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#38 – Grab a Burger at the Thirsty Whale!

The Thirsty Whale in Norway, MI is definitely one of the Upper Peninsula’s hidden gems. It’s well known to everyone in the Norway / Iron Mountain area as the best place to get a burger, but if you’re not from the area you could easily blow past it without stopping. Let’s make sure that doesn’t […]

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#32 – Excellent Food and a Peek Into the Past at the Michigan House Cafe & Brewery

A step into the Michigan House Café & Brewery in Calumet is a step back in time. A gorgeous 19th century mural covers the ceiling above the bar, the bar itself looks as though it’s been there for over a century (and in fact, it has) and just about every other detail has kept its […]

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#30 – Dinner with a View at L’Attitude Cafe & Bistro

L’Attitude Cafe & Bistro For all of our 1,700 or so miles of shoreline in the Upper Peninsula, we sure don’t have much for waterfront dining. (I know, I know… winter.) At any rate, the fact that these prized establishments are so few and far between make stumbling upon a swanky waterfront bistro like L’Attitude […]

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#18 – The U.P. Fall Beer Festival

The U.P. Fall Beer Festival is a crazy good time. Upon entry you’re handed a handful of beer tokens to be exchanged for sampler size portions of Michigan Beer. And then you’re faced with one tough decision… Where do I start? Multiple tents host more than two dozen brewers serving well over one hundred and […]

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#14 – Fall in Love with the Falling Rock Cafe & Bookstore

It’s tough to imagine a better coffee shop than the Falling Rock Café & Bookstore in Munising. Yes, really. I’ve lived in Australia, Los Angeles, Laguna Beach, and Madison, WI. And I like coffee shops. I’ve been to lots. And holy crap, this is a good one! They’ve got over 30,000 new, used, and rare […]

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#6 – Quench Your Thirst at the Norway Spring

The Norway Spring in Norway, MI Wouldn’t it be nice if there were an artesian well near you that bubbled up crisp cool water 24/7, always tempting you to swing by and take a drink? Wouldn’t it also be nice if the well were right on the side of the highway so you could pull […]

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