Harbor 22 receives Wine Spectator Award of Excellence!

MyNorth reports that Harbor 22 has received a major award from Wine Spectator for their wine list:

Harbor 22 Bar and Grill of Traverse City has been named by Wine Spectator magazine as a recipient of its 2013 Award of Excellence. Located on the shore of West Grand Traverse Bay, Harbor 22 features an extensive wine list with over 133 selections. Along with a wide selection of California wines, Harbor 22 features many varieties from local vineyards. “We are especially proud of the Wine Spectator award since this marks our first full year of business”, said Karen Simpson. The Simpson family, Ian and Karen and Ian and Veronika, purchased the former Scott’s Harbor Grill in 2012 and have extensively remodeled and redecorated the entire restaurant as well as adding a new bar on the outdoor deck overlooking Harbor West Marina and the Bay.

Congrats to Karen and the crew at Harbor 22 and check out the award-winning wine list right here!

Food Trucks Roar into TC

Via the Traverse City CVB. Photo courtesy Roaming Harvest Facebook

Long known for its scenic beauty and recreational bounty, the Michigan resort community of Traverse City has also been attracting attention as one of America’s most unique culinary destinations, thanks to fans like celebrity chef Maro Batali, and was named one of the country’s Top Five Foodie Towns by Bon Appetit. But for all its restaurants, wine bars and brewpubs, the town has lacked one key ingredient of a vibrant urban food scene: good, cheap street food.

Until now.

After months of heated debate, local officials agreed this spring to make it easier and less expensive for mobile food vendors to operate in the city. Almost immediately, a half-dozen food truck operators announced that they were setting up shop in Traverse City’s shady downtown district — and a pair of transplanted New York restaurateurs has even opened a bar whose parking lot serves as a base for the trucks and their customers. Read more

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