Getting into the St. Patrick’s Day Spirit
Mar15

Getting into the St. Patrick’s Day Spirit

Saturday, March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day and we are hoping to bring a little luck o’ the Irish to you when it comes to finding somewhere to celebrate. While the rivers run green and the Irish pubs are full, many of local establishments are serving up some great deals, festive treats, and awesome entertainment to keep you in good spirits. Three Rivers Distilling Company St. Patty’s Day at the Distillery March 17, 12pm-11pm What to expect: Drinks $5 – Emerald Isle: Summit City Gin and crème de menthe $7 – Pot of Gold: Harvester Vodka with a touch of elderflower, splash of ginger beer $6 – Irish Eyes: 122 Unaged Corn Whiskey, crème de menthe, and heavy cream $6 – Irish Lady: melon infused Harvester Vodka with OJ and sparkling grape juice on draft $7 – Sparkling Shamrock: Cucumber and pear infused Harvester Vodka, touch of elderflower, lemon juice and simple syrup served on draft Food Corn beef and cabbage Shepherd’s pie Irish stew All of their other amazing food options. Pedal City Starting at 8am for Mad Ant’s Pub Crawl Pedal City is having live music and a free tasting on St Patrick’s day! The tasting starts at 8 am with a free Irish whiskey sampling and lots of giveaways! The live music starts at 1 pm with Blake Blurry until 5 pm then again with Dan Smyth starting at 10 pm!! What to expect: Drinks $3 Paddy’s Irish Whiskey $4 large (22 oz) Green Beer $4 Irish coffee $4 Coffee with Irish Cream Food Shepherd’s pie Twice baked potatoes Reuben sandwich Corn beef and cabbage HT2 March 17, 3pm-12am While they aren’t having a party like other local bars, they are sticking to their signature craft drink charms! What to expect: HT2 will be serving a special drink called Magic Milks. This drink is a Lucky Charm Marshmallow infused vodka with almond milk Hamilton Public House March 17, 8pm to 11pm Hamilton Public House is hosting the Summit City Saints among other wonderful things tonight to celebrate that little Irishman in us all. What to expect: Green beer Live music Various food and drink specials “The Black Stuff” Guinness 16oz Cans. We’ll have the patio open to those ages 21 and older. Two EE’s Winery March 13-21st While most people are out looking for green beer, Two EE’s is putting a green spin on one of their popular items! What to Expect: $7 Green, vanilla slushies! Hop River Brewing Company March 17, noon – 12:30am Great, Not Green: Know What’s in Your Glass! Learn about beer on the day you enjoy it most. Interactive brewhouse tours...

Read More
LFW’s Top Picks for Fall Activities
Oct20

LFW’s Top Picks for Fall Activities

The team here at Living Fort Wayne considers ourselves a pretty hip bunch. But we will jump right in on the fall-lovin’, pumpkin-spice-latte-drinkin’, sweater-wearin’ bandwagon when the leaves start to change and there’s a bit of a chill in the air. So here are our top picks for all things fall in Fort Wayne. Is there anything we missed? Let us know in the comments! Leslie Snare – Director at Large My vote is for the Amazing Fall Fun corn maze and farm. It is such a great family activity and not too far outside of the city. They have a 12-acre corn maze as well as one of the largest and most unique pumpkin patches in Indiana! Becca Bell – Editorial Contributor I’m not a big autumn fan, but I do enjoy the River City Rat Race, gourmet giant caramel apples from DeBrand’s Fine Chocolates, and kayaking anywhere with colorful foliage. Sarah Pine – Social Media Contributor One of my favorite fall activities is going to Advanced Tree Technology in New Haven! It’s a great place to go with family or friends to pick delicious apples from their rows and rows of beautiful apple trees, pick out some pumpkins and get some apple cider. Lynn Altevogt – Editorial Chair I am really looking forward to checking out the Haunted History: The Darker Side of West Central put on by ARCH. I am not usually one for scary tours, but I am a bit of a history buff. Plus, my boyfriend used to live in the one of the featured “haunted” buildings, so I’m very curious to see what secrets may lie within its walls. The tour will take off from the USF Performing Arts Building (formerly the Scottish Rite) and is only $10. Click the link above for more details. Wendy Englehart – Committee Co-Chair Watch a football game! And I’m not talking about from your couch. As a proud 05’er, I can hear Northside’s marching band, the national anthem and every touchdown cheer on Friday nights. There’s something very “fall” about school pride and cold bleacher seats. My vote this fall is to grab some coffee, or a giant hot dog, and watch some football the old school way. Jade Haag – Calendar and Events Chair I love biking and running at the New Haven Rivergreenway! Fall is the time to get in some exercise and breathe in the crisp, cool air. YLNI’s Winter Farmer’s Market is a nice change of pace from the heavy meals and desserts that come with the fall and wintertime. And last but not least, Fortezza, Old Crown or Firefly are the places to go for...

Read More
Local Coffee Shop Done Right at the Firefly
Mar08

Local Coffee Shop Done Right at the Firefly

The Firefly on N. Anthony is one of Fort Wayne’s best coffee shops, and they have the awards to prove it. Since 1999, the ‘Fly has grown a bit of a cult following consisting of people from all walks of life. Buying local, supporting the creative community, and delicious menu items and outstanding service–that’s what keeps these folks coming back. And one, if not all, of the aforementioned reasons will keep YOU coming back, too. Get ready for your new addiction! Upon entering the ‘Fly, visitors are greeted by tables and seating near the window for more traditional dining. Winding its way around and separating the two sides of the business is a large service counter where orders are taken with a smile, money is tendered, and deliciousness is prepared. The service can’t be beat. The baristas get to know regular faces, giving the coffee house a feeling akin to Cheers. Firefly’s beverage menu is comparable to other coffee chains: coffees, teas, smoothies, and other thirst quenchers. They offer several selections of sandwiches, wraps, salads, soups, and baked goods. Bonus: everything but the soup and baked goods is made to order. As patrons stand in line to order/receive their tasty treats, they can peruse the many handcrafted, one-of-a-kind creations for sale by local artists. These items frequently include jewelry, knit/crochet pieces, magnets, soaps, pottery, and notecards. These artistic trinkets can be purchased at the main counter with the usual forms of payment. Additionally, pretty much every piece of wall art is for sale, with small cards tucked into the frames with the prices written on them. The inside of the Firefly is a work of art itself. I never get tired of the atmosphere, and I have yet to see anything else quite like it. The back seating area is completely surrounded by ceiling-to-floor illustrations. Lounge on a couch in the countryside at twilight year-round. Enjoy a friend’s company beneath the soft glow of white Christmas lights strung around a pergola. Whatever ambiance you choose, relaxation is the word. The next time you’re out and about for something tasty to eat/drink or need a meeting place for friends, family, or coworkers, give the Firefly a try! Menu recommendations: spiced chai chiller, cheese toasty, Greek pasta salad, morning muffin, signature seasonal drinks like the pumpkin chai and fresh, hand-squeezed lemonade. Visit them online for more menu options. They accept both cash and credit. Firefly Coffee House 3523 North Anthony Blvd Fort Wayne, IN 46805 Phone: (260) 373-0505 Hours: Mon through Fri 6:30 am – 8 pm; Sat 7 am – 8 pm; Sun 8 am – 8...

Read More