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Possible Move to Fort Wayne, IN

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I am going to be interviewing at a company in Fort Wayne, with the possibility to relocate there. I am a big food and wine fan, and was wondering what the scene was like in Ft. Wayne. Mainly I am looking for info. on the availability of Farmer's markets, wine stores, good restaurants, specialty stores (i.e. bakeries, cheese monger, butchers), etc. I dabble in cooking so places where I can get good fresh produce, meats, cheeses are of special interest. Generally any information on the food seen in the Ft. Wayne area would be welcome!

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  1. Can anyone please help me with suggestions for Fort Wayne!

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    1. re: bluedevil33

      Here is an old thread that mentions some things you are looking for. I will attest to Joseph's Decuis in Roanoke being absolutely fabulous and has the best wine list around. They also have a small store that sells meats and their soups. They have their own farm and raise cattle in the Kobe method.

      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/124794
      Farmers market is downtown on Berry st and also in Roanoke on Main St.

      Park Place is another restaurant in Ft. Wayne, a steak kind of place. Catablu is a steak and fish place that gets great reviews. Cork-n-Cleaver is the best steak place in town. Paula's on Main st in Ft. Wayne is a great fish restaurant.
      The Fresh Market is in town and is a specialty market. On Broadway there is a fresh fish market called Chappell's, it is also a seafood restaurant.

    2. The Three Rivers Coop is a good source for things healthy--bulk foods, etc. You can get locally sourced meats there too, but in the freezer section (it's a smallish coop).

      http://www.3riversfood.coop/

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      1. re: nofunlatte

        nofunlatte and Living4fun,

        Thanks for your replies. I am headed up to Ft. Wayne tomorrow and I will definitely try to check some of your recs out!

        1. re: bluedevil33

          So did you try Joseph Decuis on your visit?