Happy Hour

A weekly snapshot of Happy Hours around the region…


FireFly
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

Fred's
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.

MONEY'S PLATTE RIVER INN:
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.

BC LANES FAMILY ENTERTAIMENT CENTER:
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.

CHINA ONE:
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.

A&W:
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.

BIG BUCK BREWERY & STEAKHOUSE:
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.

THE NEW YORK RESTAURANT:
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.

EMPIRE VILLAGE INN: 
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.

JESPERSON'S:
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.
 
CUPPA JOE:
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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Al Fresco Guide

- May 17th, 2010
Options for Outdoor Dining
By Lynn Gerow
Interested in an al fresco dining experience this weekend? You never
have to look far for outdoor dining options in Northern Michigan,
where every community seems to offer restaurants which offer patios
and decks -- often with great views of our spectacular waterways.

ACME
Bayview Inn
The Grille @ Grand Traverse Resort Golf Club

ALANSON/PELLSTON/ST.IGNACE/WALLOON LAKE
Douglas Lake Bar & Steakhouse
Driftwood Restaurant
Hidden River Rainbow Room
Lauer’s Between Friends
Maple Ridge
The Inn Between
Walloon Lake Inn

ALDEN
Alden Bar & Grille
The Wild Onion

BAY HARBOR
Cabana Bar @ The Inn at Bay Harbor
Cava
Galley Gourmet Espresso Café
Knot Just A Bar
Sagamore’s
South American Room @
The Inn at Bay Harbor

BELLAIRE
Arnies @ Shanty Creek
The Dockside
Ivan’s @ Shanty Creek

BENZIE COUNTY
A&W
Cabbage Shed
Coho Cafe
Giovanni’s
Hofbrau
L;Chayim Deli
Manitou
Mistwood’s Sunset Grille
Phoenix Cafe
Roadhouse
Trick Dog Cafe
Villa Marine

BOYNE CITY/BOYNE FALLS
The Beach House Restaurant @ Boyne Mountain
Cafe Sante
The Eagle’s Nest Restaurant
Everett’s @ Mt. Grand Lodge
Pierson’s Grill & Spirits
Red Mesa Grill
Smitty’s Steakhouse
The Sportsman’s Bar
220 Lake Street

CADILLAC
Blue Heron Cafe & Bakery
Beach Bar & Grill@Cadillac Sands Resort
The Waterfront Restaurantt

CEDAR
Cedar Rustic Inn

CENTRAL LAKE
The Blue Pelican

CHARLEVOIX
Acorn Cafe
Ferry Beach Inn
Giusseppe’s Italian Grill
Inn at Grey Gable’s
The Landing Restaurant
Mahogany’s Restaurant
Mary Ann’s Restaurant
Stafford’s Weathervane
The Veranda @ The Charlevoix Country Club
Whitney’s of Charlevoix

CHEBOYGAN
Big Boy
Black Mountain Lodge
Carnation Restaurant
Hack-Ma-Tack Inn
Mulligan’s
Pier
Rusty Anchor
The Brown Trout

CROSS VILLAGE
Legs Inn

EAST JORDAN
Murray’s Bar & Grill

ELK RAPIDS
Chef Charles
Harbor Cafe
Java Jones
Oasis Tavern
Riverwalk Grille
Siren Hall

GAYLORD
Big Bear Deli
Duck Blind Grille at
The Otsego Club
Hildegard’s Restaurant@Garland Resort
Jac’s Place at Marsh
Ridge Golf Club
Otsego Club@Hidden Valley

HARBOR SPRINGS
Chestnut Valley Golf Club
Dudley’s Deck@Stafford’s Pier
Seminole Pub@Boyne Highlands

LEELANAU COUNTY
Art’s Tavern
Black Star Farms
BLU
Boone Docks
Cedar Rustic Inn
Cherry Republic
The Cove
The Eat Spot
45th Parallel
Kejara’s Bridge
Leelanau Cheese
Leland Lodge
Riverside Inn

MACKINAW CITY
Blue Water Grill
The Depot
Goldie’s on the Lake

MACKINAC ISLAND
1852 Grill Room
Bistro on the Greens
Cannonball Drive-In
Carriage House Dining Room
Chillin’ & Grillin’ Water-
front Cafe
Cudahy Room at
Inn at Stonecuff
Dog House@ Windermere Point
Epicurean at Mission
Point Resort
Espresso Cafe
Feedbag@Surrey Hills
Fort Mackinac Tea Room
Fred’s Deli
Gate House
Goodfellows Grill
Harbor View Dining Room @The Chippewa Hotel
Horn’s Gaslight Bar
& Restaurant
Ice House@Island
House Hotel
Internet Cafe@Orr’s
Kid’s Bikes
Jockey Club@Grand Stand
Lakeside Market at
Mission Point Resort
Mary’s Bistro
Nona Lisa Italian Restaurant s
The Pink Pony Bar & Grill
Round Island Bar & Grill
Village Inn

MANISTEE
Arcadia Bluffs
River St. Station Bar & Grill

PETOSKEY
American Spoon Gelato Cafe
Bob - In Again
Chandler’s Restaurant
City Park Grill
Flatiron Deli
Juilienne Tomatoes
Little Traverse Bay Golf
Club & Restaurant
Mim’s Mediterranean Grill
Papa Lou’s Pizza Pub & Grill
Roast & Toast Cafe & Coffee
Side Door Saloon
Stafford’s Bay View Inn
Stafford’s H. O. Rose Room
The Veranda@Stafford’s
Perry Hotel
Terrace Inn
Whitecaps Grille & Spirits

DOWNTOWN Traverse City
Amical
Bay Bread
Blue Tractor
Expresso Bay
Catch Island Grille
Cook’s House
Cousin Jenny’s
Crema
Cuppa Joe@ Horizon Books
Dish Cafe
Firefly
Good Harbor Cafe
Grand Traverse Pie Co.
Green House Cafe
Hanna
Holiday Inn West Bay Patio
House of Doggs
Mackinaw Brewing
Morsel’s
Mustard’s
North Peak
Old Town Coffee & Cafe
Omelette Shop
Pangea’s Pizza
Red Ginger
Scalawags
Soul Hole

TRAVERSE CITY EAST
Auntie Pasta’s
Boathouse
Hooters
Jolly Pumpkin
Mission Table
Opa’s
Peegio’s
Red Mesa Grill
Ruby Tuesday
Sail Inn Bar
Taco House

TRAVERSE CITY WEST
Chef’s Inn
Chili’s
Cook’s House
Cuppa Joe @Building 50
Cuppa Joe @Warehouse District
La Seniorita
Latte Dah
Left Foot Charley’s
Mulligan’s
Oryanna’s Lake Street Cafe
Scott’s Harbor Grill
Slabtown
Tuscan Bistro
Underground Cheesecake Company

 
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