February 15, 2019

Raduno's Butcher's Lunch

By Janice Binkert | May 19, 2018

Andrea Deibler is the butchery specialist among the highly talented trio of chef-owners at Raduno delicatessen and café in Traverse City. “We source locally and humanely raised whole animals, and I make a variety of products from them,” said Deibler. One of her specialties is the Butcher’s Lunch — but like everything on Raduno’s menu, you can get it any time of day, either to eat in or take out. “What’s included on the Butcher’s Lunch plate changes, depending on seasonality and availability,” Deibler explained, “but there are always two kinds of sausages (right now, blood sausage and Toulouse sausage), a generous scoop of pate (usually silky chicken liver mousse), and a thick slice of a country terrine (pork, rabbit, duck, or lamb).” A few slices of hearty rye bread, made by fellow chef Janene Silverman (Paul Carlson is the third chef-partner), and garnishes like whole grain mustard, fig jam, and varying combinations of house-made pickled vegetables accompany this feast for the eyes and palate. $13 at Raduno, 545 E. Eighth St., Traverse City, (231) 421-1218, radunotc.com



Welcome to Michigan’s Most Remote Brewery

After years of planning and honing his beer-making skills, this spring, Patrick McGinnity plans to open Beaver Island’s first microbrewery. Opening a craft brewery is challenging. Opening one on a remote island in Lake Michigan that’s either a 15-minute plane ride or a two-and-a-half-hour ferry ride from ... Read More >>

Gaylord: A boomtown Up North

Gaylord native Gary Scott had moved to Indiana, where he and some partners started a business to invest in distressed properties. He was talking to a banker in Detroit about real estate in Bloomington when he asked what kind of deals might be available in northern Michigan. ... Read More >>

Lost in the Lake

Losing a loved one to drowning is one kind of terrible tragedy. Not knowing where their body is, except that it’s out there in a certain section of water, is another kind altogether.That’s something Kelly Dalton said she learned after her son, 21-year-old Tyler Lee Spink, drowned ... Read More >>

Small Up North Towns on the Rise

Spotlight on Bellaire (pictured)Seems Traverse City isn’t the only place in the region making those “Best of” lists. The Antrim County hamlet of Bellaire was recently named to the list of Best Lakeside Towns in the U.S. by Country Living Magazine, alongside the likes of Vergennes, Vermont, Greenville, ... Read More >>