LFW’s Top Picks for Best Breakfast/Brunch Spots
Feb08

LFW’s Top Picks for Best Breakfast/Brunch Spots

Pancakes, bacon, waffles, eggs and, my personal favorite, mimosas. I think everyone can get on board with breakfast (or brunch if you’re a late riser) as being the best meal of the day. Fort Wayne is truly gifted with places that serve some pretty impressive breakfast/brunch plates. We at Living Fort Wayne are BIG fans of the morning grub, so we’ve compiled a list to help you pick the perfect spot to enjoy a nice mimosa or to recover from the night before.   Jade Kelsey picks… Ted’s Market (12628 Coldwater Rd.) I don’t mind driving across town to Ted’s Market for their weekend brunch! The cinnamon rolls and sticky buns are large enough to share, if you are feeling generous. They also offer an omelet bar for dine-in or take out. The omelet bar includes pretty much anything you can think of to fancy up your eggs. Add some Utopian coffee and it’s perfection! Also if you need to pick up any ingredients for dinner, Ted’s has you covered!   Tim Zink picks… Cosmos Restaurant (3232 St. Joe Center Rd. & 9807 Lima Rd.) This is coming from someone who used to work at a national breakfast chain in my younger days. Whenever I want to grab a hearty breakfast, I like to head over to Cosmos Restaurant. They have huge (I mean HUGE) omelets people should really eat in two sittings, not to mention their terrific pancakes! They have two locations, but I usually travel to the one in the Marketplace at Canterbury.   Rachelle Reinking picks… Klemm’s Candlelight Café (1207 E. State Blvd.) Its “mom and pop shop” feel adds to the quaintness. The service is always fast and friendly, and my staple of two eggs with corned beef hash and rye toast is perfectly complemented by the classic diner coffee. Plus, they have muffins, pies, and cakes that are made in-house. I would recommend you try their famous “Garbage” plate.   Travis Bartlett picks… JK O’Donnell’s Irish Pub (121 W. Wayne St.) My favorite thing to do on Saturday mornings when I don’t have to work is grab breakfast down at my favorite bar. They serve the best Irish breakfast I have ever had and have an amazing staff that keeps me going back. Not to mention that their Bloody Marys are also a top notch item that I pair with my breakfast every time. They also serve a stellar cup of coffee from Utopian Coffee Company as well with cream and the fixings. Klemm’s Kafé (1429 N. Wells St.) When I’m thinking of breakfast places in Fort Wayne, I instantly think of Klemm’s Kafé on Wells St....

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Dining in the Dark
Aug19

Dining in the Dark

I love food plain and simple. I’ve been in the serving industry for 15 years. One of my favorite pastimes is enjoying a phenomenal meal with friends and family, savoring a variety of dishes talented chefs create throughout the world. I am very proud to announce Fort Wayne is introducing a new and exotic culinary experience offered through a local Meetup website dubbed: The Over 21 & OFF (Out for Fun.)Founder Laura Thoma-Dickinson and I tossed around ideas for fun, fresh events that could be added to the groups calendar. After a spirited conversation over sushi, we enthusiastically decided to coordinate Dining in the Dark. Bigger cities have restaurants specifically dedicated to this unique concept; heightening all of the diners senses with the obvious exception: sight. Hosted by Don Hall’s Factory on Coldwater Rd. The chef creates a four course menu that pay close attention to texture, flavor and smell. Be forewarned, Dining in the Dark is only for the adventurous eater as you are not told what will be served during each course until the conclusion of dinner. Patrons gather in a common area to be blind folded, then are guided one by one into a dimly lit room by their server… then the real thrill begins! Guests may feel anxious and a bit self conscious before the first course arrives; but as dinner ensues, comfort levels ease and waves of laughter are heard as guests discuss the effort exerted to get food into their mouths or figure out what is being served. We’re not ogres, if at any point a diner becomes uncomfortable with being blindfolded, they will be escorted into a lit room to finish enjoying the remainder of their dinner. Here’s the skinny on the next upcoming event: Thursday, August 28th at 6:15 sharp. Don Halls Factory on Coldwater Rd. in Fort Wayne. The cost is $30.00 and includes a four course dinner, a nonalcoholic beverage, tax, gratuity and a blindfold. If you prefer, bring your own sleeping mask or blindfold to the venue. To register go to: http://www.meetup.com, search The 21 and OFF group, and send an RSVP. Guests will then be directed to a PayPal link to pre-pay for the diner. Buen Provecho! Angela...

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