Are you full yet? We’re still dishing out 53 Fabulous Food Finds from Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine’s March Food Issue. We’ll be posting each foodie’s favorites in series. Today’s tastemaker: Kim Skeltis.

Between meals, fanatical foodie and 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.

Kim’s Picks

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?

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.

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.

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