TC Treasures: 100 Things to Do, Ice Cream, Whiskey, Cherries

Tourism season is not in full swing yet…but that doesn’t mean there aren’t great things for locals to look forward to during the quieter months.

Jenny Jenness from TC Tourism is back in the Cadillac Heritage House with an update on the cherry capital.

She’s got some fun finds near Front Street this April.

First, no need to settle for two or three recommendations from Jeness, There is handy little guide on everything you need to know concerning Traverse City.

The book “100 Things to do In Traverse City Before You Die,” is being launched at Brilliant Books this week in local bookstores, kicking off Saturday 3 to 6 p.m.

The launch party will include a great celebration of all things Traverse City. But if you can’t make it, you can also find copies at Horizon Books downtown.

Jenness also has two Traverse City staples to share—both mentioned in the book.

Moomers. this family-owned creamery holds the title for best scoop in America on Good Morning America.

And they are constantly creating new flavor-bomb combos.

They’re open for 2018—but only on weekends for now.

New flavors this month include Leland blue; a blue vanilla ice cream with a chocolate swirl, white chocolate chips and pecans.

Lemon raspberry; a lemon ice cream with a raspberry swirl.

Mama monster; peanut butter ice cream with oatmeal cookies, mini M&Ms and chocolate chips.

If that’s not enough to get you going, Jenness has one more find in Traverse City that caught her eye—and of course, it involves cherries.

The Traverse City Whiskey Co., known as “the Whiskey of the North,” has their American Cherry Edition that features hints of cherry from Frederickson Orchards.

This expression, extremely authentic to Northern Michigan, has more than 10 pounds of Montmorency sour cherries infused in every barrel.

It exhibits a subtle cherry taste paired with the smooth vanilla finish bourbon.

No added sugar.

And they’ve recently started to distribute all-natural premium cocktail cherries. There’s about 70 cherries in a jar that can be used for, Manhattans, or dessert toppers.

And bonus, you can buy them at Meijer.

The owners chose to use Northern Michigan Balaton cherries, which are harvested exclusively from orchards in the Traverse City area.

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