JK O’Donnell’s Irish Ale House – Let It Pour
Mar15

JK O’Donnell’s Irish Ale House – Let It Pour

When Irish eyes are smiling, they are usually up to something and JK O’Donnell’s Irish Ale House has some smiling eyes as they are getting ready to kick off their annual St. Patrick’s Day bash on Saturday, March 17. They will be open all day and all ages are welcome until 7PM so be sure to bring the littles for some family fun under the tent. There will be live music from 12 to 11 PM and admission is only $5! For those of you wanting to check out the bar and toast St. Patty with an Irish brew, the pub will be 21 and over only. And if you are in desperate need of a kilted bagpiper, be sure to check out The O’Tooles, who will be dropping in for a few performances. Check out all you need to know about the upcoming celebration here. While JK O’Donnell’s will be full of Irish cheer this Saturday, they have a lot more to offer than St. Patty’s Day shenanigans. One of their most recent changes is a newly vamped menu. Check out our interview! What inspired you to choose these dishes?  We have to change it for us and the customer.  There are dishes that will always be standards here but there’s a desire to keep things fresh and interesting. How often does the menu change? About every 6 months. It used to be that we would change the menu once a year, but I would like to see us on a more predicable timeline to provide heartier, comfort food in the colder months and then provide more lighter options during the warmer months. What are the gluten free/vegan/vegetarian options? Our hummus is gluten free and vegan.  Our veggie burger is now served on a pita which makes the dish both vegetarian and vegan.  We offer gluten free buns as an option on any of our sandwiches. Several of our other dishes can be made gluten free or vegetarian with minor adjustments. Are there any other changes you’d like to highlight? What precipitated the menu change? We have been getting a great response from all of our new dishes.  The mussels are a great addition as well as the lamb meatloaf.  The chicken bacon mac and cheese has been a huge hit. Any new drinks to highlight?  We specialize in a providing a wide variety of craft beer along with ciders and meads. Our large selection of drafts and bottles is designed to provide an option for almost everyone, while highlighting some of the more unique craft beer creations. Check out the menu and hours on their website. May your...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Aug17

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 submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. Chris Cross the Nation Thursday, August 17 at 5:30 p.m. Chris Miller, a Fort Wayne native, is running from NYC to California to change the dialogue surrounding addiction. Hear his story at this event. Shindigz National Soccer Festival Thursday, August 17 through Saturday, August 19 Soccer, soccer, and more soccer! August Hot Spot: Meet the Board Thursday, August 1 at 5:30 p.m. It’s that time again — time for our monthly hot spot! This event, we’ll be introducing the new board. Join us! Riverfront Fort Wayne Film Series: Mean Girls Thursday, August 1 at 8 p.m. It’s a free showing of “Mean Girls” in Lawton Park. Just in time for the beginning of the school year. Railroad Open House Friday, August 18 through Sunday, August 20 Free admission and $5 train rides! Learn all about trains and their important role throughout history. Bring the kids! Community Fun Fair Saturday, August 19 at 11 a.m. Food, giveaways, and free family fun! Love Wins: A Free Concert Saturday, August 19 at 4 p.m. Celebrate our community at an event designed to bring us together. Local talent abounds in this free performance. Embody Dance Sunday, August 20 at 10:50 a.m. This event is open to all, you don’t have to have dance experience to join! Come try something new that’s good for body and soul. Inaugural Dog Days of Summer 5k Run/Walk Sunday, August 20 at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds go to benefit the Allen County SPCA and H.O.P.E. for Animals. August Splash-In Movie Sunday, August 20 at 7:30 p.m. It’s the end of summer celebration that’s fun for the whole family. 2017 Solar Eclipse at ACPL Monday, August 21 at 12 p.m. Surely by now you’ve heard about the solar eclipse, right?! You can watch it anywhere, obviously, but check out this special event. We just did a feature about it. Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Get out and enjoy this weekend! We can’t wait to see you around our...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Aug10

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 submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. ThinkGeek Grand Opening in Fort Wayne! Friday, August 11 at 10 a.m. It’s your one stop shop for all things geek, and now they’re opening in Fort Wayne with a day full of giveaways! Stop by and see what they have to offer. Opening Reception Middle Waves Poster Show + Rachel Von Friday, August 11 at 6 p.m. Check out the designs of local artists and hit up the CS3 cash bar. Fleet Feet Sports Vintage 5K Saturday, August 12 at 8 a.m. It’s Fleet Feet’s Birthday! Help them celebrate, Old School style! Pufferbelly 5K and Kids Fun Run Saturday, August 12 at 8 a.m. Another fun run on Saturday, head out to Salomon Farm Trail where there will be plenty of things for the whole family to do! Arts United Center and Exhibition Tour Saturday, August 12 at 2 p.m. It’s a combined tour of the exhibits you don’t want to miss! Environmental Advocate Training – Fort Wayne Saturday, August 12 at 2 p.m. Learn how to effectively advocate for our environment. Bands On The Banks 2017 Saturday, August 12 at 5 p.m. Food, brew, and bands. In the spirit of things, choose a form of transportation to the event that’s not a car. Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt – Fort Wayne Sunday, August 13 at 1 p.m. Use your detective skills to solve a murder mystery, all during a fun scavenger hunt! Facebook Live: Dermatology Monday, August 14 at 6 p.m. Parkview will be taking your skincare questions live. Watch and interact straight from your living room, and have all your skincare questions answered. Eclipse Info and Safety Tips Tuesday, August 15 at 7:30 p.m. Learn how to safely observe the eclipse and how to make a DIY pin hole projector. Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Get out and enjoy this weekend! We can’t wait to see you around our...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Aug03

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 submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. The Beach Boys- Foellinger Theater Concert Series Thursday, August 3 at 7 p.m. What a fun concert! Spend your Thursday night rocking out at Foellinger Theatre! Cinema Center: A Ghost Story Thursday, August 3 at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. I think it’s time to start getting into the Halloween spirit, don’t you? Summer Party Friday, August 4 at 7 p.m. It’s that time again! Get your quarterly party on! Arena Dinner Theatre: Blood Brothers August 4 through August 19 A woman with numerous children to support surrenders one of her newborn twins to a childless woman. The boys grow up streets apart, never learning the truth but becoming firm friends and eventually falling in love with the same girl. Jurassic Quest Xl Saturday, August 5 at 9 a.m. Spend a day experiencing every dinosaur — from lifelike animatronics to crafts, snacks, and games for the kids, this has it all. Jefferson Pointe Car Show Saturday, August 5 at 12 p.m. Take a look at some cool cars and have a chance to meet celebrity Judge Tyler Dale from American Restoration on The History Channel. Middle Waves Vibe Workshop Sunday, August 6 at 9 a.m. Help make the art installations that will be on-site at Middle Waves! Back To School Fashion Event Monday, August 7 at 1 p.m. Check out all the latest styles before you head into this fall season! From clothes and hair to school supplies, don’t miss your look at the latest trends! FWN Job Fair Tuesday, August 8 at 11:30 a.m. There will be representatives from all sorts of different fields, if you’re job hunting, stop by and check it out! Comedy Pizza Mic featuring TV Tuesday, August 8 at 8 p.m. Hang out at Pint & Slice for this free comedy show! Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Get out and enjoy this weekend! We can’t wait to see you around our...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Jul27

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 submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. 2017 Allen County Fair Tuesday, July 25 through Sunday, July 30 Animals, food, rides and fun. Don’t miss the fair this week! Botanical Roots Concert Series: The Kinsey Report (Blues) Friday, July 28 at 7:30 p.m. Bring a chair and enjoy some great food and music! Summer Fest at Black Pine Saturday, July 29 at 10 a.m. Explore the sanctuary, enjoy some great vendors and experience a day at Black Pine! Storytime Live! – Hang Out with Curious George Saturday, July 29 at 10 a.m. Take your kiddos to meet Curious George. Food Fest at Headwaters Saturday, July 29 at 11 a.m. Bring the family and enjoy all the food options at Food Fest this Saturday! Electric Summer 2017 Saturday, July 29 at 7 p.m. It’s that time again! Head out to Electric Summer to hear a mashup of your favorite music! Riverfront Fort Wayne Film Series: The Breakfast Club Saturday, July 29 at 8 p.m. Enjoy an iconic film and dinner from CS3 at a great price this weekend! DOGust Day Birthday Party! Tuesday, August 1 at 7 p.m. DOGust Day is the universal birthday for shelter pets whose birthdays are unknown, so Pedal City is throwing a birthday bash for all these sweeties! Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Get out and enjoy this weekend! We can’t wait to see you around our...

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