Saturday: Weekend

Ore Dock anniversary

MARQUETTE — The Ore Dock Brewing Company in Marquette will celebrate its five year anniversary today with some special release beer, live music, beer and cheese pairings and a “dunk the brewer” event. “We are so humbled and proud to be celebrating five rotations around that big ...

Church continues tradition of food stands at Iowa State Fair

By COURTNEY CROWDER Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa — There's a sign-up sheet in the basement of the West Des Moines Methodist Church that looks like the Container Store let loose on a poster board. It's the king of sign-up sheets, and one glance at its methodically charted grids, ...

Food pantries benefit from Detroit Metro Airport donations

By SHAWN D. LEWIS Associated Press TAYLOR — A chicken Caesar salad from Papa Joe's Gourmet Market and a Starbucks blueberry Greek yogurt parfait are treats travelers can select at concession areas inside Detroit Metropolitan Airport. But those are extremely rare delicacies for Krystle ...

RadTour Marquette combines biking, local cuisine

MARQUETTE — What better way to burn off all the calories one consumes when dining and drinking at local establishments than by taking a 35-mile bicycle ride? That’s what a group of bicyclists will do Aug. 27 during the third RadTour Marquette, described by organizers as a “culinary ...

Food is free for the taking at floating ‘forest’ in NYC

By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press NEW YORK — An old construction barge planted with vegetables, apple trees and fragrant herbs is giving apartment-dwelling New Yorkers a chance to pick something and eat it. Part floating garden, part artwork and part community organizing project, the ...

Culinary compatriots

MARQUETTE — Whole hog tacos — ‘nuff said. That’s what will be on tap next weekend at Blackrocks Brewery in Marquette, courtesy of the cross-state culinary compatriots Dia de los Tacos and Slows Bar-B-Q, out of Detroit. Mike Walker, owner of the Marquette-based food truck Dia de ...

COOKING ON DEADLINE: Panko-crusted fish with tzatziki

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press Any flaky white fish would be perfect in this recipe. You just want a mild, moist fish, which then will be encased in a crunchy coating, and a base for the flavorful, creamy and crunchy sauce. Serve this up with some steamed or sauteed green beans to ...

Co-op participates in Double Up Food Bucks program

By RYAN JARVI Journal City Editor MARQUETTE — The Marquette Food Co-op is again taking part in the Double Up Food Bucks program, allowing beneficiaries of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program the opportunity to purchase more food when using their Michigan Bridge cards. “This ...

Cooking on Deadline

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press Some good ground beef, preferably not too lean (when making burgers, fat is our friend), and a generous sprinkling of salt and pepper is all you need to make a fine burger most days. But on some other days, you might want a burger with a bit more zing, more ...

BLUES and BBQ

By RYAN JARVI Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — It’s not unusual for people to seek out comfort food when they’re feeling down. And no one knows the blues like R.J. Bragg and Teresa Howes. The couple owns and operates the food truck Midnight Blues BBQ, which has been roving the ...

A tenderloin gets an assist from dark brown sugar, paprika

By ELIZABETH KARMEL Associated Press As its name implies, the tenderloin is one of the most tender cuts of pork, and comes from the full loin. It’s mild in flavor and takes well to rubs, marinades and sauces. Tenderloins range in weight from 10 ounces to 1 1/2 pounds. I prefer the ...

Michigan wine competition marks 40 years

EAST LANSING — As winemakers across the state toast their gold, silver and bronze winners in the Michigan Wine Competition, the annual contest is quietly observing a milestone this year. This summer marks the 40th anniversary of the competition, which now brings wine experts from across ...

Detroit pastry chef wins Food Network’s ‘Chopped’

By Sarah Rahal The Detroit News DETROIT (AP) — Detroiters may know Crystal Smith for her specialty bourbon bread pudding at Bayview Yacht Club in Detroit, but recently she has upgraded her title to Chopped Chef champion. Smith, 34, has had a passion for cooking since she was a teen and ...

Summer Supper

By MELISSA D'ARABIAN Associated Press Sometimes, it's just too hot to turn on the stove. The key is to stock up your kitchen with "healthy convenience food" that doesn't require any heat, such as fresh produce, canned beans, canned fish and small boxes of pre-cooked legumes found in the ...

Yummy BREAKFAST

By ELIZABETH KARMEL, Associated Press Long before I knew that the origin of breakfast tacos were a hotly debated topic, I was eating them and loving them. I had my first breakfast taco many years ago in Houston and have enjoyed many more in Austin, Texas. But, I am not about to give ...

CHILL OUT

By MELISSA D’ARABIAN Associated Press Balmy weather calls for ice-cold sweet treats; fruity drinks are a natural part of the summertime poolside landscape. But those drinks are often loaded with sugar, boasting 40 or more grams in even a reasonably-sized drink. Worse, the ...

High school senior installs tiny food pantry across Moscow

By SHANON QUINN Moscow-Pullman Daily News MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Residents suffering from food insecurity now have another option when it comes to seeking help after Moscow High School senior Chandler Miller spent much of the past academic year working to create and place a tiny pantry ...

FAMOUS FRIES

MARQUETTE — The family-owned fast food restaurant Beef-A-Roo in Marquette was voted as having the best french fries in the Upper Peninsula through an online reader poll organized by the media group Mlive.com. MLive’s “Michigan’s Best” team, made up of writers John Gonzalez and Amy ...

BEYOND BOLD

MARQUETTE — Wall sculptures can be created from many materials, but how many are made with foam insulation? Youngsters had the opportunity to make such artwork Thursday during “Build Bold,” a Teen Thursday session sponsored by the Peter White Public Library. The workshop took place ...

Where Familiar and Novel meet

MARQUETTE — The five flickering movie screens, the smell of popcorn and those somewhat uncomfortable springy seats were essentially all removed from the building at 139 W. Washington St. in Marquette. Filling the void left by the abandoned movie theater are the sights and sounds of the ...