Just Cream: Ice Cream Boutique – One Sweet Boutique!
Feb28

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...

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Fort Wayne Local Pizza Guide
Feb09

Fort Wayne Local Pizza Guide

Ask any local resident what his or her favorite pizza in town is and you’ll get an endless supply of answers. We at Living Fort Wayne have compiled a list of where you can get your local pizza fix in Fort Wayne and the surrounding area. These locations are all local (or regional) brands and are anything from your regular “mom and pop” pizza joint to your local neighborhood bar. Some of these establishments are well-known for their pizza – others offer a wide variety of menu items beyond pizza. We tagged some of these as “staff favorites,” but that more than likely means we just  haven’t gotten around to trying every place on this list! Check out our list, and let us know your favorites! Downtown and Surrounding Areas 816 Pint and Slice Staff favorite 816 Calhoun St. Fort Wayne, IN 46802 Big Apple Pizza Staff favorite 1130 N. Wells St, Fort Wayne, IN 46808 Junk Ditch Brewing Company 1825 W. Main Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46808 O’Sullivan’s Italian-Irish Pub 1808 W. Main St., Fort Wayne, IN 46808 On-Track Pizza 1815 W. Main St, Fort Wayne, IN 46808 Redwood Inn 1432 W. Main St, Fort Wayne, IN 46808 North – Pine Valley and Surrounding Areas 800 Degrees Wood Fired Pizza Staff favorite 10020 Lima Rd, Suite F, Fort Wayne, IN 46818 Amore’s Pizza 933 E. Dupont Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46825 Arena Bar and Grill 1567 W. Dupont Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46825 Casa Grille 411 E. Dupont Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825 Checkerz Bar & Grill 1706 W. Till Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46818 Coconutz at Crazy Pins 1414 Northland Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46825 Elmo’s Pizza and Subs 3610 E. Dupont Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46825 8830 Coldwater Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46825 10040 Lima Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46821 5917 Lima Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46818 Lexy’s Pizza Staff favorite 10346 Leo Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46825 3031 W. Washington Center Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46818 Lucky Turtle Grill & Lucky Moose Lounge 622 E Dupont Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46825 Mama Mia’s Pizza Staff favorite 1525 W. Dupont Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46825 Mozzarelli’s Pizza 1820 W. Dupont Rd. A, Fort Wayne, IN 46818 Ziano’s Italian Eatery 702 E. Dupont Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46825 Northwest – West State and Surrounding Areas Alley Sports Cafe & Grill at Pro Bowl West 1455 Goshen Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46808 Clara’s Pizza King 321 W. State Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808 Lexy’s Pizza Staff favorite 908 Spring St., Fort Wayne, IN 46808 The Lodge at Coyote Creek 4935 Hillegas Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46818 Raimondo’s Pizza Staff favorite 2608 W. State Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808...

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