The Burger Bar in downtown Fort Wayne is participating in the new Summer Savor event. Courtesy
Enjoy the final weeks of summer with a special edition of Savor Fort Wayne this August. From August 5-16, dozens of restaurants will participate in Savor Fort Wayne, offering three-course meals at a value price.
Savor Fort Wayne is traditionally held during the month of January, but this additional Savor experience is a great opportunity to support local restaurants that may have struggled the past few months during COVID-19.
Restaurants all over Fort Wayne will be participating in this special event (see the full list here). Crowd favorites include the Black Canyon’s patio with string lights and a stone fireplace, Three Fires Pizza’s wood-fired Neapolitan Pizza, and fine dining experiences at Eddie Merlots and Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse.
Black Canyon offers wood-fired New American dishes and craft cocktails, plus an outdoor patio fireplace.
During the pandemic, many restaurants are taking extra precautions to ensure safe visits by offering outdoor patio seating and take-out options on their Summer Savor menu. If you decide to dine-in, you are encouraged to make a reservation to allow staff time to properly clean and plan for social distancing.
With so many restaurants to choose from, there is something for the whole family to enjoy. Options include seafood, salad, ethnic foods, desserts, and much more. There are also vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.
Nori Asian Fusion Cuisine offers Japanese fare and sushi in a contemporary setting.
And be sure to extend the fun and take time explore your hometown. Diners are encouraged to enjoy carry out with views of the city from the steps at Promenade Park, or in the shade at Headwaters Park. Spend the evening exploring the city’s trails on a bike, or discover more affordable summer getaway ideas at VisitFortWayne.com/Summer. (Be sure to check out VisitFortWayne.com/TravelerInfo for updates and safety recommendations, too.)
For more information, and to see a full list of participating restaurants, head to SavorFortWayne.com. The Savor Fort Wayne website will indicate outdoor seating, carry out, dietary accommodations for restaurants as well as each restaurant’s Savor menu. And be sure to register for the Summer Savor giveaway contest at VisitFortWayne.com/Savor/Win.
This blog was written by Abby Okeson, Visit Fort Wayne’s summer intern.