Copper Spoon opened up in March of 2015 under the name Wine Down, but got its new name in October of 2018. Over the first few years Wine Down evolved into so much more than owners Gary and Kelly Skeel could have imagined. The restaurant/bar is 100% locally owned and developed by Gary and Kelly, who wanted to create a destination where people from all-walks could escape for a bit and feel as though they’ve been transported somewhere else. The name Copper Spoon comes from Trevor Scovel, the beverage director and now general manager of the restaurant. The name actually represents a commonly used bar tool, and Trevor had it picked out as the name for his future vision of the perfect bar. But while under the direction of Gary and Kelly, Trevor was able to transform the bar inside Wine Down into that reality, and the two ideals merged. The bar program takes a lot of pride in making all their own syrups, squeezing citrus daily, and bringing science and knowledge into cocktailing. Also continually growing and developing has been the food program. The big shift to sourcing local and developing partnerships with nearby farms actually occurred before the name change. But that all led way to the most exciting news for the opening of Copper Spoon, bringing on the acclaimed chef, Aaron Butts. He brings experience, ideas, and swagger into the Copper Spoon kitchen and is sure to impress both the Fort Wayne locals, as well as the out of town foodies. Twice nominated as a James Beard "Best Chefs in America" semifinalist, he is sure to elevate the food at Copper Spoon to the next level. Copper Spoon's menu features meat and produce from: Fischer Farms, Hawkins Farm, Gunthrop Farms, Windrose Farms, Teds Market, and Zinnia's Bakehouse, all located here in Indiana.