Food and beer suggestions for Jolly Pumpkin - Traverse City

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by drummermattie02, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. drummermattie02

    drummermattie02 Advocate (695) Texas May 10, 2009 Verified

    My mom is in the area visiting family and asked me whether I had any recommendations. Having never been myself, I figured I'd check here first to see a) whether there's any food they are well known for (e.g., pizzas rock, skip the sandwiches, steaks are surprisingly good for a non-steakhouse, and the like) and b) what kind of beers they typically have available. The online menu lists a couple, just wondering if there's a more up-to-date list/first-hand knowledge out there.

    Thanks in advance, ma appreciates it.
  2. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    I'm not certain on food at the moment, however everything they do is very, very quality. Their menu rotates seasonally. I will however say, if they have Noel De Calabaza, she has to have a glass of that. It's the perfect beer for the season, great chestnut flavor, not too funky, but nice.
  3. tommyz

    tommyz Advocate (565) Michigan May 28, 2007 Verified

    I second the post above..Noel de Calabaza is fantastic
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  4. drummermattie02

    drummermattie02 Advocate (695) Texas May 10, 2009 Verified

    Awesome, thanks guys.
  5. psykosis

    psykosis Savant (390) Indiana May 21, 2009

    Probably too late, but...

    They have almost all the JP beers at the pub, but they tend to be a couple dollars more than you'd see them in a store.

    Their food is REALLY good. My goto there is the cheesy BLT with truffle fries. SO good.

    If your mom is looking for suggestions for other food, I can give you some of those as well, just let me know what she likes.

    And if she is going to get bottles for you, have her go to The Beverage Company, where she can load up on things fom Founders (they have a lot of Bolt Cutter left), Dark Horse, Shorts, or whatever else. Their staff is helpful usually and could help her pick things out.

    Any TC questions, just drop me a BM. :)
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  6. Steimie

    Steimie Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 7, 2012

    White Pizza. Seriously.
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  7. drummermattie02

    drummermattie02 Advocate (695) Texas May 10, 2009 Verified

    Not too late, she's actually going this evening. Thanks for the helpful suggestions, I suspect a good time will be had.