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Nostalgia Is Just Around the Corner: Northport eatery celebrates community and family fun

Opening a restaurant was a childhood dream of Around the Corner Food and Fun owner Laura Cavendish, so it’s only fitting that her dream came true in a beloved destination from her youth.  Growing up, Cavendish visited Northport every holiday and summer.  Post-college in 2006, she moved permanently to Northport, and in 2018, her restaurateur dreams became a reality when she started serving inventive comfort food from a tent at Northport’s Music in the Park Festival.


Northern Michigan Food Truck Guide: 30+ Local Food Trucks

Hit the road and try some of the best food trucks this summer! Whether you’re looking for a meal on the go, a casual outdoor dining experience or just something new, these food truck parks and stand-alone food trucks from five different counties are the perfect opportunity to get a unique taste of Northern Michigan.


Eating and frolicking your way through Northport, with a young family

Northport seems to reinvent itself every couple of years, with new restaurants and bars popping up or changing hands,new boutiques in town, and now even a stylish cannabis shop up the road. Still, a few things have remained constant. First, the people are continuously warm and hospitable, with that eccentric twist that keeps Northport … Northport. Also, it’s still one of the best places for families with small children in the entire region.


Northport Student Art on Display in Village

Locals and visitors alike may notice colorful new artwork spray painted onto the fence at the business “Around the Corner Food and Fun” in the heart of downtown Northport.  Students in grades four through 12 from Northport Public School are the faces, or rather bodies, behind the art, and have been in the process of making 25 life-size portraits.


Inside The Kitchen at Around The Corner Food and Fun

“I call it inventive comfort food,” said Laura Cavendish, the owner of Around The Corner Food and Fun in Northport. “So I take things you’re very accustomed to and I take a new angle on it.”

This grilled cheese is kicked up a notch with a deep fry. “Ooey gooey cheesy on the inside and deliciously crunch on the outside,” she described it.


Meals on Wheels:

Food Trucks on the Road in Leelanau County

The food truck movement in Leelanau County is alive and well. Late May marked the beginning of food on the move with the reopening of four trucks and the addition of a couple more.


Northport business experiences renaissance

The business district in the Village of Northport has come out of the pandemic stronger than ever.

For proof one just needs to look at the line that seemingly never shrinks at the New Bohemian Café. The café along with North Shore Outfitters combine to form anchors to the increasingly congested Waukazoo Street.


Meet The New Owners Of Barb’s Bakery & More Northport Hospitality Buzz

For those craving the first Barb’s cinnamon twist or Big Hot Woody pizza of the season; the return of Friday Music in the Park; or more signs of summer at the tip of Michigan’s pinkie…here is the good-time news roundup from Northport:


A (Crave-Inducing) Look Inside Northport’s Food Truck Culture

In the heart of Northport, currently no fewer than four locally run food trucks are offering authentic specialties — including artisan pizzas (The Big Hot Woody and The Union), creative comfort food (Around The Corner Food & Fun), and real-deal street tacos (Antojitos) — rounding out what is already an eclectic array of brick-and-mortar culinary gems.


Food on the go: food trucks

When it comes to summer dining in Leelanau County it can be complicated if you want to get in and get out quickly. Like traffic along M-22 there is a lot of hurrying and waiting. Wait list can be intimidating for any of the fantastic dine-in restaurants and unlike 99% of the country, the county is nearly free of chain fast-food restaurants.


The Pier Group Sold, Olean's Dispensary Underway, More Moves in Northport

There's big news coming from the little town of Northport.  Read on for the latest on Leelanau County's groundbreaking dispensary, the rebirth of the long-dormant Pier Group property, and more business dreams coming true this spring for local entrepreneurs.


3 Northern Michigan Food and Drink Pivots We’re Loving!

We’ve been so impressed by the creative—and absolutely delish—ways in which Northern Michigan restaurants and local food and drink businesses have continued to safely welcome us throughout the pandemic. We know the word “pivot” has taken a lot of heat this past year, but honestly, if it’s served with tacos and margs, we’re at peace with it. Here are three pivots we think you’ll enjoy.


Carryout Holiday Dinners

(& Christmas Cookie Delivery) Available Across The County

Here’s a short-list of chefs across Leelanau County with to-go holiday dinners and desserts, plus the order-by dates all ye merrymakers must know.


Grateful For: Local Thanksgiving Carryout

Many are opting to stay Leelanau-local or to downsize their gatherings this Thanksgiving, and if that means needing to outsource a prepared feast — or just the sides or pies — there are local chefs and food purveyors from Northport to Empire who are more than happy to do the work for you.


New Business Update!

Construction has been delayed but they are making it work. Around the Corner plans to keep the restaurant open on Mondays and Tuesdays and plan to continue to be open for winter!


What's Shoulder Season?  Leelanau's Restaurants Keep Pace With Fall Visitors

Some might say there isn’t a shoulder season at all for the hospitality business in Leelanau County this year: since Labor Day, it’s been just one big, extended peak season.


Sink or Swim: The County’s Food Truck Startups

Catering jobs this summer all but vanished for these Leelanau County entrepreneurs due to COVID-19, so what did they do? Found a food truck and the inner pluck to give a new business a go. Here’s more on the new rush of food truck startups across the county.


Kids Learn Sushi Rolls and Miso Soup Making at Leelanau Montessori

We are so fortunate to have Laura Cavendish from Around The Corner Food and Fun in our community. She joins us weekly for SSS (SUPER SECRET SURPRISE) and ...


Down goes the 'Dollar

NORTHPORT — A Northport landmark was reduced to rubble Monday as neighbors in the small village took pictures, told stories and cheered when the excavator clawed through its nearly 100-year-old walls.


Former Stubb's, Soggy Dollar Building To Be Razed

An iconic building in downtown Northport is scheduled for demolition, the future use of the site to be determined.


Demolition begins on Northport building

A walk along Waukazoo Street in Northport will look a little different this spring.

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