Grab a pasty, the iconic dish of Michgian's Upper Peninsula, and you've got a pretty good idea what to expect - beef (maybe chicken) in a pastry with root vegetables like potato, rutabaga, carrots and onion. Expect something different at Joe's in Ironwood.
Northern Michigan is particularly well known for its ghost towns, remnants of the mining industry around Houghton and the Keweenaw Peninsula. But the story of Pauline, Michigan, is the story of a town no one remembers.
Okay we get it, some northern Michigan locations don't have much of a population. A little hamlet like Toivola can claim a post office if not much else, but its USPS outpost looks like little more than a tiny house cut in half.