For years now, Traverse City has gained exposure as a top foodie town from well-known publications like Bon Appetite, Liveability.com, and theDailyMeal.com. And everyone knows that a foodie town isn't complete unless there's a booming wine and beer scene. Our hub is an eclectic mix of restaurants, wineries, breweries and festivals (We even have one in the spring dedicated to asparagus!).
Once a year, some of Traverse City’s best restaurants offer diners a way to experience their food at a super affordable price. Traverse City Restaurant Week takes place from February 24 - March 2. For seven days, participating eateries will offer three-course prix fixe meals between $25 - $35 a person.
As couples, it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day craziness of life. There’s so much accountability, and too often when we think we’ve found some resemblance of balance among the madness, the universe has a funny way of reminding us that we live perpetually on shaky ground.
No matter how rocky life’s journey becomes, it’s important to maintain our vitality as partners so we don’t get trapped preserving the status quo. For my wife and I, we keep our relationship fresh by tapping into new experiences in Traverse City together – these can be as simple as planning out short day trips (some great ideas and itineraries can be found here), a wine tasting, or riding our bikes somewhere we hadn’t before.
The penchant for alcohol, in all its forms, continues to evolve in Traverse City. First, there were the wineries. Boutique, often family run endeavors that began in the 70s, they gained a reputation for their signature Chardonnays and Rieslings. Then came the breweries, riding the wave of the craft movement that started in the 80s on the West Coast. Today, “hop heads” can enjoy everything from a chocolatey Stout to a golden Saison in over 15 (and counting) breweries.
2019 is almost upon us, which means we’re starting to draw up our New Year’s resolutions. Rather than trying to commit to a crash diet or the dreadmill, take these classic resolutions and give them a Traverse City twist!
Everyone loves to eat, but we all have that person in our lives who is obsessed with good food. This holiday season, you might be asking yourself: what do I give them? Well, we’ve brought together a simple list of five perfect gift ideas for food lovers. (Photo by: Idyll Farms)
It all starts with...a view of the Bay, of course! What follows are the little moments that make up our days, or the big events that wow us without even being planned! All said and done, all of these things combined make us grateful to be living in this pretty great place known as Traverse City.