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Best Bookstores - The Awesome Mitten

Seven of the Best Michigan’s Bookstores

Bookstores are magical places: the way they smell, the endless trove of knowledge and stories available, and the perfectly wonderful sense of relaxation that is immediately felt upon entering. They

Go Back in Time and Enjoy a Hot Dog from Monroe's Original Hotdog Drive-In this summer in Michigan

Monroe’s Original Hot Dog Drive-In

There are few things as evocative of America in the Fabulous Fifties as an old-fashioned, drive-in restaurant. Monroe’s Original Hot Dog Drive-In, on W. Front Street in the town of Monroe

The Awesome Mitten - DIY Street Fair

DIY Street Fair

Live music, craft beer, and original work presented by local artists make up the essence of the DIY Street Fair in Ferndale. The Fair is a free, 2-day, 3-night event that

The Awesome Mitten - Slabtown Cafe & Burgers

Slabtown Cafe & Burgers

Slabtown Cafe & Burgers in Traverse City offers indoor and outdoor seating along with a delicious variety of burgers and more. Available and hours are Monday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The Awesome Mitten - The Ark

The Ark

The Ark is a nonprofit music club created in Ann Arbor in 1965, and currently hosts live music more than 300 nights a year. Established to provide a safe place for

The Awesome Mitten - Potter's Bakery

Potter’s Bakery

Potter’s Bakery is a traditional bakery open everyday in Traverse City at their two  locations: 8th Street and Front Street. The morning lines frequently seen out the doors speak for themselves; Potter’s

Moomers Homemade Ice Cream

Growing up in Traverse City, Moomers Homemade Ice Cream becomes a childhood staple. Located on a quaint farm on the west side of town, it makes for a great place to

The Awesome Mitten - 2 Lads Winery

2 Lads Winery

16985 Smokey Hollow Road, Traverse City, MI 49686 231.223.7722 info@2lwinery.com Website Facebook Twitter HOURS Monday-Saturday: 11AM – 6PM Sunday: 11AM – 5PM I sat down with Chris Baldyga, co-owner and

Falling Down Stairs Productions

Falling Down Stairs Productions is an online comedy troupe created in December 2011 by seven creative people in Traverse City who share a passion to spread humor. David Graves, Jamie

The Awesome Mitten - Pearl's New Orleans Kitchen

Pearl’s New Orleans Kitchen

Upon walking into a red building with blue hints in Elk Rapids, you find on the counter a crocodile head filled with matchsticks, and are surrounded by shelves of outrageously

The Awesome Mitten - The Red Ginger

Day 326: Red Ginger

If I ever had the misfortune of being on death row, my last meal would consist of edamame, sushi, and a Red Dragon martini, all from Red Ginger. Seriously. Having

Every Avenue

Day 225: Every Avenue

Marysville is a small town but is known best for Every Avenue, the pop/punk band from the beloved Mitten State. Every Avenue consists of five members, Dave Strauchman, the lead