Recent and Featured Food Finds Articles

  • kilcherman's apples Find Heirloom Apples At Kilcherman’s Christmas Cove Farm in Leelanau County

    A trip to Kilcherman’s Christmas Cove Farm for heirloom apples is a fall-time tradition in Northern Michigan. Located north of Northport in Leelanau County, Kilcherman’s is home to 200-plus varieties of […]

  • IMG_4759 How to Pack a Healthy School Lunch

    It’s back to school time for Northern Michigan Kids and with that comes packed lunches! Check out the list below for some tips and tricks from the […]

  • staff photographer Summer Salad Recipe from Blue Heron Cafe in Traverse City

    Owner of Blue Heron Cafe in both Traverse City and Cadillac, Brian Williams shares thoughts from his kitchen as well as a recipe for summer vegetable salad. […]

  • pigs eatin' ribs Northern Michigan Barbecue with Pigs Eatin’ Ribs in Charlevoix

    Thanks to a new Northern Michigan restaurant and food truck, a small corner of Northern Michigan’s food scene has edged its way toward the savory succulence of […]

  • Sail the Manitou on a Labor Day cruise Events and Activities for 2014 Labor Day Weekend in Traverse City

    Planning a trip to Traverse City for Labor Day weekend? There isn’t a better time to check out the town! Whether you enjoy the water, Northern Michigan […]

  • Find the recipe for amaretto nectarines with mascarpone whipped cream below 3 Sweet Recipes with Northern Michigan Peaches and Apricots

    Come full-on summer, Northern Michigan’s food and drink scene is a blissed-out cornucopia of fruity food finds: Northern Michigan peaches, apricots, cherries, nectarines and plums—known collectively as […]

  • Northern Michigan beer Northern Michigan Beers for Autumn

    The season is slowly changing, and it’s time to swap out those brews that kept you cool in summer for Northern Michigan beers fermented for fall. Paired […]

  • Taste of Traverse City Taste of Traverse City on August 29th, 30th

    Tickets to Traverse City’s premier food and drink event, Taste of Traverse City, are available for purchase at MyNorthTickets.com: Taste of Traverse City comprises 6 individual events […]

  • The Halibut, compliments of Lulu's in Bellaire. Photo by Todd Zawistowski. 5 Scintillating Northern Michigan Sweet Corn Recipes

    During the twilight of summer, Northern Michigan sweet corn flows into Northern Michigan restaurants, farmers markets and grocery stores. Here are five ways to utilize this fantastic […]

  • Photo by Todd Zawistowski Idyll Farms in Northport Wins Two Ribbons at Prestigious Cheese Competition

    Idyll Farms in Northport has the hardware to validate their ambitious work as innovators within the world of Northern Michigan food and drink. The sustainable, pasture-based farmstead […]

  • TC Waterman SUP challenge 2014 TC Waterman Stand-Up Paddleboard Challenge in Traverse City

    The TC Waterman Stand-Up Paddleboard Challenge returns for a 5th year on Saturday, August 16th to combine a stand-up-and-coming Northern Michigan sport with Northern Michigan beer, food […]

  • Northwestern Michigan fair Video: Northwestern Michigan Fair’s Food for Kids

    All told, 450 Northern Michigan kids flocked to Traverse City’s Northwestern Michigan Fair’s Food for Kids booth, where Oryana Natural Foods Market, Crystal Mountain Resort, TCAPS, Cherry Capital Foods […]

  • Northern Michigan cherries Northern Michigan Cherries 101

    Every year, visitors flock to the exuberant energy of the National Cherry Festival and devour countless cherry-infused or inspired foods and drinks at their favorite local restaurant — it is […]

  • Cue mouthwatering: the lamb from Walloon Lake Inn. Photo by Todd Zawistowski. 2014 Northern Michigan Restaurant Openings

    Every summer brings in a new batch of Northern Michigan restaurants, and 2014 is no exception. From elevated outdoor dining in Traverse City to upscale watering holes […]

  • The Rubber Ducky dive. Photo by the Bellaire Rubber Ducky Festival. 5 Fun Northern Michigan Festivals In August 2014

    Northern Michigan festivals are just good clean fun—unless you’re going to an event like the Buckley Old Engine Show, in which case it’s just good noisy, greasy, […]

  • White house dinner Preview of the White House Dinner at Taste of Traverse City

    On Saturday, August 30th, the former White House Executive Chef to both President Clinton and President George W. Bush, Walter Scheib, will be cooking up a delicious White […]

  • The Glenwood in Onekama The Glenwood in Onekama’s Whitefish Asparagus Lasagna

    The Glenwood in Onekama is a Northern Michigan restaurant with a rich history and even richer Northern Michigan food. Read on to learn about the eatery, and […]

  • Kids U-Pick Popsicle Recipe Northern Michigan U-Pick Popsicle Recipe: Healthy, Fruity Dreamsicles

    This Northern Michigan recipe is reason enough to take the kids to the nearest u-pick farm for some good old fashioned fruit-picking fun. Kids can have a blast making farm-fresh […]

  • Clam Lake Beer Company Clam Lake Beer Company in Cadillac

    The historic Shay Station in downtown Cadillac has been renovated into a Northern Michigan beer hub, the Clam Lake Beer Company. The building dates to Cadillac’s 19th-century industrial […]

  • Mario Batali Mario Batali Dishes Out His Favorite Pizza Margherita Recipe

    Celebrity super-chef Mario Batali loves Leelanau County—where he and his family reside during the summer months—and his appreciation for Northern Michigan’s food scene runs from his head […]