Joe's Pasty Shop (Ironwood, MI)
While on vacation at the end of July we took a half-day trip that included a stop at Joe's Pasty Shop
, on W. Aurora Ave. in Ironwood, MI.
It's not a big place and the presence of the ATM is because of the cash-only policy. The small photo on the back wall at the far left, across from the putter, is of PGA pro Steve Stricker; while we were sitting in our booth I kept thinking, "That photo looks like it could be Steve Stricker", and sure enough I was validated when I checked it out. But what made it really interesting is that it's an autographed photo, and when I asked about it I learned that he married a local girl and apparently she has some connection to the shop as well. And to further cement the "it's a small world" theme, we live less than 10 miles from and our younger daughter lives in Edgerton, WI...Steve Stricker's hometown!
A regular pasty is made with ground beef, potatoes, and onions. I hoped that it wouldn't be too oniony and that the onions wouldn't be too textural, and was very happy to find that the flavor was mild and they were virtually undetectable when it came to chewing. Very good and very filling!
At Joe's a Cornish pasty is a regular pasty plus rutabagas, and a Finnish pasty is a Cornish plus carrots. This is our daughter's Finnish pasty and she liked it very much. Joe's also makes frozen specialty pasties and she bought one made with elk and one made with camel. Yes, camel meat...my favorite cut is the appendage at the end of the foot.
So if you ever happen to find yourself in Ironwood, do yourself a favor and "eat at Joe's"!
post edited by ScreamingChicken - 2018/08/09 23:45:59