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LFW Weekly Fun File

Posted by on April 27, 2017 | 0 comments

LFW Weekly Fun File

Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? Living Fort Wayne compiles a list of events and activities happening every week! This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you don’t quite see what you’re looking for, check out our events calendar. If you’d like to see your event featured in the Weekly Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com or you can go ahead and submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. 2017 Giving Back Fort Wayne Volunteer Fair Thursday, April 27 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Meet over 60 area non-profits and organizations to learn about their volunteer opportunities. Enjoy food trucks and more! Celebrate Immigrants in Fort Wayne Thursday, April 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Listen to a great panel and celebrate all the immigrants who make our community great. Progressive Social Hour is partnering with Universal Education Foundation for this free event. Not to mention, there will be specialty appetizers from around the world. The Taming of the Shrew Thursday, April 27 to Sunday, May 7, times vary Get your dose of Shakespeare with this great show! Medication Disposal Day Friday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It’s time for spring cleaning! Help keep our families and community safe by properly disposing of your medications. Shoot for a Cure Walk For A Cause 3 Mile Walk Friday, April 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. A wonderful 3 mile walk (family friendly!). The proceeds go to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. Stand Against Racism Friday, April 28 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Raising awareness to combat institutional racism. A Wrinkle in Time A staple young adult book comes to life with some super talented local folks. Don’t miss it! Touch-a-Truck 2017 Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Take your kiddos to explore some super cool vehicles! What a fun Saturday morning! He Named Me Malala: Screening and Discussion Sunday, April 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. This documentary is a part of this year’s “Stand Against Racism” campaign. The YWCA will lead a discussion following the film. Friendly Fox Fundraiser/Silent Auction Sunday, April 30 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Do you want an outdoor revamp at the Friendly Fox? Then help them out and get some cool stuff in the process! Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Get out and have some fun this weekend! We can’t wait to see you around our...

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LFW Weekly Fun File

Posted by on April 13, 2017 | Comments Off on LFW Weekly Fun File

LFW Weekly Fun File

Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? Living Fort Wayne compiles a list of events and activities happening every week! This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you don’t quite see what you’re looking for, check out our events calendar. If you’d like to see your event featured in the Weekly Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com or you can go ahead and submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. 1. Rachel Von and Jeremy Stroup’s Art Opening Thursday, April 13 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Stop by for an evening of creativity and fun! 2. Entrepreneurs, Don’t Be Socially Awkward: A Social Media Talk Friday, April 14 at 12 p.m. In this talk, Anna Russett, Senior Social Strategist visiting from Havas Chicago and Fort Wayne native, will discuss why social should be at the core of your strategy with tips on how to build a strong social presence that highlights your brand’s services or products and speaks authentically to your target audience. 3. Hike The Trails of Fox Island Friday, April 14 at 1 p.m. Hike the trails of Fox Island with Naturalist Jeff Ormiston. It should be a beautiful spring day! 4. Slidin’ Into the Latest Trends: Where Social Media is Going Friday, April 14 at 5:30 p.m. Come hear Anna Russett, Senior Strategist with Havas Chicago and social influencer share emerging trends and innovations in social media. Learn where social media is going and how you can not only come along, but also lead the way. 5. Soirée Presents: Acoustic Showcase Saturday, April 15 ay 7:30 p.m. Hear some great music and BYOB. 6. Chalk it Up [workshop] Saturday, April 15 at 1 p.m. Learn how to chalk, write, and design a chalkboard at Saving Grace Vintage. 7. Deer Park’s Dyngus Day Party Monday, April 17 Celebrate with food, drinks, and music! 8. The Buzz about Bees Tuesday, April 18 at 9:30 a.m. A local beekeeper will teach your kiddos (age 3-5) about the importance of bees — stop by and you may learn a thing or two, too! 9. Meet Me At FWMoA Tuesday, April 18 at 2 p.m. “This monthly tour program is specially designed for individuals with an early-stage diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or other form of dementia. Tours are led by docents trained to effectively communicate with individuals with an early-stage diagnosis of dementia and are designed to be engaging for the individual and their care partners.” Check out the event page for more information. 10. Pippin National Tour: April 18, 2017 in Fort Wayne, IN Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. Don’t miss the latest show coming to the Embassy! Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Get out and have some fun this weekend! We can’t wait to see you around our...

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Pin-Up Curls Hosts Prom Night, Grown-Up Style!

Posted by on April 7, 2017 | Comments Off on Pin-Up Curls Hosts Prom Night, Grown-Up Style!

Pin-Up Curls Hosts Prom Night, Grown-Up Style!

If you’re looking for a date night that breaks up the ho-hum dinner and a movie routine, you need to mark your calendar for April 22nd. The Pin-Up Curls salon will be hosting an adult masquerade prom at the Fort Wayne Country Club to benefit the Livestrong Foundation, and it’s going to be a blast! I met with Erin Raber, owner and “head curl” of Pin-Up Curls to get the highlights of what they’re planning for the event and found out that this group goes above and beyond to have fun with their clients.   “We love all our guests, and we like to think of them as family, not clients. To keep the salon family-oriented, we celebrate days and events that remind us of our families and family traditions. We love to dress up and decorate the salon. Last Halloween, we turned the salon into a story book and dressed up as characters like Pinocchio, Tinker Bell, and the Big Bad Wolf! On Fridays, we host birthday parties for little girls and their buddies. We also love to do style parties. This is a night to teach our guest and her friends ways to care for and style their hair. They are so much fun!”     If you’re looking for a fresh new look, you need to check out what the talented staff at Pin-Up Curls can do. Winner of Salon Today’s Top 200 salons in the nation two years in a row, The Curls, as they affectionately call themselves, travel across the nation to places like Chicago, New Orleans, San Diego, and LA to bring the latest trends home to Fort Wayne. The Pin-Up Curls Masquerade Prom will be held at the Fort Wayne Country Club from 7pm-10pm on April 22nd. Prom tickets are $50 per couple and include light snacks, dancing, cash bar, silent auction and fun! Stop in to Pin-Up Curls today to purchase your tickets. You can have your hair styled for prom on April 22nd from 1-3pm, cost is $25. All proceeds from the prom will go to the Livestrong Foundation. Pin-Up Curls is located at 6222 Covington Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804. Follow them on...

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LFW Weekly Fun File

Posted by on April 6, 2017 | Comments Off on LFW Weekly Fun File

LFW Weekly Fun File

Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? Living Fort Wayne compiles a list of events and activities happening every week! This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you don’t quite see what you’re looking for, check out our events calendar. If you’d like to see your event featured in the Weekly Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com or you can go ahead and submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. Jerry Seinfeld Thursday, April 6 at 7:00 p.m. Jerry Seinfeld will be performing at the Embassy. How fun! Tickets are still available, you don’t have to miss the show! Kitten Foster Workshop Thursday, April 6 at 5:00 p.m. It’s almost kitten season, and the SPCA will need some loving foster homes for these adorable little fluff balls. Give back to the community by volunteering to cuddle kittens until they find loving homes. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ in Concert Friday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. This. is. going. to. be. amazing. They’re performing every single note from the film. Let your imagination run wild in Hogwarts… Let’s Comedy! Presents: Andy Kindler Friday, April 7 at 7:00 p.m. This should be a great time! This guy boasts a bio filled with all sorts of amazing credits, including a recurring role on Fox’s hit animation Bob’s Burgers and Comedy Central’s Tosh.0. He is also the host of Season 4 and 5 of Hulu’s standup series, Coming to the Stage, and has been a correspondent on The Late Show with David Letterman with over 40 appearances. Wild Kratts and Nature Cat Screener Saturday, April 8 at 9:45 a.m. Refreshments and a sneak peek of two new episodes! I know my kiddo loves the Wild Kratts (and I like it, too). Fort Wayne TinCaps Opening Day Saturday, April 8 at 6:00 p.m. It’s opening day! Summer is on its way! Happy Dogs Daycare Presents: 9th Annual Easter Bone Hunt Sunday, April 9 at 1:00 p.m. Come on out for some dog friendly games and crafts. Prize baskets will be given away to the lucky pups who find prize eggs! All dogs admitted for a $15 donation & proceeds will go toward FWACC’s Adoption & Volunteer programs. Eating for Energy Sunday, April 9 at 3:00 p.m. Dr. Caitlin Hernandez will provide nutritional information about “high octane” foods to eat that bring natural energy to your body! Plus, discover those foods that zap your energy and slow you down. Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Get out and have some fun this weekend! We can’t wait to see you around our...

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LFW Weekly Fun File

Posted by on March 30, 2017 | Comments Off on LFW Weekly Fun File

LFW Weekly Fun File

–This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you don’t quite see what you’re looking for, check out our events calendar. If you’d like to see your event featured in the Weekly Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com or you can go ahead and submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. Inaugural FORT WAYNE SOUP Thursday, March 30 at 6 p.m. The goal is to foster community and civic engagement through social and democratic interaction.  If you’re interested in learning more, check out the post. Second Chances Art Exhibit and Fundraiser Friday, March 31 at 6 p.m. This will be an amazing night raising money for an awesome organization in our community. Donnie Darko 15th Anniversary Late Night Screening… Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1 Special screenings of the newly restored 15th anniversary special of Donnie Darko! Maumee, Mary And Joseph Comedy Festival Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1 Don’t miss Fort Wayne’s first comedy festival. It’s sure to be a good time! Journey, Allen County War Memorial Friday, March 31 at 7 p.m. Who doesn’t love Journey? Fool Hardy History Saturday, April 1 at 1 p.m. Fool Hardy History challenges the public to identify unusual or mysterious objects from the museum’s 28,000 piece object collection. Guesses are submitted to History Center staff, and the individuals with the most correct guesses will win prizes. The Phil Masterworks: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Saturday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. Three Shakespearean works are represented here in vastly different guises. The program’s centerpiece is Mendelssohn’s sparkling A Midsummer Night’s Dream, complete with actors reading from the Bard’s comedy. Science Central Spring Break Camps April 3 – 8 Have some fun and keep learning this spring break! Registration deadline is 2 days before camp begins … don’t wait! Fort Wayne Komets vs. Toledo Walleye Wednesday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. Spend your Wednesday evening this Spring Break with the Komets! Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Get out and have some fun this weekend! We can’t wait to see you around our...

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Fort Wayne Food Tour – Eat, Walk, Enjoy!

Posted by on March 27, 2017 | Comments Off on Fort Wayne Food Tour – Eat, Walk, Enjoy!

Fort Wayne Food Tour –  Eat, Walk, Enjoy!

This past Friday I was privileged to be a part of the inaugural Fort Wayne Food Tour, which was founded by Fort Wayne native and historian, Randy Harter and his daughter/digital marketing guru, Sarah Arnold.  The tour takes you through downtown Fort Wayne to eat tapas style portions at various local restaurants. Join me on my journey as I eat and tour the Fort!   My tour, which consisted of 12 guests and Randy as our fearless guide, started at Don Hall’s Gas House. While I am a huge foodie and love to eat out, I normally choose the Deck (the outdoor patio across the parking lot of the Gas House overlooking the river) or even Takaoka (the entertaining Japanese hibachi restaurant upstairs) so I was excited to try something new.     Our first course did not disappoint! Don Hall’s Gas House is famous for its steak and potatoes so that is exactly what they served.  A perfectly cooked filet mignon broiled at 1800 degrees topped with a garlic-herb butter, flavorful melt-in-your-mouth mashed potatoes, and sautéed mushrooms seasoned to perfection. Also included was a sample tasting of a 2011 Footbolt Shiraz that paired very nicely with the steak. My favorite part was when Don Hall’s grandson Ben came out to regale us with tales of the restaurant. Apparently Don Hall was obsessed with a restaurant in Chicago called George Diamond Steakhouse. So much so that he copied it right down to the uniforms and chairs. In fact, the chairs are the original from when the restaurant opened 59 years ago! It is in the site of a historic gas plant, which is where its name comes from.       After sampling our first dish, it was great to stretch our legs and start the walking portion of our tour. As an added bonus it was a sunny 74 degrees, but Randy assured us that if it ever did rain he came equipped with ponchos.  The tour covered a 1.25 mile loop and was a very easy walk –  I did it in heels! (Although I am a professional shorty…the recommendation is to wear shoes that would be comfortable for a mile walk.)     Randy brought history to life as he regaled us with stories about the Wabash and Erie Canal (we literally stood in the middle of where the canal used to be), the former German-American bank, which was renamed Lincoln National Bank & Trust Co due to anti-German sentiment during WWI, and perhaps the most harrowing was a story of how Anthony Wayne’s bones came to their final resting place after the flesh was boiled off of them.     While I am not from Fort Wayne so a lot of the tour was new information for me, my friend Thao Le is a Fort Wayne native so I was curious to see what she thought of the tour. “Taking the tour enabled me to meet new people and experience Fort Wayne from a different view point. I love that we were able to take a stroll through the city and learn facts about Fort Wayne that I apparently missed in history class!”     Our next food stop was The Hoppy Gnome, which is one of my favorite downtown restaurant spots. Managing Partner, Pete Shuey, explained...

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LFW Weekly Fun File

Posted by on March 23, 2017 | Comments Off on LFW Weekly Fun File

LFW Weekly Fun File

Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? Living Fort Wayne compiles a list of events and activities happening every week! This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you don’t quite see what you’re looking for, check out our events calendar. If you’d like to see your event featured in the Weekly Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com or you can go ahead and submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. 1. March Hot Spot Thursday, March 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This month’s hot spot is at Champions Sports Bar. Come out and see us! 2. Put Your Own Oxygen Mask on First Thursday, March 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. There will be live music, an art show, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar. Stop by and learn how to avoid burn out in these strange times. 3. Heartland Sings & The Real Group Friday, March 24 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Heartland Sings is in concert with The Real Group! This is going to be a great show! 4. Bring on Spring Trunk Show with Longe Optical Check out the latest styles and find some great deals! Utopian Coffee and donuts will be served from 9 a.m. to noon and Two-EE’s wine will be available from noon-3 p.m. DeBrand truffles will be available the entire day. Yum. 5. Shipshewana on the Road March 25 and 26 The amazing, American-made products of Shipshewana will be in the Fort. Check it out! 6. ART on Broadway Saturday, March 25 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fancy & Staple, The HEDGE, Terry Ratliff Fine Art, Peter Lupkin Designs, and Art by Alexandra Hall are coming together for an art hop party on Broadway. There will be food, drinks, shopping, and art. The weather should be good … don’t miss it! 7. Beer Bourbon Bacon Festival Saturday, March 25 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. If the art isn’t really your jam, you can always have beer, bourbon, and bacon instead. 8. 21st Annual Puttin’ on the Ritz Saturday, March 25 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. There will be heavy hors d’oeuvres from Club Soda, complimentary beer and wine, a cash bar for mixed drinks, auctions, a raffle, and live entertainment from Chris Worth and Company. 9. Belle’s Enchanted Celebration Sunday, March 26 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. An hour with Belle learning proper princess etiquette? YES PLEASE. 10. Moana: Lecture & Film Screening Monday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m. USF graduate, Adam Green, worked as a supervising animator on Disney’s Moana. Monday he’ll share his experiences, and Tuesday there will be a screening of this wonderful film! Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Get out and have some fun this weekend! We can’t wait to see you around our...

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LFW Weekly Fun File

Posted by on March 16, 2017 | Comments Off on LFW Weekly Fun File

LFW Weekly Fun File

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? Living Fort Wayne compiles a list of events and activities happening every week! This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you don’t quite see what you’re looking for, check out our events calendar. If you’d like to see your event featured in the Weekly Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com or you can go ahead and submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. 1. Slice of Knowledge Thursday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m. Fire Police City County Federal Credit Union Executive Vice President Casey Mitchell will discuss the dos and don’ts of buying a car during this free event … at Pizza Hut. Go eat pizza and learn useful stuff. 2. Saint Patrick’s Day Celebrations: We have a whole host of events celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this weekend! Here’s some of the grown-up things to do (21+), click the links for more details! Fleet Feet St. Paddy’s Pub Run & Walk: Will Run For Beer Thursday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m. Clover Classic – St. Patrick’s Weekend Celebration at Deer Park Thursday, March 16 – Saturday, March 18 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at JKs Friday, March 17 St. Patricks Day Party at Summit City Brewerks Friday, March 17 St. Patty’s Day at Trubble Friday, March 17 Saint Patrick Drinking Abuncha Car Bombs Day! at Pedal City Friday, March 17 Mason Dixon Line at Rusty Spur for St. Patrick’s Day Friday, March 17 at 10 p.m. St. Patrick’s Day Party at Harley-Davidson Saturday, March 18 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. 3. Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake Friday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. Don’t miss your chance to see one of the greatest ballets of all time. 4. Black Swan Ball Friday, March 17 from 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. After opening night of Swan Lake, head over to a masquerade party in the house of Von Rothbart. Enjoy music, heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks. There’s even a prize for the best disguise! 5. Civic Theatre Presents: One Foot in the Gravy Runs Friday, March 17 through Sunday, March 26 “A cultured but jaded middle-aged woman, talks her lover, Ned, into disguising himself as a female nurse in order to care of her wealthy skinflint husband, Frank, who is reportedly on death’s doorstep. Tired of waiting for Frank to die, Ned steps into action which sets off a series of madcap events.” – sounds delightful! This was the winner of the playwrights festival! 6. St. Catty’s Day at Black Pine! Saturday, March 18 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Don your green and enjoy casual tours and bottomless hot cocoa! 7. 3rd Annual Pi(e) Day Charity Art Auction Saturday, March 18 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Art made out of pie pans! Come out and support local charities while browsing (and purchasing) some unique, awesome art! 8. FAME Festival-Fort Wayne Saturday and Sunday, March 18 and 19 The theme for this year’s festival is China and Southeast Asia. Check out beautiful artwork, let the kiddos participate in some fun activities, and watch some amazing performances! 9. I Create at Wunderkammer Sunday, March 19 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. If you show up, you share something you’ve created. Remember,...

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LFW Weekly Fun File

Posted by on March 9, 2017 | Comments Off on LFW Weekly Fun File

LFW Weekly Fun File

Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? Living Fort Wayne compiles a list of events and activities happening every week! This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you don’t quite see what you’re looking for, check out our events calendar. If you’d like to see your event featured in the Weekly Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com or you can go ahead and submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. 1. Fashion & Community #flightfulfw Thursday, March 9 at 6 p.m. This spring fashion show will benefit SCAN. There will be food from 800 Degrees, and a pop-up shop from Fancy and Staple! Don’t miss it! 2. Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream Thursday, March 9 through Sunday, March 12 — Times vary We love the Disney on Ice shows. They’re always SO fun, no matter what your age! 3. First Presbyterian Theatre presents: The Children’s Hour Weekends beginning Thursday, March 9 through Saturday, March 25 – Times vary This seminal 1930s drama confronts some big issues, including lying and bigotry. 4. Arena Dinner Theatre- Getting Sara Married Weekends beginning Friday, March 10 through Saturday, March 25 – Times vary It’s a fun, romantic show about finding love in your 30s. 5. Get Green 2017 Saturday, March 11 from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. They’re turning the river green for Saint Patrick’s Day! This is a family-friendly event with something available for all ages! 6. Bath Fizzy Workshop Saturday, March 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Drop in anytime to learn how to make your own bath fizzies! It’s $10 and you’ll walk away with three fizzies. 7. YLNI Members Event: Escape Room YLNI Members can join a team to see if you can defeat the Escape Room! The fun begins and ends at the Hoppy Gnome. 8. OLC, Secret Mezzanine, Fun While You Wait, We’re Ghosts Now Saturday, March 11 at 9 p.m. New Jersey natives Fun While You Wait and We’re Ghosts Now are on tour and stopping by Fort Wayne! Come see them play with local bands OLC and Secret Mezzanine. 9. Educational Series: Riverfront Design Monday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. This month, learn about phase one of the riverfront development. It’s so much more than a beautiful new park! 10. Stargazing: Your Sky Tonight Wednesday, March 15 at 7 p.m. Science Central will lead you on a walk along the riverway for a closer look at the stars. This is fun for all ages. Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Get out and have some fun this weekend! We can’t wait to see you around our...

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Just Cream: Ice Cream Boutique – One Sweet Boutique!

Posted by on February 28, 2017 | Comments Off on Just Cream: Ice Cream Boutique – One Sweet Boutique!

Just Cream: Ice Cream Boutique – One Sweet Boutique!

With amazing locally owned boutiques popping up all over Fort Wayne in the past few years, recent Purdue grad Lauren Landstoffer had a brilliant idea…an ice cream boutique! Imagine all natural, velvety ice cream made from the highest quality ingredients and merge it with delectable, freshly brewed craft coffee and you have the newest thing to hit Fort Wayne’s food scene – Just Cream: Ice Cream Boutique!   Lauren envisioned a warm, welcoming place that people would consider a hangout spot. She is a huge coffee addict, likes the vibe that coffee shops have, and wanted to emulate that in her space. “I love that people can come in and hang out and do their work. Come stay awhile!” And come they will, to enjoy the unique boutique menu of items that Just Cream has cultivated.   Lauren, like many Purdue alums, is a huge fan of The Silver Dipper, which serves premium hand scooped ice cream that is highly addicting. She knew that was the ice cream she wanted for her boutique. The ice cream itself comes from a locally owned and operated business in Wisconsin called The Chocolate Shoppe. It’s known for its super premium ice cream made with all natural ingredients and fresh Wisconsin cream.   The drip coffee they will serve is sourced by Intelligentsia, who is known for its third-wave coffee where they buy the beans directly from small, sustainable growers, do their own roasting, and have a slight obsession with quality control. This makes for some of the most delicious tasting coffee and that quality is what Lauren loved when she had her first sip at Olivia Macaron.   In Just Cream, Lauren wanted to create a place that had memorable food experiences. One of her fond memories as a kid was at the local Atz ice cream shop. “We used to get these amazing clown ice creams. I mean it was superman ice cream with all kinds of toppings in it, in the shape of a clown. It was magical. That’s what I want to create. Something people will remember.”   Just Cream will have a number of creative items that are sure to be just as memorable. One of their signature items will be an Extreme Shake, which is “the fanciest, over the top ice cream shake you have ever seen!” It’s a frothy shake served in a mason jar with “super fancy” toppings like candy, cereal, wafers, and of course sprinkles on top. There will be a selection of regular flavors and then an extreme shake of the month.   The menu item I am most excited about is the Boutique Melt. This is truly a match made in foodie heaven – Intelligentsia coffee with a mini-scoop of your choice of premium ice cream. The ice cream is so rich that it makes for an amazing coffee creamer. I am pretty sure I will quickly become obsessed with those.   And let’s not forget the Ice Cruffle, which is a twist on the classic truffle. Ice cream hand dipped in chocolate, caramel, and other mouth-watering toppings. If you are a traditionalist, you can get your typical cup or cone with toppings of your choice and if you have a specific diet, they have options for all. From dairy-free, sugar-free, gluten-free, soy,...

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