For dinner we drove to Muskegon, greeted by a plant’s smokestack at city limits. The Hearthstone restaurant is a destination worth the scenic ride in. Despite being in operation for over thirty five years, the menu was current- Etta’s strawberry basil mojito was served in a modern stemless glass. The cheese both in my soup and in potato gratin was good. That the cheese soup is garnished with cheese balls and cheesy popcorn is the best. Despite high standards the kitchen does not take itself too seriously. I had the walleye with in season succotash and mashed potato. Etta had the steak and cake. I even liked the crab cake, despite the ocean being so far. A restaurant has to do a lot of things right to stay in business for thirty five years- the Hearthstone does details. The beer and wine list changed just two days before our dinner. Patio was well shielded from highway by plants. The service was on point and casual. For dessert Etta got a Tuaca and I got Michigan blueberry bread pudding with vanilla ice cream. And a chocolate mousse pyramid.