Riverfront Activities

A Staycation in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Is it too difficult to make a big expensive trip somewhere exotic? Consider having a staycation in your own backyard in Fort Wayne, Indiana. From the downtown experience to all of the great little nooks and crannies around town, there is something for everyone to enjoy, including the kids…

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Salvatori's Exceeds Expectations for Italian Food Lovers

When I first went to Salvatori’s Italian Restaurant on the southwest side of Fort Wayne, I didn’t know much about their food. As someone who makes homemade calzones and pasta dishes, I was nervous: Would it live up to my expectations? Our meal started with a house salad and Italian dressing. The…

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Hideout 125's speakeasy theme, menu impresses

My boyfriend and I are always looking to check out new and interesting restaurants/bars in Fort Wayne. On a recent Saturday we were pleasantly surprised by our visit to Hideout 125. This place can be best described as a modern speakeasy, although you wouldn't know it from the exterior. The building…

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Bandidos Mexican Food – the Next Generation

For long-time residents of Fort Wayne, going to Bandidos (say ‘ban dee does’) is a lifetime tradition. At first it was a place that resembled a Mexican presidio with stucco walls and dramatic paintings of turn-of-the-century bandits in sombreros. It also had traditional mariachi music piped…

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Blue Stack Smokehouse: Smoky Meats, Local Eats

It’s been said that there are no atheists in foxholes. I wonder, then, if it’s true that there are no vegetarians in smokehouses. I think from time to time about becoming a vegetarian, I really do, but my lack of any real food-related willpower always seems to get in the way (and I have the…

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"Mad Brew" Takes Home the Glory

The Summit City sure knows its beer. The proof is in the pudding (er....beer). Local food and beer purveyor Mad Anthony Brewing Co. (known affectionately by some as "Mad Brew") recently received a gold medal at Denver’s Great American Beer Festival. Judges were apparently wooed by the…

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Calhoun Street Soup Salads & Spirits

Just south of downtown Fort Wayne, visitors discover a recently revitalized area known as 'SoCal,' due to its location on South Calhoun Street. As you peruse the local businesses there you may hear music floating from within the walls of one establishment. Since 2008, Donna Kessler has…

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Joseph Decuis Emporium Cafe: Fresh Farm Taste

A trip to the Joseph Decuis Emporium Cafe, located in Roanoke, Indiana, provides upscale taste for budget-friendly taste buds. A side project of the already well-known and respected Joseph Decuis restaurant, the Emporium Cafe is located just a few doors down. This dining experience offers a…

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