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Northern Michigan Restaurants: Traverse City native and owner of NuArt Sign and Graphic Systems, Mike Albaugh roams the planet designing signage for major airlines and savoring indigenous eats in the process. Mike loves the Traverse food scene and is a passionate cook himself.
Siren Hall // 151 River Street // Elk Rapids 231.264.6062
Pearlescent diver scallops are seared and served alongside pork belly confit, Parmesan risotto, shaved Brussels sprouts and finished with truffle-infused veal demi-glace.
Centre Street Café // 1125 Centre Street // Traverse City 231.946.5872
Local yardbirds fight over whose eggs appear atop grilled polenta and jalapeño havarti with cilantro, avocado and, wait for it, chorizo pepper sauce. Olé.