Saturday: Weekend

Gourmet ganja? Marijuana dining is growing up, slowly

LYONS, Colo. - How to set a tone of woodsy chic at a four-course candlelight dinner served under the stars in the Colorado foothills:Live musicians and flowers, check.Award-winning cuisine, check.Beer and wine pairings with each course, check.Marijuana pairings? Oh, yes.The 100 diners at this ...

Local pizza places compete in U.P. poll

MARQUETTE - Today marks the beginning of National Pizza Month, and several local restaurants known for their pies squared off against each other in a recent online poll aimed at finding the best pizza provider in the Upper Peninsula.Congress Pizza in Ishpeming, Tino's Bar and Pizza in Negaunee ...

‘Oh she glows’

In Angela Liddon's previous life, there were chia seed doughnuts drizzled with coconut lemon whipped cream and decadent parfaits with homemade jams and hearty granolas for breakfast. At least once a week, the plant-based blogger and cookbook author dreamed up another breakfast.But these days, ...

Cheers TO MICHIGAN BEER

MARQUETTE - Marquette Craft Beer Week begins Monday starting off with in-store tastings and tap takeovers at several local establishments, and finishing off on Saturday with the 8th annual U.P. Fall Beer Festival, organized by the Michigan Brewers Guild.Many breweries from across the state will ...

FUDGE FEVER

MARQUETTE - As the self-proclaimed "Fudge Capital of the World," Mackinac Island is once again hosting its annual Fudge Festival this weekend.The festival is currently taking place through Sunday and features several fudge-related events, such as fudge making demonstrations; fudge and food ...

Old steel mill will soon be world’s largest vertical farm

NEWARK, N.J.- Stacks of leafy greens are sprouting inside an old brewery in New Jersey."What we do is we trick it," said David Rosenberg, co-founder and chief executive officer of AeroFarms. "We get it thinking that, if plants could think: 'All right, this is a good environment, it's time to ...

A taste of HISTORY

MARQUETTE - It was 70 years ago a little cafe known as Madelyne's opened near Diorite and the Blueberry Mine in Ely Township.A hot item on the menu, and a favorite for miners on their way to work, was a meat-and-vegetable-stuffed delicacy, brought to the U.S. sometime in the 1800s from ...

Proposed Alabama beer rule prompts privacy concerns

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama's alcohol regulators want to know who is buying beer from one of the state's craft breweries and taking it home to drink.The Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board is considering a new rule that would require brewers to collect the name, address, age and phone ...

TOGETHER AT THE FARM

MARQUETTE - A nationally known figure in the small farm and organic agriculture industry will be the keynote speaker at the first ever Together at the Farm: U.P. Local Food Conference next weekend.The conference, which take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 30, is organized by the Marquette ...

CHANNELING MARCELLA

For a long time after his wife died, Victor Hazan couldn't bear to read the notebooks that contained her final book. He would open a cover, look at her distinctive handwriting and find it too painful to go on.Marcella Hazan, the famed cookbook writer, had broken her right arm as a child, and ...

Bringing the BBQ

MARQUETTE - Scott Stanley grew up in St. Louis, and barbecue has been a big part of his life for many years. When he would visit the Upper Peninsula on vacation, he felt that a great barbecue restaurant was the one thing that was missing. So, he decided to start his own."I basically have been ...

CHEF of the year

MARQUETTE - Robin Holmes, of Escanaba, was named 2016 Chef of the Year by the American Culinary Federation's Upper Michigan Culinarians chapter at its annual dinner held Sunday night in Marquette.It was the third time that Holmes, certified executive chef at Pacinos Food and Spirits in ...