Are you full yet? We’re still dishing out 53 Northern Michigan Fabulous Food Finds from Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine’s 2014 March edition. We’ll be posting each food-finder’s favorites in series; today’s tastemaker: Kim Skeltis.
Between meals, fanatical foodie cum local PR and boutique marketing guru, Kim Skeltis operates Blue Blaze Public Relations and scours the local food scene for regionally inspired cuisine. On the home stove, Kim pursues mastery of seasonal one-dish dinners like butternut squash bisque or rosemary balsamic chicken.
1). Cheese and Ale Soup from Jamesport Brewing Company, 410 South James Street, Ludington, 231.845.2522
- Cheese and Jamesport ale joined in a creamy soup studded with red pepper, chunks of ham and garnished with honey mustard pretzels. Spoon or siphon?
2). Mussels Marnier from Blue Fish Kitchen & Bar, 312 River Street, Manistee, 231.887.4188
- An unadulterated classic: one pound of steamed blue shell mussels backstroking in a heady garlic, white wine and herb broth. Served with crusty bread for sopping.
3). Great Lakes Perch Sandwich from Arcadia Bluffs, 14710 Northwood Highway, Arcadia, 800.494.8666
- Lightly breaded perch fillets pan-fried and dressed with spring greens and lemon aioli add delicious dimension to lunch overlooking glittering Lake Michigan.