TCFF–what to do between all those films…
Traverse City is perfect for a stroll. Front Street and the perpendicular streets of Cass and Union offer a variety of goodies. Food, watering holes,shopping, a busker here and there, and a guy giving out popcorn samples–what more could you want?
As I wind my way from the State Theater to the City Opera House to Lars Hockstad Auditorium this next week, I plan to stop at the following establishments:
Red Ginger–Dorothy, I don’t think we’re in Kansas…this place is delicious and happening. Asian fusion food with emphasis on local ingredients. Squint a little bit and you could be in any big city in the world. First rate.
Ella’s–for denim and vintage. Love the mix. Men’s and women’s.
Amical–French bistro–but where to dine–the great deck in back, street watching in front, or indoors by the fireplace?
Cali’s Cottons–an institution and still going strong for women’s apparel and household items.
Cherry Republic–the TC outpost–belly up to the wine bar for a free tasting.
GT Pie Company–second Front St. location by the State Theater. I daresay as good as my mom’s pie!
Duneberry–heaven on earth for Lilly Pulitzer lovers!
Poppycock’s–Huge cocktail list, wonderful handmade pastas and a lovely vegetarian menu. Had dinner there last night and all 4 of us practically licked our plates.
Fustinis–We are running dangerously low on garlic olive oil. Time to stock up.
Bistro Fou Fou–the TC outpost of Burdickville’s incredible La Becasse. I miss Hanna’s, but am over the top excited for this to open. Doesn’t look like it will be ready for this year’s fest, but keep your eyes peeled.