Foodie Fave Friday: ‘Taste in Fenton’ Falls on July 30

EventPhotoFull_Taste in Fenton Sponsor LogoFrom cake pops to smoked pulled pork sliders, there will be something for everyone at “Taste in Fenton” next week.

Based out of the Fenton Community and Cultural Center, the July 30th event will offer food sampling and music in addition to a kids zone, raffle, pie eating contest and beer stein holding contest.

Participating restaurants will be offering taste-sized portions of the following menu items:

  • Beale St. Smokehouse BBQ
    • Smoked Pulled Pork Slider
    • Memphis Style Ribs
    • Sweet Northern Corn Bread
  • Biggby Coffee
    • Menu Coming Soon
  • Crust
    • Menu Coming Soon
  • Spring Meadows Country Club
    • Honey Chipotle Pulled Pork Slider
    • Smoke Salmon Crostini
    • Cake Pops
  • Tami’s Sweet Treats
    • Homemade Buttered Noodles
    • Caramel Corn
    • Assorted Cookies
  • Fun With Frosting
    • Gourmet Cupcakes
    • Cake Push-Pops
  • Legend’s Sports Café
    • Pizza Slice
    • Wings
    • Baked Mac & Cheese
  • The Laundry
    • Menu Coming Soon
  • Tropical Smoothie Café
    • Smoothies

Tickets will be sold at the event for $15. Those purchased in advance of the event are available online for $10/person.

For more information about Taste in Fenton, which runs from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., click here.

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Where to Celebrate National Ice Cream Day in Flint & Genesee


National Ice Cream Day falls on July 19 this year, and Genesee County Parks is ready to celebrate. From 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, the staff at Bluebell Beach in Flint will be making homemade ice cream to share with the public.

Whether or not you can make it out to this free event (which will also feature a bounce house and live music from the Saints of Soul Band!), there are plenty of places you can grab an ice cream cone in Genesee County. To name a few, there’s:

Who are we missing? Share your favorites in the comments below!

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Foodie Fave Friday: Flint’s Ground Floor Market Offers Grab-n-go Convenience

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There’s a new breakfast/lunch option in downtown Flint, but there’s no need to call ahead for carryout.

Located in the Dryden Building, at 601 S. Saginaw St., Ground Floor Market is a grab-n-go convenience store that offers just about everything you could need for a quick snack, breakfast or lunch.

Not only does the small store carry on-the-go basics like gum, coffee and chips, it also sells baked goods from Crust Bakery and sandwiches and salads from The Laundry, which are freshly prepared each morning in Fenton.

The store is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more info, click here or call (810) 547-5591.​​

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Drink Up: July is Craft Beer Month in Michigan

A glimpse of the selection at the Fenton Winery & Brewery

A glimpse of the selection at the Fenton Winery & Brewery

Those looking to celebrate Michigan’s Craft Beer Month in July won’t have to travel far. The brew is bubbling all over Flint & Genesee at breweries and wineries including:

  1. Almar Orchards in Flushing: With more than 30 varieties of apples, Almar produces one of the best tasting apple ciders, J.K.’s Scrumpy Farmhouse Organic.
  2. Fenton Winery & Brewery: Founded in 2007, Fenton Winery & Brewery began as a typical winery featuring 15 wines and a tasting bar. It now offers a variety of beers on tap and over 20 wine choices (three on tap) with a steady rotation of seasonal wines and specialties.
  3. The Laundry in Fenton: Not only does The Laundry feature 100 classic and house cocktails at their full bar, Lynchpin Beer Company brews right onsite, specializing in Lynchpin taps, seasonal brews and growlers.
  4. The Red Baron Brew Pub & Tap Room in Burton: The Red Baron offers 56 beers on tap that are meticulously maintained for all to enjoy featuring a small selection brewed by Red Baron, itself, such as a Chocolate Vanilla Crème Stout and a Naughty Eskimo IPA.
  5. Redwood Brewing Company – Redwood Steakhouse Brewery & Grill in Flint: Part of Flint’s Redwood Steakhouse, Redwood Brewing Co. has been brewing award-winning beer since 1996.
  6. Spicer Orchards & Carriage House Cellars Winery and Tasting Room in Fenton: Taste a selection of wine and/or hard cider by the glass while enjoying lunch, or a romantic setting, on the patio overlooking the beauty of the apple orchard.
  7. Tenacity Brewing in Flint: Located in one of Flint’s downtown old fire stations. Come taste some extraordinary and creative beer brewed with pride in Flint.

Genesee County also is home to at least one hops farm – an ingredient vital to crafting beer. The 55-acre Top Hops Farm in Atlas Township yielded 6,300 pounds of hops in 2014. Hops from the farm have been used in brews at several Michigan restaurants and breweries, including Redwood Brewing in Flint and Fenton Winery & Brewery.

For more information about Genesee County’s breweries and wineries, click here.

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Foodie Fave Friday: Flushing-based Food Truck Prepares Kabobs, Flavorful Sauces

11046734_815701965170003_1184798124457873504_oThere’s a new food truck rolling the streets of Michigan, and the menu is definitely worth bookmarking. Based in Flushing, the Stick It Food Truck serves up “kabobs with a saucy attitude,” which are stuffed into flatbreads and lettuce wraps, or just served by themselves.

What sets the mobile enterprise apart from other kabob-focused eateries is its long list of sauces. To name a few, there’s the:

  • BBQ sauce: a tomato sauce with herbs, spices and Jack Daniels
  • Tzatziki sauce: a creamy Greek yogurt with cucumber, honey and mint
  • Mango salsa: a blend of mango, red pepper, red onion, jalapenos, cilantro and lime juice
  • Tomatillo sauce: roasted tomatillos, poblano chiles, garlic and onions
  • Marinara sauce: sweet tomatoes with garlic, basil, onions and balsamic vinegar
  • Garlic sauce: roasted garlic combined with Greek yogurt and parsley
  • Apple ginger chutney: Granny Smith apples and fresh ginger, apple cider and honey
  • Cranberry compote: Fresh cranberries with fresh ginger, orange and lemon zest, fresh orange and lemon juice and sugar

Vegetarian kabobs are also available as are skewers of fresh fruit, grilled to bring out the flavor. Side dishes include skewers of macaroni-and-cheese balls, bacon-wrapped potatoes and roasted brussel sprouts.

For dessert, the truck prepares fresh abelskivers, or small Danish pancakes coated in cinnamon sugar, with fruit, chocolate syrup and whipped cream.

This weekend, Stick It will be at Bay City’s Wenona Park Plaza (near the fountain) as part of the YMCA Riverside Art Festival. Food will be available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 13 and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 14. The truck’s agenda also include making rounds at the following events:

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Foodie Fave Friday: Mmm, Donuts (in Genesee County)

Courtesy of Crust

Courtesy of Crust

National Donut Day comes but once a year. Here are three local bakeries that can help you celebrate.

Crust is pulling out a number of retired recipes in celebration of the June 5th holiday: PB and J, lemon-filled brioche, apple-filled kronut, toasted coconut, maple bacon, old-fashioned nutty and salted caramel. The bakery will also donate 10 percent of the day’s sales to Fenton’s Meet Up and Eat Up summer lunch program, which provides local youth with a free hot meal, regardless of household income. (104 W. Caroline St. in Fenton,

A Flint institution since 1963, Donna’s Donuts will carry almost all of its specials in honor of National Donut Day. In addition to the shop’s usual Friday cake sticks, it will also have devils food, sour cream, blueberry and red velvet. (1135 W. Bristol Road, Flint,

Raphael’s Donuts will be on-site at the Mt. Morris Farmers Market at Fairhaven Auto Parts, at 11625 N. Saginaw Road, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Flavors include gluten-free options (vanilla passion and blueberry cake) as well as whole wheat (agave cinnamon spiced and banana grapefruit). (

What’s your favorite kind of donut?

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Foodie Fave Friday: Osaka Buffet Flint Serves Up Sushi, More

20150313_180215Craving Japanese cuisine? Check out Flint’s Osaka Buffet, where master itamae prepare handmade sushi rolls and chefs cook up orders on hibachi grills.

Customers can order individual items off the menu or take advantage of the restaurant’s buffet offering, priced at $8 for lunch and $14 for dinner.

If you’re not in the mood for sushi, no worries. Osaka also offers Chinese (i.e., lo mein, sweet and sour chicken) as well as American-style food (i.e., chicken noodle soup, buffalo chicken wings.)

Located at 3583 Miller Road, inside the Genesee Crossing Shopping Center, the restaurant is open from 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call (810) 733-3700 or visit

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