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Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine

Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine March 2020

Since 1981, Traverse, Nothern Michigan's Magazine celebrates the best of life Up North through award-winning photography and editorial. Every month, you'll get insider travel tips, regional history, armchair adventure and pristine landscapes. With Traverse Magazine you'll stay in touch with life Up North all year long-wherever you are.

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5 min.
craft entwined

I am not a food writer; the language of food usually escapes me. But the art of growing and creating food, the commitment to local ingredients and the sheer craft that goes into our food and drink world in Northern Michigan don’t escape me. Each of these is cause for celebration, which is why we devote our March issue of Traverse to the craft of food and drink. And March is by design: When the snow melts and the crocuses have yet to pop, who doesn’t think, “Well, let’s go eat!” I am not a food writer, but fortunately our Food and Wine Editor, Tim Tebeau, is. As a wine importer for the last 11 years, Tim partners with restaurateurs throughout the state on their wine programs. But since Tim knows…

3 min.
kissing the moose

Sleder’s Family Tavern has been a Traverse City landmark for 138 years. During that time, generations of residents and visitors have enjoyed its hospitality, its food and its libations. Established in 1882, the tavern currently claims the title of the oldest continuously operating restaurant in Michigan. Most people who have spent time in the iconic hangout at the corner of Randolph and Vine are familiar with the tradition of “kissing the moose.” Hundreds, perhaps even thousands, have climbed the ladder and planted a kiss on the lips of the long-deceased forest monarch. What you may not know is Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine was the launching pad for the now rather famous Traverse City tradition that originated 38 years ago. It all began with a fictional article I wrote that appeared in the…

2 min.
50 foods to try in your lifetime (if you’re a true northerner)

◯ FISH BOIL ◯ RAW MAPLE SAP ◯ TRADITIONAL PASTY, THE PASTY OVEN, QUINNESEC ◯ STRAWBERRIES, BARDENHAGEN BERRIES, LAKE LEELANAU ◯ SMASH BURGER, GLENDALE AVE., TRAVERSE CITY ◯ BLOODY MARY MIX, AMERICAN SPOON, PETOSKEY ◯ MOREL AND LEEK OMELETTE ◯ MAPLE SAUSAGE, LOUIE’S MEATS, TRAVERSE CITY ◯ SMOKED WHITEFISH PATÉ, CARLSON’S FISHERY, LELAND ◯ HEIDI’S FAVORITE PIZZA, VIVIO’S NORTHWOODS INN, INDIAN RIVER ◯ BUTTER PECAN ICE CREAM, MOOMERS, TRAVERSE CITY ◯ FRIED FISH ROE (YOOPER CAVIAR) ◯ RACLETTE, LEELANAU CHEESE CO., SUTTONS BAY ◯ SPAGHETTI SAUCE, BARONI’S, HANCOCK ◯ CHOCOLATE CHUNK, TOM’S MOM’S COOKIES, HARBOR SPRINGS ◯ THIMBLEBERRIES OUT OF HAND ◯ ASPARAGUS SOUP, FISCHER’S HAPPY HOUR, NORTHPORT ◯ RHUBARB PIE, HOUSE OF PIES, ALANSON ◯ HOMEMADE CINNAMON ROLLS, THE BLUEBIRD, LELAND ◯ WALLEYE CHEEKS ◯ SALSA, THE ROADHOUSE, BENZONIA ◯ FRESH SWEET CORN, HALL FARMS, TRAVERSE CITY ◯ PAN FRIED TROUT, GATES AUSABLE LODGE, GRAYLING ◯ PESTO ON YOUR PIZZA, CHEF CHARLES,…

8 min.
march

Look for this symbol in our events listings and get your tickets at MyNorthTickets.com. TUE 3 And More | Satisfy your foodie cravings during Harbor Springs Area Restaurant Week running through March 8. Enjoy special menus at participating restaurants, designed just for these 10 days of culinary delight! harborspringschamber.com SAT 7 And More | Savor an intimate three-course dining experience at the exclusive Inn at Black Star Farms in Suttons Bay. The culinary team has created a prix fixe menu to accompany their award-winning wines. MyNorthTickets.com SAT 7 Music | Limerick, a traditional Irish band based in Lansing, also incorporates the sounds of bluegrass and Americana music, while singing and playing everything from mandolin, tin whistle, guitar, banjo, fiddle and bass. See them live at Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey. MyNorthTickets.com TUE 10 And More | The Golden…

1 min.
spring bluebird festival

WHEN: SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 9 A.M.–5 P.M. WHERE: HAGERTY CENTER, TRAVERSE CITY Northern Michigan’s bluebirds will just be returning as the Michigan Bluebird Society kicks off its annual Spring Bluebird Festival, held this year in Traverse City. This celebration of the bright blue bird with its big belly and rusty throat and chest will include educational programs on bluebirds and other bird topics, a Bluebird Expo featuring products for sale and nature/environmental exhibits, a Nest Box Building Workshop, prize drawings and more. The keynote program, “Captivating Bluebirds,” will be by author, naturalist and photographer Stan Tekiela. There will also be more experts on hand to show attendees how to attract bluebirds and other native birds to their yards using nest boxes. To register, or obtain more information on the event, go to michiganbluebirds.org/springfestival. The…

1 min.
date night, done right

BIG STEAK NIGHT AT CITY PARK GRILL WEDNESDAYS THRU APRIL 29 Treat yourself to a pound of New York strip steak with a side of white truffle mashed potatoes and the vegetable du jour. Plus, it’s wines-day, which means glasses are BOGO $1 and bottles are 40 percent off. PRIME RIB NIGHT AT CITY PARK GRILL FRIDAYS THRU APRIL 22 Enjoy slow-roasted and lightly-smoked prime rib with a garlic-rosemary jus alongside mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables. MUSSEL MONDAY AT PALETTE BISTRO MONDAYS THRU MAY 18 Order all-you-can-eat mussels and your choice of sauce—classic French, chorizo or the Chef’s Special. PASTA NIGHT AT PALETTE BISTRO WEDNESDAYS THRU MAY 20 Savor a classic pairing: Your choice of pasta served with garlic bread and a Caesar salad. Get tickets to these Petoskey dinners and more local events at MyNorthTickets.com.…