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What are the Best Up North Roadside Food Attractions?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Emily Betz Tyra Jul 15, 2009. 1 Reply

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What are the Best Up North Roadside Food Attractions?

We all look forward to a little sustenance on summertime road trips across Northern Michigan...what are the best places right off the road to pull off for a burger, pick up some peaches or otherwise dine on great Up North grub?See More
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Apr 23, 2012
Tom Carr replied to Emily Betz Tyra's discussion What is Up North's most breathtaking scenic overlook?
"I second Dean's suggestion."
May 30, 2011
Eric Schmith replied to Emily Betz Tyra's discussion What is Up North's most breathtaking scenic overlook?
"Gabe, thats where I was going to propose to you."
May 2, 2011
Rachel North replied to Emily Betz Tyra's discussion What is Up North's most breathtaking scenic overlook?
"Pierce Stocking and the view from Willow Vineyards on Hilltop Rd. off of M-22 just south of Suttons Bay"
Jul 13, 2010
Norma Jean MacNaughton replied to Emily Betz Tyra's discussion What is Up North's most breathtaking scenic overlook?
"My favourite view in Norther Michigan has to be the view from the Pictured Rocks in Marquette. Lake Superior is stunning, and stretches for miles, while the rocks themselves are glorious. The alcove at Lover's Leap is really awesome, and if you…"
Jun 17, 2010
Joan Sorenson replied to Emily Betz Tyra's discussion What is Up North's most breathtaking scenic overlook?
"It's even better if you can be at Leg's Inn at sunset :)"
Jun 16, 2010
Lois Barliant commented on Emily Betz Tyra's blog post A Loving So Long to Tapawingo
"Thanks for the pictures. My husband have only had a few opportunities to enjoy Tapawingo and always wondered as we drove north if it was worth it. On the drive back to Traverse City, we're discussing the dishes, the wine, the delighful service,…"
Jun 10, 2010

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I'm going to Green Cuisine. See you there!

Posted on July 9, 2009 at 10:00am 0 Comments

Back when the morels and the leeks were just popping out of the forest floor, I spent a whole day foraging with the Young family. Tim and Kathy Young operate the all-organic Food For Thought preserves and wild foods company in Honor. We had such a blast together. While Tim and their two children hunted for the elusive morel—they got a few!—Kathy and I followed behind in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore forests with just the tinges of chartreuse… Continue

Summer's New Salsa

Posted on June 30, 2009 at 11:30am 4 Comments

I first made this fresh cucumber-pineapple salsa go alongside a Crock-Pot of Huli Huli turkey meatballs when I had a bunch of girlfriends over for a backyard Bunco dice game a few weeks ago. By the next day, I started getting requests on Facebook for the secret ingredient. The surprise kick of ginger (not just the heat of jalapeño) with the refreshing crunch of cucumbers and jicama is what makes it sing.

Fresh Cucumber… Continue

Who needs May mint juleps? We have May wine, beer, cheese...

Posted on May 1, 2009 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

May is off to a good start…with three fantastic food & wine events Up North.

Taste the creations of T.C.’s up-and-coming chefs at Siren Hall’s Scholarship Dinner!

On Sunday May 3rd, Siren Hall Restaurant in Elk Rapids is hosting a scholarship dinner to benefit Great Lakes Culinary Institute students.

Five students will create the menu under the tutelage of chef-owner Michael Peterson. Their performance that night… Continue

Kalkaska Love and Tasting Trout

Posted on April 24, 2009 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

I (Heart) Kalkaska.

It is quite special to witness the culinary prowess in Kalkaska, a very small northern town in the heart of blue-ribbon trout streams. Every small town has one dinner spot secret—the place that all the locals go. This town has several. Wednesday night I had the honor of judging the Taste of Trout at the kickoff of the National Trout Festival, and the town's top chefs were very much on their game when challenged with… Continue


Posted on April 24, 2009 at 4:00pm 1 Comment

photo by David Williams

I am in the process of transforming one of my flowerbeds, which (in my dreams) I want bursting with billowy poppies and funky purple allium flowers. I planted allium bulbs last fall and they’ve already started to pop up! I cannot wait to see their Dr. Seuss-y, orblike flowers.

But the poppies, I may have to wait for. In these parts, you can only get poppy plants/bulbs right now, the spring. And I am… Continue

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At 5:51am on January 7, 2009, Daar Fisher said…
Hi Emily , I’m the Internal Communication Director for the Michigan FairTax Assn. As you’re aware, our state legislature has recently enacted the Michigan Business Tax [MBT] as a response to ending the Single Business Tax [SBT] (a gross receipts tax). Our goal is to inform Michiganders about a proposed Michigan FairTax alternative that would both simplify, and stimulate, Michigan's business / jobs climate in order to stem the mass-emigration of businesses and families currently taking place.

The proposed Michigan FairTax would REPLACE the income tax and current sales tax, with a consumption tax (sales tax at point of retail sale). Under this plan, no more state tax will be withheld from Michigan wage-earners' paychecks. What's more, every Michigan resident-family will receive a monthly "prebate" check, in amount based on family size. This will ensure that NO Michigan family will EVEN BEGIN paying the MI FairTax on goods / services unless, or until, they exceed poverty-level spending.

Under the MI FairTax plan, points of collection are substantially reduced to just retailers, many of whom are already collecting sales tax. Because service providers must account for income tax withholding and compliance costs, their prices carry a hidden tax which a FairTax will make visible. (Business-to-business purchases would not carry the tax, as this would, again, hide the cost of taxation in prices.)

Because of the "prebate" (advance rebate calculated as .0975 x $ [poverty level spending per family size]) to ALL Michigan-resident households, the MI FairTax rate would effectively be 0% on all monthly family spending to the poverty level; thereafter it's 9.75%. A reasonably inferred average effective rate would be ~5.5% (see p.2 of pdf brochure, also review an economic analysis [pdf] on MI FairTax effects prepared by the Hillsdale Policy Group).

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At 10:28pm on November 6, 2008, Darren King said…
I really enjoy your essays. I went back and read An Orchard Upbringing. I love the sentiment within your work. Very nice. Best, Darren King
At 7:36pm on November 4, 2008, Nancy said…
Hi Emily! I just joined via an email. Looks like a fun place to be. What could be better? Good food, good conversation, good friends! Hope to see you at Lil Bo again soon.
At 11:03am on September 29, 2008, Deb Fellows said…
Welcome, Emily! It wasn't quite right not seeing you as a member. Have fun fooling around. Load pictures, write a blog, comment in a discussion, start a new discussion. Just get comfortable!
At 10:20am on September 29, 2008, Suzi said…
Welcome #20. I hope you had a wonderful vacation!


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