Indie food & drink behind the booths: Rounding up all the rest of ’em.


Harvest Homecoming’s annual occupation of downtown New Albany is almost here, and in 2016, “booth days” take place from October 6 – 9 (Thursday through Sunday). We’re here to have a look at what’s taking place behind the booths, where our independent local businesses operate throughout the year.

Throughout the week, I’ve been collecting information about food and drink behind the booths. Here are the indie businesses that remain in a somewhat arbitrary geographic chunk of downtown. I scrolled through social media links for a final time on Wednesday afternoon, looking for special event notifications. A few appear below.

Profuse apologies if I omitted an indie; let me know and I’ll correct the omission as soon as possible. As with the previous listings this week, these are the indie businesses who are open for business year round. They’re really what we’re about.


Hitching Post Tavern (115 W. Market Street)

Vickie’s Good Time Bar & Grill (114 E. Market Street)

The Comfy Cow (109 E. Market Street)

Bella Roma Italiana Cuisine (134 E. Market Street)

Quills Coffee (137 E. Market Street)
“In for the Harvest Homecoming? We’ll be open regular hours.”

Coqui’s Cafe (147 E. Market Street)
“Would anyone be interested in helping us run our booth at Harvest Homecoming tomorrow and Friday? It’s a paid gig.”

Hugh E. Bir Cafe (324 E. Market Street)

Pastime Grill and Pub (424 E. Market)

Israel’s Delicias De Mexico Gourmet (1515 E. Market Street)


Brownie’s “The Shed” Grille & Bar in New Albany (826 W. Main Street)

Feast BBQ (116 W. Main Street)

Main Street Pub (147 E. Main St.)
“Harvest festivities are approaching- check us out on the beer walk- best deals on beers!! Aluminum pints 3.50 Friday & Saturday. Jell-O shooters 1.00 (until supplies last). No cover!!”

Cafe 157 (157 E. Main Street)
“Open daily plus extra hours for Harvest Homecoming!”


Daisy’s Country Cooking (223 W. 5th Street)

Dragon King’s Daughter (202 E. Elm Street)

River City Winery (321 Pearl Street)

Rookies Cookies & Cakes (310 Pearl Street)

Shawn’s Southern BBQ (822 State Street)
“Look for us at Harvest Homecoming!”

Sweet Stuff Bakery (323 E. Spring Street)

For officially sanctioned activities, go here: 2016 Harvest Homecoming Festival Guide.