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The Bakery Shoppe Muffin

#20 – Surrender to Your Sweet Tooth at The Bakery Shoppe

Exactly one block off the beaten path through Iron Mountain sits The Bakery Shoppe. Did you skip breakfast? You could spend five bucks for a McDonald’s greasy number whatever or $2.25 on one of The Bakery Shoppe’s huge muffins, which are not only healthier but keep those lunch time hunger pangs away much longer. A […]

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#15 – Get a Taste of the Coast at Seafood Fest

How does this sound? You’re sightseeing in downtown Marquette when suddenly; blues music rises up from the harbor. A distant crowd cheers and laughter unfurls into the evening. Interest piqued, you stroll down to see which festival is going on this weekend (Marquette has festivals abound) and just as you sneak a peek at the […]

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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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Brown Fisheries Fish House

#8 – Eat Fresh at Brown Fisheries Fish House

Do a Google search for “Brown Fisheries Fish House” and you’ll find five star ratings from sites like Urbanspoon, Yelp and TripAdvisor. They’ve also been written up in The New York Times, The Detroit Free Press and various other national publications. Not bad for a little family owned restaurant in Paradise, Michigan. The fish Brown’s serves […]

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Jampot Jams

#2 – Snag a Slice of Heaven at the Jampot

The Jampot – A Unique Bakery in the Keweenaw My wife and I had each heard rave reviews from friends about The Jampot prior to our trip to the Keweenaw, but no one could remember exactly where it was or what it was called. And we’d heard that monks ran the place. Monks! That right there made […]

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