Is Great Lakes whitefish better than lobster? This Eastern Shore native thinks so -- and downed four huge whitefish sandwiches during a week's vacation in Petoskey. He wanted more.
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It's a tiny place, tucked in the Clock Tower Plaza on Michigan Route 119, just a mile north of U.S. 31 in Petoskey, Mich., not far from the Upper Peninsula. In a week's visit there on the shore of Lake Michigan, we ate at Scalawags four times. It would have been seven had it not been for my wife's insistence that we eat something other than whitefish and that on her vacation she see something besides a parking lot at the dinner hour.
But that's nothing. Pat Treado, a Pittsburgh chemist, told me his father-in-law goes to Scalawags
every day on holiday. One day Mr. Treado tagged along and was, to employ a fishing term, hooked. "Look," he explained, "the food is simple but great and a place this good has a special charm." So you see: I'm not the only one.
And that's not the only Scalawags, which has two other locations: Traverse City and Mackinac City. The fish is brought in four times a week from Big Stone Bay.
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