A Matter of Taste is built around an outstanding reputation of creatively catering and the ability to produce dream weddings, elegant parties, and inspirational corporate events. Our team of experts are exceptional because of their passion to service a seamless culinary experience.
Matter of Taste is located in Ellsworth, Michigan at a legendary facility known as Tapawingo. This intimate venue sits on a breathtaking, lakefront property located less than 45 minutes north of Traverse City. Exceptional dining experience and remarkable natural surroundings, quickly becoming one of the most sought after wedding ceremony locations in northern Michigan.
The combination of exceptional dishes, experienced chefs and the beautiful property make your every decision “A Matter of Taste”.
This three generation family dream nestled in the heart of beautiful northern Michigan is a must-stop destination. Grab fresh farm-to-table style breakfast or lunch from our Cafe, a handmade treat from our Bakery, or choose from a wide variety of locally-made foods and goodies that make great snacks! Sit inside, on our back porch, or at our outdoor picnic tables while the kids play on the playground and visit our friendly goats. Don’t forget to check out our house-made specialty foods in our Marketplace and our ever-changing, unique gift and souvenir selection in our General Store. We welcome you to eat, shop, and play – the Friske way! Not Your Average Fruit Stand – Since 1962.
Bakery, wine tasting, gift shop and much more. Stop in and shop for all your fresh baked goods, gifts, orchard offerings and more.
Closed in the Winter
Coming soon – Spring of 2020
This beautiful new wedding/event space located on the south arm of Lake Charlevoix features 5,200 square feet of waterfront event space with 300 feet of Lake Charlevoix shoreline.
Renovated Victorian Inn, Located Uptown Near Lake Charlevoix, Shopping, Docks, & Snowmobile Trails. Proud Recipient of the 2005 East Jordan Area Renaissance Award. Landmark of East Jordan. Located Uptown near Lake Charlevoix, Shopping, Docks & Snowmobile Trails.
HOURS: Open Daily… Mon.-Sat. 8am-3pm; Sun. 8am-2pm; Supper by Appointment
Casual Fine Dining, Tasting Menus, Custom Menu Planning, Hors d’Oeuvres, SPECIALTY: Weddings, Showers, Receptions & Other Special Occasions.
SEATING: 60 – Additional Seating Available
UNITS: 4 Suites and 7 Bed & Breakfast Style Rooms
Bowling Alley … Hamburgers, Pizza, Paninis, Sandwiches, Dinners
HOURS: 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 a.m.
SPECIALTY: Hamburgers, Pizza, Paninis, Sandwiches, Dinners
Casual Dining, offering Seafood and Southern Style BBQ, Cocktails available in two bars. Also a 7 room Bed & Breakfast.
“In April 2004 Short’s Brewing Co. opened it’s doors in the Village of Bellaire. Beer was the mission and liberation was the movement. The philosophy was to bring an appreciation of craft beer to Northern Michigan with product education and creativity. Today, Short’s Brewing Co. continues the effort to educate and liberate consumers. We believe in the power of the smallness and take pride in our hands on, “mom-and-pop” approach and the energy we put into the quality of our beer, food, staff, customers and facilities. We love what we do and where we live, and have a passion for supporting and enjoying the natural resources all around us. http://www.shortsbrewing.com“
Raven Hill Discovery Center is a regional science and technology center. It is located on 157 acres in a rural area of northwestern Lower Michigan next to the Little Traverse Conservancy’s Raven Ridge Nature Preserve. It is also a cultural, historical and art center. Raven Hill Discovery Center is the only place in northern Lower Michigan where children and adults can link science, history & the arts with hands-on activities and explorations both indoors and outdoors. Connections emerge through classes, exhibits and facilities that provide opportunities for all ages to learn, create, grow and play. The Center is located between East Jordan & Boyne City, just off C-48 at Pearsall Road. Can’t make it during regular hours? Call to schedule an appointment at your convenience. For more information, phone 231-536-3369 or toll free 877-833-4254 or email email@example.com. You can also check the Center’s website: http://www.RavenHillDiscoveryCenter.org for more information.
Serves Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Cocktails – Hours vary by season – Famous for the daily breakfast buffet sure to carry you over until dinner. Fresh coffee, juice bar, omelets, waffles, French toast, meats & pastries.
SEATING: 280 with Mountain View
1950’s Soda Fountain, Hand Dipped Ice Cream in downtown East Jordan shopping district.
SPRING HOURS: Noon – 9:oo p.m. –
SUMMER HOURS (start June 9) – Noon – 10:00 p.m.
SPECIALTY: 1950’s Soda Fountain, Hand Dipped Ice Cream
SEATING: 10 Inside; More Outside
The Landing Restaurant offers indoor and outdoor lakeside dining. The menu has a unique blend of old favorites, local ingredients, and new items. There is a full bar, boat slips available for guests and great views of the Ironton Ferry. The Landing Restaurant is located a short, yet beautiful drive from Charlevoix, East Jordan, Boyne City and Ellsworth.
Featuring Heatherwoods Golf Course, The Bistro Restaurant, Charlevoix Fitness Health Club, and Wedding and Event hosting at Shanahan’s Barn, Northern Michigan’s most unique event venue.
Charlevoix Country Club is open to the public.
A premier wedding barn and event venue in Northern Michigan. Located in East Jordan, Michigan, Jordan Valley Barn is a short distance from Gaylord, Charlevoix, Petoskey, Boyne City and Traverse City. Just one mile from Lake Charlevoix, this beautiful venue overlooks the Jordan River Valley and is surrounded by hundreds of acres of nature preserve. Jordan Valley Barn provides a beautiful outdoor ceremony site with seating for 250 and a majestic 4,400 square foot barn, creating an elegant yet rustic setting for both ceremony and reception use. A unique feature about the Jordan Valley Barn wedding venue is the 3,000 square foot 4 bedroom/4 bathroom Guesthouse on site. This prime destination is perfect for celebrating your special day.
For more information: http://www.jordanvalleybarn.com/
Broasted Chicken & Fish, Sandwiches, Ice Cream
HOURS: Summer only – 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
SPECIALTY: Broasted Chicken & Fish, Sandwiches, Ice Cream
Service Time: Sun. 9:00A.M.
Children’s Sunday School 9:15 after Children’s Moments.
Ecumenical Women’s Bible Study – Thursdays at 9:00 a.m.
Pastor Craig Pahl (517) 262-4595
Castle Farms of Charlevoix is one of Michigan’s premier historic tour attractions and destination wedding venues. This beautiful French Renaissance castle built in 1918 features soaring stone towers, romantic courtyards and magnificent gardens, plus Norm, the Castle’s very own dragon! Museum quality collections showcased throughout the Castle include antique toys, castles, and royalty memorabilia from around the world. The Castle’s Outdoor Model Railroad is the largest in Michigan, with 68 G-scale trains steaming across more than 1/2 mile of track. The Castle also provides the perfect venue for weddings, proms, corporate events, or private parties. Open year round, Castle Farms is listed on the National and State Historic Registries.
Our clubhouse / restaurant / bar is open and we are serving food and drinks. Full dinner menu including prime rib ,shrimp,and fish on Fridays. Our golf course is walkable and soon we will be allowing carts.
Please come out and see us soon!
Golf Course … Driving Range … Snacks…Restaurant
HOURS: 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Casual Dining and Friday Fish Fry, Friday and Saturday Prime Rib, Full Menu
Make your up north vacation the best one ever. Spend the day exploring the countryside and small towns and villages along C-48 the Breezeway.
The C-48 Breezeway is a well known scenic route connecting Atwood, Ellsworth, East Jordan and Boyne Falls. Not only is it the fastest route from point A (Atwood) to point B (Boyne Falls) but this 25 mile scenic rural ride is sure to please everyone. This scenic route offers everything from spectacular views, award winning cuisine, nature preserves, orchards, attractions, artisans, and much more. C-48 The Breezeway signs clearly mark its route through beautiful forests and valley vistas, drumlin carved hillsides dotted with orchards and various lakes along its way. Visit the website at www.ridethebreezeway.com
Lighted Parade – Entry Forms
Lighting of the Community Tree
Chamber Annual Meeting/Dinner/Auction
Saturday, January 25, 2020
RSVP to the Chamber Office
You do not need to be a Chamber Member to attend
AREA FESTIVAL & EVENT DATES – 2019
E.J. Sno-Mobile Club Breakfast – Sunday’s, 7:00 AM – Noon, December – March
Holiday Community Night – Thursday, December 5, 2019 – Soup Cook-Off, Tree Lighting, Light Parade
Atwood Christmas – Saturday, December 7, 2019
Ellsworth Wood Shoe Holiday Festival – Wednesday, December 11
East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting/Dinner/Auction – Saturday, January 25, 2020
39th Annual Sno-Blast Winter Festival – February 21 – 23, 2020