State of the suds: Northern beer scene evolves

REGION - To paraphrase Joe Short, beer is exciting. To civilians, it just tastes good, goes well with pizza, and no matter that it can be traced back to ancient Egypt-it is still the all-American beverage. To professionals like Short, founder of Short's Brewing Company...

Tellurex cupholders featured in two Chrysler models

TRAVERSE CITY - If you hate hot pop and cold tea, you'll be happy to know you can buy a car that keeps your beverages at just the right temperature, right at your fingertips.At the Detroit Auto Show, DaimlerChrysler rolled out its redesigned 2007 Chrysler...

New cafe will feature desserts, breakfast items

TRAVERSE CITY - The owners of the Dairy Queen franchise in the Grand Traverse Mall plan to open the Coffee Bean Café in mid-March in the new strip mall being developed by the owners of Francisco's Market & Deli on Silver Lake Road.The mall will...

Late harvesters enjoy the county’s bounty

CEDAR - Leelanau County's newest winery, Longview Winery, has already won 22 medals in state, regional and international wine competitions for 11 wines in its 2005 vintage. But winemaker Alan Eaker isn't done yet. His 12th offering, a cherry mead (an alcoholic beverage made...

Roundtable: The Restaurateurs

Owners of some of northern Michigan's most recognizable restaurants gathered for another TCBN roundtable discussion. Attendees included Jeff Wiltse of 310 and Bubba's; Andy Case of The Cherry Hut; Barry Haven of Bowers Harbor Inn, North Peak Brewing Company, and Blue Tractor Cookshop, and Skip...