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.,
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
213 N. Bridge St.,
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.,
Round-the-region snapshots of the dining scene.
BOYNE RIVER INN:
Family dining with a view of the Boyne River, the "B.R.I.," as it's known locally, serves up everything from sandwiches and salads to burritos and prime rib, and they're open seven days a week.
229 E. Water Street, 231-582-6300.
HERRADURAS MEXICAN BAR & GRILL:
Authentic Mexican food is served in both their dining room and sports lounge.
1700 S. Mitchell, Cadillac 231-775-4575.
INN at GREY GABLES :
A touch of the gourmet in an historic mansion beside the harbor. The Grey Gables offers steak, prime rib, whitefish specialties and Maine lobster. Also, full bar service, an extensive wine list and light music.
308 Belvedere Avenue, Charlevoix 231- 547-9261.
ELK HARBOR RESTAURANT:
With its rustic decor and family-friendly menu, the Elk Harbor Restaurant takes us down memory lane to the classic roadhouses of Northern Michigan’s past. A huge menu begins with hearty breakfasts of steak & eggs, omelettes, pancakes and waffles, proceeding to lunch and dinner with numerous comfort food selections. Look for their daily specials and be sure to save room for the strawberry shortcake.
One-quarter mile south of town at 714 US 31,Elk Rapids 231-264-9201, Breakfast, lunch & dinner.
BETSIE BAY INN:
Within this lovely inn are several dining venues. There's Bunty & JoJo's Restaurant which serves casual food, then Tantelle Fine Dining, the Hotspur Pub and two other venues for private parties.
231 Main Street, Frankfort 231-352-8090.
OTSEGO CLUB AT HIDDEN VALLEY:
Named after Gaylord's sister city, Pontresina, in Switzerland, award-winning dining is offered 7 days a week, plus drinks and desserts to complement your gourmet dining experience. In a pretty setting overlooking the Sturgeon River Valley. The menu changes weekly, with delicious accompaniments.
696 M32 East, Gaylord 989-732-5181.
CHESTNUT VALLEY GOLF CLUB:
Serving a variety of entrees from fish to ribs for lunch and dinner, Chestnut Valley’s dining room overlooks their well-tended golf course. Cocktails also available.
At the intersection of 1875 Clubhouse Dr., outside of Harbor Springs, 231-526-9100.
MARTHA'S LEELANAU TABLE:
Serving breakfast & lunch in this lovely 75 year old home. The menu changes daily and they offer cooking classes as well.
413 St. Joseph's St., Suttons Bay
This 2-story log restaurant offers delicious food and large portions for a reasonable price, plus nightly dancing.
401 E. Central Avenue, Mackinaw City 231-436-5449.
European bistro with French fare. The menu boasts quiche, gourmet pizza, herb roasted chicken, soups, salads and sinful baked goods. They host the Famous Cookbook Dinner Series. 229 E. Front. Downtown Traverse City 231-941-8888.