Food, beverage producers expand operations, products in 2020

Coming soon near you: more foods and beverages featuring new and exciting ingredients, spaces and trends. In the brewing industry, Benzie County’s third brewery, Five Shores Brewing, opened in downtown Beulah. It joins Lake Ann Brewery and Stormcloud Brewing in Frankfort. Owners Matt Demorest and Oliver Roberts...

PYOB: New rule allows establishments to install beer, wine taps

Bars, restaurants and hotels can allow customers to pour their own beer and wine under a new state rule. But several popular Traverse City area venues say they don’t intend to do so. The new state Liquor Control Commission rule allows establishments with on-premises liquor licenses...

Core Business: Cideries Spring up Across Region

In case you haven’t been paying attention, the next big thing is here. What started as wine country and has also become a haven for craft brewing is now developing a taste for cider. From Peninsula Cellars on Old Mission to Short’s in Bellaire to...

Bread Rises Again Under Restaurant Owners

Long live Grand Traverse Bagel & Bakery. The business run by Claudia DeMarco and her late husband Bob Stevenson closed in late autumn 2015 following a fire in its oven. But as it turns out, it was only closed for a few months. That’s because restaurateurs...