Stories tagged: "food"


Wendy's is the sixth most common fast food restaurant in Michigan, according to data compiled by Stacker.
20 Most Common Fast Food Chains in Michigan

Stacker compiled a list of the most common chain restaurants in Michigan using data from the Friendly City Lab at Georgia Tech.

A Kewpee restaurant in Lima, Ohio. (Scott/Wikimedia Commons)
Why do Michiganders Love Olive Burgers? Where Did They Come From?

Mid-Michiganders and those from the west side of the Mitten have a particular preference for olives on hamburgers

The "deliciously different" bottling plant at 4501 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Source: HistoricDetroit.org
The History of Vernors — and the Boston Cooler

If you’re like many Michiganders, when you get sick, you reach for the Vernors as a home remedy for just about every ailment. Perhaps, then, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that America’s oldest surviving ginger ale was the creation of Michigan’s first licensed pharmacist.

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The History of Mackinac Island Fudge

Arguably Michigan’s most well-known food, Mackinac Island fudge is so famous, we have a name for the tourists who flock to the island specifically to swarm the fudge shops — fudgies.

The "deliciously different" bottling plant at 4501 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Source: HistoricDetroit.org
The History of Vernors — and the Boston Cooler

If you’re like many Michiganders, when you get sick, you reach for the Vernors as a home remedy for just about every ailment. Perhaps, then, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that America’s oldest surviving ginger ale was the creation of Michigan’s first licensed pharmacist.

Check Out These 17 Comfort Food (& Beer) Festivals Happening This Summer in Michigan

Beer, Brisket, Bacon, and… Bologna? Coming to you hot all summer long.  MICHIGAN — There’s something particularly delightful about wearing your comfy pants to a summer festival, where you feast on locally sourced comfort foods from the comfort of a picnic table. Come on, you know you want to. June Lansing Beer Fest (Lansing) When:...

Source: The Original Zip Sauce
The History of Mario Lelli’s Zip Sauce

As Michiganders, we put onions on hot dogs, olives on hamburgers, and snack on Polish donuts in February. But have you ever wondered why? In our Michigan Moments: Food series, we’re checking out the history behind iconic Michigan foods and beverages. This is the fourth article of the series. Look for a new one every Wednesday! MICHIGAN—Though...