What do service & hospitality mean in Fort Wayne's food scene? Mise + Place visits Landing Beer Co.


“Mise & Place” is a short film series that follows Fort Wayne restauranteurs for a night on the town, visiting some of their favorite local establishments. Dreamed up by a crew of Fort Wayne filmmakers, artists, and restaurant staff, it tells the story of the city's food scene from the perspective of workers behind the swinging doors at local kitchens.

Season 1 is hosted by the team at Mercado on The Landing, including Owners Johnny & Esli Barron Perez, Event Coordinator Thomas Beckman, and Beverage Director Spencer Maule. They meet with staff at three of their favorite spots: J.K. O'Donnell's Irish Ale House, Landing Beer Co., and Copper Spoon. Watch the first episode on J.K. O'Donnell's here.

In Episode 2 (above), The Mercado team visits Landing Beer Co. to share a conversation with Executive Chef Adam House and Bar Manager Jeff Walker. Service and hospitality is the hot topic.

“Mise & Place” is produced by Upper Valley Film Co.

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Kara Hackett is a Fort Wayne native fascinated by what's next for northeast Indiana how it relates to other up-and-coming places around the world. After working briefly in New York City and Indianapolis, she moved back to her hometown where she has discovered interesting people, projects, and innovations shaping the future of this place—and has been writing about them ever since. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @karahackett.