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Sara Ward is a writer, actress, speaker, teacher, and author of an award-winning play. In addition to writing about Fort Wayne's best dining and events on the Fort Wayne Insider, she also writes for Destiny Rescue, an anti-human trafficking group working in six countries. Sara lives in Fort Wayne with her husband and daughter. You can read more of her writings on her blog, Poets and Saints.

Family-Friendly Restaurants in Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne, Indiana offers diverserestaurants, diners, and great food for families. From superb steakhouses to fantastic breakfasts, Fort Wayne has many options for family-friendly dining experiences that will appease even the pickiest of eaters — and won't break the bank!  …

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Best Downtown Dining in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Eating in downtown Fort Wayne is a treat and there are plenty of options if you know where to find them.Tucked on side streets are small cafés, pizzerias, pub-style restaurants and fine dining. Here are Fort Wayne’s best downtown dining options…

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Jefferson Pointe offers great shopping in southwest Fort Wayne

From upscale department store shopping to specialty stores, Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center has it all. Are you looking for a special outfit for a party or gift? Von Maur has a beautiful selection of upscale women’s, men’s, juniors and children’s clothes, as well as perfume, makeup, jewelry and…

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Painting Fun Spot offers creativity and fun

Painting Fun Spot, located at Jefferson Pointe, next to Barnes and Noble Bookstore, focuses on making memories while spreading happiness through art. Boasting the largest selection of paintable items nationwide, Painting Fun Spot makes all their plaster items in Fort Wayne and features an array of…

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The Best Dishes in Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne's dining scene offers an array of good foods, but few dishes make the cut for being the "best of the best." Want to know the inside scoop? From The Deck’s “tots deluxe” to Club Soda’s smoked gouda dip, this city’s food gems satisfy the hungry customer. Appetizers The Deck, a…

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BBQ Ribfest voted one of America's Best

Several years ago, I went to Fort Wayne’s BBQ Ribfest for the first time. I’m a big fan of BBQ ribs, especially the fall-off-the-bone kind, and I wanted to try some sweet and spicy ribs that I didn’t have to slow roast myself. Tender and delicious, I enjoyed the ribs on a picnic table while enjoying…

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Rock the Plaza at ACPL Offers Free Saturday Entertainment

Rock the Plaza is a free concert at the Allen County Public Library’s downtown branch every Saturday throughout the summer. The first time I went to Rock the Plaza, I realized what a great venue the downtown public library has for outdoor concerts. The plaza works well for bands with its open…

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