As we prepare to take our leave of the U.P., it’s necessary that we make sure we partake of a quintessentially U.P. delicacy, the Pastie. This delicious complete meal in one neat pastry package pays tribute to the highly skilled hard rock miners from Cornwall England who came to work the copper mines in these parts, we’re not far from the Nonesuch or Old Victoria, and their wives who would prepare and pack these hearty meals in the miners’ lunch tins to heat over a candle and eat in the darkness of the mine at midday. Syl’s Cafe in Ontonagon, Michigan gets around the rutabaga or potato issue by including both. We ordered the mini version which was more than enough. But we still found a little room to share Syl’s Oreo Brownie Hot Fudge Sundae.

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