Release – Savor Fort Wayne 2018 to run until January 21
Jan10

Release – Savor Fort Wayne 2018 to run until January 21

Press release from Visit Fort Wayne Starting today, 48 Fort Wayne restaurants are offering three-course, value-priced menus during the fifth annual Savor Fort Wayne from Wednesday, January 10 – Sunday, January 21. Participating Fort Wayne area restaurants will feature specially crafted menus including appetizers, salads, steaks, sandwiches, seafood, pasta, ethnic delights, dessert and more in addition to vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options. Savor Fort Wayne restaurants include: 07 Pub Asakusa Bandidos- Aboite Bandidos- Glenbrook Bandidos- Georgetown Bandidos- Waynedale Black Canyon Bourbon Street Hideaway Casa Grille Casa Ristorante Italiano Casa Grille Italiano Casa! Ristorante Champions Chappell’s Coral Grill Chop’s Wine Bar Club Soda DeBrand Fine Chocolates Don Hall’s Tavern at Coventry Don Hall’s Takaoka Don Hall’s Factory Don Hall’s Guesthouse Grill Don Hall’s Gas House Don Hall’s Triangle Park Eddie Merlot’s el Azteca Mexican Restaurant Features Bar and Restaurant HT2 J.K. O’Donnell’s Junk Ditch Mad Anthony Brewing Co. Naked Tchopstix Nawa Nick’s Martini & Wine Bar Nori Asian Fusion Cuisine The Oyster Bar Park Place on Main Street Rack and Helen’s Red River Steakhouse Shigs In Pit – Fairfield Shigs in Pit – Maplecrest Shoccu Sweet Lou’s Pizza Tolon Trolley Steaks & Seafood Trubble Brewing Tucanos Brazilian Grill Wine Down Wu’s Diners can also make an evening out during Savor Fort Wayne by taking advantage of a special ticket offers from the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Fort Wayne Komets, Fort Wayne Mad Ants, First Presbyterian Theatre, Fort Wayne Mastadon Basketball and more. Learn more at SavorFortWayne.com! For a list of participating restaurants, menus and special offers, visit...

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Nawa – A New Beginning on the Landing
Jan09

Nawa – A New Beginning on the Landing

The new year is always filled with fresh starts. I am not a resolution type person, but what I do love about the start of a new year is how full of promise it seems. January always feels like an optimistic time of year. And what better time of year for Nawa (which means “new beginning” in Thai) to hit downtown Fort Wayne. Nawa is the newest restaurant to grace The Landing, which is one of the prime areas that the Downtown Development Trust in conjunction with the City of Fort Wayne and Greater Fort Wayne have focused on in their efforts to redevelop downtown Fort Wayne in order to make it an even more enjoyable place to live, work, and play. The idea is not just to revitalize the area but to reinvent it, and Nawa is doing just that. The menu is the reinvention of Thai cuisine in an Asian fusion, which highlights not just Thai food but Japanese, Chinese, and Korean flavors as well. Te Boriboonnangkul (AKA Boriboo), one of the operating partners, said that they didn’t want to limit their dishes to just one style. “Our chef makes a green curry pasta. You can take the various techniques from other cultures and combine it to elevate a dish,” she explained. Te and operating partner Prill Trowbridge are from Bangkok, Thailand and managed a Thai restaurant there for a number of years that was a well-known family hang out. They were drawn to each other by their love of food. “We love to eat!” Te laughingly explained. Prill and Te also did some work for a Thai steel company and in the process worked with some Steel Dynamics employees who were originally from Fort Wayne. When those employees moved back to Fort Wayne they missed the IT support that Prill and Te provided and thus began the process to woo them to move here. With Thailand fresh in the throes of the Asian Financial Crisis, it wasn’t too hard of a sell and both Te and Prill came to Fort Wayne 17 years ago and fell in love with the city. The idea was always there for a restaurant, especially in downtown Fort Wayne where there aren’t very many Asian cuisine options. “We wanted an upscale, refined place. Most places only focus on one genre of food. We wanted to do Thai with a modern twist!” Te noted. All the owners are long-time local residents and took great pride in the on-going revitalization of the downtown area. They wanted to be a part of the renaissance of The Landing and what better way to do that...

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LFW Weekend Fun File
Jan14

LFW Weekend Fun File

Our calendar is full of fantastic events taking place around our city, so be sure to check it out for a more exhaustive list. In the meantime, here’s a quick peak at some of the things we are looking forward to this week! If you’d like to see your event featured in the Weekend Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com 1. Savor Fort Wayne January 13 – 24th Great deals at great restaurants around Fort Wayne! Join in on the Diner of the Day Contest or the Favorite Server Contest while you try menu items from some of Fort Wayne’s favorites! 2. Girls Night Out at Trubble Brewing Thurs, January 14, 6:30pm Hosted by Northeast Indiana Girls Pint Out, enjoy some great food and even better beer at Trubble! 3. 2nd Thursday Paradigm at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art Thurs, January 14, 5pm  Enjoy free admission, edibles and a cash bar with friends. 4. Early Art Exploration Sat, January 16, 10am – 11am I’m so excited for this! Preschool Children get to discover a variety of art forms and techniques. Parents learn about developmental milestones in their children’s lives and how art plays a role in physical and cognitive growth. 5. Wildlife Signs: Who Winters Here? Sat, January 16, 9:30am – 10:30am I’m babysitting this weekend and I was looking for (free) fun stuff to do with elementary age children. This sounds perfect. Through Little River Wetlands Project, there will be interactive projects and exploring the marsh for winter animals. 6. Winter Warmer Sat, January 16, 2pm – 5pm Have some winter fun at JK’s! Don’t worry, the tent behind the pub will be heated. 7. Musical Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. Sun, January 17, 4:00pm – 5:30pm The program tells the story of MLK’s dream of justice and peace in music and drama. Featuring Heartland Sings. It should be a great production! 8. January Gallery Cleanup at Wunderkammer Sun, January 17, 5pm – 9pm Wunderkammer is hosting monthly cleanup days for volunteers to come clean, paint, dust, etc. Snacks provided! 9. 200@200 – Iconic Fort Wayne  Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016 The opening of the History Center’s tribute to Indiana’s Bicentennial. How has our city changed? Check it out! 10. Romeo and Juliet Wed, January 20, 7:30pm  The State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents Romeo and Juliet, a Full-Length Ballet in Three Acts, at the Embassy on Jan. 20, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. It’s going to be great. Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Check out our events calendar, and get out and have some fun this weekend! We can’t wait to...

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The 2nd Annual Savor Fort Wayne Tour Begins
Jan13

The 2nd Annual Savor Fort Wayne Tour Begins

Boring. Dull. Inactive. Words you must extract from your vocabulary, especially when talking about Fort Wayne. Only boring people are bored. If any of you are fun and Theodore-esque then join me and participate in SavorFortWayne. There are more than 25 restaurants sharing their food at value prices for this event. How much of a value price you ask? $30! You get Savor Fort Wayne inspired three course meals for only up to $30! And this is just a guideline price; Beet Street Juicery is offering their food for $22 for 2 guests. While Don Hall’s Guest House Grill is offering a 2 for $30 special. Have I got you yet? If so, you are awesome. If not, you are stubborn and I like you. There will also be vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options. I am pretty sure New Year’s just happened and a lot of you have resolutions. Maybe it’s being more cultured? Getting out more for food and fun? Changing you diet? No problem! Maybe you want to discover more of what our city has to offer? The new restaurants on this year’s Savor list include Beet Street Juicery, Black Canyon Restaurant, Casa Grille, Casa Grille Italiano, Casa Ristorante, Casa Ristorante Italiano, DeBrand Fine Chocolates, Henry’s Restaurant and Tuscanos Brazilian Grill. Yes, this is the 2nd Annual Savor Fort Wayne. We’ll forgive you for not coming last year. Alright this is my last pitch, I promise, but… diners (you) can also make it an evening out during Savor Fort Wayne by taking advantage of a special ticket offer for the Fort Wayne Komets game on Sunday, Jan. 18. Or, in addition to buying one ticket to the Pops: Wicked Divas, get one ticket free for the show on Saturday, Jan. 24 at the Embassy Theatre. Savor Fort Wayne will be here to grace your taste buds from January 14th through the 25th. For a list of participating restaurants, menus and special offers, visit SavorFortWayne.com. Updates will also be posted via Facebook on the Savor Fort Wayne page and on Twitter @SavorFortWayne. I hope to see you around, perusing the outstanding restaurants of our city. Plus you can always follow @LivingFortWayne and look us up on Instagram using Living Fort Wayne. I will be posting pretty pictures of food and not posting photos of me, stuffing my...

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Last Chance to Enjoy Savor Fort Wayne!
Jan24

Last Chance to Enjoy Savor Fort Wayne!

Savor Fort Wayne comes to an end this Sunday, January 26. If you have not made it out yet, this weekend is the perfect time to enjoy some of Fort Wayne’s finest restaurants.  Savor Fort Wayne has made it easy, for you. They offer three-course, value-priced menus at all of the twenty restaurants on their menu. I spent some time talking with Susan Decker, a spokesperson for Savor Fort Wayne to find out a little more about this popular, new event.  She tells me that the concept for this event was started by Visit Fort Wayne with the intention of it becoming an annual event at the beginning of each year. Fort Wayne has more restaurants per capita than any other city in Indiana and they want to give people a reason to enjoy everything Fort Wayne has to offer, especially during the winter. “For the first year, there are twelve days of dining. We will make this an annual event. It’s something everyone can look forward to each year and even include their own events like birthdays and anniversaries. This time of year seemed like a good fit.” There has been a lot of positive feedback so far both from restaurants and from the general public. Susan is thrilled about the success of this event so far. “The restaurants have been packed. Diners have been full, and many people are trying some of these restaurants for the first time. People are already asking us to do this again in the future.” For those interested in enjoying Savor Fort Wayne, it is as easy as going to the website, checking participants, reviewing the menu, and then making a reservation (if needed). The website will give users everything they need to know and provide options no matter what side of town they are on. With restaurants ranging from Asakusa to J.K. O’Donnell’s to Chop’s, there is something for everyone. Enjoy Fort Wayne this weekend with a friend and try something new. Savor Fort Wayne has helped to created menus to make sure that everyone leaves happy and...

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