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Sweet! A skier's delight

Sweet! A skier's delight

Imagine skiing near the Mountain Express chairlift at Boyne Mountain. It’s your first time there, carving into fresh corduroy beneath your skis. You’re flying down blue squares and thinking about attempting a black diamond when the sweet smell of waf...

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Eat Like a Local: Bon appétit Charlevoix

Eat Like a Local: Bon appétit Charlevoix

Fall is the perfect time to take advantage of Charlevoix’s culinary scene. These are just a few of the many restaurants that have a table waiting for you. Pigs Eatin’ RibsCharlevoix residents craving barbecue need look no further than Pigs Eatin’ Rib...

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Eat Like a Local: Best of the Northwest

Eat Like a Local: Best of the Northwest

It’s no secret that Northern Michigan has some exceptional eating establishments. Check out these “Best of the Northwest” award-winning restaurants with extraordinary offerings for all. Brutus Camp DeliFor a scrumptious home-cooked breakfast, take a ...

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Eat Like a Local: Bon appétit Harbor Springs

Eat Like a Local: Bon appétit Harbor Springs

The quaint, picturesque community of Harbor Springs, situated on a beautiful, natural harbor, is known for its vast amount of activities and dining opportunities. This is a sampling of local restaurants to explore the next time you’re in the Harbor S...

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Bon appétit

Bon appétit

When you’re sitting around on a Friday night in Boyne City wondering what to do, venture to one of these restaurants and let the adventure begin.  Boyne City Taproom The Boyne City Taproom offers two atmospheres under one roof. Downstairs experience ...

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Music and food to feed the soul

Music and food to feed the soul

Torch Lake Café, 4990 U.S. 31 in Central Lake, has lived many lives and almost all of them revolve around being a meeting place for the community in one form or another. From church to corner bar, it’s been restored to a destination for music, food a...

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Taps 'n' Apps

Taps 'n' Apps

Can’t decide what you’d like to do on a date? Visit a local tasting room for a light-hearted, spontaneous date that’s comfortable and come-as-you-are with low commitment. You like wine — he likes beer ... no problem! Most tasting rooms have both, and...

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New Orleans flavors come to Charlevoix

New Orleans flavors come to Charlevoix

If the name Eric Hoshield, general manager and co-owner of the French Quarter New Orleans Bistro, sounds familiar, it’s because he has been working in Emmet and Charlevoix county restaurants since he was 14 years old. Moving up and around from kitche...

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Mediterranean 'twist'

Mediterranean 'twist'

By Kristin BatesPhoto by Molly Hauxwell CurrierTake a taste of the many flavors of the Mediterranean with a trip to The Twisted Olive in Petoskey, owned and operated by Kirsten Okeefe, who opened this gem of a restaurant seven years ago.“We like to d...

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Old World charm

Old World charm

A fairly new building in Cross Village takes you to another time and greets you with French-inspired cuisine and style.“Our owners are of Polish descent,” said Heidi Joe Mikula, manager at Old World Cafe. “They immigrated here back in the early 80’s ...

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Pierson's Familiar Familiar Food in a new place

Pierson's Familiar Familiar Food in a new place

 Take a step back to the early days of winter recreation with a visit to Pierson’s Grille & Spirits in downtown Harbor Springs. After a move from the Village at Boyne Mountain, Pierson’s reopened in February.“The reception has been fantastic,” said E...

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'California cuisine meets cowboy cookery'

'California cuisine meets cowboy cookery'

You may be familiar with the saying, “It’s a lot better the second time around.” For Wendy Wagner, owner of Mustang Wendy’s Cask and Cuisine in Harbor Springs, she couldn’t agree more.After originally opening in 2013 on State Street with husband, Sco...

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3 in 1 dining

3 in 1 dining

Vernales Restaurant on M-119 between Harbor Springs and Petoskey offers three dining venues under one roof for year-round flavor to please all palates.“We offer the best in casual and upscale casual dining,” says Joe Guthrie, co-owner and director of...

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