Happy Hour

A weekly snapshot of Happy Hours around the region…

Everyday, open-7 p.m., $1.75 highballs, $2.50 house chardonnay, $2.00 drafts, $1.00 off everything else.
310 Cass St., Traverse City

Sunday-Thursday, 3-6 p.m., $1 off all drinks.
422 North 5th St., Roscommon

Lulu's Bistro
Thursdays, 5-9 p.m., $3 wells, $2 off drafts, select $5 wines.
213 N. Bridge St., Bellaire

Boyne River Inn
Everyday, 3-6 p.m., 1/4 off drinks.
229 Water St., Boyne City
Rendezvous Lounge, Odawa Casino
Thursday & Friday, $2.25 domestic drafts, $3.25 well drinks, $3.25 house wine.
1760 Lears Rd., Petoskey

Choice Bits!

Round-the-region snapshots of the dining scene. 

RUTHIE'S CHICKEN & DAIRY TWIST: Roasted chicken and ice cream, malts and shakes.
201 N. Bridge Ln., Bellaire. 213­-533­-8538.

Practically an Up North institution, the place to find out the latest fishing or snowmobile news from the locals and visitors who gather for their hearty breakfasts, steaks, burgers, soup & salad bar, & homemade desserts.
10921 Main St., Honor. 231­ 352­6585.

When you've worked up an appetite from all the bowling and karaoke that Boyne City Lanes has to offer, you'll find a selection of hearty fare to choose from, including homemade soups & desserts. Cocktails are served at the Lanes,with live entertainment and glow ­bowling nights.
1199 West Boyne Road, 231-­582­-6353.

Open 7 days a week for lunch & dinner. Full Chinese menu, as well as Hunan & Szechuan entrees.  Daily specials, special combination plates,  a lunch & dinner All You Can Eat Buffet. 
616 S. Mitchell St., Cadillac, 231­-876­-8888.

Take a trip back to the '50s where chili dogs & frosted mugs of root beer are still served up by carhops at this All ­American institution. Elvis has been known to make an appearance during their annual summer “A&W Cruise Night” in August, as do cars from the 50’s and 60’s that we remember well.
At the bottom of the hill, 21 Lake St., Frankfort,  231-­352-­9021.

From Antler Ale to Wolverine Wheat, Big Buck specializes in microbrewed beers. Offering the usual beef and buffalo burgers, steaks, and ribs, plus more unusual fare, like their portabella sandwich with red onion marmalade and provolone cheese.
550 S. Wisconsin Avenue, Gaylord, 989­-732-­5781.

A refined atmosphere, subdued lighting, and an appetizing selection of epicurean treats awaits the diner at this Harbor Springs corner landmark. Menu selections range from their smoked whitefish ravioli appetizer to their Atlantic salmon, baked polenta and eggplant, tomato basil fettuccine, or filet mignon ­ and their brunches include one of the best versions of Eggs Benedict around.
101 State Street, downtown across from Bar Harbor, 231­-526-­1904.

Pool tables, a full bar, friendly service and a varied menu make the Village Inn popular with families and locals.  Dinners include Lamb Skewers, Blue Corn Enchiladas, Charbroiled Whitefish, Lasagna and Ribeye.  Also burgers, sandwiches, salads, appetizers and pizza.  Lunch and Dinner.
Just north of the blinking light 116601 Lacorre Ave. on M­22,  Empire. 231-326­-5101.

One of Petoskey's first restaurants, Jesperson's is famous for homemade pies and fresh turkey. Breakfast and lunch.
312 Howard, Petoskey, 231­-347­-3601.
Located in Building 50, grilled panini's, soups, wraps, baked goods, specialty coffees and teas.
1200 W. 11th St., Traverse City, 231-­947­-7740.

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Sammich N‘ Suds

Kristi Kates - September 14th, 2009
Sammich N‘ Suds
Offers Stress-Free Dining
By Kristi Kates 9/14/09

Sitting amidst the bright colors of their new restaurant, with its orange and yellow walls, dark cabinetry, and friendly atmosphere, Lora Muethal and Jay Higdon have a mission in mind. “We want to make people forget the stresses of their lives for a moment and enjoy really good food at reasonable prices,” Lora Muethel says. This is the philosophy behind their new Boyne City eclectic sandwich shop, Sammich N’ Sudz.
“Jay and I know that dining out costs a fortune in this economy,” Muethel continues, “and we understand that in a stressful environment like today, people turn to comfort foods. Our ability to understand this has encouraged us to create sandwiches out of the best of those comfort foods.”
Sammich N’ Sudz offers over 30 sandwiches to choose from on 10 different breads; the Muethels point out they believe in supporting the community that they live in, and so they use only the freshest of items, most of them grown or produced right here in Michigan.
“Our vegetarian entrees are a hit,” Muethel explains. “There’s an Oriental Wrap filled with marinated sauteed tofu; a Walnut-Oatmeal Burger, and a Sauteed Salad, to mention a few. We also have a Monte Cristo that is not deep fried, a Garlic Chicken and Broccoli Sandwich, and a Smokehouse Steak Sandwich to die for. Along with the unusual items, we also have a good old Philly Steak Sandwich with Cheese Whiz, and an Original Coney Dog.”

Their approach of getting more for your money also extends to their customer services, which the Muethels believe will help to set them apart, simply by accommodating their diners’ needs.
“In a resort area, it is hard to find a good inexpensive place to eat, so this is what we offer to Northern Michigan,” Muethel says, “we also offer marina delivery, beverages and food delivered right to your slip with no delivery fee. We are boaters as well, so we understand the hassle - we also deliver to area campsites and businesses.”
Though Sammich N’ Sudz only opened this past June, the Muethels are already gaining loyal customers.
“One interesting customer was a marathon runner,” Muethel says, “he stopped in and ate three of our jumbo-sized sandwiches all in one sitting. We also see repeat customers - breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the same day. Our vegetarian customers are always interesting, too - they offer us many wonderful ideas for meat-free sandwiches.”
They plan to keep Sammich N’ Sudz open all winter, and are arranging some special offers for the holidays; on-deck are ideas like Thanksgiving turkey dinners to go, a Halloween package, and a football pack to go, as well. The details are slated to be posted on their new website, www.sammich-n-sudz.com.
“We just wanted a place to express our creativity through our passion for cooking, and our desire to make people happy,” Muethel says.

Sammich N’ Sudz is located at 202 South Lake Street in Boyne City, telephone 231-582-1800. They are open Sun-Weds 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thurs-Sat 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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