In the March 2015 food issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine, Mario Batali and four other Northern Michigan foodies each shared a list of some of their favorite food finds. See below for Coryn Briggs of Traverse City Tourism’s 8 food finds.

_I1A0177Traverse City Tourism’s digital marketing and design specialist, Coryn Briggs, transplanted to TC from Metro Detroit, where her foodie résumé got started cooking in her Jewish grandmother’s kitchen among the rich aromas of matzo ball soup and weekend roasts. Coryn and her winemaker husband, Jay, love exploring the TC food scene with daughters Lily and Irena or baking in their home kitchen.

1. Ham & Cheese Sandwich from Brady’s Bar

401 South Union Street, Traverse City 231.946.8153

Order a pint and lunch on the elemental comfort of smoky ham and Swiss with lettuce, tomato and plenty of mayo on thick-cut sourdough.

2. Peanut Tofu Wrap from Oryana

260 East Tenth Street, Traverse City 231.947.0191

Spicy peanut tofu, pearlescent rice noodles and a pallet of crisp slivered veggies are slathered in peanut sauce and rolled into a cylinder of vegan goodness.

3. BBQ Chicken Pizza at That’sa Pizza

1110 East Hammond Road #3, Traverse City 231.922.8550

East or West side TC pizza lovers can wrap their jaws around this crust loaded with chicken, bacon, red onion, fresh cilantro and sweet, tangy barbecue sauce.

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4. Tomato Curry Soup from The Dish

108 South Union Street, Traverse City 231.932.2233

The exotic manifold flavors of curry powder kick up the The Dish’s hearty homemade tomato bisque.

5. Chicken Pot Pie at Grand Traverse Pie Company

525 West Front Street, Traverse City 231.922.7437

Tender chicken and vegetables suspend in savory gravy beneath a ridiculously flaky golden crust of comfort.

6. Carrot Cake at Underground Cheesecake Co.

229 East Front Street, Traverse City 231.941.8888

Grab a fork and dive into this moist, decadent slab of classic dessert loaded with beta carotene and creamy vanilla frosting. Find it at Amical.

7. Minced Chicken in Lettuce Wraps at Red Ginger

R237 East Front Street, Traverse City 231.944.1733

Red Ginger applies fusionistic flare to classic Thai Larb with minced chicken breasts, shiitake mushrooms and Chinese vegetables laced with hoisin and nested in crisp lettuce leaves.

8. White Pizza at Trattoria Stella

1200 West Eleventh Street, Traverse City 231.929.8989

A simple indulgence of fresh housemade mozzarella, ricotta and roasted garlic cloves fired on a sublimely textured Neapolitan crust.

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