This morning’s Ticker reports that the Stony Point Pub is opening in Suttons Bay as soon as the Michigan Liquor Control Commission approves its license transfer, which is expected to be any day:
A distinct break from the more buttoned-up vibe of the spot’s former tenants – its location has been home to fine-dining digs like Jim Milliman’s Hattie’s, then Sam Hybels’ Samuel’s and, most recently, Hybels’ Gusto Ristorante – the pub aims to be a casual eatery.
Guests can expect live music on weekends, sports on TV, a street-side deck, and a menu that marries traditional, hearty pub fare with an upscale twist.
Think: apps like homemade tater tots with smoked bacon, green onion and boursain cheese served with smoked tomato catsup, and mainstays like build-your-own stuffed burgers (with $1 add-on options like ham, chili, fried egg or andouille sausage), Michigan fish, and southern-style BBQ shrimp and grits.
The pub is owned by Suttons Bay native Mark Waldrup, who operated a 600-seat pub in Jackson Hole, Wyoming for 20 years.
Here’s the Stony Point Pub on Facebook. The article also has information about the Suttons Bay Marketplace that will open (sometime) in the Silver Tree Deli space, and Gerard of Pleasanton Bakery added in the comments that the former Debs Dish spot will be the home of Hannah Isreal’s FRIDAS is one of the most unique and creative bakery/cafes around. Hannah is a longtime Pleasanton vet who will bring her culinary wizardry to town!