The Remedy Cafe Grand Opening on Jan 25

Waffles at the Remedy CafeThe Remedy Cafe will have their Grand Opening on Sunday, January 25th. It’s a project of Pete Kirkwood, owner of The Workshop Brewing Company, and located in the same building in  TC’s Warehouse District (in the former location of Xylo Bistro).

The Traverse City Record-Eagle had a short feature on The Remedy Cafe:

The Workshop Brewing Company built a success story for owner Pete Kirkwood. The brewpub/restaurant has a loyal clientele. Business is strong.

Now, Kirkwood plans to serve breakfast, but in a new location. It’s not too far from The Workshop — in the same building, just a few steps down the hall.

“I want it to feel like part of the same community,” Kirkwood said. “You’ll know you’re in a different place, but they’ll be connected.”

The two eateries will have separate identities and separate kitchens. But they’ll share an executive chef, Scott Williams, current chief in The Workshop’s kitchen. Each also will have its own dedicated chef. All 14 employees at The Workshop will be cross-trained so they’ll be comfortable in both spaces, said Kirkwood. A few new employees will join the mix.

…He plans to carry The Workshop’s model of using local, seasonal ingredients in offerings at The Remedy. When The Remedy isn’t serving breakfast, it will be available for party and event bookings, Kirkwood said.

The Workshop’s beverage license will extend to The Remedy, he said, so both establishments will offer drinks.

Stay tuned to their Facebook page for updates and click below to view some photos of the new space!


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Traverse City Thanksgiving Dinner Menus

PLEASE NOTE: While some of these restaurants may be doing similar things this year, this list is for 2013!

We have assembled this collection of Thanksgiving day menus from Traverse City Restaurants. Click each menu to view them bigger.

We recommend you call to make reservations as soon as possible, but if you find yourself without a plan on Thanksgiving day do not hesitate to call the restaurants. Many  will have availability and be happy to have you dine with them on Thanksgiving. If you don’t want to cook but you want to stay at home, take a look at these to-go Thanksgiving dinners. Read more

Last minute dinner panic? The Kitchen has your back

Blackened Salmon the KitchenWe’ve all had the feeling at the end of a busy day when we can’t take the time or muster the motivation to cook dinner.

On those days, The Kitchen has your back with a great menu of ready to go dinner food from their steam table including their every day turkey dinner and daily specials. With a wide range of soups, sandwiches, wraps, tacos, salads and desserts all listed online, it’s easy to get each member of the family what they want to eat.

If you can get there between 3-5 PM, you can knock 25% off their entire menu with their Early Bird special – that’s a serious deal!

They also have a full breakfast, lunch menu and publish their soups & specials to Facebook every morning.

Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:30 AM to 7 PM, Saturday: 9 AM to 4 PM (closed Sunday)

Photo: Blackened Salmon by The Kitchen

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