When chef John Larson and his family moved from Chicago to Traverse City last spring, he soon realized that getting a table at a downtown restaurant was a bit difficult at times.
"There weren't enough restaurants," says Larson. "I noticed every single place was on a two-hour wait during the summer months."
That was good news for the entrepreneur from Chicago.
Just over a year later, Mama Lu's is now open for business just in time for the busy summer months in Traverse City.