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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Tastemakers: Tannery Creek Market/ Timber Ridge Microbrew Color Tour & Fall Festival

Rick Coates - September 27th, 2010
Tannery Creek Market
D. “The Meatman” Schultz has been an entrepreneur since graduating
from high school. He even did a stint as Mark Farner’s (Grand Funk)
manager. He decided eight years ago that his “last entrepreneurial
hurrah” would be to open an old style butcher shop in Petoskey. This
past spring the Tannery Creek Meat Market in Petoskey (in the former
Pizza Hut building next to the Side Door Saloon) marked its 5th
“I had been processing deer for 25 years and I had an operation where
I would go to area farms and slaughter cattle onsite for them,” said
Schultz. “So I started thinking about what I wanted to do next and
thought to myself, people are always going to need to eat, so I became
a butcher.”
Tannery Creek Meat Market has become legendary in the Petoskey region
and beyond with some customers traveling more than 100 miles. Several
restaurants also use their meats. His secret:
“We process all of our meats here in house and today more so then ever
this is important to people,” said Schultz. “People like knowing where
the meat is coming from.”
Schultz has been approached by other communities asking that he open a
second operation. “We are considering it, but there is only so much
time in the day and I have a golf game I am trying to work at.”
Tannery Creek Meat Market is open seven days a week and they always
have specials going on, plus Schultz says they are also willing to
“special order anything.” For more information or directions call them
at 231-439-3663.---Rick Coates

Timber Ridge Microbrew Color Tour & Fall Festival

The owners of Timber Ridge Resort (southeast of Traverse City) have
been strong supporters of the Michigan microbrewed beers. Their
popular Suds & Snow event at the end of winter now has more than 1000
participants snowshoeing and enjoying the best Michigan has to offer
in craftbrews. A few years ago they added the Microbrew Color Tour &
Fall Festival. The event will take place this weekend with the primary
tasting event on Saturday, Oct. 2.
While the Suds & Snow event is open to the public, the Microbrew Color
Tour is open only to those staying on property. Now Timber Ridge has
put together some pretty lucrative packages for the weekend and all
pricing options are online. The weekend includes a welcome reception
Friday night from 5-7 pm and a shuttle bus afterwards to the Right
Brain Brewery in downtown Traverse City.
On Saturday, the day is free for exploring the trails and Timber Ridge
has trails for hiking and mountain biking and they connect up with the
VASA Trail and other state land trails. The official tasting event of
assorted Michigan brews starts at 4 pm on Saturday. There will also be
assorted local wines and music from Nick and Jason. Saturday night
includes a pulled pork dinner or vegetarian option.
For additional details check out timberridgeresort.net or call them at
(800) 909-2327. ---Rick Coates

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