One of downtown Traverse City’s oldest restaurants is still one of my favorites. It’s the first restaurant I can remember visiting in Traverse City. The food is always fresh and you’ll always get friendly service.
Cousin Jenny’s specializes in Cornish Pasties which are delicious flaky pockets of pastry filled with steak, rutabaga, potato, onion, salt, and pepper. This is the food that workers who imigrated from Cornwall, United Kingdom to Iron Mountain, Michigan packed for lunch while working in the Copper and Iron mines. Today, the tradition lives on. Continue reading
There’s a lot of testosterone in this place. And creativity. Filled with authentic industrial pieces, this warehouse space is home to the Workshop Brewing Company’s tap room.
It’s like the man cave, meets garage, meets warehouse. Some of the tables are actually constructed of table saws with glass tops. The sign on the wall looks hand-made with a simple logo that I suspect some of the guys behind the bar had a hand in. Even the lighting is a reflection of the ingenuity that creates this masculine and inviting decor.
The menu board offers a nice selection with a range from light to dark plus several bourbon barrel brews. The bartender was helpful in our decision making. I find it’s often challenging to narrow down to just a few in a place like this.
Large pepperoni pizza please.
A few minutes later, this was on the table. I mean, just look at that crust!
The texture was crusty on the outside and chewy on the inside. Just how I want my pizza!
I know this may seem weird, but I had to show you the bottom of the slice. It was perfectly coated in corn meal (which is one true measure of a good crust if you ask my husband).
So the place is Maple City, formerly known as Pegtown. Right on the corner across from the Post Office and Gabe’s Country Market you’ll find Pegtown Station. Continue reading
Right across from Little Traverse Lake on M-22 north of Maple City in Leelanau County, I found a little piece of the big D. From the antique truck at the edge of the driveway to one of the best square pizza’s I’ve had in a long time, this little market is a nostalgic reflection of the best that Michigan has to offer.
Market 22 sits across from Little Traverse Lake
Market 22 was carefully crafted out of an antique barn on the side of a road near Glen Lake, Michigan. The interior is warm and inviting with an eclectic mix of re-purposed woods and chalkboard menu signs.
The first (chalkboard) sign I noticed after stepping inside the warm inviting space, said “Featuring Detroit Style Pizza in the true automotive blue steel pans”. When I asked what was a Detroit style pizza, the answer was, “like Buddy’s“. Ah, yes, I know Buddy’s Pizza. Continue reading