Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland

22 08 2009
  • 25 Christmas Lane
  • Frankenmuth, MI 48734
  • (989) 652-9931
  • Website
Bronners CHRISTmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth

Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth

Christmas has always been a pretty big deal in my house.  It’s the one holiday where I do whatever is humanly possible to get home for.  We’re not a super religious family, but Christmas has kind of been that one holiday where we actually have tradition and everyone is a little reluctant to change it. 

Last fall, my parents came to visit over the Labor Day weekend.   On their way here, they saw signs for Bronner’s on I-94 and asked how far it was.  Since it’s only a little over an hour or so, J and I decided to take them.  They loved it.  They could have spent hours looking at everything.  Last Christmas was my parent’s first as grandparents, so they bought a lot of “Baby’s First Christmas” and “Grandparents First Christmas” ornaments.  J and I were a little bored.  The store was neat, but we didn’t need to spend as much time there as we did. 

Since we’re getting married this year, J wanted to get some ornaments that not only commemorated our first Christmas as a married couple but also something to remind us of Michigan should we ever decide to leave.  We decided to make a day of it and so some shopping in Birch Run and check out a few restaurants after our trip to Frankenmuth. Read the rest of this entry »


Tony’s I-75 Restaurant

22 08 2009
  • 8781 Main Street
  • Birch Run, MI 48415
  • (989) 624-5860
  • No Known Website
  • Menu
Tonys I-75 Restaurant on Main Street in Birch Run.

Tony's I-75 Restaurant on Main Street in Birch Run.

I love bacon.  So much so, my favorite comedy routine is Jim Gaffigan’s King Baby show where he keeps talking about bacon (Is he still talking about bacon?). 

A few weeks ago, I was watching Sandwich Paradise on The Travel Channel and one of the places featured was a diner in Birch Run.  Sure, I’ve had a few people tell me I needed to check out and try their BLT that comes with a pound of bacon.  I thought they were just over hyping the place… the fish that gets bigger every time they tell the story.  I was wrong.

Tony’s I-75 Restaurant is on Main Street in Birch Run just a block or so from Interstate 75.  The restaurant has the distinction of being the only local joint in a sea of chains.  This particular area of Birch Run is very highly developed.  They have the Prime Outlets (which we of course checked out) and just about every type of chain cuisine you can imagine. 

We showed up just before noon on a Saturday.  The parking lot was packed.  There is a large lot behind the restaurant and that’s where we eventually found a spot.  When we opened the door to enter the restaurant, we were greeted with a line ten people deep.  The waiting area is actually outside the actual restaurant in a long, narrow hallway that looks like it was added on after the fact so people wouldn’t have to wait outside in the cold.  

Not long after getting in line, an employee stuck her head out and asked how big each of our parties were.  There was a group of seven, two and three in front of us.  Still, we waited in line only about five minutes.  We were asked if we would like a seat at the lunch counter.  Initially, we said no, but after reconsidering it, we took the two seats at the counter which proved to be entertaining.  Read the rest of this entry »