Category Archive for "Food"

Pure Michigan Maple Syrup: the Inside Scoop on a Backyard Production

Tapping Maple Trees

Michigan is blessed with an abundance of maple trees, and maple syrup is the first farm crop to be harvested in Michigan each year. The process of making maple syrup didn’t begin with pancakes, though. North American Indians

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49 Fun Must-do Adventures for Families in your Sanctuary of the Great Lakes!

Shin-ga-ba Shores Playground

There are plenty of things to keep your family busy while you visit Alpena: Sanctuary of the Great Lakes. From Exploring the great outdoors, to experiencing interactive indoor activities, you won’t have time to be bored. Here’s
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10 Things to Do During an Alpena Winter


A snowy, crystalized Thunder Bay River. Why not try out your hand at photography this winter? Photo courtesy of Amy Lijewski

The hustle and bustle of the holidays are now over. This is the time when the full effects of … Read the rest

Posen: Home of the Potato Festival

Posen Potato Fields

Posen Potato Fields




Posen: Home of the Potato Festival!

The 65th Annual Posen Potato Festival starts tomorrow!

The village of Posen is located just outside of Alpena, Michigan. This prosperous farming community dates back to 1870 when the first … Read the rest

A Taste of Alpena: The Wagon Wheel

Located on the corner of highway US 23 S. and Nicholson Hill Road, The legendary Wagon Wheel Bar has long been serving the village of Ossineke. Recently renovated by it’s new owners, Alpena natives Chef Ben Sylvester and his wife … Read the rest

Everyone Is Irish On St. Patrick’s Day!

On March 17th, everyone is Irish! Tomorrow we will celebrate the annual tradition of St. Patrick’s Day and our IrishSt Pat's clover heritage by wearing green, drinking green beer, and eating corned beef and cabbage. But where did this all Read the rest

You Might Love Alpena If…

paul gerow night sky

Dark skies abound in the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes; photo courtesy of Paul Gerow

…you love snorkeling and diving the shipwrecks of  Thunder Bay in the waters of Lake Huron, unsalted and shark-free!

…you love ripping through the trails … Read the rest

Push ‘Em Up Tony

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Jordan Travis eats a Tony Burger at Latitudes Tavern in Alpena. Photo courtesy Taishaw Pemberton


Tony Harrison stands in front of his “hamburg” stand on State Street in Alpena

We thought we’d feature the legendary Tony Harrison  to coincide with … Read the rest

Alpena’s Gourmet Burger Bucket List

burgies food

Check out this Burgies original, complete with a side of jumbo, hand-breaded onion rings and jalapenos! Mmmmm…

Let’s face it, grilling season is still 2 months away. Unless of course, you are one of those grill-masters that does not let … Read the rest

Be Mine, Alpena: Top 6 Valentine’s Day Hot Spots


“I love you”

With Valentine’s Day upon us, it is time to start thinking about what to do with your special someone. Rekindle the flame with your sweetie at one or more of these Alpena hot spots this weekend!

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