20% off for Health Care Professionals every Tuesday at Om Cafe

Downtown TC writes: OM Cafe is now open for dinner 7 days a week! Also, if you work in any healthcare profession, you get 20% off (Tuesdays only). So come on down you nurses, yogis, and all health lovers and enjoy some great food!


Here Comes Harvest: Traverse City’s newest restaurant opens Monday


Prior to the opening of the new restaurant Harvest on Monday, June 9th, we sat down with Simon Joseph and his crew to talk about his new venture.

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Traverse City Working Lunch: Elixir Cafe and Restoratives

Today we welcome a new writer to the eatdrinkTC team, Kelly Korbel. Kelly works at Hagerty Insurance in downtown TC and will be doing regular features on fast and delicious lunch options downtown for the working crowd.

I had no idea what to expect when I walked into the brand new Elixir Cafe and Restoratives, but let me just begin by saying, WOW!

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TC Waterfront Lunches at Lobdell’s Restaurant

Lobdells Qine GlassesOne of the perks of living in Traverse City in wintertime is that Lobdell’s teaching restaurant is in session. The second floor restaurant boasts an incredible view of Grand Traverse Bay and is one of Traverse City’s rare waterfront dining experiences. Located at the Great Lakes Campus upstairs from the Hagerty Center, Lobdell’s serves as a classroom for Great Lakes Culinary Institute students who prepare for a career as a chef or kitchen manager by planning, cooking and serving meals.

They are open to the public Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 AM – 1 PM through April 30, 2014 (and then again during the fall semester). Reservations are highly recommended – call (231) 995-3120 to make them and learn more at www.nmc.edu/resources/lobdells.

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Photo Friday: At the opening of Elixer Cafe

Opening of Elixer Cafe

rymate (Ryan Mateling) writes: At the opening of elixir cafe! Congrats!

You can view Ryan’s photos on Instagram and view Ryan in the Roaming Harvest food truck where he starts work TODAY from 11-2 at the Post Office downtown.

Ryan entered this photo in our monthly eatdrinkTC photo contest by simply tagging it #eatdrinkTC. Click that link to learn how and learn more about this month’s prize, 2 tickets to the 2896 Vertical Dinner on Saturday, May 17th in the Bowers Harbor Tasting Room!!

Photo Friday: There’s comfort food and then there’s this

Mac and Cheese Sandwich

susdotcom (Susan Fisher) writes “This is what @maxhfisher had for lunch today. Yes, Mac and Grilled Cheese.” It’s from The Soup Cup at the old Railroad Depot. You’ll want to stay tuned to Susan’s Instagram, her tweets @wintercomedytc next week for the TC Winter Comedy Festival and also the blog she co-authors Bring Us Bread!

If you’re out and taking photos of eating, drinking and enjoying the Traverse City area this weekend, you can enter enter this month’s #eatdrinkTC Photo Contest by just adding the “#eatdrinkTC” hashtag to your photo on Twitter or Instagram, sharing it to our Facebook or adding it to our Flickr group!

The prize is two 3-course dinners at The Cooks’ House and we’re pretty positive that Chefs Eric & Jen would be huge fans of this sandwich!


Be a Tourist in Your Town

Fried Oysters : Jalapeño corn bread, poached egg, andouille, Cajun cream, Bibb — at The Towne Plaza.

Fried Oysters : Jalapeño corn bread, poached egg, andouille, Cajun cream, Bibb at The Towne Plaza.

Jaffe Davis, Traverse City director of  A Tourist in My Own Town explains, “We live in such an amazing culinary destination, but so many of us are working so hard all summer long that we don’t have a chance to enjoy it. When we finally get a chance to breathe in late fall or winter, we find that many of the restaurants we were so excited about are closed. We’re creating a mutually beneficial system that allows local people to get out and enjoy where they  live and support our service industry through the lean months.”

The program is simple. For just $60, you can purchase the card that allows you and a guest to enjoy lunch or dinner with a 25% discount on your food and alcohol on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at any of the program affiliates. You can even plan a “staycation” with a 25% discount at participating hotels on those nights. It’s only open to residents of Antrim, Benzie, Leelanau and Grand Traverse counties and good for discounts through May 20, 2014. Read more