Thursday, June 10, 2010

Karen's "big damn guide" to downtown New Albany this weekend.

Here's an amazing compendium of downtown (and near downtown) New Albany restaurants, shops, establishments and attractions, as compiled by Karen Gillenwater for the use of visitors this crazy chock-full weekend.

First, a brief recap of events, and then Karen's list. E-mail me with additions and corrections, and I'll execute an update later this afternoon.

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Friday June 11:

At Thorpe Woodworks:
Four great artists under one roof (glass and woodworking), 137 E Market, 6:00 p.m.)

At the Carnegie Center: Phase Change: Works in Glass by C. Matthew Szösz

Throughout downtown: Glass by the Block Weekend (glass installations)

Througout downtown: New Albany Bicentennial Public Art Project walk

At the Riverfront Amphitheater: Performing Arts and Concert Series - Rock & Roll Ballet with Lousville Ballet Civic Company, and Indie Music Fest with Whistle Peak and The Delorians

Saturday, June 12:

At the Farmers Market:
Weekly Saturday morning session of the Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Throughout downtown:
Glass by the Block Weekend (glass installations)

At the Riverfront Amphitheater:
Celts on the River concert, (Fox in the Morning coverage here, information about NABC's special Haggis Laddie Celtic Red here, a few more fest details here), 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

At NABC Bank Street Brewhouse (it's my blog, after all):
USA vs. England match in the World Cup and debut of "USA vs England – Ordinary Bitter", 2:30 p.m.; Louisville Ale Club at 5:00 p.m.; and Celts on the River after-party beginning at 10:00 p.m.

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Local Restaurants:

(Hours below are for Friday, June 11 & Saturday, June 12.)

1. Downtown Diner & Coffee House
506 West Main St, 812-725-8680
Cooked-to-order diner and espresso bar ($5 - $7)
Friday & Saturday: 6 am – 2 pm

2. Dueling Grounds Café at Destinations Booksellers
604 East Spring Street, 812-944-5116
http://www.destinationsbooksellers.com/
Coffee drinks, pastries (under $4)
Friday & Saturday: 9 am – 7 pm

3. Hobknobb Coffee Shop
419 State Street, 812-923-1458
http://www.hobknobbroasting.com/
Coffee drinks, muffins, bagels, pastries ($2 - $5)
Friday: 6 am – 9 pm, Saturday: 7 am – 9 pm

4. Jackson’s Seafood
400 West Main Street, 812-945-3474
Oysters & seafood (Under $10 per entrée)
Friday & Saturday: 11 am – 8 pm

5. Lancaster’s Cafeteria
225 West 5th Street, 812-949-2400
Home cooked style meals ($8 – $12)
Friday & Saturday: 11 am – 8 pm

6. La Rosita Mexican Grill
1515 East Market Street, 812-944-3620
http://www.larositagrill.com/
Traditional and original recipes from Mexico City (Lunch: $7 - $8, Dinner: $9 - $13) (Outdoor seating)
Friday & Saturday: 11 am – 10 pm,

7. NABC Bank Street Brewhouse
Hosting the Celtic Fest after-party Saturday starting at 10pm!
415 Bank Street, 812-725-9585
http://www.newalbanian.com/
“Casual” French fare with seasonal menu
(Lunch: $7 - $10, Dinner: $8 - $22) (Outdoor seating)
Friday & Saturday: 11 am – 11pm,

8. Patticakes & Pies Café
Art Walk Specials, Friday, 5 – 9pm:
$1 off Iced Coffee Drinks!
$1 off any whole Panini Sandwich!
$2 Grilled Hotdogs w/ all the fixins!
$7 Carry-out Boxed Lunches!
155 East Main Street, 812-725-8510
http://patticakesandpiescafe.weebly.com/
Breakfast, baked goods, soups, salads & panini sandwiches ($3.25 - $6.99) (Outdoor seating)
Friday: 8 am – 3 pm & 5 – 9 pm, Sat.: 9 am – 4 pm

9. Paul’s One World Café
133 East Market Street, 812-945-5555
Mexican & American cuisine ($5 - $10)
(Outdoor seating)
Friday & Saturday: 11 am – 9:00 pm

10. River City Winery
Presenting a reception with wine tastings,
Friday, 5 – 9pm, for artist John King’s Glass Artwork Retrospective!
321 Pearl Street, 812-945-9463
http://www.rivercitywinery.com/
Gourmet pizzas, salads, appetizers ($5 - $15)
Friday: 4 – 9 pm, Saturday: noon – 10 pm

11. Steinert's Grill and Pub
401 E. Main Street, 812-945-8827
http://www.steinertsgrillandpub.com/
American cuisine with a few traditional German dishes
Friday & Saturday, 11 am - 3:00 am

12. Studio’s Grille & Pub
207 East Main Street, 812-590-3171
http://www.studiosgrilleandpub.com/
American cuisine ($6 - $15) (Outdoor seating)
Friday 11 am – 11 pm, Saturday: noon – 12 pm

13. Toast on Market
141 East Market Street, 812-941-8582
http://www.toastonmarket.com/
Breakfast & lunch ($4.75 – $11.50)
Friday: 7 am – 2 pm, Saturday: 7 am – 3 pm

14. Tommy Lancaster’s Restaurant
1629 East Market Street, 812-945-2389
http://www.tommylancasters.com/
Home style cooking ($7)
Friday: 11 am – 7:30 pm, Saturday: 11 am – 6 pm

15. Wick’s Pizza
225 State Street, 812-945-9425
http://www.wickspizza.com/
Pizza, pasta, salads, sandwiches ($4.75 - $30)
Friday & Saturday: 11 am - midnight

16. The Windsor Restaurant & Garden
148 East Market Street, 812-944-9688
American cuisine (Lunch: $8 - $10, Dinner:
$14 - $25) (Outdoor seating)
Friday: 10:30am – 2:30pm, 5 – 10pm,
Saturday: 2:30 – 11pm

Shopping & Services:
(Hours below are for Friday, June 11 & Saturday, June 12.)

1. Antiques Attic
145 East Market Street, 812-941-0437
www.antiquesattic/facebook.com
Friday: 11 am – 5 pm, Saturday: 11 am – 6 pm

2. Destinations Booksellers
604 East Spring Street, 812-944-5116
http://www.destinationsbooksellers.com/
Friday & Saturday: 9 am – 7 pm

3. Floyd County YMCA
Hosting a reception Friday evening for the New Albany Bicentennial Public Art Project Art Walk!
33 State Street, 812-283-9622
http://www.ymcasi.org/
Friday: 5 am – 10 pm, Saturday: 8 am – 6 pm

4. Gallery on Pearl
222 Pearl Street, 812-542-0780
http://www.thegalleryonpearl.com/
Friday: 11 am – 9 pm, Saturday: 9 am – 4 pm

5. Preston Arts Center, Inc.
20% off all stocked merchandise!
315 Pearl Street, 812-944-0181
http://www.prestonartscenter.com/
Friday: 9 am – 9 pm, Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm

6. Schmitt Furniture Co.
Celebrating 74 years in Downtown New Albany! 20% discount on all pictures, lamps and accessories! Cash discounts on furniture & financing available! FREE delivery within 50 miles!
On the Furniture Corner of State & Main Streets,
812-944-2285
http://www.schmittfurniture.com/
Friday: 9:30 am – 8 pm, Saturday: 9:30 am – 8 pm

7. Strandz Salon & Threadz Boutique
Mention the art walk for 20% off any retail
322 Vincennes Street, 812-945-5480
http://www.strandzandthreadz.com/
Friday: 10 am – 7 pm, Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm

Attractions:

(Hours below are for Friday, June 11 & Saturday, June 12.)

1. Carnegie Center for Art & History
Phase Change: Works in Glass by C. Matthew Szösz
201 East Spring Street, 812-944-7336
http://www.carnegiecenter.org/
Friday: 10 am – 9 pm, Saturday: 10 am – 5:30 pm (Free)

Glass by the Block
Weekend glass installations around downtown New Albany and at IUS. Brochures available at sites in town and online at: http://www.carnegiecenter.org/

New Albany Bicentennial Public Art Project
http://www.nabpublicart.org/

2. Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site
914 East Main Street, 812-944-9600
www.indianamuseum.org/sites/culb.html
Friday & Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm (Free - $3.50)

3. Division Street School
1803 Conservative Street, 812-945-3204
(corner of E. 18th St. & Kathryn Hickerson Pl)
Saturday: 1 – 3 pm (Free)

4. New Albany-Floyd County Public Library
(Includes the Indiana History Room)
180 West Spring Street, 812-944-8464
http://www.nafclibrary.org/
Friday and Saturday: 9 am – 5:30 pm (Free)

5. New Albany Riverfront Amphitheater
Special performances Friday and Saturday. Brochures available at sites in town and online at: http://www.carnegiecenter.org/
On the riverfront, next to the YMCA at 33 State St

6. Padgett Museum / Floyd Co. Hist. Society
509 West Market Street, 812-949-2551
Friday & Saturday: 11 – 4 pm (Free)

7. Scribner House
Garden open, featuring art installations by the New Albany Bicentennial Public Art Project artists.
Corner of State & Main Streets, 812-949-1776 (Free)

8 comments:

G Coyle said...

Damn! It's going to be hoppin downtown this weekend - yee haw!!

hey all you rats, lay low till Monday...K?

B.W. Smith said...

You forgot Steinert's. They have great lunches.

B.W. Smith said...

That's a great restaurant list. I printed one for our office for out-of-town folks to use when they need lunch during deposition breaks.

Angie Andriot said...

Whoa awesome list! Would I be overstepping if I reposted this entire thing on Louisville.com tomorrow? With a link here, of course?

Also, I don't see Thorpe Woodworks's Friday event on here.

The New Albanian said...

I added Steinert's and placed the Thorpe Woodworks event at the top because it is a special occurrence.

Anything else?

The New Albanian said...

Angie, feel free to repost and link, but remember that Karen Gillenwater is the author. I'm just getting it on the Internet.

Ceece said...

don't know if this fits anywhere on this list or not but there is also Mariposa, the upscale consignment and boutique store in the White House Centre which will be open on friday ans Saturday.

(and my photography studio will be opn on friday night as well)

R. Mutt said...

Thanks, all. Feel free to use the list as you would like. I work on making the art happen, but with the other stuff I can only take credit for typing it up, which is nothing compared to the efforts of all the business owners! I've maintained the list at the Carnegie Center for our visitors for a couple of years now - though it's grown a lot over that time and it's getting harder to keep up with! Thanks for the additions. I have Mariposa and Courtney's info to add in, along with Steinert's. (I'll share that info. with you too Roger.) Keep in mind that these are special hours for this weekend. If anyone wants the list with regular hours, email me.