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Letters 08-29-2016

Religious Bigotry President Obama has been roundly criticized for his apparent unwillingness to use the term “radical Islamic terrorism.” His critics seem to suggest that through the mere use of that terminology, the defeat of ISIS would be assured...

TC DDA: Focus On Your Mission What on earth is the Traverse City DDA thinking? Purchasing land around (not within) its TIF boundaries and then offering it at a discount to developers? That is not its mission. Sadly enough, it is already falling down on the job regarding what is its mission. Crosswalks are deteriorating all around downtown, trees aren’t trimmed, sidewalks are uneven. Why can’t the DDA do a better job of maintaining what it already has? And still no public restrooms downtown, despite all the tax dollars captured since 1997. What a joke...

European-Americans Are Boring “20 Fascinating People” in northern Michigan -- and every single one is European-American? Sorry, but this is journalistically incorrect. It’s easy for editors to assign and reporters to write stories about people who are already within their personal and professional networks. It’s harder to dig up stuff about people you don’t know and have never met. Harder is better...

Be Aware Of Lawsuit While most non-Indians were sleep walking, local Odawa leaders filed a lawsuit seeking to potentially have most of Emmet County and part of Charlevoix County declared within their reservation and thus under their jurisdiction. This assertion of jurisdiction is embedded in their recently constructed constitution as documentation of their intent...

More Parking Headaches I have another comment to make about downtown TC parking following Pat Sullivan’s recent article. My hubby and I parked in a handicap spot (with a meter) behind Mackinaw Brew Pub for lunch. The handicap spot happens to be 8-10 spaces away from the payment center. Now isn’t that interesting...

Demand Change At Women’s Resource Center Change is needed for the Women’s Resource Center for the Grand Traverse Area (WRCGT). As Patrick Sullivan pointed out in his article, former employees and supporters don’t like the direction WRCGT has taken. As former employees, we are downright terrified at the direction Juliette Schultz and Ralph Soffredine have led the organization...

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Best of Grand Traverse County

- March 26th, 2012  

Foodies, hop-heads and social butterflies agree: Grand Traverse County is the place to be -- and nothing is more evident than the growing number of restaurants, breweries and festivals popping up across its 600+ square aces. Here is the Best of the Best of where to go and what to do in Grand Traverse.

HANGING OUT

All-round hangout: 7 Monks Taproom
20-something hangout: The Brew
Live music: Union Street Station
Dance seen: Shimmers
Happy hour: Minervas
Brew pub: North Peak
Place to meet singles: Kilkennys
Place for a first date: Phil’s on Front St.

SHOPPING

Hair Salon: Salon Verve
Spa services: Grand Traverse Resort
Natural products shop: Oryana
Window displays: Ellas
Place to pamper your pet: D.O.G. Bakery
Art gallery: InsideOut Gallery
Stylish resale shop: Zany
Athletic gear shop: Running Fit
Store staff: Venus
Independent apparel: What To Wear
Men’s store: Captain’s Quarters
Place for chocolate: Kilwin’s
New store: Brilliant Books
Shop for romance: Ravissant
Jewelry store: Miner’s North
Eclectic Gifts store:: Nifty Things

DINING

Restaurant staff: Red Ginger
Healthiest restaurant: Oryana
Wine tasting destination: Tastes of Black Star Farms Lunch: Bubba’s
Bread/bakery store: Bay Bread Company
Bar food: U & I
Breakfast: Omlette Shop
Family restaurant: Bubba’s Gourmet restaurant: Red Ginger
Pasta: Poppycocks

Mexican: Agave
Appetizers/small plates: Firefly
Fast Food: Taco House
Salads: North Peak
Pizza: Pangea’s Pizza
Coffee Hangout: Brew
Burger: Bubba’s
Seafood: Apache Trout Grill
Steak: Boone’s Long Lake Inn
Desserts: Amical
Outdoor deck scene: Apache Trout Grill
New restaurant: Xylo

 
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