Author: Christal Frost

GTPulse Weekend Planner: The Lost Village Pierogi Finds a New Home

Last year, I had a brilliant idea. I vowed to make oodles of homemade pierogis to share with my family at our annual Christmas dinner. “How hard can it be,” I thought to myself, “it sounds simple enough—dough, potatoes, cheese—I can do this.” So, armed only with the heedless unearned confidence of a first year violinist auditioning for the New…

GTPulse Weekend Planner: Talking Turkey – Northern Michigan Restaurants Offer Thanksgiving To-Go

When it comes to American holidays, Christmas is king. In fact, according to the market research company Harris Insight & Analytics, when asked to choose their favorite holiday, 46% of Americans surveyed chose Christmas. It seems like every other American holiday is fighting for recognition in the shadow of Christmas. In recent years, Halloween has increased in popularity, firmly earning…

GTPulse Weekend Planner: Fire Safety and Zombies

I’m not exactly sure when it happened, but somewhere along the way, my sons became relentless in what I often refer to as “light rebellion.” It’s not like they were knocking over liquor stores or stealing cars. No, my children became adamantly against anything I ever deemed to be “healthy” or “good for you.” Even if they were enjoying whatever…

GTPulse Weekend Planner: The Palate Parade

Wine Tasting in Leelanau County

As the weather gets colder, and the humans begin to layer up for the winter with hats and gloves, the trees do the opposite—shedding their once green leaves before facing the cold wearing nothing but their branches. The days grow shorter and the nights seem darker, but the wine still flows just the same. I love wine tasting, but I…

GTPulse Weekend Planner: Autumn on Old Mission

inn3 Show Caption Hide Caption inn1 Show Caption Hide Caption When I was a kid, I found myself unwittingly a passenger on many random outings. Errands, tag-alongs, and a whole lot of “are we there yet?” road trips. After all, when you’re a kid, most things you do are as an unwitting passenger. But, at some point during my life,…

GTPulse Weekend Planner: Harvest at Home

Six months ago, when I first began to see events and fundraisers pivoting their offerings from in-person to online, I wondered how the community would adjust to this new virtual world. Many organizations stumbled, at first, trying to understand how best to utilize Zoom and other platforms without losing the attention of their attendees. Other organizations quickly mastered this skill….

GTPulse: Fresh Meat, Fresh Ideas: A Diner of Philosophy

  Although there is some controversy over the origin of the hamburger—beef and bread have been consumed separately in different countries for centuries—combining the two basic ingredients and dressing it up with ketchup, mustard, lettuce, pickles and onion, is unquestionably American. Being that America’s contribution to the culinary world is the Hamburger, finding the best burgers in town almost feels…