food http://wboi.org en Summer Sizzle: The Fort's Best Burgers http://wboi.org/post/summer-sizzle-forts-best-burgers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nothing says summer like a big, juicy burger. So in honor of this warm-weather staple, I set out to find the Fort’s best. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After a heated debate on various social media networks and tallying over one hundred votes, the top six restaurants emerged. </span></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:32:26 +0000 Amber Recker 32965 at http://wboi.org Summer Sizzle: The Fort's Best Burgers Ranked: The Fort’s Tastiest Wings http://wboi.org/post/ranked-fort-s-tastiest-wings <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For years, I’ve listened to people debate about which Fort Wayne restaurant serves the best wings, so I did some </span>crowdsourcing<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to identify the top spots and set out to try them myself. Based on hundreds of responses on Twitter and Facebook, I narrowed the list to the most popular five.</span></p><p></p><p>So which place do I think has the best wings? Here are my reviews.<br /><br /> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 22:02:16 +0000 Amber Recker 31349 at http://wboi.org Ranked: The Fort’s Tastiest Wings Vietnamese Cuisine Shines In the Summit City http://wboi.org/post/vietnamese-cuisine-shines-summit-city <p>I’ll never forget the first time I experienced Pho (pronounced “fuh,” like fun without the n), a traditional Vietnamese soup consisting of broth, rice noodles, herbs, spices, and meat. My husband and I had wandered into Saigon, a Vietnamese restaurant located on South Calhoun, and asked the waitress for a recommendation. She directed us to the Pho section of the menu, and it changed our lives—I am not exaggerating.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 19:07:37 +0000 Amber Recker 30134 at http://wboi.org Vietnamese Cuisine Shines In the Summit City Culinary School Enriches Fort Wayne's Food Culture http://wboi.org/post/culinary-school-enriches-fort-waynes-food-culture <p>Establishing a strong local food culture has been on my radar for years, and based on the increasing prevalence of locally-owned restaurants and other food-related businesses, our region is gaining momentum.</p><p>Many factors contribute to our growing local food economy, and since the 1980s, Ivy Tech has been a big one. Through its Hospitality Administration Department, it offers the area’s only culinary program, providing students an opportunity to study culinary, baking, and pastry arts, and it has been churning out talent.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:30:26 +0000 Amber Recker 29265 at http://wboi.org Culinary School Enriches Fort Wayne's Food Culture Fort Wayne Farm Promotes Sustainable Food By Nixing the Soil http://wboi.org/post/fort-wayne-farm-promotes-sustainable-food-nixing-soil <p>The locavore movement is starting to take hold in Northeast Indiana, as is evident by the growing popularity of farmers markets. We want to know where our food is grown and raised. When you buy produce from the grocery store, you don’t know where or by whom it was grown.</p><p></p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:57:29 +0000 Amber Recker 27382 at http://wboi.org Fort Wayne Farm Promotes Sustainable Food By Nixing the Soil Queen of Sheba Brings a Taste of Ethiopia to Fort Wayne http://wboi.org/post/queen-sheba-brings-taste-ethiopia-fort-wayne <p>Since moving to Fort Wayne in 2002, I’ve witnessed a revolution in dining options. I will never forget the first time I rolled into town. I was greeted by an onslaught of chain restaurants lining the city’s major corridors. At first glance, there weren’t a lot of choices for ethnic foods either.</p><p>To say I was underwhelmed is an understatement. But, after discovering some of the culinary gems hidden in out-of-the-way neighborhoods, I became hopeful that a movement towards locally established restaurants would take hold.</p><p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 22:02:05 +0000 Amber Recker 26160 at http://wboi.org Queen of Sheba Brings a Taste of Ethiopia to Fort Wayne StateImpact Indiana: How Federal School Lunch Guidelines Are Changing Menus At Indiana Schools http://wboi.org/post/stateimpact-indiana-how-federal-school-lunch-guidelines-are-changing-menus-indiana-schools What kids are eating in their school lunches has been a topic of discussion since the School Nutrition Association was created in the 1940s. That’s because the guidelines are always changing.<p>New rules handed down earlier this year from the United States Department of Agriculture focus less on calories and fat and more on whether all the food groups are being served.<p>At Wea Ridge Elementary in Lafayette, a colorful menu board helps students make good choices as they move through the lunch line. Last year the Tippecanoe School Corporation served cheeseburgers. Thu, 23 Aug 2012 14:48:51 +0000 Elle Moxley 2805 at http://wboi.org