My boyfriend and I are planning on exploring Michigan this summer on a road trip--Saugatuck and Traverse City in particular. We are major foodies and like an assortment of cuisines.
I would love to find at least one or two higher end places to dine in each place (where would you go for a celebratory meal or a romantic/nice evening out?), but I'm also interested in more moderate or even cheap eat places...while still maintaining good quality meals and service.
We love Italian, New American, seafood, French, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Asian, and Latin. We have a particular fondness for seasonal cooking. We don't eat a lot of pork, so probably no pig-centric places. But otherwise we are pretty open to anything. We would love to have a variety to choose from. And if there is a great place to grab a Michigan-brewed beer and relax or the best pie in town, please include that as well.
We are planning to be traveling the week leading up to and including 4th of July (I know..it will be crazy).
In addition, if you have any great B & Bs or inns with nice breakfasts and centrally located to downtown Traverse City or Saugatuck that you could recommend, please let me know.