River’s End Block Party coming Sept 27th!

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On Saturday, September 27th a brand new event debuts in Traverse City, the River’s End Block Party featuring great music, excellent food, fantastic beer & wine and lots of fun!

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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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Photo Friday: BLT Improv by jmgegel

Jessica says that she’s working what her (9 Bean Rows) CSA gave her with a B(PS)T – that’s Bacon, Pea Shoots & Tomato! Follow her on Instagram at jmgegel and learn about 9 Bean Rows fall CSA options at that link.

Bacon Lettuce and Pea Shoots

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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Twitter Tuesday: The Intentional Minimalist

One of our favorite Twitter follows is The Intentional Minimalist @intentionalmini. Food writer & recipe developer Kristin Celeste Shroeger shares her farm-to-table recipes to encourage cooking in harmony with the seasons using local and sustainable produce in Northern Michigan.

Scrumptious purple cabbage slaw with a delightful verjus poppy seed dressing. (Click for the recipe!)

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!

 

Photo Friday: Beets are beautiful

Bistro Foufou shared this pic on their Instagram. Check them out and share your own pics with us at #eatdrinkTC on Instagram & Twitter!

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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