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Valentine’s Ideas in the Fort

Posted by on February 7, 2018 | 0 comments

Valentine’s Ideas in the Fort

Valentine’s Day in Fort Wayne 2018   Ah Valentine’s Day.  Whether you’ve been dating for a few weeks or a few decades, the pressure and rewards of Valentine’s can be hard on any relationship. Cut out the stress and the awkward silence at one of these fun events around Fort Wayne this season. Rather than a classic dinner for two, how about one of these fun and different activities? Dinner? Movie? Both? Neither? Try out these six ideas around Fort Wayne for a different Valentine’s Day.     Science Central- My Cold Hearted Valentine We all know that Fort Wayne is a great place to raise a family, especially with such local treasures as the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo or Science Central. Lately, the Adult Only events have been gaining popularity and should be recognized for their creativity. On Friday, February 9, you could be dressed in Classic Clue Attire solving a Cold Hearted Mystery. One hand can hold a cocktail while the other gets to explore evidence. When: Feb 9, 6-10 PM Where: Science Central, | 1950 N. Clinton St., Fort Wayne, IN  46805 See more:http://sciencecentral.org/programs-on-site/for-familes-2/current-adult-programs   Price:$20-25 for individuals or $35-45 for couples.    IvyLiving – Valentine’s Day Night  Are you a foodie or an amateur chef? Rather than surprising your honey with a meal, make one together with IvyLiving at Ivy Tech Community College. Learn how to cook surf & turf plus dessert. This is a great activity to do with a date or with a friend. Must register by Feb 5.  When: Feb. 12    5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Where: Ivy Tech’s Fort Wayne Campus Coliseum Campus Room CC1696 3800 N. Anthony Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN 46805 See more and register: https://www.ivytech.edu/northeast/living/ Price: $200/couple, $125/single Funny Honey Valentines Event Couples who laugh together, stay together, right? Be My Funny Honey Valentines Event – Join Indy’s comics Tennah McDonald, Dan Alten, and Ray Hensley at Belgian Horse Winery to enjoy some laughter with your love, or at least be at a place where others love to laugh. I know this event is a little far from home, so that’s why your date will be so impressed, right? When: Wednesday, Feb 14 – 7PM – 9PM Where: Belgian Horse Winery 7200 West County Road 625 North  Middletown, IN 47356 See more: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/be-my-funny-honey-valentines-event-tickets-41891460486?aff=es2 Price: $10 A Bazaar Evening on the Maumee  Ready for something strange or bizarre? Sample a variety of events while fundraising for clean water. Bring your kids, your friend, or your date to A Bazaar Evening on the Maumee.  Enjoy headliner , The Be Colony and special musical appearances by The Vision Machine, U.R.B., Wil Brown, The Last Word, Venus in Jeans, and Totally Orange Time Machine, along side other events including Henna, a photo booth, bazaar shopping, silent auction, belly dancing, and delicious food. When: Saturday, 2/17 4PM – midnight.  Where:  TekVenture Inc. 1550 Griffin Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46803 See more: http://savemaumee.org/a-bazaar-evening-on-the-maumee/  https://www.facebook.com/events/1528487123903978/ Price: varies   Hall’s Supper Club Series – Casablanca at the Philmore Theatre on Broadway Catch a romantic dinner while watching a romance classic, “Casablanca.” Savor the four course meal and cocktail hour brought to you by Hall’s Supper Club Series.  Here’s looking at you, Hall’s.  When:  Starting between 5:30-6:30 on February 14 Where: The Philmore On Broadway 2441 Broadway, Fort Wayne, IN 46807 Fort Wayne, Indiana 46807 See more: https://www.donhalls.com/casablanca/ ...

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Proper Pastry – Entrepreneurship Spotlight

Posted by on February 5, 2018 | 0 comments

Proper Pastry – Entrepreneurship Spotlight

In this week’s “Entrepreneurship Spotlight,” we are serving up something sweet as we catch up with Anna Roudebush of Proper Pastry. This gourmet bakery is located in Roanoke – just a short drive from southwest Fort Wayne. Roudebush (or “Chef Anna”) is a classically-trained chef who specializes in all-natural wedding cakes, all occasion cakes, macarons, artisan breads and other handcrafted pastries. After receiving a degree in culinary arts and food service management in 2004, Chef Anna worked as a pastry chef at a variety of locations before returning to Fort Wayne in 2014 to begin her journey as a culinary entrepreneur. What made you decide to open a business in Northeast Indiana? I started my business in Northeast Indiana because this is my home and where my family is. I wanted to be close and still pursue my dream. A post shared by Proper Pastry (@properpastry) on Jan 8, 2018 at 6:45am PST What resource in the community has helped you thrive in the community? Media – getting a press release by the [Northeast Indiana Small Business Development Center] from IPFW. I also had a small segment on [WANE NewsChannel 15] last year. That brought me a considerable amount of business. A post shared by Proper Pastry (@properpastry) on Feb 24, 2017 at 5:50am PST What is the biggest challenge you have worked to overcome in starting your business? It has been challenging to run my shop and still have time to network with other businesses and marketing. Also, buying large equipment and figuring out how to just get it into my pastry shop. No one teaches you that at culinary school. A post shared by Proper Pastry (@properpastry) on Jul 9, 2016 at 2:37pm PDT What people have helped you the most in your journey? Mike and Maureen Catalogna from Catablu restaurant. I started my business in 2014 and did not have a kitchen to work in yet. I approached them to sell them pastries and they were generous enough to let me borrow their kitchen during off hours at a very low cost until I could find my own space to work out of. We still continue to do business together. A post shared by Proper Pastry (@properpastry) on Jun 13, 2016 at 8:07am PDT What is some advice you would have for new entrepreneurs? Get out there and tell everyone you meet about your dream. Find other entrepreneurs who have been successful and try to get some advice. You also have to ask yourself what you are willing to sacrifice because it will take up your whole life until you can make it. You really have to love what you do. A post shared by Proper Pastry (@properpastry) on Jun 14, 2016 at 6:42am PDT What would be the best thing Fort Wayne could do for entrepreneurs in your opinion? I think there could be more shared spaces and incubators around the area. That way people could test out their ideas without losing too much capital. I think all of the local television stations should make time to help. I think, in general, the population wants to know about these people. It is one of the things that make Fort Wayne special. Learn more about Proper Pastry by visiting their website at properpastry.com. Looking for more...

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How to Hygge in Fort Wayne

Posted by on January 26, 2018 | Comments Off on How to Hygge in Fort Wayne

How to Hygge in Fort Wayne

About Hygge What is hygge? Aside from being a little difficult to pronounce (“hoo-guh”), the definition has an extremely easy to understand meaning. It encompasses the overall feeling of contentment, well-being, and being cozy. In our fast paced world, we often ignore these important feelings and practices. Lucky for us, it is very possible to hygge in Fort Wayne.   How to Hygge in Fort Wayne Contentment  Contentment is different for everyone. If you want to feel contentment, you should find something that you really enjoy and act on it. This could be catching a show at Embassy or checking out the latest performance from the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. Promote Your Personal Well Being  It’s a new year and you have new opportunities to do something for yourself. Help your mind, body, and soul by joining a local gym or taking a yoga class. Coziness  Cozy is in the eye of the beholder. It can be going to an amazing coffee shop like Fortezza, or enjoying time with your friends at a warm and friendly bar like JK O’Donnells.   How to Achieve the Entire Hygge Package Winter Cozy is a hygge themed evening brought to you by Riverfront Fort Wayne. Everything about this speaks hygge. According to Megan Butler, this event will stimulate the senses. She uses Maslow’s hierarchy of needs to create a sense of wonder and connection through the taste, sight, touch, smell, and sound. The goal is to offer an amazing experience while re-defining winter. The event highlights the positives of winter (like a heated tent, cozy furniture, warm cocktails, food for purchase, live music from Ty Causey, sensory games, ice sculptures, and drink luges). The event will feature local ice sculptors and other local vendors like Mutton and Club Soda. Part of promoting your personal well-being and contentment will be highlighted through adult hands-on sensory activities. According to Megan Butler, you should think about sensory activities for autism. You can play with the activities and take them home. Riverfront Fort Wayne is committed to making people more conscious of the rivers. This event is an example of how people can live their lives around the rivers and have fun all year, even in the winter. Event Details Winter Cozy is a part of Winterval Admission is $10 at the door. Event Runs from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This event is 21+ Sponsored by Alt 99.5, Riverfront Fort Wayne, and Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation. Winterval is a Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation event. Contact Megan Butler for additional...

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Release – Savor Fort Wayne 2018 to run until January 21

Posted by on January 10, 2018 | Comments Off on Release – Savor Fort Wayne 2018 to run until January 21

Release – Savor Fort Wayne 2018 to run until January 21

Press release from Visit Fort Wayne Starting today, 48 Fort Wayne restaurants are offering three-course, value-priced menus during the fifth annual Savor Fort Wayne from Wednesday, January 10 – Sunday, January 21. Participating Fort Wayne area restaurants will feature specially crafted menus including appetizers, salads, steaks, sandwiches, seafood, pasta, ethnic delights, dessert and more in addition to vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options. Savor Fort Wayne restaurants include: 07 Pub Asakusa Bandidos- Aboite Bandidos- Glenbrook Bandidos- Georgetown Bandidos- Waynedale Black Canyon Bourbon Street Hideaway Casa Grille Casa Ristorante Italiano Casa Grille Italiano Casa! Ristorante Champions Chappell’s Coral Grill Chop’s Wine Bar Club Soda DeBrand Fine Chocolates Don Hall’s Tavern at Coventry Don Hall’s Takaoka Don Hall’s Factory Don Hall’s Guesthouse Grill Don Hall’s Gas House Don Hall’s Triangle Park Eddie Merlot’s el Azteca Mexican Restaurant Features Bar and Restaurant HT2 J.K. O’Donnell’s Junk Ditch Mad Anthony Brewing Co. Naked Tchopstix Nawa Nick’s Martini & Wine Bar Nori Asian Fusion Cuisine The Oyster Bar Park Place on Main Street Rack and Helen’s Red River Steakhouse Shigs In Pit – Fairfield Shigs in Pit – Maplecrest Shoccu Sweet Lou’s Pizza Tolon Trolley Steaks & Seafood Trubble Brewing Tucanos Brazilian Grill Wine Down Wu’s Diners can also make an evening out during Savor Fort Wayne by taking advantage of a special ticket offers from the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Fort Wayne Komets, Fort Wayne Mad Ants, First Presbyterian Theatre, Fort Wayne Mastadon Basketball and more. Learn more at SavorFortWayne.com! For a list of participating restaurants, menus and special offers, visit...

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Nawa – A New Beginning on the Landing

Posted by on January 9, 2018 | Comments Off on Nawa – A New Beginning on the Landing

Nawa – A New Beginning on the Landing

The new year is always filled with fresh starts. I am not a resolution type person, but what I do love about the start of a new year is how full of promise it seems. January always feels like an optimistic time of year. And what better time of year for Nawa (which means “new beginning” in Thai) to hit downtown Fort Wayne. Nawa is the newest restaurant to grace The Landing, which is one of the prime areas that the Downtown Development Trust in conjunction with the City of Fort Wayne and Greater Fort Wayne have focused on in their efforts to redevelop downtown Fort Wayne in order to make it an even more enjoyable place to live, work, and play. The idea is not just to revitalize the area but to reinvent it, and Nawa is doing just that. The menu is the reinvention of Thai cuisine in an Asian fusion, which highlights not just Thai food but Japanese, Chinese, and Korean flavors as well. Te Boriboonnangkul (AKA Boriboo), one of the operating partners, said that they didn’t want to limit their dishes to just one style. “Our chef makes a green curry pasta. You can take the various techniques from other cultures and combine it to elevate a dish,” she explained. Te and operating partner Prill Trowbridge are from Bangkok, Thailand and managed a Thai restaurant there for a number of years that was a well-known family hang out. They were drawn to each other by their love of food. “We love to eat!” Te laughingly explained. Prill and Te also did some work for a Thai steel company and in the process worked with some Steel Dynamics employees who were originally from Fort Wayne. When those employees moved back to Fort Wayne they missed the IT support that Prill and Te provided and thus began the process to woo them to move here. With Thailand fresh in the throes of the Asian Financial Crisis, it wasn’t too hard of a sell and both Te and Prill came to Fort Wayne 17 years ago and fell in love with the city. The idea was always there for a restaurant, especially in downtown Fort Wayne where there aren’t very many Asian cuisine options. “We wanted an upscale, refined place. Most places only focus on one genre of food. We wanted to do Thai with a modern twist!” Te noted. All the owners are long-time local residents and took great pride in the on-going revitalization of the downtown area. They wanted to be a part of the renaissance of The Landing and what better way to do that then help make the Columbia Street corridor a must visit destination? “We love how supportive all the downtown spots are of each other. The more people that come to downtown Fort Wayne the more we all succeed.” The menu boasts a number of delicious small plate options including a variety of Bao Buns (my favorite was pork belly, with duck not far behind) and Roti Massaman. Lunch options range from $10-$12 and include your choice of meat (chicken, pork, or tofu) and a seaweed soup. There are a number of Wok options, soups, salads, and signature dishes such as their Soft Shell Crab. Spice levels range from Mild to Phuket...

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Our Top Posts from 2017

Posted by on December 29, 2017 | Comments Off on Our Top Posts from 2017

Our Top Posts from 2017

Fort Wayne in 2017 was full of intriguing stories from new dining options to familiar festivals to people who make you think, laugh or both. Living Fort Wayne set several new readership and social media records, which will go down as the social media hub’s most popular year to date. Take a look at our top posts LFW readers loved the most this year as we switch to my “imaginary radio DJ countdown voice!” Number 5 – 07 Pub A post shared by Living Fort Wayne (@livingfortwayne) on Jul 3, 2017 at 10:18am PDT Starting us off at number five – a ZIP code experiencing a renaissance in Fort Wayne is 46807 (or the ’07). Our popular “Food & Drink” writer Reneta Thurairatnam took a look at 07 Pub – your new favorite place to hang out. Have you been there yet to hang out? Number 4 – Abode A post shared by ASHLEY CLAUSS (@bluebird_photo) on Mar 31, 2017 at 1:45pm PDT Great new things in our area aren’t just within Fort Wayne’s city limits! Writer and photographer Ashley Clauss gave us an inside look at one of the area’s trendiest home decor boutiques. This boutique is located in – surprise – Leo-Cedarville!  Take a gander at Ashley’s aesthetically-pleasing writing and photography in our number four post of the year, Abode: A Trendy Home Boutique in Leo?! Number 3 – Umi Seafood and Sushi Fort Wayne   A post shared by Living Fort Wayne (@livingfortwayne) on Jan 4, 2017 at 8:30am PST We started off 2017 with a bang with Reneta’s hot scoop on Umi – a new sushi restaurant located in southwest Fort Wayne. That helped make January 2nd one of our most popular days ever and this post our third most popular post of the year! Number 2 – Pumpkin Patches and More Fall Fun A post shared by Living Fort Wayne (@livingfortwayne) on Sep 24, 2016 at 12:13pm PDT Each year our leadership team eagerly awaits our annual “pumpkin patch” readership bump. Or maybe it’s just me? This year was no different as pumpkin patches and fall fun ruled our autumn nights and finished number two for the year. Look for our 2018 edition in September. Number 1 – Just Cream Ice Cream Boutique It may be freezing cold in Fort Wayne to close out 2017, but our hottest post of the year is all about ice cream. Just Cream is an ice cream boutique on the north side of the city located on Dupont Road. This piece was authored (once again) by Reneta, our venerable “Food & Drink” writer. Fort Wayne folks really love their ice cream! Top Posts – Five Honorable Mentions (from 2017) Tesla Supercharger Station Comes to Town Ryu’s Kitchen – Creating a Unique Food Experience Banh Mi Pho Shop- Your New Fave Ramen Spot in the Fort! Entrepreneurship Spotlight: Hyde + Alchemy Fort Wayne Food Tour – Eat, Walk, Enjoy! Some Popular Favorites (from 2012-16) Rivers Relaxation: A New Way to De-Stress in Fort Wayne (April 2016) LFW’s Top Picks for First Date Activities (October 2015) LFW’s Top Picks for Best Breakfast/Brunch Spots (February 2016) The Crossing, Redeeming Struggling Students (November 2015) Healthy Grocery Stores in Fort Wayne (November 2016) What you just read from LFW would not have been possible without these groups of people:...

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Ryu’s Kitchen – Creating a Unique Food Experience

Posted by on November 30, 2017 | Comments Off on Ryu’s Kitchen – Creating a Unique Food Experience

Ryu’s Kitchen – Creating a Unique Food Experience

If you’ve driven down the State and Hobson Road area the last few months you have most likely noticed two things: First, the seemingly never-ending construction (that is finally cleared up!) And second, the appearance of a cute new place called Ryu’s Kitchen. With bright colors, an open dining area with a counter bar, and motivational wall inscriptions, it is a very welcoming restaurant. The friendly staff makes it even more so.  Ryu had its soft opening at the end of August and has been delighting customer’s palates ever since. With a 4.9/5 rating on Facebook and a 4.5/5 rating on Yelp, I was incredibly excited to check it out! I met with owner Joohyun Riddle, née Ryu who has a true love for food. Born and raised in South Korea, Joohyun was a food nutrition major when studying in Korea. Not only did she learn the importance of the nutrition behind the dishes she now serves, she worked as a food stylist for commercials and learned to make the dishes look appealing as well, which is very important in today’s Instagram savvy society, where the aesthetics of the food adds to the overall enjoyment. She came as an international student to Long Beach, California where she had exposure to a variety of Asian foods that she missed when she moved with her husband, Josh Riddle, to his hometown of Marion. This brought about a Korean restaurant they opened in a mall in Marion six years ago. Luckily they moved to Fort Wayne and added to our ethnic food scene. I asked Joohyun if Ryu’s menu was traditional Korean food. “The young generation of Koreans make food simple. It has good flavor, is good looking, and has Korean based sauces,” Joohyun was quick to point out. While there are traditional dishes, such as Bulgogi, there are also a number of dishes that they have customized to bring a Korean twist to Fort Wayne. “I like to find my own niche and way to make a dish. I want people to know the new generation of Korean, not just the old-style way. I started doing dinners with our friends and did tasting menus with them to see what was popular.” Ryu accommodates a variety of dietary needs and has a number of vegetarian dishes including a new Tofu Rice Noodle dish and a Tofu Bulgogi dish. For my gluten free friends, any of the noodle or bulgogi dishes can be made gluten free and they even make separate sauces that are gluten free with which to cook. Joohyun also utilizes fresh, local ingredients in order to amp up the flavor and if spicy is what you are looking for, they have a number of levels of spice ranging from mild to extra spicy. There’s a roasted hot Thai pepper at the table that you can mix for additional flavor if you want to step up your spice game even further. I tried the Shrimp Rice Noodle and it came out in the same dish for everyone regardless of spice and then you can bring it to your desired level of spice. I think that’s pretty ingenious, because my definition of spicy is much hotter than most. All the dinners come with side dishes of kimchi, cabbage salad, and a fried...

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Bravas – Entrepreneurship Spotlight

Posted by on November 29, 2017 | Comments Off on Bravas – Entrepreneurship Spotlight

Bravas – Entrepreneurship Spotlight

From a food cart to a food truck to a brick and mortar location serving up hot dogs, burgers and more, Bo Gonzalez and Bravas has experienced impressive growth in the Fort Wayne community since 2011. We caught up with one of the city’s most successful young restaurateurs in today’s entrepreneurship spotlight. What made you decide to open a business in Fort Wayne? I think being born and raised here has a lot to do with it. When I started Bravas back in 2011 there was a lack of local food trucks/restaurants ran by local entrepreneurs so that was also a big part of the motivation to open in Fort Wayne – tons of opportunity. What resource in the community has helped you thrive in the community? I would have to say the other small business owners in the city. There’s a great community of local entrepreneurs that have been super helpful. Getting to talk to another person about real life business challenges/successes has been huge for my own success. What is the biggest challenge you have worked to overcome in starting your business? Growth. We have grown pretty quickly over the last five-six years and that brings about so many challenges like staffing, sourcing more ingredients, investing company capital, training, etc. What person has helped you the most in your journey? This is hard because so many people have helped myself and Bravas get to where we are. If I have to pick it’s gotta be Mom and Dad. They were on board from the beginning and have continued to support us in so many ways. My mom even named the company. What is some advice you would have for new entrepreneurs? Do work that makes you feel good everyday. You’re going to work insane hours so love what you do. Take breaks when needed and take care of yourself mentally and physically. Great work demands a lot. What would be the best thing Fort Wayne could do for entrepreneurs in your opinion? This is hard because I feel Fort Wayne is actually pretty great for entrepreneurs. Maybe some sort of incentive for local options as opposed to chain, out of state options. For example if a grocery store wanted to open downtown, open it up to a local entrepreneur first before getting bids from larger chains.   For more information on Bravas, go to their website. Browse our website for a complete listing of past “Entrepreneurship Spotlights.” If you are an entrepreneur in the area who would like to share your story like today’s spotlight did, connect with us...

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Kekionga Cider Company is booming in its first year

Posted by on November 24, 2017 | Comments Off on Kekionga Cider Company is booming in its first year

Kekionga Cider Company is booming in its first year

Logan Barger and Tyler Butcher stumbled into something wonderful one Saturday afternoon three years ago, which ultimately led to the creation of the Kekiogna Cider Company, which has been producing hard cider on Fort Wayne’s northeast side since earlier this year. “Tyler called me up and asked if I wanted to make some cider,” said Barger. “His cousin had an old basket press – my brother had an apple tree – so we just decided to go for it.” It was a learning experience at first for the pair. “Our first batch was very vinegar-like…we didn’t wash the apples, we used every worm apple…it was pretty bad,” he laughed. “We didn’t even know the type of apples we were working with, but we kept tweaking things from there.” At first, Barger and Butcher enjoyed making cider, because it was a chance to get together and have fun. But then they got to a point where they wanted to make good cider. Barger says, “I did a lot of reading, checked out YouTube videos, just did a bunch of research. The goal was to keep learning more and getting better.” In the beginning, Tyler’s “Busch Light fan” father acted as a sort of tongue-in-cheek cider sommelier. “We gave it to him and he was surprised! He said, ‘I can drink this!’” said Barger. “We gave it to more and more people, and they liked it, too. We realized maybe we were actually making something people will enjoy and we can market.” Barger has been in alcohol distribution since the age of 21. With cider making, he’s enjoyed the opportunity to transition to the supplier side of the industry. Kekionga’s building, the Goeglein Mill, is owned by the Goeglein family, and it was originally an apple mill. When Barger and Butcher heard that Don and Greg Goeglein were thinking of making a hard cider, they jumped at the chance to become business partners instead of competitors. “Fort Wayne is really growing, and it supports multiple breweries now. We weren’t sure about multiple cideries, and it made sense to work together,” said Barger. As the only cidery in town, Kekionga’s business is booming. They started with one fermentation tank at the end of June and by October they upgraded to three. Demand is high and they plan to add more tanks in the near future. “People have been really receptive! More and more newbie’s show up, and we’ve got a die-hard loyal fan base already, too. It’s exciting!” said Barger. What makes Kekionga’s cider unique? “Kekionga” (meaning “blackberry patch”) was the name of the Miami tribe settlement located in what is now Fort Wayne. Northeast Indiana’s rich history has also inspired the names of several of Kekionga’s drinks. Old Bicorne refers to General Anthony Wayne’s two-cornered hat. Brass Cannon is named after his favorite gun, which was nicknamed the “brass cannon.” Johnny’s Grog is an homage to Johnny Appleseed. Kekionga sources the majority of its apples from a single family-owned orchard in Torch Lake, Michigan. For small batches they’ve used more local fruit. Harmon’s Orchard provided the apples for Johnny’s Grog and Golden Bush. “Our cider has more of a wine flavor profile,” Barger explained. “Old Bicorne is carbonated heavily, but most of our ciders are not. And they’re not sweet like Angry...

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How to Crush Friendsgiving in the Fort

Posted by on November 16, 2017 | Comments Off on How to Crush Friendsgiving in the Fort

How to Crush Friendsgiving in the Fort

Thanksgiving is the time when those friends from out of town come around, everyone takes time off work, and we can’t wait to show our old chums the recipes we learned to cook all by ourselves. This perfect storm spawned the creation of a new holiday that millennials dub Friendsgiving. Anyone who has ever attended a Friendsgiving feast knows the warm fuzzy feeling of sharing potatoes with the people you love most. These folks also know that Friendsgiving is about equal contribution as all parties must bring a dish to share.   Here is the ultimate guide on how to crush Friendsgiving in the Fort: 1. First Stop: Organic Groceries Your friends deserve only the very best Friendsgiving ingredients. Where better to find locally sourced organic produce than the Three Rivers Co-op?   2. Don’t skip on the bread Bread rolls are a staple at any Friendsgiving. Show your friends you have good taste and care about keeping your money local by showing up to the party with these GK Baked Goods pretzel and pan dolce rolls. And let’s face it, millennials are just plain over boring bread. A post shared by GK Baked Goods (@gkbakedgoods) on Nov 12, 2017 at 7:16am PST 3. Be proud to partake of our pecan pie Abigail’s Confections is taking orders for Thanksgiving pies now. Whether it’s apple, cherry, sugar, pumpkin, chocolate or one of each, your Friendsgiving is not complete without one of these decadent desserts. A post shared by Abigails Confections (@abigailsconfections) on Nov 10, 2017 at 7:08am PST 4. Everything Pumpkin Spice Thanksgiving is your last chance to indulge in those pumpkin spice cravings that come around once a year. Satisfy your heart’s desire with the people you love most with these limited edition pumpkin chai cupcakes from Zinnia’s Bakehouse. A post shared by Zinnia’s Bakehouse (@zinnias_bakehouse) on Nov 14, 2017 at 5:03am PST 5. Provide plenty of wine Of course you are not going to go through all the work of putting together an elaborate Friendsgiving feast without the perfect bottle(s) of wine from Wine Time. Whether you choose to share with your guests or not… we won’t tell 😉...

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