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Ames Street Cafe

145 Ames St, Elk Rapids 

Located in the former home of The Local, Ames Street Cafe is open for breakfast and lunch, offering lots of gluten-free options and some vegan dishes. Co-owner Allie Gualco and her mom, Kristen “KJ” Joppich, will also continue to operate their food truck, Alley Cat’s Eats & Sweets.

Photo by Ames Street Cafe

Open Late Kitchen

700 Boon St., Traverse City | Open Late Kitchen Website

Open from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m., this delivery-only eatery offers comfort foods like loaded tater tots and buttermilk fried chicken sandwiches. Place orders online at the website link above or call 231.590.9055.; delivery available in the TC area within 5 miles.

TC Decorating Co.

Traverse City and the surrounding region | TC Decorating Co. Website

Let Jenna Pizarek decorate your Traverse City bachelorette party. You pick a theme and color palette, she’ll take care of the rest. Add-ons include invitations, gift bags, snack bars, party favors and more.

Photo by TC Decorating Co.

Photo by TC Decorating Co.

Photo(s) by TC Decorating Co.