+1 on Goodale's. We'll be at Aune Osborn (Sault Ste Marie) on the week of July 4th. There's a restaurant/pub right down the street named Antlers that supposedly has several hundred stuffed/mounted wild animals. Anyone ever been there ? Is the food any good ?
Yes. So/so. It doesn't matter, the Soo has a paucity of good food joints. You can only eat so many Clyde burgers.
We have eaten at Antlers Restaurant/Pub at the Soo, MI a few times and yes, the food is quite good and the place is loaded with antlers on the walls and stuffed animals. Almost right across the street from a private tight site CG (not Anne Osborn). Depends on what kind of food you like also.
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The very popular Smokehouse Restaurant in Chase, MI (west of US-131 between Baldwin and Reed City and about 90 miles north of us) is totally engulfed in flames as I type. What a shame! Very good food but it's probably very over cooked right now...
EDIT Anerobes are bacteria that live in an oxigen deficient environment. Fish live in such an environment. (under water). Smoking may not destroy such bacteria but they can't multiply in an oxygen rich envronment. A vacuum sealed bag provides an oxygen poor environment that promotes anerobe growth.
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I second the pasties - LOVE them. First thing I look for when we get up to the UP, which is not often enough. I think they were originally a lunch for miners who needed an easy to pocket meal that would warm them up and 'stick to the ribs'. Every once in awhile, my mom surprises us and bakes up a batch.
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In Houghton there is the Suomi Bakery & Resturant. It serves the standards plus Finnish items as well. It is off the main street towards the river. Small place with goo breakfast. They do sell sticky rolls also.
We always stop at Gustafson's Smoked FIsh along US2 heading along the north shore of Lake Michigan towards the bridge. Also agree with the other posts regarding Munising - several places there. It makes for a great snack to eat sitting at a beach (although we have eaten in the truck as we drive - a bit of a mess & smells).
If you're heading west on US-2 out of St. Ignace you'll pass through a very small burg called Bevort (about 25 miles west of the Bridge). Slow down or you'll miss it, but on the left (south) side of the road there is a little store that sells smoked whitefish as well as other smoked items. If you see the store, but can't see where to park, just pull over to the right side of the road, there is a small parking area there. We've gotten smoked whitefish there several times and it's great.
You can also find smoked white fish dip/spread. My wife used to work with a Native American from St. Ignace and he had this great smoked whitefish spread recipe. Hmmmmm, good! You may also find some smoked whitefish spreads in some stores in the U.P. Get it, it's great on crackers.
If you want some fresh caught fish, white and otherwise, and are in Marquette check out Thill's. It's located right in the downtown area near the harbor. You'll see a formerly used iron ore loading dock in what is called the Lower Harbor. Thill's is right next to that on the water. I used to live in Marquette and we always got fresh caught whitefish there.
If you're in the U.P. for a while you might check out some of the Friday night fish frys in the local towns. Often times they will offer up fried whitefish. Check first, but some places offer that or walleye. I'm not a perch fan, but many people love them too.