Escanaba, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, is a great place to enjoy some delicious local foods. The waterways and wildlife aren't the only attractions; locally owned restaurants, vineyards and breweries are a big draw. Sample the local award-winning microbrews or explore the region's finest vintages. Abundant delicacies pair well with your beverages.. The pasty, basically a portable beef stew, is a savory, flaky pie that dates back to its mining roots in Cornwall, England. Any dish with freshly caught fish is worth a try too. Other highlights are the jams, jellies, and preserves made from the berries grown nearby. The thimbleberry jam is unique to the area and is a perfect pairing with the hot fresh bread served alongside it in Escanaba cafes and bakeries.