5/05/2007

The Dining Tag...


Lulu caught me with this baby. I'm afraid Boyne City is not really a culinary mecca of any kind, but I'll try my best.

The rules:1. Add a direct link to your post below the name of the person who tagged you.

Include the city/state and country you’re in.
Nicole
(Sydney, Australia)
velverse
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
LB
(San Giovanni in Marignano, Italy)
Selba
(Jakarta, Indonesia)
Olivia
(London, England)
ML
(Utah, USA)
Lotus
(Toronto, Canada)
tanabata
(Saitama, Japan)
Andi
(Dallas [ish], Texas, United States)
Lulu
(Chicago, Illinois, United States)
Chris (Boyne City, Michigan, United States)

2. List out your top 5 favorite places to eat at your location.

3. Tag 5 other people (preferably from other countries/states) and let them know they’ve been tagged.

  1. Scalawag's Whitefish & Chips: I go here each Friday for whitefish, hushpuppies, & fries. I'm not catholic, it just sort of worked out that way. They have reasonably priced whitefish and after your 15th purchase you get $5 off your next order!
  2. Red Mesa Grill: This is a popular spot in downtown Boyne City. They have decent Mexican food considering they aren't many Mexicans in these parts. I usually order the Brazilian Skirt Steak which includes garlic marinated skirt steak char-grilled and served with guajillo enchilada sauce, garlic green chile smashed potatoes, fresh vegetable and onion rings for $12.95. Megan was fond of their Sour Cherry Margarita. Ole!
  3. Pearls: This place is owned by the same people who own Red Mesa. It's decent cajun food considering there aren't a lot of cajuns in these parts. I usually get the Jambalaya, Pearl’s spiciest dish! Chicken, shrimp and Tasso, simmered with tomatoes, rice, onions, celery, green peppers and garlic. Both Creole and Cajun cuisines proudly claim it as their own. $16.95. Laissez les bon temps roulez!
  4. The Bay View Inn: I like going here for Sunday Brunch on special occasions. Bay View is a seasonal Methodist community, or "chautauqua", just outside Petoskey. The picture above is from their website. There's tons of shit to choose from and it has a very old-timey feel.
  5. Applebee's: This place is like a diamond in the rough. Fine dining, elegant atmosphere, and attentive staff make this a must for any Northern Michigan visitor. Whether it's something off the grill or their lighter fare, you're bound to find something scrumptious. The free drink refills don't hurt, either!
OK, I tag Scarlet, Sans Pantaloons, Beth, Anon. Blogger, & The Boob Lady.

12 comments:

Andi said...

Mmm, cajun. I haven't had cajun food in ages. Thanks for the craving!

lulu said...

Cool. I thought it would be more interesting to see what Boyne City had to offer than some other places...Megan said you would mention the Mexican place, and the Methodist buffet sounds entertaining.

Tenacious S said...

I love whitefish! A highly underrated fish if you ask me.

Skylers Dad said...

Too bad you didn't tag me, I think everyone would be fascinated with the quicky take out food I bring home every now and then.

Sans Pantaloons said...

This will take some research. I'll try and unstick the take away menus from the carpet.
Okay, just kidding. I'll look out my tux and go issue stars.

Nicole Tan said...

woo cajun and mexican food!! yum!!! thanks for doing the tag and hope you had fun!

ps if you know of anyone else doing the tag please send me a message.I'm keeping a list of who've done the tag (as updated as I can)

velverse said...

Wooo.... I kinda like Scalawag's Whitefish & Chips, but what does hushpuppies look like? I keep imagining it as a dog.


The Bay View Inn sounds comfy. :) Thanks for the list.

Chris said...

Andi- Thanks for visiting! I haven't been there in a while and this post reminded me its time for some cajun.

Lulu- It's no Chicago, but we do our best.

Ten S- Plus, it's always fresh.

S.D.- I know I would be...

Sans- I tried to pick my more exotic readers. Naturally I thought of you.

Nicole- Welcome! I'm glad to participate!

Velverse- Welcome! Hushpuppies are deep-fried balls of corn bread, basically. Some people put onions in them. They're good!

gizmorox said...

I could eat hushpuppies with every meal. So tasty :)

Bubs said...

I am hungry. Your mention of a cajun place made me REALLY hungry--it all starts with a roux. The smell of the celery, onions and peppers being dumped into a dark roux is so distinctively cajun.

Alicia said...

I did my Culinary School internship at Boyne... well, 3 weeks of it anyways.
Boyne didn't want a chef, they wanted a fry cook.
It didn't work out for me, but my boyfriend (now husband) and I found a great little restaurant called CHANDLERS, A RESTAURANT in Petosky.
Check it out if it's still around!

See ya,
Alicia

*a 3 week resident of Harbor Spgs, MI*

Mark Base said...

Well, it beats Helsingborg (Sweden) hands down.

Good post.

*slobbering for Cajun food*