LFW Fun File
Oct22

LFW Fun File

Happy Halloween Fun Filers! For the next 2 Fun Files we present 13 events. Oooooooh (pretend that was a ghost saying that) As always our events are also on our calendar along with many more! Please email us at Info@livingfortwayne.com to share your event on our calendar or our weekly Fun File. 1. Downtown Blueprint Block Party 2. Healthy Cities Healthy Fair 3. Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales 4. Zombie Overnight: Survive The Outbreak 5. The Mersey Beatles 6. Gaslight Playhouse Presents “Night of the Living Dead” 7. Fort Wayne Bombshells present Killer Burlesque 8. Brickworld Fort Wayne LEGO Expo 9. YLNI Winter Farmer’s Market 10. La Chic Vintage Market 11. Costume Skate Meet Up – Chicks in Bowls 12. Masterworks 2 – Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony 13. Social & Marketing...

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LFW Fun File
Aug21

LFW Fun File

Welcome back Fun Filers! This week’s top ten include great music, karaoke and wine! 1. YLNI August Hot Spot  2. 2015 Downtown Auburn Summer Cruise-In Series 3. Bucca’s Karaoke 4. Wine and Canvas on the River  5. Let’s Comedy! – Puterbaugh Sisters  6. Philmore Phest  7. Peter Cook & Wink Live 8. The Day the Crayons Came Home Storyline 9. Social & Marketing Breakfast  10. American Idol Karaoke   As always, all of these events are on our calendar. Please email info@livingfortwayne.com if you’d like to see your event on our LFW Fun...

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Saigon Still a Staple- Restaurant Series #2
Mar02

Saigon Still a Staple- Restaurant Series #2

I wish I could say that I came across Saigon proudly on my own, thanks to my taste bud journey. But I can’t tell a lie. I have to thank my friends for this hidden gem. Most gems are hard to find but this one happens to be easy, it’s located on 2006 S. Calhoun St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802. That’s right, it is downtown! An authentic Vietnamese restaurant, Saigon is locally owned and definitely has an old school feel. Whenever I go there I feel like Hemingway or Kerouac, as though I traveled through time. The last time I was there a family of 16 walked in, full of laughter and excitement. Behind me were two businessmen talking tactics. And to my right was an elderly couple laughing and sharing appetizers. Only quality food has the capacity to bring all flocks of life to a place. Saigon is one of those restaurants. Saying the food is amazing, just doesn’t give justice! No. 11 “Rice noodles with shrimp” As a self-declared foodie freshman I have to say that the presentation was pretty! Before Saigon, I’ve never received chop sticks with a soup order. Also on the side plate I received limes, spinach and bean sprouts which I could mix in with my bowl adding as many flavors as I want. The broth is one I will crave when I am cold or sick. Think of your grandma’s signature dish. Where the smell alone produces a taste, feeling the warm broth touch your lips, run down your throat and then a pleasant texture surprise of shrimp. Spring Rolls By far this dish had my favorite presentation… maybe because I really like the plate! I digress. The color of the roll pops with the yummy sauce. The sauce looks like it would be tangy but in reality it is more nutty and almost caramel like. Sweet but not sugary, more sweetness than tang. The texture of this meal was also fairly enjoyable. Within the roll are bean sprouts, rice noodles, shrimp, pork and lettuce. The crunchy sprouts and lettuce mixed with the soft rice noodles provide fun feelings for your mouth. Also, I truly liked how my appetizer was cool versus my warm soup. Saigon is certainly becoming one of my favorite restaurants in Fort Wayne. One thing you should know, Saigon is CASH ONLY. No one wants to be that person who doesn’t bring the correct form of payment. I repeat CASH ONLY. Also Saigon is closed on Wednesdays. Open from 9am to 7pm Monday through Tuesday, Thursday through Saturday. Sundays open from 9am to 6pm. They do have take-out. They also serve wine and...

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Celebrating One Year: Enter to Win a Living Fort Wayne Prize Package!
Dec05

Celebrating One Year: Enter to Win a Living Fort Wayne Prize Package!

We can’t believe it’s been a year since our grand website re-launch here at Living Fort Wayne! Over the course of the last twelve months, we have gotten to feature so many amazing Fort Wayne businesses, non-profits, events, and people. We’ve also grown our team (and we’re continuing to grow) and our following continues to increase by leaps and bounds. We cannot thank you enough, readers and fans, for your support! Living Fort Wayne has made some great strides, but we’re not done yet. We’ve got some exciting plans in store for 2015 and can’t wait to share them with you. But first, let’s talk about our latest development: our Living Fort Wayne e-Newsletter! That’s right: Now you won’t miss a single story from Living Fort Wayne. Each week, we’ll curate the last several days worth of posts and send them off to you in one, easy-to-digest e-mail. So, our one year anniversary and the launch of our new e-Newsletter. What better way to celebrate these two milestones than rewarding one very lucky Living Fort Wayne fan with a basket of goodies from a few of the many businesses we’ve featured in the last year, simply for signing up to receive our e-Newsletter? We can’t think of one… so that’s exactly what we’re going to do! The  Living Fort Wayne Anniversary Prize Package What’s Inside All of the items in this incredible prize package were generously donated by the local businesses in which they’re from. Huge thanks to all of the donors! Anytime Fitness – 3-month membership. ArtLink – One-year family membership to the gallery. Cinema Center – One-year membership. Creative Women of the World – Fair trade items. Fort Wayne Indoor – Free skate passes. Longe Optical – $50 gift card towards any eyeglasses, sunglasses, or contact lens purchase (excludes eye exams.) Mercantile on Main – $25 gift card. Natril Gear – Gift certificate for the purchase of a Lugger of the winner’s choice. Old Fort Soap Company – Basket of products. Opal & Ruby Gift Emporium – $25 gift card. Pure Movements Pilates Studio – Five complimentary classes. Tokens N Tickets – $25 in gift cards. Two EE’s Winery – Four tasting glasses and a voucher for four free tastings. Utopian Coffee – One bag of coffee. YWCA – Cards and a t-shirt. And of course, some Living Fort Wayne gear! Click on the businesses above to see their featured stories and learn more about them! How to Enter Go to www.livingfortwayne.com. Simply subscribe to the Living Fort Wayne e-Newsletter and your name will be entered into the drawing. You can do this by filling out the short...

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