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Livability.com names Traverse City one of the Top 10 Foodie Cities
Traverse City is a "new foodie haven" according to The Huffington Post. Restaurants like Trattoria Stella and The Cooks House celebrate local sustainable foods with a farm-to-table philosophy. In addition to award-winning restaurants, the region offers spectacular Napa-style wineries, farmers markets, and local specialty cheeses.
Trattoria Stella - Chef Myles Anton nominated for a 2010 James Beard Foundation award.
The Cooks House - Chefs Eric Patterson and Jennifer Blakeslee hail from Andre's, Las Vegas' Michelin-starred French restaurant.
For wine lovers, the city's Leelanau Peninsula and Old Mission Peninsula wine regions lie along the 45th parallel – the same latitude that gives the Bordeaux region of France its famous reputation.
Mario Batali, American chef and media personality, loves to spend his summers in Northern Michigan - he apparently loves the natural beauty and farm-to-table culinary lifestyle.
Midwest Living magazine has also named Traverse City second of its list of the region's "best food towns."