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You're right about Faygo Red Pop. There other flavors are pretty good too. At least they don't bottle "Turkey and Gravy" like Jones

Don't forget about Vernor's with cream/milk or Vernor's with chocolate. Many years ago, when the Vernor's plant was downtown, you could visit and have one of these.

If you don't care for coney island hot dogs, you can always get one "loose." That is ground beef with chili over it.


Rutabega in the pasties?

God save us all.


Fun post! Makes me miss my home state. But you've never had my aunt's homemade pasties. Hers are fabulous - flaky crust, filled with meat, potatoes, carrots (and no rutabega) and I put ketchup on them.

Michigan also has good apples.


OMG Lisa you forgot the FUDGE...!!! Mackinac Island fudge in Particular .. Shame on you girl ! lol
And the pasties aren't so bad, you just need to find a place that makes good a good one....( www.jeankays.com ) also Veggie pasties are good too..


from someone who grew up all thier early life to end up moving to Indiana for 5 years and then back to Michigan, I'd have to add BETTER-MADE potato chips. Couldnt get em in Indiana. and my wife Ann, well one of the first things she looked forward to besides the BETTER-MADE, was a sub from O'Conners deli in brighton.


If I remember right, Michigan is #3 in the country for Blueberry production. And we are famous for apples and God Bless the Howell Melon!!! So, I would have to say Fruit is a biggie.


Lisa! You go on and on about Michigan culture and the only rocker you can think to name is Bob Segar. What about The Motor City Madman? Does Ted get a mention? The crazy assed, totally clean right wing rockstar from Detroit... Uncle Ted, Ted Nugent. Surely you've heard of him?!?!? *Grin*

- Martin


I agree on Leelanau wines ,I live up north (Leelanau) . The only Good wine is cherry wine mixed with Grape wine from Elk rapids Michigan.

I made Cherry Salsa ,Cherry Jam etc. for
5 Years at a Company that closed called carp river trading.

By the way a Coney is a Nathans Kosher hot dog with
saurkreut and Mustard.

A pastie is a Finn Traditional Dish.

They Did not have wheat flower at Wales.

Nice Blog any way................


how i miss my,my,my michigan. boy what i won't do for ao faygo red pop and a coney

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