Brian Walters
Johnny Stanton
Johnny Stanton, Foodie

Johnny Stanton grew up in Northern Michigan where he learned to love the area for its food, picturesque beauty and friendly people. In his spare time, Johnny likes to practice photography (which he’s getting better at) travel, (he recently returned from teaching English in Vietnam) and get outside and explore the region's hidden gems.

Creating Coziness at The Homestead this Winter

This week I had the pleasure of speaking with John Piombo, Executive Chef of The Homestead restaurants, Nonna’s, Cavanaugh’s, and Café Manitou, located in Glen Arbor, MI. The winter months in Michigan can be arduous. And January, with its grey days and cold temperatures, is no picnic. And during…

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Dining, " Mel & Fell Style"

Fall has announced itself slowly in Michigan. It began with warm nights and striking colors you could see on the Old Mission Peninsula from Bluff Road into late September. October came with the vivid oranges and reds like before, but with the acknowledgment that it would soon be time to hunker down…

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Cooking with Chef John Piombo

Are you bored during quarantine and looking for ways to spice things up while stuck inside? Do you like cooking and feel like challenging yourself with more involved recipes? Look no further than “Nonna's at The Homestead” Facebook page, where Executive Chef John Piombo cooks up different dishes…

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Martha's Leelanau Table

It’s one of those sunny days in Suttons Bay, MI, that makes you think spring is maybe half-way around the corner. Today I’m eating at Martha’s Leelanau Table. The restaurant is in an old-fashioned, red, re-purposed farmhouse. Inside it’s bright and airy, with walls painted yellow and statuettes of…

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