Fort Wayne Insider Blog

Posts from July 2013

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 5:00:56 am by Lauren C.

Get your BBQ on in the Summit City

There's something about summer that seems to evoke a craving for BBQ. Luckily for those who are crazy for this all-American fare, there are several local places to get your fix. Here are a few to start:
  • Shigs In Pit: "Shigs" offers a wide variety of smoked meats and outstanding side dishes,
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auburn2 Class. Innovation. Speed. Beauty. Luxury. These are all words used to describe some of America’s most classic cars, the Auburn, Cord, and Duesenberg. F. Scott Fitzgerald understood the timeliness as he wrote The Great Gatsby.

Baz Luhrmann knew just how to bring “the big yellow car” to life

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Posted on July 30, 2013 at 5:00:00 am by Lauren C.

Get Artsy for a Good Cause at Taste of the Arts

Where can you go to see a variety of Fort Wayne's talented artists in one arena? Taste of the Arts is the answer! This fine arts and food festival Aug. 24 in downtown Fort Wayne promises an art marketplace, live entertainment and fare from local restaurants. . This provides an opportunity for

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Posted on July 29, 2013 at 9:00:52 am by Molly Z.

Be a Party Animal at Zoo Brew & Wine Too

“Be a party animal at an animal party!” reads the poster you’ll see around town describing the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo’s newest fundraiser, Zoo Brew & Wine Too, Presented by Chase. On Friday, August 23 from 6 – 9 p.m. adults can enjoy the zoo with a new twist. This after-hours event ... More ›

Posted on July 29, 2013 at 5:00:03 am by Michelle M.

Where to Find the Best Back to School Clothing Buys

backtoschool This morning I awoke to “Back to School” ads in my inbox. It’s the first sign that we’re in the last half of summer. While it’s only July, I’ll admit we’ve already started shopping for the upcoming school year. There are some great places to find back to school sales throughout Fort Wayne.

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Library Interior If you are looking for something fun and inexpensive to occupy your toddler or early elementary-age child or grandchild, please take them to the children’s section of the Allen County Public Library downtown. It is a beautiful, fascinating and cool (literally!) place to entertain little

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Posted on July 26, 2013 at 9:00:48 am by Lauren C.

Get tickled at the St. Joe Pickle Festival

What's more Midwest than a juicy, salty pickle? Give up? A festival entirely devoted to this treat!
pickleThe 17th annual St. Joe Pickle Festival is three days of fun from August 8-10, centered around this favorite all-American snack. Join festival goers on August 8th for a parade. Then, head over
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wine3 Are you a wine-o? If so, there’s a new trail in Northeast Indiana just for you!

Seven northeastern Indiana wineries have joined forces to start The Wineries of Indiana’s Northeast “WINE Tour”. The tour was started by to promote agritourism around the region. The WINE Tour’s seven members are ... More ›

Posted on July 25, 2013 at 9:00:53 am by Molly Z.

Gotta-Dos in Fort Wayne

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It’s not just us Insiders who think Fort Wayne is great—you do! The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo and the TinCaps games at Parkview Field were voted as Indiana’s #1 and #2 Summer Gotta-Dos in 2012. After its success with an online poll to pick the state’s forty-six top sandwiches when ... More ›

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