After observing a lack of local, all-natural gourmet food products, Seasons Harvest took inspiration from the fresh tastes found at local farms and created a line of flavorful sauces and salsas made without preservatives or water filler. Popular products include hearty pasta sauces, medium-heat salsas, dessert toppings, and "salad enlighteners," which add zest to salads without heavy oils.
Boasting a robust menu of quick, classic, and fresh fare, Railroad Cafe’s historic home in the renovated Pere Marquette Depot welcomes visitors into a warm, wood-accented eatery. Combining heaps of fresh ingredients, the taste technicians at Railroad Cafe start early, whipping up english-muffin sandwiches stuffed with bacon, ham, or sausage, along with egg and cheddar ($2.75) to help guests break steel-plated fasts. Meanwhile, an array of coffee and espresso drinks, such as the iced mocha ($3.59), awaits orders to wash down errant crumbs or steam open a neighbor's mail. Noontime noshers partake of expertly stacked creations, including the roast beef and pepper-jack panini ($6.79), or creatively topped hot dogs, such as the Railroad Café all-beef dog, loaded up with a pile of chili, mustard, and banana peppers ($2.89).
Situated in a quaint building in downtown Niles, 3rd Street Pizzeria bears a name that makes it an easy find for dine-in and carry-out orders and a menu that features hot subs, specialty pizzas, and stuffed calzones. On days when it is too chilly to people-watch from the restaurant’s benches or sidewalk tables, opt for free delivery or head inside, where heat from the kitchen’s ovens pervades the air, and pizzas stay warm under blankets of cheese.
Any Lab Test Now's facility accommodates uninsured patients, administering a panoply of male- and female-specific lab tests under the watchful eye of a Indiana state-licensed surgeon. Popular evaluations screen for STDs, pregnancy, and chronic hat hair, with results typically arriving less than 48 hours after each test. Chemistry panels bundle together tests to peer into overall health, and lipid panels measure cholesterol levels to stanch risks of heart disease. Work-friendly hours ensure access for the 9-to-5 crowd and fly-by-night vigilantes alike, and the clinic’s flexible schedule welcomes walk-ins.
The culinary gurus at Charlie's Butcher Block satisfy protein-seeking palates with full meals of fresh-cut meats. The barbecue chicken or beef meal topples scales with five pounds of certified Miller Amish chicken or Hereford beef, complete with 12 buns to feed the hearty hungers of tailgaters, families, or the Wu-Tang Clan. Buckets of fried chicken delight poultry lovers with four oven-fried chicken breasts and four crispy chicken legs or thighs.
The Michigan Brewers Guild wanted something very specific when it turned 15: it asked the state’s breweries to concoct a 15th-anniversary ale for its summer beer fest. Chef and home brewer Amy Sherman, host of Great American Brew Trail, went behind the scenes at the celebration, where she interviewed local breweries’ staff members about their celebratory brews. Reports like these are typical of her show, Great American Brew Trail, for which she travels to microbreweries across the country and unveils the creative and culinary processes behind beer.