Pure Michigan

Posted on Sep 13, 2010 in Food

I promised pictures. And pictures I shall deliver.

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Yeah, I know. Lucky gal I am. P.S. how cute is my very, very happy husband? He is loving every second of this vacation.

I do have some food to share, because this a blog centered on food. Well, actually, it is centered on healthy living and I’m not sure there is anything healthier than a week at the beach. I digress! Food!

We walked the ½ mile downtown to find a place to eat dinner last night and landed in a local oyster bar. First up, cocktails.

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Hubs and I have vowed to only drink locally this trip, and on tap were two beers from a brewery just down the road called Short’s Brewing Company. One was called the Locals Light and the other was a fruit rye called the Soft Parade.

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The light beer was rockin! Full of flavor but crisp and not heavy. This was not your Dad’s (or my Dad’s) Miller Light. The other beer was very, very good, too, but it was so sweet that it felt like a meal on it’s own. I passed that one onto Babyface and hogged the light beer all to myself.

For an appetizer we had a plate of three cheese-based spreads: whitefish pate, bar cheese and smoked salmon spread.

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The bar cheese and whitefish pate were killer. The smoked salmon spread was too horseradishy to be satisfying. It didn’t taste at all like salmon. Although all three together were a great combo on a cracker.

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Our entrees were an easy choice. We got the two specials. Babyface got the grilled swordfish with a basil and balsamic sauce with scalloped potatoes and asparagus.

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And I got the shrimp picatta.

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Both of them were out of this world good! I had hoped for a little more veg in mine, but such is life. It was delicious and buttery and rich. So rich that half of that plate went back to the cottage with us for a later meal.

After dinner, we digested by walking the block down to the grocery store to pick up the fixin’s for morning coffee. The high number of organic and local items at this store pleasantly surprised us. This will definitely be a great resource for the rest of the week. We also made a jaunt over to the liquor section to pick up some local wine.

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Which we drank with a hunk of chocolate peanut butter fudge for dessert.

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While we sat outside and watched a storm roll in.

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Have I mentioned that life doesn’t suck right now?

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Alright, looks like we are all caught up now. Next post today will be OF today. :)



3 Comments

  1. I love that sleeping area, holy crap. It looks so cozy.

    Can I please come stay with you guys? PLEASE?

    • It is seriously amazing. I can believe we found this place. And I have to say, it was very affordable for the week!

  2. O K — I’m officially jealous!
    I could really use that Beach right now!!
    Have a great vacation.

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