Match 1: Keweenaw Pasty Challenge
The first match-up of the Keweenaw Pasty Challenge pits Houghton’s favorite purveyor of pannukakku against our dark horse pick to the north. It may be the start of Round 1, but we’ve got a real thriller brewing. But first, let’s get a hot take on how this tournament is going to shape up:
Suomi Home Bakery & Restaurant
Suomi Home Bakery & Restaurant is probably best known for their Finnish cuisine, great breakfasts and friendly service. Located in downtown Houghton with easy access to the Keweenaw Waterway, this restaurant’s a hit with Tech students, locals and tourists alike. With their steady volume of foot traffic and local reputation, Vegas would have Suomi as the slight betting favorite. But what about their pasties? Described by one reviewer as “beefy” with chunks of potato and rutabaga, Suomi features a flaky crust and amazing portion sizes. Not game for a monster pasty? Why not try their pasty “sliders”?
TripAdvisor Pasty Review
But insiders advise spectators to avoid taking Suomi’s competition lightly: The Mohawk Superette. Based on the Instagram and Facebook comments, this small town grocery store has a passionate fan base looking to make some noise. This little store has a little bit of everything, and their pasties have been drawing north bound travelers off Highway 41 for decades. As pointed out by one of our Facebook friends, The Mohawk Superette is the only contestant located in Keweenaw County. Plus, their pasties have been mentioned in the New York Times Magazine. Not too shabby for a grocery store in Ahmeek.
Facebook Pasty Review
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