Recent and Featured Food & Drink Articles

  • 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 […]

  • Bunkered barrels at Chateau Grand Traverse. Photo by Todd Zawistowski. Northern Michigan Wine 101

    The Northern Michigan wine industry has aged well: since the first experimental vine plantings in the 60s and 70s, more than three dozen Northern Michigan wineries have […]

  • 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 […]

  • Shady Lane Cellars' new patio and bar. Photo courtesy of Shady Lane Cellars. Q&A with Adam Satchwell from Northern Michigan Winery, Shady Lane Cellars

    Located in Suttons Bay on the Leelanau Peninsula, Shady Lane Cellars was one of the early producers of Northern Michigan wine. With award-winning wines and a new outdoor […]

  • Tasters at 2Lads on the Old Mission Peninsula. Photo by Shea Haddad. Northern Michigan Wine Tours

    Visiting Northern Michigan wine country is equal parts eco-tourism and immersion into Northern Michigan’s food and drink scene. While it’s certainly enjoyable to simply sip on a […]

  • Northern Michigan wine Northern Michigan Wine Tips and Pairings

    All over Northern Michigan ranging from Traverse City to Leelanau County to Harbor Springs, Northern Michigan wine has become a staple in many households. Whether you enjoy […]

  • Tasting at 2Lads on Old Mission Peninsula 7 Northern Michigan Rosés for Summer Sipping

    Straddling the line between whites and reds, Northern Michigan rosés provide a splash of contrast during a summertime grill out. Learn about 7 such Northern Michigan wines […]

  • Northern Michigan Red Wine Northern Michigan Red Wine

    From a production standpoint, red wines play second fiddle to the near-unanimously popular whites in the world of Northern Michigan wine. According to a crop inventory conducted […]

  • 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 […]

  • Charlie Edson (far right) and company at Bel Lago Vineyards near Cedar. Bel Lago and Beyond: Vintner Charlie Edson on Sparkling Wine

    With a Ph.D. in viticulture and oenology, grape guru Charlie Edson worked as an academic winemaker and research oenologist visiting wine regions around the world before launching […]

  • forty-five north Interview with Northern Michigan Winery Forty-Five North’s Jay Briggs

    Northern Michigan wine runs through Jay Briggs’ veins. Descended from grandparents who met when picking grapes in the Lake Michigan Shore district, Jay Briggs studied viticulture and […]

  • The Depot Club & Restaurant in Harbor Springs What’s Become of Northern Michigan Train Stations

    A number of Northern Michigan train stations, such as those that served as stops between Manistee and Traverse City as well as from Marquette to Mackinaw City, […]

  • Northern Michigan bloody Mary Where to Find the Best Northern Michigan Bloody Mary

    It’s a spirited drink that’s particularly appropriate given the summer’s tomato harvest: the famed Bloody Mary. With a base of tomato juice and vodka, the cocktail is […]

  • Northern Michigan white wine Northern Michigan White Wine

    Whites form the backbone of the Northern Michigan wine industry—the climate in Northern Michigan is generally considered to favor the production of whites, and the quality bottled […]

  • Brys Estate Video: Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery in Traverse City

    Michigan Video: Tour Northern Michigan’s Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery

  • Photo courtesy of Porterhouse Productions 2014 Traverse City Summer Microbrew and Music Festival

    One of Northern Michigan’s favorite music and foodie festivals returns to the Grand Traverse Commons on Friday, August 22nd and Saturday, August 23rd: the Traverse City Microbrew […]