Jessica Brita-Segyde Blog Author Profile
Jessica B., Author

Jessica was born, raised, and educated in Fort Wayne, Indiana. A brief stint in two other Hoosier towns solidified her commitment to our beautiful and growing city. She loves introducing visitors to the music and food of Fort Wayne, and she spent three years as the resident blogger and photographer for the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo.

Top-Notch Vegan Food in Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne, Indiana is a city filled with pleasant surprises. One such surprise is our delicious and improving food scene. Vegan options were once scarce here, but today we have many options for those avoiding animal products…

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Lactose-Free Restaurants in Fort Wayne, Indiana

It’s been five years since the diagnosis. I remember the day my doctor handed down the life sentence that I was forever banned from the cheese board. All I could think was, “No more lasagna?!?!” I’ve come a long way since then, and so has my understanding of dairy-free dining. Thankfully, Fort Wayne offers many delightful options for the lactose-free palette. Here are a few of my favorites:…

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Adaptive Sports are Taking the Fort Wayne, Indiana Market By Storm

Adaptive sports are big business in Fort Wayne, and the upcoming 2018 Junior Nationals are evidence of Fort Wayne’s growing connection to the industry. Whether you’re a competitor, year-round spectator, or brand-new fan, one thing’s becoming clear: adaptive sports are taking the Fort Wayne, Indiana sports market by storm…

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Gluten-Free Dining in Fort Wayne, Indiana

First, please be assured that this is not a diet blog. I cannot stand fad diets. Another pet-peeve of mine is hipster foodie buzzwords, and while we’re on the subject I’m also not falling for well-marketed restaurant concepts that put all their soul into their logo just so they can fill my belly with a heavy dose of self-gratification…

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Do You Believe in the Embassy Theatre Ghost?

Every town has its folklore. Fort Wayne is no exception, and we’re celebrated for ghost stories. What else would you expect from a city that hosts an annual Fright Night and Zombie Walk? One famous spirit that may or may not haunt our downtown scene is affectionately called “The Embassy Ghost.”…

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Tour Fort Wayne Like a Local

Fort Wayne is a fun place. We’ve come a long way in the nearly four decades I’ve called this town home. The locals find more and more to do each year. Discover how you can live like a local in Indiana's second-largest city…

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Gigi's Playhouse Is A Fort Wayne Gem

Writing takes me places, so many places that I naively thought I knew everything about Fort Wayne. However, our beautiful city features a somewhat-new establishment that I overlooked during its first year in business…

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