I guess in Michigan, famous chef, Mario Batali, likes to rent a house in Traverse City. Before, we left, I saw an article on foxnews.com about Mario Batali's favorite restaurants around the world. Lo and behold, two of them were in Traverse City - just a mere 20 miles from Glen Arbor. So I told my mother-in-law we needed to go! Also I thought it was special because Zach's grandma got us his lasagna baking dish for a wedding shower gift! So we had to go right!? Well we did...and you would not believe this place.
It is called Frenchies Famous. Here is an article from urbanspoon.com about it: http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/307/1499236/restaurant/Frenchies-Famous-Traverse-City
Just this small, cozy little deli stop that serves breakfast and lunch inside their little restaurant or on their back patio. Owned by a married couple, this place is a MUST GO TO when you travel to Traverse City. The sandwiches are amazing. And such a variety, even though the menu isn't huge. They have a little garden in the backyard. It is so fun and so awesome! Having seen this place, makes me have a greater appreciation for Mario Batali as well because this isn't some fancy Michelin star restaurant. This is simple good food and good people running it. Yeah for Frenchies - one of Traverse City's hidden treasures!
|Nana, the girls and I in front of Frenchies, Nana and the girls, their sign, and their little garden!|