Graze these Northern Michigan restaurants from Saturday sunrise to Sunday brunch, moving from one outstanding restaurant to the next. These top food finds for your foodie weekend come from the 10,000 voters who participated in the 2013 Red Hot Best of Northern Michigan.


Roast & Toast 309 East Lake Street, Petoskey 231.347.7767

Alive at seven with the pulse of indie tunes and the heady aroma of roasting arabica beans, Roast & Toast is the caffeination destination for Petoskey townies and tourists. Watch for Red Hot Best Barista finalist Chuckie Grooters happily slinging signature lattes.


Village Cheese Shanty 199 River Street, Leland 231.256.9141

Unhinge your jaw and wolf down a North Shore al fresco amid glittering views of Leland’s harbor at this bustling sandwich shack in the historic Fishtown district.

Afternoon Brew

Short’s Brewery 121 North Bridge Street, Bellaire 231.498.2300

Take an afternoon detour up scenic Antrim County highways to join the thirsty throng of beer geeks and hop heads sipping Joe Short’s latest creations at his eponymous Bellaire brew pub.