Thanks to all of you who took the time to nominate your favorite Osterias, Trattorias and Ristorantes in our search for Michigan's Best Italian Restaurant. Overall we received more than 150 nominations! And now we need to start working on a list of finalists. That means we need your help one more time. Beginning today you can vote in our 10 regional polls. Be sure to scroll down this post to find your region. The regions are listed in this order:You are allowed to vote in all the polls.
The search for Michigan's Best Italian Restaurant is well underway as we get ready for you to vote starting Monday (Oct. 16, 2017). As we have done on our previous searches, you'll help us pick a winner in each poll and then we'll select other finalists throughout the state. Amy Sherman and I will hit the road (beginning Oct. 23) to discover hidden gems, dine at some of the state's best-known eateries and sample the variety of regional Italian cuisine in Michigan.
MACKINAC ISLAND, MI - I spent a couple days on Mackinac this week, and it was absolutely gorgeous. I ran into some friends, hiked a new path, had breakfast at my favorite spot, indulged in fudge, spent some time on Grand Hotel's famous front porch and even had a Rum Runner at the Pink Pony. This is a great time to go because most of the stores on Main Street have great deals and hotels offer discounts.
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