i'm taking my boyfriend up to sleeping bear dunes for his birthday (we live in ann arbor, but recently moved from california). this is my first venture into northern michigan, and i'm very excited!
i saw recommendations for mabel's (for breakfast), and tapawingo (for a special dinner) on the board, both of which sound wonderful. but i wanted to check and see if there were any more suggestions for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
also, can anyone recommend a very charming place to stay nearby? b&b, cottage, or hotel is find. i'll make this appropriately chow-houndish by asking if anyone knows of a fantastic bed and breakfast in the area (with great breakfasts). but really, any recs would be *much* appreciated.
last but not least, are there recommendations for delis (to get local picnic fare) and a wonderful picnic spot? we're hiking at least 1 day up in the dunes.
thank you for helping me make this a wonderful weekend!