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2013/06/18 21:22:14 (permalink)

Trip To Northern Michigan

     Yesterday morning I got back from a seven day trip around Michigan.  I went from Pontiac to Marquette and back, stopping in Atlanta, (Atlanta Michigan, look it up it's there)  Paradise, St Ignace, Alpena, and Saginaw.  These are some of the food related highlights.
 
     Somebody on this sight recommended Browns Fishery in Paradise.  I had the Whitefish and Fries.  It was really good so thanks for the heads up.  I remember from college the steak sandwich from Vangos.  It was still a greasy delight after 23 years.  I also went to the Rice Paddy which where I got take out the night before I graduated. 
 
     The Main Street Café in Pickford is out of the way but recommended.  I ordered the Muniscong Burger and a trip to the salad bar.  Since I only made one trip the lady didn't charge me extra for it.  I also stop at Zendhers in Newberry, The Dreamland Café in Guliver, Jean Kay's in Marquette, and The Elk Café in Atlanta.  I fell of the Roadfood wagon In Alpena and Saginaw by going to Applebee's and the Outback Steakhouse.  I guess I was to tired to explore.
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Re:Trip To Northern Michigan 2013/06/18 23:43:51 (permalink)
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Next time you get a hankering to go up north, head over towards Traverse City and go north to little Ellsworth where there are two gems.  Not Roadfood, but creative fine dining.  The first is Tapawingo and the other is the Rowe Inn.  When I lived in Traverse I ate at those two many times and the food was always awesome.
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Re:Trip To Northern Michigan 2014/10/03 03:55:35 (permalink)
Going to be in Traverse City, from the evening of Oct 6th to the afternoon of October 9th..... I am looking for good Roadfood or Comfort Food. It is hard to find anything about these two  on the internet in the T.C. Area.
 
Alot of information on   the internet about creative fine dining!
 
 Thank You!
post edited by garryd451 - 2014/10/03 03:56:59
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Re:Trip To Northern Michigan 2014/10/03 11:41:00 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby garryd451 2014/10/05 22:19:36
We had some of the finest pies of our experience at Traverse City Pie Company. I recommend them highly.
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Re:Trip To Northern Michigan 2014/10/03 12:10:33 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby garryd451 2014/10/05 22:21:26
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In addition to Traverse City Pie Company that Ralph mentioned above, two more places that you must try are Cousin Jenny's  http://roadfood.com/Restaurant/Overview/1172/cousin-jennys  and Don's Drive-In  http://roadfood.com/Restaurant/Overview/1170/dons-drivein.  I used to live in TC and often went to both places.  At Don's I suggest a burger basket and a milk shake. 
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Re:Trip To Northern Michigan 2014/10/03 12:50:58 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby garryd451 2014/10/05 22:21:10
I just thought of another place.....Boone's Long Lake Innhttp://www.booneslli.com/
We used to go there for the 18oz. NY strip steaks.  The prices have gone up a bit since I lived in TC in the early 80's!  But their food was always excellent and the view is beautiful.
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Re:Trip To Northern Michigan 2014/10/03 14:36:42 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby garryd451 2014/10/05 22:21:01
Firefly is a small plates place that has many good choices.  And they have a very respectable $3 full glass of Chardonnay during happy hour every day.  Amical for the French bistro food is very good and they have a good dessert case up front.  If you like beer and bbq, Mackinaw brewing company does some good things as well.
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Re:Trip To Northern Michigan 2014/10/05 22:22:47 (permalink)
Thank you all, for your GREAT SUGGESTIOS!!!
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Re:Trip To Northern Michigan 2014/10/05 23:53:56 (permalink)
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Have a great trip to Traverse City and report back to us as to where you went and what you ate!!
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Re:Trip To Northern Michigan 2014/10/06 09:40:30 (permalink)
I can personally vouch for the Grand Traverse Pie company.  Their cherry crumb and blueberry crumb pies are heavenly.  We always bring one or two back after a visit.  And they have mini pies as well. 
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