Pio Market II owner Neal Butler began work at the market while he was still in high school. In 1981, he purchased the business, making the expert slicing and trimming of fresh meats his primary occupation. Butler also finds time to converse with his patrons, as evidenced by FortWayne.com's photographic exploration of the historic meat market. The photos also reveal a charmingly antique aesthetic created by signs, bottles, and vintage touch-screens salvaged from the market's opening in the 1920s.
Family owned and operated for over 50 years! Excellent ribs, steaks and seafood. We specialize in homemade items such as hand cut french fries and homemade salad dressings along with our signature BBQ sauce. Old school, Chicago steakhouse atmosphere.
InkWorks helps businesses and entrepreneurs advertise and expand their clientele with full-color, high-quality printed materials. After setting up an appointment to discuss printing needs face-to-face with the owner at a local coffee shop, ink thinkers can dive into the specifics of their projects. The shop showcases its caliber of design with an online gallery of striking samples, from eye-popping business cards ($39–$99) to colorful banners ($49–$200) and letterheads ($9+). Those wishing to announce a new enterprise or haircut loudly and proudly can opt to print large-format promotional posters or headshots ($4.50+/sq. ft.). A setup fee may apply, depending on the project.
Located within the historical Engine House #10 in East State Village, Firehouse Tea & Coffee Café serves up fair-trade and organic café treats in a memorable setting. Baristas steep more than 60 types of loose-leaf teas, blend coffee milkshakes, and prepare bubble teas—pairing the drinks with snacks such as curry-chicken sandwiches and quiche. Local art adorns the café's walls, and live bands entertain on scheduled nights. Patrons can also get in on the musical action themselves during open-mic nights.
With a wire whisk and a passion for pastry, owner Terry Mee deftly whips up Yum-Mee cookies, cinnamon rolls, and crumbly scones. Pumpkin and pecan cupcakes are available individually or by the dozen, slathered with unique buttercream flavors such as chai and maple with bacon. While waiting on a fresh-baked focaccia or challah loaf, patrons can also solicit Terry's fondant skills for a 3D gavel cake in honor of an upcoming parole hearing.
Named after the current owner's great-aunt, Abby Brown's has sold specialty chocolates and candies in Indiana for more than 34 years. Unlike candy stores that cater mostly to the hyperactive sugar dependency of children and biker gangs, Abby Brown's takes pride in selling old-fashioned, sophisticated confections that are refined enough for the adult palate, but sweet enough to tempt the whole family. A 1 lb. box of assorted milk and dark chocolates ($22.95, or $11.95 for 8 oz.) is the candy shop’s most popular box, satisfying a variety of tastes, while xocolatophobics might prefer to indulge in soft butter caramels or Boston baked beans. Other favorites include classics such as malted milk balls and chocolate-covered espresso beans, as well as more than 35 different flavors of black licorice ($12.95 for a 1 lb. 8 oz. assortment) including a salted black licorice, which, like haggis and space opera, is an acquired taste.