protected].