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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Is Michigan leaving cherries (and dollars) on the ground?

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“That cherry pie calling your name at the National Cherry Festival this week in Traverse City is made in Michigan, but they’re a product of regulations that, in some years, has led Michigan farmers to dump cherries on the ground while products made with tart cherries are being imported from Canada and Poland.”

The above is from a timely and fascinating look at Federal quotas and their impacts on northern Michigan’s cherry industry. Read on for more!

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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

Brengman Brothers New Release Party

Brengman Brothers at Crain Hill Farms

Brengman Brothers invites you to their annual summer tasting of wines from the new and recently bottled vintages this Saturday, July 5 from 11-7.

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Raw Juice Company Grand Opening July 3rd

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The Raw Juice Company opens their doors on the new shared space with The Parlor – Traverse City  at 205 Lake Ave (the old Loading Dock) this Thursday July 3rd at 7pm.

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4th of July at Left Foot Charley

Left Foot Charley invites you to their pre-fireworks event featuring some BBQ, Jambalaya, Maxbauer’s hot dogs along with live music by Don Julin and Billy Strings!

BBQ grill is firing up at 5pm and music starts at 6:30 – click below for more from Facebook.

Food, Drink & Blue Angels open the 2014 National Cherry Festival

The 88th annual National Cherry Festival kicks off next weekend with the Blue Angels and three food events at the Hagerty Center right on the shore of Grand Traverse Bay. Read on for all the details!

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Wednesday Farmers Market in Traverse City

The Wednesday Sara Hardy Farmers Market runs 7:30 – noon through the summer and features great farm products, baked goods & produce like these purple scallions from Loma Farm. More pics from today on the eatdrinkTC Facebook and share your photos with us on Facebook or Instagram & Twitter at #eatdrinkTC!

Rare Bird Brewpub ready to open!

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If all goes well with their final inspection, Rare Bird Brewpub will open their doors to the public next week. Co-owner and brewer Tina Schuett shares, “It’s been a long road. We’ve worked really hard to make sure everything’s just right and are excited to open the doors to let everyone see what we’ve built.”

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