SO YOU’RE FROM DA UP, EH? Michigan’s most wilderness-friendly residents have a very unique way of life — often hallmarked by these ten things.
Eat a pasty.
Not paste-ee, but past-ee. Pasties are everywhere in the UP. They’re the traditional food in the area; dough pockets full of meat, potatoes, rutabaga, really anything you’d like, and eaten with gravy or ketchup (depending on who you ask). Miners used to take them down into the mines for lunch because the food could safely be stored in their pockets and eaten by hand. Try Roy’s Pasties in Houghton for the widest selection, and The Pasty Oven near Iron Mountain or Kaleva Café in Hancock for traditional deliciousness.