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Slim’s takes top pasty prize

Don’t call it beginner’s luck.

In their first year participating as a food vendor at Pasty Fest, Slim’s Cafe in Mohawk took home the top prize in a crowded field.

Just before 4:00 PM Saturday, Shelby Wiinamaki and Sandra Isaacson could be seen with the coveted golden pasty trophy, where Keweenaw Report caught up with them. Isaacson says two things are the key to a great Cornish delight.

Butter in our crust. We use real butter, and only butter. And then putting a little bit of garlic in our pasties.

Just check your breath afterwards.

Main Street Calumet passes along a list of winners from the other competitions. Guy Tober and Bob Knuttila were tops in the horseshoe contest. Sean from Wisconsin scarfed down three pasties in just five minutes, tying a previous mark in the eating competition for first place this year. The inaugural Pasty Fest Rutabaga Curling Tournament was won by a team named The Costumes. The colorful squad included mascot Cousin Jack, and his compatriots Onion, Rutabaga and Sack of Potatoes!

A striking blue Mustang was one of many classic car entries.

For the car show, the owners and the people split on best vehicle. Paul Hella’s ‘53 Ford Gasser won the former, with Keido Klobuchar’s ‘57 Chevy Bel Air getting the nod in the latter. A flea market, foam party, and parade were also part of the festivities.

Bubble, bubble, no toil, and fun, instead of trouble at the foam party.

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