502 W. LOOMIS ST. LUDINGTON, MI
TUES - THUR 4:30PM - 9PM | FRI & SAT 4:30PM - 10PM

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 MEET LYNDA & CHEF DAN

LYNDA MATSON | PROPRIETOR

Lynda Matson has been involved in the Mason County business and education community for nearly 20 years. Her latest venture will begin in May when she opens the door to Crown & Cork, a waterfront kitchen and bar located at 502 W. Loomis St., formerly known as PM Steamers.

Lynda is a 1997 graduate of Mason County Central High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations and advertising from Grand Valley State University, along with a master’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in leadership.

She began her local career as the director of customer service for Lake Michigan Carferry Service, which owned the SS Badger. She was quickly promoted to vice president. She then spent two years as the director of the West Shore Community College Business Opportunity Center before she was hired as the director of Career & Technical Education for the West Shore Educational Service District, overseeing 550 students and 14 programs for high school juniors and seniors in Mason, Lake, Oceana, and Manistee counties. She spent five years in that position. She left that position to focus on raising her three children and spending sometime re-focusing her life. 

“This restaurant has been an institution in Mason County for many years, but it was time to change it up, I wanted it to have a new brand, to let people know that while we appreciate our past, it’s time to look toward the future.”


DAN BROOKS | EXECUTIVE CHEF

Executive Chef Dan Brooks will lead the kitchen team and promises to create some new culinary experiences diners.

“We will feature locally grown items whenever they are in season, and I think customers will be really happy with what we are preparing for them.”

Dan has worked in the restaurant industry since he was a teenager. He was formally trained at the Culinary Institute of Michigan, operated by Baker College in Muskegon. He has worked in restaurants in Muskegon, Holland, Chicago, and most recently, was executive chef of Timbers Restaurant in Ludington before starting his own restaurant consulting business.

Chef Dan is planning a menu that features, among other items, eggplant rollatini, butternut ravioli, shrimp and grits, lamb meatballs, roasted beets, and roasted bone marrow. It will feature burgers and wraps as well. 

Join us for a waterfront lunch, or dinner in a new casual atmosphere.

LYNDA MATSON


PROPRIETOR

Lynda Matson has been involved in the Mason County business and education community for nearly 20 years. Her latest venture will begin in May when she opens the door to Crown & Cork, a waterfront kitchen and bar located at 502 W. Loomis St., formerly known as PM Steamers.

Lynda is a 1997 graduate of Mason County Central High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations and advertising from Grand Valley State University, along with a master’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in leadership.

She began her local career as the director of customer service for Lake Michigan Carferry Service, which owned the SS Badger. She was quickly promoted to vice president. She then spent two years as the director of the West Shore Community College Business Opportunity Center before she was hired as the director of Career & Technical Education for the West Shore Educational Service District, overseeing 550 students and 14 programs for high school juniors and seniors in Mason, Lake, Oceana, and Manistee counties. She spent five years in that position. She left that position to focus on raising her three children and spending sometime re-focusing her life. 

“This restaurant has been an institution in Mason County for many years, but it was time to change it up, I wanted it to have a new brand, to let people know that while we appreciate our past, it’s time to look toward the future.”


DAN BROOKS


EXECUTIVE CHEF

Executive Chef Dan Brooks will lead the kitchen team and promises to create some new culinary experiences diners.

“We will feature locally grown items whenever they are in season, and I think customers will be really happy with what we are preparing for them.”

Dan has worked in the restaurant industry since he was a teenager. He was formally trained at the Culinary Institute of Michigan, operated by Baker College in Muskegon. He has worked in restaurants in Muskegon, Holland, Chicago, and most recently, was executive chef of Timbers Restaurant in Ludington before starting his own restaurant consulting business.

Chef Dan is planning a menu that features, among other items, eggplant rollatini, butternut ravioli, shrimp and grits, lamb meatballs, roasted beets, and roasted bone marrow. It will feature burgers and wraps as well. 

Join us for a waterfront lunch, or dinner in a new casual atmosphere.