Restaurant and Brewery Review: Erie Brewing Company

A few years ago, when the Lake Erie Ale Trail was initially advertised, I traveled and visited the breweries (and wrote about it here).  All of the breweries but one–Erie Brewing Company— because it was only open on the weekends.  … Continue reading

What To Do With A Bounty of Fresh Fruit

We seem to go through summer by fruits!  The first one to show up is strawberries, then cherries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches and finally…apples.   I have had fun this year with Bing cherries.  Previously, I always bought local sour cherries (frozen … Continue reading

Fireworks Fun on the 4th of July

Some people say we have our own brand of fireworks every day–the gorgeous sunsets over Lake Erie!  But who would think that in our own little town, that there would be TWO fireworks exhibitions!  This year for the first time, … Continue reading

New Restaurant Brings Innovative Dining to Marina

I have been waiting (excitedly) for the new waterfront restaurant in North East to open.  I have always loved the dining space there, and have found it the perfect spot to enjoy a cocktail and one of our gorgeous Great … Continue reading

Lake Erie Wine Country/Tour Update 6 Mile Cellars

I recently took a trip back to 6 Mile Cellar, to update the information for our Insider’s Guide to The Lake Erie Wine Country ( http://www.grapearborbandb.com/specials.htm#enhance).  My memory was that they were only open on the weekends (tough for me … Continue reading

Lake Erie Winery Update/Take 3

Our travels this time took us to New York; we visited Mazza Chautauqua Cellars/Five and 20 Spirits and Woodbury Winery and Vineyards.  The trip to Mazza coincides with our effort to visit wineries that have food available for visitors. Mazza … Continue reading