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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Bay View Grille

Danielle Horvath - December 13th, 2010
Bay View Grille offers harborside dining in Frankfort
By Danielle Horvath
When Dale Evans and Jill Weide were looking for a place to retire and play golf, they considered warmer climes like Virginia, North Carolina, Arizona, and even checked out Costa Rica, before settling for the small town ambience of Frankfort.
“We walked around the town in December, with the snow coming down, and it was so peaceful and beautiful. We decided this was where we wanted to be,” Dale said. They also changed their minds about playing golf and decided to purchase a restaurant with a great view of Betsie Bay. “The view was there, all we had to do was add the good food and affordable price.”
Last May, after a complete renovation of the long-established dining spot, formerly known as Harbor Shores and then Celia’s, the couple opened Bay View Grille. Right on Main Street and with a new outdoor patio overlooking the harbor, the combination diner/luncheonette/coffeehouse has been a hit with the locals as a meeting spot.
“We were amazed at how many people come from all over the world to visit here and say this is one of the best parts of their summer and how they wish they could live here full time,” Jill said of their busy summer season.
The new owners have earned a loyal following using local products whenever possible, smoking their own meats right out front, and making meals from scratch. They work closely with local farmers and growers for their needs.
“We are hoping to find local suppliers that can continue to meet our need, like fresh eggs through the winter,” Dale said. With a full service coffee bar, they serve local Higher Grounds Coffee and Light of Day Teas, local maple syrup and honey, meats and fresh produce, when available. The Bay View Grille is getting known for their hearty breakfasts, homemade waffles, pastries and pasta, homemade soups, stacked sandwiches, tasty dinners and specialty desserts including New Orleans beignets.
“Everyone has been so friendly and worked with us in every way,” Dale added, “It’s not just about eating out here; it’s an outing. It’s meeting friends and a chance to re-connect with the community. We feel lucky to be a part of it.”
They employed over 40 people during the summer season and are hoping to avoid laying off any more for the winter by hosting events, offering more specials and adding menu choices the locals have asked for.
The Bay View Grille prides itself on offering a menu of affordable, family friendly choices like $1.99 breakfasts, soup and ½ sandwich for $4.95 and dinners under $15. For more information, to check on specials or upcoming events, call 231-352-8050. Free Wi-Fi is available, winter hours are Mon, Tues, Wed 7-3, Thurs & Fri 7-9 and Sunday 7-5, check them out online at
www.bayviewgrille.com
Bay View Grille
offers harborside dining in Frankfort

By Danielle Horvath

When Dale Evans and Jill Weide were looking for a place to retire and play golf, they considered warmer climes like Virginia, North Carolina, Arizona, and even checked out Costa Rica, before settling for the small town ambience of Frankfort.
“We walked around the town in December, with the snow coming down, and it was so peaceful and beautiful. We decided this was where we wanted to be,” Dale said. They also changed their minds about playing golf and decided to purchase a restaurant with a great view of Betsie Bay. “The view was there, all we had to do was add the good food and affordable price.”
Last May, after a complete renovation of the long-established dining spot, formerly known as Harbor Shores and then Celia’s, the couple opened Bay View Grille. Right on Main Street and with a new outdoor patio overlooking the harbor, the combination diner/luncheonette/coffeehouse has been a hit with the locals as a meeting spot.
“We were amazed at how many people come from all over the world to visit here and say this is one of the best parts of their summer and how they wish they could live here full time,” Jill said of their busy summer season.
The new owners have earned a loyal following using local products whenever possible, smoking their own meats right out front, and making meals from scratch. They work closely with local farmers and growers for their needs.
“We are hoping to find local suppliers that can continue to meet our need, like fresh eggs through the winter,” Dale said. With a full service coffee bar, they serve local Higher Grounds Coffee and Light of Day Teas, local maple syrup and honey, meats and fresh produce, when available. The Bay View Grille is getting known for their hearty breakfasts, homemade waffles, pastries and pasta, homemade soups, stacked sandwiches, tasty dinners and specialty desserts including New Orleans beignets.
“Everyone has been so friendly and worked with us in every way,” Dale added, “It’s not just about eating out here; it’s an outing. It’s meeting friends and a chance to re-connect with the community. We feel lucky to be a part of it.”
They employed over 40 people during the summer season and are hoping to avoid laying off any more for the winter by hosting events, offering more specials and adding menu choices the locals have asked for.
The Bay View Grille prides itself on offering a menu of affordable, family friendly choices like $1.99 breakfasts, soup and ½ sandwich for $4.95 and dinners under $15. For more information, to check on specials or upcoming events, call 231-352-8050. Free Wi-Fi is available, winter hours are Mon, Tues, Wed 7-3, Thurs & Fri 7-9 and Sunday 7-5, check them out online at
www.bayviewgrille.com
 
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