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Sheryl and Cliff Dovitz of West
Bloomfield also enjoy Funistrada.
"They have everything, from fish and
steak to veal and pasta," says Sheryl.
"The service is great, and the food is
great." Be sure to make reservations.
Another great dinner spot for the Ash
family is Leelanau Country Inn in
Maple City, just 8 miles south of
Leland, where reservations are recom-
mended. It is open for dinner only,
Monday through Saturday. "It is a nice,
casual restaurant that has a quaint coun-
try-inn atmosphere that is very comfort-
able and warm," says Diane Ash.
The Leelanau Country Inn has
seafood flown in from the East Coast,
prepares prime rib, and offers pasta_
dishes and fresh seasonal entrees as
well. And for those looking for a
charming place to stay, they also have
four guest rooms available.
For a quick and unusual breakfast,
Sandy and Michael Lippitt, of West
Bloomfield, enjoy Kejara's Bridge in
Lake Leelanau. "It's small, very arty,
eclectic and gourmet. And the food is
amazing," says Sandy. The restaurant,
open daily from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. for
breakfast and lunch, is primarily vege-
tarian, and serves organic vegetables
and fruit, as well as organic chicken
and turkey. They are best known for
their Bridge bagel, a bagel with a fried
egg, cheese, steamed spinach, home-
style potatoes and Bridge sauce top-
ping, made of sundried tomatoes, gar-
lic and ginger. At lunch, they offer a
huge array of fresh, organic green sal-
For a fun evening out with the kids,
the Lippitts enjoy Boone Docks in
Glen Arbor. "They have music, the
kids can run around and you're out-
side, people-watching as a great local
band plays," notes Sandy. In July and
August, Boone Docks has music
nightly, primarily bluegrass, folk, rock
and easy listening. A casual steak-
house, they are best known for their
huge New York strips, burgers and
homemade beer-battered onion rings.
The ambience is upscale, yet casual
enough for families, at Latitude in Bay
They are open for lunch and dinner
daily, and they do not take reserva-
Latitude, overlooking the water in
Bay Harbor, boasts upscale, contem-
Upscale Cuisine, Stunning Views
porary cuisine in a casual atmosphere.
Boating attire is de rigueur at this har-
bor-side eatery, where the entire menu
is also available for take-out. With a
wine list of 300 labels, there should be
no problem choosing something to
complement your meal. Latitude is
open every day for lunch and dinner,
with live entertainment on Friday and
After dinner, stroll over to Knot
Just A Bar for a cocktail and some
late-night conversation with friends.
Or grab a quick bite. After all, it's "not
just a bar."
Farther east, in Pellston, people
drive,. or boat, to Douglas Lake Bar
and Steak. Down a long, winding
road, amidst cottages, is the log cabin
restaurant specializing in planked
whitefish, steaks, chops and other fish.
"I love the atmosphere, which is rustic
and warm, and the food is wonder-
fill," says Linda Aviv of Birmingham.
"It's exactly what I want Up North."
Happy summer. And bon appetit!
795 Front Street. Bay Harbor
A Quick Bite, a Cold Drink, a Good Time
Late Night Music & Dancing
820 Front Street, Bay Harbor