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From Our Cellar 2022: What to Drink This Month in Northern Michigan

Every month, Traverse Magazine’s Culinary Columnist Stacey Brugeman asks Northern Michigan beverage experts what they’re drinking. In “From Our...

Dining Al Fresco: Best Benzie Region Outdoor Dining Spots

Is there anything better than an outdoor dining table in the sunshine and lake breeze? Check out our town-by-town guide to eating outside in the...

May 2022 Last Call: Lilac Squeeze Cocktail & Lilac Syrup Recipe

Did you know May’s best bloom is edible? That means it’s also drinkable! View our full Lilac Squeeze recipe from this month's Last Call featured...

April 2022 Last Call: Hint of Cherry Last Word Cocktail Recipe

Celebrate Spring in Northern Michigan with this classic cocktail. With a hint of cherry and a spring-green hue, this Last Call cocktail recipe is a...

Original Tastemakers: Meet Northern Michigan’s Culinary Pioneers

The roots of Northern Michigan’s culinary scene run deep. Here, we pay homage to the pioneers who laid the foundation for a flourishing region. This...

Spring Simple Syrup Recipe Featuring Freshly Foraged Violets

Use freshly foraged violets gathered on a Northern Michigan spring hike to brighten up your next tea, lemonade or cocktail with this violet simple...

Meet the Winners: 2022 Traverse Magazine Tastemakers of the Year

In our inaugural year of the Tastemakers of the Year awards, we celebrate six innovators who are changing the food and beverage conversation in...

2022 Traverse Tastemakers of the Year Official Press Release

Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine and MyNorth Media have announced the 2022 Traverse Tastemakers of the Year. Learn which six individuals were...


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