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V.I. Grill’s Veg Breakfast Tacos

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By Lynda Wheatley | Oct. 5, 2019

Traverse City folks in search of an "Easy like Sunday Morning” breakfast will find no easier return on investment than this: schlepping their bedheads to the nearest BATA bus stop with Village Loop Service to Suttons Bay (Route 10) for a hands-free, bayside ride to the town’s Village Inn Grill. Our editor piled her crew into the 9:38am northbound bus, caught at the Cherry Bend/Leelanau Studios stop, on a recent Sunday morning. With backroom fireplace roaring and breakfast buffet steaming, the V.I. did not disappoint. All enjoyed their meals, but the clear winner was the V.I.’s vegetarian tacos: two house-made tortillas loaded with scrambled eggs, onion, tomato, and cheese, with a rich ancho creme, fresh-spicy cilantro salsa, and a hefty spread of just-right crispy-soft hash browns on the side ($11). Not too heavy, but filling enough to spend the rest of the day tooling around town on bikes (the BATA bus will haul you and them for just $3 per person; kids 5 and under are free) before pedaling the Leelanau Trail back to Traverse City (about 17 flat, paved and easy miles). Find bus routes, schedules, and buy tickets at www.bata.net; find the V.I. Grill at 201 N. St. Joseph St., in Suttons Bay. (231) 271-3300, www.vigrill.com

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