Vegan Dinner with Epicure Catering at Little Fleet

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Next Thursday, September 18th The Little Fleet hosts the first of their offseason dinners: The Clean Plate Club Vegan Dinner with Epicure Catering.

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Great Lakes Fish Boil at Black Star Farms

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On Wednesday, September 17th Black Star Farms will celebrate the 2014 Michigan Schooner Festival with a Great Lakes Fish Boil at their Suttons Bay location.

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Media Monday: Cherry Festival making headlines, WJR live from Workshop Brewing

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Traverse City’s ongoing debate over events & festivals makes the Detroit Free Press and once again it’s coming off as Traverse City saying “NO” to tourism and tourist dollars. The matter is before the City Commission tonight, and we also scan through some positive press for our food scene.

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Chef James Rigato bringing Young Guns Chefs’ Dinner to Traverse City

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Chef James Rigato is just 26 years old, but since graduating from Schoolcraft’s Culinary Program at age 17 he has worked at some of metro Detroit’s finer restaurants, opened The Root Restaurant & Bar with proprietor Ed Mamou, started the popular Young Guns Chef Dinner Series and is now a contestant on Season 12 of Top Chef. In October, he’s coming to Traverse City, and he’s bringing friends!

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Beggars Fest on Saturday at The Little Fleet

If you’re in TC on Saturday, check out Beggars Fest at The Little Fleet! The event features a tap takeover by Traverse City based Beggars Brewery and great live music from near & far. No cover!

 

Paella in the Park this Friday!

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The annual Paella in the Park featuring the wineries of the Old Mission Peninsula takes place this Friday (August 15) at the Open Space in downtown Traverse City.

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(Traverse) City of Riesling

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eatdrinkTC editor Andrew McFarlane has been hard at work helping to build the new City of Riesling event this weekend (July 26-28), and today we have a very special guest post today from the Guest of Honor for this weekend’s festivities, wine writer & global Riesling champion Mr. Stuart Pigott. Stuart began writing about wine in his early twenties as a student in London. He has been the wine columnist of the Sunday Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany’s equivalent of The New York Times for over a decade and is the author of BEST WHITE WINE ON EARTH: The Riesling Story which has taken him to every corner of “Planet Riesling” including the Leelanau & Old Mission Peninsulas.

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First Annual Family Style Lobster Boil at Bowers Harbor

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Gather your family and friends, put on an apron, grab a mallet and prepare to dine on a whole Maine Lobster at Bowers Harbor Vineyards first annual Family Style Lobster Boil on Saturday, July 19th at 7 PM in the vineyard.

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Green Cuisine July 16th at Food for Thought

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Green Cuisine is an annual event that takes place next Wednesday (July 16) from 5-8 PM at Food For Thought near Empire. The annual event offers a chance to meet and sample the works of local food and beverage artisans, tour Food For Thought’s organic farm and green buildings and socialize, learn and have fun in a beautiful setting. They also have a “green lifestyles” tent where you can learn about other green local products and services.

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Traverse City to host City of Riesling

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Global Riesling champion Stuart Pigott says, “Riesling’s range goes from bone dry to honey sweet, from feather light to tongue heavy and every single gradation and combination of those things. No other grape variety can do that.”

As the author of the Best White Wine on Earth: The Riesling Story, Mr. Pigott ought to know. Stuart has spent years traversing what he calls “Planet Riesling” in search of the essence and spirit of this remarkable grape. He will bring his book and his insight to Traverse City July 26-28, 2014 as the featured guest for the inaugural City of Riesling. City of Riesling will be a multi-faceted exploration of this diverse and exciting wine set in one of the hot new Riesling regions. Read more