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Detroit’s Eastern Market

August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Featured, North, Producers & Purveyors, Regions|Tags: |

Just a mile from downtown Detroit, Michigan, one of the oldest and largest year-round markets in the nation brims with foods and merchandise in five sheds ringed by restaurants, shops and food purveyors to form a district encompassing 24 acres. The market serves wholesale and retail customers and hosts a farmers market every Saturday, as well as Tuesdays and Sundays in summer. In 2018, it added a night market on the third Thursday each month from June through September. Saturdays remain the busiest with as many as 45,000 customers and up to 250 vendors.

Three Extraordinary Beer Bars, Brewpubs & Breweries

July 10th, 2018|Categories: North, Producers & Purveyors, Regions, South, Southeast|Tags: , |

There is no doubt about it: The boom of breweries, brewpubs and bars specializing in serving craft beers on draft, in cans and bottles is in full effect throughout the nation. Innovative concepts, stunning décor, themed fare, and untapped locations are just some of the ways producers stand out in the competitive field. Here are three extraordinary tap-pullers who take pride in both beer selection and customer experience.

Food Trails

July 10th, 2018|Categories: Midwest, North, Northeast, Regions, Southeast, Trends & Trails|Tags: , |

Themed food trails keep popping up nationwide. If we were to map the routes all out on a map the lines might look like a plate full of spaghetti. The appeal is simple: Visit a place famous for a certain type of food and don’t enjoy that tasty dish just once, have it a whole heck of a lot. Indulge while you’re in the best place to get that specific yumminess. Dig in and discover how different chefs give that local specialty their own special twist. Satisfy your curiosity and specific craving. Calories don’t count on vacation, right?

Honey Hotels

July 10th, 2018|Categories: Midwest, North, Northeast, Northwest, Producers & Purveyors, Regions, South, Southeast, West, West Coast|Tags: |

Choosing overnight accommodations that keep bees on the property can have some sweet benefits: You might get a taste of the honey those bees produce when you order a breakfast biscuit, salad dressed with house-made vinaigrette, glazed veggies or meats, or even a cocktail at the on-site restaurant or bar.

Boiled Over By Fish

July 9th, 2018|Categories: Cuisines, North, Regions, Scandinavian-American|Tags: |

Fish and potatoes boiling in a pot of hot water may seem fairly rudimentary for a culinary experience. But when you take into account that we’re talking about a few hundred pounds of both, boiling outdoors in a large metal kettle over a pile of wooden logs, it’s a whole other scale of operations! Welcome to the Door County fish boil, a Wisconsin tradition that has prevailed over time and is still a big part of the local fabric of the community. Driving around Sturgeon Bay, Egg Harbor, Fish Creek, Ephraim or Ellison Bay, signs for fish boils abound. You can experience a fish boil at many area restaurants.