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Biggby Coffee

Hot, iced or frozen beverages for the coffee and non-coffee drinker alike. Light meals. Sweet Snacks!

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Bistro on the Boulevard

Discover the Bistro on the Boulevard, an extraordinary dining experience in downtown St. Joseph, MI. Our seasonally changing menus feature one-of-a kind appetizers, entrees, and desserts made with locally sourced ingredients.

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Bit of Swiss

We have dedicated ourselves to creating the finest, freshest, most unique baked goods for our customer for more than 40 years.

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bread + bar by Bit of Swiss

A comfortable, warm, casual spot on the riverfront with excellent food and service.

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Cabanas Ice Cream

Ice Cream and a whole lot more!

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Caffe Tosi

Caffe Tosi is a quaint Italian style caffe in the heart of Michigan's Great Southwest located in beautiful downtown St. Joseph, MI at 516 Pleasant St.

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Chan's Garden

Chinese food right in the heart of downtown St. Joseph.

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Charlie's Piggin' 'N Grinnin'

Charlie's Piggin N Grinnin' is a fun family freindly restaurant. Priced right for the best Southern Style BBQ around. We Slow smoke our meat for several hours over low heat. Slow smoking means more flavor. Before the meat goes on the smoker ,marinades and rubs go on the meat.

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Chocolate Cafe

The South Bend Chocolate Company was founded in 1991 by Mark Tarner and now has 10 company-owned stores in northern Indiana and 10 franchised locations throughout Indiana and Michigan, one being the Chocolate Cafe in downtown St. Joseph, MI.

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Clementine's Too

Experience a relaxed atmosphere overlooking the Ol' St. Joe River" that is known by the locals for its view as well as its food.

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Coach's Bar and Grill

Family friendly sports bar with extensive menu.

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Fernwood Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve Cafe

Fernwood Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve Cafe offers a scrumptious lunch led by Chef Tim Carrigan. Catering is also available.

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Golden Brown Bakery

Full service retail bakery and cafe featuring espresso and cappuccino drinks. Serving SW Michigan since 1969. Enjoy a casual experience with a hot panini sandwich or an espresso with a unique pastry in a cute 20 seat cafe.

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Grande Mere Inn

Family owned for 31 years! Cozy setting, friendly and attentive staff with stunning sunsets over Lake Michigan. Lake perch, seafood, steaks, chicken and ribs. Casual menu in the Cranberry Bog Bar. Cocktails, beer, wine.

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Hot Dog Kart

The Hot Dog Kart is locally owned by the same family since 1984. We serve a generous Vienna ALL Beef hot dog on a poppy seed bun.

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Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches

Freaky Fast! Freaky Good! America's #1 sandwich delivery located at the corner of Broad and State streets in downtown St. Joseph and in Benton Harbor at 1040 E. Napier Ave - (269) 934-6660.

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Old fashioned confectionery shoppe serving enjoyment with delicious ice cream, fudge & chocolates.

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LakeHouse Restaurant & Bar

Overlooking Lake Michigan, LakeHouse by Cravings offers breathtaking sunset views and exquisite food.

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Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen

At Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen you'll enjoy generous portions of classic and contemporary Italian favorites like our signature Sizzlelini(R), delicious appetizers, wine and tempting desserts. Private dining room available.

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Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut has been making pizza America loves for 50 years now!? We were America's first national pizza chain and we have so many different pizzas on our menu - each as distinctive as the person who orders one.

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Plank's Tavern

Located inside The Inn at Harbor Shores with approachable modern cuisine. Dock your boat in one of our transient slips and dine waterside.

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Ray's on the Green

Ray's on the Green is a full service bar and grill overlooking the beautiful grounds of Berrien Hills Country Club in Benton Harbor. Relaxing outdoor deck seating & more. Open to the Public!

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Rooftop dining overlooking gorgeous Lake Michigan.

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Silver Beach Pizza

Serving the Best Pizza in Michigan since 2005! Inside dining, patio dining, and rooftop dining available. 3 Full Bars. Only Restaurant located below the bluff. Located in the train depot 200 yards from Silver Beach.

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Deli style sandwiches made hot and fresh with a variety of meats, cheeses and vegetables custom made. Subway also offers, soups, salads, cookies and chips.

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Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant

Provides a romantic atmosphere, elegant dining and an extensive list of homemade fine wines. Enjoy a tour as a wine consultant leads you through a tasting tour of Tabor Hill's wines sparkling wines and non-alcoholic juices.

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The Buck Burgers and Brew

The Buck is a fun, laid back family dining restaurant where everyone is sure to have a great time. The Buck has a variety of different burgers to try or you can build your own! Also, the sweet potato fries are awesome.

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The Grille at Harbor Shores

Amazing Locally Sourced Farm to Table Cuisine | Everything Made in House | Outdoor Patio Featuring Amazing Fireside Seating | Best Outside Patio View in Southwest Michigan

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The Livery

A great place offering 'Hand Forged Microbrews,' the Livery is the place to get together. Live entertainment all throughout the week is a big draw for the Livery.

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The Mason Jar Cafe

We are a small breakfast and lunch cafe that takes great pride in serving the best quality food possible.

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Thornton's Hometown Cafe

"Enjoy the taste of Home Town cooking" at reasonable prices with great service in a friendly atmosphere.

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Tosi's Restaurant

Tosi's Restaurant specializes in northern Italian cuisine and is widely renowned for the consistently high quality of its food and drink, warm hospitality and authenticity of its Italian dishes.

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Twisted Dawg

The TWISTEDDAWG is offering: A Twisted Grilled dawg,Chicago dawg, New York dawg,Chili,Cheese dawgs, reg steamed dawgs too! Don't forget chips and coke diet coke lemonade or water!

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Yo-Bubbs Frozen Desserts

Yo Bubbs is a self-serve frozen dessert shop featuring 18 flavors of premium Frozen Yogurt, Custard, Gelato, Gelati, Italian Ice, Sorbet, 8 kinds of premium hand scooped ice cream and a topping bar with 36 toppings, 12 syrups, whip cream & sprinkles.

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Zoup! St. Joe

Founded in 1998, Zoup! is the leading fast-casual soup concept restaurant that is defining the category with its premium and proprietary soups and other recipes.

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Michigan Winters, Michigan Wines

Written by White Pine Winery on 06/20/2016

In the height of summer, it's easy to forget about the cold winds and snow that inhabit Michigan's Great Southwest. However, the winter greatly impacts the wine we are able to enjoy year round!

Dr. Dave Miller from White Pine Winery shares how the winters of the last few years have shaped our region's wines.


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(L) White Pine Winery Vineyards in fall of 2013
(R) Dave Miller PhD, author, Owner / Winemaker at White Pine Winery and Vineyards, LLC

I read a blog I wrote about this time in 2014 just after some of the coldest weather we’ve had in decades. I knew we were in for little to no crop on Vitis vinifera grapevines that year and I was right.  I had no idea that we would have similar weather again in 2015 with a similar result – little to no crop on Vitis vinifera varieties (e.g. Chardonnay, Riesling, Cabernet franc, Merlot).  Having two years in a row with little to no crop on those vines is unprecedented in Michigan.  


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U-Pick Fruit in Michigan's Great Southwest

Written by Tess Carragher on 06/15/2016

Michigan’s Great Southwest is known for beaches, rolling vineyards, fragrant orchards, and some of the best fruit in the country.  

Ripe and ready peach from the 2015 season at Nye's Apple Barn

“The Fruit Belt” hugs the shoreline, offering the perfect soil and delayed frost for a wide variety of fruit. One of our favorite summer activities is picking the local produce ourselves; here’s our u-pick plan for the first part of summer! 

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Father's Day Weekend in Michigan's Great Southwest

Written by Tess Carragher on 06/13/2016

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 19th. We found some awesome options to celebrate all weekend long. Here’s our plan...not just for Dads!

Third Coast Paddling offers kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals on the banks of the Paw Paw River. They are open every day from 10:00-6:00!

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Whitney Behnke

Executive Director
St. Joseph Today

 Tess Carragher

Tess Carragher

Membership Coordinator
St. Joseph Today

Jill Stone

Former Executive Director
St. Joseph Today

Lauren Kniebes

Lazy Ballerina Winery