Originally Posted by SunDeck
Thanks Sea Ray. I have been trying to get my wife up there for a long time. My memories are of escaping the torrid, sticky climes of Cincinnati to the clear, high pressure air of the north. In fact, when we get a flukey dry air day in the Bloomington Summer I'm still reminded of my childhood trips to Michigan.
Also- your beer/brewery recommendations would be appreciated as well!
It's incredible how much difference there is in the weather. Southern MI gets a lot of what we get which is weather that generally comes up the Miss River from the Gulf of Mexico. Northern MI gets weather from Wisconsin and Canada. To take advantage of that you have to get north of Bay City.
Here's a place I'd recommend you try in Traverse City for good beer:
To be honest, I haven't tried it yet but I've heard great things about it. You can sure bet I'll be there this summer.
I don't know what your driving routes look like but our travels up there take us through Flint, MI and they have a place right off the interstate which combines two of my favorite things in life: steak and beer
It's a great concept. I don't know why no one's tried such a place here in Cincinnati. You don't have to order steak. The wings are meaty and there's a nice selection of casual foods too.
I'm not a big fan of North Peake Brewing in Traverse City but if you're into ales you might like it.
The cherry season might be nil this year but most years a stop at the Cherry Hut is a must:
Best cherry pies anywhere and the rest of the food is pretty good too. Definitely not a health food stop but more of a comfort food place