The Cooks House

19 09 2008
  • 439 E. Front St.
  • Traverse City, MI 49686
  • (231) 946-8700
  • Website
  • Menu
The Cooks House near downtown Traverse City

The Cooks House near downtown Traverse City

7:30 AM is early.  Not for most people, but for J and me, anything before about 11 AM might as well be pre-dawn.  Why were we up so  early, you ask?  Our goal was to be on the road by 9:00 AM and in Traverse City by lunch.  Guess what?  We made it!  Out the door by 8:30 and in the Cherry Capitol by noon.  Our first stop was going to be lunch.  I had been scouting this one out for a while.  I noticed a blog on Good Food Hunting called From Behind the Stove.  The writer is a chef at a tiny restaurant near downtown Traverse City.  I knew if we ever made it north, The Cooks House would definitely be a stop.

So, we pull into downtown Traverse City just after noon.  I was a little worried because I kept reading about how great this place was and how it was starting to catch on with foodies.  Reservations are strongly recommended for dinner.  I was really hoping that wouldn’t be the case with lunch.  The Cooks House is located just a few blocks from the main downtown business district on Front Street.  It’s a very inconspicuous building.  We actually drove by it without realizing it. We found a parking garage two blocks up then headed back the way we came on foot to seek out the shop. Read the rest of this entry »


Checked out for the Weekend

19 09 2008

J and I are heading to Traverse City today and Grand Rapids tomorrow just to hang out and see what we can find.  The plan is to eat lunch at Cook’s House when we get to Traverse City.  For dinner, we’re looking at Boone’s for dinner. 

Tonight, we’re heading back to Grand Rapids where we’ve got a Red Roof Inn booked.  Red Roof’s don’t offer free Wi-Fi with rooms, so there probably won’t be any blog updates until at least tomorrow night or Sunday.  Saturday’s plans are to check out Grand Rapids.  I don’t have much as far as restaruants go in GR.  I’ve heard good things about Real Food Cafe and Wealthy St. Bakery for lunch.  We’ll see what we can find.  Dinner?  Not sure.  Maybe find something in GR..maybe drive back to Portland and try Duke’s Cajun Bar & Grill.  Not sure.  We’ll see.  If you have any suggestions, leave them here.  We may be able to find Wi-Fi at a McDonald’s or something so I can at least check e-mail and the blog.