Short’s annual party is on tap for Saturday April 30, 2016 from 4-10 PM.
Short’s Brewing Company will be releasing Starcut Ciders in Traverse City tomorrow – Wednesday, February 11th. A Starcut rep will be on hand at each tapping to share more about the ciders. Get the schedule of tappings below.
Made with Antrim County apples from Altonen, Boals, Friske and King Orchards and Jeff Dewey, Starcut has been on tap at Short’s in Bellaire since November. Short’s Head Brewer Tony Hansen has led the development of Starcut Ciders and says, “This launch is the final step in what has been a very exciting project that started over a year ago. We spent a lot of time researching, procuring and transforming local apples into Northern Michigan style cider. Now that we have our cider-making program developed, we’re ready to share it with a broader audience.”
Next Thursday (January 22nd) from 5pm-9pm Left Foot Charley invites you to their Mid-Winter Summer BBQ Bash, Cider Release and Menu Takeover featuring summer tunes with a reggae flavor, a fire pit and fun for everyone.
It’s a chance to throw off the Polar Vortex and get your July on with the release of a new medium dry cider from Boals’ Farm in Antrim County and an amazing menu to pair with their wines and ciders designed by Chef Keil of Bay Town Kitchen.
TC’s speakeasy, Low Bar, turns one on Friday, December 5th, the 84th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition. To celebrate both occasions, they are inviting you to join them for the Repeal Day Celebration Friday & Saturday featuring performances by Traverse City-based burlesque troupe the Northern Starlets.
Of course, there will be something to wet your whistle. “We’re working on a couple different versions of the Moscow Mule, all created with our house made ginger beer. In addition to the classic, we’ll have a Kentucky Mule (with bourbon) and a Mexican Mule (with tequila) available at our anniversary party,” says Low Bar co-owner Jim Smolak.”
Last year we ran a feature on their opening that begins:
We had a chance to sit down at the new Low Bar with Matt Cozzens and Jim Smolak to talk about their new venture. Matt & Jim own 7 Monks Taproom and on December 5, 2013, the 80th anniversary of the end of prohibition, they opened a speakeasy-style establishment in the basement just next door to 7 Monks.
“I’m big on atmosphere when it comes to bars,” explains Jim. “We wanted to create something completely different down here.”
They have done just that. Low Bar is quiet & candlelit with no TVs, windows or distractions, the perfect place for conversation and appreciation of their outstanding beverage selection developed by Executive Chef Joe Hess, bar manager Evan McKolay and mixologist Mickey Humpula. You’ll never hear a blender, and in addition to an impressive selection of top shelf bourbons, scotches and other spirits and a full range of classic 30s era cocktails – Cosmopolitan, Old Fashioned, Side Car, Hemingway – the Low Bar drink menu features a number of custom drinks.
“We locked the guys in Low Bar to see what they could come up with and they delivered!” Matt says. “These are epicurean drinks. We call them “Concoctions” and hope they can help you break the mold of settling for a rum and coke.”
The highlight of the fundraiser is a sparkling toast sponsored by Black Star Farms featuring their delicious bubbly, Bedazzled. Every glass will have a prize, and one lucky winner will receive a rough cut emerald!
This Saturday (October 4) the village of Empire goes straight to the heart of craft brewing with the first annual Empire Hops Festival.
The Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan is hosting a fun and educational event celebrating the latest trend in backyard gardening…chickens! Adults, children and families are invited to celebrate the backyard chicken on Sunday, October 19 at 3 pm at the Traverse City Opera House.
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From 5-9 TONIGHT, Downtown Traverse City will be hosting their Fall Art Walk. The commemorative glass is only $5 and will get you a free pour from local wineries in the 25 participating retail locations (click for PDF map – new window). ArtCenter Traverse City will be celebrating their Art in the City program as well, and you can check out the works from the August Plein Air paint out at the City Opera House.
Stop down and admire the great pieces of art, great wine, great shops, and make great memories.
- 2016 Traverse City Beer Week – November 11-17
- Farmers Market Brunches during Cherry Festival
- Selden Standard chef Andy Hollyday and The Cooks’ House Guest Chef Series
- 2016 Short’s Anniversary Party
- Short’s Space Rock now gluten free
- Morel Dinner (and Hunt!) at Black Star Farms
- Morel Love
- Wild Food Wednesday: Morels
- Wild Food Wednesday: Ramps or Wild Leeks
- Friday Cocktail Hour: Pamplemousse by Gary Jonas of The Little Fleet