Despite growing up in Metro Detroit and spending my college years in Ann Arbor, I had never been to Downtown Plymouth until this past weekend. It's about half an hour from my home, so my family and I decided to make a short visit to walk around the downtown and have dinner.
The downtown is surrounded by single-family homes on quiet-looking residential streets. Unfortunately, the weather was cold for April (and hopefully it was the last cold weekend of this year), so we did not walk around the downtown as much as we would have liked.
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|Stella's Black Dog Tavern|
Despite their love for their chicken strips and fries, my daughters' favorite part of the meal was when Ostendorf stopped by the table to give them two small plush Bernese mountain dogs to take home (I can also attest to the sturdiness of the toys since my own dog has got hold of them twice already and has not destroyed them . . . and she destroys everything).
After dinner, it was time for dessert, and Plymouth has a few options near each other on Main Street: Kilwin's, Cupcake Station, and Alpine Chocolat Haus. We skipped Kilwin's, even though we love their ice cream, because our daughters wanted cupcakes. We got two cupcakes--cookies and cream and chocolate salted caramel--at the Cupcake Station to go and thoroughly enjoyed them.
We also stopped at Alpine Chocolat Haus because it looked incredibly good from the street. Alpine opened in Gaylord. They make their chocolates in Gaylord, and they have three other shops in Michigan where they sell their treats. They also have online ordering.
|Candied Apples at Alpine Chocolat Haus|
Now that I know Plymouth is a great Michigan town, I look forward to visiting again. I hope to have a little warmer day to walk around and plan to visit some new restaurants. But I would be happy to visit Stella's Black Dog Tavern again, and I wouldn't leave town without another bag of chocolates.
|So much chocolate. So little time.|