November 29, 2022

Flying Noodle’s Smooth Sailin’

Bottoms Up
By Lynda Wheatley | Nov. 27, 2021

Most people automatically assume that pasta is best paired with a bottle of wine. Those people probably haven’t been to The Flying Noodle.

While the intimate Italian pasta house and bar certainly makes it easy to complement their fresh and utterly irresistible pasta dishes (and pizza and desserts and salads …) with wines both fine and ridiculously affordable (lookin’ at you, $5 house red and white), we recently stumbled upon an invigorating and unexpected winter cocktail that made our already delish pasta experience even better.

The Smooth Sailin’ ($10), a simple mix of cucumber, gin, and lime, served up, proved a perfect foil and palate pleaser to precede (and, OK, follow) our inhalation of the eatery’s rich and wonderful Pork Ragu ($14; twisted noodles in red-wine-braised pork, with baby kale, tomato, and fall spices).

If your waistband can handle it, we recommend both, together, plus the walnut streusel for dessert ($4). Find the Flying Noodle at 136 E. Front St. in Traverse City. (231) 943-1178, flyingnoodletc.com

Trending

Jump Start Holiday Shopping

Downtown Petoskey hosts their Holiday Open House on Friday, Dec. 2, from 6-9pm as Santa flies into town to light the giant... Read More >>

A New Gear

If last week’s snow made you think the two-wheeling season is over, think again. Tuesday, Nov. 29, is the official l... Read More >>

Jingle All the Way to Manistee

The town of Manistee is going into full holiday mode—and going back in time—this weekend. Friday, Dec. 2, the ... Read More >>

Aim for the Stars

Aliens may walk among us, but this weekend it’s our turn to wander through the galaxy. On Saturday, Dec. 3, the Denn... Read More >>