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Best of Petoskey/Emmet

- March 26th, 2012  
Locatedat the tip of the ring finger(think Michigan hand map), Emmet County is an outdoor enthusiast’s playground. The Headlands International Dark Sky Park--one of six in the world--along with Petoskey’s scenic waterfront and the rolling hills of Boyne Highlands skiresort are just a handful of amenities enjoyedby both locals and visitors alike. Express readers told us what’s so special about this tip-of-the-mitt region.
HANGING OUT

All-round hangout: City Park Grill
20-something hangout: City Park Grill; Papa
Lou’s Pizza, Pub & Grill; Roast & Toast TIE
Live music: City Park Grill
Dance seen: Ozone
Happy hour: City Park Grill; Noggin Room TIE
Place to meet singles: Ozone
Place for fi rst date: Chandlers; Palette Bistro TIE

SHOPPING

Hair Salon: Talulus Beauty Lounge
Spa services: Spa @ The Inn at Bay Harbor
Natural products shop: Grain Train; Healthy Alternatives TIE
Window displays: Threads
Place to pamper your pet: Paws & Claws; Wags & Purrs TIE
Art gallery: Crooked Tree Arts Center;  Staffords Art Gallery TIE
Stylish resale shop: Big Girls In Tights
Athletic gear shop: Bearcub Outfi tters
Store staff: McLean & Eakin; Big Girls In Tights TIE

Independent apparel: Bearcub; Threads TIE
Men’s store: Clothes Post
Place for chocolate: Kilwins
New store: Big Girls In Tights
Shop for romance: Xpectations
Jewelry store: Arlington Jewelers
Eclectic Gifts store: Grandpa Shorters

DINING

Restaurant staff: Noggin Room; Palette Bistro TIE
Healthiest restaurant: Grain Train
Wine tasting destination: Chandlers
Lunch: Julienne Tomatoes
Bread/bakery store: Johans Bakery; Crooked Tree Breadworks TIE
Bar food: Mitchell Street Pub
Breakfast: Twisted Olive
Family restaurant: Filmores
Gourmet restaurant: Chandlers
Pasta: Villa Ristorante Italiano
Mexican: Jose’s
Appetizers/small plates: Palette Bistro
Fast Food: Jimmy Johns
Salads: Roast & Toast
Pizza: Galley Gourmet; Papa Lou’s Pizza, Pub & Grill Tie
Coffee Hangout: Roast & Toast
Burger: The Side Door Saloon
Seafood: Chandlers
Steak: Douglas Lake Inn; Chandlers TIE
Desserts: Julienne Tomatoes; The Pier TIE
Outdoor deck scene: Palette Bistro; Papa
Lous Pub & Grill; Legs Inn TIE
New restaurant: Palette Bistro; Twisted Olive TIE

 
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