Saturday, July 14, 2007

I've been tagged in the worst possible way!!!

So I know it's been years since I've blogged...I'm sorry...I won't bore you with all kinds of excuses, just hopes of getting better! I'm going to be posting random pictures of things from the past month or so as I get time, so we'll see! :-)

But on to better things...My friend, Marsel, tagged me on her blog--a long time ago--and I'm just now getting around to answering her question. And for those of you who are from around here or have visited, you'll understand why it's taken me so long to come up with my 3 favorite restaurants that we like to go to that aren't chains! I had a hard time coming up with 3 that weren't fast food! Quite honestly, when we eat out we either hit Pizza Hut, BK, McD's (the manager of McD's even bought us a baby gift when Sarah was born we frequent it so often!) We've been branching out lately and going to Subway and Taco Bell, but those are all chains...when Hannah and Daniel were gone to Grandma and Grandpa's house, the first thing Hannah asked about often on the phone was if the Arby's was finished being built yet! So this is truly a hard one for me...but here goes:
1. Mary's Place--I've included a picture so you all can really get an understanding of where we live! This is a great place to get a really good burger and an awesome milkshake. The onion rings are really good, too. But I do have to say I've been too scared to venture anywhere else on the menu. I've included a picture just so you see--it's really a truck stop more than anything. But it works in a pinch--especially when the electricity has gone out! It's totally the kind of place where you would expect the waitresses to yell, "Mel, Kiss my Grits!"
2. The Four Seasons--this is a country club/golf course that Northland has special arrangements with. It's the only place in town where the guys can go to have an off-site meeting. It's fame comes from the legend that it used to be a cover for organized crime back in the days of the mob and gangstahs! It's a very nice atmosphere and a good meal. I always think it's a bit pricey for the quality of food, but it's the best atmosphere around! It's quiet and classy.
3. Maxsells--this is an amazing place we just found! We've only gone once, but we'll be sure to go back for special occasions. This is definitely a "no kids" kind of place. It's about a 45 minute drive into the UP of Michigan, but worth every gallon of gas!!! It's an old house that's been redone and sits overlooking a lake. It's very posh-posh without being over the top. I walked in and felt quite special just being there. The steak was amazing and the atmosphere was wonderful!
So nothing too exciting to report on the restaurant front here...I'm so thankful we get to eat out on Sundays--I'm not picky anymore as long as I'm not cooking or cleaning up. Pizza Hut's always a favorite because there's usually leftovers for Sunday Night so it's good for 2 meals! Next time...tag me for something better, will you, Marsel!!!


Marsel said...

Okay, okay, sorry...I suppose it's my fault that YOU'VE AVOIDED BLOGGING FOR WEEKS!!! (Okay, I'm done now.) I'd much rather be able to name three cornfields or three nice horse barns than three restaurants anyway!

The Horaks said...

Haha! I love reading your posts! :) I've never heard of Maxsells before...thanks for the tip on that one! Have you ever tried Fontana's in Iron Mt? Jordan and I went there for our anniversary last week. It was really good! It is kinda sad how hard it is to find a good restaurant around here, but I guess it keeps us from eating out TOO much! Heehee! ;)