Northeast Indiana Staycations – Quiz
Jul27

Northeast Indiana Staycations – Quiz

It isn’t too late to plan the perfect staycation here in Indiana. Answer a few questions and we will tell you what you should during a long weekend or a productive week at home!...

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LFW — Weekly Fun File
Jun23

LFW — Weekly Fun File

Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? Look no further! LFW compiles a list of ongoings and events that we’re excited about 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 go ahead and submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. 1. Greekfest Thursday, June 23 through Sat, June 25 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday, June 26 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   It’s the 36th Greek Festival! There’s Greek cuisine and entertainment including live music and dancing. It’s fun for everyone!   2. Sweets So Geek Free Outdoor Movie Friday, June 24 at 8 p.m. This night’s feature is “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade!” There will be a costume contest, pizza and prizes! The kiddos (and adults, too) can talk to an actual archeologist and this month’s charity is Salvation Army. 3. BuskerFest Saturday, June 25 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.     I love BuskerFest. Street performers are so fun! 4. ARCH’s North Anthony Historic Home and Garden Tour Saturday, June 25 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Explore the beautiful historic homes on Kensington and North Anthony Boulevards. This tour will have 13 stops. I absolutely adore this part of Fort Wayne, it really is unique, be sure to check it out if you can! 5. Covington Art Fair Saturday, June 25 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 26 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s Northeast Indiana’s largest art fair! Go see what it’s all about! 6. Living Fort Wayne Film Series Saturday, June 25 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Need something amazing to do after BuskerFest? Join us for our film series! We’re watching “A League of their Own.” There will be food available to purchase and the film is free, just bring your own seat. 7. The Voices of Unity Youth Choir 2016 European Tour Send-Off Concert Saturday, June 25 at 6 p.m.   Support the talented kiddos going to Europe! The donation concert is $5 for a great cause. 8. Fort Wayne Adventure Games Saturday, June 25 from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. It’s a city-wide bike race with checkpoints and obstacles. What?! So fun! 9. Trubble Brewing Grand Re-Openeing: Beer and Band Bash Saturday, June 25 from 2 p.m. to 12 a.m. Trubble is celebrating the (long awaited) launch of their beer! Food, fun and local brew! 10. Help Make Hope Workshop Sunday, June 26 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.    ...

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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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At Trubble, the plates are as tasty as the pints
Nov04

At Trubble, the plates are as tasty as the pints

Sometimes the fastest route to your “happy place” is to follow your palate. You can stow away on warm, soft pretzels or homemade biscuits. Take a ride on a spoonful of cheese dip or a forkful of flaky pie. Buy a ticket to Baconland, or for a more adventurous journey, score a spicy pickle and a steaming bowl of Vietnamese noodles (with an egg, for good measure). Combine any one of those comfort foods with a cold pint of craft beer, and you might find yourself tripping on warm fuzzies – in the best way possible. If that sounds enticing, I have good news. You and your taste buds can soon take a comfort food vacation via a quick trip to Trubble Brewing. The new brewery/gastropub – located on Broadway in the old Chappell’s building – is set to open before just before Thanksgiving. Initially, Trubble’s menu and hours will limited, with plans to ramp up brewing, solidify the menu and and extend the hours as time goes on. The beer menu will likely feature the staff’s favorite regional craft brews, while owner Chad Hankee and the rest of the crew wait for the checkers of checkboxes to check the right boxes. (My dear readers, in case you don’t already know – the bureaucracy of Indiana’s bar and brewery regulations is ridiculous enough to require several stiff drinks. Every day. For months on end.) While the home-brewed “barley pops” may have to wait, the house-made food will be palate pleasing from day one. Head chef and pastry chef John and Lindsay Cheesebrew have plans for inspired dishes that are guaranteed to make Trubble a double indulgence for beer snobs and foodies alike. John and Lindsay are the brains, elbow grease, photographers and taste-testers behind the Bird + Cleaver food blog, whose mouthwatering recipes have been featured on BuzzFeed, The Huffington Post and The Kitchn. Lindsay’s specialty is in heavenly pastries and desserts. John has a way with Southeast Asian condiments and cured pork. They both have a soft spot for beer, bourbon and taquerias. Together, their recipes are locally inspired and cross-culturally infused. Or as they say, “like your southern Granny came to visit, and she brought fish sauce and craft beer.” (I’ve eaten some of John and Lindsay’s edible inventions, and I’d invite their kind of Granny to any potluck.) No official confirmation from the kitchen staff, but rumor has it you may be able to enjoy your favorite brew with a side of freshly baked pull-apart pretzels and homemade cheese dip. [Photo by Bird+Cleaver] Instead of setting the Trubble menu from the start, John and Lindsay hope to let it evolve with the seasons and reflect their customers’ requests....

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Living Fort Wayne’s Top Picks for First Date Activities
Oct05

Living Fort Wayne’s Top Picks for First Date Activities

Living Fort Wayne is here for you, and we are planning to show you that with our new series: LFW’s Top Picks. We will be bringing you our top picks of everything in the great city of Fort Wayne from restaurants to sledding spots. And in our first installment, we bring you the best first date activities. We can guarantee you approximately an 85% success rate in garnering a second date if you use any of these ideas on your first date. If you use everything on this list…you might as well propose on the spot. Wendy Englehart – Committee Co-Chair Catch some live music and great coffee at The Friendly Fox. Then head to DeBrand Fine Chocolates for some truly decadent desserts and chocolate. Lynn Altevogt – Editorial Chair Take your date to a Let’s Comedy show. The group is constantly bringing amazing comedians to FW; this is a great test to see if you two have a similar sense of humor. After the show, you can meander up to the bar at CS3 for drinks. Jade Kelsey – Partnership Development Co-Chair Rent kayaks from Fort Wayne Outfitters, and spend a couple of hours exploring the rivers. Use that calorie deficit to indulge in a dessert at Sweets So Geek. Tim Zink – Committee Co-Chair Head to Hyde Brothers Booksellers – two stories of countless books where quieter types can explore shared interests together. Follow this with a stroll down Wells Street. For lunch, head around the corner to Caliente Cuban Cafe – not the biggest place in town, but if you like Cuban sandwiches and small, locally-owned establishments with character, this place rocks! Spend the afternoon at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo – a Fort Wayne favorite since 1965, who knows how many dates have happened here. Even the monkeys have love in the air. Leslie Snare – Director at Large Meet at Fortezza for coffee and then catch an independent flick at the Cinema Center. After the film, head to Summit City Brewerks for beer flights and snacks. Jade Haag – Calendar and Events Chair Check out the production of Anything Goes at IPFW, then head to Old Crown for some delicious food and drinks or freshly brewed coffee, whichever your proclivity. Courtney Bell – Technology Chair Take an afternoon stroll on the Pufferbelly Trail followed by a visit to Two EE’s Winery for a tasting and some wine slushies. Becca Bell – Contributing Writer Browse Fancy & Staple and Antiques on Broadway together. Then get a Bloody Mary at the Brass Rail, which is basically like a meal inside a drink. After that, you can...

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