Stacey Martin

Sip into Summer: 12 Fun (and Family-Friendly) Beverages to Try in Southwest Michigan

Calling all summer drink aficionados…let’s talk warm-weather beverages.  Southwest Michigan is blessed with an abundance of locally-owned cafes and restaurants, many of which create non-alcoholic refreshments to satisfy the taste buds of customers looking for a fun (and sometimes fizzy) way to sip into summer.  If you’re looking for a tasty beverage for the beach …

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Summer Patio Tunes: Seven Spots to Sip and Listen in Southwest Michigan

Pop quiz: What’s the best way to spend a warm, summer evening in Southwest Michigan? If you guessed, “Sitting on a patio, sipping local wine with friends while listening to live music,” you are correct. And, luckily for all of us, there are plenty of opportunities to make this dream a reality this summer. Check …

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Wine Tasting For the Rest of Us: How to Enjoy the Experience Like an Expert

Wine tasting isn’t just for wine aficionados, and Jayme Neumann and Chalet Sturgeon from Local Pour want you to know it can also be a lot of fun. Local Pour is a “tasting room with a twist” in Sawyer, where guests can explore a variety of Michigan-made wine, beer, and spirits under one roof. With …

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Coffee Doesn’t Have To Be Confusing: Here’s How To Order The Perfect Cup

Allow me to paint a familiar scene. You walk into a coffee shop (or stumble, based on your level of alertness in the morning) and gaze at the whimsical names of beverages expertly scrawled across a blackboard menu. You recognize a few of the items, but words like “nitro” and “cold brew” make you question …

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