Old Paint, New Eatery, and A Corned Beef Omelet
By Ken DeLaat
I had the opportunity once again to work the annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day at the Road Commission this past Saturday.
While I am convinced each year that any and all rusted paint cans have been purged from our fair county they tend to reappear in droves each year to the point of drawing a fishes and loaves comparison for their perpetual continuity.
It’s always a good crew recruited by Drain Commish Dale Twing and his office assistants. We empty trunks, pickup beds, back seats and trailers of some of the most intriguing sets of solvents, baskets of batteries, plenty of propane tanks, gas cans, fluorescent bulbs, containers of oil, sharps, outdated meds and almost anything one could imagine.
And paint. Enough paint to channel the Cover The Earth ads by Sherwin Williams.
In return volunteers get coffee donuts and pizza at lunchtime.
And the knowledge of our part in ridding our piece of this peninsular paradise of some nasty stuff.
It’s always a good trade.
It looks like there will be a lakeside eatery arising from the ashes (literally) in the not too distant future.
I gotta say, there is something about a lakeside dining experience, particularly when one can motor up to the locale in a watercraft, pull into an available docking area, and enjoy a dinner with a boat ride home.
Dining experiences on water, while not plentiful, can be found along most of the coastline area that surrounds our state.Dockers in Muskegon delivers that Key North vibe during the more pleasant months with a mixture of boaters and land arrivals.
Inland lake sites are a bit more scarce. Particularly those that are equipped for boat traffic.
Ever since the fire that took away the restaurant along the north shore of Hess there has been a buzz about the possibility of a rebuild. A buzz that extended far beyond lake residents.
Now the folks from “Smuggler’s At North Shore” have put up signs that not only indicate their intent to build, but included on the signage is a design of what is yet to come on the site.
It looks pretty cool from the image and once they open their doors (and docks) I am certain they will enjoy the kind of popularity a lakeside establishment of epicurean excellence deserves.
And perhaps the planes that once landed on ice or water will return to grab a quick bite before returning to flight.
Speaking of pleasant places to dine we met friend and occasional N3 scribe Charles Chandler at Hit The Road Joe for breakfast on Monday. They have adjusted their hours to coincide with summertime and now will be serving up their wonderful eats Thursday- Monday from 8am-2pm with Friday Night BBQ from 5-7pm and of course Saturday night Pizza from 4-8pm. With the weather taking a turn for the better the deck is open, the gardens are becoming radiant and the critters will be doing their wandering about in their domicile.
And if they happen to have the corned beef omelet on special?
Go for it.
Trust me on this.
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