Under the Radar - Michigan
Episode 101. In the first episode of "Under the Radar - Michigan", Tom shares the mind-blowing aviation experience that the Air Zoo in Kalamazoo -- voted the best place to take someone visiting Michigan -- has to offer. He then heads to Royal Oak to Zumba, a restaurant that prides itself on its authentic and fresh Mexican food that’s also a steal.
Next, Tom makes his way to one of Detroit’s hidden treasures, the Inn on Ferry Street in Midtown, a collection of bed and breakfasts nestled near the epicenter of Detroit’s art, music, and culture. These three destinations are just the beginning. Michigan has over 10 million people, 300 cities, 260 villages, 1200 townships. With “Under the Radar - Michigan,” audiences will discover them all.
Episode 102. Episode 102 of “Under the Radar Michigan,” is loaded with good food, phenomenal people and fabulous hot spots to stop and rest a spell. Tom Daldin takes you through the thriving city of Grand Rapids, where he explores the following: the B.O.B (aka The Big Old Building) an old grocery warehouse turned into the city’s main entertainment center.
“Under The Radar- Michigan” travels next to the city of Cadillac, which prides itself on being a great place to live and a great place to play! Many new businesses are coming into the new main street area, such as the large and whimsical Toy Town, which local business owners believe really contributes to the city’s growth. You’ve got to see the first class European style hotel in the Herman’s European Café & Hotel which lets visitors unwind after a day of fishing, hiking, and boating.
Tom’s third stop takes him to the lake town of Port Huron, with its large boardwalk, lake front homes, and plenty of boating activities, making it the Maritime capital of the Great Lakes. The main attraction however is the United States Coast Guard Cutter Bramble. Part of the Port Huron Museum program, the Bramble allows groups of 20 people to experience what it would be like to live and sleep on a Coast Guard Cutter. These three destinations are only the beginning. Michigan has over 10 million people, 300 cities, 260 villages, and 1200 townships. With “Under the Radar Michigan”, audiences will discover them all.
Episode 103. In the third episode of “Under The Radar - Michigan”, host Tom Daldin asks viewers to revisit the city of Detroit, a city that is coming back to life with its new businesses, restaurants, and entertainment centers. New strips popping up across the city help this historic city thrive once again, and Detroit’s historic entertainment district offers something for everyone, especially if you love jazz. Cliff Bells, a restored jazz club from the 1930s, offers great food, classic cocktails, and amazing musicians to transport you back to when jazz was king and elegance was everything.
“Under the Radar – Michigan” then travels to our state’s capitol in Lansing. This city isn’t only for housing our government however. Along with the historic museums, libraries, and courts, Lansing has a brand new city market and Old Town, filled with young business and old (like the 3 quarters of a century old Peanut Shop, which boasts every kind of nut imaginable), combining history with the present to create the future. One of the most famous places to visit in Lansing however, is Elderly Instruments, housing one of the largest collections of stringed instruments in the world. This internationally renowned music store specializes in new, used, vintage, and rare instruments and is used by many famous musicians from all over the world. If you play a stringed instrument, or are just interested in music at all, Elderly Instruments is the place to go!
Tom’s last stop takes him to the rolling countryside of Battle Creek. This home of the Kellog company displays history in it’s 100 year old buildings while also combining beautiful river walks and city living. The biggest attraction in Battle Creek however, is the Binder Park Zoo. Rated one of the best zoos in America, The Binder Park Zoo’s Zuri National Park offers a chance to travel to Africa right from Michigan! Take a tram to an authentic African village and hike through forests and plains filled with African wildlife. Don’t forget to stop to feed the giraffes!
Marquette and Alpena
FIRST STOP, MARQUETTE
Where a Beautiful Waterfront, a Great Meal, and Quirky Creativity Meet
Host Tom Daldin, of Under The Radar Michigan reminds viewers that the best vacation doesn’t have to include a trip to the airport. A day’s drive will take you to lovely Marquette, nestled in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula near the southern shores of Lake Superior.
A hilly college town, Marquette’s downtown area bustles with a hum of friendly energy and is filled with character and charm. A walk along the waterfront reveals beautiful homes that were once old factories—providing great photo opportunities as well as showing the city’s transformation.
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NEXT STOP, ALPENA
Dinner with Ghosts; The Twin Sinks and Shipwrecks
Under The Radar Michigan then travels to the city of Alpena. More than the cement capital of Michigan, Alpena offers comfortable urban spaces filled with beautiful neighborhoods and historic homes all within walking distance of the shoreline.
Hungry adventurers may want to try the “John A Lau Saloon,” which offers great meals, cold beverages, and cool ghost stories. Enjoy the authentic saloon style dining, but watch out for the ghost who is said to haunt the building, and is not afraid to let you know if you’re not wanted. If you’re looking for a dining experience with a little less.
Traverse City and Port Austin
FIRST STOP, TRAVERSE CITY:
Where High Class Spirits Meet a Small-Town Vibe
Host Tom Daldin ventures to beautiful Traverse City, located at the base of Traverse Bay in northeastern lower Michigan. It’s a city that boasts a great downtown area that is filled with wonderful restaurants and is known for its exceptional spirits—specifically, vodka.
It’s a little known fact that Traverse City produces the top 6 best vodkas in the world. To investigate, Tom visits the Grand Traverse Distillery, which produces these high-class spirits. One visit is all it takes to see why it has been the proud winner of numerous blind-tasting events and how it has developed into a local institution, simultaneously elevating the status of Michigan products the world-over.
Traverse City is also home to an already iconic Michigan product: the cherry. The National Cherry Festival, now in its 84th year, attracts million of visitors, and has helped Traverse City earn its title as the cherry capital of the world.
NEXT STOP, PORT AUSTIN:
A Town for Families, Kayak Adventurers, and Food and Art Lovers
Located in the tip of Michigan’s thumb is Port Austin, a town that greets families with a happy and relaxed atmosphere, sandy beaches, picturesque piers, beautiful bed and breakfasts, and a wonderful downtown filled with shops all within walking distance.
Families that want to get a taste of the quaint, cozy side of Port Austin can stay at ‘The Little Yellow Cottages,’ whose location in the heart of town leaves visitors with only a short walk to the parks, pier, and shops. Art lovers can enjoy the creations of Dave Thuemmel, a dairy farmer turned Port Austin’s premier woodturner. A life-long resident, Dave has perfected his technique of handcrafting greenwood into usable, unique art. One look at his finely and painstakingly made creations shows how the simplest materials can be used to bring out greenwood’s natural beauty.
Sault Saint Marie & Cheboygan
Home to Breathtaking Waterways and Rich History
FIRST STOP, SAULT SAINT MARIE:
Host Tom Daldin drives to the northeastern end of the UP to visit scenic Sault Saint Marie, a town with many claims to fame. Having been established in 1668, Sault Saint Marie bears the title of ‘oldest city in the Midwest.’ It’s also home to the Soo locks. Visitors in every part of town can see the giant freighters passing through from the beautiful, tree-lined streets downtown.
Those interested in eating great food as well as taking in the sights can head downtown to Karl’s Cuisine, where every meal is made from scratch. Everyday, Chef Karl and his wife, Paula, bring food from simple to spectacular, making it good for the soul while making sure it’s still good for you. Restaurants like theirs, which nurture customers as well as the community, have earned Sault Saint Marie the title ‘Best Food town in the Midwest’ this year. Contunue Sault Saint Marie text.
NEXT STOP, CHEBOYGAN: LOGGING TOWN TURNED HIDDEN TREASURE
Formerly known as one of the greatest logging towns in the Midwest, Cheboygan is now a haven for people who love to live and play by the water. Located at the tip of the Lower Peninsula, just east of Mackinac City, Cheboygan is a town that stays rooted in its history while reinventing itself in the present. Tom’s first stop is the Cheboygan Opera House, home to not only great performances but also great history. The opera house has been burnt down twice in the past, but each time, the town’s dedicated residents have resurrected and reconstructed it into the venue that it is today. Though the exterior has been modernized, the townspeople kept its interior authentic to what it would have looked like when it was originally built in 1877—stepping inside its doors is like stepping back in time. Contunue Cheboygan text.
Munising & Ann Arbor
FIRST STOP, MUNISING:
Under The Radar Michigan travels to the best kept secret in the upper peninsula beautiful Munising. In Munising you'll visit the incredible Pictured Rocks National Lake Shore, hike to scenic waterfalls that are right in town, and watch Tom sample the best (and only) whitefish sausage he's ever had. You'll also discover where you can get a gourmet meal to go, on your own pontoon boat out and around the Pictured Rocks.
NEXT STOP, ANN ARBOR:
Next, host Tom Daldin travels to the home of The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Ann Arbor is a very comfortable and intellectual place, where people are passionate about learning, and independent thought; and boy, do they love good food, In Ann Arbor, Tom discovers why a meal at the restaurant, Afternoon Delight, is totally worth the wait; and were Bo Schembechler always went to make sure he looked good for game-day. Then, you'll see how Zingerman's Deli has created a food culture that's become almost a way of life for a lot of people, and find out about a wonderful place you can take the kids, where they can touch everything.
Monroe & Tewas & East Tawas
FIRST STOP, MONROE:
This episode has everything from culture and kites, to food and a fantastic boat trip. We start our Michigan adventure in Monroe, a beautiful city with great history, and wonderful people. You’ll visit a boutique hotel that will blow your mind; get a dose of the rich history of the area; and hear from two local artists that are putting a creative eye on Monroe. Tom also discovers two gourmet restaurants that are worth the drive to Monroe, no matter how far away you live.
NEXT STOP, TEWAS CITY and EAST TAWAS:
Under The Radar than travels up to Tawas City and East Tawas for a tale of two cities that when combined, make one great place to live work and play. Tom takes a fascinating boat trip to Charity Island. Then, once back on the mainland, show you the only full service resort in Michigan that's on Lake Huron. After all that, Tom still finds time to fly a kite, and sample some of the best beef jerky on planet earth.
Boyne City & Rochester
FIRST STOP, BOYNE CITY:
You've heard the expression "art imitates life, well, in this episode, you will see how "art" changed the lives of a lot of people in Boyne City. You'll also meet a custom boat builder who ships (pun intended) his boats all around the world, and see a view of Lake Charlevoix that's totally worth the climb. Just ask Tom, he's still out of breath.
NEXT STOP, ROCHESTER:
Then, Under The Radar travels to Rochester where Tom helps light up the town "literally" with the Rochester Bright Lights Festival. Tom then visits the only certified organic restaurant in Michigan, finds a bit of Poland in Michigan and then gets gnarly and tries not to break anything at the South Street Skate Park.
Detroit & Petoskey
This week Under The Radar Michigan goes back to the Motor City to find out how The Sphinx Organization is literally changing the faces of symphony orchestras around the world … We’ll also discover the best French crepes outside of Paris, and see African beads over a thousand years old.
Then we head north to Petoskey to stay at the historic Perry Hotel ... We'll also stop by American Spoon to see how it all started, and taste natures best preserves. We'll dine like kings at Chandler's experience some of Michigan's most inspired artists at The Crooked Tree Art Center ... and "almost" have a drink with the great, late Ernest Hemingway at The City Park Grill.
Hamtramck / Frankenmuth
On this episode of Under The Radar Michigan, Tom takes viewers on a trip to Disneyland... but this one’s in Hamtramck, and it’s one of the most colorful and eclectic collections of Americana you’ll ever see. Tom also gets hip at a retro, resale shop called Detroit Threads, and eats at a Mexican/Asian fusion restaurant … Then Tom will show you how to become German in Frankenmuth, and take viewers to an international festival where they literally turn snow into a show.
Houghton Lake / Marquette
On this episode of Under The Radar Michigan, Tom Heads for Houghton Lake and one of Michigan’s oldest and largest winter festivals … Tip Up Town. While there, you’ll discover that there’s a lot more going on than just ice fishing. Next you’ll head back up to Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula to visit a fascinating snowmobile museum; find out where they make the legendary Stormy Kromer hat; and experience the U.P. 200 … a grueling 200 mile dogsled race that runs right through the streets of downtown Marquette.
Lansing / Wyandotte
On this episode of Under The Radar Michigan, we head back to Lansing for inspirational stories from three motivated Michigan entrepreneurs. Tom helps us discover how Sweetie-licious pies are becoming a national sensation; how a great plan is making Cravings Gourmet Popcorn a huge hit; and how Biggby Bob has turned his love for a good cup a joe into a thriving Michigan business. Then, we hit Wyandotte for some great local art; the world’s best sliders; a real Muskrat dinner … and we’ll see how Wyandotte is using Geothermal energy to take its residents into a green future.
Dearborn / Ann Arbor
On this episode of Under The Radar Michigan, we travel to Dearborn, where Tom discovers a city rich in culture. Viewers will discover where to get great music, find food made with love, and visit a place where the comic books turn your brain green. Next, we head back to Ann Arbor for more food, fun and conversation. First stop, historic Kerrytown Market, where Tom samples fantastic seafood, and meets a genuine “spice girl” … Tom also explores one of Ann Arbor’s cultural treasures ... The Michigan Theater.
Harbor Country / Kalamazoo
On this episode of Under The Radar Michigan, Tom and the crew try to take back Michigan’s own Harbor Country. It seems that people from everywhere but here come to this little known part of Michigan for great restaurants, historic inns, homemade ice cream … and believe it or not … to surf. Then, we head for Kalamazoo to watch a couple of Michigan entrepreneurs reach for their dreams. We’ll also learn how coffee is roasted with a local barista, and discover a classic place to spend the night, right downtown.
Detroit / Traverse City
On this episode of Under The Radar Michigan, we head back to Detroit for that classic combination we all know as wine, cheese and fire. Tom shows viewers a hip new place to discover good wine, and how you can learn to make your own cheese right at home. Viewers will also see how playing with fire can be a fascinating experience. … Then, we head north to Traverse City for an historic stay; a tall ship trip, and believe it or not … some of the best southern, soul food you’ll ever eat.
Muskegon / Flint.
On this episode of Under The Radar Michigan, we start things off in the port city of Muskegon, at a restaurant that’s taken the term “homemade” to a whole new level. We’ll also board a real World War II submarine, and watch Tom muddle through his very first charter fishing trip … Then, we’re off to see how a very old building is helping put a brand new face on Flint. We’ll also show you how old meets new at a great place to eat, and experience a culture cluster … like no other.
Charlevoix / Detroit.
On this episode of Under The Radar Michigan, we travel to Charlevoix, for a burger bistro foodie’s frequent. We’ll also see homes you’d swear hobbits inhabit, and to meet a local super hero they affectionately call Mr. Petunia. Then, it’s back to the motor city to tour Detroit in a completely unique way … on a Segway. We’ll also prove that shopping for groceries in Detroit can be an enlightening experience, and we’ll go to the movies … in style ... at The Detroit Film Theater.
Ludington / Rogers City.
On this episode of Under The Radar Michigan, we begin our adventure in the beautiful beach town of Ludington. Tom and the crew dine “twice” in a blue moon; find a local watering hole that’s all Michigan, and discover a thriving art community. Next, we head to Rogers City and stop by a place where we’re pretty sure Pee Wee bought his bike. We’ll also meet some incredible “meat” people, and spend time with a creative couple who are really making a difference.
Ypsilanti / Leland.
On this episode of Under The Radar Michigan, we start things off in Ypsilanti at a restaurant that took us so far back in time, lunch was only 40 cents. We also discover some very cool places to live right downtown, and show you a classic tavern that the famous frequent. Next, we head to beautiful Leland to see how some very creative people are turning old clothes into new fashions. We’ll also head for the high seas to visit an island of shipwrecks and giant trees. Not to worry … once back on land, we visit one of Michigan’s most romantic Inns.
Detroit / Saugatuck
On this episode of Under The Radar Michigan, we head to Detroit’s own Eastern Market for one of the most authentic urban adventures in the entire United States … we’ll discover why Eastern Market is a unique urban village where people can shop, live, work or even start a business. Then, we head west to find out why Saugatuck & Douglas are two towns that function as one incredible placed to experience Michigan. We’ll spend the night on a rare “Boat & Breakfast” … take a behind the scenes tour of the food culture there … and finally kick back and relax “Jamaican style”, right here in Michigan.
Grand Rapids / Mount Pleasant
On this episode of Under The Radar Michigan, we head to Grand Rapids to experience an incredible, world class art competition … we’ll also explore the city on some homegrown bicycles, and meet the man who invented a better hotdog. Then, we head for the home of Central Michigan University to meet the person who reenergized downtown Mount Pleasant … we’ll also experience some sweet “flour power” … eat at a Brass Café … and find out why a promising young chef is making his future right here in Michigan.
Lexington / Bay City
On this episode of Under The Radar Michigan, we find out that not only is Lexington a great vacation destination … it’s also great wine country … We’ll also visit a music festival named after a part of Michigan’s mitten, and meet the man who put a new face on the entire town. Then, we head north to beautiful Bay City to see some of the best Michigan history, and future development you’ll see anywhere in the state. We’ll also see some awesome classic cars, tons of antiques, a great place to eat … and a theater that you’d swear was left here by the ancient Mayans.
Lansing / Ishpeming
On this episode of Under The Radar Michigan, we discover a real sense of place in Lansing. We’ll see how a classic structure is helping restructure downtown … meet some young people who are energizing the city … and eat, share and care at The Lansing City Market. Then, we head back to Michigan’s incredible Upper Peninsula for some winter fun in Ishpeming. Hold on to your Stormy Kromer, because Tom does some winter tubing, becomes an official Yooper, tries his hand at ski jumping, meets a father & son team who did the ultimate UP pub crawl, discovers cheese cake heaven, finds out what cudighi could be, and meets the one and only Goofus.
Ferndale / Grand Rapids
On this episode of Under The Radar Michigan, we start things off in fabulous Ferndale. We’ll visit the oldest curling club in America … find out how one of the world’s oldest adult beverages has become new again … and eat some incredible food at (of all places) a Fly Trap. Then, it’s back to the incredible city of Grand Rapids to visit the second best brewery IN THE WORLD … experiment in the laboratory of a real food scientist … and to see how one man used his heart, and his art to help create a downtown neighborhood.
UTR Michigan Festivals Special
On this action packed episode of Under The Radar Michigan, we take you “up close and personal” to six of Michigan’s wildest and most funnest festivals. Michigan has so many fantastic festivals, that picking just six was a real challenge … But, I think you’ll like what we came up with … So, here we go. Grab some cotton candy, a corn dog, and get ready to … sample frosty, cold, adult malted beverages and Michigan’s largest beer festival … find out why a town being full of bologna is actually a good thing … watch over 80,000 motorcycles invade a single city … eat a cheeseburger in paradise … put on your favorite flannel (just make sure it’s red) … and see all your new favorite bands at a festival that’ll rock your socks off. It’s the UTR Michigan Festivals Special.
Lansing / Marine City
On this episode of Under The Radar Michigan, we’re back in Lansing to find out why our own state capital is still one of the coolest places to visit in all of Michigan … We’ll also stop at a fork in the road for some food dudes who are making what we like to call “real meals” … and hit a home run with Lansing’s own Lugnuts. Then, we head east to beautiful Marine City for a little bar, and a big bed & breakfast. We’ll also satisfy your sweet tooth … show you why fish is for dinner … and prove once and for all that sea snoopers don’t bite. It’s all right here in Michigan ... and right here on UTR.
Saginaw / Clare
On this episode of Under The Radar Michigan, we travel all the way to Japan … in Saginaw that is. We’ll also meet a man who bakes bread that some people just can’t live without … eat at a place the locals love … and talk to an artist who’s helping move Saginaw forward. Then, we head to Clare, where we’ll find out why cops really are attracted to doughnuts. We’ll also see tons of history in a hotel … and thanks to some TV magic, eat at The White House … sort of. More of Michigan’s great people, places and things on UTR.
On this special episode of Under The Radar Michigan, we spend the entire show in one of Michigan’s greatest cities … Grand Rapids. We’ll show you some of the coolest gardens you’ll see anywhere … and take you to a salon that’s having a blast with the past when it comes to hairstyles. Then we’ll introduce you to an innovative couple that went way beyond the “farm to fork” philosophy when they bought the knives and spoons to match. We’ll also show you a great place to stay … and a cool new eatery where wine meets food, meets you. It’s all Grand Rapids.
Glen Arbor / St. Ignace
On this episode of Under The Radar Michigan, we head for one of our most beautiful sandy places, Glen Arbor. While there, we’ll show you two kinds of art ... the kind you appreciate … and the kind that serves you great food and drink. We’ll also climb to the top of a pyramid, and visit the one and only Cherry Republic. Then, we head north to St. Ignace for a psychedelic greasy spoon you won’t soon forget. We’ll also climb to the top of Castle Rock, and discover why smoking fish is a very “Manley” thing to do. Oh, and of course … what’s a visit to St. Ignace without a quick stop at The Mystery Spot. It’s all right here in Michigan ... and right here on UTR.
On this special edition of Under The Radar Michigan, we dedicate the entire program to a great Michigan neighborhood that defines itself through food, culture and community … Southwest Detroit. We’ll show you how a simple $5 bowl of soup can help bring about positive change … how a neighborhood coffee shop is helping to connect and grow an entire community … and, how people who live here define who they are. We’ll also discover a community art project that will change the way you look at your garage … a fabulous front yard that was 40 years in the making, and a single restaurant that brings you the best of two continents.
Silver Lake / Midland
On this episode of Under The Radar Michigan, we head to sandy Silver Lake for a dune ride that’s so much fun … you won’t even notice all the sand in your shoes. We’ll also do some wild off-roading, and have more family fun than a barrel of tourists. We’ll even meet the mad scientist of sausage making, and have a cow at a real dairy farm. Then we’re off to Midland for a real Santa school … a restaurant that’s so good, ghosts go there … and an in depth look at a city well worth living in. It’s all right here in Michigan ... and right here on UTR.
Marshall / Colon / Grand Haven
On this episode of Under The Radar Michigan, we start things off in two of Michigan’s most magical towns … Marshall and Collon. But, before we pull a rabbit out of our UTR hat, (you know us … were always hungry) we settle into Schuler’s Restaurant in Marshall for classic Michigan meal. Then we head down the street to The American Museum of Magic for more magic than you can waive a wand at. Next we celebrate the 75th anniversary of Colon being the official magic capital of the world. And ... if that’s not enough … we head for one of Michigan’s best beach communities Grand Haven. We’ll visit a shop that will take you back to the old country … a place where long boards will give you “smoking mad love” … and stay at a Harbor House. All right here in Michigan ... and right here on UTR.
On this special episode of Under The Radar Michigan, we’re all in … and all around Southeast Michigan. Not only will we sample bite-size burgers from 5 of Southeast Michigan’s classic, iconic, little white slider diners … we’ll also take you to a tremendous trampoline park in Troy, a marvelous mechanical museum in Farmington Hills, and a place where choppers rule the road in Clinton Township. All proof positive that Southeast Michigan is a great place to live, work, eat, play and explore.
UTR Restaurant Special
When our viewers ask for something … we like to deliver … especially when it’s food !!! So, sit back, relax and enjoy our first ever UTR Restaurant Special. In this special edition of UTR, we travel all over Michigan and take you to some of our favorite eateries from seasons 1 & 2. We hit Marquette, Muskegon, Wyandotte, Ferndale, Detroit and Ann Arbor for some of the best food you’ll find on planet earth. We may eat a lot on our show … but after you see this episode … you’ll totally know why. Hang onto your napkin, because it’s all right here in Michigan ... and right here on UTR.
Chelsea / Harbor Springs
On this episode of Under The Radar Michigan, we’re in charming Chelsea for a café that really cares about the planet. We’ll also meet the actual hair of the dog … eat at a Common Grille that’s not so common … and find out where all those little blue boxes come from. Then, we head north to Harbor Springs for incredible cookies my mom “didn’t” make … a pizza place named “Turkey’s” … an incredible tunnel of trees … and a place that came right out of a fairytale (but, this fairytale serves great Polish food and draft beer … bonus) It’s all right here in Michigan .
Mackinac Island / Jackson
On this episode of Under The Radar Michigan, we hop the ferry and brave the waves for a classic Mackinac Island winter. We’ll meet the mayor … visit America’s oldest family owned grocery store … find out where all the horses go … and see how the islanders celebrate the holidays. Then we head south to Jackson for some great railroad history … authentic west Texas barbeque … and the incredibly fascinating historic Jackson Prison Tour.
UTR Restaurant Special II
Hold onto your fork folks … we’re back with another UTR Michigan Restaurant Special, where we take you back to some of our favorite places from seasons one and two. We even gave it a catchy name … we’re calling it (pause) UTR Michigan Restaurant Special 2 … We’ll hit 7 more excellent Michigan eateries in Flint, Harbor Country, Royal Oak, DeWitt, Mt. Pleasant and Ann Arbor … Michigan has great food … and we’re finding it … So, just sit back, relax, and get ready - to get hungry. It’s all right here in Michigan ... and right here on UTR.
On this very special edition of Under The Radar Michigan, we’re back in The Motor City for a popup beer garden that’s bringing new life and laughter to a classic Detroit neighborhood. We’ll also show you how some healthy sibling rivalry is creating incredible, and very heavy medal art. Then, we’re off to see how young musicians are putting their groove in a box for all the world to see. And, if that’s not enough, … we'll take you to a Green Stable that serves awesome gourmet food … on a bun ... trust me … you’ll love it ... and, listen to a radio show that will enlighten you. It’s all right here in Detroit.
Traverse City / Mt. Clemens
On this episode of Under The Radar Michigan, we’re in Traverse City for trail riding on bikes with tires as fat as my head … don’t ask. We also found a chef who has so mush passion for his craft, his staff, and his customers … that we went right to his house. We even take you to a place that makes sandwiches so good … you’ll write to them when they’re gone. Then, we head to marvelous Mt. Clemens for a place that has all the weird stuff you don’t even know you wanted yet. We’ll also take you to a bar that’s so small … you’ll feel like a big shot … and to a restaurant that takes the very best of Michigan, and brings it right to you table. It’s all right here in Michigan ... and right here on UTR.
On this special episode of Under The Radar Michigan, we head north for our “Escanaba In The Sunlight” adventure … But, you know us … after about an hour in the car, we get hungry and discover a place near Saginaw that’s so rustic and real … it’s right up our alley. After finally crossing the mighty Mackinac, we make our way west to Escanaba for an experience you won’t soon forget. We discover three young ladies who are lighting up The Lofts of Ludington; a candy factory known around the world; and a Swedish emporium of food and fun. And if that’s not enough … we show you an Escanaba landmark that’s coming back strong; a Stone House where the food literally rocks; and what breakfast is like with the original Rosy. It’s all right here in Michigan’s incredible UP ... and right here on UTR.
On this special episode of Under The Radar Michigan, we hit 5 great spots in Southeast Michigan. We’ll show you a brand new old place in Pontiac, were young professionals can live, shop and play … and take you to Oak Park to meet and eat with the one and only Ernie. And, if that’s not enough, we’ll tap some sugar maples in Novi … take you to the Wurst Bar in Ypsilanti … and tell you some things you might not know about The Detroit Zoo. All proof positive that Southeast Michigan is one of the greatest places to be on Planet Earth.
Kalamazoo / Milford
On this episode of Under The Radar Michigan, we head for Kalamazoo to stay at a house you’ll wish was ‘your’ home. We’ll also visit a special building for some very special people, learn a food dance that’s easy to swallow … and go to the Old Dog and learn some new tricks from a real mixologist. Then, we head east to Milford for a market that’s so nice, you’ll wanna move next door. And, if that’s not enough … you’ll also meet someone who’ll help you make your home, your own … and find out where all the locals go to eat, drink and connect. It’s all right here in Michigan ... and right here on UTR.
On this special episode of Under The Radar Michigan, we’re back in one of Michigan’s greatest cities … Grand Rapids. We’ll show you a food basket that’s feeding thousands of hungry kids … taste the most fun thing you can make with apples … and show you a hip, new place to stay, that’s also got some great history. Then, we’ll meet a woman who dreamed up your breakfast … a man who’s helping dreams come true for a whole community … and even take you to a portable party powered by people. It’s all about Grand Rapids ... and it’s all on UTR.
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