Michigan Ice Wine Poured at White House Dinner

February 25, 2009

Black Star Farms Michigan ice wineThere’s a Black Star in The White House; Black Star Farms to be exact

President Barack Obama and his wife recently hosted a governor’s dinner where the featured wine was something special; a Michigan ice wine. Paired with a dessert of huckleberry cobbler and caramel ice cream was the A Capella ice wine from Black Star Farms.

This isn’t the first time a Black Star Farms wine has been served by Presidents. In fact the A Capella ice wine, and the Sirius Maple dessert wine were also chosen by President George W. Bush during his tenure at The White House.


For more information about Michigan ice wines check out the post, Why Ice Wine is Divine. You can also see a video of how the 2007 A Capella ice wine was created if you check out this link.

A Perfect Pairing at Fustini’s

February 11, 2009

 Celebrate Valentines Day with a Free Gift From Fustini’s Oils & Vinegars

With any 2-bottle purchase (any combination, ie. 2 balsamics, 2 oils, OR 1 balsamic + 1 oil), you’ll receive a COMPLEMENTARY PAIR of POUR SPOUTS. There’s no limit to the number of PAIRS Fustini’s "lovers" can purchase and still receive the free pour spouts.  Offer expires February 14, 2009. 

It’s good in the store at 141 East Front Street, and in their online store.  Bottles shipped by UPS to locations in Michigan, Ohio and Illinois and shipped by this Tuesday are still receiving delivery advisories of Friday, February 13.


Fustini's Tuscan Herb Oil graphicFustinis Pear Balsamic graphicCheck out the new flavors at Fustini’s Oils & Vinegars: Tuscan Herb Oil and White Pear Balsamic.

For more information on Fustini’s visit their website, or check out our Attractions page which includes a map to their Downtown Traverse City location.


Welcome Murdick’s Fudge Shoppe

February 11, 2009

Murdicks Fudge Shoppe graphicMealtickets Family Grows to Include Local Fudge Favorites

Have you ever seen molten chocolate cooked in a copper kettle, turned out on a marble slab and worked gently until it becomes rich creamy fudge? If not, we have the perfect place for you to watch it made. Murdick’s Fudge Shoppe, located in downtown Suttons Bay and Fishtown in Leland will welcome you with an open door and fabulous smells. Their recipes have been in the Murdick Family since the late 1800′s. Taste and you’ll see why it’s the best fudge in town.


Check out their Downtown Suttons Bay location, open February – December, and in Fishtown Leland from April – October. Shop online anytime at www.murdicksfudgeshoppe.com.


ArtCenter “New Beginnings” Exhibition

February 5, 2009

Artcenter Traverse City is hosting an opening reception for its member exhibition, “New Beginnings.” The public is invited to celebrate their local artists and their work in the updated and improved Artcenter gallery space.


Friday, February 6, 2009

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Artcenter Traverse City

720 S. Elmwood Ave.

Traverse CityMichigan


Show runs thru February 28

Gallery hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday; noon to 6 p.m.


Great Indoor Folk Festival at The Village

February 3, 2009

Dozens of Folk Artists Perform on Saturday at Building 50

The Village at Grand Traverse Commons is host to a folk festival on Saturday February 7th. Five stages will be set-up throughout Building 50 to host as many as 75 performers throughout the day. Brought to you by Northern Michigan Songwriters in the Round. For a complete list of performers Click Here.

In addition, Another Cuppa Joe will host an Open Mic Stage at their coffeehouse in The Village.


The festival is a free, non-profit event. Individual artists will offer their CDs available for sale. 


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