One of Fort Wayne’s most popular restaurant events is back for another year. Savor Fort Wayne kicked off Wednesday and will run through Sunday, January 20th.
The annual event is now in its sixth year and boasts more than 50 participating restaurants.
Visit Fort Wayne organizes Savor Fort Wayne each year. Event organizers say it’s a great way to get people out of their houses and into the Summit City’s dozens of local restaurants.
“It’s a really great excuse to kinda just go out and venture,” said Emily Stuck, Program and Events Manager for Visit Fort Wayne. “You know, maybe you haven’t been downtown in a while. Things have really changed. Definitely take the chance to look at the menus online, see where the different restaurants are located, and something may surprise you.”
Fifty-six different restaurants are offering a variety of three-course meal options at a discounted price.
You can find a full list of participating restaurants and their menus here.
One restaurant that has been involved since the beginning of Savor Fort Wayne is Club Soda.
Owner and general manager Noelle Robinson said the program helps bring people through the doors during a typically slow time of year.
“This weekend we have a group of 25 coming in for Savor Fort Wayne, and we may not see those 25 people coming in if it wasn’t for the program,” Robinson said. “We get to see a lot of new traffic, new faces. It’s really a fun time for everyone.”
Recently-added features of Savor Fort Wayne include healthier meal options in partnership with Parkview Health, a dining guide and STAR Financial Rewards Card, and special drinks provided by Five Star Distributing.
Organizers explained the event also goes beyond just restaurants though. Several other organizations and businesses around the city are also offering discounts for people wanting to make a night of it.
Visit Fort Wayne strongly suggests that people call and make reservations at restaurants that allow them, especially on the weekends.
WANE 15 is also giving away $30 gift cards for Savor Fort Wayne. You can enter to win here. Two winners will be announced each morning on First News through Sunday.
For all of the details about Savor Fort Wayne, visit its webpage, and follow its social media accounts for the latest deals and updates.