Petoskey — Pure Michigan

A December Winter Eve in Northern Michigan's Hidden Gem

A December Winter Eve in Northern Michigan’s Hidden Gem

It’s a tradition that many Michiganders share; going “Up North”, as close or far as your family travels, to experience the wonders of our lakes is just a part of life. We know the mitten like the back of our left hands but have we seen it all???

If you haven’t been we highly recommend. Go in summer, go in winter, just go! And go often. Petoskey is Pure Michigan at it’s finest. And while you are there, here’s a list of our favorite eats:


1. American Spoon — Family owned and operated since 1982, they have the best gelato outside of Italy. Try the Burnt Caramel, you’ll thank us! And go in hungry enough to sample all of their goodies, cakes, crumbles, and preserves because everything is out for tasting.

411 East Lake Street , Petoskey, MI 49770



2. Chandler’s — This 2014 Travelers’ Choice Winner is the preferred destination of locals and tourists. If you go in Winter (and we highly recommend you do) sit at the bar and have Christian make you his signature coffee drink– you won’t be disappointed, it is the most involved drink we have ever had the pleasure of enjoying. Also, the Lentil soup is a MUST… crushed lentils, cumin, and goat cheese crostini. Its’s worth all $10.00. And the SUSHI… so good you would swear you’re in San Fran…

215 1/2 Howard Street, Petoskey, MI 49770



3. City Park Grill — this scratch kitchen has the best, most fresh, perfectly prepared white fish– EVER!! Nuff said 🙂

432 E Lake St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2439




Meet Jerry!

Kim North Shine wrote a great article a few weeks back and we wanted to share it with you. The article
features Jerry, the farm, and the Monty’s Beef partnership. Check out this link to learn more!!

Jerry Feeds Treats to Loxie — if that’s not humane, what is?

What does it mean to be humane?

100% Pure Piedmontese™ raised according to Humane Practices
On the Monty’s Farm we make sure that our animals receive the best care in order to ensure the best quality
product. It is our belief that each animal deserves a kindness and dignity from birth and throughout its
lifecycle. A better life, sustainable practices, and free range farming, all equate to better beef for you
and your family.

“a humanely raised animal has been allowed to engage in natural behaviors, has had sufficient space,
shelter and gentle handling to limit stress, and eats a healthful diet without added antibiotics or

Check out this article from Time magazine and see what Foodies are saying about eating meat.
Monty’s Beef Company: 100% Pure Piedmontese™. 100% Humane.