Eat your way around the world with Savor Fort Wayne

Savor Fort Wayne is back with more than 50 Fort Wayne area restaurants offering 12 days of menu deals from January 9-20th.

The deals include discounts on three-course meals, dinner for two, or special menu selections. You can browse the full range of offerings on Savor Fort Wayne’s website.

Don’t forget to pick up your STAR Rewards Card to collect stars at the restaurants you visit so you can be entered into a drawing for a $500 gift card. It only takes four stars (or meals) to enter, and if you go Monday-Thursday, you get two stars per meal, says Emily Stuck, Program and Events Manager at Visit Fort Wayne.

“It’s encouraging people to dine out during the week because restaurants want more business Monday through Thursday,” she explains.

So go out, and explore your options. While all of the restaurants offer great local flavors and ambiance, if you’re craving something exotic, you can find that, too.

Here’s a helpful guide to eating your way around the world at Savor Fort Wayne this year.

Mexico

Spice up your week with amazing, authentic Mexican faire. Three family-owned favorites Acros Restaurante Mexicano, El Azteca Mexican Restaurant, and La Fogata Mexican Restaurant are all offering deals. Fill up on burritos, quesadillas, and other specialties, featuring fresh ingredients and unique sauces.

El Azteca has deals where two people eat for $30.

Italy

Escape to the Mediterranean with Fort Wayne’s own Casa restaurants offering authentic Italian pastas, pizzas, salads, soups, sandwiches, and more. All four locations have deals for Savor Fort Wayne (Casa Grille, Casa Grille Italiano, Casa Ristorante Italiano, and Casa! Ristorante). Don’t forget to try the renowned Casaburo Salad with complimentary fresh-baked Italian bread!

Casas is offering deals on three-course meals where two people eat for $30.New Orleans

Journey into the vibrant, party atmosphere of the Big Easy in downtown Fort Wayne. Just below historic Columbia Street, you’ll find Bourbon Street Hideaway—a gem of fine Cajun and Creole cuisine with recipes from New Orleans’s legendary chefs and food enthusiasts. Three-course meals are $30 each during Savor. Laissez les bon temps rouler! (That’s Cajun French for “Let the good times roll!”)

Bourbon Street Hideaway serves Cajun and Creole food.

Thailand/Indonesia/Vietnam

Taste the medley of Asian Fusion at Nawa Inspired Asian Cuisine and Nori Asian Fusion Cuisine. Nawa, which means “New Beginning” in Thai, offers distinctive small and large plate dining with custom cocktails that bring out the herbal and fruit flavors of the Far East. Nori offers casual cuisine, including sushi, Thai, and other Asian foods.

Nawa is offering three-course meals for $30 per person.Brazil

Tucanos Brazilian Grill brings the Brazilian tradition of grilling, or Churrasco (shoe-HAS-ko), to Fort Wayne. With a fusion of South American and European cultures, this festive tradition offers grilled meats and vegetables carefully seasoned and cooked on skewers over open flames. Then skewers are then brought to your table where sizzling portions are sliced right onto your plate for only $20 each during Savor.

Savor Fort Wayne means meal deals at restaurants like Tucanos Brazilian Grill, where patrons eat for $20 each.Japan

Experience the showmanship and creativity of Japanese cuisine in carefully rolled sushi or finely prepared seafood. For this Asian cuisine, you have many options to choose from. Enjoy the live entertainment of a meal cooked before your eyes at Don Hall’s Takaoka, relax in the upscale atmosphere of Umi, or enjoy something more casual at Shoccu.

At Takaoka, meals are cooked right before your eyes.

China

Travel to Southern China where Cantonese flavor is in full effect at Wu’s Fine Chinese Cuisine. This Guangdong cuisine, also known as Yue cuisine, was the first type of Chinese regional cuisine to take hold in the United States. Try your favorites on Wu’s menu where the deal is two three-course meals for $48.

Red Shrimp is the most famous seafood dish at Wu's.

Fort Wayne

Of course, no trip around the world is complete without coming back home. Thankfully, Fort Wayne has some amazing, world-class cuisine, too. Be sure to check out the full list of restaurants on Savor Fort Wayne’s website to get your fill of local faire.

Read more articles by Kara Hackett.

Kara is a Fort Wayne native, passionate about her hometown and its ongoing revival. As Managing Editor of Input Fort Wayne, she enjoys writing about interesting people and ideas in northeast Indiana. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @karahackett.
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