Cajun French: la cuisine (la kū-zeen) – kitchen
Railroads built our country and we observe that heritage wherever we travel. Not only in towns and cities, but also in buildings. These railroad buildings are now home to a variety of businesses and some are even homes. The White Timber Logging Company operated in Boyne City, MI, in the late 1800s. One of their buildings built in 1899 is now home to Stiggs Brewery and Kitchen.There are over 30 taps at Stiggs yet not all beer is made by Stiggs. In addition to in house brews there are local cider, Michigan wine and beer from other Michigan breweries. For us, since we were at Stiggs, we had to have Stiggs beer. Laurie had to have anything heavy and dark while John enjoyed a lighter flavorful beer.
Of course we had to have something to go with our beers. The kitchen menu has quite a selection and we went local. Whitefish cakes served with a remoulade called our name. The cakes were served over a bed of mixed greens. The greens were fresh and crisp while the cakes were tender and warm. A match made in heaven.
In addition Beer Battered Grilled Cheese was enticing. It wasn’t so much the cheese but the bacon jam was the draw. The sandwich had pepper jack, American and provolone with bacon jam and diced pickled jalapeno. The sandwich was served with a cup of tomato bisque for dipping. The sandwich melted in our mouths and dipped in the soup just sent it over the top.
Our food paired well with our beers. Both were enjoyed at an outside table enjoying a cool fall afternoon.
It is always nice to spend time outside talking with locals and watching the goings on of a small town.
Happy travels and many adventures along your journey.