March 29, 2020

Food


Brys Estate's B.E. Happy & Healthy

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By Lynda Wheatley | March 28, 2020

Some people hoard toilet paper. We stockpile essentials. And Brys Estate on Old Mission Peninsula is giving us all the incentives we need: 10 percent off orders of 12 or more bottles, shipped for only one penny. The single-penny shipping deal is also available on six-bottle orders, which offer a 5 percent discount. And if you order six bottles online (coupon code FILLATOTE) and pick up your order at the winery … ... Read More >>


City Park Grill's Got the Meats (& Deals)

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By Lynda Wheatley | March 28, 2020

There might be a run on meat at your local grocery store, but meat-lovin’ locals are faring just fine at City Park Grill in Petoskey. Not only has the restaurant made its lunch and dinner menus available for takeout/curbside and downtown Petoskey delivery (daily 11:30am–7pm), it’s forging on with daily features, like Fridays’ famous carved-to-order prime rib — slowly roasted then lightly smoked and served with white truffle oil mashed potatoes, garlic-rosemary ... Read More >>


Mama Lu’s Curbside Pickup & Delivery

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By Craig Manning | March 21, 2020

Each day, from 11am to 8pm, Mama Lu’s taco shop in Downtown Traverse City is offering both curbside pickup outside its front door and free delivery within a 10-mile radius. If you’re ordering for the entire family, consider a taco kit (pictured), which includes 20 tortillas, your choice of two meats, a range of other ingredients (including picked red onion, pickled jalapeno, and limes), and a side (such as beans and rice) ... Read More >>


Earthen Ales’ Beers To Go

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By Craig Manning | March 21, 2020

Someday, hopefully soon, we’ll all be able to head back to our favorite breweries and enjoy sampler flights like the ones pictured. Until that day comes, though, our northern Michigan breweries are hustling to make their beers (and food) available for the quarantine era. Ever since Michigan bars and restaurants closed their doors to sit-down business on Monday, several local breweries — the folks at Traverse City’s Earthen Ales among them — ... Read More >>


Chakra Tea Sampler

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By Ross Boissoneau | March 14, 2020

Angela Macke, owner of the biodynamic tea farm Light of Day west of Traverse City, created this collection of seven different teas and tisanes, one for each of the seven chakras (energy centers) of the body. It includes Red Raspberry Green, Happy Spleen Green, Lemony Ginger Sunshine, All Heart, Cherry Mint, Leelanau Licorice, and Enlightened White, as well as a mesh infuser ball, tea scoop, instructions and literature, for $125. Or for ... Read More >>


The Power Lunch

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By Ross Boissoneau | March 14, 2020

Feed your power with The Power Lunch at Petoskey’s Grain Train Market Cafe. An enticing mix of flavorful vegetables, this $10.99 dish starts with cauliflower, the superstar cruciferous vegetable. Inflammation-fighting flavor comes courtesy of curry, which complements the roasted sweet potato; black beans add protein; and cilantro provides some bite, as well as vitamins A, C, and K. Then there’s what might be the star of the show, that heart-healthy, nutrient-dense superfood: ... Read More >>


Samosa & Aloo Gobi

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By Alex Tank | March 7, 2020

An inviting aroma drifts from an unassuming kiosk in the Grand Traverse Mall food court. Behind the counter, Golam Rabbani and his staff urge passersby to sample a Taste of India. They’ll happily describe the colorful dishes on offer: dal, chana masala, basmati rice, naan, biryani — all the classic staples. “This is the traditional food of the common people,” Rabbani said, but the flavors at Taste of India are uncommonly bold. ... Read More >>


Long Road Grand Absinthe

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By Ross Boissoneau | March 7, 2020

Said to cause hallucinations and possibly violent behavior, absinthe was banned in the U.S. and abroad for nearly 100 years. Kyle VanStrien, co-founder of Long Road Distillers, never gave credence to the tales, and when the anise-flavored liquor was legalized in 2007, one of his distillers came to him with a recipe. He gave it the go-ahead, and the result is available at its Boyne City location, as well Grand Rapids and ... Read More >>


Folgarelli’s Sicilian

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By Sophie Boyce | Feb. 29, 2020

If you’re craving an Italian sandwich, no need to jump on a plane — you can take a bite of Italy from Front Street in Traverse City. Folgarelli’s Market and Wine Shop, which stocks products from Norway to Detroit, does Italian eats particularly well, especially when it comes to their artisan sandwiches. When the market opened in 1978, it had seven specialty sandwiches; today, the menu boasts 45. When we go, which ... Read More >>


Cuppa Joe’s Breakfast Sandwich

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By Lynda Wheatley | Feb. 22, 2020

Few things satisfy like the humble breakfast sammie. A modest melding of egg, cheese, ham or bacon, and some sort of bread — English muffin or bagel, usually — they’re a reliably satisfying staple of the a.m. world, no matter how you choose to arrange yours. However, when the individual pieces of this no-frill mainstay are made, grown, and raised a few rungs above the usual standards, let’s just say, your humble ... Read More >>

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