Traverse City native and owner of NuArt Sign and Graphic Systems, Mike Albaugh picks his best eats at Northern Michigan restaurants for 2013. Albaugh roams the planet designing signage for major airlines and savoring indigenous eats in the process. Mike loves the Traverse food scene and is a passionate cook himself.
Seared Sea Scallops
Siren Hall // 151 River Street // Elk Rapids 231.264.6062 Pearlescent diver scallops are seared and served alongside pork belly confit, Parmesan risotto, shaved Brussels sprouts and finished with truffle-infused veal demi-glace.
Poached Eggs Madrid
Centre Street Café // 1125 Centre Street // Traverse City 231.946.5872 Local yardbirds fight over whose eggs appear atop grilled polenta and jalapeño havarti with cilantro, avocado and, wait for it, chorizo pepper sauce. Olé.