A Very Local New Year


Know how I know my husband and I are getting old? On New Year’s Eve, we go to our friends’ house and he reminisces with the guys about how many kegs and turkeys they would go through at their wild parties. Now, it’s sampling 6 packs of home brews (which cost about as much as […]

Gift Ideas for West Michigan Wine Lovers


We’ve talked about beer and liquor this week, so I thought I’d share something fun for the wine lovers in the audience! Close to home, Fenn Valley is offering holiday gift packages. There are also plenty of cute inns along the Lake Michigan Wine Shore. But if you REALLY want to go all out, treat your significant […]

Mixology Makes Every Party Merry


At a recent Slow Food Holiday party, we had the pleasure of Tory O’Haire (AKA The Starving Artist) serving up three of his special cocktails. As much as I love Michigan beer and wine, there is something to be said about the festive atmosphere that cocktails bring. I’ve written on this blog before about Michigan vodka, […]

Rockford Brewing: Solid Beer with a Great Atmosphere


Although not officially open until December 20, I was able to attend a soft opening party this past weekend at Rockford Brewing Company. The Atmosphere: Very clean, set in downtown Rockford. Lots of wood and sort of rustic looking. Great views. The Food: From the deli next door. The smoked whitefish dip was excellent. My […]

Salt of the Earth Announces 2013 “50-Mile Dinner Series”


Join your friends at southwest Michigan’s premier farm-to-fork eatery for a series of dinner and beverage events featuring ingredients and beverages sourced within a 50 mile radius of Salt of the Earth. The four-event series will begin in January and run through May 2013. “This series essentially highlights what we do here every day at […]

Tasty Holiday Gifts from the Mitten

Have you been nice?

Looking for some gift ideas that celebrate all that is Michigan? Check out the blog Promote Michigan for items that are suitable for those who are naughty or nice.

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