Specific Recs For Specific Areas Of The U.P.
Howdy. I'm not new to ch, but new to this board. I live in Chicago, but make several trips to Negaunee every year. When I'm there, I usually stay for five days or so at a time. Meals are usually made in home, some takeout from around town, maybe a sit down or two when we trek to Marquette.
Area 1: Negaunee / Ishpeming. What I'm looking for here is specif foods to try at specific places.
Examples: The bagels at Huron Mountain Bread Co, on Teal Lake Avenue next to the Burger King.
I absolutely LOVE their Jalapeno / Cheddar bagels. Anytime I visit, there is no doubt that I'm going for bagels.
Congress Pizza Thin Crust. Love their crunchy cracker style crust.
The loaded pizza bite thingies from Paisano's Pizza right on Teal Lake next to Pier Delights. jalapeno, bacon, bread, cheese - nuff said.
Iron Town Pasties - the extra spicy minis.
"Sponge Candy" - I've only seend this at the Snyder's pharmacy on Teal Lake Ave next to the Border Grill. It's like free form butterfingers. No idea why it's called "sponge candy."
Other than that, I'm not really sure about anything to seek out. I love to try new things. Been to Ralph's Deli, Border Grill, Tino's, and a few more places - nothing has really stood out as special. I'd really like to know about any specific things at places.
Area 2: Marquette. When we do get into the big city, it usually turns into a meal at Border Grill, Hudson's, or the Chinese place (Hunan something or other on M 28.) I really miss Los Tres Amigos, tho it was really nothing special, but more home cooked Mex than Border Grill by far. Been to Lagniappe, Vango's, Portside, and one of the Thai places - haven't found anything outstanding. Again, what I'm looking for is some specific dish to try anywhere. When I'm up this way, I'm not here for long, so I'm looking for a specific dish at a specific place for some good eats.
Breakfast / lunch / dinner - anything goes, but I'm seeking out SPECIFIC things to order. I eat generally anything, though I shy away from heavy dairy - but my dining companions do not, so I'd be happy to point them to a dairy focused food, and try some off their plate. I know you Yoopers eat something good somewhere, don't you?
106 N Main St, Ishpeming, MI 49849
I can't help you with Neg or Ish, but I've got a few specific recommendations for MQT.
I'm a big fan of our local whitefish, which comes fresh from the big lake. If you've never been to Thill's Fishhouse down on the waterfront - close to the old Lower Harbor Ore Dock - it's a real treat. I like to order Whitefish when I go to the Vierling, which is at the corner of Front and Main Street downtown. They prepare it a variety of different ways; I think my favorite is Picatta.
For more of this wonderful local speciality, I recommend the Whitefish Sandwich at the new incarnation of the New York Deli, which is at the corner of Washington and 7th Streets.
Another favorite dining place of mine is the Rubaiyat, which offers an appealing mix of Mediterranean/Middle Eastern and Indian dishes. They have good hummus. Some of my friends like the various lamb dishes. but when I go there I usually end up getting one of their Indian specialites like Dal or one of their curries. (The Rubaiyat is on Baraga Street downtown, next to the Food Co-op and the Children's Museum.)
My favorite dessert in Marquette is the Chocolate Raspberry Bombe Cake at the Landmark Hotel. It's a real decadent treat! If you do eat at the Landmark, check out the Lounge on the 6th Floor. You can order off the menu for either the informal Pub or the more formal Dining Room - and enjoy the nice views of Lake Superior as you eat. (I do think that the Landmark Pub has the best cheeseburger in town BY FAR.)
Hope this helps!
Thanks a bunch! I've wanted to try Rubiyat for a few years now but my d/c's are not very adventurous. Last time I got them close to trying it, we wound up at Lagniappe instead. Thill's is high on my list now. I have been to the Vierling and tried the whitefish which was not very special at all on the day I went, however, their clam chowder was memorable that day. All great recs - thanks again! I know the ppl I'll be with are big fans of NY deli, so I can try their whitefish sandwich for sure.