“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
In Episode 3 (above), The Mercado team makes their last stop at Copper Spoon
to share a conversation with Chef Aaron Butts and General Manager Theresa Smith Allevato. They discuss the evolving nature of fine dining and the state of Fort Wayne.
“Mise & Place” is produced by: Upper Valley Film Co.