My generation has it right. It is incredibly annoying when we get blamed for all of the pain and laziness of the world, but I am fairly certain, that is just not the case. I recently read an article that claimed that millenials can’t retire because they eat avocado toast. First off, how do you know our retirement plans when the oldest of us are in our early thirties. Second, what is this and how did I not know about it?
In the past few years, I have noticed a major insurgence of local businesses feeding the masses. Quaint local eateries are everywhere. I even have friends who refuse to go to places like Applebee’s. I never would have gone to any of these places in my hermit life. Since I joined my book club and other social groups, I find myself hopping to different amazing eateries. Here is my challenge to you local businesses and chains. I will list the top 5 places in Fort Wayne according to my judgment and by the raves I hear. I will also do a rank of bests bar service. If you disagree, invite me out and I will review you myself.
The Hoppy Gnome
I have nothing but pleasant things to say about this place. I was terrified of the menu for quite a while, but they were serving at Zoo Brew and Wine Too and they hooked me. It took me a while to go in because I had no idea what I ate, but I found it. The Korean Short Rib is to die for. The Mahi Mahi is also a dream. You also can’t leave without the smores. Just don’t try.
The Friendly Fox
Sometime after the continuous comparing of different restaurants, our book club decided that the Friendly Fox was the only place to go. I can’t resist the BLT or the flatbread. The ever-changing local art is just one of the charms that makes this place feel like home.
Wine Down Tastings and Tapas
I have yet to meet a menu item that is bad. The service is impeccable, I have even gone in just for the food. If you go, just try the sweet potato fries with the awesome pumpkin ketchup.
I think the draw from the chefs helped this place. It is pricey, but it is pretty worth it.
Yummi BunniI went there. I had to add unhealthy food to the list. I mean, isn’t that the best kind? This is the new thing. Who would have imagined?
You are served by a real Irish person if you are lucky. It is still my favorite chill spot after all of these years.
Two Words. Lady Stark.
They have wine vending machines. Oh and this drink called a smoked old fashion. It is kinda the shit. Just go.
I’m not an alcoholic. I love tea. They have amazing tea. Try the Matcha.
I am typically a wine drinker now that I am older. This is the only place that I feel obligated to have a fancy martini and not feel bad about it. It will take at least 5 minutes to decide which one I want to knock me on my ass though. Worth it.