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The Pasty Wagon

Corner of 8th Street and Munson Avenue
Traverse City  Michigan  49684
United States
(231) 313-0100
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Midwest Living Review

George Hendrix
Walk-around food ranks as a key element in the culinary scene of any resort area, and Bill Walker's pasties add a unique Michigan flavor to the Traverse City menu.

Brought to northern Michigan as a lunch-box staple of 19th-century Cornish immigrant miners, pasties remain a hearty, incredibly filling regional treat that many visitors look forward to sampling. In his bright yellow trailer along M-72 in east Traverse City, Bill Walker crafts particularly juicy, delicious versions of the half-moon meat-and-potato (and rutabaga) pies. Bill, who founded one of the city's first brewpubs in the 90s, now keeps his hand in the food industry using a recipe from his Upper Peninsula family. His plan is to hook first-timers with a hot pasty, then send them home with a cooler full of the frozen pies. For $5 you get a pasty and all the napkins needed.

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