Grab a pasty, the iconic dish of Michgian's Upper Peninsula, and you've got a pretty good idea what to expect - beef (maybe chicken) in a pastry with root vegetables like potato, rutabaga, carrots and onion. Expect something different at Joe's in Ironwood.
Heading north to the Upper Peninsula is a summertime tradition for anyone from West Michigan. It's a long trip and all that time on the road can work up an appetite.
Make your next road trip to the U.P. a delicious one with our map of places to stop for a pasty along the way.
Words are a universal thing that have universal definitions, but sometimes depending on where you are in the world those words can have completely different meanings.
Michigan is a unique place with many things that make us stick out from the rest of the country, including certain words...
Steve found a BuzzFeed quiz that determines whether or not you are a true Michigander by asking you about your knowledge of some local foods.
Before we get into everyone's results, let's just give a little background info.
Connie was born and raised in Michigan but left to move around the country in her 20s, only to return a few years ago...
I'm a Yooper, born and raised. And as such, I was basically born with a pasty in my hand, so I was pretty pumped to learn that there's another place to pick up a pasty right here in Grand Rapids!
Previously, the only places I had found that offer my favorite food from my motherland were Marie Catrib's (but only on Tuesdays), Riverhouse Ada, and frozen at some Meijer stores in the area. But now, yo