Saugatuck Summer (Saugatuck, #1) by Amelia C. GormleyOne summer can change everything
Hi, Iím Topher Carlisle: twenty-one, pretty, and fabulous. At least, thatís what I keep telling myself. But letís get real. Walking the fake-it-til-you-make-it road to independence and self-respect isnít easy. Especially since my momís a deadbeat alcoholic, and most of my family expects me to turn out just as worthless. Oh, and Iím close to losing my college swimming scholarship, so letís add ďdropoutĒ to the list.
My BFF has invited me to stay at her beach house on the shore of Lake Michigan. Thatíll give me one summer to make money and figure out what I want to do with my life. So of course I decide to have an affair with my BFFís married, closeted dad. Because that always works out.
Now Iím homeless, friendless, jobless. Worthless. Just like my family expects, right? Except thereís this great guy, Jace, who sees it differently. Heís got it all together in ways I can only dream ofóheís hot, creative, insightful, understanding. He seems to think I donít give myself enough credit. And if I donít watch out, I may start to believe him.
Change the name to M & M's Blue Star... - Blue Star Cafe & Ice Cream Treats
Most people know this restaurant as the Blue Star Cafe. It's classified as a Greek restaurant and you can get Greek food there but it's more Middle European with American dishes as well. Whatever it is, the food is fantastic. Talk about great home cooking - this is it. Throw in some burgers, outstanding home cooked breads, and tasty ice cream concoctions and everyone's happy. A fairly varied menu for such a modest looking place with extremely kind and wonderful servers. When we were there an elderly local gentleman came in for his ice cream and explained that he'd been unable to go to the bank that day and he'd stop in to pay the next day and the waitress brought out this large serving of ice cream and told him not to worry about paying that day - he probably hasn't paid for 20 years!
Seeing the Sights
THE M CAFE & THE MASSIVE TOY GALLERY x BANGAOR
We stopped in here one night for dinner. Collin was our server and was fantastic! We started with fries, curly fries, onion rings and cheese sticks. All of them came out piping hot and yummy. We tried gyros, chili and kid's cheeseburger. All of those
We were a party of six and out of those present, three liked, didn't LOVE their dinners, two were unimpressed and said it was so-so and one raved about his dinner. The waitstaff couldn't have been kinder, despite a glitch with their printer and it was nice that we could make a reservation. They have a limited menu and limited wine list. We also had main course of Eggplant Parmegiano, which was nothing like the traditional Italian version. It had sausages, goat cheese and the Parmesan cheese was only in the breading. No mozzarella at all.
Good food is available in towns up and down the Lake Michigan shoreline. There are surprisingly few restaurants on the waterfront, so if you have your heart set on a water view during your meal, make sure to look for "waterfront" or "overlooking the water" in our description. We've arranged our list running from south to north, from New Buffalo up to Whitehall and Montague. You can easily see what's available just up the road in a nearby town. Weekend brunch 10am-3pm. Fri-Sat ampm. Winter hours: Sun-Thu am-9pm.