February 20, 2018

Northern Michigan’s Legendary Dishes

Wednesday - 9AM-4PM

"New Gallery/New Work" Exhibition

This invitational show includes the work of 25 visual artists from Benzie, Grand Traverse, Leelanau & Manistee counties. A “Talk ...

Wednesday - 9AM

Molly Phinny: Works in Cloth 2015-2017

A small survey of fiber constructions by Leelanau County artist Molly Phinny. Runs through April 8. 231-334-6112.

Wednesday - 9AM

Palate to Palette Art Show

A multimedia exhibition on cooking, food & drink. A reception will be held on Sat., Feb. 24 from 2-4pm. Runs ...

Wednesday - 9AM

Winter Walk Wednesdays at the Clubhouse

Enjoy a stroll on the Civic Center path. Free Higher Grounds coffee to follow. Presented by Norté.

Wednesday - 10AM-5PM

"Lines of Light: Craig Tandy - Monofilament Sculpture"

Canadian artist Craig Tandy constructs complex sculptures with monofilament nylon that illustrate the properties of projected light, with an interest in ...

Wednesday - 10AM-5PM

"Visitors to the Sea: Masterpieces from the Detroit Institute of Art"

These masterpieces feature human figures, a beach, the shore & the water. Runs through March 8.

Wednesday - 10AM

Crooked Tree Photographic Society Exhibition

Includes 90 photographs by local & regional photographers. Juried by photographer & founder of the annual Photostock Festival, Bill Schwab. ...

Wednesday - 10AM-5PM

Tutankhamun: "Wonderful Things" from the Pharaoh's Tomb

From the artisans of the Pharaonic Village in Egypt & the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this exhibit features about 100 ...

The King Bourbon

Bottoms Up
One true harbinger of spring for those of us lucky enough to call Northern Michigan home is the tapping of maple trees for sap. Grand Traverse Distillery ... Read More >>

Super Duck

  Valentine’s Day may be over, but S2S/Sugar2Salt in Traverse City is still stealing hearts, as it has been since opening in June 2017, with an inspired, locally sourced menu ... Read More >>


Where to eat now
Please be seated for these abbreviated versions of the restaurant reviews we’ve featured since our last RestauranTour issue. Bon Appetit! The Torch Lake Cafe Torch Lake It ... Read More >>

Birds of a Feather Cook Together

Annual dinner event featuring area's top female chefs launches
Sometimes the best ideas happen during something as small as a chat between friends. That was all it took to get the ball rolling on the upcoming ... Read More >>

Igoe’s Last Show, Your Last Chance

Tommy Igoe and ‘flexible’ Birdland Big Band to close national tour at City Opera House
Those who were in the audience the last time Tommy Igoe played the City Opera House might think they know what to expect. After all, the masterful ... Read More >>

Black Star Farms' Half-million Dollar Flash Détente

The Future of the North's Red Wine?
Northwestern lower Michigan is well-known for its wine, but the weather can throw a wrench into the works. Frigid winters, late frosts, or summer storms can damage, ... Read More >>


The 2018 Weddings & Bridal Issue

Most wedding receptions follow the same format. It doesn’t really matter where it’s held or who the participants are. “You eat, drink, dance and go home,” said Tracy Magoon, an events planner with ...

Feb. 12, 2018 | COMMENTS


Mammoth Distilling’s William Tell Cocktail

The only thing we like better than drinking Mammoth Distilling’s William Tell cocktail (shown here)? Learning how to make the short pour of subtly sweet and winter-spicy Apple Pie Shrub in it. A half-ounce ...

Feb. 10, 2018 | COMMENTS


Camp Greensky Springs Into Festival Territory

Kalamazoo jam-band-turned regional phenomenon Greensky Bluegrass (pictured) have announced the launch of their inaugural Camp Greensky Music Festival, set to run May 31­–June 2 at a location to be determined (the band posted a ...

Feb. 17, 2018 | COMMENTS


Useful Innocents

“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson In January, Campus Reform — which bills itself “a watchdog to the ...

Feb. 17, 2018 | COMMENTS

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Bad Trip

Dustin Jones and Casey Mutter learned a valuable lesson last October: If you’re freaking out on acid, don’t call police. That’s what Mutter did Oct. 18 when Jones needed to be brought down from a drug-induced panic attack at the home they share in Long Lake Township. ... Read More >>

The Saga of Noverr Farms

A nasty years-long battle between neighbors in the pastoral hills of South Lake Leelanau might be settled soon. But one of the parties, Frank Noverr, has no intention of settling down. At the heart of the conflict is Noverr’s barn and 26-acre farm, a stunning lake-view parcel ... Read More >>

The North's Childcare Crisis

Lack of professional childcare is a crisis in northern Michigan that’s tantamount to the affordable housing shortage. Unlike housing, however, the childcare shortage disproportionately affects women. In Traverse City, there are months-long waiting lists for childcare for infants and toddlers. In rural areas, there are childcare deserts ... Read More >>

Opioids Up North

This fall, President Trump directed acting Health Secretary Eric Hargan to declare opioid abuse a public health emergency. The epidemic has taken hold all over the country, reaching across age, gender, and socio-economic lines — and, as anyone who reads the headlines is familiar, right here into ... Read More >>