Norberto Garita knew what he was doing when he opened El Barzon, teaming together upscale Mexican & Italian fare. This Detroit spot can satisfy the pickiest of eaters and the biggest of foodies because everything, yes everything is delicious. Even though I’m sure the idea of serving Mexican and Italian is enough to get you there, here is a little more!

Back entrance of El Barzon

Back entrance of El Barzon


Tre Monti’s New Menu Items

As you may know, Courtney and I are HUGE fans of Tre Monti in Troy. We loved the fine dining experience we had at this award winning restaurant, which you can read all about HERE.

We are excited to announce that they have added some EXCELLENT new offerings to their menu – just in time for summer! The menu is provided below in it’s entirety. We highly recommend that you give Tre Monti a try and let us know what you think!


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Bloopers: Mitt Roundup

Each month we tell you about the places in Michigan we are obsessed with…but there were a few parts we left out. Just for laughs – we thought we would share alllllllll of the bloopers we made while shooting THIS video.


Fresh, local ingredients, a menu full of carefully thought out options and a perfectly calming ambiance is what makes this White Lake spot a sought after one. The Root Restaurant and Bar is one of a kind and they keep proving this through their award winning, made from scratch cuisine. Whenever I write about a place, I like to read more about them to make sure I don’t miss a thing. As I was browsing The Root’s website, I came across a quote that I think represents them as a whole, “we have the belief that nature and the farmers do the hard work for us and we are summoned to showcase them through our commitment to our craft.” Enough said! (more…)


The Old Spud Warehouse has a little bit of everything under one roof. You can find unique furniture, clothing, jewelry, candles, home decor and more at this Northern Michigan boutique.


One of the display areas at The Old Spud Warehouse.


The Old Spud Warehouse, which was a former farmers co-op building, is located in downtown Gaylord at 314 S Otsego Ave., Gaylord, MI 49735. It’s a large red and blue standalone building that’s hard to miss. There is a lot right out front of the store so you can park and head on in.


There are so many products offered at this store that you can find an item in any price range! There are hand made cards for $3.00 all the way to upholstered furniture priced at $2,000.


The accessories section.


The vibe at Old Spud Warehouse is artsy, creative and the perfect place to find unique details for your home and wardrobe. The employees are friendly and will help you pick out the exct item you never knew you needed!


Shoes. Shoes. Shoes!


Giveaway from the Ravaged Barn!

Our next giveaway is from the adorable Etsy shop, The Ravaged Barn. They specialize in personalized barnwood signs, canvas prints, wine bottle charms, coasters, ornaments, trivets and magnets.

The Giveaway.

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We are giving away four tumbled tile, natural stone, Michgan-themed coasters. These beautiful images have been sealed twice and are water resistant and the reverse side has a cork backing.

Enter to Win.

The winner of the giveaway will be selected in a random drawing through Rafflecopter (see below). Here’s how it works:

  • Login using your email or Facebook.
  • Simply click on the different entry options and follow the directions.
  • The more entries you complete on the Rafflecopter form, the higher your chances are of winning.
  • We will contact the winner personally and announce the lucky people on our social media sites!

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