Our main food & dining section has articles and links for restaurants, taverns and cafes and also food products & producers, farms, markets, bakeries and other culinary delights in Leelanau, Traverse City & Northern Michigan.

35th annual Leland Wine Festival this Saturday, June 11th

After a two-year hiatus, the Leland Wine and Food Festival is back and better than ever this Saturday, June 11th!
Cherry Jubilation by Mark Smith

Cherry Jubilation

Along with everything else, cherry blossoms  haveexploded across Leelanau in the last week as warm weather released pent-up energy. 
Sweet Cherry Sunset by Heather Higham

Leelanau's Cherry Blossoms are out!!

Leelanau's sweet cherry blossoms are OUT right now, with tarts soon to follow.
Funistrada at Glen Lake Restaurant Week

Glen Lake Restaurant Week ~ April 29 - May 7, 2022

The 7th annual Glen Lake Restaurant Week offers an array of dining around Glen Arbor.
New owners for the Northport Inn

New Owners & New Plans for the Northport Inn

The landmark inn and commercial space on the corner of Waukazoo and Nagonaba in Northport has sold for $900K.
2021 Suttons Bay Fall Art Walk

The Suttons Bay Fall Artwalk ~ Friday, October 15th

This annual event is a great opportunity to stroll from store to store viewing work from local artisans, sampling local fare & refreshments from area wineries & breweries!
Empire Hops & Harvest Festival

CANCELLED! Empire Hops & Harvest Festival ~ Saturday, October 2nd

REGRETTABLY, THE 2021 EMPIRE HOPS & HARVEST FESTIVAL HAS BEEN CANCELLED!
Grand Traverse Band Cannabis

Grand Traverse Band enters cannabis industry

Dispensaries and related businesses could soon open on tribal land in Peshawbestown, Acme and Whitewater townships now that the Grand Traverse Band Of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (GTB) Tribal Council enacted a Tribal Marijuana Ordinance that goes into effect Sunday.
2021 Cedar Polka Fest

39th Annual Cedar Polka Fest this weekend!

This is one of very few Polka Festivals left in the United States featuring live Polka music from the best Polka bands in America along with food vendors offer beer, polish food, ribs, hotdogs, popcorn and so much more.

Red, White & Blues Benefit at Bel Lago

The event is a benefit for Reining Liberty Ranch that offers community-based programs that serve Veterans, their families, and other disabled/at-risk individuals within the Grand Traverse Community.
Corn Days by Mark Smith

Corn Days

Mark got this gorgeous shot near Omena. Here’s hoping you get a chance to bite into some delicious Leelanau sweet corn soon!
Pizza & Bottle of Wine at Bel Lago

Vine & Dine: Leelanau Wineries Setting the Table

Emily Tyra has a nice feature in the Leelanau Ticker about how Leelanau's wineries are raising their dining game.