Four Traverse City Distilleries You Need To Visit

4 Traverse City Distilleries You Need to Visit - The Awesome Mitten

The Traverse City region offers a spoil of riches for lovers of food and drink. It’s a must-taste destination for foodies craving fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. These local indulgences are served at four-star restaurants and out of funky food trucks. This area is heralded for its abundance of amazing breweries and wineries. It’s increasingly becoming known for the excellent […]

March Events To Round Out A Fantastic Michigan Winter

Awesome Mitten + March Events to Round Out a Fantastic Michigan Winter

March is a great month to enjoy a variety of exciting end-of-winter events around the Mitten State. Sample fresh maple syrup, slip in a snowshoe hike, catch a show, and much more. Whichever event you chose, it’s sure to be a great way to round out another beautiful Michigan winter! STOMP: Clinton Township – March […]

Pumpkin and Beyond: 10 Essential Michigan Beers for Fall

The Awesome Mitten - Michigan Fall Beers

It happens every year around this time: the days get shorter, leaves begin to change color, and breweries start putting pumpkin in all their beers. For some, this is a somber reminder that a Michigan winter isn’t too far away, but, for others, the thought of cardigans, corn mazes, and pumpkin spice lattes has been […]

5 Michigan Summer Cocktails to Make at Home

summer cocktails - The Awesome Mitten

Great cocktails are made even better if fresh ingredients are used. The freshest ingredients are available during the summer, especially here in the Mitten State. A ton of drink recipes are available online. However, we wanted to make sure we got a local, seasonal twist on the best summer drinks to make at your home […]

Ludington Love: The Winter Brrrew Fest

Ludington is a city of small status that’s capable of throwing big parties, and the end-of-January annual Brrrew Fest was no exception. I’d never been to a beer festival before, so I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. If I had to sum the event up in one word, it would be: one giant, alcohol-powered meet-and-greet. […]

Experience Autumn In Mid Michigan At Almar Orchards

When it comes to autumn in Mid Michigan, “awesome” doesn’t even begin to cover it. However, it definitely defines what you will find at Almar Orchards in Flushing. From their organic apples to their fresh cider and honey, this orchard is well worth the trip off the beaten path. Almar Orchards has been around for generations. […]