Barb’s Pasties in Clawson – The Real Deal
A great pastie right here in Clawson Michigan. Oh it’s real – and it’s Barb’s Pasties & Pizza on Main Street in Clawson.
To be honest, I’ve driven by Barb’s a lot in my 22 years at WCSX…but did I stop? Nope. Not once. Even though I listen to Guy Fieri’s advice about slowing down and looking around, taking a chance on local places…but I never stopped.
Then we went on the air and talked about Barb’s – and your calls/texts/emails were overwhelming – YOU GOTTA GO! So Friday after work I swung into Barb’s and met Holly and Eric (Barb’s son):
So how was it? Here’s my video review:
Bottom line. I’ve spent a lot of time in the UP of Michigan (my son went to Michigan Tech)…and we always stopped for Pasties. Barb’s was just as good – and their carrot cake? good lord…that’s dangerous.
I can’t recommend this place enough. The people. The fresh ingredients. Brought a smile to my face. A great pastie right here in Clawson Michigan.
How important is the #pasty in Michigan? Check out this festival in the Upper Penisula all about the pasty.
The annual Pasty Fest returns to honor the unique cultural cuisine of the Upper Peninsula. It takes place in the village of Calumet within the Keweenaw Peninsula and is set to host the Pasty Olympics on August 19, scheduled from noon to 4 pm. According to the festival’s website, the new event is “probably a world’s first.”
Alongside the festival’s longstanding baking contest and pasty eating competition, this year’s festivities will introduce Olympic-style challenges that infuse a strongman-like essence into the Pasty Fest. These events are designed to pay homage to the history and heritage of pasties and Keweenaw’s copper mining legacy.
Among the fresh additions, the Pasty Relay presents teams with the task of racing against each other to craft a gigantic pasty. To achieve this, they employ pool noodles as rolling pins and utilize mops for applying an egg wash. Awards will be presented for the quickest completion time, the most visually appealing creation, and the most imaginative team costumes.
More pasty festivities
Simultaneously, participants in the newly introduced Pasty Pull will confront the challenge of channeling the sheer power of pasties as they try to haul a truck down a 100-foot track along one of Calumet’s historic streets in the shortest time possible.