• 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.   



  • Taste of Gaylord

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  • Taste of Gaylord is one of the premiere events held each year by the Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce. Premium Chamber Member restaurants take part in this extravaganza of culinary delights by showcasing some of their finest Tastes of Gaylord.

    Tickets are required for this typically sold out event. A portion of proceeds from the event are awarded to a local student studying culinary arts or hospitality management in the form of a scholarship.

    The Taste of Gaylord will take place on Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 from 5:30 - 8:00pm at Treetops Resort Convention Center.


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    Bobby Flay Event Sponsors:

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan - The Iron Pig Smokehouse - 45 North Media Inc, Eagle 101.5 (WMJZ)​



    Rachael Ray Beverage Sponsor:
    Alliance Beverage

    Guy Fieri Entertainment Sponsors:
    Safelite AutoGlass  

    Mancino's Pizza

      Paula Dean Photo - Booth Sponsor:
    Awakon Federal Credit Union




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  • Participating Restaurants Include:

    • The Iron Pig Smokehouse

    - Smoked Chicken White Bean Chili

    - Baby Back Ribs

    - Smoked Salmon Caesar Salad
    (Slow smoked Canadian Salmon served over greens tossed in our house-made Caesar dressing.)

    - Smoked Cherry Chocolate Mock-tini
    (Godiva chocolate virgin martini smoked with cherry wood.)


    • Alpine Tavern & Eatery

    Pulled Pork Tacos
    (With pickled onions, cilantro, black bean & corn salsa with spicy slaw.)

    Polish dogs
    (With onions and peppers on a pretzel bun.) 


    Alpine Chocolat Haus

    Assorted Chocolat's! 


    • Jet's Pizza

    -Various Pizza in bite sizes

    • Buffalo Wild Wings

    - Chili Con Queso
    (Our Fan Favorite Appetizer of our queso cheese, chili and corn tortilla chips.)

    - Boneless Wings
    (Our Award Winning Boneless Wings spun in our signature Honey & BBQ sauces.)

    - Chocolate Cake
    (Our signature chocolate fudge cake.)


    • Mancino's

    - Garlic Cheese Bread
    (Two slices of our baked bread covered with garlic butter and our four cheeses.)

    - Pizza
    (Four cheese blend of mozzarella, muenster, white cheddar and provolone.)

    - Brownies


    • Michaywe Inn the Woods

    - Tuna Carpaccio 
    (Ahi Tuna Wakame Salad with Wonton Crisp.)

    - Tender Steak Bites

    - 3D Chocolate Cheesecake
    (Cheesecake with an Oreo crust covered in chocolate ganache.)


    • Treetops Resort

    - Spinach & Feta EnCroute
    (Spinach and feta cheese wrapped in a pastry crust.)​

    - Wild Mushroom Brie Chicken Seashell Pasta
    (Chef sauteed with with mushroom brie sauce and chicken.)

    - Treetops Forest Cherries Jubilee
    (Chef flambe over chocolate ice cream.)

  • Participating Restaurants Include:

    • BJ's Restaurant

    -BJ's famous Artichoke & Spinach Dip with seasoned pita points

    -Carving station featuring Beef Brisket and Sea Salt Encrusted Prime Rib

    -Assorted Desserts


    • Coney Island Cafe

    - Flaming Cheese, OPAH!
    - Gyro, Coney Dogs & Chili
    - Rice Pudding


    • La Senorita

    - Mexican Chicken Wings
    (Wings deep fried with original house sauce)

    -Shredded Beef Empanadas with Gravy
    (Shredded beef deep fried in a flour tortilla)

    -Corn Ships & Salsa
    (Chunky Medium Salsa & Green Mild Salsa)


    • Sugar Bowl Restaurant

    - Mushroom Marsala
    (Sauteed Mushroom in Marsala wine sauce over linguine)

    - Sugar Bowl's Famous Raspberry Pie


    • Panera Bread

    - Cinnamon Crunch Bagels
    (Freshly bakes bagel made with cinnamon and vanilla flavored chips to flavor the dough and topped with a sweet, crunchy shell of cinnamon and sugar.)

    - Asiago Cheese Bagels
    (Freshly baked bagel made with chunks of asiago cheese baked inside and topped with more asiago.)

    - French Baguettes
    (Freshly bakes bread with a slightly blistered crust and a wine-line aroma.

    - Petite Chocolate Chippers
    (A traditional favorite, freshly baked and made with semi-sweet chocolate chunks & milk chocolate flakes.)


    • Otsego Resort



    • Porter Haus

    - Beef Jerky Dip

    - Cajun Charred Ahi Tuna with Pineapple Salsa

    - Bacon and Red Pepper Mac and Cheese

    - Tequila Lime Cheesecake


    • B.C. Pizza

    - Bread Stix w/ Sauce
    (Freshly baked garlic bread stix served with our signature red pizza sauce.)

    - Square Pan Pizzas
    (Our awesome square pan pizza topped with pepperoni or chicken parmezeti cut into appetizer size portions.)

    - Cinnamon Stix
    (Freshly baked bread stix covered in cinnamon and icing.)


    • Gaylord Community Schools Culinary Arts Team

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    Surprising you with a plethora of tasty treats!



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    The event will include a beer tasting featuring:

    • Arbor Brewing Company & Saugatuck Brewing Company by Alliance Beverage Distributors

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    • Petoskey Brewing & Frankenmuth Brewery by Fabiano Brothers Beverage Distributors

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    • Snowbelt Brewing Company

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    Punch cards available for only $10! (5 tastings)

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