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Here we were, Roxie and I.  Lee (of Roger and Lee) is playing Tin Can Tourists again- we were alone and up for some fun, muahahahaaaa.
So the idea was to go to Traverse City and have lunch on Front Street at the
Red Ginger
You are correct, that’s right across the street from
Phil’s on Front
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Lee, Roxie and I had been there before for lunch about 3 weeks ago and Roxie wanted more…

Friday morning, we left Frankfort around 10 am and got to the parking garage at 10:45.
The walk from there to our destination was shortish…The restaurant opens at 11:00 –
Let’s just say that we were a little too eager to get seated for the Red Ginger people, we were there at 10:57!
They were very kind but we could tell that we were EARLY.
As you can see from the picture, it is apparent that we were the first guests that day, heehee.
This did not bother us one bit, because we were only interested in their
unbelievable sushi and war-wonton soup!  and we got it!!

After lunch, we had to get dessert at none other than
Jaques Torres
Oh gosh, they do have some nice stuff there.
I love that coffee bar but I can never make the girls want to sit there.
All they are looking for is a piece of chocolate or two and run after their next venue.

I used to love watching Jaques on the Food Network make his chocolate creations a few years ago

Everywhere you look – nothing but chocolates. Mmmmm good.

Here’s a tip for you, click on most of the pictures in any post and get a larger image, it’s nice to see the details!

There was something going on…

… in Traverse City this past weekend.  There were ice sculptures everywhere.


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Mike and I and Lee and her Roger decided to try out a restaurant on Front Street, that was completely new to us.  It’s been around for maybe a year or so, we just never made it there until Valentine’s Day.
What?   Oh the restaurant’s name is

Red Ginger

Very nice Asian inspired food.  We had a good time there but didn’t exactly like their dessert menu so we got our coats from the “hat check girl”  (it was a guy, actually)  and walked across the street to the Chocolate Bar in the front of the house at ‘Phil’s on Front’.  That place, like every other restaurant, was packed to the gills with Valentine’s celebrants. We were patient and got a good seat.

Heehee, and since Lee and I and various other friends had been there 3 times in the last two weeks, we thought it only nice if Phil would pose for a picture.  Well, he agreed but his face shows how much he didn’t like the idea :0

This picture cracks me up 🙂 🙂 🙂

(Phil and his wife)

And that about sums up our Valentine’s Day dinner and enjoyment.




It was a happy Friday

Today – more shopping  and more food in Traverse City with Lee and Roxie.

First I’ll tell you that I bought two beautiful chairs
at that resale store we visited last Monday

(the house is coming together. I still need to get covers for the outlets,
bury the internet cable and get a huge rug, but it’s coming along just fine)
:mrgreen:

And then I’ll tell you about a really good restaurant.

As you have figured out by now, I am one of those “foodies”.   Lee suggested that we try out a relatively new restaurant in T.C’s old town.
Mmmmm…………..
Phil’s on Front

Oh my goodness, it was good. It was very good indeed.

Here are pics – not of food but of us :mrgreen:

heehee, this one is great. Lee and Roxie and at the table behind us is Sue. We didn’t know each other.
She was there 1 week too early to have lunch with friends. She kept posing along and I caught her.
When she found out that she was early we invited her to sit with us but she decided to leave.
What a hoot. Sue, if you read this, please comment 🙂




Richard!  Maitre D. (Roxie loved him, heehee)

I also need to introduce you to Elvis’ daughter or grand-daughter, here she is

Theresa (one of the servers)

Here is Phil on the right.

On our way to the car, Lee insisted that I take a picture of the guys working on this exciting, new construction.
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Construction Guy 🙂