9 bites of food news for you this week

Agape Graze is beginning business lunch stops.

Agape Graze is beginning business lunch stops.

EVANSVILLE − We’re bringing you Tri-State restaurant happenings and food news you need to know. Here’s the latest.

Charcuterie and dessert lunch delivery

Agape Graze and Posh Sweet Treat Creations are collaborating to make business charcuterie and dessert lunch runs. No pre-ordering is necessary. The delivery drivers will pull up to your workplace with packaged lunches and desserts. You run out, make your selection, and enjoy. Charcuterie entrees will start at $10 and desserts such as cheesecake cups and chocolate covered fruit start at $6. If you’d be interested in having your business on a route, call or text 812-518-0008 or 812-773-8870. visit the Facebook Pages for pictures and more information.

Chocolate Slip ‘n Slide?

Diamond Lake Resort in Utica, Ky., will be celebrating everything chocolate with a Chocolate Lovers’ Weekend from Friday, July 28 – Sunday, July 30. Be ready for a chocolate pudding eating contest, a chocolate slip ‘n slide, chocolate tastings, chocolate themed crafts and more surprises. Drive over for the day or rent a campsite. Call for more information on the schedule of events.

Diamond Lake Resort is at 7301 Hobbs Road, Owensboro, Ky.; 270-229-4900.

Harmony Pizza opens once more

Harmony Pizza, on Harmony Way in Evansville, has been sold to the owners of long-time West Side pizza favorite Parkway Pizza and is open once more. The menu is similar to that at Parkway Pizza, although there is no salad bar or ice cream at the Harmony location.

Harmony Pizza is at 1101 Harmony Way.

BBQ contest on Haynie’s Corner

The Haynie’s Corner Arts District will host its inaugural Amateur BBQ Competition on Sunday, July 30. Judging will take place at 5:30 pm and public eating begins at 6 pm All-you-can-eat barbecue, or all you can eat until it’s all gone, is $10. Proceeds benefit the Haynie’s Corner Arts District Association. Team entry is $75 and the contest is limited to 10 teams of two people. The Old Fashioned Butcher Shoppe is providing pork butts for smoking.

Old Fashioned Pie Contest

the Historic Newburgh Farmers Market will hold their yearly pie contests on Saturday, July 29, between 7 and 10 am Pies may be sweet or savory. The main ingredient must be locally grown or raised, and your crust must be made from scratch. Bring your pie to the market at 8:30 am with an index card with your name and number on one side and the recipe and ingredient list on the other. The public may taste the pies between 9:30 and 10:30. Winners will be announced at 10:30 am

The Historic Newburgh Farmers Market is held at 1 E. Water St. in Newburgh.

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Ice Cream with the Ice Queen

Merrymint Celebration Boutique & Event Space will host story time and an ice cream social with the Ice Queen on Saturday, July 31, from 10-11 am Enjoy songs, games, ice cream and photos with the Ice Queen. Tickets are $25 and admit one adult and one child. Subscribe to Merrymint’s calendar to keep up to date on all character storytime events.

Merrymint is at 318 Walnut St.; 812-449-7985.

Spend a Friday night at this cool place and make money for your organization.

Spend a Friday night at this cool place and make money for your organization.

Wash dishes, earn money for your non-profit

The Nisbet Inn is looking for Friday night volunteer dishwashers to raise money for non-profit groups. Groups of 3-4 people from an organization with at least one adult and none under 14 work to scrape dishes, run them through the dishwasher, return them to the kitchen, empty trash and clean up at the end of the approximately 5-1/4 hour shift for $200. Call the restaurant for more information.

The Nisbet Inn is at 6701 Nisbet Road, Haubstadt, Ind.; 812-963-9305.

Summertime Grand Buffet in New Harmony

The Red Geranium restaurant will offer a summertime breakfast and Grand Buffet on Sunday, July 30, from 7 am-2 pm The breakfast is $19 per person and will be offered from 7-10 am, and the Grand Buffet, from 10 am-2 pm, is $35 for adults, $15 for kids 6-12, and kids 5 and under free (tax and a 20% gratuity will be added). On the breakfast menu will be all your favorite breakfast meats, potatoes, eggs, biscuits and gravy and an omelette station. On the Grand Buffet you’ll find a fruit and cheese selection, appetizers, fried chicken, grilled flank steak, seafood casserole, green beans, fried okra, rice pilaf, chef’s dessert selections and much more. Reservations are required. Call the restaurant to reserve at 812-682-4431.

The Red Geranium is at 504 North St., New Harmony, Ind.; 812-682-6171.

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Vanderburgh County Fair approaches

The Vanderburgh County Fair will run from Monday, July 24 through Saturday, July 29. In addition to all the farm animals, motocross racing, pageants, rodeo, live music, tractor pull, demolition derby, watermelon seed spitting contest, there’s a whole midway full of food booths with all your favorite festival eats.

The Vanderburgh County Fair will be at the Vanderburgh County 4-H Fairgrounds at 201 E. Boonville-New Harmony Road.

This article originally appeared on Evansville Courier & Press: Evansville food news: 9 bites of food news for you this week

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