What’s In Your Food?

High quality food is critical for the health and well-being of not only our bodies, but also the environment and community. How food is produced has a tremendous impact on our world, from farm to table and every step in between. At Oryana Natural Foods...

Good Eats on the Horizon

Five new restaurants to whet northern Michigan appetitesREGION - Northern Michigan will soon have five new answers to the eternal question: "Where do you want to eat?" Ready your palates for a Florentine-style trattoria in Lake Leelanau and a comfort food hangout in Lake Ann,...

International Chops

TRAVERSE CITY - It's one thing to make French cuisine in northern Michigan. It's quite another to completely immerse yourself in French gastronomy.While international flavors have long been a part of NMC's Great Lakes Culinary Institute (GLCI) program, for the first time this spring a...

Buying – and Building – a Food Franchise

A look at the local franchise market, what it takes to be an owner, and how one locally based company decided franchising was the right growth strategy for them.By Lynn GeigerTRAVERSE CITY - It took more than four years from the day Josh and Deanna...

Chateau Grand Traverse Invention Hits the Restaurant Market

TRAVERSE CITY - Emerald Wine System is officially available for purchase. The patent-pending computerized wine dispenser - developed by Ed O'Keefe Jr., founder of Chateau Grand Traverse winery, with Bob Kalik, long time wine industry counsel and former president of the American Vintners Association -...

Drink & Eat

Calling all "foodpreneurs" Do you have a homemade edible product you want to sell, but a commercial kitchen is out of reach? For once, Lansing has made it easier to get your creations to consumers. Fresh on the books is the new "Cottage Food" Law, which allows...

Food & Drink News

Big Money for Manistee's Douglas ValleyDouglas Valley, the residential community being developed on an historic farm and vineyard in Manistee, which was profiled in the TCBN's June issue, just received some good news: it received a $150,000 grant for business development assistance from the USDA....