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Now that Michigan restaurants are open for dinner again, Forrest and Nicole continue to offer frozen pasta (pre-order online and pick up Thursdays between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.), but are trading take-out dinners in exchange for a happy hour menu with cocktails and wine by the glass every Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Stop by, reservations are not required for happy hour. The dining studio also has an on-site wine store, which offers natural and organic wines (open Thursdays and when Forrest and Nicole are rolling pasta dough; drop by if you’re in the area). Each bottle has a note with culinary pairing suggestions, making it easy for anyone to select a complementary combo.
What I ordered (and loved): Ravioli stuffed with ricotta. For his homemade ravioli, Forrest makes ricotta with milk from Moomers Farm dairy, adding basil, black pepper and chives. I accompanied my pasta, topped with rosemary goat cream, with a bottle of Loveblock, a New Zealand sauvignon blanc. 408 S. Union St., Traverse City
Pssst! The oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are amazing. Don’t leave without an order. (Each order contains two cookies; I don’t recommend sharing. Everyone, get your own!)