Weekend Roundup: Restaurant Week Edition

Winter just keeps coming at us with more force, so it’s even more important to get yourself out. Fortunately, TC Restaurant Week and our event calendar are here to help! Thanks to the Boathouse Restaurant for our featured photo!


Traverse-City-Downtown-Restaurant-WeekIt’s the perfect day to crank your stove up to cook and bake as many things as you can: Here’s some foods to warm you up on our Pinterest board.

Dark & Stormcloudy Film Series Celebrating the best of dark comedies at the Garden Theater in Frankfort, paired with a hand crafted dark beer brewed specially for the movie selection by Stormcloud Brewing Company in Frankfort. Today’s movie is “Thank You for Smoking” at 7:30pm & the beer is an Imperial Smoked Porter. Beer is not served inside the theater. $5. 231-352-7561.

Tonight Josh Davis and Joe Wilson are live at The Workshop from 8:00-11:00. The Workshop is also participating in Restaurant Week and pairing their food menu with beer! Click for our listings of TC Restaurant Week participants and many menus!


The Inside Out Gallery will be showing “Strange Brew” at 7:oopm and pairing it with a Shorts tap takeover.

The Cookies specialize in Motown, funk, and top 40 and will be live at The Workshop at 8 PM.

The annual Grand Traverse Tasters’ Guild Auction features a strolling dinner of international cuisine prepared by Great Lakes Culinary Institute students and served at more than a dozen tasting tables throughout the waterfront campus. Also featuring local, regional and international wines, guests have the opportunity to bid on a range of auction items that showcase some of the best of northern Michigan. $60/individual, $700 table of 10. culinary@nmc.edu. Phone: (231) 995-1196


Get a fresh start to your week and go to the Traverse City Farm Market between 10-2. You will find local fresh lettuce, micro-greens, meats, dairy, honey, candles, maple syrup, baked goods, canned goods, cheeses, root vegetables, treats and even gluten free treats. The market on Saturday mornings is our haven.

Dave's Last Cooking Class

Dave’s Last Cooking Class

There’s still a few slots left for Dave Denison’s Cooking Class on Saturday from 12-3 at The Box. Click here to register and read more in our eatdrinkTC feature on Dave and the class!

Take your family to Northern Naturals for Kids Open Mic at 3:oo. You can choose to listen or perform. Go hungry, they have incredible food, the pizzas are as good as they sound.

Saturday is the last night Traverse City Restaurants will be serving Restaurant Week menus. Many places are already completely booked. However, It’s such a great event we suggest you give it a shot. Look at the menus and try to get into a place you’ve been meaning to try.

It’s an Oyster Social Saturday at Brengman Brothers from 2-7 PM. It includes the featured wines and (minimum) dozen oysters. Shucking starts at 2:00 and goes till 7:00. RSVP at (231) 946-2764 so they know how many fresh oysters to fly in!

Chipas Water Celebration takes place from 6-10pm at the Old Art Building, Leland. Featuring live & silent auctions, dancing & live music by Tim Sparling & Friends, & a discussion of progress, successes & challenges of projects.

InsideOut is hosting the Fly Fishing Film Tour – an evening of fun and fly fishing. This year’s films look fantastic and this is a don’t miss event-grab your friends and head to Traverse City. We sold it out last year, so make sure you get your tickets early. Doors open at 6 PM cash bar and Great Door Prizes! Tickets are $15 and are available by calling the The Northern Angler at 231-933-4730 – see the trailers right here.

Dede and the Dreamers will be at The Workshop from 8:00-11:00. The workshop is participating in Restaurant Week and pairing their food menu with beer. Make a night of it. Start with dinner and stay for Dede and the Dreamers she’s a drum expert with a beautiful powerful voice. The band ads a fun element.

There are several cool cooking classes coming up in the next couple of weeks including Spanish Cuisine at Chateau Chantal and Pete Peterson teaching you how to cook street food at home.