• Downtown Merchants Association



  • The DOWNTOWN MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION (DMA) is a group of brick & mortar business owners in the Gaylord, Michigan downtown-shopping district), that plans, organizes and executes shopping and community events for that district.

    DMA MISSION: Support brick and mortar businesses in the DMA district.   Increase customers and enhance the downtown experience through community and shopping events.   



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    Restaurant Week Signature Sponsors:

    Gaylord Area Convention & Tourism Bureau - Alliance Beverage - The Iron Pig Smokehouse - 45 North Media Inc, Eagle 101.5 (WMJZ)



    Restaurant Week Support Sponsors:

    LaSenorita Mexican Restaurants- Community Financial - Bennethum's Northern Inn


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    • Bennethum's Northern Inn

    $25 Dinner

    Three Course Meal

    First Course (choose one)
    -Tuscan Chicken Soup: White beans, fire-roasted red pepper, fine herbs ditalini pasta, cream

    -Italian Chopped Salad: Mixed greens, ceci beans, chopped egg, parmesan, crispy prosciutto, vinaigrette


    Main Course (choose one)
    -served with famous BNI bread & fresh market vegetable-

    -Lemon Chicken Schnitzel: Crispy chicken, lemon white wine butter sauce, fried capers, garlic spatzle

    -Crispy Asian Style Walleye: Panko-fried great lakes walleye, general Tso's glaze, spicy Chinese mustard, buttered Jasmine Rice, Asian greens, chopped scallions, toasted sesame

    -Classic Steak Diane: 6oz chuck tenderloin, signature seasoned & char-grilled, caramelized onions, garlic sauteed wild mushrooms, classic sauce Diane, smashed redskin potatoes


    Dessert Course (choose one)

    - Vanilla Espresso Creme Brulee: Classic Vanilla Bean Custard, Espresso Infusion, Caramelized Sugar

    -Chocolate Bourbon Bread Pudding: Family recipe bread pudding finished with house-made caramel sauce


    • Jet's Pizza

    $25 Dinner

    Special #1:
    1 Large Pizza with 2 toppings, Jet's Bread, Cinnamon Stix and a 2 Liter!

    Special #2:
    2 Large Pizzas with 2 toppings!

    $15 Lunch

    Special #1:
    1 Large Pizza with 2 toppings & Jet's Bread!

    Special #2:
    1 Large Pizza with two toppings and Cinnamon Stix!


    • The Bearded Dogg Lounge

    $25 Dinner

    Sauteed Arctic Char
    -Sauteed Arctic Char with citrus beurre blanc and crispy sweet potatoes

    $15 Lunch

    Spicy Bison French Dip
    -Shaved Bison Rib-eye with Poblano peppers, roasted red peppers, caramelized onions & chipolte jack cheese on a toasted baguette. 


    • BJ's Restaurant

    $25 Dinner

    Special #1:

    Appetizer, any menu item, ice cream sundae bar, non-alcoholic beverage (soda, tea, coffee), tax and gratuity.


    Special #2:

    Bountiful Buffet: dinner buffet (not valid on crab legs), your choice of beverage, tax and gratuity.


    $15 Lunch

    Special #1: 

    Chips & queso or chips and spinach dip, any menu item at $9.99 or lower, non-alcoholic beverage (soda, tea, coffee), tax and gratuity.


    Special #2:

    Best. Ever. Buffet.: lunch buffet, non-alcoholic beverage, tax and gratuity.


    • Coney Island Cafe

    $25 Dinner

    Greek Trio, Appetizer & Rice Pudding FOR TWO!
    (Three Greek Favorites)

    $15 Lunch

    Burger, Coney, Fries & Drink FOR TWO!
    (Lunch Lovers)


    • Michaywe Inn the Woods

    $25 Dinner


    Special #1:
    Any Signature Pizza plus a small one item pizza


    Special #2:
    Signature Top Sirloin Steak with two sides and a Happy Hour Appetizer


    • Panera Bread


    $25 Dinner

    Dinner for TWO
    (Two "You-Pick-2's" and two soft drinks, craft beverages, drip coffee or tea and one pastry or cookie.)


    $15 Lunch

    Premium Lunch Package
    (One "You-Pick-2" and one soft drink, craft beverage, drip coffee or tea and one pastry or cookie.)


    • Alpine Chocolat Haus

    $25 - Assorted Chocolat Box (24 pieces)


    $15 - Assorted Chocolat Box (12 pieces)


    • B.C. Pizza

    $25 Dinner:

    2 Large Pizzas - two items each, 1 order of breadstix and 1 two-liter.


    $15 Lunch:

    2 small Pizzas - 2 ietms each, 1 order of breadstix and 1 two-liter.


    • Porter Haus

    $25 Dinner

    16oz Ribeye
    (Comes with a choice of 2 sides.)


    $15 Lunch

    Sheperd's Pie
    (All of our lunches are under $15 so that is an entree item that we will special just for the restaurant week!) 


    • Tap Room 32

    $25 Dinner

    1 Entree, choice of: fish tacos, jalapeno burger or Greek gyro.

    1 small plate, choice of: bruschetta, southwest egg rolls or Asian lettuce wraps.

    Includes one adult beverage. (Wine or beer!)


    • Diana's Delights

    $15 Breakfast

    Breakfast for 2 with choices of: cheesy bacon skillet, multigrain pancakes or a traditional omellete.

    (Includes beverage - excludes juices.)


    • The Iron Pig Smokehouse

    $25 Dinner

    Special #1:
    3 Meat Sampler Platter FOR TWO!
    (Choose from: Ribs, Brisket, Pork or chicken. Includes: Beans, Slaw & Cornbread.)

    Special #2:
    Triple Play
    (Any Sandwich with any salad, plus desert!)

    $15 Lunch

    Special #1:
    2 Meat Sampler Platter FOR TWO!
    (Choose from: Ribs, Brisket, Pork or Chicken. Includes: Beans & Slaw)

    Special #2:
    Specialty Burger & Draft
    (Any burger with FREE upgraded side plus any 16oz draft!)


    • LaSenorita Mexican Restaurants

    $25 Dinner

    Combination Fajita FOR TWO & two small frozen margaritas!
    (Sizzling steak, chicken, shrimp or portobello mushrooms with beans, rice cheese, guacamole, lettuce, tomato, cheese and tortillas.)

    $15 Lunch
    (Monday through Friday 11 - 4)

    Any two lunch specials & two cups of Fideo Soup
    (Choose two: Two tacos, small wet burrito, two enchiladas, taco salad, chimichanga or chicken wrap. Beef Soup and tomato base with fideo noodles.)


    • Buffalo Wild Wings

    $25 Dinner

    Let's skip to desert!
    (Medium size boneless platter, a basket of fried, mini fudge cake and two fountain beverages.)

    Mmm! I love Appetizers!
    (Choose from four of our fan favorite appetizers, a medium size boneless platter and two fountain beverages.)
    Appetizer choices include: Chips & salsa, chili con queso, mini corn dogs or fried pickles.

    The Classic Burger Combo
    (Two classic cheese burgers, a select sharable from our fan favorites and two fountain beverages.)

    $15 Lunch

    I'm Craving Wings for Lunch!
    (Snack size boneless or traditional wing paired with fries, appetizer and a fountain beverage.)

    Classic Chicken Wrap & Appetizer
    (Grilled or crispy chicken wrap paired with fries, appetizer and a fountain beverage.)

    Classic Burger & Appetizer
    (Classic cheese burger paired with fried, appetizer and a fountain beverage.)


    • Sugar Bowl


     $25 Dinner

    Appetizers (choose one)

    -Arancini (fried risotto ball) over roasted vegetable romesco sauce topped with Parmesan cheese. 
    -Fresh Tomato Bruschetta served with fresh French bread 
    -Crispy Calamari with chipotle aoli 


    Entrées (choose one)

    -Mixed Grill Lamb and Teres Major with Mushroom Risotto and a Cabinet Demi Sauce
    -Chicken Mushroom Marsala over Linguine 
    -Tagliatelle Bolognese Slow cooked red meat sauce over Hand cut Tagliatelle pasta


    Dessert (choose one)

    -Grand Marnier infused crème brûlée
    -Chocolate Flourless Tort with Chantilly
    -New York Style Cheese Cake with House made Bourbon caramel


    $15 Lunch

    Appetizer (choose one)

    -Lemon Greek Rice Soup
    -Garden Salad
    -Caesar Salad

    Meal (choose one)

    -SB Burger
    -Perch Basket
    -Cod Basket
    -Homemade Chicken Pot Pie


    • Snowbelt Brewing Company

    $25 Dinner

    Special #1:
    Hoppy Duo
    (2 Beers, 2 Entrees)

    Special #2:
    Adult Hoppy Meal
    (1 Shareable and 2 entrees)

    $15 Lunch 

    Special #1:
    Greens & Dough
    (Pick any salad option with pizza selection)

    Special #2:
    Triple Combo
    (Pick any 1/2 salad with sandwich and soup)


    • Alpine Tavern & Eatery

    $25 Dinner

    Three Course Dinner
    (Beef brisket, beer battered perch or Tavern Ribs with the choice of a chef salad or appetizer and a dessert.)

    $15 Lunch

    Walleye Brie-LT Sandwich or Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich with soup or salad and a freshly baked cookie.


    • Jan's Deli

    $25 Dinner

    Special #1:
    (Feeds 4 - 6 and includes tossed salad and garlic toast. Need 3 hours notice.)

    Special #2:
    Chicken Alfredo
    (Feeds 4 - 6 and includes tossed salad and garlic toast. Nee 3 hours notice.)

    $15 Lunch

    Choose 2 lunches from the deli menu or daily special. Includes a fountain beverage or coffee & dessert.)


    • Mancino's Pizza

    $25 Dinner

    Pizza Special:
    (Large 2 item pizza, garlic cheese bread and a 2-liter.)

    Grinder Special:
    (1 full grinder, 1 half grinder and two medium drinks.)

    $15 Lunch

    Pizza Special:
    (Medium 2 item pizza and a 2-liter.)

    Pasta Special:
    (2 pasta orders and 2 lunch specials.)


    • Treetops Resort

    $25 Dinner

    (Great tasting Delmonico steak char grilled to order, topped with sautéed mushrooms and onions.)

    $15 Lunch

    Fish and Chips
    (Beer battered Alaskan Cod perfectly deep fried and served with a lemon wedge and tartar sauce.)

    Beef Pasty
    (Hot baked beef pasty topped with gravy & cheese curds, served with coleslaw.)

    BBQ Chicken Pizza
    (Topped with our house BBQ sauce, slices of grilled chicken breast, red onions and diced bacon.)


    • The Blind Squirrel

    $25 Dinner

    Appetizer & Entrée
    Seafood popper dip: (Cream cheese and sharp cheddar blend mixed with green chili’s and dices jalapenos, topped with crab & shrimp – served with crispy pita chips)
    10oz char grilled rib-eye (served with loaded baked potato & fresh vegetable of the day.)


    $15 Lunch

    Great lakes perch basket served with French fries and coleslaw
    (1/2 pound lightly breaded & sautéed served with lemon wedge, tartar sauce, French fries and coleslaw.)


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  • Restaurant Week- Wednesday, April 18th – Wednesday, April 25th, 2018


    What is it?:
    A week-long event following the Taste of Gaylord.
    This event allows Chamber Member Restaurants to showcase their restaurant as well as their menu.


    Here’s how it works:
    Chamber Member Restaurants will provide dinner for $25 and lunch for $15 with some establishments offering two for one pricing and drink specials.


    Punch Cards:
    All individuals involved receive a punch card and will be able to enter into a drawing if they visit 5 participating restaurants within the week.
    (You may turn in your punch cards at your fifth stop to any staff member to be entered into a prize drawing. Winners will be announced on Friday, April 27th on the Gaylord Chamber Facebook Page.) The back of the punch card will display all participating member restaurants.


    Taste of Gaylord will take place Tuesday, April 17th from 5:30 – 8:00pm at Treetops Resort Convention Center and will serve as the Restaurant Week Kick Off!

    There will be a Restaurant Week Table/Booth setup where Chamber staff will be distributing literature and punch cards  to attendees as well as answering any questions.