• Tis' the season for holiday shopping in Michigan's Great Southwest and we're here to help you make the most of it! Everything from perfect gifts and festive home decor to holiday markets, seasonal brews, delectable wines, winter activities and more. We've got you covered!

    12 Days Blog Foodies

    Check out some of these delectable recommendations for the foodie in your life! Their taste buds will be sure to thank you...and you may just hooked too!


  • Standing at the corner of Broad and State St., the Hot Dog Kart is a destination for residents and visitors, with a hotly anticipated arrival each season. They are famous for their Chicago-style hot dogs, loaded with the traditional toppings.  For this Wednesday’s Round-Up, let’s talk Chicago-style hot dog toppings (as well as a great family business!). 

    So what is a Chicago-style hot dog? It's a combination of tangy, sour, sweet, and seems strange at first glance. Here’s the building blocks:

    7.6PoppyseedBun7.6TheFrank     7.6YellowMustard

    poppyseed bun + all-beef franks + yellow mustard


    chopped white onions + tomato wedges + dill pickle spears

    7.6SportPeppers7.6CelerySalt  7.6SweetPickleRelish

    sport peppers + celery salt + sweet green relish