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I-75: Flint to Sault Ste. Marie, MI--chow wanted

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I-75: Flint to Sault Ste. Marie, MI--chow wanted

Jim M | Apr 22, 2008 07:15 PM

Spring is here, Michigan hounds and other users of I-75, and this means only one thing: going "up north"--at least as far as we can with gas prices at current levels. I'm sure we all have tales of fast food, half-frozen pasties, and other disastrous meals on the road to the U.P. Can you help save us from eating any more?

I'll start. Today, on the recommendation of other hounds, I ate at the Big Eazy in Flint Township. Taking the Corunna Rd. exit in Flint, you go maybe two miles west on Corunna, and it's on the left. I had a blackened catfish with a great tomato cream sauce that had scallops and andouille sausage in it--it was called Big Eazy sauce. They had several fresh fish and an oyster bar. I'll have to try it again, and my cardiologist is going to be hurt and angered, but it was very decent New Orleans-style food, which is notoriously hard to find in these parts.

Any place else, in Saginaw? Bay City? Grayling/Gaylord? West Branch? Mackinaw City/St. Ignace? I think the key is to get away from the highway.

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