10 More Must-Visit Michigan Gluten-Free Restaurants

Last year I wrote about some of the best Michigan gluten-free restaurants across the state, so naturally it is time for a 2016 edition! Finding a restaurant that truly understands the care that’s needed to prepare a safe, gluten-free meal is no small feat. The first two restaurants below prepare meals in a dedicated gluten-free kitchen, while […]

Muskegon from a Local’s Perspective

Muskegon is well known for its access to the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan. But when you’re only here for the day, there’s not nearly enough time to explore everything this beach town has to offer. Let me, a local Muskegonite, take you on a tour of some hidden hot spots to show you what you could be missing. Getty […]

Make A Stop At Pond Hill Farm During A Tunnel Of Trees Tour

Make a Stop at Pond Hill Farm During a Tunnel of Trees Tour - Awesome Mitten

When I was doing research for my #MittenTrip to Petoskey and Harbor Springs, the suggestions for the Tunnel of Trees on M-119 was the resounding winner. I immediately started looking at all of the photos and reading several articles, including one posted by our writer Shalee Blackmer on Awesome Mitten not that long ago! To […]

Front Porch Cafe

The Awesome Mitten (Front Porch Cafe)

Michigan runs on community. From our biggest and most industrial to our most rural, these communities drive our economy, build each other up, provide jobs and ultimately, make this state a great one to live in. I was reminded of the power of community when I began researching the Front Porch Cafe in Ellsworth. In […]