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Meet the Murphys: New Bohemian Cafe & Omena Bay Country Store

What are Amy and Kevin Murphy cooking up at the tip of the Leelanau Peninsula? Lots! We check in with the couple, who owns New Bohemian Cafe in...

Red Hot Best 2021: 46 Best Above the Bridge

You voted and the results are in! From best brewery to place to get takeout, here are your 2021 Above the Bridge Red Hot Best winners. Explore the...

Your Guide to Local Bay Harbor Restaurants, Taverns & Bars

Planning on dining in Bay Harbor on your Northern Michigan vacation? Explore the best restaurants, taverns, bars and more in this area to start...

Red Hot Best 2021: 46 Best of Cadillac, Manistee & Ludington

You voted and the results are in! From best brewery to place to get takeout, here are your 2021 Cadillac, Manistee & Ludington Red Hot Best...

Red Hot Best 2021: 46 Best of Kalkaska, Gaylord & Grayling

You voted and the results are in! From best brewery to place to get takeout, here are your 2021 Kalkaska, Gaylord & Grayling Red Hot Best...

Red Hot Best 2021: Charlevoix & Chain of Lakes

Searching for the best restaurants, businesses and activities in Charlevoix & the Chain of Lakes? Explore all 47 Red Hot Best categories ranging...

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Food & Drink for Kids in Northern Michigan

Local Scoops at Moomers

Say hi to the friendly cows when you visit this iconic ice cream shop in Traverse City.

Camping with Kids

Some magazines make camping with kids look like a Pinterest board come to life with gourmet s’ mores and detailed crafting plans. This is not one of those stories. (It’s better.)

Best U-Picks for a Summer Afternoon

Spend a few hours at these local markets and orchards picking fruit, going on a wagon ride and eating homemade pie. 

Farms with Petting Zoos, Snacks (and Wine)!

Learn about farm animals up close and personal, and return for seasonal fun like pumpkin patches and corn mazes. 

Family-Friendly Restaurants in Traverse City

These local restaurants offer fun specials and an inviting atmosphere for young diners.

Yes, Kid-Friendly Wineries Exist!

These wineries within the Petoskey Wine Region offer games and outdoor areas, welcoming all ages to visit.

Lick The Plate Podcast

Guest Host – Emily Tyra, Editor of Traverse Magazine

Emily Tyra from Traverse Magazine and MyNorth.com is guest hosting this week and is joined by host David Boylan who will be sharing five of his last...

Habitat for Humanity Grand Traverse

This week I’m at Habitat for Humanity Grand Traverse Region with development director Sue Cronover. Habitat for Humanity builds strength, stability...

Jovia Wellness

This week I’m ringing in the new year on a healthy note with tips for healthy living from Rodasi Campbell mind body spirit coach at Jovia Wellness...

Favorite Episodes of 2019

This week I’ll be sharing some of my favorite shows from 2019. With an eclectic mix of over 50 guests to choose from over the past year on KLT The...

Robby’s Mexican & Spanish Cuisine

Hanging at Robby’s Mexican & Spanish Cuisine this week in Traverse City with owner, Robbie Montes. Robbie hails from Mexico and that heritage...

Traverse City Rotary

This week I’m hanging with Lisa Pointe, a board member on the Rotary Club of Traverse City. Rotary does some great things in the community and Lisa...

Black Star Farms

This week I’m in Suttons Bay at Black Star Farms with winemaker and general manager Lee Lutes. Black Star is an amazing property with events...

Riverside Inn

This week I'm back at the Riverside Inn in Leland hanging out with executive chef Peter Siagkris. Peter is a Midland native who cut his culinary...

Norte Youth Cycling

This week we're hanging out with Ty Schmitt, the Executive Director at Norte Youth Cycling, a walk and bike advocacy organization in the Traverse...

Cultured Kombucha

This week hanging at Cultured Kombucha in Traverse City with owner operator Courtney Lorenz. Courtney is a former chef and that background is...

Sugar 2 Salt

This week I’m hanging at S2S Sugar2Salt in the Village at Grand Traverse Commons with co-owner and Traverse City native Stephanie Lee Witala. I...

Amor Comida

This week I’m recording from Taproot in Traverse City with Michelle Rodriguez, chef and owner of Amor Comida Catering and personal chef services....

Oryana Community Co-Op

This week I’m hanging in Traverse City at Oryana Community Co-op with Marketing Director Stephanie Mathewson. Oryana is one of the most charming...

Big Little Winery

This week I’m hanging at Big Little Winery in Suttons Bay with co-owners and brothers Peter and Mike Laing. There is so much to love about Big...

Tandem Ciders

This week I’m hanging in Suttons Bay with Dan Young, co-owner of Tandem Ciders. Besides making delicious hard cider, Tandem is the perfect place to...

Riverside Inn

My guest this week is Kate Vilter, owner of the recently reopened Riverside Inn in Leland. This iconic 114-year-old inn and restaurant closed in...

Stone Folk

This week I’m hanging at Lake Ann Brewing with the band Stone Folk, including members Aaron Dye, Kevin LaRose and Liam Joyce. These guys are amazing...

The Cove

This week I’m hanging in beautiful Leland at The Cove with Executive Chef Chris Smith. The Cove was my go-to spot back in the day for date night and...

Food for Thought

For this week's episode of Lick the Plate, we're in Honor with Timothy Young, the founder of Food For Thought. He started the artisan...

Two Brothers Sailing Adventures

This week I’m in hanging at Center Point Marina with Two Brothers Sailing Adventures aboard Miss Alexandra with Captain Dave MacVean....

Michigan Hop Alliance

This week I’m in Omena at Michigan Hop Alliance with founder and owner Brian Tennis. MI Hop Alliance is a resource for Michigan hop growers and...

St. Ambrose Cellars

This week I’m recording from St. Ambrose Cellars in Beulah with Executive Chef Virginia Adams. They have so much to offer at St. Ambrose...

Glen Arbor Wines

This week I’m hanging at Glen Arbor Wines with bartender and Great Lakes surfer Austin Burt. Prime surfing season is just around the corner for the...

Cedar Sol Taco Stand Part 2

This week I’m back at Cedar Sol Tacos talking with the other half of the husband and wife team that own it—Nikki McHugh. Cedar Sol has been my...

Broomstack Kitchen and Taphouse + Leelanau Curling Club

This week I’m in Maple City at Broomstack Kitchen and Taphouse + Leelanau Curling Club with co-owners Joey Roytter and David Gersenson. Not only is...

Leelanau Outdoor Center

This week I’m hanging at the Leelanau Outdoor Center in Maple City with Director Steve Hufstader. This is one of the coolest locations for a kids...

Sleeping Bear Surf & Kayak

This week I’m hanging in Empire at one of my favorite places, Sleeping Bear Surf & Kayak. I'm with Annabel, Reiss and Ella Skrocki, and they're...

Benzie Playboys

This week I’m hanging with Mark Stoltz the washboard player in the fabulous K. Jones & the Benzie Playboys. If you have not seen the Benzie...

Jack Pine

This week I’m hanging with the members of the Traverse City band Jack Pine including John Ransom, Ryan Mcgee, Andrew Thomas and Miles Pendergrast. I...

Burritt’s Fresh Market

This week I’m hanging in downtown Traverse City at Burritt’s Fresh Market with General Manager and Co-Owner Jake Kaberle.  Northern Michigan Food...

Cedar Sol Taco Stand

This week I’m hanging in Cedar at the Cedar Sol Taco Stand with owner Michael Mchugh. I love everything about this spot including the delicious...

Brengman Brothers

This week I’m broadcasting from the Traverse Wine Coast at Brengman Brothers Winery with co-owner Ed Brengman, tasting room manager Lauren Fournier...

Nikki DeVitt

It’s a fun week of shows with Nikki Devitt from the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce who has some great stories about her early years in radio,...

Beards Brewery

This week I'm hanging with Ben Slocum, Managing Partner at Beards Brewery in Petoskey. We're talking food, restaurants, music and beer, along with...

Palette Bistro

This week I’m broadcasting from Palette Bistro in Petoskey with Patrick Faylor, director of operations for Wine Guys Restaurant Group. We're talking...

The Cheese Lady

This week I’m broadcasting from Traverse City at The Cheese Lady with co-owner Tina Zinn. If you love cheese, this is the place for you. Tina knows...

Crooked Tree Arts Center

This week I’m broadcasting at Crooked Tree Arts Center with Development Director Cindy McSurely. We're talking food, restaurants, music and all...

Plath’s Meats

This week I’m hanging with Mark Plath of the iconic Plath's Meats family in Rogers City and Petoskey. If you're a fan of bacon, sausage or smoked...

Leelanau Cheese

This week I’m spending time at Leelanau Cheese with owner and cheesemaker Anne Hoyt. Have you heard of their award-winning raclette? We're talking...

Bookbrokers and Kramer’s Café

This week I’m hanging out with Ian Kramer, owner of Bookbrokers and Kramers Café in the Grand Traverse Mall. This hidden gem combines books, food...

PepeNero

This week I’m hanging out in Traverse City with chef/owner Giorgo Lo Greco from the delectable PepeNero at Grand Traverse Commons. Originally from...

Taproot Cider House

I’m hanging out at Taproot Cider House with husband and wife owners Jen and Andrew Viren. From their delicious food and cocktails to their...

Traverse City Whiskey Co.

This week I’m hanging out at Traverse City Whiskey Co. with co-founder Chris Fredrickson and bartender Shelly Taberski. We talk food, restaurants...

Traverse City Tourism

This week I’m recording from Taproot Cider House in Traverse City with guest Jenny Jenness. Jenny has an amazing job as the PR media manager at...

Mimi Wheeler

This week I’m in Empire with Mimi Wheeler. The Denmark native is the founder of the fabulous Grocer's Daughter Chocolate and a forerunner of the...

Market 22

This week I’m in Maple City at Market 22 with co-owner Neal Kokowicz and his wife, Melanie. I’ll just come right out and say it—they have the best...

Deckman’s En El Mogor

This week I’m taking a break from winter and heading south of the border to Baja Mexico in Valle de Guadalupe where I’m hanging out at the...

Shoreline Fruit

This week I’m hanging at Shoreline Fruit with marketing manager Kristen Morvik. Besides being a wholesaler, Shoreline Fruit makes Cherry Bay...

Poppycocks

This week I’m at Poppycocks in Traverse City with executive chef Chris Day. His lamb ragu with caramelized pancetta, red wine, tomatoes,...

Lick the Plate Podcast: The Best of 2018

This week on Lick the Plate, Tom Devitt from KLT and Rich Nadeau from Fox FM chat with host David Boylan about his favorite podcast episodes of...

Rockwich

This week I’m hanging out with Amy and David Gollan, the super-cool husband and wife team behind Rockwich, a Traverse City food truck. These two are...

Katie Wagner

This week I’m hanging out with Katie Wagner, a bartender and sommelier at Wren in Suttons Bay. Katie knows her cocktails and shares some of her...

Jillian Manning

This week I’m hanging out with Jillian Manning, the public relations manager at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. Jillian is a Traverse City native who...

Nada’s Gourmet Deli and Mediterranean Cuisine

This week I’m in Traverse City at Nada’s Gourmet Deli and Mediterranean Cuisine with owner Nada Saco. Nada’s has been frequently mentioned by my...

Glen Arbor Wines

This week I’m hanging out at Glen Arbor Wines with owner Lissa Edwards. Lissa is one of my favorite people anywhere, and she runs one of the coolest...

Max Bauer

This week I'm hanging with Max Bauer, the wine director and general manager of Aerie Restaurant & Lounge in Williamsburg. Your guide to Traverse...

Underground Uncorked Dinners

I’m hanging in Glen Arbor with Chef John Ives whose monthly underground uncorked dinners at the Foothills Café showcase his mighty-fine culinary...

Stormcloud Brewing Company

This week I’m hanging in Frankfort at Stormcloud Brewing with co-owner Rick Schmitt. In addition to crafting incredible brews, the food coming out...

Foothills Motel & Cafe

This week on Lick the Plate we're hanging with Shari Bernstein and Paul Staber, the owners of Foothills Motel & Café in Glen Arbor. Paul and...

Martha’s Leelanau Table

Martha's Leelanau Table is a charming European-style cafe in downtown Suttons Bay. We sit down with chef/owner Martha Ryan in her...

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