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It’s often been noted that there is no substitute for passion. It is easy to be reminded of this fact when talking to Evan Westervelt, Head Brewer at Lumber Baron’s Brewery in Bay City. He probably used the word passion at least five times in the first five minutes of our sit down in the Tap Room at Café Cremosi, one of several thriving businesses in the Lumber Baron’s complex.

26th October, 2017 | 0 Comments

The First Microbrewery in Saginaw Since 1941 is Truly a Family Affair

It is said necessity is the mother of invention and for the family trio of Chris, Chad & Cynthia Andrews, one of the bookmarks of civilization is the opportunity to experience a truly distinct, fresh, and home-crafted beer in the type of atmosphere that author Ernest Hemingway captured so memorably in his short story, A Clean Well Lighted Place.

22nd June, 2017 | 0 Comments

Saginaw’s First Bourbon Bar Creates a Fresh Industrial Community Ambiance That Merges the Historic with the Modern

There is an intoxicating energy emanating from the historic Bancroft Project standing proudly in the core of the Downtown Saginaw business district on the corner of Genesee & Washington as the newly renovated, refurbished, and re-invented Bourbon & Co. prepares to open its doors, the latest step in a journey that over the last few years has witnessed a luxury apartment complex, a Coffee & Tea Café, an increasingly popular Wine & Martini Bar, and an expansive regional art gallery infusing fresh life and affirmative possibilities for excitement into the Downtown corridor.

06th April, 2017 | 0 Comments

Shaping an Oasis of Riverside Entertainment

When it comes to resurrecting historic landmarks that carry distinct echoes from the past, Scott Causley and his wife Jill have managed to create the most distinct ‘Beach Bar’ in the Great Lakes Bay region with their amazing renovation and re-opening of the legendary Sand Bar, which back in the 1960s featured teen idols such as Bobby Rydell and later in the 1970s hosted such rock legends as Foghat.

11th August, 2016 | 0 Comments

For nearly two decades now the restaurant at Apple Mountain Resort known as Kathleen’s has provided the Great Lakes Bay region with an undeniably delectable recipe of top notch cuisine, a lush beautiful atmosphere, and impeccable service and attentions to detail that have crowned the establishment as a destination point for special occasions & banquets.

19th May, 2016 | 0 Comments

Brew Master Steve Buscka has made beer professionally since 1991 and started applying the talents of his trade at the Frankenmuth Brewery nine months in November of last year and says that he’s always enjoyed a good beer.

13th August, 2015 | 0 Comments

Celebrating the Sweet Taste of Success & Innovation at the Oldest Brewery in the State of Michigan

The Frankenmuth Brewery has seen all kinds of things throughout its 153-year history. Apart from being the oldest brewery in the State of Michigan, it is also one of the top five oldest in the country and has witnessed many renovations and reincarnations over the years, apart from miraculously rising like a Phoenix from the ashes of a fire in 1987 and rebuilding after a disastrous tornado.

13th August, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s fair to say that Kevin Novellino is one of the more recognizable citizens of the Bay City area. A former Bay City Commissioner, Kevin and his wife Jen have also been fixtures in the Midland Street Business District for over a decade. Over the last few years their Brooklyn Boyz enterprise has evolved from a NYC style pizza kitchen to a full service Italian restaurant and bar.

09th April, 2015 | 0 Comments

A Landmark Northern Destination Sportsman�s Pub Gears Up for Delivering Phenomenal BBQ & Custom Crafted Beer Throughout the Great Lakes Bay

When news first hit this summer that Saginaw realtor Scott Wilson and his son Nate Wilson were teaming up with businessmen Dave Bell & Brian Denman, owners of several fast-food franchises throughout the Tri-Cities, to open a new restaurant & custom-brew pub at 9620 Gratiot in Shields at the location that once housed the long-standing & successful Old Tyme Roadhouse, word spread and anticipation fanned out like a raging California wildfire when it was simultaneously announced the team enlisted the talented acumen of Dan Ballard to oversee and manage the daily operation of what is to become Sporty’s Wing Shack & Smokehouse – without doubt, one of the most sought-after and frequented destination points in Northern Michigan.

30th October, 2014 | 0 Comments

Something to Consider the Next Time You Experience a Cold Meal or Slow Service

 “We are a popular restaurant for both locals and tourists alike. Having been in business for many years, we noticed that although the number of customers we serve on a daily basis is almost the same today as it was 10 years ago, the service just seems super slow even though we added more staff and cut back on the menu items.

30th October, 2014 | 0 Comments

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