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Small Batch’s Superior Sandwich

For a truly entertaining dining experience, look no further than Small Batch at the Cupola in Harbor Springs. A combination catering biz, bakery, and full-service cafe, Small Batch is the brainchild of proprietress and full-blown foodie, Lauretta Reiss. A former designer-turned-artistic chef, Reiss has a flair for style that truly sets her space — and culinary creations — apart. “For me, it means that every aspect of dining and baking tells a story,” she tells Northern Express. “That’s what makes the restaurant really unique.” Now in its seventh year of service, Small Batch changes its offerings with the season and features local produce whenever possible. The real summer catch right now: the Superior sandwich. It starts with a house-made bun and Lake Superior whitefish that’s caught and delivered three times per week, then cooked up crispy yet tender. From there, this towering sammie is stacked with garden-fresh leaf lettuce and tomato and finished with remoulade and a scratch-made bread-and-butter pickle. Drooling yet? Pile some thick-cut fries on your plate, and you’ve got lunch fit for a discriminating local. Head up to Harbor Springs and reel in your own for $17. Find Small Batch at the Cupola at 340 State St., in Harbor Springs, Michigan. (231) 242-4686, www.smallbatchharborsprings.com.
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Short's Brewing Company's Mosa

Since its inception in 2004, Short’s Brewing Company has prided itself on its cutting-edge mastery of craft beer. So when chief innovation officer Tony Hansen discovered an untapped passion for cider in his staff, a new drink endeavor was a no-brainer. Enter Starcut Ciders. Founded in 2014, Starcut combines the expertise of Shorts’s seasoned brewers with the abundance of local Michigan produce — not to mention the occasional dash of mad science — for a line of truly defining hard ciders. Featuring three core pours for general distribution, plus a litany of rotating seasonal draughts, Starcut has a cider to please every palate, from cider connoisseur to the casual drinker. For our taste, Mosa is the real MVP. A refreshingly fizzy combination of Starcut’s dry-fermented Pulsar cider and acid-cutting orange juice, this lower-ABV option packs all the pop of a Mimosa, but with none of the prep. Available year-round in single- or mixed-variety six-packs, Mosa’s got your next brunch bagged. Suggested pricing: $10.99 per Mosa sixpack. Find it at your local grocer or at Short’s Bellaire Pub at 121 N. Bridge St., in Bellaire. (231) 498-2300, www.starcutciders.com.
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