Recent and Featured Food Finds Articles

  • Sage at Odawa Casino Resort

    Short review of Sage at Odawa Casino Resort.

  • Finding Farm-fresh Eggs

    Explains the benefit to farm-fresh eggs as opposed to factory-farmed eggs and gives locations for finding fresh eggs in Northern Michigan.

  • The Potluck Supper and 7 Simple Tips

    Potluck supper essay and seven simple guidelines for a successful potluck dinner.

  • Flavorful Celebrations in Traverse City and Petoskey

    Spark up any wedding with homemade ice cream and ice cream cakes, fruit gifts from local farms and gourmet appetizers in Traverse City and Petoskey.

  • An Ode to Eggs

    A local farm family explains the ins and out of raising chickens and harvesting eggs.

  • Please Eat the Violets

    Pick violets in the northern woods and create edible treats. Includes recipes and the science of the violet.

  • Foodie File: Nancy Plummer & Jon Plummer

    Interview with Nancy and Jon Plummer, the mother-son team behind Moomers Ice Cream, a local dairy making fresh ice cream, ice cream cakes and milk.

  • Petoskey’s Foodie Paradise

    Petoskey is filled with gourmet food, cafes, organic food and kitchen gadgets as well as the barstool once occupied by Ernest Hemingway.

  • 3 Beach Towns: Sun, Shop, Eat

    Three beach towns – Manistee, Manistique and Elk Rapids – offer shopping, dining, lodging as well as lazy days on gorgeous beaches.

  • Lake Country Cuisine

    Guide to fine dining in the Charlevoix and Chain of Lakes Region including Rowe Inn, Tapawingo, Lulu’s Bistro, Charly’s,

  • Strawberry Summer

    Spending every summer at the cottage on the farm meant eating strawberries fresh, everyday, all week long.

  • 40 Irresistible Eats: Our 2007 Food Finds

    A list of 40 top food picks from all over Northern Michigan.

  • Good Harbor Beach Day

    A beach day at the Good Harbor beach, a part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The day ends with dinner at Trattoria Funistrada.

  • Local Strawberries and U-Picks

    Northern Michigan is home to several strawberry farms that sell at local groceries, host their own farm stands or let you pick right from their fields.

  • Burger and a Beer

    Buy a burger at Samuels on burger night, pair it with a Pick Axe Blond beer or stay at home and make up a round of buffalo burgers.

  • Shop Suttons Bay

    A tour through the shops and restaurants of Suttons Bay.

  • Strawberry Lore

    You may know you love to eat fresh, Northern Michigan strawberries, but did you know these fun facts?

  • Foodie File: Elbertus

    Interview with Elbertus “Sam” Hybels, chef-owner of Samuel’s, Suttons Bay.

  • Grow a Pizza in Northern Michigan

    How to grow the ingredients for pizza sauce in one pot and then harvest the tomatoes, herbs and onions to make pizza sauce, in Northern Michigan

  • Canoe the Manistee

    Rent a canoe and drift this majestic river and finish your lazy day with dinner in Grayling.