A weekly snapshot of Happy Hours around the region
Everyday, open-7 p.m., $1.75 highballs, $2.50 house
chardonnay, $2.00 drafts, $1.00 off everything else.
310 Cass St.,
Sunday-Thursday, 3-6 p.m., $1 off all drinks.
422 North 5th
St., Roscommon Lulu's Bistro
Thursdays, 5-9 p.m., $3 wells, $2 off drafts, select $5
213 N. Bridge St.,
Boyne River Inn
Everyday, 3-6 p.m., 1/4 off drinks.
229 Water St.,
Boyne City Rendezvous Lounge, Odawa Casino
Thursday & Friday, $2.25 domestic drafts, $3.25 well
drinks, $3.25 house wine.
1760 Lears Rd.,
Round-the-region snapshots of the dining scene.
RUTHIE'S CHICKEN & DAIRY TWIST:
Roasted chicken and ice cream, malts and shakes.
201 N. Bridge Ln., Bellaire. 213-533-8538.
MONEY'S PLATTE RIVER INN:
Practically an Up North institution, the place to find out the latest fishing or snowmobile news from the locals and visitors who gather for their hearty breakfasts, steaks, burgers, soup & salad bar, & homemade desserts. 10921 Main St., Honor. 231 3526585.
BC LANES FAMILY ENTERTAIMENT CENTER:
When you've worked up an appetite from all the bowling and karaoke that Boyne City Lanes has to offer, you'll find a selection of hearty fare to choose from, including homemade soups & desserts. Cocktails are served at the Lanes,with live entertainment and glow bowling nights.
1199 West Boyne Road, 231-582-6353.
Open 7 days a week for lunch & dinner. Full Chinese menu, as well as Hunan & Szechuan entrees. Daily specials, special combination plates, a lunch & dinner All You Can Eat Buffet.
616 S. Mitchell St., Cadillac, 231-876-8888.
Take a trip back to the '50s where chili dogs & frosted mugs of root beer are still served up by carhops at this All American institution. Elvis has been known to make an appearance during their annual summer “A&W Cruise Night” in August, as do cars from the 50’s and 60’s that we remember well.
At the bottom of the hill, 21 Lake St., Frankfort, 231-352-9021.
BIG BUCK BREWERY & STEAKHOUSE:
From Antler Ale to Wolverine Wheat, Big Buck specializes in microbrewed beers. Offering the usual beef and buffalo burgers, steaks, and ribs, plus more unusual fare, like their portabella sandwich with red onion marmalade and provolone cheese.
550 S. Wisconsin Avenue, Gaylord, 989-732-5781.
THE NEW YORK RESTAURANT:
A refined atmosphere, subdued lighting, and an appetizing selection of epicurean treats awaits the diner at this Harbor Springs corner landmark. Menu selections range from their smoked whitefish ravioli appetizer to their Atlantic salmon, baked polenta and eggplant, tomato basil fettuccine, or filet mignon and their brunches include one of the best versions of Eggs Benedict around.
101 State Street, downtown across from Bar Harbor, 231-526-1904.
EMPIRE VILLAGE INN:
Pool tables, a full bar, friendly service and a varied menu make the Village Inn popular with families and locals. Dinners include Lamb Skewers, Blue Corn Enchiladas, Charbroiled Whitefish, Lasagna and Ribeye. Also burgers, sandwiches, salads, appetizers and pizza. Lunch and Dinner.
Just north of the blinking light 116601 Lacorre Ave. on M22, Empire. 231-326-5101.
One of Petoskey's first restaurants, Jesperson's is famous for homemade pies and fresh turkey. Breakfast and lunch.
312 Howard, Petoskey, 231-347-3601.
Located in Building 50, grilled panini's, soups, wraps, baked goods, specialty coffees and teas.
1200 W. 11th St., Traverse City, 231-947-7740.