The New Logo!

Bijou by the Bay

Those who are fans of Traverse City’s State Theatre (and who isn’t?) are absolutely ecstatic about Bijou by the Bay; the new theater at Clinch Park, inside the renovated 1935

Paella in the Park

Mid-August has arrived and in Northern Michigan terms, that means it is time for the fourth annual Paella in the Park. In addition to Paella in the Park, Porterhouse Productions

Paddle for Pints

With August quickly disappearing, we only have a short time to complete the activities on our summer to-do lists. Well, I am here to inform you of an item that

Brewery Terra Firma

Anyone who knows me is aware of my love of a perfectly created craft beer. The growth of craft beer breweries in northern Michigan makes me giddy on a daily

TC Cycle Pub

Writing for the Awesome Mitten has sent me on some amazing adventures over the past two years. Every now and then, I receive an assignment that is exceptionally delightful, one

Stormcloud Brewing Company

Those that have visited the quaint town of Frankfort know that it is nearly perfect. The one thing it seemed to be missing, however, was a brewery of their own

The Soup Cup: A Microsouperie

A Microsouperie; I am in love with this place before I even have my first sampling of soup. The Soup Cup in Traverse City is quickly approaching their one year

Georgina’s Taqueria

Before ever stepping foot in Georgina’s Taqueria, I knew how good it was. For weeks, my Twitter feed had been full of Foursquare check-ins and never ending raves about how

Traverse City Winter Comedy Arts Festival

I love writing for the Awesome Mitten. Opportunities to explore new places and meet people living inspirational lives are abundant. Every now and then an assignment falls across my lap

Monroe County Lake Erie Muskrat Run

It is rumored that those who run are crazy, and those who run in the winter are insane; but there is no feeling like running through freshly fallen snow in

The Awesome Mitten - Michigan's Best Live Music Venues

Michigan’s Best Live Music Venues

Michiganders are smart: we know that life is not complete without live music. More often than not, the venue can make a large difference in the enjoyment of the musical