Mike F., Author

Apart from spending his college years in West Lafayette, Indiana, and Dayton, Ohio, Mike Flohr is a lifetime resident of the Summit City. Today he divides his time among his wife, Megan, his job as an elementary school teacher, and his many geek obsessions.

Tolon, A Downtown Dining Gem

I am not a food snob. If it’s good, I’ll eat it. And I’m as comfortable at a steakhouse as I am at a fast food joint. Having said that, though, it’s obvious that some restaurants are better than others – better atmosphere, better service, and most importantly, better food. For those of us who love to eat, living in, working in, and visiting Fort Wayne has been especially “tasty” lately with so many great new restaurants opening. One of those is Tolon, a Midwestern supplier-focused, farm-to-fork restaurant located at 614 South Harrison Street…

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Middle Waves Music Festival - The Best Music Research

My first concert experience was at a music festival. Wait – my first concert experience was at THE music festival, Lollapalooza, in 1995. It was the summer after my senior year of high school, and as an alternative music fan, I was stoked to see some of my favorite bands in the flesh: Sonic Youth, Beck, Hole (Courtney Love punched my friend Dan in the arm!), Cypress Hill (The best mosh pit I’ve ever been in!), The Mighty Mighty Bosstones (Trombones!). It was the start of a love affair with live music; over the course of the next year I went on to see Live, PJ Harvey, Bush, The Goo Goo Dolls, No Doubt…and I haven’t looked back. I’ve seen pretty much all of the great ‘90s alternative bands, but there’s one exception that stands out, and that’s The Flaming Lips. But this September 16 - 17 I’ll be able to remedy that at Fort Wayne’s inaugural Middle Waves Music Festival…

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My Favorite Places to Run - Kreager Park

This year’s Fort4Fitness has come and gone, and I feel pretty good about the result – I finished more than six minutes under the time I had set as a goal. But with more races to run – and fall weather to enjoy – I wanted to get back out on the trails. However, a busy schedule and lousy…

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My Favorite Places to Run - Shoaff Park

The first of my “Best Places to Run in Fort Wayne” posts featured Concordia Theological Seminary, and I hope some of you have had a chance to check it out (both the post and the campus). I wrote that post after a “heated” run – man, it was hot that day – but soon after, the weather took a…

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Three Rivers Festival - One Blogger's Look Back

This is the third year I’ve blogged about the Three Rivers Festival, the largest of Fort Wayne’s annual festivals. I’ve written about Art in the Park, the Chalk Walk, and Food Alley, events which draw me downtown every year. But this year I wanted to take a step back and look at the Festival…

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