Lite 96.3's Tim Nixon is touring Northern Michigan.... looking
for the best places to eat. From incredible fine dinning to some of the
best local secrets, follow Tim on his tour and discover the hidden gems
in our own backyard. Let's Eat!
And if you'd like to taste one of Tim's finds... just enter to win dinner for
two! Every week, we'll draw a winner for dinner for you and a guest so you
can savor the best of the north too!
The Blue Harbor Grill has it all.... great food and a great view. Located in Somerset Point, just south of Boyne City in Advance, you can dine lakeside over looking beautiful Lake Charlevoix or inside by their chill chasing fireplace. Chef Russell met Tim Nixon in the kitchen for a lesson in small plates... smaller portions designed to share. They grilled up some fresh whitefish tacos and their secret housemade ribs. To see just how good they were.... click here.
Teddy Griffin's Roadhouse has just what you're hungry for. From incredible perch and prime rib to a pub with pizza and beer. Sit by fire or relax in the bar, whatever your mood or taste, Teddy's has it. Tim stopped by to check out their world famous perch and got to spend the afternoon with Chef Delray tasting some of their most requested dishes. Click here to join them in the kitchen.
Just north of Charlevoix is the beautiful Charlevoix Country Club, home of the new Shanahan's Prime. Overlooking the beautiful rolling hills of the course, Shanahan's Prime has an incredible menu to satisfy your group after golf or in their dining room for a more intimate experience. Chef Scott has created a wide array of tastes to tempt any palate.... from seafood to duck... and of course, big steaks. Tim Nixon stopped by to check out the duck he had been hearing about. Click here to see what he found.
The Terrace Inn in the historic Bayview Association in Petoskey has charm, a beautiful view and great food. Chef Dennis is a classically trained chef at home with old world classics and Northern Michigan favorites. Tim stopped in to meet Dennis and learn how he makes a favorite.... chicken piccata. Click here to see Dennis' secrets and how he has made the Terrace Inn one of Northern Michigan's favorites for planked whitefish and more.
The Polish Kitchen is like a trip back to the old country. Authentic, delicious and comforting.... for lunch or dinner, The Polish Kitchen has all your favorites. Tim is a lover of pierogi and heard that the Polish Kitchen made their's from scratch, using their grandmother's recipe so he had to check them out. To see him make pierogi with Chef Kesha and learn all their secrets, click here.
Southwoods Restaurant in Petoskey is a great place for lunch or dinner. From juicy burgers to hand cut steaks, you can find just what you're looking for. Tim heard about their hand cut steaks and wanted to see how they do beef. So he stopped in to see the whole deal from start to finish. It's medium, juicy and just what he was looking for. Click here to see how they do steak.
Randy's Might Good Pizza is famous for their housemade, hand tossed pizzas. Fresh is their middle name.... house made dough, sauce and hand cut veggies make Randy's Pizza.... Mighty Good! Tim Nixon had to see why this pizza is a Northern Michigan favorite. So he hopped on his bike and dropped in to make a pizza for himself. Click here to see how you can get a cheesy creation like this too!
Northwood Restaurant is a local legend. Located in the Village of Oden, across from Crooked Lake, The Northwood is where the lake crowd gathers for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When you're Up North and looking for local flavors, stop in and enjoy The Northwood wide variety of local fish from whitefish to salmon, perch to walleye. The kitchen at Northwood will make you feel right at home. Tim was craving whitefish, so he stopped in to see how Northwood does Parmesan Crusted Whitefish. It's delicious... check it out here.